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PHILIPPINE GOLF ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA (PGAG)
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

Article I - NAME

The name of this golf Association shall be Philippine Golf Association of Georgia (PGAG).

Article II - PURPOSE

FIRST: To stimulate interest in golf among the Filipino American Golfers.

SECOND: To promote foster among the members a closer bond and fraternity for their joint and mutual benefit, and to promote and conserve the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.

THIRD: To encourage conformance to the USGA Rules of Golf by creating a representative authority.

FOURTH: To maintain a uniform system of handicapping as set forth in the USGA Handicap system and issue USGA Handicap Indexes to the members.

FIFTH: To provide an authoritative body to govern and conduct golf competitions.

Article III - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 - Membership shall be available to all men and women. The only requirement is being a Filipino/Filipina by ancestry or related by marriage. Initial membership dues is $ 20.00 per person.

Section 1 A - Associate membership maybe extended to individuals who do not qualify as Filipino/Filipina by  ancestry or marriage but who wish to participate in the golfing, social, and other similar activities of  the PGAG. These associate members may be elected to office except to the Presidency or Vice-Presidency. They maybe nominated by any active member and their membership will be deliberated on by the Board of Directors who will make the final recommendation for the acceptance.

Section 1 B - The rights, privileges, duties, and obligations of associate Members will be the same as Active Members.

Section 2 - All membership fees and dues shall be established by the Board of Directors from time to time in such amounts as they deem to be adequate to operate and maintain our Association.

Article IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1 - The Board of Directors shall consist of nine (9) members. In the case of vacancy through death, resignation, relocation or other cause, the remaining directors, may appoint a successor by majority vote to hold office for the unexpired term of the director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election/appointment of his successor.

Article V - OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

Section 1 - Election of OFFICERS will be held by all members present during the YEAR END tournament.

Section 2 - The officers shall consist of president, vice-president, secretary/handicapper, treasurer/membership/chairman.

Section 3 - Chairman and members of all committees shall be appointed by the president.

Section 4 - The following committees shall be appointed each year, with such other committees as the president may deem necessary or advisable. Tournament Committee to arrange and schedule with the management of any golf course as necessary, and conduct all intra-club and inter- club competitions.

Article VI - AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS

Section 1 - The board of Directors shall have the power to repeal or amend any of these By-laws provided that such action shall not be effective until approved by a majority vote of the members of the Philippine Golf Association of Georgia (PGAG) At a meeting held in accordance with provisions contained herein.

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