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Bylaws of the

St. Louis Skating Club, Inc.

As Amended July 2016

 

 

 

ARTICLE I. CLUB NAME, PURPOSE, AND SCOPE

SECTION 1. NAME.

The Corporation shall be known as the St. Louis Skating Club, lnc. The Corporation shall operate
as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri. Throughout these bylaws;
the Corporation may sometimes be referred to as the 'Club.'

SECTION 2. PRINCIPAL SKATING HEADQUARTERS.

The Club's Principal Skating Headquarters shall be at the Brentwood Ice Arena, 2505 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, Missouri, or at such other place as the Board of Directors may designate.

SECTION 3. FISCAL YEAR.

The Club's fiscal year shall run from July 1 through June 30, until such time as the Board of Directors shall adopt a different fiscal year.

SECTION 4. SEAL.

The Club shall not have a corporate seal.

SECTION 5. PURPOSE

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and

  1. to function as an amateur athletic association to foster national, international, regional, and sectional competition in the sport of figure skating;
  2. to encourage and give guidance and help for the full participation in the sport of figure skating by all persons, regardless of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, gender, ancestry, or any other discriminatory practice;
  3. to improve and advance amateur skating on ice in all its forms;
  4. to encourage the practice, instructions, and advancement of amateur skating on ice in all
    its forms, including all United States Figure Skating Association, hereafter referred to as
    U.S. Figure Skating, supported Qualifying and Non-Qualifying disciplines and basic skills;
  5. to educate and inform the public regarding figure skating, with emphasis on its pleasure
    and healthful and other benefits;
  6. to publish and disseminate information concerning figure skating through all effective media
    and communications methods available;
  7. to sponsor or co-sponsor, produce or co-produce, or to host or co-host, or cooperate in the sponsorship, production, or hosting of ice shows, amateur figure skating competitions, or other sanctioned ice events;
  8. and generally to do and perform such other acts as may be necessary, advisable, proper,
    or incidental in the realization of the objects and purposes of this organization, including the raising of money to support the activities by dues, fees, contributions, carnivals, and other lawful means, and to carry out the general policies of U.S. Figure Skating; and
  9. Including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations
    under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

SECTION 6. MEMBERSHIP IN U.S. FIGURE SKATING

The Club shall maintain its membership in U.S. Figure Skating and conduct its affairs in a manner consistent with the bylaws of that organization’s governing body.

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1. APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP.

Applicants for membership in the Club shall submit a completed Club's membership application form
to the Chairman of the Membership Committee, along with the appropriate annual membership dues and U.S. Figure Skating fees. At the time this application plus dues are received by the membership chairman, the applicant then becomes a provisional member of the Club, subject to approval in the appropriate class of membership by the Board of Directors as hereinafter provided. The Membership Chairman shall report to the Board of Directors any new applications (received since the last meeting) no later than the next meeting of the Board of Directors. Once notified
the Board of Directors shall vote to approve or disapprove the applicant to the appropriate class of membership by a majority vote. Voting may be rendered by any board agreed upon method, either historical or modern, as long as
the method, and resulting vote, is trackable and auditable.

SECTION 2. CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP.

The membership of the Club shall be comprised of the following classes:

