.LEGAL STUFF.

BSC Ultimate Frisbee Club Team Constitution (Revised 2003)


Spirit of the game:

Ultimate has traditionally relied upon a spirit of sportsmanship which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond of mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate adverse conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting of opposing players, dangerous aggression, intentional fouling, or other ?win-at-all-cost? behaviors are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players. ?Ultimate Player?s Association

Purpose:

The purpose of the BSC Ultimate Frisbee Club Team is to (a) promote the sport of Ultimate Frisbee on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College and surrounding areas by (1) having weekly pickup games on Friday afternoons, (2) creating an open, co-ed environment to play in, (3) participating in service programs and days within the greater Birmingham community, and (4) creating a general excitement for the sport. Also, the purpose of the Birmingham-Southern Ultimate Frisbee Club Team is (b) to compete at the collegiate level or open level in tournaments, depending on the tournament.

Officers:

Captain(s): The team Captain(s) will lead practices, and will direct the club when competing in tournaments. The captain(s) will provide instruction to new players and create strategy for the team. Treasurer: All finances will be handled responsibility by the Treasurer and overseen by the Captain(s). Club members who desire to play in Sectional, Regional, or National Tournaments will be obligated to pay an annual registration fee to the UPA. Additionally, club members may be responsible for the cost of some optional club events, such as tournament and travel fees, if the Treasurer and the Captain(s) deem them necessary. Secretary: The role of the Secretary is to build, maintain, and update the team website as needed. Faculty Sponsor: The Faculty Sponsor is responsible to provide guidance to team members and officers both on and off the field. The Faculty Sponsor should be a source for direction for the Captain(s) and assist in looking after the general well being of the team. The Faculty Sponsor is an official liason with the school and can be an official representative of the team in anyway necessary. Staff Sponsor: The Staff Sponsor is responsible to provide guidance to team members and officers both on and off the field. The Staff Sponsor should be a source for direction for the Captain(s) and assist in looking after the general well being of the team. The Staff Sponsor is an official liason with the school and can be an official representative of the team in anyway necessary.Executive Board:The Executive Board shall consist of the Faculty Sponsor, Staff Sponsor, Captain(s), Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Board is charged with meeting at least once a semester to oversee the general direction and management of the club as well as to decide what tournaments the club will attend.Officer Election: Officer elections will be held during the last club meeting of the spring semester. A majority vote of club members present at the meeting is required to elect an officer. Any dedicated member of the team who is able to make an increased time commitment to the club is eligible to hold an office. Any vacancy of an officer position may be filled by a special election held by club members and overseen by the Executive Board.

Membership:

Membership shall be granted without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, handicapped status, disability, or sexual orientation. To achieve membership status, one must regularly attend practices and, when deemed necessary by the Executive Board, team meetings. The Executive Board does reserves the right to terminate membership for actions not in line with the spirit of the game and/or actions that reflect poorly of the club or the good name of Birmingham-Southern College.

Amendments:

Any proposed amendments to the constitution can be submitted to the Executive Board by any two (2) club members. There must be a period of at least one week between submission of a proposed amendment and when the proposed amendment is eligible for a vote. Amendments can be passed in one of two ways. (1) A unanimous vote of the Executive Board or (2) Amendments can be passed by a two-thirds vote of the club members in attendance at a celled meeting. Only members are eligible to vote.