Bylaws

CAVALIER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION
BYLAWS
BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
6220 E. Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-678-6058 | 318-678-6416 fax

ARTICLE I. Name

These by-laws apply to the non-profit organization named Cavalier Athletic Foundation, Inc., hereafter referred to as the “Athletic Foundation.” The by-laws of the Cavalier Athletic Foundation, Inc. are herein referred to as “by-laws.” The Board of Directors is herein referred to as “Board” or “Directors.” The President of the Cavalier Athletic Foundation, Inc. is herein referred to as “President.” The Registered Agent for the Foundation is herein referred to as “Registered Agent.”

ARTICLE II. Physical location and mailing address.

Section A. The domicile of the Cavalier Athletic Foundation, Inc. is established in the Articles of Incorporation as 6220 E. Texas St. Bossier City, LA 71111.

Section B. LOGO for the Cavalier Athletic Foundation, Inc. Click to see logo full size (Click to see full size logo.)

ARTICLE III. Purpose

Section A. The purpose of the Cavalier Athletic Foundation is to host fundraising events and activities to raise monies to support the BPCC Athletic Department and its athletic programs.

Section B. The purpose of these by-laws is to provide a rigid structure or guidance to the Board of Directors for items, issues and criteria not covered by the Articles of Incorporation. In no way are these by-laws intended to supersede the Articles of Incorporation or in any area conflict with them. In such a conflict, the Articles of Incorporation will be the overruling statute.

Section C. These by-laws are herein designed to be flexible and can be amended and revised as needed by the Board of Directors and as allowed by the United States and Louisiana operational law for non-profit groups.

Section D. These by-laws are designed to be bona-fide and legal and will follow all guidelines established by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, laws of the State of Louisiana and laws of the United States of America.

ARTICLE IV. Membership

Section A. Members will be residents of the College service area who are concerned and interested with the improvement of Cavalier Athletic programs.

Section B. Board of Directors members will serve terms of three years, subject to annual reappointment by the appointing authority. Terms will be staggering so that one third of the membership’s terms will expire each year. Regular Board terms of membership will begin in January and end in December three years from beginning.

Section C. Board members may resign their positions at any time; such resignations must be made in writing and become effective upon receipt by the Foundation President.

Section D. Members selected to fill positions on the Foundation vacated by others prior to the completion of their terms shall serve the un-expired terms of their predecessors and are eligible for reappointment.

ARTICLE V. Meetings

Section A. The Foundation shall meet quarterly. Special meetings may be called at any time by the Registered Agent or the President of the Foundation, with the consent of the Registered Agent.

Section B. Unless otherwise provided for in these by-laws, action may be taken by the Foundation upon any matter coming before it by a majority vote of those members present and voting.

Section C. The Foundation shall record minutes of its proceedings. These minutes shall be mailed to each board member for approval at the following committee meeting.

ARTICLE VI. Officers

Section A. The offices of the Foundation shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The BPCC Assistant Director of Athletics serves as the executive secretary for the Foundation.

Section B. The President. The President of the Foundation shall be elected by the Board of Directors annually at the Spring meeting to serve a two-year term. He/She shall serve as the presiding officer at each meeting. He/She shall serve as the official Foundation representative at all Foundation fund-raising activities. He/She shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. The President shall have a vote on all matters.

Section C. The Vice-President. The Vice-President of the Foundation shall be elected by the Board of Directors annually at the Spring meeting to serve a two-year term. He/She shall serve in the absence of the President.

Section D. The Secretary. The Secretary of the Foundation shall be elected by the Board of Directors annually at the Spring meeting to serve a two-year term. The Secretary shall keep the records of the Foundation. He/She shall submit the minutes of each meeting to the Registered Agent to send to all board members.

Section E. The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of this Foundation and have custody of all the books of account monies and securities of the Foundation. He/She shall keep regular books and make regular reports to the board at each meeting. All the money of the Foundation shall be deposited in such depositories as shall be selected by the board of directors. Checks may be signed by the President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors and the Registered Agent – requiring two signatures on all checks. All financial reports will be submitted to the auditing firm for approval.

Section F. Quorum. Forty percent (40%) of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section G. Removal. Any officer elected or appointed by the Board may be removed by the Board for any reason whenever in the Board’s judgment the best interests of the Foundation would be served thereby. Such removal shall be without prejudice to a contract rights of the officer removed.

Section H. Committees. The President shall have the power to appoint committees and shall consist of at least three (3) members. Any expenditure of corporate funds by any committee shall require prior approval of the Board of Directors. The duration of these committees shall be until completion of their duties as specified when the committee is created.

ARTICLE VII. Exculpation of Directors

No director shall be liable to anyone for any acts on behalf of the Foundation or any omissions with respect to the Foundation committed by such director except for his or her own willful neglect or fault, nor shall any director be liable to anyone for any act or neglect or default on the part of any one or more of the other directors of the Foundation in the absence of specific knowledge on the part of such director of such neglect or default.

ARTICLE VIII. General

Foundation by-laws may be amended, subject to Louisiana Administrative Code guidelines, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at any meeting.