Naples High School Athletic Booster Club 

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Naples, Italy
The name of this organization shall be: The Naples High School Athletic Booster Club. Within these Bylaws the organization will hereafter be referred to as The Club.
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and provide community support for Naples High School (NHS) sports programs by: providing assistance in the acquisition of sports related equipment, promoting community involvement, fostering good sportsmanship with visiting athletes and schools, and providing athletic scholarships to deserving NHS athletes.
Membership is open to all members of the Naples community interested in supporting NHS 
athletics. The Club shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, marital status, creed, 
national origin, lawful political affiliation, labor organization membership, physical handicap or 
Membership in The Club is by formal club affiliation, through enrollment, individual 
participation, payment of dues and maintenance of good standing. Membership is in three 
categories: General Member, Team Representative, and Director. 
Section 1. GENERAL MEMBER. Any person over the age of Eighteen (18), who registers with 
The Club, pays annual dues, and supports activities of The Club. General Members have the 
right to attend any general membership meeting, or meeting of The Club’s Board of Directors. 
General membership does not constitute the right to vote on Club matters. General Members 
can be terminated for unsportsmanlike behavior or failure to pay annual dues. The decision to 
terminate membership will be after a majority vote of The Club’s Board of Directors.
Section 2. TEAM REPRESENTATIVE. Each sports team, formally recognized by the Naples 
High School, shall have up to two (2) persons to serve as Team Representatives. Team 
Representatives can be the head coach, an assistant coach, but preferably the parent or 
guardian of a team member. Team Representatives will not be eligible to vote on matters 
brought before the Board. Team Representatives can be terminated for unsportsmanlike 
behavior or failure to pay annual dues. The decision to terminate membership will be after a 
majority vote of The Club’s Board of Directors.2
Section 3. DIRECTOR. A general member of The Club elected to serve on The Club’s Board 
of Directors.
a. GENERAL POWERS. The authority to represent, manage, and conduct the business 
and affairs of The Club is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have 
the authority to enforce the Bylaws, policies, and Constitution of The Club.
b. RESPONSIBILITIES. The Board of Directors shall adopt Operating Procedures, 
including rules and standards of conduct, for carrying out the various programs sponsored by 
The Club. Such rules and standards of conduct shall be harmonious with the avowed purposes 
of this Club and shall not be inconsistent with this Constitution. Such rules and standards of 
conduct shall govern and be binding upon all members of The Club. The Club, through its 
members, takes responsibility for complying with local law, any and all international agreements, 
and all base and pertinent instructions and that failure to do so may result in administrative 
action against The Club or it’s members. 
c. COMPOSITION. The size of The Club’s Board of Directors will be set annually during 
annual membership meeting; however the number of Directors of The Club shall not be less 
than four (4). The minority of four directors corresponds to the Executive Positions of The Club; 
President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The remaining directors shall occupy 
positions designated by the President and approved by the Board of Directors for the 
administration/operation of The Club or be identified as a director at-large.
i. PRESIDENT. The President shall be the Principal Officer of The Club and 
shall, in general, supervise and manage all business. The President shall preside at all 
meetings of the members, appoint members of committees, and vote at meetings only in 
the event of a tie vote or may waive the right to do so. 
ii. VICE PRESIDENT. In the absence of the President or in the event of his 
inability or refusal to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President; 
and when so acting, shall have all the authority of, and be subject to, all the restrictions 
of the President. In the event of the resignation or removal from office of the President, 
the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President for the remainder of the 
iii. SECRETARY. Will keep a record of all decisions and motions voted upon by 
the Board of Directors. Record and make available minutes of all General Membership 
and Board of Director meetings. Ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance 
with the provisions of these Bylaws.
iv. TREASURER. Shall keep all records of official business and financial 
transactions; receive and assume accountability for all Club monies; maintain a checking 
account for Club monies at a on-base financial institution; pay all legally incurred 
obligations of The Club; present a written financial report at every regularly (monthly) 
