(11) To establish effective means of communication for transmis· sion of useful ideas, whereby coaches and athletes will be informed of the latest developments and techniques in gym· nastics.
STRUCTURE UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION GOVERN ING COUNCIL
(12) To give prompt attention to valid suggestions of how to improve the conduct and administration of gymnastics in the United States. Inter-
(13) To establish an annual series of gymnastics clinics.
Service Sports Council
N. J.C.A .A.
II) Sw;ss Turners
(I) N.A.G .C.
N.H.S .G .C.A.
(II ~oko l III American
President's Counc~ on
(14) To malntain records and to disseminate information pertaining to all phases of gymnastics. (15) To train and certify competent gymnastics officials. (16) To finance improvement in the sport of gymnastics and to raise money for that purpose.
Sports Committee I
ARTICLE 111 -
This membership shall be open to all national organi· zations which actively engage in the technical aspects of gymnastics as a competitive sport or as a physical education activity. These members shall have the power of vote in Federation proceedings through their chosen representatives.
This membership shall be open to groups and individuals who are engaged in interests which are allied with gymnastics .. These members all have voice but no vote in the Federation.
I All intarested in promotion of gymnastics
I. President 2. Vice Pres.-Men
3. Vice Pres.-Women
ARTICLE IV -
I. Membership 2. Education l. Rules, Records, & Eligibility 4. Finance
Member organizations of the Federation shall be represented through one of the following categories:
8. Judges & Officials Certification 9. Foreign Relations & International Competitions
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION ARTICLE I -
The name of this organization shall be "The United States Gymnastics Federation".
ARTICLE II -
National Federation of State Hi g h School Athletic Associations
National Collegiate Athletic Association
b. Men's Technical 7. Women's Technical
10. Additional Committees may be established
Purposes and O bjectives
The purposes and objectives of this Federation are: To perpetuate and improve the sport of gymnastics in the United States.
(2) To stimulate the interest of the people, particularly the youth of the United States, in healthful sports participation through gymnastics. (3) To represent the United States in gymnastics as a member of the International Federation of Gymnastics and to abide by IFG rules. (4) To supervise and administer a continuing gymnastics program for all age groups for the purpose of stimulating interest and developing athletes through careful preparation and plan· ning, this program to utilize existing facilities, resources and coaching. (5) To unify and coordinate the efforts of all agencies interested in furthering gymnastics, and allow all interested parties to have a voice in the development of the sport in the United States and, indirectly, in international gymnastics matters. (6) To promote pleasant foreign relations through encouraging internation",l competition under the highest possible standards, to welcome foreign athletes desirous of competing in the United States and provide these athletes with the proper accommodations and training facilities at equitable cost to t he host. (7) To conscientiously plan and prepare athletes for international competition through the best available coaching, careful scheduling of workouts, and meets, and proper travel (transportation, · housing and food) arrangements. (8) To protect the interests of the United States and the athletes representing this country in international competition. (9) To create and maintain research projects that will benefit all parties interested in gymnastics. (10) To provide a clearing house and distribution center for coaching alds, literature, films, research material and rules collected f~om sources both in the United States and abroad.
Representation of Mem bers
Committee on Committees
There shall be two types of Federation membership:
Inter-service Sports Council
National Gymnastics Organizations-
N.G.A., Swiss Turners, Sokols, American Turners, W.N.G.A.
N.A.G.C., H.H.S.G.C.A., AAHPER Athletic Trainers, A.M.A., President's Council.on Fitness, manufacturers and all interested in gymnastics.
ART ICLE V -
The governing Council is hereby empowered to establish and direct the general policy of the United States Gymnastics Federation and shall consist of the following: National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations National Collegiate Athletic Association Armed Forces National Gymnastics Organizations At·Large Allied Organizations Associated Groups Members of the Governing Council shall be selected by the con· stituent organizations they represent. The period of membership of each delegate shall be determined by the organization which each rep· resents; however, no representative shall serve more than eight consecutive years. Each member of the Governing Council is entitled to one vote and only the votes of delegates present at the Council meetings will be counted. A two-thirds vote of those delegates of the Governing Council present and voting is needed to increase or alter membership of the Federation or Governing Council. The Governing Council shall meet at least once a year. Special meetings may be called when requested in writing by at least fiftyone per cent of the Governing Council membership. It is required that the secretary of the Federation notify all members of the Governing Council of the place, date and hour of the meeting, ten days before the meeting is to commence. A representation of at least fifty·one per cent of the Governing Council membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The President is authorized to conduct a mail, telegraphic or telephonic poll of the Governing Council. The Secretary shall be charged with keeping a record of the voting and reporting the results of the vote in written form to the Governing Council members once the balloting has been completed. A two"thirds majority of those voting shall be necessary to adopt a motion by a mail, telephonic or telegraphic poll. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to employ an Executive Director and such other persons as may be necessary to an efficient operation of the business of the Federation.