MHA Bylaws

Article I - Name
Article II - Purpose
Article III - Membership
Article IV - Dues
Article V - Organization
Article VI - Meetings
Article VII - Quorum
Article VIII - Amendments
Article I - Officers
Section I
The officers of the Michigan Handball Association shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Tournament Director.

Section II
The officers of the Michigan Handball Association shall be elected during the Spring General Membership Meeting. A majority vote of those members present shall be sufficient for election.

Section III
The term of office for each elected officer shall be for two (2) years, beginning the September after the election.

Article II - Duties of Officers
Section I
The President shall call and preside at all regular and special meetings of the Association and to appoint regular and special committees.

Section II
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in his absence and perform such duties as may be assigned him by the President.

Section III
The Secretary shall record all minutes of all regular and special meetings. He shall send out all notices of meetings and keep on file a copy of all correspondence by the officers of the Michigan Handball Association.

Section IV
The Treasurer shall receive all money of the Association; keep a record of all assets and debits and disbursements. He shall report the financial condition of the Association at each scheduled business meeting.

Section V
The Tournament Chairman shall have overall responsibility for the direction of all MHA Tournaments.

Article III - Committees and Chairmen
Section I
There shall be an Executive Committee, composed of the officers of the Association. The Executive Committee shall meet monthly to deal with problems as they arise. The meetings are open to the general membership.

Section II
The Executive Committee shall appoint a chairman. As needed, to the following Committees:
  1. Awards
  2. Court Construction
  3. Equipment
  4. Fund Raising Projects
  5. Handball Development
  6. Kill Shot Newsletter Editor
  7. Lansing Committee
  8. Membership
  9. MHA Directory
  10. National Magazine Articles
  11. Publicity
  12. Rules and Referees
  13. Social
  14. Webmaster
Additional committees may be created by the Association or the Executive Committee.
Article IV - Chairmen and Their Duties
Section I
The function of each individual Chairman shall be to recruit and direct a committee in his assigned program area.

Article V - Dues and Fees
Section I
Annual membership dues shall be set by the Executive Committee.
  1. The membership year will run from September to September.
  2. Tournament fees shall be set by the Executive Board.
    1. Only Michigan Handball Association members may participate in the MHA scheduled tournaments.
Article VI - Voting
Section I
Only active, paid-up members of the Association shall be permitted to vote or hold office.

Section II
Voting for the Officers of the Association shall be done by secret, individual ballot.

Section III
Voting on all other business of the Association may be done by a show of hands by the active members present at the meetings.

Section IV
A majority of those active members present at all meetings shall decide all issues of the association.

Section V - Proxies
The President of the Michigan Handball Association shall be entitled to vote a proxy which has been effective for use at the time of the meeting at which it is presented.

Article VII - Amending the By-Laws
Section I
A Two-Thirds majority of the members present at a general meeting is needed to amend the By-Laws.


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