The FSCA Bylaws
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, three (3) range owner/club representatives, three (3) at-large
shooter representatives, and one (1) Florida NSCA National Delegate. The
immediate past president shall also serve on the board as a non-voting
advisory member, and may be called upon to cast a tiebreaker vote in a Board
Meeting. In no case shall any person be permitted to occupy more than a single
position on the Board of Directors
members of the Board of Directors shall be determined in the following
by the general membership and announced at the annual January General
Membership Meeting in even numbered years. The method of voting
(Electronic or in-person balloting at the January meeting) will be at
the discretion of the Board with the general membership informed by
Newsletter at least one month in advance of the election.
Candidate nominations will be proposed by the FSCA Election committee and can
be made online by general membership also. All nominations will be presented
to members prior to online election. Online balloting will be accepted up to
1 week prior to the January General Meeting. Procedures will be in place to
ensure no one votes more than once. Members who have not yet voted may vote
in person at the January meeting if needed.
terms of office of the Officers shall be two years, and shall commence
immediately following the January election meeting.
The terms of all members of the FSCA Board of Directors
(except the officers) shall be two years commencing at the Annual FSCA State
Championship Meeting on even numbered years. Board members in the “At-Large”
category will also be nominated and elected via online voting similar to
officer elections while club reps and national delegates will be nominated
and elected an via email process . All
election results for Board members will be tallied by the Secretary and
announced by the President at the annual state championship meeting. (See
more on this below)
range/club in good standing shall appoint one (1) representative who will
vote to elect three (3) ranges or clubs to the FSCA Board. The Range or Club
itself shall be on the Board, and may at any time select the person who shall
represent the club. The representative need not be affiliated with the
club, but must be duly designated as representative in writing by the
club/range owner or manager or sporting clays director. Any designated
representative of a range or club must be a NSCA member, and must have
registered a minimum of 500 targets in the preceding NSCA shoot year. The
three (3) board members shall be determined by the three highest vote
counts submitted. This process will be
done by email.
At Large Directors: All individual FSCA members in good standing will vote
for three representatives from the general membership of the FSCA to
represent the membership on the FSCA Board of Directors. The method of
voting (Electronic or in-person at the annual State Shoot Meeting in April)
will be at the discretion of the Board and members will be notified at least one month prior to the State Shoot meeting.
Nominations will submitted by a Board Election Committee as well as from
members online. Online voting will end three (3) weeks prior to the
April State Shoot meeting. Additional votes, if needed by those who did
not vote online, can be added at the April meeting but new nominations will
not be accepted.
Nominations may be made from members by email (addressed
to the FSCA Secretary), or by online process similar to the Officer
nominations at any time up until four weeks prior to the online vote.
Nominees must accept nomination, and indicate their willingness to
participate in the affairs of the FSCA Board. No Membership At Large director
may be affiliated as Owner, Manager, or full time employee of any range or
club, or with any industry that places him/her in a position of dealing
substantially with only one particular range or club. Any person seeking a
position on the Board of Directors as a Membership at Large Director shall
have registered a minimum of 1000 targets in the preceding NSCA shoot year.
The three nominees receiving the most votes
shall be elected to the board.
Delegate: One of the NSCA delegates elected by the general membership during
the NSCA Delegate Election. The delegate to serve on the FSCA Board of
Directors shall be selected by vote of the delegates. This process will be conducted via email three weeks
prior to the April State Shoot meeting .
names of the members of the Board of Directors, along with addresses and
telephone numbers, will be provided to the General Membership within thirty
(30) days of election either through direct mail or publication in any FSCA
newsletter, or the FSCA Internet Web Site for the purpose of making all FSCA
directors accessible to the membership body.
member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to one vote at all
meetings of the FSCA Board of Directors or any regularly scheduled or special
Board of Directors shall have the responsibility to receive written
complaints or protests against the conduct of any shooter or club which has
openly violated the guidelines outlined in the Constitution and By-laws of
the FSCA, included but not limited to un-sportsman like conduct or
prejudicial acts that are detrimental to the best interests of the FSCA. Upon
consideration of all facts, the FSCA Board may take action against said
shooter or club/range. The FSCA Board of Directors shall be authorized to
adopt sanctions or penalties on a case by case basis, including but not
limited to revocation of FSCA Membership, cancellation of shoot dates, fines,
and notification to the NSCA of acts or actions and non-compliance with rules
and regulations of the FSCA or NSCA.
following committees of the Board of Directors shall serve under the Board of
Directors for the purpose of conducting specific business for the Board and
Committee - consisting of three (3) directors, appointed by the Board of
Directors who will have responsibility to make initial nominations, manage
the election process of the officers and the selection of the member, club,
and delegate directors.
Championship Committee – consisting of three (3) directors, appointed by the
Board of Directors who will manage the bidding process, the selection of the
hosting club, all aspects of conformance to the bid, and the subsidies
provided by the FSCA, (See Article XII for
Committee – any other committee deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors shall have full charge of all matters covered in the
Constitution and By-laws, including special meetings, and any and all other
business that is reasonably presumed to be within the powers or duties of the
vacancy Occurring on the Board of Directors may be filled by the affirmative
vote of a majority of the Board of Directors even if there is less than a
quorum of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors so chosen shall hold
office until the next regularly scheduled election of the Board of Directors
by the membership-at-large.
ANNUAL AND SPECIAL MEETINGS
shall a minimum of three regularly scheduled, in-person meeting types during
the course of each calendar year:
Annual General Membership Meeting to be held in January of each year for the
conduct of general membership business. On even numbered years, election of
officers shall be a mandatory order of business.
Annual State Championship Meeting - to be held for the benefit of the general
membership at the location and on the date of the FSCA State
Championship. The award of the following year state shoot will take
place at this annual meeting. On Even numbered years, election of Board of
Directors will also be held.
Shoot date meeting is now done in June every year by informing clubs that
dates are needed and then president creating
(3) Monthly Board Conference Calls – to discuss all
relative topics including prospective expenditures, state shoot details,
committee formation and reports, club and shooter issues, bank balances,
complaints, shoot dates, new clubs, etc. Secretary will announce
tentative agenda, date and time to all twelve Board members including past
president. All non-recurring expenditures must be approved by Board majority
attending call. There need not be a quorum for this vote however,
agenda sent in advance must include sufficient detail on issues
requiring Board approval.
President may call a special meeting of the FSCA at any time. Any member of
the FSCA upon written request, may, petition the Board of Directors to have
specific business conducted for the good of the organization. Upon the
consensus of one-third of the Board of Directors, a special meeting of the
Board may be called to conduct said business, if it supports the intent and
context of the By-laws and the Constitution.
President shall be empowered to conduct special single purpose meetings on
any subject at any time by mail or electronically via e-mail or telephone.
The special procedure shall be for the President to notify all of the
directors of the specific purpose of the meeting, present any discussion that
he/she deems applicable, and forward all information or discussion received
to all of the directors. Any vote necessary shall then be called for, and the
result forwarded to all of the directors. A lack of response or no vote
within ten (10) days by any director shall be considered as if the director
was not present. A copy of the discussion and results shall be forwarded to
the Secretary for inclusion in the minutes. A simple majority of the Board of
Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business at
order of business at January and April meetings shall be as follows:
Roll call and seating of Board members.
Reading of Minutes (at the Annual General Membership Meeting the minutes of
the previous Annual General Membership Meeting shall be read)
Reports of Officers
Reports of Committees
Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws (Annual State Tournament Meeting AND via Newsletter/online voting by membership at
any time deemed necessary by the full Board)
Awarding of next Annual State Tournament (Annual State Tournament meeting
Election of Officers (Annual General Membership meeting only)
member range/club desiring to register a tournament with the NSCA shall make
application through the President of the FSCA in order that the date of said
tournament may be recorded by the Secretary and the records for the FSCA be
kept up to date.
Board of Directors shall designate one contact person who shall be identified
to the NSCA as the only person authorized to represent the FSCA. The
designated contact shall inform the NSCA of the FSCA shoot schedule, and
shall obtain NSCA shoot numbers for all shoots, and inform the NSCA of any
schedule changes. The designated contact shall obtain approval from the board
of directors for any schedule changes before submitting them.
Any club may request any date to host a shoot. For the
benefit of both shooters and clubs, it shall be the responsibility of the
Board of Directors to coordinate and approve the assignment of shoot dates to
maximize the number of shoots available for shooters to attend, and to
maximize the number of shooters available to attend any shoot. To this end,
the board shall, to the greatest extent possible, discourage:
shoot dates for any clubs within 150 miles of each other
overlaps (i.e., Sat/Sun “back to back” shoots) for clubs in close proximity
conflict with certain FSCA “traditional” shoot dates deemed to be “major
with the Florida State Championship (no conflict will be permitted)
with the SE Regional Championship event
with certain major national events
with certain major skeet or trap events
with certain major “family holidays”
board may, in the board’s discretion, employ a process for interested clubs
to bid upon tournament dates deemed to be highly desirable. The board may
solicit proposals for shoots on such dates using a process similar to the
process employed to determine the host of the annual Florida State
Championship. The FSCA board will review the proposals and award the date
based on the content of the proposals. Upon the award of the desirable date
it may be treated as an exclusive “Protected Traditional” shoot date for that
range with no conflicts allowed. In the event that no proposals are received
or none warrant protection from conflicting shoots the date will be treated
as a normal tournament weekend and the FSCA will only enforce the 150 mile
radius for protection from conflicts.
