About

OUR MISSION

The Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association supports the UCSB Lacrosse Family, both current and former players. Our mission is to enhance the experience of the current and former members of the UCSB Lacrosse team by creating a platform for the various supporters of the program to contribute to the current team.

OUR VISION

Inspired by our mission, the Board of Directors, led by UCSB Lacrosse Alumni, in conjunction with the current UCSB lacrosse team, its coaches and parents, will strive to provide;

Financial Support:

The Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association (GLAA) will raise funds to provide financial support to the UCSB Lacrosse team. We will work closely with the team’s administration and coaching staff to determine the best use of the funding. Fundraising will be a primary goal of the GLAA and will incorporate various methods such as individual donations, corporate donations, Functions (such as Alumni Weekend), Auctions and other platforms.

Communication:

The GLAA will work to enhance the level of communication among team supporters, coaches, parents and alumni as well as raise the national profile of the UCSB Lacrosse team.

Alumni Weekend:

The GLAA will organize and host the annual Alumni weekend, including the Alumni game and Hall of Fame banquet. This traditionally has been the marquee event for bringing the Lacrosse Family together while also our largest event for fundraising.  Alumni weekend, now in its 34th year is a huge success, the GLAA will utilize this concept to create other potential weekends, in Santa Barbara or in other Gaucho Lacrosse rich territories.

Awards:

The GLAA will take primary responsibility for the nominating, voting and induction of deserving alumni into the UCSB Lacrosse ‘Hall of Fame.’ The Hall of Fame’ dinner will continue down its created path with the inclusion of asking more from our inductee’s.

Marketing:

The GLAA will work to enhance the exposure of the team on a local as well as national level via whatever media outlet available.

Networking:

The GLAA and its members will provide mentoring and career guidance to undergraduate and alumni of the team. Other networking function may include fundraising, recruiting and job interviews.

Recruiting:

The GLAA will work to enhance the exposure of the team both locally and nationally, complementing the team’s efforts to have the best recruits. Alumni may recommend potential recruits as well as Coaches may ask Alum’s to facilitate help in such endeavors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is open to any alumni interested in enhancing the UCSB lacrosse experience for current and past players. We encourage participation in any capacity. Just contact one of the current Board Members listed below.

Current GLAA board members

President: Nick Schooler, Vice President: vacant, Treasurer: Adam Miner, Secretary: Travis Lee

Matt Hirning, Sam Holton, CJ Jacobs, Ryan Sanders, Ben Schooler, Mike Dewan, Chris Goodroe, Adam Reilly, Jeff Myers, Daren Pennell, Chris Harkins, Rob Almy, Team representative: Coach Mike Allan, Parent representative: Lori Nolls

Responsibilities of Officers

(a) President. The President shall be the chief executive Officer of the Corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, supervise and control the affairs of the Corporation and the activities of the Officers. He or she shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors. Unless another person is specifically appointed as Chairperson of the Board of Directors, he or she shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall be responsible to the Board of Directors, shall see that the Board is advised on all significant matters of the Corporation’s business, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. The President shall be empowered to act, speak for, or otherwise represent the Corporation between meetings of the Board within the boundaries of policies and purposes established by the Board and as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws. The President shall be responsible for keeping the Board informed at all times of staff performance as related to program objectives, and for implementing any personnel policies adopted by the Board. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, he or she shall, in the name of the Corporation, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors.

(b) Vice President. In the absence of the President, or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President (if such position has been designated by the Board) shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on, the President. The Vice President shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

(c) Secretary. The Secretary shall attend to the following:

(i) Book of Minutes. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal office or such other place as the Board of Directors may direct, a book of minutes of all meetings and actions of Directors and committees of Directors, with the time and place of holding regular and special meetings, and if special, how authorized, the notice given, the names of those present at such meetings, and the proceedings of such meetings. The Secretary shall ensure that the minutes of meetings of the Corporation, any written consents approving action taken without a meeting, and any supporting documents pertaining to meetings, minutes, and consents shall be contemporaneously recorded in the corporate records of this Corporation. “Contemporaneously” in this context means that the minutes, consents, and supporting documents shall be recorded in the records of this Corporation by the later of (1) the next meeting of the Board, committee, membership, or other body for which the minutes, consents, or supporting documents are being recorded, or (2) sixty (60) days after the date of the meeting or written consent.

(ii) Notices and Other Duties. The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors required by the Bylaws to be given. In general, the Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

(d) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be the chief financial Officer of the Corporation and shall attend to the following:

(i) Books of Account. The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct books and records of accounts of the properties and business transactions of the Corporation, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital, and other matters customarily included in financial statements. The books of account shall be open to inspection by any Director at all reasonable times.