  1. Senior Members Senior members shall consist of skaters or non-skaters, 18 years of age
    or older as of the beginning of the fiscal year of membership, for whom the Club is the Home Club of affiliation on the records with U.S. Figure Skating. Senior members shall have all the rights and privileges authorized by U.S. Figure Skating bylaws and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges authorized by the bylaws of the Club. Senior Home Club members have full ice privileges. Senior Home Club members have full voting privileges, and can serve on the
    St. Louis Skating Club Board of Directors, and all committees including the Executive Committee. As long as U.S. Figure Skating’s membership categories provide for additional options, certain types of Senior members may qualify for a special membership status.
  2. Junior Members Junior members shall consist of skaters or non-skaters, less than 18 years of age as of the beginning of the fiscal year of membership, for whom the Club is the Home Club of affiliation on the records with U.S. Figure Skating. Junior members shall have all the rights and privileges authorized by U.S. Figure Skating bylaws and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges authorized by the bylaws of the Club. Junior members have full ice privileges. Junior members may vote at meetings of the Club's membership, provided that the vote of a Junior Member may be cast only by a parent or guardian of such Junior Member. Junior members over age 16 may apply to the Board for full voting rights, in lieu of the parent or guardian. If granted, the Junior member will retain their voting right as long as they remain a member in good standing. Junior members may not serve on the Board of Directors. As long as U.S. Figure Skating’s membership categories provide for additional options, certain types of Junior members may qualify for a special membership status.
  3. Associate Members Associate members are those who designate a U.S. Figure Skating club other than the St. Louis Skating Club as their Home Club. They shall pay dues to this Club and shall have those rights, privileges, and obligations as determined by the Board of Directors of the Club, including all ice privileges such as testing, competing, and utilizing club ice. They shall be entitled to vote, but not serve on the Board of Directors of the Club.
  4. Interim Members Interim Members shall consist of those skaters or non-skaters who join the Club after a certain date (presumed to be late in the season) and whose membership term ends at the end of the Club’s skating season. The amount of the reduced interim membership fee, as well as the specific date that the Interim Memberships are available, will be set by the Board of Directors and/or Membership Committee. Interim Members shall have all the rights, privileges, and obligations of Home Club Members except that they have no voting rights and shall not be entitled to serve on the Board of Directors of the Club.
  5. Professional Members Skating Professionals (as defined in the pertinent U.S. Figure Skating Rules) may be members of the Club as either Home or Associate members. All Professionals must have an active Professional Skater’s Association (PSA) membership at the time of their application, and must keep an active PSA membership for the duration of their membership. Professional Memberships are contingent upon board vetting and approval. Both Home Club and Associate Professionals shall be entitled to vote, and are granted skating and teaching privileges, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors in accordance with such policies, terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may prescribe. At least one Home Club Professional Member shall serve on the Board of Directors, but only in the capacity of “Professional Liaison”, unless no Home Club Professional wishes to serve in that capacity.
    A Professional Member may not serve on the Executive Committee.
  6. Basic Skills Members Skaters enrolled in U.S. Figure Skating’s Learn to Skate Program or a private coach can enroll for a Basic Skills membership through the Club. Basic Skills Members can compete in basic skills competitions but cannot use club ice time, vote in Club elections, or serve on the Board of Directors of the Club. 
  7. Other Categories The Club may have other classes of members as designated from time to time by U.S. Figure Skating or the Board of Directors. Such classes include, but are not limited to: 
  • Officials This type of membership is applicable to U.S. Figure Skating Officials designating St. Louis Skating Club as their Home Club. Voting privileges exist, although the membership does not include ice privileges. U.S. Figure Skating Officials who are members of St. Louis Skating Club may serve on the Board of Directors.
  • Non-Skating Members Any non-skating supporter of the Club who pays an amount
    set by the board at the beginning of the fiscal year to the Club, shall be eligible for membership as a Non-skating member. Non-skating members do not have voting rights or ice privileges.
  • Honorary Members Individuals acknowledged as having made significant contributions to the betterment of St. Louis Skating Club may be bestowed with an Honorary Membership, which is conferred by the unanimous vote of all members of the Board of Directors. Honorary members shall be free from initiation fees, dues, assessments, and volunteer requirements, other than U.S. Figure Skating fees which may be payable on their account. They may represent the Club in exhibitions and attend ice skating sessions under the same rules governing Regular members, have full voting rights, and may be elected to the Board and hold office. Honorary Membership is granted for the life of the honoree unless deemed otherwise by the Board.

SECTION 3. TERM OF MEMBERSHIP

All memberships shall terminate on June 30 of each year.

