Pennridge-Quakertown Sports Hall of Fame Constitution & By-Laws

Article 1.         NAME

Pennridge-Quakertown Area Sports Hall of Fame

Article 2.         OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE

To perpetuate the memory of individuals who have brought lasting fame and recognition to our area. An organization of individuals who have performed or been a part of any sports activities in our area, irrespective of race, sex, color or origin.

Article 3.         MEMBERSHIP
All sports-minded individuals who are of good moral character shall be eligible for membership.

Article 4.         OFFICERS
The Officers shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
They shall be elected by the Board of Directors
Vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Directors.

PRESIDENT:  Shall preside at all meetings of the organization and appoint all committees.

VICE PRESIDENT:  Shall assist the President and perform all the duties of the President in his or her absence.

SECRETARY:  Shall keep minutes of all the meetings; keep roll of membership;  keep roll of Board Meeting attendance; issue all notices of meetings; be custodian of all the organizationís property.

TREASURER:  Shall be responsible for the accounting of the organizationís funds.  The monies so received shall be deposited in the Quakertown National Bank to the credit of the organization.  All monies issued for disbursement shall be co-signed by both the Treasurer and another officer of the Board.

Article 5.         BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                        Shall consist of sixteen (16) Members (including officers), eight (8) from the Pennridge area and eight (8) from the Quakertown area. Election to the Board of Directors for those terms that have expired shall take place every two (2) years with Directors elected to serve a term of four (4) years.  If an existing Director would be unable to complete his or her term, the remaining Directors would nominate and vote on a replacement Director at the next Board Meeting.  The newly elected, replacement Director would then finish the remaining term of the retired Director.


Constitution & By-Laws

To stay in good standing each Board Director is expected to attend, in full, a minimum of 50% of announced Board of Directorís Meetings.  If any Director does not comply, that Director can be voted off the Board, prior to that Directorís term expiration, by majority vote of the Board during any formal, pre-announced Board Meeting.

Article 6.         MEETINGS
                        Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President.
                        General Membership Meeting shall be held during the fourth quarter of the calendar year.

Article 7.         ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Call to Order
  2. Reading of previous meeting minutes by Secretary
  3. Treasurerís Report
  4. Communications or Correspondence
  5. Committee Reports
  6. Old business
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

Article 8.         ELECTION
Directors shall be nominated and elected at the annual Membership Meeting. The Officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors after the annual membership meeting and shall serve for a period of two years or until their successors are elected.  Officers shall be selected from the Board of Directors. Majority vote shall prevail.

Article 9.         DUES
Annual dues shall be a nominal fee set by the Board of Directors. All dues shall be paid on or before the membership due date in the first quarter of the calendar year and shall be good until the next membership due date the following year.

Article 10.       COMMITTEES
The President shall appoint committees as are deemed necessary.

Article 11.       AMENDMENTS
These by-laws may be amended at any annual Membership Meeting of the organization by a vote of the majority of all members present, provided that notice of the proposed amendment(s) have been formally mailed at least ten (10) days prior to any such membership meeting. The written notification will be sent to all members and Board of Directors at their last known address.

Addendum 1

Veteranís Committee

The Veteranís Committee of the Pennridge/Quakertown Sports Hall of Fame is a subcommittee within the HOF whose purpose is to assure that we have not forgotten deserving possible inductees from the past.To be considered, a person must have been out of high school for 50 or more years.The Veteranís Subcommittee must have at least three current Board Members on it from each school.The name of the person they choose must be presented by the deadline for the regular nominees and must appear on the ballot.The subcommittee does not have to present a candidate every year nor is it necessary for both schools to have a candidate each year.If there is a Veteranís Committee nominee, they go on the ballot but do not replace anyone who is voted in that year.


                                                               April 2014