Friends of Attleboro Hockey Association
Amended March 16, 2010
I. Article I – Name
A. The name of the organization shall formally be known as:
FRIENDS OF ATTLEBORO HOCKEY
II. Article II – Mission Statement
The association shall be comprised of parents and other volunteers interested in promoting ice hockey in the City of Attleboro. The FRIENDS OF Attleboro Hockey Association’s purpose is to promote and support ice hockey within the City of Attleboro by working with the Attleboro School system and providing financial support as required. The Association shall engage in fundraising events in order to provide the necessary financial support.
III. Article III– Objectives
A. As stated at the annual meeting
B. The objectives shall be attained by devising and implementing various
. fundraising events and activities
IV. Article IV – Membership
A. Membership shall include all persons who wish to promote the activities
promoted by the FRIENDS OF ATTLEBORO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION.
B. General members present will each be allowed one, non-transferable vote on
any given motion that require voting at general membership meetings. Members must have attended
one previous meeting during that year to be allowed to vote at a general membership meeting.
C. Each member shall be supplied with a copy of the by-laws and any
D. General membership may be denied, revoked, or suspended due to either
failure to maintain membership status, or by conduct that is deemed
detrimental to the image and purpose of the organization. Denial, revocation,
or suspension of membership must be executed by a 2/3 vote of the Board of
Directors. Such members may appeal the decision of the Board to a general membership
meeting, which on a 2/3 vote may order reinstatement.
E. All officers, Board members, Committee Chairs, must be in good standing,
as deemed by the Board of Directors and as defined by the by-laws.
V. Article V - Meetings
A. General membership meetings shall be regularly scheduled and held at least
twice each year on the third Thursday of the month. The general meeting shall be called the annual
B. There shall be an annual general meeting of the organization on the third Thursday of January for the
purpose of nominating principle officers of the Executive Board, receiving reports, and
transacting the business of the organization.
The meeting shall be open to all active and honorary members in good standing. Notice of
said meeting will be issued by the Secretary, and E-mailed to the last recorded address of each
member in good standing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the time appointed
C. A general membership meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of February for the
purpose of holding elections for principle officers of the Executive Board, receiving reports, and
transacting the business of the organization.
D. Special general meetings shall be called by the president upon written request of
five (5) general members. The president must state the objective (s) of the
meeting. A seven (7) day advanced notice is required to membership, and the
meeting shall be limited to the stated objectives.
E. Two-thirds of the members shall constitute a quorum for general meetings of any
F. The order of business at all other meetings (General and Board of directors) shall
1. Roll Call
2. Minutes from previous meetings
3. Treasure’s report
5. Committee reports
6. Special reports
7. Old business
8. New business
F. The President may reschedule general membership meetings with proper
G. Rules of Order: Robert’s rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all
VI. Article VI – Elective Officers
A. The elective officers of the board shall be a President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and Fund Raising Chair (known hereafter as the
B. Duties of the Officers
1. Duties of President
It shall be the duty of the president to take charge of the organization, to preside at all of the
meetings of the organization. He/She shall have the entire supervision and management of
the organization, and its property, pending the action of the Board of Directors, the power to
suspend any member for violating the By-Laws of the organization, pending the approval of
the Board of Directors, and to call special meetings. He/She shall be an ex-officio member of all
2. Duties of the Vice President
It shall be the duties of the Vice President to assist the President in the discharge of His/Her duties.
In addition, in the absence of the President, the Vice President will assume the duties of the
President and to officiate at any general membership or Board meetings.
3. Duties of the Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the organization, and shall keep a record of all
receipts and disbursements, and shall render a written report at the general membership meetings,
or when requested by the President or the Board of Directors. The funds shall be deposited in the
name of the organization in a bank approved by the Board of Directors. All disbursements made
by check shall be signed by the Treasurer, or the President of the organization.
4. Duties of the Secretary
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep minutes of the organization, and the Board of
Directors, and to supervise all reports and documents connected with the business of the
organization. In addition, the Secretary shall supervise the correspondence of the organization,
prepare and issue notices of all meetings including meetings of the Board of Directors.
5. Duties of the Fundraising Chair Person
It shall be the duty of the Fundraising Chair to devise and implement ways to raise money
To support the organization. The Fundraising Chair Person will be assisted by the Board of
Directors, and any members as they may be needed,
and shall have the approval of the Board of Directors to hold any fundraising activity.
VII. Article VII – Elections
A. Executive Board
1. At the February general meeting, nominees for the executive Board will
be elected and installed.
2. The executive Board consists of the President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and Fundraising Chair.
3. Positions on the executive Board will be filled by votes of the general
4. All elected officers of the FRIENDS OF ATTLEBORO HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS are on a
one (1) year term duration. The duration of their term shall be from May 1 through April 30 of the
5. If no nominees volunteer, the President may solicit and appoint
suitable candidates from the general membership with existing
Executive Board approval. The President may also solicit and appoint
two (2) alternates to the Board of Directors.
VIII. Article VIII – Committees
A. Fund Raising Committee
1. Committee Chair term of office is for one (1) year.
2. Shall chair and oversee all fund raising activities of the association.
3. Shall be responsible for devising and implementing strategies for generating revenue
for the association.
4. Must seek and receive Board approval for all fund raising plans.
5. Shall consist of no less than two (2) members and as many others as necessary to
achieve their objectives.
IX. Article IX – Manner of Amending By-Laws
A. These articles may be amended or repealed in whole or part, by majority vote at the
Annual Meeting, General Meeting or Special Meeting.
X. Article X – By-Laws
A. By-Laws will be hereafter adopted. By-Laws may be amended or repealed in whole, or in
Part, in a manner provided therein, and the amendments to the by-laws shall be binding on all
members, including those who may have voted against them.
XI. Article XI- Assets Upon Dissolution
A. Upon dissolution of the organization, any assets remaining after payment, or provision of payment of
all debts and liabilities of this organization, shall be distributed to a nonprofit foundation associated
with Attleboro High School, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, and
which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501© (3) 0f the Internal Revenue Code. All
final expenditures must be approved by a majority of the Board of Directors