In order to be successful, an organization must have a set of operational guidelines or rules by which the members govern themselves. Each Club Sport should develop a constitution suited to the practical operation of that particular club. General provisions (club name, purpose, dues, meetings, officer elections & duties, qualifying regulations) should provide for the internal need of the club. Specific provisions (membership, eligibility, qualifications, officer qualifications, voting quorum, and amendments) should insure fulfillment to the CSA Clubs Charter guidelines.
• The constitution must be easily interpreted, so that the club can operate consistently from year to year.
All constitutions must contain statements regarding the following:
--The purpose, to include the general goals, objectives, direction of the group. --A definition of membership requirements (including a disciplinary process). --A listing of officer titles, duties, and requirements.
--Quorum requirements for conducting official business.
--The process for accessing dues and fees.
- The Club Sports Executive Council must approve any changes to the constitution.
Club Constitutions are to be updated and submitted on a yearly bases (see pg. 3 for due date).
A SAMPLE CONSTITUTION GUIDE CAN BE FOUND ON THE CLUB SPORTS WEB PAGE FOR REFERENCE.