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SOUTH CAROLINA EXECUTIVE LEVEL

MANAGEMENT BRANCH

 

 PROPOSED

Constitution And By-Laws

 

As per the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws ARTICLE VIII section 2.  The 8 (eight) members below have signed are members in good standing of the Association and here by request temporary Branch status.  If approved, it will then be placed to be voted upon by the Association membership at its’ annual meeting.

 

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SOUTH CAROLINA EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT BRANCH

CONSTITUTION

 

ARTICLE I - NAME AND AFFILIATION; DEFINITION

 

SECTION 1. NAME AND AFFILIATION

 

The name of the Branch shall be the South Carolina Executive Level Management (ELM) Branch, a Branch (hereafter referred to as the "Branch") of the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association (hereafter referred to as the "Association").

 

SECTION 2. DEFINITION

 

The Branch is an organization chartered pursuant to the Association Constitution, representing management interests within the field of parks- recreation and leisure services.

 

 

ARTICLE II - GOALS. PURPOSES & POWERS

 

SECTION 1.  GOALS

 

The goals the Branch shall include and be consistent with those of the Association. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

(A)       To provide to those persons engaged in the delivery of management of leisure services a viable association with statewide focus and scope to represent the interests of these persons as they strive to provide adequate, safe and innovative programs and facilities.

 

(B)       To provide management personnel with education and training, opportunities for research, publications and technical assistance.

 

(C)       To provide the opportunity to interact with other branches and committees of the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association while maintaining a distinct identity within the Association' s structure.

 

(D)       In carrying out this purpose, members of the Executive Level Management Branch pledge their full cooperation to each other, and to the agencies, political subdivisions, civic bodies and concerned citizens which they serve.

 

  

SECTION 2.  PURPOSES

 

The purpose of the Branch shall include and be consistent with those of the Association. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

(A)       To unite in one organization all professional and upper level management personnel.

 

(B)       To establish and promote professional standards and ethics.

 

(C)       To encourage professional development of all management personnel.

 

(D)       To promote the public visibility of public park and recreation activities and facilities

            statewide.

 

(E)      To support the interest of management personnel as a group where their professional interests are involved.

 

(F)      To encourage and conduct studies and research on matters of professional and public interest.

 

(G)       To promote interrelationships and networking between management personnel.

 

(H)     To encourage the advancement of sound administrative practice(s).

 

(I)       To work with colleges, universities, professional schools and professional groups in the development of curricula designed to prepare students for the profession of public parks and recreation.

 

(J)        To work or consult with committees, agencies and governments establishing service, programs and facilities for management related to public parks and recreation with whom these organizations may be involved.

 

           

SECTION 3.     POWERS

 

The Branch shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes, subject only to limitations provided by the Constitution & Bylaws of the Association and the Constitution and Bylaws of this Branch Such powers shall include but not be limited to: control of its affairs; the designation of the time for holding and the manner of conducting its meetings; the qualification, admission, classification and voting powers of members; determination of the time and manner of selection, qualification, terms of office, officials designations, powers and duties of its officers and members of committees; defining what constitutes a vacancy in any office or committee and the manner of filling the same; the numbers of members necessary' for a quorum and for the regulation of all other matters within its purposes and power; and the adoption of such bylaws and rules, not inconsistent with law, and limitation provided by the Association Constitution and Bylaws and the Branch Constitution and Bylaws, with the right from time to time to amend or repeal same, as it shall deem proper.

 

 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership in the Branch is open to any individual whose primary role is professional management of public parks and recreation.

 

ARTICLE IV - AMENDMENTS

 

Amendments shall be approved by 2/3 vote of the Management Council, and submitted to the Past Presidents Committee/Constitution and By-laws Committee for review for approval. Upon approval of the State Association, the said amendments will then be submitted by mail or email for approval by the voting membership of the Branch at the Association’s Annual Meeting, as required in the Branch By-laws.  Absentee ballots must be made in writing 30 days prior to and must be received at least 5 days prior to the Associations Annual Meeting.


