Article I -Name
Section I - The name of
this club shall be KOSAIR GOLF CLUB
Article II - Purpose
Section I-The purpose of
the club shall be to give the members of Kosair Temple
an opportunity to join together in fellowship in the
great game of golf; to support and cooperate with the
Potentate of Kosair Temple; to enhance the image of
Shrinedom so that all may see and appreciate that great
Article III - Authority
Section I - This club is
organized and exists only by and with the consent of the
Potentate of Kosair Temple and said Potentate shall have
the right to change, cancel, annul or reverse any action
or policy of this club.
Section 2 - All official
correspondence directed to the Potentate of Kosair
Temple shall be prepared in triplicate, one copy will be
sent directly to the Recorder of Kosair Temple; the
remaining copy will be place in the Kosair Golf Club
files maintained by the Secretary.
Section 3 - An initiation
fee of $25.00 shall accompany each application for
membership and an additional fee, as per Article IV –
Section 3, for annual dues, will be paid upon acceptance
by the membership.
Section 4 - Dues shall be
for the calendar year and expire on December 31st of
each year. Dues notices shall be mailed by the Secretary
no later than November 15th of each year for the
following year's dues.
Section 5- Members who
have not paid their dues by January 31st shall
automatically be deemed delinquent and shall be
ineligible to attend business, social, golfing and other
functions of the Club. Such delinquency may continue
until April 1st. The member may pay his dues and
return to good standing. Any member remaining delinquent
after April 1st shall automatically be dropped from Club
membership. Restoration to full membership may be
acquired by paying the delinquent plus current dues,
thus never exceeding two years.
Section 6 - The roster of
membership in Kosair Golf Club must be sent to the
Recorder of Kosair Temple no later than March 1st of
each calendar year. The Club Secretary is responsible
for keeping this roster current by submitting to the
Recorder at the end of each month any and all changes
Article IV - Membership
Section I - Any member of
Kosair Temple holding a current dues card shall be
eligible for membership in Kosair Golf Club, subject to
the approval of its members.
Section 2 - Application
for membership shall be in writing by completing the
official application form. The application must be
signed by two members of the Club, and then filed with
the Secretary. The membership of the Club shall take
action at their regular meeting. Voting shall be by
secret ballot and three negative votes shall reject an
applicant. The applicant shall not be in the room at the
time of discussion or application or at the time of
Section 3 - The annual
dues shall be $25. Changes in regular dues may be made
at a regular meeting by majority vote, providing the
entire membership is notified in writing at least 30
days prior to such vote. Notification throughout these
bylaws shall be deemed to have made by posting in the
U.S. mail to the member's last known address or by
publishing in Kosair Kolums prior to such meeting.
Article V - Election of
Section I - The elected
officers of this Club shall consist of the following:
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The
elected officers will be elected for a term of one year.
Officers shall assume office at the first meeting of the
Section 2 - In the event
any officer becomes unwilling or unable to serve during
his term of office a special election shall be held for
the purpose of electing a successor. Written notice of
the date, hour and place of such election shall be sent
to each member by the Secretary at least ten (10) days
prior to such meeting or published in Kosair Kolums
prior to such meeting.
Section 3 - The annual
meeting for the election of officers for the Club shall
be held at the first regular meeting of the Club in
October. Written notices of the date, hour and place of
such meeting must be sent to each member at least ten
(10) days prior to such meeting or published in the
Kosair Kolums prior to such meeting.
Section 4 - At a regular
meeting prior to the date of the election of officers
the presiding officer shall appoint a member to serve
and secure a slate of officers for the ensuing year.
This nominating member shall act at the call of the
Chairman for the purpose of studying the membership for
nominations of Club officers. The nominating member
shall make his report at the next meeting. Nominations
may also be made from the floor. In case of more than
one nomination for any office, the voting shall be by
secret ballot. A majority of those present and eligible
to vote is necessary for election.
Article VI - Executive
Section I - The Executive
Board shall consist of the four (4) elected officers and
the immediate Past President. The Executive Board shall
formulate plans, decide matters of policy and recommend
action to the membership. It shall decide on any protest
or dispute, and it is within its power to discipline any
member of this club for any conduct which is not in the
best interest of this club, or any violation of the
bylaws or playing rules.
Article VII - Duties of
Section I - The President
shall preside at all meetings of the Club. He shall
appoint the Chairmen of all committees and shall be
exofficio member of all committees.
Section 2 - The Vice
President shall assume all authority and jurisdiction in
the absence of the President.
Section 3 – The Secretary
shall keep full and accurate minutes of the proceedings
of all regular and special meetings, and follow and
directives that may be issued by the Potentate of Kosair
Temple. He shall keep a full and accurate roster of the
membership. He shall receive and answer all
communications, and mail or deliver all notices
regarding club meetings and business. He shall forward
received monies to the Treasurer. He shall present a
full and complete report for the calendar year as
required by Kosair Temple. He may submit monthly
articles to the Kosair Kolums when necessary.
Section 4 - The Treasurer
shall receive all monies, giving his receipt thereof;
paying out monies upon orders from the club. All checks
signed by the Treasurer, will be counter-signed by the
Secretary. He shall maintain a double entry bookkeeping
system with a general ledger on a uniform basis in
conformity with the "Chart of Accounts' provided by the
Imperial Counsel, Shriner’s International, sent by
Kosair Temple each year. He shall deposit all receipts
in a designated bank account in the name of Kosair Golf
Club; such account shall require the signatures of the
Treasurer and one other officer of the club. He shall
furnish the Executive Board a financial statement when
requested to do so by the President. He shall also make
available to the President a reconciled financial
statement, furnished by the bank, for his inspection.
Section 5 – All officers
are eligible for re-election.
Article VIII - Meetings
Section I - The Club shall
hold regular business meetings each month during the
period of February through November. The date and time
of the meetings to be set by the incoming Executive
Board according to present circumstances.
Section 2 – The newly
elected Executive Board shall meet in November and
January to complete plans for the forthcoming season.
Article IX - Duties and
Responsibilities of Team Captains
Section I - Each Team
Captain is responsible for the correctness or the team's
score and shall turn such scores in to the lounge at
Kosair Temple prior to the Tuesday following the day of
play in order for the scores to count. Any and all
complaints from any member of a team shall be handled by
the Team Captain prior to being submitted to the
Executive Board for its consideration.
Article X - Committees
Section I - The standing
committees shall be as follows: Finance, Entertainment,
Tournament, Handicap, Rules and Telephone.
Section 2 - The Finance
Committee shall examine and report on all matters
relating or pertaining to the financial concerns of the
Club and shall report on the same in writing at the last
meeting of the calendar year. I will assist the
Treasurer of the club in assembling the necessary
information and records required by Kosair Temple to be
filed in the Recorder's office by January 15th of each
Section 3 - The
Entertainment Committee shall arrange for all Club
Section 4 - The Tournament
Committee shall be responsible for all schedules; games
to be played; golf courses to played; select and
purchase appropriate awards and prizes.
Section 5 - The Handicap
Committee shall determine handicaps for each player,
posting same each month.
Section 6 - The Rules
Committee shall determine rules for playing golf in the
club. It shall arbitrate all disputes arising from rules
infractions before action by the Executive Board.
Section 7 - The Telephone
Committee shall, on instructions from the President,
phone the membership to advise them of whatever notice
or action is submitted by the President.
Section 8 - Chairmen of
committees shall be appointed by the President. At the
option of the President, chairmen may choose their own
committees from the active membership. Each committee
shall consist for as many members as required by the
Section I - Any matter of
Parliamentary procedure not covered in these bylaws
shall be governed by the current editions of Roberts
Rules of Order.
revision was approved May 18, 2015 by club membership,
and supersedes any and all previous bylaws.
Kosair Golf Club Bi-Laws
President, Kosair Golf