ACSC Requirements, Policies & Procedures for Membership
Membership in the A.C.S.C., (Source: A.C.S.C. Bylaws)
Full Membership in the Association is open to any shag or dance club with duly elected officers, membership dues, regularly scheduled meetings, and a written charter or bylaws that explicitly state that the purpose of the club is the promotion and preservation of shag dancing and beach music.
Shag or dance clubs which seek membership shall have been in existence for six (6) months before submitting application for membership.
Application form submission:
The Board of Advisors shall appoint a sponsor club, located as close as possible to the applying club, to send one or more of its members to attend a function of the applying club. The Association will reimburse the sponsor for reasonable expenses for travel, meals, and lodging.
Applying clubs shall be voted upon at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Association after these requirements have been met. The sponsor club's representative and a representative of the applying club must be present on the day the applying club is voted upon.
Voting for membership shall be by secret ballot by the Board of Advisors. A two-thirds affirmative vote by the Board of Advisors present shall be necessary for acceptance.
Each new club accepted for
membership will be considered an Associate Member with no voting
and with no monetary
compensations or benefits from the Association for a period of
one year. An Associate Member becomes a Full Member after one year
if all dues have been paid, and they have met the attendance requirements.
Board of Advisors shall establish dues.
Pay dues by January 31st
Failure to attend the required meetings will result in being placed on probation for a period of one year during which time the club shall have no voting rights, and shall receive no monetary compensations from the Association. If the club fails to meet membership requirements during that period, it will be dropped from membership in the Association.
"Forgiveness" may be granted for meeting absence if cause is submitted in writing (prior to the meeting, except in emergency situations) to the Chairman, and approved by the Board of Advisors.
Any club having membership revoked may reapply after ninety (90) days
Voting During A.C.S.C. Meetings
Each Full Member Club not on probation or Associate status is entitled to one (1) vote per club on those issues requiring a vote