Constitution of the LIGA
ARTICLE I Name
The name of this Association is “Long Island Golf Association, Inc.”
ARTICLE II Objectives
Its objectives shall be (1) to hold tournaments for the purpose of determining the various Long Island golf champions; (2) to promote good fellowship and friendly rivalry among the golf players and golf clubs on Long Island; (3) to foster and preserve all the ancient and honorable traditions of the game of golf; (4) to further the advancement of the game of golf; and (5) to provide support for selected charitable organizations, among them, The Long Island Caddie Scholarship Fund.
ARTICLE III Membership
The membership of the Association shall be limited to regularly constituted golf clubs and courses on Long Island, as defined by the United States Golf Association, and to golf clubs with mutual interests.
Any eligible club or course may be elected to membership by a majority vote at any meeting of the Association or of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE IV Meetings
Sec. 1. The annual meeting of the Association shall be held during the month of November each year at such time and place as the Executive Committee shall designate.
Sec. 2. Special Meetings. A special meeting of the Association may be called at any time by the President or by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. A special meeting of the Association may also be called upon the request of the Presidents of five (5) member clubs in good standing.
Sec. 3. Such special meetings shall be called only upon thirty (30) days written notice to each member club. Said notice shall clearly and specifically state the time, place, and objective of the meeting. No business shall be conducted at such special meeting except as stated in the notice thereof or except as may be agreed to by a majority vote of the clubs in attendance.
ARTICLE V Representation
Each club shall be entitled to one voting delegate at any regular or special meeting of the Association.
ARTICLE VI Quorum
Seven (7) clubs represented at any regular or special meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. No voting by proxy shall be permitted at any meeting.
ARTICLE VII Dues
The annual dues shall be established by the Executive Committee each year and shall be due and payable on the first day of January in each year. Any club having failed to pay its dues within one hundred twenty (120) days after such due date shall be deemed to have resigned from the Association. No player from such club shall be eligible thereafter to play in any event held under the auspices of the Association until the reinstatement of such club.
ARTICLE VIII Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the Association shall commence November 1st of each year and end October 31st of the following year. Annual reports of officers and committees shall cover this period.
ARTICLE XI Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the delegates present, qualified, and voting at the annual meeting or any special meeting of the Association, provided written notice of any proposed amendment shall have been mailed to all member clubs at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.