CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTHWEST BADMINTON ASSOCIATION
The Association shall be known as the SouthWest
Badminton Association, hereinafter referred to as the SWBA
or, alternatively, the Association.
The objects of the SWBA shall be:
- To act as the governing body for the sport
and recreation of badminton in Region 5, as defined in the
By-Laws of the United States Badminton Association (USBA) .
- To encourage the growth and development of
badminton in Region 5.
- To be affiliated to the United States
Badminton Association (USBA), and uphold the laws of
badminton as laid down from time to time by the USBA.
- To promote and organize regional tournaments,
championships, and other events deemed desirable.
- To do all other things considered necessary or desirable for the promotion of
the game 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.
- 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 of 1986 (or the
corresponding provision of any future United States
Internal Revenue law) or (b) by a association contributions
to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provision
of any future United States Internal Revenue law).
- Upon the dissolution of this 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 corresponding section of any future tax code), or
shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a
state or loca1 government, for a public purpose. Any such
assets not so disposed of shall be disposed by the Court of
Common Pleas 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 purposes.
- State Association shall mean a properly established
association formed to promote badminton for a state in
Region 5 of the USBA, and which has been recognized as such
by the USBA 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 USBA members residing in one
of the member states of the SWBA
The membership of the SWBA shall consist USBA members
located in the six states which comprise Region 5. These
states are Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico,
and Utah. 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
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