New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association

About the NHADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE ATHLETIC DIRECTORS' ASSOCIATION (NHADA)

The NHADA is the state professional organization for all high school athletic directors in New Hampshire.  The organization provides services and opportunities for professional development and networking among its members.  Each year in May, we sponsor a major state conference for our members.  We offer Leadership Training Courses, as well as pertinent seminars and workshops.  The NHADA works closely with the NHIAA in establishing policies and guidelines for the state athletic programs.

The goals of the association are to improve athletic programs in the schools, advance the standards of athletic administrative leadership and provide support to the NHIAA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ATHLETIC DIRECTORS'ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this organization shall be NEW HAMPSHIRE ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization shall be:

           1.         To promote high standards of achievement, professional proficiency, and ethics in
                       interscholastic athletics
           2.         To promote better understanding, relationships and sportsmanship between the schools
                       throughout the state of New Hampshire
           3.         To provide for an exchange of ideas and closer working relationship with the       
                       administration of high school athletics
           4.         To promote greater unity, good will and fellowship among all Athletic Directors of the state
           5.         To improve the educational aspects of interscholastic athletics in the total education  
                       program
           6.         To cooperate with the administrative head of the high school in organization, supervision,  
                       and administration of the interscholastic program
           7.         To assist and cooperate with the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association
           8.         To encourage members to actively seek membership on NHIAA standing committees for 
                       better communication and input
           9.         To recognize that the administrative head of the school is held ultimately responsible in all 
                       matters pertaining to interscholastic athletic activities involved at their school

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

1.       The state association shall be open to all high school Athletic Directors in the state of
          New Hampshire, and retired Athletic Directors may join as non-voting members.     
 
2.       Each paid member / school will be entitled to one vote.                          

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

1.         The officers of the association shall be a President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice
             President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  All officers will serve a two year term in each
             position (with exception of the Treasurer as that person may choose to stay on in that
             role for multiple terms).

2.         Duties of the President:

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association as the chief executive officer.  The President shall have the power to appoint special committees for the purpose of improving the objectives of the association.  The president shall be the association’s delegate to the annual national convention of the NIAAA.  All expenses for this conference shall be paid for by the association if they are available.

              3.         Duties of the 1st Vice-President:

The 1st Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President when the President is absent or unable to attend.  The 1st Vice-President shall assist the President in any matter necessary.  Responsibilities shall include the Scholar-Athlete programs and serve as liaison to the spring conference committee.

              4.         Duties of the 2nd Vice President:

The 2nd Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President and 1st Vice-President in their absence or inability to attend.  The 2nd Vice-President shall assist both the President and 1st Vice President in any matters necessary.  Responsibilities shall include the Scholar-Athlete programs, serve as liaison to the awards committee and he/she shall act as a second signer on the back account should the treasurer not be able to or in the event that two signatures are needed

              5.         Duties of the Secretary:

The Secretary shall be the chief correspondence officer responsible for all such records and proceedings of the association.  That person shall be responsible for notices, publications, reports, and other items necessary for the proper operations of the association.  

              6.         Duties of the Treasurer:

The Treasurer will be responsible for receipt and disbursement of funds as authorized by the Executive Committee.  Accurate records are to be kept subject to review by the Executive Committee.  A financial report shall be given as routine order of business at all open meetings.  Other responsibilities include membership and membership records.

               7.         Duties of the Past President:

The past President is to assist in the transition of leadership of the new President and oversee the mentoring program.

ARTICLE V

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

1.         The Executive Committee shall be composed of all appointed and elected officers, the
            immediate past President, the NHIAA Representative Council Members, and four
            Members-at-Large, one from each division, voted on by their divisional membership.
2.         Elections and Appointments: at the conclusion of a President’s term he/she shall
            appoint new officers as follows: First Vice President becomes President, second Vice
            President becomes first Vice President, Secretary becomes second Vice President,
            Members at Large from the division of the outgoing President becomes Secretary and
            that division must elect a new Member at Large.
3.         The Executive Committee may be convened at the request of the President or by
            majority vote of the Executive Committee.
4.         A quorum shall consist of two thirds of the membership of the Executive Committee and
            any action taken shall be based on a single majority.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

1.         There will be association meetings in October, December, and March as well as at Spring
            Conference in May.
2.         Any additional meetings, both Associational and Executive Committee, will be scheduled
            each year by the President, as needed. 

ARTICLE VII

COMMITTEES

Committees shall be formed as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee. 

ARTICLE VIII

ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.       All Executive Committee appointments will be brought forward to the membership for
          approval at the regular business meeting at the Spring Conference.
2.       All newly elected NHIAA Executive Council representatives will start with the first
          Executive Council in the fall following their election.
3.       There shall be an NHIAA Representative from each division, and each representative shall
          be elected by a majority vote within their respective division.  The terms, as determined
          by the NHIAA constitution, are for three years.  In the event a NHIAA Representative is
          elected to a NHIAA Council office, their term shall extend until the NHIAA term of office
          expires. 
          The method of electing NHIAA Representatives will be:
All Athletic Directors within the division needing representation will be notified that elections are being held.  Each Athletic Director may nominate a paid member within their respective division.
4.      All newly appointed officers are to take office immediately upon approval from the
         membership.

ARTICLE IX

CONTITUTIONAL REVISION

1.         The constitution of the New Hampshire Athletic Directors’ Association has been
            developed to best serve the purpose of the organization as outlined in Article II.
2.         Amendments to the constitution may be submitted by only paid member Athletic
            Directors to the President.  The Executive Committee will then review the amendment for
            endorsement, and all amendments must be sent to the membership in writing two weeks
            prior to any regular or special meeting.
3.         Adoption of an amendment shall be by simple majority of voting paid members at any
            regular or special meeting.
4.         In the event of an emergency, the President may call a special meeting or to poll the
            membership.  The Executive Committee shall have the power to take any necessary
            action in accordance with the constitution and by-laws.

 

Revised    October 2015