The name of the association shall be Mountain Tennis Association, a member of the United States Tennis Association.
The purpose of the Association is to promote the development of tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness for all residents of the North Georgia mountain area consisting of Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Union and Towns counties, Georgia and to cooperate with the United States Tennis Association in pursuit of these aims.
Membership shall be open to all residents of the North Georgia Mountain area upon payment of dues as may be fixed by the Board of Directors and the United States Tennis Association from time to time.
All affairs and property of the Association shall be managed by or under the authority of the Board of Directors composed of five to seven (5-7) Directors - consisting of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary/Treasurer and two to four (2-4) additional Directors. The officers of the Association shall perform all duties commonly incident to the offices held and whatever duties are prescribed by the Board.
The Officers of the Association shall be elected bi-annually by the Board of Directors at an annual meeting of the Board to be held in February of each year at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors. Each Officer shall hold office for a term of two (2) years and at the pleasure of the Board or until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors and until their successors are elected. Directors will appointed for two (2) year terms also.
Vacancies caused by resignation, death, or removal of Directors and Officers and newly created Directors and Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and those so elected shall hold office until their successors are elected. Any officer or director may be removed by the Board of Directors whenever, in the judgment of the Board, the best interests of the Association will be served thereby. Any Officer or Director (Board Member) that misses more than 50% of the Board meetings in one calendar year will be notified and removed automatically.
Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at the least held quarterly at such times and such places as decided by the President or a majority of the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board of Directors shall be notified of such meetings at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Any and all business may be conducted at any meeting of the Board of Directors. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President, Vice President shall preside. A quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting shall be a at least 50% of the total of the then serving Board of Directors. In the event no quorum is present at a meeting, a majority of those attending may adjourn the meeting from time to time by an announcement of the adjourned meeting and the meeting on the new day may be held without further notice.
Special committees with the power and duties designated by the Board of Directors may be appointed as seen fit by the Board.
These rules may be amended by the vote of a majority of the then current Board of Directors at any meeting at which a quorum is present.