The Board amended the Bylaws to allow for a club to hold
the state shoot in consecutive years IF no other club has bid on the state
shoot. The final decision is to be left up to the Board.
name of the Association shall be “Louisiana Sporting Clays Association,”
hereinafter referred to as the Association.
Objectives and Purpose
To promote and encourage shotgun sports shooting, to teach safety
in handling firearms, and to foster good fellowship among members of the
To approve applications from member clubs for all registered sporting
clays shoots in the state.
To coordinate shoot schedules within the state.
To schedule, organize and manage the LSCA State Championship at a site
chosen no later than January 31st of the current shoot year.
To settle all disputes within the state through strict application of
the NSCA rules, and to see that those rules are strictly followed at all
registered shoots within the state.
The Association shall be non-profit and operated exclusively
for the benefit of the individual members of the Association. No part of
any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member thereof.
Pro-rata interest in and ownership of all assets of the Association of any
kind or character shall be vested in the individual members of the
Membership in the Association is open to any resident of the
state who is a member in good standing of the National Sporting Clays
Association. Membership is also open to any club or other organization or
group of individuals within the state, in good standing with the NSCA, who
own, operate, or have access to at least one sporting clays course of at
least five stations, a “traphouse-NRA” facility or a five-stand field, and
whose purpose is to promote shotgun sports shooting in cooperation with the
Association and the NSCA.
The membership dues shall be $25.00 for each club. Club
renewals received after December 1st will be charged a $5.00 late
fee. Any member of NSCA in good standing with a permanent Louisiana
residency shall be a member of LSCA. October 1st (or the date
established by the NSCA) will be recognized as the beginning of the new
Fees for registered targets shot under the jurisdiction of
the Association shall be $.03 cents per target (or an amount set by the
board) and shall be collected by the host club at a registered shoot and
paid to the secretary-treasurer of the Association at his/her official
address within 15 days after the date of the registered shoot.
Officers and Duties
The officers of the association shall be a president,
vice-president and a secretary-treasurer, elected by the membership for a
term of two years, election to be held every odd numbered year at the state
are excluded from being officers of the LSCA (By-law change 09/22/10).
Section B. Duties
1. Duties of the president:
The president shall
preside at all meetings of the Association and the board of directors. He
shall direct the affairs of the Association, with full authority to
act for the membership in matters relating to the conduct of the affairs
of the Association.
a. Committees. The president shall have the power to appoint such
committees as he deems necessary for the conduct of the Association’s
2. Duties of the vice-president: The vice-president shall
have full authority to act as the president in the absence of the president, and
shall assume the duties of the office if the president is no longer able
3. Duties of the secretary-treasurer: The
secretary-treasurer of the Association shall perform all duties usually
ascribed to such office. Specifically, he shall register all shoots
approved by the Association, as requested by member clubs, or
authorize registration of any such shoots as directed by the president. The
secretary-treasurer shall conduct all official correspondence and shall
receive and disburse all funds of the Association. A surety bond for the
secretary-treasurer may be required; if so, cost will be borne by the
a. Annually and at such other times as the board may request,
the secretary-treasurer shall submit, for the information of the
membership and the board, a complete statement of the accounts for the
past shooting year.
b. Annually at the end of the shooting year, the
secretary-treasurer will submit the financial accounts to an
examination by a committee from the board of directors. The committee
shall consist of not less than three members: the vice-president, and
two directors. The vice-president will chair the committee.
This examination committee will be appointed by the president in
September or October so they may conduct their examination for
presentation at the first meeting of the board in the forthcoming
Board of Directors
The business affairs, properties and effects of the
Association shall be conducted and controlled by a board of directors which
shall consist of the elected officers of the Association, the NSCA
delegates/representatives from Louisiana, as well as the directors
elected by the membership as hereinafter provided.