procedure for registration of a shoot date shall be as follows.
or club in good standing desiring to sanction a shoot date with the FSCA
shall make an application to the President of the FSCA no later than 30 days
prior to the Annual Date Selection Process (typically
June of each year for the upcoming year). The application may include
the desired dates as “3rd Saturday in May”, for example, rather than a
specified date if the club desires to host a shoot on the same weekend every
priority in assigning shoot dates shall be to FSCA clubs with “traditional”
shoot dates. A traditional shoot date is defined as a date selected by a
member range/club on which they host a shooting event each year. The Board of
Directors reserves the right to limit the number of “traditional shoot dates”
a club may have.
priority shall be in order of receipt of requested shoot dates
priority in assigning shoot dates shall be determined by the number of
requested shoots (i.e., a club with many requested shoot date requests may be
requested to defer a date to a club with a lesser number of requested
President shall attempt to resolve any conflicts in scheduling dates prior to
the Annual Date Scheduling Meeting. Any unresolved conflicts shall be decided
by majority vote of the Board of Directors, in the best interest of both the
shooters and the clubs. The annual shoot schedule shall be announced at the
conclusion of the Date Scheduling Process. Following announcement of the
schedule, no club/range may schedule a shoot date where another club/range
has a date without written consent of the latter club and the approval of the
Board of Directors.
Cancellations: If a club/range chooses a date, and then cancels that shoot,
notification of the FSCA is required. It is the sole responsibility of the
club/range to notify shooters of the cancellation. Any club that
cancels a shoot for other than provident cause shall lose any claim to that
date in future years. The Board of Directors shall resolve any issue
pertaining to provident cause.
club/range ceases operations or cancels any shoot, the President shall notify
all of the other clubs/ranges. The date for the current year only may be
reassigned to any club within the conflict criteria above on a first
ANNUAL FSCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
The FSCA Board of Directors shall serve as
a committee for organizing the Florida State Championship tournament. The
board may solicit additional members to serve on the committee as desired.
least six (6) months prior to the state shoot, the Board will nominate three
(3) to four individuals (who may or may not be Board members) to serve as the
state shoot committee with responsibility to oversee, monitor and
make recommendations on state shoot details such as subsidies, giveaways,
trophies, awards, compliance with accepted bid, adequate facilities,
etc. This committee will report to the full Board at each subsequent
monthly Board conference call. Board may vote to approve or deny
least fifteen (15) months prior to the date of the tournament, the committee
shall prepare and present a Request for Proposal to all FSCA clubs/ranges.
The request shall include information regarding minimum standards for the
shoot and shall require that any club bidding for the shoot provide specific
information in a requested format in order that that the committee be able to
fairly evaluate all bids. The request shall also clearly specify any aid that
FSCA will provide to the club. Such aid may include, but shall not be limited
to, providing trophies for selected shoot participants, and/or providing a
banquet and any other support as deemed proper by the Board of Directors. Any
club/range in good standing shall be eligible to host the tournament.
club desiring to bid for the shoot shall submit the proposal not less than
thirty (30) days prior to the current year’s championship shoot.
state shoot committee shall designate a subcommittee to visit or contact the
bidding clubs to assure that the club has the facilities and capabilities to
host a satisfactory tournament based upon criteria set forth by the Board of
Directors. Following a report of this sub-committee, the Board of Directors
shall select, by majority vote, a site for the tournament. The site will be announced
at the current year’s tournament. Immediately thereafter the winning club
shall enter into a contract with the FSCA, based on the bid proposal. Said
contract shall contain language requiring the host club to work closely with
the FSCA during the year prior to assure the success of the tournament.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Constitution and By-laws may be amended as follows:
FSCA member in good standing may propose an amendment to the Constitution and
Bylaws. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Secretary of the
FSCA at least 30 days prior to the Annual State Championship Meeting, or a
Special In-person Meeting called
specifically for the purpose of amending the Constitution and Bylaws. In the
event that a special meeting is called, it shall be mandatory that the entire
FSCA membership be informed by newsletter of the date and time a minimum of
30 days before the meeting date. The board of Directors shall consider the
proposed amendment(s), If the proposed amendment(s) is adopted by a majority
of the Board of Directors, it will be published in a newsletter or posted on
the FSCA website at least fifteen (15) days prior to the State Championship
meeting or special called meeting. Amendments
approved by the Board for a general membership vote may also be presented for
approval or denial online to the membership in good standing with NSCA
amendment proposals shall be presented to the general membership for vote at
the Annual State Championship meeting, or at a special meeting called for
that purpose, or via
online voting. A simple majority vote of the online
member votes (if done online) or the in-person votes present (if at a
membership meeting) shall pass or defeat the proposed amendments.