SECTION 4. GUESTS OF CLUB

Non-members of St. Louis Skating Club (“Guests”), whether skater or coach, are permitted to have limited skating rights on Club Ice according to the St. Louis Skating Club’s Club Ice Rules. 

SECTION 5. ANNUAL MEETING AND SPECIAL MEETINGS.

A regular meeting of members shall be held annually between May 1st and June 15th, on a date to be set by the Board of Directors and announced to each member in writing at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting. Members entitled to vote may vote in person or by absentee ballot and in accordance with such procedures as are established by the Board of Directors. Proxy voting is not allowed. Special meetings of the membership may be called by four directors or 25% of the members entitled to vote. Such call for a special meeting shall be in the form of a petition submitted to the Board of Directors. Only members whose dues have been paid for the current year shall be entitled to vote at a meeting of the members. Voting may be rendered in any board-agreed-upon method, either historical or modern, as long as the method, and resulting vote, is trackable and auditable.

SECTION 6. MEMBERSHIP STANDING.

Membership privileges, including those to hold office and vote, shall cease whenever the member is no longer in good standing by virtue of any of the following conditions:

  1. The member is in arrears for current or past Club dues or fees due U.S. Figure Skating, or has not paid when due any other financial obligation due to the Club, in the absence of a waiver or other similar consideration approved by the Board of Directors or a by special committee charged by the Board with the responsibility to review the member's accounts with the Club.
  2. The member is suspended from Club membership for failure to abide by these bylaws or any other authoritative policy, rule or condition prescribed by the Club's Board of Directors or any Committee decision approved by the Board, or and U.S. Figure Skating rule or regulation. Provided any such suspension of a member shall have been in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws governing the same. 

SECTION 7. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF MEMBERS.

  1. The Board of Directors shall have the power, upon its own motion or upon the complaint of another member, as described in the following paragraph, to suspend or expel any member for violations of the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, for violations of rules of this Club, or for violation of the Code of Conduct set forth in the rules of U.S. Figure Skating. The procedure by which a member may be expelled or suspended or a membership revoked must be fair and reasonable and carried out in good faith as provided by applicable standards. Specifically, (1) a member must be given fifteen (15) days written notice of his/her proposed expulsion, suspension, or termination and the reasons therefore; (2) the member must be provided an opportunity to be heard, orally or in writing, not less than five (5) days before the effective date of the expulsion, suspension, or termination by the Board of Directors; (3) the written notice must be delivered in person or by first class or certified mail sent to the last address of the member shown on the Club's records.
  2. Any member or members having complaint against another member for the infraction of any law or rule, or for conduct injurious to the welfare of the Club, may report the same in writing to the Board of Directors. Such complaint shall set forth the facts of the case, together with the names of witnesses, if any. After receiving such complaint, a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held as soon as is practical, and in compliance with the notice provisions set forth in the preceding paragraph, to investigate the same.
    The complainant or complainants, and the member complained of, shall receive at least fifteen (15) days’ notice of the meeting of the Board of Directors and may be heard, either orally or in writing, with their witnesses. The statements and evidence, along with the decision of the Board of Directors, shall be reduced to writing and filed with the Secretary, and he/she shall mail copies thereof to the complainants and the member. The effective date of the suspension, expulsion, or termination must be at least five (5) days after the date of the meeting of the Board of Directors.
  3. An appeal from the decision of the Board of Directors may be taken to the Club membership by serving a written notice of such appeal on the Secretary within ten (10) days of receipt of the Board's decision. A special meeting of the membership shall be called within thirty (30) days for the consideration of the case, at which meeting, a majority vote of the members present at the meeting shall be necessary to reverse the decision of the Board of Directors.
  4. The Board of Directors will reference the most current U.S. Figure Skating conflict resolution policy to resolve questions or take direction on an issue that involves conflict between members of St. Louis Skating Club. Additional council may be requested from the assigned U.S. Figure Skating liaison as guidance through any execution of action. 