The board shall be composed of: two elected directors (By-law change, directors meeting 6/22/96) from each of the three
zones within the state, the delegates or representatives from Louisiana to
the board of the National Sporting Clays Association, and the elected
officers of the Association. As of Oct. 4, 2001 a club in good standing
with both the NSCA and LSCA may have one voting member on the Board, this
representative is to have full rights and privileges as a member of the
vacancy occurs among the elected members of the board, another member of the
Association in good standing may be selected by the board to fill the
vacancy until the next annual ballot of the membership.
The officers and directors will be elected by a vote
of the membership every odd numbered year at the state championship.
(By-law change, directors meeting 6/22/96)
Officers and directors may be nominated by any two Association
members in good standing. Such nomination must be received by the
secretary-treasurer fourteen days prior to the state championship in the
election year. (By-law change, directors meeting 3/27/01)
The board of directors of the Association shall have full and
sole authority to act in the name of the Association in matters relating to
its affairs. They shall have the power to delegate authority to the
officers of the Association. They shall determine the assessment of any
fees to members and the amount of same. They shall have the authority to
suspend or expel any member of the club for cause such as non-payment of
fees due, improper conduct of registered shoots, conduct detrimental to
safety of shoot harmony, or any violation of the rules of the NSCA. Through
its officers, the Association shall have the sole authority to deal with the
NSCA in matters relating to registered sporting clays shooting in
A director may delegate his authority to a duly appointed
proxy at any meeting of the board, provided that the proxy is in writing for
the specific meeting in question and the member is in god standing with the
Association. A member with a proxy may represent only one director at a
meeting of the board and shall have only one vote.
The president and vice-president of the Association can serve
no more than one term in that office consecutively.
shall be no term limit imposed on the secretary-treasurer of the
Installation. The elected directors and officers with the
exception of the secretary-treasurer shall take office immediately following
the official announcement of the election results. The secretary-treasurer
will turn over the affairs of the Association after the financial statement
and all reports for the state shoot have been completed and filed. This
shall occur no later than the end of the shooting year or the fall meeting
whichever is sooner. (By-law change, directors meeting 10/2/99)
Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of all
meeting of the Association and the board of directors.
A regular meeting of the general membership shall be held
annually at the state championship shoot. (By-law change, directors meeting
minimum of two meetings of the board of directors shall be held annually;
one regular meeting of the board of directors of the Association shall be
held at the state championship following the general membership meeting;
another meeting shall be held at least once a year at a time and place to be
designated by the president. Written notice of such meeting and its time
and location shall be given to each director and to officers of the
The president shall be required to call a special meeting of
the Association at any time, and at any place designated in writing by the
joint request of any three directors. Such request will contain the
subject(s) to be considered, and no other business will transpire at these
meetings. Written notice of such meetings shall be given by the
secretary-treasurer to all directors at least 14 days prior to the date on
which the meeting is being called. (By-law change, directors meeting
Quorum. Fifty percent (50%) or more of the members of the
board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business for
either a regular or special meeting of the board.
In the case of the absence of the president and
vice-president from any meeting, the member directors present shall elect a
chairman for the meeting by majority vote. The chairman shall preside with
full authority to conduct the meeting, record the proceedings and notify the
membership of any and all actions taken.
All matters coming before the Association for decision in
regular or special meetings shall be determined by majority vote of the
directors present, except that a change to the constitution or by-laws
requires a two-thirds vote of the board.
The president, the vice-president, the directors and
the state delegates/representatives on the board of the NSCA shall have one
vote in all proceedings. The president shall vote only when necessary to
break a tie.
Any director may call for a secret ballot on any matter up
for vote at any meeting.
Any business or Election or nominations for officers and
delegates that will be voted for by mail-in-ballot must be submitted to the
secretary-treasurer no later than 90 days prior to the actual vote count or
the state championship shoot. The ballots shall be mailed to the board of
directors and/or the LSCA members 60 days prior to the vote or the state
championship shoot. For the mail-in-ballots to be valid, they must be
returned to the secretary-treasurer no later than 10 days prior to the vote
or the state championship shoot. Any ballot that has been opened prior to
delivery to the board of directors and/or the election committee is
immediately ruled invalid. Any member in good standing who has not voted by
mail may cast their vote on the first day of the state championship shoot
prior to the closing of registration. When voting for delegates only, those
delegates from the zone in which the shooter resides are their only choice.
