NC RAMS ALL SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB BY-LAWS
As adopted May 21, 2004 and revised May 2015 and December 2022. EFFECTIVE, AS AMENDED, December 8, 2022.
ARTICLE 1- NAME
The name of this non-profit organization shall be The New Canaan Rams All Sports Booster Club, Inc. referred to herein as the Booster Club. The address for the Booster Club is New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.
ARTICLE II- PURPOSE
The Booster Club shall exist for the primary purpose of providing broad support for New Canaan High School (“NCHS”) student athletes and athletic program by (1) raising funds to enrich the athletic programs at NCHS1; (2) assisting the NCHS Athletic Director and NCHS Principal to develop a healthy athletic program; (3) encouraging cooperating with other community groups interested in furthering athletics; (4) promoting projects that improve or enhance the NCHS athletic facilities; and (5) promoting the general welfare of our student- athletes.
ARTICLE III- POLICIES
Section 1. The Booster Club shall be non-commercial, nonsectarian and politically non- partisan.
Section 2. The name of the Booster Club or any of its Board members in the official capacities shall not be used in any political or commercial enterprise.
Section 3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the Booster Club is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposed as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“IRC”), and shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3).
Section 4. No part of the net earnings of the Booster Club shall inure to the benefit of any member, officer of the Booster Club or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Booster Club), and no member, officer of the Booster Club or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the Booster Club’s assets on dissolution of the Booster Club.
Section 5. No substantial part of the activities of the Booster Club shall be carrying on
1 It is NOT the intention of the Booster Club to relieve the New Canaan Board of Education of the responsibility for fully funding a complete interscholastic and intramural program of athletics. Accordingly, funds raised through the efforts of the Booster Club are to be used for the purchase of goods and/or services above those expected from a regular school budget.
propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by IRC Section 501(h)) or participating in, or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidates for public office.
Section 6. In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of the Booster Club shall, after payment of necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax laws, or to the federal government or state or local government for a public purpose, subject to the approval of a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut.
Section 7. Written notice to the general Booster Club membership shall be accomplished by paper distribution, electronic email communication and/or inclusion on the ncrams.com website.
ARTICLE IV- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1. Membership in the Booster Club is open to the entire community.
Section 2. Dues shall be payable annually in an amount determined annually by the Executive Board of the Booster Club.
ARTICLE V- OFFICERS
Section 1. The Executive Board of the Booster Club shall consist of the following officers:
b. Past President
e. Vice-President of Grants
f. Vice-President of Communications g. Vice-President of Sponsorship,
h. Vice-President of Special Events
i. Vice-President of Membership
j. Vice-President of Merchandise
k. NCHS Athletic Director.
Section 2. Each office may be shared by two people, in which case each shall be designated a Co-Officer and shall serve for a term of two years commencing, June 30th. The terms of each Co-Officers shall commence on alternate years. Co-Officers shall divide the duties of the office between them at their discretion.
Section 3. Each officer shall serve a term of two (2) years commencing on June 1st. Transition with the outgoing officers shall occur prior to that time.
Section 4. An officer shall be eligible to serve additional terms in the same office or hold more than one office at at time at the discretion of the Executive Board.
Section 5. A vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
Section 6. Duties of the officers shall include assisting the President and performing such duties as requested bye the President. Officers are expected to maintain records that will be provided to the Presidents upon request and transferred to the new officers at the end of said officer’s term of service. The specific duties of each officer listed above are enumerated in the Booster Club Jobs List maintained and updated by the Executive Board as necessary. Officers shall also attend all of the meetings fo the Executive Board or shall notify the President in advance if they are unable to attend.
ARTICLE VI- THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The Executive Board shall conduct the business of the Booster Club subject to the provisions of the bylaws of the Booster Club.
Section 2. The Executive Board of the Booster Club shall meet monthly as
needed on any day that is mutually agreeable during the school year. For voting purposes, each individual in office shall constitute one vote. A quorum shall be a simple majority of the total members of the Executive Board. Special meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President or by a majority of the Executive Board.
Section 3. The Executive Board is authorized to approve any and all grants.
ARTICLE VII- NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee of the Athletic Director and four (4) people from the Booster Club Executive Board. The Nominating Committee will propose a slate of officers to be approved by the Executive Board no later than March of each school year. The slate will be presented in March and elections will take place at the April Executive Board meeting with the term of office to commence on June 1st. Newly elected officers to the Executive Board will be invited to attend the June meeting along with the outgoing Board members.
Section 2. All elected terms of office shall commence on June 1st of each school year.
Section 3. Should the President be unable to complete their term of office, the Executive Board may choose to nominate a new President. That nominee shall assume the duties of President immediately following a a majority vote of the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VIII- AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS
Amendments of these by-laws shall be presented to the Executive Board for discussion and evaluation. Proposed by-law changes shall be distributed to each Executive Board member and any changes shall be adopted by a majority vote in favor.
Adopted: December 8, 2022
NC Rams All Sports Booster Club Board 2022-23
Co -Presidents – Jocelyn Wietfeldt and Patty Zoccolillo
Past President - Katherine Ong
Treasurers – Jen Tchir and Shannon Goetz
VP Grants - Katrina Kaupp and Kari Pinkernell
VP Communications – Jocelyn Wietfeldt (Interim)
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