Group Constitutions
Columbia University's Sports Rotisserie League

Preamble: This constitution is established in order to serve the members of the Columbia community whose specific interest in sports knowledge are not recognized. Because a diverse numbers of Columbia students have no group which expresses the common interests in sports talk and rotisserie play, the creation of this constitution is essential.

Article I - Name

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Columbia University's Sports Rotisserie League hereafter referred to as the Sports League.

Section 2. The officers of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer shall make up the Executive Board of the Sports League, hereafter referred to as the 'Board.'

Article II - Purpose

Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to unite the Columbia community interested in sports so that they may have a group as a means for discussion and rotisserie play.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall act as administrators and interpreters of the rules in the Sports League. Also, they must keep records of scoring and standings and make them available to the members of the Sports League.

Article III - Membership

Section 1. The requirements of membership are attendance at meetings and the paying of dues.

Section 2. Only members who are undergraduate students in Barnard College, Columbia, College, or the School of Engineering and Applied Science may vote or hold office.

Section 3. The privileges of membership are to gain acquaintance with others who hold similar sports interests and to simulate realistic ownership of a sports franchise. The responsibilities of membership is to always maintain his/her respective team at a competitive level.

Section 4. Membership may be revoked by the board and/or a consensus of the members due to collusion or gambling.

Article IV - Meetings and Procedures

Section 1. Meetings will be called once for the explanation of rules and the subsequent draft of players. After this, there will be monthly owners meetings and announcements of future meetings if deemed necessary.

Section 2. Policy decisions will be made when there is a bill on the floor proposed by a member. A bill is a motion to amend the rules or change the status quo in the Sports League. The Sports League will vote on the bill, and it will pass with a 2/3 majority vote. This procedure will also be used in deciding the validity of a trade.

Article V - Officers

Section 1. The organization shall have the following officers: President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. Because of the complexity of running a sports rotisserie league, a member must have at least 1 year of the Sports League membership in order to hold office. The members elect the officers.

Section 2. The duties of these officers are to keep records of scores, transactions, and to interpret rules in times of controversy. They must also receive and distribute scoring from the statistic service and update the members on current transactions and standings. The board will also call meetings when a trade or a bill needs to be voted on. They will also budget funds and are responsible for policing illegal activities (collusion, gambling, etc.).

Section 3. There will be elections prior to the baseball season.

Article VI - Electing, Appointing, and Removing Officer

Section 1. Any number of qualifying members may be nominated by fellow members for the position.

Section 2. After the nominations, members excluding the nominees will vote for the officer. Nominee with the most votes will take the office.

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