SECTION 8.  RESIGNATION.

Any member not in arrears for dues, or other indebtedness, may tender a written resignation of his/her membership to the Secretary, who shall report the same to the Board of Directors at their next meeting.

SECTION 9. TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP. 

Membership in the club is not transferable. Members shall have no ownership rights or beneficial interests of any kind in the property of the club.

SECTION 10. PRIVACY. 

All information obtained by the club shall remain the property of the club. Material obtained (such as, but not exclusive to lists, financial and personal information) may not be given, used or sold outside of the club unless for legal requirements provided in writing by reigning governmental body.

ARTICLE III. GOVERNMENT BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The authority for managing the affairs, finances, property and assets of the Club shall be vested in the Board of Directors, which shall be comprised of up to ten (10), but not less than eight (8), and one (1) Home Club Professional Member. Eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article II, Sections 2, and with applicable provisions of this Article. Once elected to the Board, the Club will provide for the members’ U.S. Figure Skating membership and club dues, which may occur during their active term. No refund of prepaid dues and/or fees will be provided.

SECTION 1. TERMS OF OFFICE AND VACANCIES.

Each Senior Member Director shall serve a term of two (2) years. At least five (5) Senior Member Directors shall be available for election by written ballot each year by those persons eligible to vote at the Club's Annual Meeting. Eligible nominations received in advance of the Annual meeting will be listed on the ballot, but nominations can still be made from the floor at the Annual meeting.

  1. The Chairman of the Membership Committee shall determine any questions concerning eligibility to vote at the Annual meeting by consulting the Club's current roster.
  2. Each Professional Member Director shall be a Home Club Member teaching Professional, and shall serve a term of one (1) year. The Professional Member Director shall be elected by written ballot by those persons eligible to vote at the Club's Annual Meeting to be held in the Spring of each year from a slate presented by the Club's then actively teaching Home Club Professional Members, to which slate additional nominations may be made from the floor at the Club's Annual Meeting. The Chairman of the Membership Committee shall determine any questions concerning eligibility to vote at the Annual meeting by consulting the Club's then current roster. If no Professional Member shall be nominated to serve as the Professional Member Director for any given term, then no Professional Member Director shall serve for that term. Professional Member Directors shall be ineligible to hold a Club officer position, but shall be eligible to serve on Board and Club committees.
  3. All other provisions of these bylaws to the contrary notwithstanding, no member of management of an ice rink with which the Club, at the time nomination, has an ice rental relationship nor
    any spouse or immediate family member of such a person, shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
  4. No Senior Member Director shall serve more than three (3) consecutive two (2) year terms. No Professional Member Director shall serve more than three (3) consecutive one (1) year terms.
  5. If a Director position becomes vacant, the President (or highest ranking officer) shall seek an affirmative vote of the Board to elect an eligible member to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the year until the next Annual meeting. The majority of the remaining directors will serve as authority even though it may not constitute a quorum. At the next Annual Meeting of the membership, a Director shall be elected for the unexpired term, if any.

SECTION 2. QUORUM.

A majority (one half of the total board, plus one, but not less than five) of Directors shall be required to constitute a quorum. Though counted as one Director comprising a quorum, the President shall vote only if necessary to break a tie, except as otherwise provided in these bylaws. A quorum of membership at large is determined be fifteen (15%) percent of the total membership at the time the vote is taken. 

SECTION 3. FREQUENCY AND NATURE OF MEETINGS.

All meetings of the membership and of the Board of Directors shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. Unless the President determines otherwise, meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held monthly at the principal skating headquarters of the Club or at such other place as the Board of Directors may agree. Special meetings may be held at any time upon call of the President or any four directors, upon written notice to all of the members of the Board at least three (3) days prior to the date for which the meeting is called. All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to and may be attended by any Club member unless a majority of the Board of Directors present at the meeting votes to close the meeting, in whole or in part, for the purpose of discussion which may be detrimental to anyone's name or reputation or in which confidential information may be discussed. Club members who are not members of the Board of Directors attending a meeting of the Board of Directors may enter into discussions when recognized by the Chair in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order but may not vote. Failure to hold an annual meeting as required by these bylaws shall not work a forfeiture or dissolution of the corporation or invalidate any action taken by the board of directors or officers of the corporation. 

