United State Bowling Congress (USBC)
Kansas City Open (KCO)
The name of the organization is the Kansas City Open.
Not For Profit Organization and Sanction
Section A. Not For Profit Organization
The organization is organized as a not for profit organization and has a Taxpayer Identification Number. The organization is not subject to have to backup withholdings either because we have not been notified that we are subject to backup withholdings as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or the Internal Revenue Service has notified us that we are no longer subject to backup withholdings.
Section B. Sanction
The organization shall be sanctioned by USBC and subject to its authority. To maintain its sanctioning, the organization must:
The purpose of the organization was established to:
Membership and Dues
Membership is composed of individuals who pay dues to the organization and is in effect from September 1, through August 31.
An individual joining anytime within those dates shall pay dues that are known to be, only for the balance of the current season.
Each individual must be a USBC Youth Sanction member. USBC Youth Sanction membership fees shall be paid as stated forth by USBC prior to their first tournament or can be purchased through the Kansas City Open at their first tournament.
The Kansas City Open Board of Directors, by majority vote, determined and adopted organization dues to be $10.00 annually.
Board of Directors - Management
Section A. Board Composition, Authority and Duties
The management and governance of the organization is vested in the Board of Directors.
The total number of directors is five (5).
The Board shall not engage in any acts constituting a conflict of interest. The board’s duties included but are not limited to:
Section B. Eligibility
A member for the Board must be:
Section C. Directors
Directors are adopted/appointed by majority vote of current directors.
Section D. Term
The term for directors is unspecified. The number of years in a term is unspecified.
Section E. Resignation, Removal and Vacancies:
a. Two-thirds written consent of the full board is required to seek reappointment to the board.
2. Removal for Cause. When a board member is accused, in writing, of failure to properly perform the duties of their office or otherwise engaging in improper or unfair activities or conduct, the board may conduct a hearing for removal.
3. Vacancies. Are filled as needed by the board.
Section A. President/Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer
The officers of this organization shall include a President/Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer as one person.
Section B. Authority and Duties
Officers perform all duties as required by USBC including but not limited to:
Section C. Term
The term for officers is unspecified. The number of years in a term is unspecified.
Section D. Specific Authority and Duties
a. Presides at all meetings.
b. Acts as spokesperson for the organization.
c. Complies with USBC Tournament Policy Manual
d. First official agent of record.
e. Assigns directors to specific jobs/duties. Also including tournament staff
a. Presides at all meetings when president/chairman is absent.
b. Second official agent of record.
c. Performs other duties as prescribed by the board or by the president/chairman.
d. Handles all paper work requirements for organization as prescribed by the board and in the
USBC Tournament Policy Manual.
a. Accountable to the board.
b. Accountable for all funds and transactions thereof.
c. Responsible for implementation of USBC’s standards.
d. Responsible for other duties as prescribed by the board and in the USBC Tournament Policy
e. Is the third agent of record (if applicable).
Section A. Board Meeting
The board of directors shall meet at least two times each season. Special meetings may be held upon the request of any board member if a majority of the board approves.
Section B. Parliamentary Procedure
The most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, governs all meetings.
Section A. Tournament Staff Members
A tournament staff member is a non-voting KCO board member with duties and responsibilities as such the same mandates and requirements thereof.
Section A. Procedure
Any board member of the organization may submit proposed amendments to these bylaws. The bylaws may be amended at any meeting, by a majority vote of the officers and directors present and voting. The amendment must be:
Section B. Change in Dues
Annual membership dues are changed at the discretion of the board of directors.
Any adopted changes in dues can only start at the beginning of a season.
Section C. Effective Date
All amendments are effective September 1, following adoption, unless otherwise specified when adopted.
The fiscal year of this organization is September 1 through August 31.
Directors, officers, and other authorized volunteers, employees or agents shall be indemnified against claims for personal and individual liability arising in connection with their positions or service on behalf of the organization to the full extent permitted by law.