MHA Constitution

Article I - Name
Article I - Name
Article II - Purpose
Article III - Membership
Article IV - Dues
Article V - Organization
Article VI - Meetings
Article VII - Quorum
Article VIII - Amendments
The name of this organization shall be the Michigan Handball Association.

Article II - Purpose
To promote growth of the sport of handball in the state of Michigan By:

  1. Conducting a full schedule of four wall (indoor) and three wall (outdoor) tournaments for the members of the Michigan Handball Association.
  2. Cooperate with other agencies, such as the United States Handball Association, Y.M.C.A., A.A.U. and recreational agencies.
  3. Conduct at least one clinic per year, indoor and outdoor.
  4. Cooperating and consulting with political bodies and athletic outlets who may wish the advice of the Michigan Handball Association.
Section I
To encourage and promote the establishment of chapters within the Michigan Handball Association.

Section II
To develop and encourage a personal code of conduct among members of the Michigan Handball Association.

Article III - Membership
The members of the Association shall consist of:
  1. Those players who have paid the yearly membership dues.
  2. Those interested non-players who have paid the yearly membership dues.
  3. Persons who have been granted honorary membership because of significant contributions to the sport of handball. Such members shall have a voice at meetings, but shall not be eligible to hold office or vote.
Article IV - Dues
Dues for active membership in the Michigan Handball Association shall be paid annually, the year to run from September to September.

Section I
The amount of dues shall be determined by Executive Committee.

Section II
A participant who wishes to play in the scheduled Michigan Handball Association tournament must first pay his yearly membership dues.

Article V - Organization
Section I
The officers and Executive Board of the Michigan Handball Association shall be:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Tournament Director.
Each office to be for a period of two (2) years. President and Secretary will be elected in odd number years. The remaining officers will be elected in even number years.

Section II
The election of officers shall take place each year at the Spring General membership Meeting.

Section III
The President shall appoint a nominating committee of three (3) active members to present a slate of prospective officers. Nominations from the floor will be accepted also.

Section IV
The President shall fill any office vacated by resignation, etc., by appointing a qualified and interested person to serve out the term of office, subject to approval of the Executive Board.

Section V
In the absence of the President, the Vice-president shall preside at all scheduled meetings of the Michigan Handball Association.

Article VI - Meetings
Section I
The officers of the Michigan Handball Association shall meet monthly to discuss and plan for the benefit of the Association members. These meetings are opened to the general membership.

Section II
The Executive Board of the Association shall conduct at least two (2) general membership meetings, one to be held prior to the outdoor season and one to be held prior to the indoor season.

Article VII - Quorum
Ten percent (10%) of all active members in good standing shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Association.

Article VIII - Amendments
Section I
Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing by at least fifteen (15) active members of the Association and shall be presented to the members at one of the general membership meetings.

Section II
Amendments may be added to the Constitution by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members.
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