ARTICLE I – NAME & PURPOSE
Section 1 – The name of this organization is: St. Petersburg Half Century Softball Club.
Section 2 – This Club is a non-profit organization with the purpose and objective of playing a number of scheduled and exhibition games each season for the entertainment of the public, to promote physical fitness, and to hold special recreational affairs as may be determined by a majority of Club members for the benefit of the members their spouses and friends.
ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 – Membership in this Club consists of four forms: Active, Probationary, Inactive, and Honorary as defined below:
- An Active member is one who is age 49 to 74, who is able to play.
Players 74 years of age or older at the start of the season will be considered Probationary until voted on (annually) in accordance with the By-Laws.
- A Probationary member is one who has been accepted into the Club as a player on probation.
- An Inactive member is one who is unable to play for some reason acceptable to the Club but wishes to maintain his affiliation.
- An Honorary member is one who has been incapacitated by age or otherwise, or is serving the Club in some essential capacity, or any person who has performed some meritorious service for the Club.
Section 2 – Application for membership shall be made in writing under the regulations as prescribed in the By-Laws of this Club.
ARTICLE III – OFFICERS
Section 1 – The Officers (Board of Directors) shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer and an Executive Committee of three members. These Officers shall be nominated and elected at a regular meeting in accordance with the By-Laws.
Section 2 – Only Active and Inactive members are eligible to hold elected office.
ARTICLE IV – FINANCES
Section 1 – The revenue of the Club shall be derived from dues, donations, and any other fund raising projects approved by the Club.
ARTICLE V – AMENDMENTS
Section 1 – This Constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the Club by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members attending (presuming a quorum is present) provided that the amendment shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors and read at a preceding meeting.
ARTICLE VI – DUES
Section 1 – Annual dues shall consist of two elements, dues and a playing fee, both of which shall be set each year by the Board of Directors. Active members are required to pay both elements. Inactive members are required to pay dues only. First time probationary members are required to pay both elements plus a charge for uniforms.
ARTICLE VII – ENABLING ACT
Section 1 – This Constitution and the accompanying By-Laws and Rules shall supersede any and all previous Constitution, By-Laws, Rules and Amendments heretofore adopted by the Club.
Approved by the Board and Membership March 2008
Revised and Approved November 2010
Revised and Approved October 2014