CONSTITUTION OF THE IDAHO TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION
(as amended May 29, 2017)
ARTICLE I – Name
The name of the Association shall be The Idaho State Trapshooting Association (ISTA). The abbreviation may be used in the State Constitution, Trophies and any other correspondence.
ARTICLE II – Objective
To promote the interest of Trapshooting and to make all regulations pertaining thereto.
ARTICLE III – Membership
“He” will be used as a no gender specific in describing members/persons.
Section 1: Any individual, resident of the State of Idaho wishing to become a member of the Association, becomes a member when they have participated in a registered Trap Shoot (ATA) held in the state under the rules and regulations of the Amateur Trapshooting Association.
Section 2: Prizes – Any person who is a member of this Association will be eligible to compete for
any Prizes offered by this Association, provided he is a resident of the State of Idaho and provided that he is in good standings with both the ATA and the ISTA.
Section 3: The ISTA shall receive a Fee from every shooter participating in a Registered Shoot under the rules of the ATA, held in the State of Idaho. The amount/type of fee shall be specified by the State Board. This money shall be collected by the Club holding such Registered Shoot and the Money turned over to the Treasurer of the ISTA.
ARTICLE IV – Officers
Section 1: The Officers of the Association shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by one person.
Section 2: There shall be a Board of nine (9) Directors, the President and Vice President to be members of said Board. The State shall be divided into three (3) zones as follows:
Northern zone will provide three (3) Directors, Southeastern zone will provide three (3) Directors and the Southwest zone will provide three (3 Directors. The Directors shall be elected for a three (3) year term, during the State Shoot, for their respective site. The State Delegate is a non-voting member of the Board.
Directors must meet the following qualifications:
oCurrent member of the ATA oResident of Idaho oShot at least 600 ATA targets in the preceding year. oDemonstrated interest in furthering the sport of trapshooting and promoting unity among shooters throughout the
State of Idaho.
Section 3: Election of Directors. A slate of Directors shall be nominated at the Annual Meeting and shall then be elected by ballot at the same meeting. The Directors then elected shall respectively hold office until the close of term. For all practical purposes, this Association shall
recognize the period of the first day of June of one year to the last day of May of the succeeding year as a serving year, and officers elected shall serve during this period or until respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
Section 4: Following the election of the Board of Directors by the membership of the ISTA, the Board shall elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, from the Board Membership.
Section 5: Vacancies. Any ISTA officers’ (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) position vacated on the Board of Director shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors. Only a sitting Director shall be eligible to be appointed to the vacant position. If an ISTA Director’s position is vacated, that position shall be filled (within 30 days) from the said zone by the Board of Directors and shall finish out the term.
Section 6: The State Delegate shall be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting of the Association and shall be considered a non-voting member of the Board of Directors. The State Delegates duties will be as specified by the ATA.
ARTICLE V – Duties
Section 1: The President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings and to call special meetings whenever he shall deem necessary; to vote at the election of officers and in cases where there is an equal vote, he shall cast the deciding vote; he shall appoint all committees unless otherwise directed; he shall assemble the Board of Directors whenever he deems it necessary and shall preside at the meetings thereof. He shall also perform such other and additional duties as are consistent with his office.
Section 2: The Vice President. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to perform the duties of the President in his absence and to act as a member of the Board of Directors.
Section 3: The Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep an account of all the proceedings of the Association in a book obtained and maintained for that purpose; to receive and reply to all communications and to maintain files of the same. He shall deliver to his successor in the office, all records of the Association in his possession within sixty (60) days after being advised of the name and address of said successor. He shall maintain, during his term in office, a record of registered shoots held in the State of Idaho under the rules of the ATA. All ISTA meeting minutes, including specific information, a current copy of the ISTA Constitution, etc. Shall make available to any ISTA member requesting such information within thirty (30) days of a written request.
Section 4: The Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive and hold all funds of the Association and disburse the same as he may be authorized to do by any vote of the Association, the Board of Directors or the President. He shall keep a correct record and detailed account of all monies received and disbursed by him or by any committee duly authorized by the Association. He shall report at each Annual Meeting or whenever required by a vote of the Association, a full statement of all receipts and disbursements during the year. The annual salary of the combined office of the Secretary-Treasurer shall be Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00).
Section 5: The Directors. The Board of Directors shall act as an executive committee and shall have a full charge of all matters connected with the business and welfare of the Association and shall report at each meeting of the Association what, if anything, has been done by them in behalf of the Association since the last meeting. The Board of Directors shall act as a legislative committee and shall have charge of all matters relating to the Association; however, this provision does not exclude the right of the Association to provide by resolution for the appointment of a special legislative committee. Five Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
ARTICLE VI – Meetings
Section 1: Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting shall be held during the Idaho State Shoot and the Day and Time shall be noticed in the Program of the Tournament, consistent with the ATA rules.
Section 2: Board Meetings. The Board of Directors shall meet at least 3 times per year. Special Meetings may be called by the President, provided that sufficient notice is given in advance so the Board Members may have time to attend.
Section 3: Any meeting may be adjourned by majority vote.
Section 4: Voting. Voting on all matters, in all meetings, shall be done by ballot if a request is made to do so. At the Annual Meeting held at the State Shoot, only ISTA members with a Current ATA Average Card shall be allowed to vote. Only one vote may be cast per person, no proxy or absentee voting allowed.
ARTICLE VII – State Shoot
Section 1: The Annual State Shoot shall rotate between the two qualifying clubs in Idaho equally: 1 year in Boise, 1 year Pocatello. In the event three or more clubs in the state should meet the qualifying requirements, a rotation including the additional club(s) would be initiated. Then qualifying clubs would rotate equally unless there is an exception made because of financial agreements, club failure to meet requirements or club inability to host the shoot.
Section 2: Qualifying Clubs. The Club must provide:
a. A minimum of twelve (12) Traps;
b. An adequate Clubhouse Facility to accommodate the Annual Meeting, Cashiering and Sanitary facilities;
c. Food service facilities;
d. The Club that hosts the Idaho State Shoot must offer at least three (3) days and at least 600 registered targets of Certified ATA events each target year, including the Target Year prior to hosting the ISTA State Shoot. The days and target count of the Idaho State Shoot are not used as part of the qualifying requirements. Target Year is defined by the ATA.
Section 3: The Board of Directors of the ISTA shall work closely with the Home Club hosting the State Shoot. The Board of Directors shall determine the program for the State Shoot.
ARTICLE VIII – Order of Business at Meetings
Section 1: Order of Business. The order of business of all meetings shall be as follows:
a. Roll Call
b. Secretary – Report of the minutes of the last meeting
c. Treasurer – Financial Report
d. Report of Committees
e. Unfinished Business
f. New Business
g. Election of Directors (Annual Meeting only)
Section 2: Procedure at Meetings. The rules of procedure at all meetings of the Association shall be those set forth in the Roberts Rules of Order, provided that the same does not conflict with the Constitution.
Section 3: Expulsion of Members. Any member or members acting in such a manner as to be considered harmful to the best interests of the Association may be expelled from the Association by Majority vote of the members present at the meeting at such action is taken. Provided, however, that before such expulsion shall be considered or voted upon, all charges against such member(s) must have been submitted in writing and a true copy served upon the person(s) so charged and before such expulsion shall be voted upon, such person(s) shall have been given opportunity to be heard and to present witnesses in his own behalf or submit a written defense.
ARTICLE IX – Trapshooting Rules
Section 1: Trapshooting rules of the ATA will govern all contests decided as such State Shoot, except those for which special conditions may be provided. This shall apply for all requests for Registered Shoot.
ARTICLE X – Additional Powers of the Board of Directors
Section 1: All matters not covered or provided for in this Constitution shall be passed upon and decided by the Board of Directors of the Association.
ARTICLE XI – Amendments
Section 1: The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members at the Annual State Meeting.
Section 2: Any proposal to change any part of the ISTA Constitution must be received by the Board of Directors no later than March 15th in the year it is to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting. Proposals will be published in the Annual State Shoot Program.