Article I: Name
The name of this nonprofit organization shall be "Maryland Girls Hockey Fund" (MGHF).
Article II: Purpose
The organization shall seek to promote and grow the sport of girls' hockey, foster a sense of community among players, coaches, and families, and provide financial assistance to players in need.
The purpose of MGHF shall be to raise funds support girls' hockey.
Article III: Membership
Membership shall be open to any person or organization that supports the mission and goals of MGHF. Members may be required to pay dues or participate in fundraising efforts to maintain their membership.
Article IV: Board of Directors
The affairs of MGHF shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of no less than four (4) and no more than fifteen (15) members. Directors shall be elected by the membership for a term of two (2) years. The Board of Directors shall elect officers from among its members, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board of directors shall consist of a minimum 50 percent female membership.
Article V: Meetings
The Board of Directors shall meet at least one (1) times per year, and special meetings may be called by the President or upon written request of two thirds (2/3) members of the Board. Notice of meetings shall be given to all Directors at least seven (7) days in advance. The presence of a majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Article VI: Committees
The Board of Directors may appoint committees as necessary to carry out the mission and goals of MGHF. Committee chairs shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
Article VII: Finances
MGHF shall maintain accurate records of all financial transactions and shall make such records available to members upon request. The organization shall be funded through donations, grants, and fundraising activities. All funds raised by MGHF shall be used to support the mission and goals of the organization. No member, director, or owner of MGHF shall receive any equity payouts.
Article VIII: Amendments
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which they will be considered.
Article IX: Dissolution
In the event of the dissolution of MGHF, all assets remaining after payment of all debts and liabilities shall be distributed to a nonprofit organization with a similar mission and goals as MGHF, as determined by the Board of Directors.
These bylaws shall be effective upon adoption by the Board of Directors and shall supersede all previous bylaws of MGHF.