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AFTDA Bylaws

Adopted unanimously by AFTDA BoD, 2014 Jan 12

Revision proposed 2014 Apr 2, adopted 2014 Apr 3


Article I: Organization

  1. The name of the organization shall be the Association of Flat Track Derby Announcers, or AFTDA.

Article II: Purpose

  1. The purpose of the organization is to promote skill and professionalism among announcers of flat track roller derby.  Activities of the organization under that purpose include, but are not limited to:

    1. Formulating standards and codes of conduct for roller derby announcing.

    2. Advocating for fair treatment of announcers.

    3. Formulating and enforcing certification standards for announcers.

    4. Assisting roller derby organizations with management of announcers for tournaments.

    5. Providing opportunities for growth and learning among announcers.

Article III: Membership

  1. Membership in the organization shall be open to any person who serves in the role of announcer for the sport of flat track roller derby and who agrees to adhere to the AFTDA Member Code of Conduct (MCoC).

  2. There are no dues for membership in the organization.

  3. Membership in the organization may be suspended by majority vote of the Board of Directors.  Membership may be revoked by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.

Article IV: Board of Directors

  1. The organization shall have a Board of Directors consisting of five people, elected from the membership at large.

  2. The Board shall meet by videoconference as necessary to conduct business, no less than quarterly.

  3. A majority of Directors (three) constitutes a quorum.  Decisions on behalf of the organization, unless specifically calling for unanimity in the by-laws, are made by majority vote at any meeting at which a quorum of Directors is present, or by e-mail vote of a majority of Directors.  In the event of a tie vote, the President breaks the tie.

  4. A Director may assign their vote for a given issue to a designated proxy, either another Director or an ex-officio Director.

  5. The term of a Director shall be two years, with the option to step down after one year. Directors stepping down after one year will be replaced with a new director chosen by the AFTDA Membership. A Director may run for re-election without limit.

  6. Directors shall be expected to adhere to the AFTDA Board Code of Conduct (BCoC).

  7. There is no monetary compensation for Directors.

  8. The Board of Directors may appoint committees and ex-officio members to carry out specific duties.

  9. In the event that a Director is unable or unwilling to perform their duties, their office may be suspended by vote of the majority of remaining Directors or revoked by unanimous vote of the remaining Directors.

  10. A vacancy on the Board will be filled by an appointment by the President, or Vice President if the Presidency is vacant, with approval of the majority of remaining Directors, for the duration of the vacant term.

Article V: Officers

  1. The Board of Directors shall elect from among their number three officers: President, Vice President, and Secretary.

  2. The duties of the President shall include setting agendas for and presiding over Board meetings, supervising and controlling the affairs of the organization, and negotiating on behalf of the organization.

  3. The duties of the Vice President shall include acting in the role of President at such times the President is unavailable or unable to act, and any other duties delegated by the President.

  4. The duties of the Secretary shall include managing the documentation of the organization, including meeting minutes, statements and press releases, membership records, certification tests and results, and so on.  The Secretary shall be responsible for sending and receiving communications on behalf of the organization, unless that duty is delegated to another Director or ex-officio Director.

Article VI: Order of Business

  1. Roll Call.

  2. Reading of the Minutes of the preceding meeting.

  3. Reports of Officers.

  4. Old and Unfinished Business.

  5. New Business.

  6. Adjournments.

Article VII: Funds and Assets

  1. The organization shall have no funds or assets.

  2. Members or Directors may voluntarily use their own funds in support of AFTDA activities, e.g. registration of a domain name or printing reference materials.  A Member or Director who spends money on behalf of the organization may request voluntary reimbursement from the Board or the Membership, not to exceed the amount of the expenditure.

Article VIII: Amendments

  1. The Board of Directors shall have the power to amend, alter, make and repeal the bylaws of the organization by majority vote.