Maryland Skeet Shooting Association, Inc. By - Laws

Article 1

Dues

 

Section 1 - Individual Member. Any individual member in good standing with the Association shall automatically be deemed an individual member of the Association. A member in "good standing" is any individual who is a current member of the National Skeet Shooting Association, living in the State of Maryland.

Section 2 - Skeet Club. The annual member club dues of this Association shall be $10.00, due and payable on or before November 1 of each year. Only member clubs having paid their dues on or before December 1 shall be considered in good standing, and be entitled to vote at the annual or any special meeting of the Association. Member clubs in arrears for their dues may be reinstated upon written application to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association, and, upon vote of the majority of the Directors of the Association may be reinstated and considered in good standing.

Section 3 - Associate Member. Dues shall not be assessed on associate members.

Section 4 - Honorary Members. Dues shall not be assessed on honorary members.

Section 4 - Leagues. Dues for leagues shall be determined at the time of application by the Board of Directors.

Article 2

Shoot Fees

Section 1 - Fees. All shooters, including individual members of the Association, taking part in any registered shoot, within the state, shall pay a fee of $.02 2006 per target per shooter. The Secretary of the member club shall forward, within 15 days of the shoot, to the Association Secretary-Treasurer, together with a report, all moneys so collected, which shall be deposited to the credit of the Association. The above shall apply to all shoots registered with the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), but shall not apply to shoots held by individual clubs for members only.

Article 3

Annual State Championship Tournament

 

Section 1 - Dates. The Annual State Championship Tournament of this Association shall be held on the dates selected by the Board of Directors. If possible, this tournament shall be held on the same weekend that neighboring states hold their state tournaments.

Section 2 - Events. The Annual State Championship Tournament shall consist of 100 targets for each gauge. 11/90 The gun rotation shall be Doubles, 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 bore. Other events shall be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 3 - Trophies. The Association shall purchase and donate all trophies for the Annual State Championship Tournament under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Section 4 - Entry Fees. The Board of Directors current officers of Mssa 11/2011 shall determine the entry fee for each 100 targets. 11/90 There will be no charge for the 5-person team event. 11/91 There will be no charge for concurrent events.

Section 5 - Site. The Annual State Championship Tournament shall be held at a skeet club so determined by the Board of Directors. The club shall have a minimum of 6 fields 11-00 with one having good quality lights.

Section 6 - Expenses. The Association shall pay all expenses incurred. Such expenses to be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and negotiated with the club selected to hold this event. 11/90 The club holding the State Shoot shall be reimbursed, at their cost, for the cost of holding the shoot, plus be paid $300 2008 per day for rental of the facility.

Article 4

Registered Shoots

 

Section 1 - Application. All member clubs wishing to hold registered shoots for the following skeet year shall make application to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association on forms provided for this purpose.

Section 2 - Conflicts. To avoid conflicts, the Secretary/Treasurer shall approve registered shoots only, in accordance with the following rules:

A. Not more than one shoot shall be registered on any given date, unless a club on the opposite side of the bay, with three fields or less, applies for the same date.

B. Each member club shall be entitled to three registered shoots per skeet year. Any member club that desires to hold more than three registered shoots in any skeet year shall make application through the Secretary/Treasurer to schedule these additional shoots only after the three-shoot schedule has been approved for each member club.

C. The Secretary/Treasurer shall coordinate all shoots held by member clubs with clubs in close proximity in neighboring states for purposes of avoiding conflicts with said clubs.

Section 3 - Notification. The Secretary/Treasurer shall notify each registered member club of the approved registered shoot dates for said club. The Secretary/Treasurer shall submit to the NSSA, under one cover, all approved registered shoot dates for all member clubs.

Article 5

Classification

 

Section 1 - Classification. The method of classifying shooters in this Association shall be the same as the method used by the NSSA.

Article 6

Annual Awards

Section 1 - State Teams. State teams shall be determined on the basis of the following qualifications:

A. First team: To be eligible a shooter must be a resident of MD 11/97 six months prior to the Annual State Championship Tournament. NSSA standards must be shot. 11-00. MSSA Standards of 800 targets in each guage (12, 20, 28, 410 bore) plus 500 targets in doubles must be shot to equality. 11/20/12 Skeet League targets Monthly Targets 11/22/13 and Closed Club targets shall be excluded from the shooters Shoot History in determining the shooters placement on all the Maryland first 11/20/13 State Teams. 11/99 Requests for exception to the following must be made in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer within one month of the State Championship and will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the November meeting:   11/89 All four gauges must be shot at the Annual State Championship Tournament. 11/95 The U.S. Open Tournament in all four gauges can be substituted for the Annual State Championship 11/97 if both tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

B. Second team: To be eligible a shooter must be a resident of MD 11/97 six months prior to the Annual State Championship Tournament. NSSA standards must be shot. 11-00 MSSA standards of 800 targets in each guage (12, 20, 28, 410 bore) plus 500 targets in doubles must be shot to qualify. 11/20/12 Skeet League targets, Monthly targets, 11/20/13 Monthly Targets 11/22/13 and Closed Club targets shall be excluded from the shooters Shoot History in determining the shooters placement on all State Teams. 1.11/99 Requests for exception to the following must be made in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer within one month of the State Championship and will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the November meeting: 11/89 All four gauges must be shot at the Annual State Championship Tournament. 11/95 The US Open Tournament in all four gauges can be substituted for the Annual State Championship 11/97 if both tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

C. Honorable Mention team: To be eligible a shooter must be a resident of MD 11/97 six months prior to the Annual State Championship Tournament. NSSA standards must be shot. 11-00 MSSA standards of 800 targets in each guage (12, 20, 28, 410 bore) plus 500 targets in doubles must be shot to qualify. 11/20/12 Skeet League targets,Monthly Targets 11/22/13 and Closed Club targets shall be excluded from the shooters Shoot History in determining the shooters placement on all State Teams. 1.11/99 Requests for exception to the following must be made in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer within one month of the State Championship and will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the November meeting: 11/89 All four gauges must be shot at the Annual State Championship Tournament. 11/95 The US Open Tournament in all four gauges can be substituted for the Annual State Championship 11/97 if both tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

D.C 11/20/13. Ladies team: To be eligible a shooter must be a resident of MD 11/97 six months prior to the Annual State Championship Tournament. NSSA standards must be shot. 11-00 MSSA standards of 800 targets in each guage (12, 20, 28, 410 bore) plus 500 targets in doubles must be shot to qualify. 11/20/12 Skeet League targets, Monthly targets, 11/20/13 and Closed Club targets shall be excluded from the shooters Shoot History in determining the shooters placement on all State Teams. 1.11/99 Requests for exception to the following must be made in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer within one month of the State Championship and will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the November meeting: 11/89 All four gauges must be shot at the Annual State Championship Tournament. 11/95 The US Open Tournament in all four gauges can be substituted for the Annual State Championship 11/97 if both tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

E.D 11/20/13Concurrent Awards: To be eligible a shooter must be a resident of MD 11/97six months prior to the Annual State Championship Tournament. NSSA standards must be shot. 11-00 MSSA standards of 800 targets in each guage (12, 20, 28, 410 bore) plus 500 targets in doubles must be shot to qualify. 11/20/12 Skeet League targets, Monthly targets, 11/20/13 and Closed Club targets shall be excluded from the shooters Shoot History in determining the shooters placement on all State Teams. 1.11/99 Requests for exception to the following must be made in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer within one month of the State Championship and will be voted on by the Board of Directors at the November meeting: 11/89 All four gauges must be shot at the Annual State Championship Tournament. 11/95 The US Open Tournament in all four gauges can be substituted for the Annual State Championship 11/97 if both tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

11/86 Section 1A - Hall of Fame. 11/90 Hall of Fame selection shall be based on the following forms of induction:

1. Shooting ability. Satisfaction of any two qualifies an individual:

a) Selection to three NSSA All American Teams.

b) Winning of three Maryland State Championships and/or Zone 2 Championships 11/13: includes HOA, 12, 20, 28, 410,and Dbls; also includes concurrent events.

c) Selection to five Maryland All State Teams: includes 1st and 2nd teams.

d) Winning a World Championship title: includes concurrent titles.

e) National High Average Leader: includes concurrent titles.

f) Holder of numerous World Records and World Record Ties: includes concurrent and team events.

