Gridiron Club Established: 1996 Bylaws Established: 2016 This document is created to clearly and completely state the actual functioning practices of the Franklin High School Gridiron Parent Club. The name of the Organization shall be Franklin Football Gridiron Club.
Article 1: Purpose
Our Objectives are to:
Promote, support, service and enhance the Franklin High School Football Program and its coaches
Promote positive attitudes, work ethic, discipline, and sportsmanship
Provide financial, physical, and emotional support and service for the Franklin High School Football Program
Article 2: General
Principal's Office: Franklin High School’s principle office is located at: 8222 S. 51st Street, Franklin, WI 53132
Article 3: Membership
Membership – any family of a FHS Football player wishing to help provide support to the FHS Football program. Membership is valid for one season at a time during the Franklin Football Gridiron Club Season (July 1-June 30)
Dues – there are no dues collected and membership is free to any family of a FHS Football player.
New Business – members are encouraged to bring new business to any Officer Board Member for consideration
Article 4: Meetings
Monthly Gridiron meetings shall be held at times and locations to be published by the Officer Board. Meetings are typically on the first Monday of every month during off season and the first Tuesday of every month during season (to accommodate Monday night freshmen game schedules). Exceptions are made depending on school holidays or events. Meeting dates, times and locations are published on the school calendar on the website.
Business discussed at Franklin Football Gridiron Club meetings will focus on how to obtain our objectives stated in Article 1.
Inappropriate business includes:
How football players participate within the Football Program
Football Coach’s strategy for games, practice, or discipline
Any business not meeting the objectives outlined in Article 1
Article 5: Officer Board
The Officer Board will be chosen when positions are open or if there is a situation in which a new member would like to take on an Officer position. If more than one person is interested in the same Officer Board position, a vote will be conducted. In case of a tie vote, the coaches will vote to break the tie.
The four Officer Board positions include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These four positions are required in order to conduct the business of the board at regularly scheduled meetings.
If a board position is vacated during a season, the officer board will determine how to handle the open position based on the amount of time left in the season and the position vacated. Temporarily, the remaining board members will fill the positions until a permanent replacement is found.
General Duties of Executive Board:
President – Supervise and conduct the Franklin Football Parent Club business; preside at all meetings; delegate and oversee all committees and calendar events; maintain the Webpage content; maintain communication with the FHS head coach, all board members and all committee coordinators.
Vice-President – Assists President in all business for the Football Parent Club. Supports coordination of major fund raising events for the Franklin Football Parent Club.
Secretary – Maintains all official minutes and collects meeting attendee information. Minutes will be distributed on the Gridiron Website within 1-30 days of the meeting.
Treasurer – Keeps all financial records, provide a treasurer’s report at each regularly scheduled meeting, and arrange for all required audits and tax duties as applicable.
All Board positions will be held as a volunteer role. No compensation will be given to those who are elected to the board.
Article 6: Finances
All fundraising efforts and expenditures will focus on how to obtain objectives stated in Article 1.
Officer Board members must unanimously approve any and all activities, fund raising efforts, and expenditures before any member engages in a verbal or written financial agreement.
The Franklin Football Gridiron Club shall use a bank selected by the President and Treasurer.
Those who will have access to the Franklin Football Gridiron Club Account will be The President and Treasurer.
These Franklin Football Gridiron Club bylaws must be posted and kept in compliance throughout the season. If compliance is not met throughout the season, the Head Football Coach has the authority to remove said member or disband the entire Franklin Football Gridiron Club organization. Upon disbandment, all funds and assets will be distributed to the FHS Football Program upon FHS Administration approval. These bylaws have been approved by the Franklin Football Gridiron Club.
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