Walnut Creek Racquet Club

WCRC Bylaws

Article I. Name.

The organization shall be known as the Walnut Creek Racquet Club (WCRC or the Club), a non-profit association. The Club is sponsored by the Park and Open Space Commission of the City of Walnut Creek and agrees to observe the regulations of the City Sponsored Clubs as defined in the “Special Use Policy for Walnut Creek Tennis Facilities.”

Article II. Purpose.

The WCRC shall endeavor to educate its members and the citizens of Walnut Creek as to the physical, mental and community benefits to be derived from playing tennis. Education techniques shall include professional and semi-professional instruction available to adults and minors. The WCRC is particularly desirous of offering tennis instruction and competition to the youth of its membership and the Walnut Creek area as a means of improving adult-juvenile relations. Further, the WCRC shall endeavor to cause the expansion and development of the facilities available to playing and teaching tennis in the Walnut Creek area.

Article III. Membership.

The membership shall consist of persons of all ages interested in tennis. There are no restrictions as to race, creed or color. There shall be three classes of memberships: Walnut Creek city residents (family or single), non-Walnut Creek city residents (family or single) and juniors. Junior memberships shall be limited to individuals of 17 years and under. Family shall be defined as including husband and wife and their children under 19 years of age. Family membership shall have two votes. Single and junior memberships shall have one vote. An individual or family becomes a member on the receipt, by the Membership Chairman, of a completed application form and club dues. Membership in the Club shall be terminated of renewal dues are not received within 30 days of the date due. The Executive Board reserves the right to terminate any membership for action detrimental to the best interest of the Club. Such termination can be appealed to a hearing committee of three members at large appointed by the President. The decision of the hearing committee shall be final.

Article IV. Officers.

The officers of the Club shall be elected by a majority of those ballots cast. The elected officers of the Club shall consist of: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The term of office shall be one year. Election of officers shall be by ballot in January, with the term of office to commence on the following February 1st. The appointed officers shall be: Membership, Social, Newsletter, Tournament(s), Publicity, Ladder(s) and any additional officers as may be required. These appointed officers shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. The term of office shall be one year.

Article V. Duties of Officers.

Section 1. The President is the chief officer of the Club. He shall preside at all general and business meetings of the Club and appoint chairperson of all committees, subject to the approval of the Executive Board. The President shall supervise the business affairs of the Club and shall be officer ex-officio of all committees.

Section 2. The Vice President/Activities Chairperson shall assist the President and shall assume the duties of the President during any absence or incapacity of the President. The Vice President shall be officer ex-officio of all committees and shall serve as Activities Chairperson. As Activities Chairperson, he shall be responsible for coordinating all tennis function and will arrange for an renew any desired reservations for space at the courts and facilities.

Section 3. The Secretary shall conduct Club correspondence, keep minutes of the board and general membership meetings and keep such records as required by the Club’s Executive Board. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to inform the Walnut Creek Public Service Department of the election of officers and any changes in the Club’s charter.