Article I: Purpose
The Euchre League will exist to provide students an opportunity to get together with other euchre players and have fun. The purpose of the Society is to provide a group in which euchre players can take pride in being a part of, hone their euchre skills, and have a damn good time.
Article II: Composition
The Euchre League will be a campus wide body composed of anyone who wishes to join. The Euchre Society will consist of select members of the League, and will begin with ten charter members. The League shall take place each semester, beginning winter term 2000, with a regular season, consisting of random pairing, and an ensuing postseason, composed of the top teams from season play. The top four finishers in the tournament each semester, not already Society members, will be invited into the Euchre Society. The top finishers in the tournament will be first invited, then runners up, then third place (losers to the winners in the Semifinals), etc. Members will be inducted only during the award ceremony following the Championship match.
Article III: Organization
Although the Euchre League and Society will maintain an informal atmosphere, organization is needed to insure that policies are carried out and details are not overlooked. There will be a President, responsible for chairing all meetings and presiding over all matches; a Vice President, to fill in for the president in times of absence, and to serve as second in chain of command; a Treasurer, responsible for collection of dues, management of funds, and third in chain of command; a Secretary, responsible for recording all decisions, and fourth in chain of command. These four officers shall hold weekly meetings to discuss the status and future of the League, and to handle all managerial tasks. Each office shall be voted upon originally by the charter members, and held until graduation or resignation. Upon vacancy of a seat, an election will be held among all current members of the society to fill the position.
Article IV: Distinction between the League and the Society
The Euchre League will be open to any student wishing to play Euchre on campus. The Euchre Society is a body WITHIN the league, reserved for the "best of the best." (See above for admission.) The society will be responsible for all organization and duties related to the league, and will also serve as the governing body for it. The officers of the society are also the officers for the league. Also, society members shall have entry fees for all tournaments waived.
Article V: Funding
There will be an entry fee for the League each semester. Each member of the society shall be responsible for paying membership dues, which shall be decided upon by the officers each semester. These combined monies shall pay for all facility rentals, food, beverage, and trophies not covered by other means of funding. In the event that funds do not cover these costs, fund-raisers may be held, which all members would be expected to participate in.
Article VI: Ratification and AmendingThis document shall be deemed official upon being signed and dated by all charter members. It may be amended, but only by unanimous vote among the officers, and a 2/3 majority of all current society members.
Amendment I: Rules of Play (Passed 7-0-1, October 28, 1999)
I. General Information
II. The Deal
III. Calling Bids
The only technique endorsed by the Society is "Screw the Dealer."
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