| ARTICLE I: NAME |
1.1. This group shall be called Reedy River Riot – Greenville Triumph SC Supporter’s Group, hereinafter referred to in this document as The Riot.
1.2 The Riot shall be a non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of South Carolina, and no part of money collected or proceeds given to The Riot shall be paid or distributed to any member as compensation.
| ARTICLE II: MISSION STATEMENT |
2.1. The Riot aim to provide a positive, enthusiastic fan experience in support of the Greenville Triumph SC, and to build a following by spreading a love for both the team and the game of soccer throughout the community.
| ARTICLE III: PURPOSE |
3.1. The Riot is organized and shall operate as a non-profit supporters group for the Greenville Triumph SC professional soccer club.
3.2. The Riot will be an organization that allows members to gather and implement ideas to enhance the supporter experience at Greenville Triumph SC matches, to grow awareness and enthusiasm for the game of soccer and the club.
3.3. To socialize with other members who share a passion for this area, this sport and this club, and contribute meaningfully to the community of supporters and to all of the Upstate of South Carolina.
3.4. To support the Greenville Triumph SC vigorously via stadium noise (chants, marches, etc.) and visual distractions (banners, signs, flags, crowd movement, etc.).
3.5. To facilitate communication between The Riot Members and the Grenville Triumph SC, other Greenville Triumph SC fans, other teams’ supporter’s groups, and USL League-1.
| ARTICLE IV: THE LEGAL|
4.1. By becoming a Member of The Riot, an individual agrees to the articles of these Bylaws and promise to uphold the spirit in which they were written.
4.2. Amendments to the Bylaws must be proposed to the full Board of Directors in writing. Such proposals will be discussed by The Riot Board of Directors and a two-thirds majority of Board members must be in agreement to propose it to the membership for voting.
4.3. Any matter not addressed in these Bylaws shall be evaluated by The Riot Board of Directors, whose decision shall be deemed final.
4.4. Members are entitled to stand for election as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Director-at-Large, provided they have been a Member for at least one (1) year and they are nominated by one Board member.
4.5. Members are entitled to stand for election as a Member Representative, provided they have been a Member for at least one (1) year and they are nominated by one other Member.
4.6. There shall be a full disclosure of all nominees’ membership history before all elections.
4.7. Where two candidates are contesting a Board Member position, and a tied vote occurs, the winning candidate will be decided by a balloted vote of the outgoing Board Members.
4.8. Should the President’s position become vacant, it will be offered first to the Vice President who may opt to take said Presidency over for the remainder of the term.
4.9. Should any other Board Member position become vacant during their term, an election will be held for the vacant position.
4.10. Financial agreements between The Riot and other organizations or businesses for services rendered to Members of The Riot must be documented by a written financial agreement approved by the President and Treasurer.
| ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP |
5.1. A “Member” is defined as one who has paid membership dues to The Riot for said year and has abided by the “Rules of Conduct.”
5.2. Membership dues will be announced and set before each season.
5.3. Membership dues are not refundable.
5.4. The full membership details will be announced before each season.
5.5. Members are required to follow all regulations outlined in the Bylaws.
| ARTICLE VI: RULES OF CONDUCT |
6.1. Members are expected to avoid any behavior that would be considered detrimental to the image of The Riot. This includes, but is not limited to, bigotry (based on race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation), sectarianism, violence, criminal mischief, personal problems, or hooliganism in any of its forms.
6.1.1. For the first infraction, the offending Member will be given a verbal warning.
6.1.2. A second infraction within the same season will result in a written warning and the offending Member being placed on probation for the remainder of the season.
22.214.171.124. Offending Members have the right to meet with the Board of Directors before probation occurs.
6.1.3. Three or more infractions by the offending Member within the same season will result in expulsion from The Riot.
126.96.36.199. Offending Members have the right to meet with the Board of Directors before expulsion occurs.
6.1.4. If a violation by any offending Member is deemed severe enough by two-thirds of the Board of Directors, the offending Member will be immediately expelled from The Riot.
6.2. Members must gain approval by two-thirds of the Board of Directors before purchasing anything for The Riot for which they expect reimbursement.
6.3. Members will be responsible for reporting any and all match day issues or complaints to a Member of the Board of Directors.
| ARTICLE VII: BOARD MEMBER DUTIES |
7.1. Ensure and safeguard the independent status of The Riot.
7.2. Represent the interests of the membership of The Riot in all aspects.
7.3. Represent the membership of The Riot in meetings with the Greenville Triumph SC, USL League-1, or other associated entities (visiting teams, potential ownership groups, etc.).
7.4. Organize all aspects of general membership and Board of Director meetings.
7.5. Board of directors first term are appointed for The Riot's initial campaign.
188.8.131.52. The President will act as the primary representative & liaison between The Riot membership and the Greenville Triumph SC.
184.108.40.206. The President will delegate all necessary responsibilities not otherwise outlined in these Bylaws to other Members.
220.127.116.11. The President is responsible for collecting all membership dues and maintaining a budget for the fiscal year.
18.104.22.168. The President will maintain accurate records of receipts and invoices for all purchases and reimbursements.
22.214.171.124. The President will file all necessary taxes for The Riot.
126.96.36.199. The President of The Riot is a non-voting member.
7.5.2. Vice President
188.8.131.52. The Vice President assumes all duties of President of The Riot in his absence.
184.108.40.206. The Vice President is a secondary liaison and representative between The Riot membership and the Greenville Triumph SC.
220.127.116.11. The Vice President assists with quarterly business updates seen by all members.
18.104.22.168. The Vice President enforces the rules and regulations of the Bylaws.
7.6.3 Community and Membership Chair
22.214.171.124. The Secretary will maintain a membership log that lists dues collected from all The Riot members.
126.96.36.199. The Secretary will maintain a membership log which will detail all major decisions and code of conduct infractions.
188.8.131.52. The Secretary facilitates all votes amongst members of the Board of Directors and the general membership.
7.6.4. Matchday Chair
184.108.40.206. The Matchday Coordinator will be responsible for conducting and coordinating all in-game activities such as Banners, Capos, Drumline, Marches, ect.
220.127.116.11. The Matchday Coordinator will appoint (at least) 3 Capos and manage shifts for each home game.
18.104.22.168. The Matchday Coordinator must approve all banners for gameday, and help maintain optimal game viewing experience (to the best of their ability).
7.6.5. Marketing Chair
22.214.171.124. The Marketing Director will be the main social media presence, and duties include event promotion, membership and non-membership engagement, driving content, and troll-hunting.
126.96.36.199. All board members will have admin access to social sites, but the Marketing Director has authority to remove any and all content they deem unnecessary or not in the best interest of The Riot.
7.6.6. Event Chair
188.8.131.52. The Membership Chair will be responsible for coordinating all events such as watch-parties, tailgates, and new member outreach.
184.108.40.206. The Membership Chair will act as the liaison between The Riot and the hosts of any event.
220.127.116.11. The Membership Chair will act as the liaison between The Riot and visiting Support groups to help create an inclusive atmosphere.
7.6.7. Member Representatives-at-Large
18.104.22.168. There will be two (2) Member Representatives-at-Large on the Board of Directors at any given time.
22.214.171.124. The duties of the Member Representatives will be determined by the President.
7.7. The President, Vice President, Community and Membership Chair, Matchday Chair, Marketing Chair, and Event Chair shall remain in place for two (2) calendar years, or until said Board member resigns, or is removed. All members are allow to run for re-election.
7.8. The President, Community and Membership Chair, and Marketing Chair will roll off on odd years, the Vice President, Matchday Chair, and Event Chair will roll off on even years.
7.9. The Member Representatives-at-Large shall remain in place for one (1) calendar year, or until said Board member resigns, or is removed.
7.10. Should the conduct of any member of the Board of Directors be deemed detrimental to The Riot, a unanimous vote of the other members of the Board of Directors will be required to remove that Board member.
7.11. Members of the Board of Directors will have the power to create committees and shall prescribe the function of any committee