We the chess players of Colorado Springs, in order to form a more perfect club, establish chess tournaments, insure playing hall tranquility, provide for the common instruction, promote the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and secure the blessings of victory to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Colorado Springs Chess Club.
Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Rules Committee of the Colorado Springs Chess Club and shall be composed of attendees at the annual meeting.
Section 2. Every rule shall be passed by a majority and presented to the President; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by said office, or being disapproved, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Rules Committee.
Section 3. The officers shall keep a journal of the current rules, and after the annual meeting, publish the same; and the yeas and nays of the attendees on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in offices of President, Vice President, and Treasurer. The officers shall serve a term from the annual meeting until the next annual meeting.
Section 2. The Nominating Committee shall be composed of Supporting Members and officers and shall appoint candidates for President, Vice President, and Treasurer before the annual meeting. Should multiple candidates be nominated for an office, that office shall be elected by a majority of the Rules Committee at the annual meeting.
Section 3. The duties of the President shall include, but are not limited to, designating a time and place of meetings, presiding over meetings, officially representing the club, and filling any vacant offices between annual meetings. In case of the inability to discharge the duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President.
Section 4. The duties of the Treasurer shall include, but are not limited to, submitting a financial statement at the annual meeting and maintaining the financial records.
Section 1. The judicial power of the Colorado Springs Chess Club shall be vested in the officers of the club, and in such Tournament Directors as the officers may from time to time ordain and establish.
Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases arising under this Constitution or the rules of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, to controversies regarding USCF rules, or to controversies between two or more people.
No club membership is required to attend or play at club events. New Supporting Members may be admitted by the officers into this club.
The Nominating Committee, whenever three fourths shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution. One half of the Supporting Members present shall constitute a quorum.
This Constitution, and the rules of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, which shall be made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the club.
The repeal of the previous Constitution, in accordance with Article XII, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution.
Done in convention by seven eighths consent of the Supporting Members present the eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteenth and of the existence of the Colorado Springs Chess Club the seventy first.