Club Board meeting or when requested by the General Membership; present The Club 
financial records for audit as required by Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy, 
v. DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Serve as an additional voting Board of Director and 
may perform any other duties as identified by The Club. The number of Directors at 
Large will be established annually as deemed necessary by The Club’s Board of 
d. COMPENSATION. Board of Directors shall not receive monetary compensation for 
their services. Members may be indemnified for expenses and costs incurred on behalf of The 
Club, when approved by The Club.
e. ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Directors shall be elected at the annual 
general membership meeting. 
i. Sitting Directors will identify and nominate individuals for election. The 
compiled list of nominees will be announced and voted upon during the annual General 
Membership Meeting. A secret ballot will decide those situations where there is more 
than one candidate for a specific Board Officer position. 
ii. The terms of members of the Board of Directors shall be one year.
f. RESIGNATION: Any Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the 
President or to the Secretary. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein. 
Acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. Any Director, who 
misses three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board of Directors, without being excused by the 
President, shall be conclusively deemed to have resigned from the Board of Directors.
g. REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS. At any regular or special meeting of the Board of 
Directors, any one or more of the Directors may be removed with or without cause by a vote of 
two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board of Directors. Any Director whose removal has 
been proposed shall be given an opportunity to be heard at such a meeting. 
h. VACANCIES. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors may be filled by a 
majority vote of the remaining Directors, even when less than a quorum of the Board of 
Directors remains. Any Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the un-expired term 
of his/her predecessor in office. If a successor Board of Directors is not voted in prior to the end of the current Board's one year term, all General Powers of the Director, as stated in Section 3.a., become the responsibility of the Administrative Staff of NAHS, namely the Principal or his appointee, until a successive Board is appointed and voted in.
Section 1. ANNUAL MEETING. An annual meeting of the members shall be held during the 
month of September on a day determined by the Board of Directors for the purpose of electing 
officers and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the members. 
Section 2. MONTHLY MEETINGS. Club Board of Director meetings will be conducted monthly 
and will be open to The Club’s General Membership. Meetings will be regularly scheduled and 
recorded via monthly meeting minutes. Special meetings will be announced via e-mail or when 
required by telephone by The Club Secretary, at least one-week prior. Committee meetings will 
be held as required.
Section 3. SCHEDULING OF REGULAR MEETINGS. Regular meetings of the Board 
of Directors will be scheduled by the President at such time and place as shall be determined 
convenient by a majority of Directors. Notices of changes to regular meetings of the Board of 
Directors shall be given to each Director by the Secretary or his designate personally, or by 
mail, email or telephone at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the time named for such a 
Section 4. SCHEDULING OF SPECIAL MEETINGS. The President may call a Special 
meeting of the Board of Directors with three (3) days notice to each Director, given personally, 
by email or by telephone. Notice shall state the date, time, place, and purpose of the special 
meeting. The Secretary may also call special meetings of the Board of Directors in a like 4
manner and on like notice at the written request of three (3) Directors. In the case of an 
emergency, declared as such by the President of The Club or a majority of Directors, notice of a 
special meeting may be reduced to one day, and be given in person or by telephone. The 
Secretary will record any successful or unsuccessful contact with Directors.
Section 5. QUORUM. A majority of the Board of Directors, fifty-one percent (51%), shall be 
requisite for, and shall constitute a quorum for, the transaction of business at all meeting of 
members. No actions by Directors after the membership count has been taken shall destroy a 
quorum. Decisions by the remaining Directors present at a meeting shall be considered 
binding. Seasonal Team Representatives will not be included for the purpose of establishing a 
Section 6. LACK OF QUORUM. If a quorum is not achieved, Directors, who are present, may 
adjourn the meeting or continue on, however no matters requiring a vote will be undertaken.
Section 7. PROXIES. At all meetings, a voting member may vote by proxy, executed in writing 