(ii) Deposit and Disbursement of Money and Valuables. The Treasurer shall deposit all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the Corporation with such depositors as may be designated by the Board of Directors; shall disburse funds of the Corporation as may be ordered by the Board of Directors; shall render to the President and Directors, whenever they request it, an account of all financial transactions and of the financial condition of the Corporation; and shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the Bylaws.

(iii) Bond. If required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall give the Corporation a bond in the amount and with the surety specified by the Board for the faithful performance of the duties of his or her office and for restoration to the Corporation of all its books, papers, vouchers, money, and other property of every kind in his or her possession or under his or her control on his or her death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office.

(iv) Other Duties. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 3.1 Powers and Duties of Directors

(a) Powers. Subject to the provisions of the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation law and any limitations in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws relating to action required or permitted to be taken or approved by the members, if any, of this Corporation, the activities and affairs of this Corporation shall be conducted and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.

(b) Duties. It shall be the duty of the Directors to:

(i) Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation, by these Bylaws, or by resolution of the Board.

(ii) Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all Officers, agents, and employees of the Corporation.

(iii) Supervise all Officers, agents, and employees of the Corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly.

(iv) Meet at such times and places as required by these Bylaws.

(v) Register their addresses with the Secretary of the Corporation and notices of meetings mailed or telegraphed to them at such addresses shall be valid notices thereof.

Section 3.2 Number of Directors

The authorized number of Directors shall be a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of twenty (20). The exact number of Directors shall be fixed, within the limits specified herein, by resolution duly adopted by the Board.

Section 3.3 Appointment and Term of Office of Directors

Each Director shall hold office until the second (2nd) annual meeting after his or her election and until a successor Director has been elected and qualified. Subsequent Directors shall be elected by a majority vote of the Directors, including the vote(s) of any Director whose term of office expires with that meeting. Directors may serve additional two-year terms at the discretion of the Board.

Section 3.4 Qualifications of Board Members

Any person who is a UCSB Lacrosse Team alumnus may be nominated or elected to serve as a Director, unless an exception has been made by the Board. Directors need not be residents of the State of California.

Section 3.5 Vacancies

(a) Events Causing Vacancy. A vacancy on the Board of Directors shall be deemed to exist at the occurrence of any of the following:

(i) The death, resignation, or removal of any Director.

(ii) The declaration by resolution of the Board of Directors of a vacancy in the office of a Director who has been declared of unsound mind by court order or convicted of a felony, or who has been found by final order or judgment of any court to have breached a duty under Corporation Code §5230 and following of the California Nonprofit Corporation Law.

(iii) The failure of the Board, at any meeting of the Board at which any Director(s) is to be appointed or elected, to appoint or elect the Director(s) to be appointed or elected at that meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.3.

(iv) Upon initial election of Directors by the Incorporator, if less than the authorized number of Directors has been elected.

(v) The increase of the authorized number of Directors.

(b) Resignation. Except as provided in this paragraph, any Director may resign, which resignation shall be effective upon receipt of written notice by the Chair of the Board, the President, or the Secretary, unless the notice specifies a later effective date for the resignation. No Director may resign when the Corporation would then be left without a duly elected Director or Directors in charge of its affairs.

(c) Removal.

(i) Any Director may be removed, with or without cause, by the vote of the majority of the members of the entire Board of Directors at a special meeting called for that purpose, or at a regular meeting, provided notice of that meeting and of the removal questions are given as provided in Section 3.9. Any vacancy caused by the removal of a Director shall be filled as provided in Section 3.5.

(ii) Any Director who does not attend three successive Board meetings will automatically be removed from the Board without Board resolution unless:

(A) The Director requests a leave of absence for a limited period of time, and the leave is approved by the Directors at a regular or special meeting. If such leave is granted, the number of Board members will be reduced by one in determining whether a quorum is or is not present.

(B) The Director suffers from an illness or disability which prevents him or her from attending meetings and the Board by resolution waives the automatic removal procedure of this subsection (ii).

(C) The Board by resolution of the majority of Board members agrees to reinstate the Director who has missed three meetings.

(d) Filling of Vacancies. Vacancies on the Board may be filled by the majority vote of the Directors or, if the number of Directors then in office is less than a quorum, by (1) the unanimous written consent of the Directors then in office, (2) the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors then in office at a meeting held pursuant to notice or waivers of notice complying with this Article of these Bylaws, or (3) a sole remaining Director. A person elected to fill a vacancy as provided by this Section shall hold office until his or her predecessor’s term would have expired or until his or her death, resignation, or removal from office.

Please contact gaucholacrossealumni@gmail.com for a full copy of the Gaucho Lacrosse Alumni Association bylaws