If a shooter votes for a delegate outside their zone, the ballot will be
judged invalid. Write-in candidates are acceptable provided the candidate
is a member in good standing of the Association and has agreed to accept and
execute the responsibilities required of the individual in this position.
To maintain voting status, an individual member of LSCA must
have shot a minimum of 100 NSCA registered targets in the state of Louisiana
during the previous or current shooting year.
STATE SHOOT SELECTION
Section A. Requirements A Club must
have thrown a minimum of 10,000 registered targets in the previous year and
have a minimum of 12 clays shooting stations to be considered as Host for
The State Sporting Clays Championship. The Board of Directors will be the
sole judge in determining that a Club meets minimum requirements to host a
State Championship. The Club has to be a member in good standing with NSCA
and LSCA, with no outstanding grievances.
1. Selection process for choosing Host Club.
a. Any Club that desires to Host a State Championship, in its
entirety or any part thereof, in the following year will submit a
proposal to LSCA by December 31st. In that proposal will be the Clubs
agenda for the State Championships following the requirements in Section
B of Article IX of the LSCA By-laws.
b. Each proposal submitted to the LSCA board of directors will be
considered at a meeting set by the President. Proposals may be voted on
by the Membership or decided solely by the Board of Directors.
c. As a safeguard, some type of penalty may be levied in the event
the Host Club does not meet its obligation as stated in its proposal to
the LSCA. This penalty will be left to the discretion of the LSCA Board
2. Specifications for the Event.
a. Entry fee to be negotiated with the Host Club to cover all
expenses except Awards.
b. Flyer information, entry form, Club telephone number and
directions will be submitted to the LSCA Secretary-Treasurer 6 weeks
prior to the event. LSCA will do the mailing and posting on the internet
website along with the entry form.
c. Bottled water provided on the courses in sufficient quantity.
d. Signs clearly marking stations, number of pairs, type of pairs,
and types of targets.
e. Restrooms provided on the course in sufficient quantity.
f. Lunch available most of the day, each day, reasonably priced.
g. Ammunition available for shooter purchase.
h. Practice of some type available to shooters.
i. Clipboards and pencils for each squad.
j. A telephone number for the shooters to contact the club directly
the day of the shoot. Prior to the shoot, phone messages should be
returned within a reasonable time frame.
k. Liability Insurance: The Host Club must provide an original copy
of their insurance policy to the LSCA 15 days prior to the state
championship shoot. The minimum coverage shall be One Million Dollars
with a Two Million Dollar aggregate.
Section B. State Championships
a. A Sporting Clays Championship consisting of 200 targets will be
thrown over two days using commercial quality machines with a minimum of
12 shooting stations.
b. A Five-Stand Championship consisting of at least 100 targets will
be thrown using commercial quality machines on four Five-Stand layouts.
May be thrown on two Five-Stand layouts over two days.
c. A FITASC Championship consisting of at least 100 targets will be
thrown using commercial quality machines on four Parcours. May be thrown
on two Parcours over two days.
d. A Small Gauge Championship consisting of at least 50 targets per
gauge thrown using commercial quality machines with a minimum of 7
Section C. LSCA Will Provide
a. Protest Committee consisting of three Delegates, perferably one
from each zone.
b. Target Viewing Committee.
c. Award for HOA
d. Award three places in M, AA, A, B, C, D, E.
e. Award three places in concurrent classes Lady, Sub-Junior, Junior,
Veterans, Super- Veterans. ARTICLE IX STATE SHOOT SELECTION
advisory council will be established to help promote sporting clays within
the state and to make recommendations to the Association concerning sporting
clays matters. The council will be comprised of the president, the NSCA
member club owners or a designated representative, three shooters (LSCA
members) appointed by the president and the NSCA delegates/representatives
from the state.