AUSTIN TENNIS CLUB CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I - NAME

  • The name of this Association shall be the Austin Tennis Club, and may be referred to in official and unofficial communications as "ATC."

 

ARTICLE II - MISSION STATEMENT

  • ATC is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting tennis and social activities among the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in Austin and the surrounding areas. ATC is also devoted to giving back to the community by raising donations for charities and organizing charitable tennis tournaments and events.

 

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE

  • The purpose of Austin Tennis Club is to provide access to tennis activities, sponsor tennis leagues, operate an annual tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance ("GLTA"), support charitable acvities, promote the development and advancement of tennis activities that welcome all gay and lesbian tennis players, and participate as a member of the GLTA. Austin Tennis Club will not exclude any person or group from membership based on race, color, religion, gender, tennis ability, physical ability, or sexual orientation, although Austin Tennis Club may exclude those who do not agree with the Associationrs mission and purpose. This Association aims to foster and encourage a feeling of pride among gay, lesbian,bisexual and transgender members of our community.

 

ARTICLE IV - ASSOCIATION NOT FOR PROFIT

  • Section 1. This Association shall conduct its affairs and all its projects in such a manner that it will qualify as an unincorporated nonprofit association as that is defined in the Texas Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act (art. 1396-70.01, Texas Civil Statutes).
  • Section 2. This Association shall conduct its affairs as a taxexempt recreational club as that term is defined in Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Section 3. None of the Association's assets shall benefit any director or officer, except as reasonable compensation for services rendered under written contract, or reimbursement of expenditures incurred on behalf of the Association. Upon dissolution any assets remaining after payment of obligations shall be given to another entity holding a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(7) exemption status and whose purpose is aligned with this Association.

 

ARTICLE V - POWERS

  • Section 1. The Association shall have the power to receive, own, hold, lease, mortgage, sell, convert, pledge, invest, or otherwise deal in property of whatsoever kind or character, real and personal, in connection with, and in furtherance of, its purpose. The Association may also accept funds, stocks, securities, and properties by donation, bequest, or devise, including federal, state, county and city grants or contracts, and other public or private funds, fees, insurance, third party payments and other things of value, upon such conditions or in return for such services as the Board of Directors may deem proper.
  • Section 2. The Association shall have the power to perform or contract for the performance of any work or services deemed by the Board of Directors to be necessary for the fulfillment of its purpose and powers or for the upkeep, improvements or preservation of its property.
  • Section 3. The above enumerated powers of the Association are subject to the laws of the State of Texas, principally Art. 1396-70.01 of the Texas Civil Statutes.

 

SECTION VI - PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AND AUTHORIZED AGENT

  • Section 1. The principal address of the Association in the State of Texas shall be located in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  • Section 2. The Association shall continuously maintain a filing with the Secretary of State in the State of Texas, a statement appointing an agent who is authorized to receive service of process as permitted by the Texas Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act. The principal address may, but need not, be identical with that of the authorized agent of the Association in the State of Texas. The principal address and the authorized agent may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VII - ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE

  • Section 1. The Association shall consist of a Board of Directors and the General Membership, both of which shall be organized and governed by this Constitution and properly adopted Bylaws of the Association.
  • Section 2. The Board of Directors shall adopt Bylaws to govern the affairs of the Association.
  • Section 3. Amendments or modifications to this Constitution may be made by motion from the Board of Directors and upon a twothirds majority vote of the Membership.

 

ARTICLE VIII - DISSOLUTION

  • Section 1. This Association may be dissolved by motion from the Board of Directors and upon a two-thirds majority vote of the Membership.
  • Section 2. Upon dissolution of the Association, an independent party shall be assigned to, after paying or making provisions for payments of all known liabilities of the Association, dispose of all assets of the Association in such a manner, or to such an organization or organizations structured and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific or recreational purposes as shall at that time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future United States Revenue Law, as the Association shall determine.

 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED, AS AMENDED, THIS FOURTH DAY OF MARCH, 2005.