2. Contribution to the sport. Satisfaction of any two qualifies an individual:

a) NSSA President.

b) State Association 2/98 Officer - three terms (six years).

c) Zone 2/98Executive Committee Person.

d) NSSA State Director - three terms (six years).

e) Active shooter for 20+ years.

f) Time and/or money contribution on a long-term basis.

3. Other requirements:

a) All inductees shall have been a resident of the State of Maryland for a period of 11-00 ten (10) years, except in case of death.

b) May be deceased, retired from serious competition (standards), or if still active, must have completed 12 years of competition.

c) A nominee who is considered and not selected may be considered an unlimited number of times.

d) Industry Representatives shall be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame based on shooting ability or if contributions made were above and beyond the requirements of his/her salaried position.

e) In order that the Maryland State Skeet Hall of Fame be administered on a consistent basis, free from temporary influences, and to reflect the perspective of time, the following rules and guidelines apply:

f) A committee of three, appointed by the President shall make selection of persons. Committee members shall serve a three-year term with one term expiring each year. The committee shall be anonymous, known only to the President.

g) All selections of persons shall 11-00 not be secret prior to induction. The selections of the committee are FINAL and not open to review or vote.

h) Formal induction shall take place at the 11-00 State Shoot.

i) Each inductee will be presented a medallion and plaque.

j) A suitable plaque shall be displayed at a location to be designated by the Board of Directors.

k) 11-00 The number elected to membership in the Hall of Fame shall not exceed:

I. Two active Members.

II. Two non-active members.

III. Maximum number of inductees per year will be four.

l) 11-00 Consideration shall be given to the Nominee's length of participation within the State,quantity and equality of tournament participation, standard of conduct and sportsmanship. A shooter must have established credentials, that when compared to the standard of his/her era, and accomplishments of his/her peers, would be considered outstanding.

m) 11-00 The deadline for submissions to Maryland Hall of Fame will be January 1st, see form. Such submissions shall be made to M.S.S.A. President who will forward to the Hall of Fame committee members. The committee will decide the inductees for the current year by April 1st.

Section 2 - Other Awards. All other awards shall be determined each year by the Board of Directors.

Section 3 - Presentation. Recipients of state awards shall be determined from the averages published in the annual Skeet Shooting Review and presented at the time and place of the Annual State Awards Banquet.

Article 7

Directors

Section 1 - Board. The Board of Directors shall consist of one Director from each club, located within the State of Maryland. Such Directors shall be selected in a manner determined appropriate by each member club.

Section 2 - Term. Terms of office of Directors shall be one year. All terms shall commence on the first day on the new skeet year in which the Director is elected.

Section 3 - Duties. The Board of Directors shall have general charge of the affairs of the Association and shall assume such other duties as are not specifically assigned to the officers or committees. It shall appoint such committees as are deemed necessary under the circumstances. It shall conduct an investigation of complaint, or of charges, against a member or member club believed guilty of unsportsman like conduct, or of conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Association, with power and authority their discretion.

Section 4 - Meetings.

1. Regular Meeting. The Board of Directors shall meet 11/94 four times a year????. Notice of the time and place of such annual meeting shall be mailed to each Director at least 15 days prior to such meeting.

2. Special meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the Secretary/Treasurer, on the direction of the President, or upon written request of at least one-half of the Directors. Notice of the time, place and business to be transacted at such special meeting shall be mailed to each Director at least 15 days prior to such meeting. No business may be transacted at a special meeting unless included in the notice thereof.

