Trojan Cheer Club
Lassiter High School By-Laws
Article 1: Name and Location
Section 1. The name of the organization is the Lassiter Trojan Cheer Club, located at 2600 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30066.
Article 2: Purpose of Corporation
Section 1. The exclusive purpose of the Lassiter High School Trojan Cheer Club, herein thereafter referred to as the Booster Club, shall be to support the academic, athletic, and fund raising needs of the cheerleading squads and coordinating athletic teams at Lassiter High School. The boosters shall encourage and support the participation of the Lassiter Cheerleaders in respective athletic event, including cheerleading competitions, to provide the means to promote instructional and training activities within the sport of cheerleading through public support, seminars, training camps, and any and all other appropriate means.
Article 3: Basic Policies of Corporation
Section 1. The booster club was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia, and the Georgia High School Association, as a non-profit corporation to organize, sponsor, and raise funds in support of cheerleading activities and programs at Lassiter High School, Cobb County, Georgia.
Section 2. The name of the organization or the names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used to endorse or promote a commercial concern or in connection with any partisan interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to promoting the objects of the organization.
Section 3. The organizations shall not directly or indirectly participate or intervene, in any way, including the publishing or distribution of statements in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 4. In the event of the dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be given to Lassiter High School.
Article 4: Membership and Dues
Section 1a. Members shall be those cheerleading families who have fully paid annual dues. A spouse of a member shall also be deemed to be a member.
Section 1b. Voting privileges shall be limited to only those adult members with children active in the program.
Section 2. The secretary shall make available to any member of the Booster Club a roster of active members and/or a schedule of planned meetings, events and activities.
Section 3. Membership fees are non-refundable.
Article 5: Meetings
Section 1. Regular meeting of the full booster club membership shall be convened at least, but not limited to three times a year at a date, time, and location specified by the President/Co-Presidents of the Booster Club.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President or majority of the board by five days notice have been given. Board consists of the President/Co-Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 3. The elections meeting shall be held following cheerleader tryouts for the upcoming school year. The nominating committee will present opportunities for service at the first meeting associated with tryouts. Nominations and/or interested individuals will be recruited from the membership. Following squad selection, the nominating committee will compose a ballot to be presented at the post-tryout meeting.
Section 4. A majority of the members present at an official meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of this Booster Club.
Article 6: Officers and their Election
Section 1. Each Officer of this Booster Club shall be a member.
Section 2. The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. No more than two persons may share an office.
Section 3. Officers shall be elected in accordance with Section 3 of Article 5.
Section 4. Officers shall serve until their successors are duly elected. Officers may serve successive years, if elected.
Section 5. The nominating committee shall consist of three to seven members appointed by the current officers. This committee shall make nominations for officers at the meeting described in Article 5, Section 3.
Section 6. Only those persons who have signified their consent to serve if elected shall be nominated for or elected to such office.
Section 7. A vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person elected by a majority vote of the current officers.
Article 7: Duties of Officers
Section 1. President: The President shall preside over all meeting of the Booster Club and all meeting of the officers and the board. The President shall sign all contracts on behalf of the Booster Club which are approved by the officers. The President may sign checks in absence of the Treasurer. The outgoing president may serve in an advisory capacity to the Booster Club for one full year following his/her term. Members seeking the position of Co-President shall be a member of the board for at least one year.
Section 2. Vice President: the VP shall work closely with the President and shall be prepared to act accordingly in the absence of the President.
Section 3. Secretary: The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings, including general meetings of the Booster Club and Executive Sessions of the Officers of the Board. The Secretary shall issue all notices of the general meetings and executive officer meetings. The Secretary shall maintain a listing of all active members, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
Section 4. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and maintain custody of all finances relating to Booster Club, dues, and fund raisers. The Treasurer shall sign checks for the disbursement of Booster Club funds. The Treasurer shall keep accurate and up to date books and records of all financial transactions, including receipts and disbursements. These records, vouchers, and receipts shall be provided to the officers for their examination, if necessary. An audit may be performed upon request of the principal or current officers.
Section 5. Every effort will be made to balance the officers between the parents of football/ competition and football/basketball cheerleaders, as well as varying grade levels.
Article 8: Fiscal Year
Section 1. The fiscal year of this Booster Club should begin on April 1 and end on March 31.
Article 9: Parliamentary Authority
Section 1. Parliamentary rules shall govern the meetings of this Booster Club.
Article 10: Amendments
Section 1. Booster Club by-laws may be amended at any regular meetings by a majority vote of members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendments shall have been giving prior to the meeting.
Revised: May 2009