Constitution

BAY AREA TENNIS OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
(BATOA)
CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I - NAME
This organization shall be known as the Bay Area Tennis Officials Association, hereinafter referred to as BATOA.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
BATOA is devoted
(1) to the officiating of tennis events;
(2) to the encouragement and improvement of tennis officiating;
(3) to the training of umpires, to officiate fairly and impartially (the term "umpire" as used herein refers to all persons serving in any capacity on the officiating of tennis events);
(4) to the certification as to the professional competence of it's members;
(5) to the protection of the interests of the Association's members.

ARTICLE III - GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF BATOA
BATOA shall exercise primary responsibility over and consider membership from the geographic areas of Regions 3 and 5 of the USTA Florida. The Association members may officiate in any area governed by the USTA. Nothing contained in BATOA's Constitution or Bylaws shall be construed as being inconsistent with the Bylaws of the USTA Florida or Article IX, of the USTA's Standing Orders.

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
BATOA shall have two (2) classes of membership:
(1) Voting
(2) Non-voting.
Qualifications, rights and obligations shall be provided in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The officers of BATOA shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. These officers, plus four (4) Directors to be elected by the membership and the immediate Past-President of BATOA shall constitute the Board of Directors of BATOA, hereinafter referred to as "The Board". The duties, terms of office and the manner of election of Officers and Directors shall be as provided in the By-Laws. The Board shall manage the affairs of BATOA.

ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES
There shall be a Nominating Committee as provided in the By-Laws. Standing Committees may be created by a resolution of the Board. The President may appoint Ad Hoc Committees.

ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS
The annual meeting and special meetings of BATOA shall be held as provided in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE VIII - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the BATOA in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws and any special rules of order the BATOA may adopt.

ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENTS
Amendments to this Constitution may be made by a two-thirds (2/3 rds) majority vote of the membership present and voting or represented by proxy at any regular meeting of BATOA or at any special meeting called for the purpose of amendment provided that at least fourteen (14) days prior to either such meeting, written notice of the proposed amendment shall be mailed to each member in good standing.

Approved September, 19 2005
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Allan Thompson,
Feb 22, 2013, 6:02 PM