Lincoln Quarterback Club By Laws
ARTICLE I - ORGANIZATON
Section 1 - Status and Name
This organization shall be a non-profit Corporation, in the State of Florida. The name and address of this organization shall be:
Lincoln High Quarterback Club, Inc.
3838 Trojan Trail
Tallahassee, FL 32308
All correspondence and business transactions will be in this name.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
Section 1 - Educational and Charitable
The purposes, for which the Lincoln High Quarterback Club is formed, are exclusively educational and charitable within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE Ill - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 - Eligibility
Parents and friends of all present or past student athletes, former athletes and other interested persons who desire membership shall be eligible for membership in the Quarterback Club.
Section 2 - Dues and Categories
Memberships are valid from June 1 through May 30 of the following year.
Membership categories are as follows:
a. Corporate Membership $300 per year
b. Golden Trojan Family $250 per year
c. Golden Trojan Single $150 per year
d. Green Sponsor $100 per year
e. Booster/Alumni $ 50 per year
Section 3 - Ex-Officio Members
The head football coach, the Principal and the cheerleader sponsor shall automatically be considered ex-officio members of the Quarterback Club.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICER ELECTIONS
Section 1 - Officers
Officers shall consist of a President, First (1st) Vice President, Second (2nd) Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. There shall be such committee chairpersons, as the President shall appoint from time to time. The general management of the affairs of the Corporation shall be vested in the officers of the Corporation. The officers shall have specific responsibility to audit bills and disburse the funds of the Corporation, carry on correspondence and communicate with other associations of the same interest, and do any and all other things necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of the Quarterback Club.
Section 2 - Nominating Committee
A nominating committee will be established each year at the first March December Quarterback Club meeting for the purpose of assisting in the selection of officers for the following year. This committee shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors.
Section 3 - Election of Officers
A slate of proposed officers shall be presented by the nominating committee at the first January April Quarterback Club meeting. Nominations shall be accepted from the floor for consideration along with the slate proposed by the nominating committee. The new officers shall take over their duties at the first regularly scheduled meeting following election of new officers.
Section 4 - Term of Office
The new officers shall be announced at the annual football awards banquet; or, if no banquet is held, shall be announced at the event where the presentation of awards shall take place. Newly elected officers shall take over their duties at the first regularly scheduled meeting following the annual football awards banquet; or, if no banquet is held, following the presentation of awards. Officers shall serve for one year and not for more than two years consecutively.
Section 5 - Eligibility
Only those members of the Quarterback Club who have paid their annual dues shall be considered members in good standing and eligible to hold office or to vote in elections unless this provision is waived by the Board of Directors.
Section 6 - Voting
Voting shall be by secret ballot at the April second meeting in January meeting. There shall be an election committee of three appointed by the President on the day of the election of officers, The duties of the election committee shall be to pass out the ballots, collect the ballots, count them, and the chairperson will read the final count to the Quarterback Club.
ARTICLE V - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1 - President
It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all regular and special meetings of the Quarterback Club and at all Board of Director meetings. The President shall perform all of the duties of the office, shall appoint all committees and committee chairpersons and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The President or 1st Vice President shall also co-sign all contracts, checks and distributions.
Section 2 - Vice President
The 1st Vice President shall act as President in the event of his/her absence, death or incapacity and shall assume his/her duties for the balance of the President's term unless replaced by the Board. The 2nd Vice President shall act as 1st Vice President if the 1st Vice President assumes the position of President. The 2nd Vice President shall act as President in the event of the 1st Vice President absence, death or incapacity and shall assume his/her duties for the balance of the President's term unless replaced by the Board.
Section 3 - Secretary
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all regular and special meeting and all Board meetings and to maintain the minutes of those meetings to become a record of the activities of the Quarterback Club compiled into permanent form. The Secretary shall also prepare and maintain a record of all correspondence of the Quarterback Club.
Section 4 - Treasurer
It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all money due to the Quarterback Club, deposit same in a place approved by the Board and maintain a permanent record of all financial account of the Club. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Quarterback Club only for the purposes approved by the Club. The Treasurer shall present a statement of account at all regular meetings and at other times as requested by the President or Vice Presidents to do so. The accounts of the Treasurer may be audited by a committee approved by the President. The Treasurer shall be the co-signer, along with the President of 1st Vice President, on checks and other documents requiring official signatures, except any check or contract in excess of $250, shall require the prior approval of the members or an affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors in the interval between regular scheduled meetings while transacting emergency business.
Section 5 - Contracts Requiring Membership Approval
Any contract, check or obligation in excess of $250, shall be submitted to the meeting of the members of the Quarterback Club and the affirmative vote of a majority of members present at such meeting shall be deemed the action of the entire membership of the Corporation.
ARTICLE VI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1 - Makeup
The Board of Directors shall consist of five officers and one at-large member plus two ex-officio members, (Head Football Coach and Cheerleader Sponsor) of the Quarterback Club. The at-large member shall be recommended by the officers and members and approved by the membership.
Section 2 - Duties
The duties of the Board shall be to transact emergency business in the interval between regularly scheduled meeting.
Section 3 - Quorum
The majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4 - Meetings
Meetings of the Board shall be held as needed.
ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS
Section 1 - Regular Scheduled Meetings
Regular meetings of the Quarterback Club shall be held August through December January, each Monday except when that day falls on a recognized holiday (unless otherwise provided by the Club or the Board). May March through July meetings shall be held monthly on the first Monday or each month.
Section 2 - Quorum
The members present at each Quarterback Club meeting shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of voting on any business that needs to be transacted.
ARTICLE VIII - REMOVAL OF OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS
Section 1 - Removal
Any officer may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the membership. Any Director shall be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Board.
ARTICLE IX - DISSOLUTION
Section 1 - Residual Assets
In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the Club will be turned over to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Section 501 (c) (3) and 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding Sections of any prior or future Internal Revenue Code, or to Federal, State, or local Government for exclusive public purpose.
ARTICLE X - ACTIVITIES
Section 1 - Prohibited Activities
The Lincoln High Quarterback Club shall operate in full support of the school's football program. Notwithstanding this, or any other provision of these Articles, the Club shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (1) a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United State Internal Revenue law or (b) a corporation contribution to which are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or any other corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS
Section 1 - Procedures
The bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regularly scheduled meeting. Such amendments may only be recommended by the Board of Directors and shall be presented in writing and read at the regular meeting prior to the time of voting. These "Bylaws", were adopted in accordance with an affirmative vote of a minimum of two-thirds of members present at a duly scheduled meeting of the Lincoln High School Quarterback Club, Inc., on April 17, 2000, and amended on November 19, 2001 and again on August 2002.