SECTION 4. ACTION WITHOUT A MEETING.

Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors, except removal of a member, director, or officer and approval of major expenditures, may be taken without a meeting if a quorum of the Board of Directors, one of whom must be the President, consents by trackable vote to the action taken, in which case the report of such action shall be incorporated in the minutes of the next meeting of the Board of Directors and acknowledged by the Board at that time. Action taken without a meeting must be unanimous. The report in such minutes shall indicate the names of the Directors who acted on the matter.

SECTION 5. AUTHORITY.

The Board shall have entire authority in the management of affairs and finances of the Club and shall have general control over all of its property. All rights and powers reasonably and naturally consistent therewith shall be vested in the Board of Directors, including, but not limited to: 1) the right to fix the Club's annual dues and fee schedules; 2) setting standards, obligations and establishing Club member privileges; 3) subject to ratification by the majority of the Club's membership in attendance at a regular or special membership meeting, to levy special assessments upon the members of the Club; and,
4) to receive and act upon all applications for membership which are presented by the Membership Committee. The annual fee schedule should be presented to the membership at large on, or prior to, the annual meeting.
 

SECTION 6. RULES.

The Board shall make such rules as the Directors deem proper respecting the use of the Club's ice time and other Club property; prescribe rules for the admission of visiting skaters; determine penalties for offenses against the rules, and make rules for their own government and for government of the committees appointed by them.

SECTION 7. APPROPRIATIONS.

All appropriations from the funds of the Club shall be made by the Board of Directors, except for such routine expenditures as are authorized for the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.

SECTION 8. AUDITS.

The Board shall oversee an audit of the accounts and the records of the Club and its committees when triggering events deem it so. Such events may include: an audit request from the IRS (or other governing body), a written request from the majority of the Board, or a request from thirty (30%) percent of the membership at large.

SECTION 9. INDEBTEDNESS.

The Board shall have the power to limit the indebtedness of a member of the Club to the Club.

SECTION 10. U.S. FIGURE SKATING DELEGATES.

The Board shall select a delegate or delegates to U.S. Figure Skating Association. The Club President or Secretary shall notify the Association of the name and address of the delegates selected. Said delegate shall be the representative between the Club and the Association and shall attend the Association's meetings, either in person or by proxy. The Board may, as it sees fit, pay all or part of the traveling expenses of the delegates to the Association meetings.

SECTION 11. CLERICAL ASSISTANCE.

The Board shall have the authority to make, in their discretion, appropriations for clerical assistance to the Secretary and accounting assistance to the Treasurer.

SECTION 12. FINANCIAL REPORTING.

The Board shall prepare and submit to the membership at the Annual Meeting a financial report for the preceding year.

SECTION 13. BOARD MEMBER LIMITATION.

The office of a Board Member shall be deemed vacated when any one of the following occurs:

  1. If a Director resigns his/her office by notice in writing to the Club.
  2. If a Director is no longer a member of the Club.
  3. If a Director is absent from three (3) Board meetings within one year and had not prior
    to those meetings, advised an officer that he/she would be unable to attend the meeting.
  4. If a Director is absent from one-half (1/2) of the meetings of the Board of Directors within one year regardless of the reason, provided that a majority of the Board of Directors may vote
    to waive this provision.
  5. If a Director dies, or is physically or mentally incapable of carrying out the remainder
    of their term.
  6. If a Board member shall cease to be a Club member in good standing.

SECTION 14. BOARD APPROVAL FOR COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION.

