ARTICLE III — ORGANIZATION
Section 1. CHAPTERS
Chapters shall be subordinate to the Section and may conduct business in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws and Regulations of the Section which shall not be inconsistent with or at variance with the Constitution, Bylaws and Regulations of Association.
The following Chapters are authorized to operate under the jurisdiction of this Section: West Tennessee; Middle Tennessee; Chattanooga; Knoxville; and Tri-Cities.
Chapter borders will be defined as follows: West Tennessee: the eastern chapter border is the outline of the Tennessee River, and is comprised of everything west of Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Perry & Wayne Counties. It also includes Desoto County in the State of Mississippi. Middle Tennessee: the western chapter border is the outline of the Tennessee River, and is comprised of everything east of the Tennessee River (includes Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Perry & Wayne Counties). The east border is the eastern border of Pickett, Fentress, Putnam, White, Blesdsoe, Warren, Van Buren, Grundy, & Franklin Counties (except Sewanee Golf Course); Chattanooga Chapter: comprised of Marion, Hamilton, Sequatchie, Bradley, Rhea, McMinn & Polk Counties. It also includes Catoosa & Walker Counties in the State of Georgia, and Sewanee Golf Course. Knoxville Chapter: comprised of Scott, Morgan, Cumberland, Roane, Loudon, Blount, Monroe, Anderson, Campbell, Union, Knox, Sevier, Jefferson, Grainger, Hamblen, & Cocke Counties. Tri-Cities: comprised of the western border of Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins & Greene counties, and extends to the eastern tip of the State of Tennessee. It also includes Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington & Wise Counties in the State of Virginia. (Revised March 2015)
(c) Financial Obligations
Each chapter shall coordinate their own financial responsibilities with the Section Office, which maintains all chapter accounts and activities in accordance with Section and PGA of America guidelines (December 2006).
Section 2. OFFICERS
The officers of the corporation who shall be chosen by a majority vote of the membership at the annual meeting shall be a President, a Vice President and a Secretary.
Each chapter will designate a chapter meeting prior to the annual meeting for section officer candidate presentations. There will be early voting at these designated chapter meetings. All eligible members in attendance at the designated chapter meetings may cast early votes. The early votes will be counted at the election for every round the candidate is eligible. A member’s early vote will be withdrawn if he/she attends the annual meeting. (Revised March 2015)
Members of the Board of Directors shall be Chapter Directors, selected by their respective chapters, and the immediate past President. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporation shall also be the President. The office of the President and Vice President or President and Secretary may not be held by the same person.
Section 3. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the corporation shall be the governing body of the corporation. The Board of Directors shall manage, control, and direct the affairs and the property of the corporation. The Board of Directors shall have, and may exercise all powers specified in its Charter and the Tennessee General Corporation Act necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation.