Article I. Name
The full name of this organization shall be “The Kenilworth Chess Club.”
Article II. Objectives
The objectives of this organization shall be:
- To promote chess in Kenilworth
and the surrounding area
- To provide the opportunity
for chess play on a regular basis.
- To conduct tournaments and
other chess activities open to all.
- To provide chess instruction.
Article III. Membership
Membership is open to anyone, provided she or he agrees to the payment of club
dues as provided in Article IV below, and agrees to the rules and regulations
of the club as stated in this document. Minors age 14 and under must be accompanied
by a parent or Gaurdian.
Article IV. Dues and
The dues for annual membership shall be paid as of January 1st. This does not
include any special fees for tournaments, simultaneous exhibitions, or other
special activities; the fees for which are to be set at the discretion of the
club officers. Furthermore, the annual membership fee shall not be changed
except with the concurrence of a majority of the members present at a scheduled
meeting for that purpose. Students age 21 and under and those who join the
club after June 30 will receive a 50% discount.
- Article V. Officers
of the club
There shall be five
officers of the club: President, Vice-president,
Secretary, Treasurer and Tournament Director.
Each must be a dues paid member for his term
of office. Any member of the club is qualified
to serve in any office. In addition 4 members
at large are selected.
- The duties of the President
and Vice-President shall include presiding
over each meeting, conducting the meetings
of the club, providing guidance to the club
to meet the goals as stated in Article II and
to confer with the Secretary and Treasurer.
The Vice-President acts in the President's
- The Club Secretary will correspond
and conduct public relations to meet the goals
as stated in Article II and to take minutes
of club meetings.
- The duties of the treasurer
shall include the keeping of all financial
and membership records; collecting all dues;
accepting contributions; handling all financial
transactions; paying all expenses duly agreed
upon by the officers and members; maintaining
the club bank account; and from time to time
reporting to the officers and members the state
of the club treasury.
- The tournament director shall
run all official club tournaments unless otherwise
decided by the president or vice president.
- The Members at Large shall
assist the president and vice president at
various club functions as required.
- Officers shall be elected
by majority vote of the membership at the agreed
upon time, full advance notice of said elections
being given. Any member is eligible to hold
office. A special election is to be held on
the petition of a majority of the membership.
Article VI. Meetings
Club meetings shall be held every Thursday night between the hours of 8:00P.M.
and midnight, holidays excluded, at the Kenilworth Community Center, unless
the officers shall designate another time and or place for said meeting.
At such meetings, the officers shall bring to the attention of the membership
all club business that they see fit. Furthermore, it is the right of any
member to raise any topic for discussion deemed appropriate by the majority
present. The main purpose of each meeting, however, is the opportunity of
chess play amongst the membership. The annual Business meeting will be held
the last Thursday before Christmas. Club elections will be held at this meeting.
More frequent formal meetings of the officers or the entire club may be called
by the president as needed. The format for formal meetings will include:
I Reading of the minutes of
the previous meeting
II Officers’ Statements
III Old Business
IV New Business
In order to transact club business
a quorum of a majority of the dues-paying members
in good standing must be present. A member in
good standing is one who does not have any club
sanction imposed on him.
During tournament and club activities,
members and visitors are expected to adhere to
the "USCF Code of Ethics and Standards of
Conduct" as stated in the most recent USCF
Official Rules of Chess. In addition members
and visitors should refrain from annoying, loud,
vulgar or obscene language and or behavior.
Members who violate either
the Kenilworth Chess Club's rules and regulations
or the USCF's Code of Ethics and Standards
of conduct are subject to any or all of the
following sanctions: warning, reprimand, suspension,
and expulsion. Depending on his/her offense,
a member maybe suspended and or expelled from
Kenilworth Chess Club's and or the USCF's activities.
Warnings or reprimands may be given out by
club officers. Suspensions must be approved
by a 2/3 majority of club officers, including
the members at large. Expulsion must be approved
by 2/3 of the officers and a majority of the
membership (including officers. The senior
club officer present may at his descretion
remove any member whose conduct endangers the
safety of other members, or the well being
of the club.
This constitution may be changed or amended by a two-thirds vote of the entire