No member or members of the Club shall make entry in the name of the Club in competition or exhibition except with the approval of the Board of Directors, or someone given this authority by them. Unless otherwise required by U.S. Figure Skating or a sponsoring club, any of the following officers may sign competition or test entry forms certifying that the member is in good standing and may compete and/or test as member in good standing for this Club: President; Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer; Test Chairman.

SECTION 15. LIABILITY TO CORPORATION OR ITS MEMBERS.

A director or officer shall not be liable as such to the corporation or its members for any action taken or omitted to be taken as a director or officer, as the case may be, if, in connection with such action or omission, the director of officer performed the duties of the position in compliance with these bylaws.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS AND STANDING COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. OFFICERS.

The Board of Directors shall, at its first meeting following the election of new Directors, elect by written ballot from within its ranks the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each of whom shall hold office for two year(s) or until their successors are chosen. Directors may hold more than one office at any time but is only allowed a single vote per issue or proposition. If holding two positions, they shall not be in such a combination as to direct action and fund the same action as one (such as President/Treasurer or Vice President/Treasurer in the event of a vacated Presidential position). Officers of the Board are permitted to resign from an office on the Executive Committee and still maintain their standing on the Board of Directors as either another Officer (if elected), or as a Director.

SECTION 2. DUTIES OF OFFICERS.

  1. President: It shall be the duty of the President to take charge of the Club, to call regular and special meetings of the Club membership and Board of Directors, and to preside at all meetings of the Club, and of the Board of Directors. S/he shall have the entire supervision and management of the Club and its property pending the action of the Board of Directors. The President together with the Secretary shall sign all agreements and contracts made by the Club, upon the approval of the Board of Directors.
  2. Vice-President: It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to assist the President in the discharge of his/her duties and in his/her absence to assume his/her duties and officiate in his/her stead.
  3. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Club and shall keep
    a record of all receipts and disbursements and shall render a written report when requested by the President or by the Board of Directors. Disbursements shall be made only upon vouchers approved by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the power whenever it deems necessary to appoint an acting Treasurer. The funds shall be deposited in the name of the Club in a bank approved by the Board of Directors. All disbursements by check shall be signed by the Treasurer or President or another designated officer or member of the Board of Directors. All disbursements, whether by check or other funding methods, out of the Club's general account(s) by exceeding Seven Hundred and Fifty ($750) dollars shall be authorized by no fewer than two officers of the Club. All disbursements out of the Club's special account(s) shall be authorized by such person or persons as the Board shall direct. But in no event shall any disbursement exceeding Seven Hundred and Fifty ($750) Dollars on any Club account be authorized by fewer than two eligible persons. All authorizations must be trackable
  4. Secretary: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the minutes of the meetings of the Club and of the Board of Directors and to supervise all reports and documents connected with the business of the Club; to make available the minutes of the Board meetings to the members of the Club within two (2) weeks of when the Board meeting was held, to supervise keeping a roll of membership and membership dates and a record of all members elected, deceased, suspended or expelled. S/he shall supervise the correspondence of the Club, prepare and issue notices of all meetings of the Club and the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES.

The Board shall appoint all standing committees with full authority over them except as hereinafter provided and shall appoint such other committees as shall seem to them to be necessary. The committee Chairperson must be a home club member (in good standing), unless otherwise specified by the Board, although committee membership may be comprised of any member type. All committees shall have a separation of power to assure representation of the committee. Rules governing procedures for meetings of any such committee shall be the same as those set forth in these bylaws unless the committee itself determines otherwise. Any committee that has an annual intake or spending of over Seven Hundred and Fifty ($750) dollars must submit a budget to the Board of Directors prior to spending. Additionally, the committee head may be required to report to the Board of Directors on a periodic basis to support the business transactions and apprise the Board of changes made or needed. All monthly transactions shall be reported to the Treasurer of the Board by the Committee Treasurer.

