1 NAME OF ORGANIZATION
1.1 The name of the organization will be DARTS NOVA SCOTIA
2.1 The address of the organization will be that of the Secretary
The objectives of Darts Nova Scotia will be:
3.1 To provide all members with opportunities to participate in competitive activities within the sport of darts.
3.2 To promote and encourage participation in the sport of darts, for both youth and adult, in all areas throughout Nova Scotia.
3.3 To raise funds to meet the financial requirements of Darts Nova Scotia and distribute said funds in an appropriate manner.
3.4 To maintain affiliation and adhere to the rules and procedures of the National Darts Federation of Canada.
3.5 To institute, maintain, promote and regulate annual Provincial
Championships thus determining provincial designated teams as the Representatives at National Championships.
3.6 To institute, maintain, promote and regulate provincial tournament
3.7 To encourage and promote memberships and participation in Regional, Provincial, National and International competition.
3.8 To remain a non-profit Organization.
4.1 Membership fees shall be determined by the Darts Nova Scotia Executive and shall be paid annually for or by each member.
4.2 Any person residing in the Province of Nova Scotia may become a member of the Society upon remittance of application and payment of the membership fees.
4.3 All members shall comply with the rules and regulations of Darts Nova Scotia.
4.4 Darts Nova Scotia may suspend or terminate the membership of an individual or deem an individual ineligible for membership upon being satisfied that such individual has been guilty of conduct prejudicial to the character and interests of the Organization or the sport of Darts.
5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ORGANIZATION
5.1 The Executive Committee of Darts Nova Scotia shall be comprised of:
5.2 The Executive shall have full control and management of the affairs of Darts Nova Scotia.
6 ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
6.1 All elected Executive Members shall hold office for a term of one (1) year.
6.2 The Election of Officers shall be conducted during the Annual General Meeting at the Provincial Play-downs and elected Executive Members shall take office effective October 1st.
6.3 Any member in good standing and over the age of nineteen (19) years shall be eligible to hold a position on the Executive Committee.
6.4 One person may hold the Offices of the Secretary and the Treasurer.
6.5 The Executive Committee shall have the right to remove an individual from Office, by majority vote of the Executive Committee for non-performance of duties.
6.6 An Executive Member shall vacate office if:
(a) The individual resigns from Office by sending a written resignation to the President or Secretary of Darts Nova Scotia, or
(b) The individual is removed from Office in accordance with Article 6.5, or
(c) The individual is subject to suspension, in accordance with Article 4.4, or
(d) The individual ceases to be a member in good standing.
6.7 The person removed from office shall be advised of same by registered mail. Within 30 days of the receipt of the registered mail, that person has the right to appeal. Such appeals shall be in writing and submitted by registered mail to the Secretary. In the event that the person to be notified is the Secretary, the President shall issue this notification. The Executive Committee shall vote upon any appeal.
6.8 A refusal to sign for registered mail will be regarded as served and will nullify the thirty (30) day appeal procedures.
6.9 In the event of a mid-term vacancy, the Executive Committee shall have the power to fill such vacancy, until that position can be filled by election at the next Annual General Meeting.
7.1 The Executive Committee shall disburse the funds of the Organization only in the pursuance of the Objectives herein described.
7.2 Two authorized signatories shall be designated for all accounts of Darts Nova Scotia. The authorized signature shall be the President and the Treasurer.
7.3 Both signatures shall be required for all transactions of all accounts of the Organization.
7.4 No Executive Member may commit the Organization in any way to anything without prior majority approval of the Executive Committee or membership.
7.5 The fiscal year of Darts Nova Scotia shall be from October 1st to September 30th.
7.6 A complete and proper statement of the standing of the books shall be made available at the General Meeting at Provincials and a copy shall be mailed to every member of Darts Nova Scotia in August or September.
7.7 Members may request in writing the opportunity to inspect any books or records of the Organization. Documents will not be mailed or otherwise shipped and inspection must be arranged at a place convenient to both the Officer and Member.
7.8 Unless authorized at any meeting and after notice for same shall have been given, no officer or member of the Organization shall receive any remuneration for his/her services.
7.9 Expenses incurred by any duly appointed Executive Committee shall be paid by the Society if the Executive Committee gives prior authorization. All expenses shall be supported by receipt and shall not exceed the designated amount.
8 ANNUAL FEES AND ASSESSMENTS
8.1 The Organization may make, repeal, and amend annual fees, as it may from time to time consider necessary. The making, revising and amending of any fee shall be effected at an Executive Committee meeting.
9 RULES OF ORDER & MEETING PROCEDURES
9.1 The President shall preside over the Executive Committee and Annual General Meetings
9.2 The Organization shall hold an Annual General Meeting at the Provincial Play- Downs, for members and invited guests.
9.3 Special Resolutions for amendments to the Constitution can be brought to the floor at the Annual General Meeting.
9.4 Any member in good standing under the age of nineteen (19) may vote on issues only to the Youth Program.
10 PROVINCIAL ZONES
10.1 The Province of Nova Scotia shall be divided into the following four (4) zones:
(a)Zone 1 - Central
(b)Zone 2 - Cape Breton
(c)Zone 3 - Fundy
(d)Zone 4 - Valley
10.2 Although a member may compete in only one zone in any given competitive season, the residence of a member shall not dictate the zone in which he may compete.
11.1 The Organization may make, repeal, and amend Policies as it may from time to time consider necessary.
11.2 The making, revising, and amending of Policies shall be effected by the Executive Committee.
11.3 Policies shall not form part of the Constitution and shall not amend the Constitution in any way.
12 RULES OF PLAY AND FORMATS OF PLAY
12.1 All competitions directly under the supervision of the Organization, unless otherwise stated, shall be played in accordance with the NDFC Rules of Play.
12.2 The Organization may make, repeal, and amend Formats of Play as it may from time to time consider necessary. The making, revising, and amending of any Formats of Play shall be effected at an Executive meeting.
13 INTERPRETATIONS, PROCEDURES & RESPONSIBILITIES
13.1 Interpretations, procedures and responsibilities contained herein shall be the sole decision of the Organization.
14 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
14.1 The articles in the Constitution may be rescinded, altered, or added to by “Special Resolution” at an Annual General Meeting, provided due notice has been served.
14.2 Any amendments to the Constitution shall only be affected at an Annual General Meeting.
14.3 A Special Resolution for amendments to the Constitution shall require a majority vote by eligible voting members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting.