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ARTICLE I

    Section 1

All member clubs must have an eighteen-hole golf course.   

    Section 2

All course ratings and handicaps must be established according to USGA regulations.

    Section 3

The initiation fee shall be $10.

A.     Each member club shall host a monthly tournament, the Lady-Pro, or one round of the Montenyohl Championship Tournament in the month in which it is scheduled.  Any club desiring to change its scheduled month must find another member club willing to change its scheduled month with said club.

B.     Each member club shall host a Board of Directors’ meeting.  This meeting must be convened prior to the scheduled Round Robin.

C.     A reasonable and equitable fee shall be charged by the host club for any CSRA event.  This includes tournaments, Lady-Pro Invitational, Montenyohl Championship, or Team Play.

D.     In the event a member club finds itself unable to abide by these rules, said club will be required to resign from the CSRA WGA immediately.  However, extenuating or temporary circumstances beyond the control of the member club (or its members) may allow for temporary relief from resignation at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

    Section 4

In the event a CSRA member club becomes either unwilling or unable to meet the CSRA WGA membership requirements (By-laws, Article 1, Section 3) during a current CSRA WGA playing season, any CSRA WGA member who is in good standing with the resigning member club and current with CSRA WGA dues will be allowed to participate in all individual CSRA events for a period of sixty (60) days from the date when the CSRA WGA board is notified of the member club resignation.

On day sixty-one (61) Article II, Section 4 – Eligibility to Play will stand as written with this exception:  All elected and appointed members of the Executive Board will be allowed and encouraged to complete their term of office or serve in their position until the end of the current CSRA WGA playing season

ARTICLE II

    Section 1 — Duties of Board Members

The duties of all officers and committee chairmen shall be described in detail in a Standard Operating Procedures manual.    (added July, 2008)

    Section 2 — Dues      

Yearly dues for each 18-hole golfer participating in CSRA  events shall be set by the CSRA board and paid by the start of the CSRA season.  Any woman joining after the initial enrollment date must pay her dues to her club CSRA representative, who will submit her name /information and dues at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.  If the meeting is not held, her name/information may be submitted in person or electronically to the secretary, treasurer, tournament chair, handicap chair and VP for bag tags and dues given to the Treasurer in person or via US mail.  Any new member is eligible to participate in all CSRA events once her club CSRA representative has submitted her name/information and dues at a regularly scheduled board meeting.  There is no provision for prorated dues for members joining after the start of the season.  The yearly dues for a CSRA member are $10, with such dues waived for lifetime members.     

    Section 3 — Participation

A.     Participation by any player whose association dues are not  paid will be denied.

B.      If a woman participates in a CSRA tournament and if it is later discovered that she was ineligible to participate, and if she won a prize, then the CSRA representative from that woman’s club shall be responsible for reimbursing the correct winner for the full amount of the prize money.

C.     All Memorial Cup participation points awarded to ineligible  players shall be withdrawn and all Memorial Cup prize points awarded to ineligible winners shall be withdrawn
and given to the correct winners.

D.     The club representative must contact all ineligible participants and remind them that they cannot participate any further until they meet the eligibility requirements.

    Section 4 – Eligibility to Play (See also Article II, Section 2 — Dues)

The CSRA WGA eligibility requirements shall be consistent with the LPGA tournament participation requirements, including “be a female and at least 18 years of age.”  A player must join the ladies’  eighteen-hole golf association of a participating club and establish a USGA handicap.  Then, and only then, is she allowed to participate in CSRA WGA events. If a player transfers to another participating CSRA club during the season, she shall notify the CSRA WGA secretary in writing of this change prior to participating in a CSRA WGA event.

    Section 5 – Member of Two Clubs    

When a CSRA member belongs to two or more member clubs, after the CSRA Montenyohl Championship, she must declare one club as her home club for the ensuing calendar year and participate in all CSRA events from that club. She must also designate that club as the authority for her handicap and post to that club all scores made at all clubs, together with course ratings and dates played.

    Section 6 – Handicap Limit

There is no longer a maximum handicap limit for participation in CSRA WGA events; however, participants with a handicap index over 40 must play to a 40 handicap, based on the slope and index of the host course. (April, 2010)

    Section 7 – Detrimental Actions 

If an officer or committee chairman is acting in a manner detrimental to the CSRA WGA, the Board, by a majority vote, may take appropriate action.  If a representative is acting in a manner detrimental to the CSRA WGA, the Board will notify the home club.

    Section 8 – Resignations

If an elected officer is unable to complete her term, the president shall appoint a person to fill that position, with the Board’s approval.  That person will serve until the next general election of officers.  If the president herself resigns, the vice-president will step up to that position and the Board will approve a replacement to fill the vice president’s position.

ARTICLE III – Montenyohl Championship

    Section 1

The medal play championship tournament shall be played in flights without handicaps.  

    Section 2

Players will be flighted according to handicap index before the tournament begins and will remain in that flight for the entire tournament.

    Section 3

Each round will be played on a different member course, making sure that both states are represented.

ARTICLE IV – Amending the By-Laws

    Section 1

The by-laws may be amended by a majority vote at any regular meeting, provided the amendment was submitted at the previous regular meeting.

    Section 2

A quorum shall be one over half of the member clubs present.

    Section 3

Each club has one vote by a club representative.

    Section 4

Each officer except the president (who may vote only in the case of a tie) is limited to one vote and must cast that vote in the capacity of her office.

    Section 5

Each committee chairman holding an appointed position on the Board shall be limited to one vote and must cast that vote in the capacity of her appointed board position.

    Section 6

Vote shall be by roll call and general consent.

    Section 7

Any substitute for a Board Member at a meeting has the
authority to vote in the capacity of the Board Member.

Latest revision:  October, 2019

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