Constitution

UTAH SPORTS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I

NAME

 

The name of this non-profit organization shall be “The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation,” hereafter referred to as THE FOUNDATION.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE

 

The purposes of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation are:

  1. To recognize, preserve, and enhance the heritage of, and the paramount role, sports and athletic competition have played, and continue to play, in the state of Utah;
  2. To recognize and honor individuals who have experienced outstanding success in management, active participation, or officiating sports or competitive athletics in the broadest definition of the terms;
  3. To honor those who have brought unusual recognition to the state of Utah because of their outstanding accomplishments in sports or sports-related activities;
  4. To provide college scholarships to be used in colleges and universities located in the state of Utah, for deserving Utah high school students.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

 

Anyone with an interest in supporting and/or promoting the stated purposes of THE FOUNDATION may apply for membership.

ARTICLE IV

MANAGEMENT

  1. A Board of Directors shall establish general policy, direct the business affairs of THE FOUNDATION, be responsible for Constitution/By-Law amendments, and in effect, govern THE FOUNDATION.
  2. The leadership of THE FOUNDATION shall consist of:
    1. Two elected officers—President and President-Elect
      1. The candidates shall be nominated by the membership and/or Board of Directors, and must be members of the Board of Directors. The candidates for the President and the President-Elect shall be interviewed and evaluated by the Executive Committee, and will be selected by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. The selection(s) shall then be ratified by majority vote of the Board of Directors. The President and the President-Elect shall serve in accordance with the procedures set forth in THE FOUNDATION’s By-Laws;
      2. The President shall be elected for a two (2) year term. At the completion of the term, the President will serve an additional two (2) year period on the Executive Committee as the immediate Past President; and
      3. The President-Elect shall be elected for a two (2) year term, and also functions as a member of the Executive Committee. At the completion of the two (2) year term, the President-Elect will become the President of THE FOUNDATION for two (2) years.
    2. Executive Committee
      1. President, President-Elect and immediate Past President;
      2. A total of five (5) up to six (6) appointed at-large members from the Board of Directors and/or past Presidents; and
      3. The President shall be the chairman of the Executive Committee, and THE FOUNDATION’s Secretary shall be a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
    3. Executive Committee meetings will be held at the discretion of the President, or upon request by a member of the Executive Committee.
    4. Standing committees and ad hoc committees shall meet as often as necessary to accomplish their specific tasks.

ARTICLE V

LIMITATIONS

 

THE FOUNDATION is not organized for profit. No activities of THE FOUNDATION shall attempt to influence governmental or political legislation. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, THE FOUNDATION shall only carry on activities permitted by an organization exempt from federal and state income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code (or such corresponding section of any future federal tax code.)

ARTICLE VI

AMENDMENTS

 

The Constitution and the By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors. The substance and purpose of a proposed amendment must be presented at a scheduled Board of Directors meeting, and voted upon at a subsequent scheduled Board of Directors meeting. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors shall govern. One half (50%) of the eligible voting Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VII

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

 

All meetings shall be governed by “Robert’s Rules of Order Revised,” unless those rules are inconsistent with THE FOUNDATION’s Constitution and By-Laws.