CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTHWEST BADMINTON ASSOCIATION
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The Association shall be known as the Southwest
Badminton Association, hereinafter referred to as the SWBA
or, alternatively, the Association.
The objectives of the SWBA shall be:
- To act as an organizing body for the sport
and recreation of badminton in USA Badminton's Region 5 (Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah).
- To encourage the growth and development of
badminton in Region 5.
- To be affiliated to USA
Badminton (USAB), and uphold the laws of badminton as laid down from time to
time by the USAB.
- To promote and organize regional tournaments,
championships, and other events deemed desirable.
- To promote local, regional, national and international competition.
- To do all other things considered necessary or desirable for the promotion of
the sport of badminton in
Region 5, and in the interest of SWBA members.
- This organization is organized exclusively
for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit
of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private
persons, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay
reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof.
No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the
carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation,
and the Association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the
publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of
or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any
other provision of these articles, the Association shall not carry on any
other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an Association exempt
from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an
Association, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of
the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal
- Upon the dissolution of the Association, assets shall be distributed for
one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax
code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or
local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of
shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in
which the principal office of the Association is then located, exclusively
for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court
shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such
- Region 5 shall mean the collective states Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
- State Association shall mean a properly established
association formed to promote badminton for a state in
Region 5, and which has been recognized as such by USAB and SWBA.
- Club shall mean a badminton club located within the
boundaries of a State Association, and recognized as such
by the SWBA.
- Individuals shall mean USAB members residing in one
of the member states of the SWBA
The membership of the SWBA shall consist of USAB members
located in the states which comprise Region 5. The SWBA membership is represented by State
Representatives appointed by the several State Associations
in Region 5. The SWBA may also admit individuals or club
representatives as State Representatives in the absence of
a State Association.
Amendments to this Constitution or to the By-Laws may
be made by ballot vote at any Annual General Meeting or any
Special Meeting of the SWBA, provided that a copy of the
proposed amendment has been submitted to the Secretary of
the SWBA at least twenty one (21) days before such meeting.
The Secretary shall forward a copy of all proposed
amendments to each Officer and member of the Board of
Directors at least fourteen (14) days before the Meeting.
An affirmative vote of two-thirds of all ballots cast at
the Meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of any
APPROVED BY THE Board of Directors on: _20 October 2014_
PRESIDENT: _________________________________(Kyle Emerick)_
VICE PRESIDENT: _________________________________(Marc Tsukakoshi)_
SECRETARY: _________________________________(Shannon Huang)_
TREASURER: _________________________________(Tom Wilmshurst)_
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