by the member of his or her duly authorized attorney-in-fact. Such proxy shall be filed with The 
Club Secretary or the President before or at the time of the meeting. Proxies shall only be valid 
30 days from their date of execution. Verbal proxies will only be accepted during monthly 
meetings and will so be recorded in meeting minutes. 
Section 8. RULE OF ORDER. Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern meetings of voting 
members and the Board of Directors.
Section 9. ORDER OF BUSINESS. The order of business at meetings shall be as follows: 
a. Counting of the Board of Directors for the purposes of establishing a quorum;
b. Introduction of guests; 
c. Reading/acceptance of minutes of preceding membership meeting; 
d. Any election of Officers and Directors
e. Reports of Officers;
f. Reports of Committees;
g. Unfinished business;
h. New business; 
i. Open Session;
j. Closing
Section 10. VOTING RECORD OF MEMBERSHIP. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of The 
Club to maintain a record of voting members entitled to vote at meetings. Votes taken on 
matters pertaining to the operation of The Club during Board of Directors meetings will also be 
recorded. The Secretary will include in the minutes any actions voted upon by the Board of 
Directors. The record of voting shall include, names, those in favor, opposed, or abstention, on 
any matter presented before the board. 
All revenues of The Club will be used strictly to further the purpose of The Club in a manner 
consistent with an adopted budget or the expressed wishes of the voting membership. Dues 
and monies collected will be in furtherance of providing support to NHS Athletic programs. The 
Club is self-sustained, primarily through membership dues, contributions, service charges, and 
fundraising events.5
Section 1. ANNUAL FEES. Annual fees will be collected at time of membership. Fees will be 
set annually by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS. The Club’s Board of Directors shall be 
responsible for the financial operations of the organization and shall have the power to execute 
on behalf of and in name of the organization any deed, contract, bond, debenture, note, or other 
obligations or evidences of indebtedness, or proxy, or other instrument requiring the signatures 
of two Directors of The Club, one being that of the President, except where the signing and 
execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors to some other officer or 
member of the organization. Unless so authorized, no officer, Director, or member shall have 
any power or authority to bind the organization in any way. Final approval authority lies with the 
Board of Directors. Any contract or agreement executed will be pre-approved by the Board of 
Directors, or under well-defined exigent circumstances, be later ratified.
Section 3. REPORTS. The Board of Directors, during regular meetings, will be provided 
written reports and/or statements depicting the organization’s financial status and for Board of 
Director approval. 
Section 4. INTERNAL CONTROLS. The Board of Directors will designate, in writing, who may 
open and/or close bank accounts, write checks, make deposits, and handle cash, on behalf of 
the organization and communicate same to the Board of Directors. Someone other than the 
person making deposits and writing checks will reconcile bank statements. Purchases, approval 
of payment, and payment will be segregated between different organizational officials. 
a. The signature of two members, of which one must be the President, are required for 
any binding contract or agreement. The Board of Directors will be apprised, as 
expeditiously as possible, of any contracts or agreements binding The Club for majority 
b. Individual Directors, except for the Treasurer, are authorized to expend up to $100.00 
on behalf of The Club without prior approval from the Board of Directors. Any non-approved expenditure exceeding $100.00 is deemed the sole responsibility of the 
c. In addition to the Treasurer, only individuals designated by the President, in writing 
and presented to the Board, may sign checks.
d. All requests for purchase requests shall be in writing. Purchase requisitions will be 
submitted and reviewed by the Treasurer, prior to the request being fulfilled, in order to 
insure funding is available and the expenditure is in line with The Club budget. Upon 
approval, purchase requests will then be forwarded to the designated Purchasing Agent 
of The Club.
e. All invoices shall be delivered to The Club Treasurer. All invoices must be reviewed 
and verified as to it’s appropriateness by the individual receiving the goods and/or 
services. The Treasurer prepares all cash disbursements and payments based on 
approved purchase orders and invoices. Two signatures will be required at all times. 
Upon payment of a bill, a copy of the check or duplicate or stub shall be stapled onto the 
bill and payment date and check number shall be printed on the invoice. The paid 
invoices shall be filed alphabetically according to company/individual name and are kept 
on a fiscal year basis on file.

