NDCCA Constitution

Philosophy

The role of this organization is to promote cheerleaders, educate cheerleaders and cheer coaches, clarify safety guidelines and promote a positive relationship with NDHSAA, communities, schools, coaches and cheerleaders in North Dakota.

Constitution

Article I – Name

This organization shall be the North Dakota Cheer Coaches Association.

Article II – Purpose

A. To promote excellence and safety in cheerleading.

B. To promote a positive relationship between coaches and school administrators.

C. To improve guidance techniques of coaches.

D. To provide education and information to coaches.

E. To establish and promote effective communication with NDHSSA, schools and administrators.

F. To study and make recommendations to proposed rule changes concerning cheerleaders.

Article III – Membership and Meetings

A. Membership is open to any cheer coaches interested in the further promotion of cheerleaders and this organization.

B. The membership year is from July 1 through June 30.

C. Annual dues are to be set by the Board of Directors.

D. Members may attend all General Membership meetings, hold office and vote in all membership meetings and elections.

E. Voting is by current dues-paid members only; one school equals one vote.

F. A quorum shall be the majority of those present at the membership meeting.

G. Items must be submitted for the agenda to the President prior to the membership meeting.

Article IV – Board of Directors

A. President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Representatives and Advisory Committee Representatives, if not already on the Board.

B. Board of Directors shall be elected by the membership.

C. Board of Directors shall approve appointments by the President when vacancies occur.

D. Board of Directors shall serve as advisory committee to the North Dakota Coaches Association.

E. Nominations for the Board of Directors shall be open each year at the annual membership meeting.

F. Duties of the Board of Directors.

1. President

a. Shall act as chief executive officer of the association
b. Shall preside at all Executive Board Officers meetings, all Board of Directors meetings, and all General Membership meetings.
c. Appoints persons to fill vacancies in offices.
d. Prepare agendas for all meetings
e. Other duties as designated by Board

2. Vice President

a. Assume duties of president in their absence.
b. Stay informed of all issues, items, etc. that the association is dealing with

3. Secretary

a. Take minutes at all meetings
b. Send minutes out to all Board members following meeting
c. Keep attendance records at all meetings
d. Assist in correspondence if necessary
e. Keep current list of amendments and decisions made at meetings that need to be acted upon

4. Treasurer

a. Keep track of expenses, income
b. Do all deposits
c. Has access to association checkbook
d. Do a yearly audit of association account
e. Keep track of expenses and income for each association program in a ledger

5. Membership Director

a. Receives all membership applications and fees
b. Sends deposit to treasurer
c. Keeps track of all members
d. Makes sure all Board members have list of members
e. Keep members informed of new programs, news, etc.
f. Sends out membership packets
g. Takes care of coaches recognition program

6. Competition Director

a. Takes care of NDCCA competitions and all details

7. Regional Directors

a. Keeps in contact with members in their region
b. Is in charge of at least one association program

8. Historian

a. Keeps track of all clippings, news, etc. concerning NDCCA
b. Keeps track of all clippings, news, etc. concerning cheerleading in North Dakota
c. Creates and keeps up NDCCA’s “scrapbook”

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