3. Quorum. At any annual or special meeting of the Board of Directors, one-half of the members shall constitute a quorum.

4. Proxies. Voting by written proxy shall be permitted at any annual or special meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 5 - Vacancies. Vacancies occurring on the Board of Directors shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term by the person so designated from the member club.

Section 6 - Removal. Any elected Director may be removed from office during his term for cause deemed sufficient by the Board of Directors upon concurrence of at least three- fourths of all of the members elected thereto. Such action may be taken at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors, but only after written notice, specifying the reasons for such proposed action has been given to the accused, and to each member of the Board of Directors at least 15 days prior thereto.

Section 7 - Compensation. No Director shall receive any salary or other compensation from the Association funds, unless specifically authorized by the Board of Directors.

Article 8

Officers

 

Section 1 - Number and Election. The Officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, and a Secretary/Treasurer, who shall be elected biannually, in odd number years by the general membership at the place of the annual competition. The term will run for two calendar years. An Association member shall not be permitted to hold a position of Director and Officer simultaneously. The President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Association shall not be voting members of the Board of Directors. An Association member may make nominations for the various offices in writing, and, if post marked at least five days before the annual competition shall be received and read there at, prior to the election. Oral nominations shall be received at such meeting.

Section 2 - Duties.

1. President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors. He/she shall be a member of all regular committees, and shall perform such other duties usually pertaining to such office.

2. Vice President. The Vice President shall perform such duties of the President in his absence, or at his/her request.

3. Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Association. He/she shall take care of all correspondence and issue notice of all meetings. He/she shall collect all dues, and shall be custodian of all monies, securities, vouchers and trophies of the Association, and shall preserve the receipts of all monies paid. He/she is authorized to receive for the Association all funds due the Association from whatever source, and also contributions. He/she shall deposit all monies to the credit of the Association in such bank, or banks, as the Board of Directors may designate. The withdrawal of funds by check from the bank account of the Association must carry the signature of the Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall make no disbursements, except for incidental expenses such as postage, printing and stationary, unless authorized by order of the Board of Directors. A full and detailed report of all monies received and disbursed by him/her shall be made at the annual meeting of the Association. All books and statements of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be audited and approved by the Board of Directors. The Secretary/Treasurer shall attest documents and perform such other duties as required by the By-Laws, or assigned by the President, Vice President, or the Board of Directors.

4. Assistants. Assistant Secretaries or Assistant Treasurers may be appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors for the balance of the term of the Secretary/Treasurer. They shall perform all duties of the Secretary/Treasurer in his/her absence, or at his/her request.

Section 3 - Removal. Any elected officer may be removed from office during his term for cause deemed sufficient by the Board of Directors upon concurrence of at least three-fourths of all members elected thereto. Such action may be taken at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors, but only after written notice, specifying the reasons for such proposed action has been given to the accused, and to each member of the Board of Directors at least 15 days prior thereto.

Section 4 - Vacancies. In the event of death, resignation, removal or disability of any Officer, the Board of Directors may fill the vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term.

Section 5 - Compensation. No Officer shall receive any salary or other compensation from the Association's funds, unless specifically authorized by the Board of Directors.

Article 9

Order of Business

Section 1 - Order. The order of business at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors shall be as follows:

1. Roll Call

2. Reading of previous minutes

3. Filling of vacancies

4. Reports of Officers

5. Reports of Committees

6. Unfinished business

7. New business

8. Adjournment

Section 2 - Rules. Unless they conflict with these By-Laws, Roberts Rules of Order shall govern meetings.

Article 10

Amendments

These by-laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority vote of the entire membership of the Board. They may be amended without a meeting by written approval, upon mailed ballots, signed by a majority of the entire membership of the board.

 

Submitted by,

Gloria M. Creighton

Secretary/Treasurer

July 1998

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