About the Club

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Cedar Rapids Metro Disc Golf Club is to promote the development of disc golf and other disc activities through organization, cooperation, competition and community involvement. We shall…

  • Give back to the community through charitable activities
  • Organize and coordinate the efforts of member volunteers to increase the quality and quantity of Disc activities in the greater Cedar Rapids area
  • Educate its members and the community on the healthy benefits and joys of disc golfing
  • Emphasize safety by encouraging all players to ensure, as best possible, that other Park users are clear of potential disc flight paths before throwing
  • Provide information on disc golf and disc related activities

Our Bylaws

Name

The name of this organization is the “Cedar Rapids Metro Disc Golf Club” hereafter referred to as the CRMDGC.

Membership

Any person who wishes to be a part of the CRMDGC and agrees to support and uphold the CRMDGC may join. An active membership requires that the member has paid the current annual dues. Starting in 2020, all active members will have the right to vote at meeting, to be nominated or serve on the Board of Directors, and receive discounts and all other benefits.

Anyone who is not currently a club member will regain their active status by paying the current dues. The yearly membership is from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Anyone joining during or after October 31 will be given full membership privileges for the remainder of that year and next year.

Board of Directors

The initial Board of Directors will assume their leadership roles for the first two years or until the club is well established enough to handle an election of new members.  At that point, the Board of Directors will be made up of club members who have been active members of the club for a minimum of one year. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to oversee the club, all its activities and take on many of the important duties. Every member of the board will have a role or task to do that will help the club. Below are a suggested list of job descriptions but as the needs of the club change so will the jobs and their descriptions.

  1. Treasurer – (see Treasurer/Financial section)
  2. Community Outreach – Plan and run charitable events that will have a positive impact on the community.
  3. Park Liaison – Work with area parks to promote the advancement of our sport.
  4. Public Relations – Spread the word about club events to the area and region. Work with TD’s, Member Relations, Advertising, League Coordinator amongst others to help publicize their events online, on courses and around town.
  5. Tournament Assistant – Assist Tournament Directors and event coordinators with planning, preparation, fundraising and on tournament day. The Tournament Assistant does not run the tournament, but is there to be a resource to help.
  6. Member Relations – Organize the effort for our membership drive each year. Reach out to new members as well as renewing ones. Keep track of paying members. Plan and order any merchandise members might receive when they join.
  7. Graphic Artist – Create print and digital posters to advertise the club, its events, leagues, etc. Work with TD’s, Public Relations, Member Relations, League Coordinator amongst others.

There will be a minimum of 5 people on the board of directors and there is no set maximum. It is important to make sure there are enough people on the Board of Directors to divide and accomplish all the tasks required of the club so no one is overworked. To become a member of the Board of Directors, you must be a club member and volunteer to take or a job or task. If the job you wish to fulfill does not currently exist, you must demonstrate how the club and/or community will benefit from your service. A majority vote of the current Board of Directors will decide if the job or task is acceptable. If approved by the board, an all member vote will then be held. The results are determined by a majority. Ties will be decided by a run-off election vote to be done immediately.

Meetings

There will be at least three club meetings a year and all members are welcome and encouraged to attend. All member meetings must be clearly posted on the club website and at local courses at least 2 weeks before the meeting.

Votes at all member meetings are decided by a simple majority of attending active members. Bylaws changes require a 2/3 majority vote of all current members.

Most day to day decisions will be decided by the Board of Directors. In a highly contested debate, the issue may put to a board or all member vote. Any changes in the CRMDGC bylaws, CRMDGC name change and election of the Board of Directors and President of the Board MUST be put to an all member vote.

Meetings are open to all but only active members may vote. Visitors planning on attending board meetings are highly encouraged to contact the meeting host beforehand.

In the event a club or board member is unable to attend a meeting, they are able to vote by absentee ballot up to two days after the vote takes place by communicating their vote in writing on the club communication board/page.

Code of Conduct

Disc golfers are brought together by a common interest for the sport and want to see it thrive. When disputes or disagreements arise it is more important than ever to treat others with respect and have a constructive, civilized debate about the issue. Foul language, slandering, intolerance and irate behavior will not be tolerated.

Remember that you represent ALL disc golfers when seen by a non-disc golfer. Please act appropriately and be courteous to other people using the park.

Banning Club Members and Forum Users

A club member can be banned from the club. The offense must be severe enough to warrant such extreme action. The person must first be warned in writing about their offense. If it continues a 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Directors will ban the person for 1 year. If the offensive person is on the Board, they are not allowed to vote. After one year, the person is welcomed back to the club. If the person is banned a second time, they are banned from the club for life.

Removing a Member From the Board of Directors

If it is believed that an Officer is unfit for the job, the Officers must first discuss the problem with that person. If the problems persists and the person is still thought to be unfit for office, a 2/3 vote by all Officers can remove the person from office.

Disband

Should the CRMDGC be dissolved, all material possessions of the organization must be sold and the moneys obtained for the sale donated to charity after all bills have been paid.

Meet the Board of Directors

The current board is an interim board that will help launch the club until it is stable enough to handle regular meetings and elections by members.  It is expected that this board will continue to function until 2020 or earlier if it is found that a practical election is able to be held before 2020.

Michael Deeter

I am the current PDGA Iowa State Coordinator and co-owner of ProFlight Eastern Iowa who has run multiple events and disc golf leagues for years in the Eastern Iowa area. I just want others to enjoy disc golf as much as I do.

Joe French

I played my first round of golf in the Summer of 1996, & I’ve played 282 courses in 25 States & 2 Countries. I’ve played over 130 pdga sanctioned events & am Co-Owner of Titan Disc Golf here in Cedar Rapids.

Greg Wilson

I played by first round of disc golf in 1998 with a used Discraft Comet.  My collection of discs has grown greatly through the years as has my love for the game.   I’ve been playing mediocre disc golf as frequently as possible since that point.

Matthew Hale

I started playing disc golf in the fall of 2011. It quickly became one of my favorite activities and I’ve made some great friends along the way. I’m excited about the continued growth of disc golf in the Cedar Rapids area.

Kirby Callahan