BASS SPORTS CLUB
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The name of the organization shall be the Auburn University Bass Sports Club.
The AU Club Sports Office as an entity of Auburn
University, reserves the right to modify or
A. To present the sport of bass fishing in a positive manner.
B. To provide opportunities for students to engage in a bass fishing sports club.
C. To provide an opportunity for participating in
competitive bass fishing at a
D. To promote bass fishing and cooperation with other organizations on campus.
Section 1 – Eligibility
A. The Auburn University Bass Sports Club is open to
all full‑time undergraduate and
B. Must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to compete.
Members must be a current member
Section 2 – Good Standing
To be an active and
voting member, dues must be paid in full. Dues will be voted upon by
· Active members must follow the attendance
guidelines of the Auburn University
· Members must attend 75% of meetings and events.
must be current with participation in community projects and
All communication to include articles, negotiations, chat
boards, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
C. Sportsmanship. Members that have violated
the Sports Club Rules of Conduct or
· Suspension from tournament competition for semester – first offense
· Suspension from the club for a year – second offense
· Termination from the club – third offense
Section 1 – OFFICERS
A. Titles and Duties of Each Officer
a. presides at all meetings;
b. appoints necessary committees;
c. calls special meetings of the
club as a whole or the officers;
2. Vice President:
a. be responsible for recruitment activities and public relations;
b. alert members by use of email about club and team events or meetings;
c. serves on the Sports Council;
d fills in for club officers as needed (permanent or temporary);
e. assist the President and
preside at all meetings in the absence
f. is responsible for counting and handling ballots along with the Advisor.
a. keeps an accurate record of all current members;
b. calls roll at meetings;
c. composes all written documents
and newsletters to keep members
a. collect dues;
b. no funds are to be spent
without club recommendation based on
c. keeps an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements;
d. prepares all financial
statements and budget requests in accordance
e. presents a financial report to the club at the end of the each semester.
5. Tournament Director and Tournament Committee:
a. runs the club tournaments;
b. select five (5) lakes to be fished during the fall semester;
c. oversees the tournament
pairings for each event. (See Tournament
Tournament Director is to work with the Club Advisor on all tournaments and events, both club, regional, and national events.
B. Officer Elections
Officers will be elected through a majority vote
of club members on the first
The terms of office shall be one year, beginning
fall semester and end at the end
1. Upon vacancy of the office of the
President, the Vice President shall fulfill duties as
2. Upon vacancies of any other office, a
new officer will be elected within one
Section 2 – REMOVAL OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
A. Removal of Members or Officers
The following are reasons for initiating removal proceedings:
1. Failure to fulfill the
responsibilities of his/her office as defined in these
2. Missing two functions in a row and
neglecting to contact the secretary in
3. Not following the rules of the club and Auburn University Bass Sports Club Policies.
4. Violations of regulations specified in the Auburn University
5. Failure to pay club dues. (After final date given by Treasurer each semester)
A majority vote of the Cabinet will make a recommendation
to the Advisor for removal of member
Any member in good standing with the club may
bring charges against another member
If the accused member is the President, the next highest
ranking officer will control the
Section 1 – Regular Meetings
The club will meet alternate Tuesdays of each month
during the academic year, unless otherwise
Section 2 – Workshop Meetings
The workshop meeting will be on the alternate Tuesday of
each month and will consist of topics
All Club functions and meeting attendance is expected of
all club members (as described in the list
The club officers will meet prior to the regular or
special meetings of the club to plan the club meetings.
Unless otherwise stated
in the club bylaws, a vote carries with the majority of the members
Section 1 – Ad hoc Committees
The President or Advisor may appoint members to serve on
committees to assist with special events
Section 2 – Social Committee
The Vice President will appoint club members to organize
at least one social activity each semester.
The Treasurer will appoint 2 club members to assist in
preparing the annual budget submission to the
The Tournament Director will select two club members to
assist with the club qualifying tournaments
Section 1 – Club Dues
Club Dues will be in the amount of $150.00 per year to be
paid in full at the beginning of fall semester
In order to compete in the FLW COLLEGIATE SERIES each
club member will need to join the
All members are expected to participate in club sponsored fundraisers. Fundraisers are considered club events. See Members in Good Standing.
Money raised through fundraisers are payable to the club.
Members participating in the fundraisers are financially obligated for
those funds. Loss of funds by club members will have to be repaid
Section 1 ‑ Selection
See sports club rules/regulations.
See the Sports Club Handbook on page 4. Additional
duties/responsibilities may be delegated
Proposed amendments to these bylaws by a club member
shall be presented at a regular meeting
Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority of this organization.
member of the Auburn University Bass Sports Club, anglers are
representing Auburn University.
The following rules will address club qualifiers and collegiate events.
communications, contacts, and negotiations for tournaments,
sponsorships, and other events will
1. Once events (tournaments) have been
scheduled, there will be no changes other than
2. The AU Bass Sports Club is a competitive
Bass Club competing with other
3. Club Qualifiers:
Agreeing to fish in
a club qualifier and withdrawing, will result in not fishing in the next
· Withdrawing from a University event, will
result in not fishing in the next
· Total points per semester are 25 points (5 points per meeting).
4. There are 8 lakes that will be used as club qualifiers:
Lakes will be selected in rotation as selected by
the Tournament Director.
5. Top eight Anglers. Traveling team
is by qualification; eligibility to travel; 2.00 GPA;
Advisor reserves the right to make
final selection of traveling
6. Gift Account expenses cover per
diem out-of-state and receipts in-state. Only the
7. Sponsorship. Auburn University
does not allow sponsorship. No personal
8. Awards and Prize Money. No prize money
will be accepted by anglers unless
(a) Maximum value on prizes that are
allowed to be kept by the angler
(b) Club or anglers cannot receive
cash awards where a W2 Form is required.
(c) Any angler accepting cash (of any
value) or prizes (prizes greater than
9. Reasonable information for finding fish on lakes;
· No guides or Professional anglers may be used as a resource.
· Off limits are always imposed
during the weekdays unless approved through
10. We do not present our problems on a
public platform, either secure a ruling
11. Do not sign any form at a tournament
outside of the registration and waiver
12. Any violation in the
tournaments is subject to Article III. Membership, Section 2
13. Traveling/participation in Regional and National Events:
· Members are representing
the Club and Auburn University.
· Members will prepare themselves each day for their best effort on the Lake.
· Members will travel together, share hotel rooms and expenses as needed.
· Members will work together as a
team for maximum effort in order to obtain
14. All members will leave together to
go to tournaments and will leave together from the
15. Traveling to and from events,
members are expected to follow the designated lead
16. Marine or Traffic violations will
also void current tournament results. Second
17. Pairings for Collegiate Tournaments:
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