f. All requests for reimbursement require submission of a Club reimbursement form.
Original receipts must be attached to all requests for reimbursement. The receipts must 
indicate the amount spent, the item purchased, the date purchased, and the seller’s 
name. Two Directors must sign all reimbursement forms. The President and Treasurer 
will not sign as approving officials. 
Section 6. SCHOLARSHIP FUND. The Board of Directors will annually set the amount of 
funding available for disbursement as scholarship funds. 
a. Scholarship selection criteria and the selection process will be annually promulgated 
to all potential candidates. The Club Secretary will retain all scholarship applications 
and any related documentation or instruments used to select scholarship awardees.
b. Funds awarded for scholarships will be distributed to recipients in accordance with 
Naples High School general scholarship procedures. 
Members of The Club agree to maintain adequate insurance to protect against public liability 
and property damage claims or other legal actions arising as a result of their actions or the 
operation of any equipment devices under their control and responsibility. Members and 
Directors agree to assume liability, personally and collectively, for all debts of The Club. 
Members and Directors of the Club further understand that the members are jointly and 
severally liable for the obligations of the organization. If the organization does not obtain 
adequate insurance as detailed above and cannot pay its own debts, the members’ personal 
assets are put at risk. 
Members of the Club further agree to hold harmless and indemnify the United States, 
Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, and any of its agents for sub-units for claims 
arising from any of the organization’s activities. 
The Club shall carry out its activities in accordance with these By-Laws. Decisions relating to 
the operation of The Club, to include financial matters, and activities designed to further The 
Club’s goals will be as defined in these Bylaws.
Section 1. Any member in good standing may submit amendments to the Bylaws to the Board 
of Directors for approval. 
Section 2. The Bylaws of The Club may be amended, repealed, added to, or new Bylaws 
adopted, by the vote of seventy-five percent (75%) of the members present at the annual 
meeting or at any other meeting called for that purpose. Members shall be furnished with the 
proposed amendments to the Bylaws prior to the meeting. 
Section 3. Temporary amendments may be instituted by the Board of Directors with a vote of 
seventy-five percent (75%) of all current Directors, until the next general membership meeting. 7
Final decision on the acceptance or rejection of proposed amendments shall be that of the 
general membership present at the general membership meeting. 
Section 4. POLICY DOCUMENTS. Supporting of policy documents promulgating and/or 
further clarifying these bylaws shall be produced as deemed appropriate by the Board of 
a. Policy documents shall be recorded and published as serialized policy documents 
and shall remain in effect during the current operating year, defined as the period of time 
between Club annual meetings. These policy documents shall not be in contradiction to 
the adopted bylaws and unless incorporated into the bylaws, the methods or procedures 
acted upon shall be re-certified at each annual meeting as a policy decision.
b. The President will present policy documents for approval to the Board of Directors. 
Approval and cancellation of policy documents require a two-thirds (2/3) approval vote of 
the Board of Directors present at a legal Board of Directors meeting. 
This constitution may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the total General membership. 
Amendments will be introduced to the General Membership during the Annual Membership
Disestablishment of The Club will be a two-thirds (2/3) vote of The Club’s Board of Directors.
In the event The Club is disestablished, the Board of Directors will oversee the disbursement of 
any remaining Club monies, following an audit as per Naval Support Activity instruction, to the 
Naples Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Youth Sports fund.
The Club takes responsibility for complying with local law, any and all applicable international 
agreements, and all base and pertinent instructions. The Club understands that failure to do so 
may result in administrative action against it or its members.
These bylaws were adopted on 6 September 2012.

Tana Welch
NHS Athletic Booster Club President
(1) Constitution and BYLAWS
With current presidents signature
Ensure that EEO and Insurance Clauses are in the Constitution or
• (See Attached)
(2) Name and Building Number of Space Required
(3) Meeting dates, times, and location
• Meetings are conducted 1st Tuesday of every month in the NHS MEDIA CENTER
1700 hours and open to all
(4) Fund Raising Activities Planned


(5) POINTS OF CONTACT (2 individuals)

[email protected]

[email protected]


President: Tana Welch
Vice-President: Tracy Williams

Secretary: Laura Crowe

Treasurer: Eduardo Clemente
Fundraising / Spirit Wear Coordinator: Jamie Elliott-Smith
Membership Chair: Gina Tavarez/Marnie Gire

Web Master: Ivan Honer

At-Large Members: Maria Orapallo/Erica Bryant/Barbara Kearney
NHS Athletic Director: Dirk Lambertson
Advisor: All NHS Athletic Coaches