The NAFCSC Constitution|
ARTICLE 1 — NAME
The name of the organization shall be THE NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUBS, hereinafter called the "Federation".
ARTICLE 2 — OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Federation are to organize and unite the existing Celtic Supporters Clubs in North America and to encourage and promote the formation of new clubs within the boundaries of North America. It will also be a non-profit and non-sectarian organization.
ARTICLE 3 — AFFILIATION
The Federation will affiliate with Glasgow Celtic Football Club and will act as its sole representative within the boundaries outlined in Article 2.
ARTICLE 4 — ORGANIZATION
The Federation shall be composed of members as hereinafter set out and it shall be managed by an executive committee constituted as stated in these by-laws.
ARTICLE 5 — MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all properly constituted clubs within the boundaries of North America.
ARTICLE 6 — MEMBERSHIP FEES
Annual membership fees shall be set by the executive committee and approved and adopted at each Annual General Meeting. They shall be based on the following criteria:
(a) Membership in each club from one to seventy five (75)
(b) Membership in each club over seventy five (75) members.
ARTICLE 7 — MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
(a) Each club wishing to renew their status for the upcoming
year shall, seven (7) daysprior to the Annual General
Meeting, pay a portion of their fee for that year amounting
to not less than twenty-five (25) percent of their fee for
the year ending at the Annual General Meeting.
(b) New applicants shall apply to the Executive Committee for
membership not less than fourteen (14) day prior to the
Annual General Meeting.
(c) If an application meets the criteria laid down by the
Federation, the Executive Committee shall admit the
applicant to membership.
ARTICLE 8 — ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(a) The Annual General Meeting of the Federation shall be held
on a convenient day in June, the actual date to be set by
the Executive Committee.
(b) All members shall receive fourteen (14) days notice of the
time and location of the Annual General Meeting.
(c) Order of business at the Annual General Meetings:
- Roll Call
- Period of Remembrance
- Tributes and Introduction of Guests
- Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
- President's Address
- Secretary's Report
- Treasurer's Report and Financial Statement
- Other Reports
- Unfinished Business
- Roll Call
- Amendments to the Constitution
- Election of Executive Officers
- New Business
(d) The Chairperson may, at his/her discretion, introduce any
special business for discussion after the approval of the
ARTICLE 9 — SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
(a) A Special General Meeting may be called by the Executive
Committee by its own motion.
(b) A Special General Meeting shall be called within thirty (30)
days following the receipt of a written request signed by
executive members of clubs representing not less than
one-third (1/3) of the Federation membership.
(c) All members shall receive fourteen (14) days notice of the
date, time and location of any Special General Meeting.
(d) Only the business for which a Special General Meeting has
been called will be dealt with, except with the unanimous
consent of the voting members present.
ARTICLE 10 — QUORUM
A majority of Member's votes shall form a quorum at all General Meetings.
ARTICLE 11 — VOTING
(a) Those who shall be qualified to vote and take part at
General Meetings of the Federation shall be the designated
delegate of clubs in membership.
(b) The name of the designated delegate and alternate must be
filed with the Federation not less than seven (7) days prior
to the General Meeting.
(c) At all meetings of the Federation voting shall be a show of
hands, unless a poll is requested. Decisions shall be made
by a simple majority of the member votes present. Each
club has one (1) vote.
(d) If a poll is required, appointed scrutineers shall total the
votes and report same to the President of the Federation,
who shall announce the results to the assembly for the
(e) The President shall have a casting vote only.
(f) Members of the Executive Committee shall have a voice but
no vote at a General Meeting.
(g) Members of the Executive Committee may not sit as voting
delegates at a General Meeting.
ARTICLE 12 — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(a) The business of the Federation shall be conducted by an
Executive Committee which shall be compromised of the
- Vice President
- Sergeant at Arms
- An East Coast Representative
- A West Coast Representative
(b) The election of these officers shall be by secret ballot at
the Federation's Annual General Meeting.
(c) The following officers shall be elected for a period of two
years: the President, Treasurer,
Sergeant at Arms and West
Coast Representative in odd numbered years and the Vice-
President, Secretary and East Coast Representative in
even numbered years.
(d) Should any business be conducted involving a club with
which any Executive Committee Member is associated, said
member shall absent himself (herself) until that part of the
business is completed.
(e) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held at the
call of the President or a majority of members.
(f) The Executive Committee shall meet not less than Quarterly.
(g) A majority of members shall form a quorum at all meetings.
(h) All individuals being considered for Executive Committee
positions of the Federation shall be a member in good
standing of their own particular club.
ARTICLE 13 — DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(a) The President shall preside at all meetings of the Federation
and he/she shall give a casting vote only. He/she will act
as spokesperson for the Federation and will delegate such
responsibilities when required.
(b) The Vice President shall be the senior officer of the
Federation next to the President and he/she shall preside at
all meetings in the President's absence. He/she shall have
other duties as proscribed.
(c) The Secretary shall be responsible for Corporate Affairs of
(d) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the fiscal affairs of
(e) The Sergeant at Arms shall introduce all new members and
assist the President in preserving order when called upon to
do so. He/she shall have other duties as proscribed.
ARTICLE 14 — AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
(a) All proposed amendments to the constitution shall be
forwarded in writing to the Federation no later than April
30th of the year prior to the Annual General Meeting or
thirty (30) days prior to a Special General Meeting called for
(b) Amendments to the constitution will require a simple
majority of the delegates' votes present.