The following Standing Committees shall have the responsibilities indicated, and policies formulated by these committees, when approved by the Board of Directors, shall become policies or rules of the Club:

  1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers described in Article V, section 2 who are also directors of the corporation. Only directors of the corporation may be members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall have all of the power and authority of the board of directors between meetings of the board, except as prohibited by the bylaws. No two household family members may serve as an Executive Committee member during coinciding years.
  2. The Membership Publicity Committee shall keep records of members; inscribe members in U.S. Figure Skating; process dues; present to the Board of Directors written applications of all applicants for membership in the Club. In addition, it shall be responsible for periodic news reports to the membership, for announcements to local media concerning activities of the Club or its members, and for announcements appropriate to the various organs of
    U.S. Figure Skating. It also shall be responsible for activities related to seeking new members and retaining existing members through the planning of events that promote friendship, club unity, and love of sport. The Membership Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members; one shall be the Secretary of the Board of Directors, one shall be another member of the Board of Directors, and the balance can be either a Board Member or from the membership at large. A person shall not serve on the Membership Committee who has not been in good standing for a period of one (1) year.
  3. The Fundraising / Volunteer Committee shall track and help skaters meet their required volunteer hours or resulting fees. It shall also find, schedule and facilitate meaningful fundraising avenues to provide additional revenue sources to the club. If the Fundraising Committee intends that the revenue from a particular fundraising endeavor be allocated to a specific fund or cause of the Club, they must request and receive approval from the Board of Directors prior to the fundraising in order to guarantee that generated funds will be put exclusively towards such an endeavor. The Board, however, will in all cases have ultimate fiscal authority.  
  4. The Ice Scheduling Committee shall be responsible for arranging appropriate 'home ice' and other skating sessions for the Club and shall recommend to the Board rules of conduct and other guidelines for skating sessions.
  5. The Tests Committee shall be responsible for administering U.S. Figure Skating tests, including the scheduling of dates for the tests, obtaining approved U.S. Figure Skating judges, and of establishing the eligibility of persons to take tests. The Tests Committee shall also manage and update all Reciprocity agreements between St. Louis Skating Club and other clubs that relate to testing benefits for members.
  6. Special Committees. The Board or the voting Members at any time may establish one or more committees of members for any appropriate purposes and may dissolve any such committee. The members of the committee shall elect a chair who shall preside at all meetings of the committee and generally supervise the conduct of the committee’s affairs. 

SECTION 4. ATTENDANCE AT BOARD MEETINGS

The Chairmen of Standing or Special Committees may be requested by the President to attend regular or special meetings of the Board of Directors. Unless a Committee Chairperson is a Board member, they may enter into and take part in Board discussions but may not vote on Board-decisions.


ARTICLE V. ETHICS AND CODE OF CONDUCT

The Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and insuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. In such, each Member is to acknowledge and sign a Code of Conduct (Ethic, Standards and Conduct in regards to Professionals) agreement as part of their acceptance and/or renewal to the St. Louis Skating Club. The Club is strongly supportive of these standards. Violation may be cause for immediate action, up to removal, from the Club. If removed or suspended due to violation, no refund, either partial or whole, will be provided. The Code can be found where the St. Louis Skating Club provides updated information and also as part of the membership package.

ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENTS

Club bylaws may be amended by a two-part process which first includes an affirmative vote by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting of the Board, provided that such amendment has been listed as an agenda item, and the amendment has been discussed at a prior meeting of the Board. Additionally, the amendment must be presented to, and voted upon, by the membership at large, and subsequently ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of all member votes received. An amendment may also be initiated by any five (5) members in good standing, who shall direct any such proposed amendment to the Executive Committee for consideration.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Louis Skating Club is to promote, encourage and improve all areas of amateur skating, in all disciplines. St. Louis Skating Club encourages a fraternal feeling among ice skaters and strives to raise the standard and level of figure skating by encouraging testing and competitive skating and by providing skaters access to qualified club-approved coaches.

501(c)(3)

St. Louis Skating Club is a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any gift you make is tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.