The Women’s Eastern Golf Association was incorporated in 1906 under the laws of the State of New York:
BE IT KNOWN, that WE,
Anna M. Sanford Margaret Tiffany
Margaret Fox Margaret C. Maule
Harriet S. Curtis Louis A. Wells
respectively of The Metropolitan, Philadelphia and Boston Women’s Golf Associations, have associated ourselves with the intention of forming an organization under the name of
Women’s Eastern Golf Association
and have accepted the following Constitution and By-Laws:
WOMEN’S EASTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION
Article I – NAME
The name of the organization shall be the Women’s Eastern Golf Association.
Article II – OBJECT
The exclusive object of this Association shall be to promote interest in the game of golf, to provide up-to-date instruction in the rules and etiquette of golf, and to foster and promote national amateur sports competitions for women.
At no time during the Association’s activities designed to further the foregoing object, may any part of the receipts or earnings of the Association inure to the benefit of any member, officer, trustee, private person or member member club, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, to make payments to individuals or organizations to reimburse them for monies spent for legitimate purposes, and to make other payments in furtherance of the purposes here-in set forth.
Provided further that the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or for the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) , or by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
Article III – MEMBERS
SEC. 1. This Association shall consist of such regularly organized clubs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, as shall enter into alliance with this Association.
Article IV – NOMINATION
SEC. 1. A Nominating Committee of three shall be appointed by the Executive Committee to present at each Annual Meeting a list of candidates for election to the various offices.
Article V – ELECTIONS
SEC. 1. At the Annual Meeting, the Association shall elect from the members of its clubs a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a minimum of seven (7) other members, who together shall constitute the Executive Committee, and they shall continue in office one year, or until their successors are elected.
Article VI – MEETINGS
SEC. 1. The regular Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held during the Spring tournament, at such time and place as may be designated by the Executive Committee.
SEC. 2. The members from the clubs present will vote on any business presented at any meeting of W.E.G.A.
Article VII – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SEC. 1. The control and Management of this Association shall be entrusted to the Executive Committee.
SEC. 2. The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill all vacancies.
SEC. 3. Six members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.
Article VIII – PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
The President shall preside at all meetings of this Association and of the Executive Committee.
The Vice-President shall, in the absence of the President, perform the duties of that officer.
Article IX – SECRETARY
The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of this Association, and all meetings of the Executive Committee. In her absence a Secretary pro tem, shall fulfill her duties.
Article X – TREASURER
The Treasurer shall collect all moneys belonging to this Association, and shall expend the same under the direction of the Executive Committee. She shall report in writing the state of the finances when so required by the Executive Committee.
Article XI – OBLIGATION AND DISCIPLINE
SEC. 1. The acceptance of membership in the Association shall bind each club to abide by all conditions of the Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of this Association, and to accept and enforce all decisions of the Executive Committee made within its jurisdiction.
SEC. 2. Refusal or neglect on the part of any club belonging to the Association to comply strictly with the Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of said Association, or with the decisions of the Executive Committee, shall render such member liable to suspension or expulsion by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee.
Article XII – DUES
The annual dues of member clubs shall be laft to the discretion of the EXecutive Committee. A two-thirds majority of the that Committee shall be necessary to effect any change.
Article XIII – FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year shall end on the last day of December.
Article XIV – AMENDMENTS
Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any meeting of the Association by a vote of at least two thirds of all the votes cast, providing ten days notice stating the proposed revision or amendment has been given to each member club.
Article XV – DISSOLUTION
Upon the final dissolution of the Association, the proper officers shall, after making provisions for payments of all legitimate outstanding obligations incurred by the Association, dispose of all remaining assets of the Association to another organization with the same or similar object and purposes, namely, any organization operated exclusively for fostering and increasing national amateur sports competition among women, and if one cannot be found, then by transfer to another charitable, religious, educational or scientific organization qualified under the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) as the officers and directors determine to be appropriate.
WOMEN’S EASTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION
As Amended October 1996
Section 1 – The following order of business shall be observed at the Annual Meeting of the Association
I. Reading Minutes of previous meeting.
II. President’s Report
III. Secretary’s Report
IV. Treasurer’s Report
V. General Business
VI. Election of Officers and Committees
Section 2 – All complaints or disputes between clubs of this Association shall be decided by those members of the Executive Committee who are in no way connected with the clubs’ interest.
Section 3 – The Executive Committee shall appoint such special Committees as shall be found necessary.
Section 4 – Only members of clubs belonging to this Association can compete in the tournaments.
Section 5 – All competitions shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as adopted by the UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION, with such special Rules as are in force and published on the course over which the competition takes place, and with such other modifications as the Executive Committee may from time to time adopt.
Section 6 -All disputes shall be settled by the Executive Committee of this Association, whose decision shall be final.
Section 7 – These By-Laws may be altered, amended or suspended at any meeting of the Executive Committee, by a two-thirds vote of the members present on notice given in the call for such meeting.