CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WOMEN’S
(Current Constitution as Amended)
The name of the Association shall be the “Southern New England Women’s golf
The objective of the Association shall be the promotion of the golf for women in
the State of Connecticut and neighboring states, in accordance with USGA rules.
Club membership in the Association may be extended to clubs in the State of
Connecticut and neighboring states. Each course shall be represented by not
more than one club.
Application for club membership shall be made through the First Vice President
of the Association.
Any eligible club may be elected to membership by the majority vote of the
New clubs will pay their annual dues at the time of their acceptance in the
Members of any club of the Association may become individual members upon
payment of individual dues.
Article IV Dues
Club membership and individual membership dues of the Association shall be
determined at the annual Fall meeting and shall be payable prior to or at the
annual Spring meeting.
Officers, Executive Committee and Board
The Officers of the Association shall be the President, First Vice President,
Vice President - Tournaments, Vice President - Spring and Fall Competitions
Secretary and Treasurer.
The Executive Committee of the Association shall be the elected Officers, and
eight Regional Delegates selected by the membership of the Association.
The Board shall be the Executive Committee, the Past President (ex-Officio)
and appointed committee chairwomen.
The Officers of the Executive Committee shall be elected at the annual Fall
meeting and shall hold office for one year. Not more than two officers shall be
elected from any club.
At the Fall meeting, members in attendance will elect two Regional Delegates to
represent their region on the Executive Committee. Voting shall follow the
procedure outlined in Article VII, Section 4. Not more than one Delegate shall
be elected from any club.
Vacancies for any Office shall be filled for the unexpired term by vote of the
remaining members of the Executive Committee.
A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.
The Executive Committee, as it deems necessary, shall propose amendments to this
Constitution for consideration and action by the membership at an annual
Powers and Duties of Executive Committee and Board
The control and management of the Association and the affairs and property
thereof shall be entrusted to the Executive Committee. Only the Executive
Committee shall have voting power.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the
Executive Committee. She shall serve as an honorary member of the State Amateur
Committee. She shall appoint Association representatives to the State Amateur
Committee, Tournament of Champions Committee and other non-executive board
positions and committees as needed.
The First Vice President shall perform all duties of the President in her
absence or inability to serve. She shall be responsible for keeping a roll of
The Vice President - Spring and Fall Competitions shall be responsible for
inter-club competitions that take place in the spring and fall.
The Secretary shall keep accurate records of meetings of the Association and of
the Executive Committee and mail copies of those records to all Board members.
She shall keep correspondence belonging to the Association and prepare the
Association’s Annual Report.
The Treasurer shall collect all monies belonging to the Association and, with
approval of the Association dispense same. She shall report, in writing, the
financial status of the Association when required by the Executive Committee,
and at the annual meeting shall present a written report showing all receipts
and expenditures. She shall present a proposed budget for approval by the
membership at the annual Fall meeting. The Treasurer’s books may be subject to
an annual audit.
The Vice President - Tournaments shall be responsible for scheduling and
coordinating SNEWGA tournaments.
The Regional Delegate shall serve as liaison between the Board and her region.
The ex-Officio, the immediate Past-President, shall serve on the Board in
an advisory capacity. She shall serve as Chairwoman of the Nominating
There shall be annual Fall and Spring meetings.
Special meetings of the Association may be called by the president or by the
Executive Committee, or may be called at the written request of any two clubs of
Thirty days’ notice of the time and place of the annual meetings and two weeks’
notice of the time and place of any other meetings shall be mailed to all clubs
of the Association. The notice of special meetings shall state the objective(s)
of said meeting.
The clubs of the Association shall be represented at the meetings. Club
Presidents and SNEWGA representatives (or their authorized representatives) are
entitled to vote; only two votes per club.
Representation by a majority of the member clubs shall constitute a quorum.
Article VIII – Nominating
The ex-Officio shall appoint the Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee shall consist of five members: the ex-Officio, a
previous President, an elected Board member, an appointed Board member and a
member of the general Membership.
The current President shall not serve on the Nominating Committee.
The Constitution may be amended at the annual meetings by a two-thirds vote of
those present and authorized to cast ballots under Article VII, Section 4. The
Secretary shall provide member clubs with written notice of any proposed
amendments not less than thirty days prior to the meeting at which an amendment
will be considered.