SOUTH CAROLINA EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT BRANCH

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I – Executive Level Management Branch

 

SECTION 1. POWERS

 

The Management Council (here in referred to as the "Council") is an advisory council to the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association (hereafter referred to as the "association"). The Council shall govern the affairs of the South Carolina Executive Level Management Branch (hereafter referred to as the "ELM Branch "), and shall determine its policies or changes therein within the limits of the bylaws. It may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as shall be deemed advisable, and form committees to assist in the management of branch affairs. Any and all such actions shall be in conformity with the Constitution and By-laws of the Association

 

SECTION 2. COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

 

The Council membership shall consist of' (5) Officers: President, President-Elect, elected from the branch membership. One member each from a special purpose district, municipal and county parks and recreation department.

 

SECTION 3-. QUALIFICATIONS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

All Council members shall be members in good standing of the ELM Branch and the Association.

  

SECTION 4. ELECTION

 

A.        Elections shall be held annually in the Fall at the Associations Annual meeting

 

B.         The Nominating committee shall prepare the slate of candidates. The Nominating Committee shall notify the nominees of the election results.

  

SECTION 5  TERMS OF OFFICE

 

A.        The term of office for President shall be one (1) year.  With the President Elect being a two (2) year commitment.  (S)he shall automatically move to Presidency after the first year.

 

B.         Terms shall begin at January 1 each year.

 

SECTION 6 MEETINGS

 

A.        The Council shall meet a minimum of one time a year.  Such meetings shall be at the call of the Branch President.

 

B.         A Special Meeting can be called when the President deems necessary or at the request of six (6) or more branch members. Thirty (30) days notice to all Council members shall be required to such special meetings.

 

C.         A Council meeting may be called by the President with five (5) days notice required to all Council.

 

D.        Notice of all regular and special meetings of the Council shall be mailed by the President to each branch member's last recorded address.

 

SECTION 7      QUORUM

           Meetings

A majority of the Council, in person or by proxy, shall constitute a quorum at duly called meetings, unless herein otherwise provided.

 

B.         Absence

Any member of the Council expecting to be absent from the meeting shall communicate to the President, stating the reason for their absence. The Council shall decide in each instance whether or not such absence is excusable. In the event there are two (2) unexcused absences within a Council member's current term, membership on the Council will automatically be declared vacant.

SECTION 8      VACANCIES

Any vacancy that may occur on the Council shall be filled through appointment by the Branch President, with the approval of the Council for the unexpired term.

 

ARTICLE Il- OFFICERS/COUNCIL

 

SECTION 1      LISTING OF OFFICERS/COUNCIL

 

The officers of the Council shall be a President, President-Elect, and 3 members at large.  One from each of the following governmental entity: Special Purpose District, Municipal and a County Park and Recreation Department (each to be elected at the annual conference).

 

SECTION 2-    DUTIES OF OFFICERS

 

A.        President

The President shall perform the usual duties of such office as delineated by the Association.

 

B.         President-Elect

The President-Elect shall assist the President in directing the affairs of the South Carolina Executive Level Management Branch, and shall act in the absence of the President at branch meetings, association meetings, and other functions so designated. This is a two year commitment.  One year serving as President-Elect and then the second year serving as President.

 

C..        Governmental Entity Representatives

The governmental entities will act as the Branch's official representative for his/her respective governmental entity. They shall be elected at the annual conference by members within that governmental entity for a one year term. 

 

ARTICLE III - COMMITTEES

 

SECTION 1.

 

STANDING AND AD HOC COMMITTEES

 

A.        Standing Committees

Branch members shall be required to serve actively on at least one Standing Committee. Elections are held at the annual conference for the committee chairmanship.

 

The ELM Branch shall recognize the following Standing Committees.  Each Committee should meet at least one time per year: 

 

(I)        Special Purpose District

(2)        Municipal

(3)        County

(4)        SC Management and Leisure Trends Institute – To be appointed by the President of Branch and approved by the Council.

 

B.         AD HOC Committees

The President shall appoint any necessary AD HOC Committees and the respective Chair. The appointment of AD HOC Committee Chairs shall last until that task is accomplished and then shall be dissolved.  They shall not be a voting member of the Council.

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