A unit must meet the following ACBL requirements to receive and maintain its ACBL charter:

  • Hold an annual membership meeting.
  • Produce a written annual financial statement and make it available to its district director and any of its members upon request.
  • Adopt bylaws that are consistent with those of ACBL and file a copy with ACBL. On request, ACBL will provide copies of typical unit bylaws.
  • Conduct at least one sectional tournament every two years. (A waiver, for cause, may be granted by the district.)
  • Select a standing disciplinary chairperson and otherwise comply with Section 1.1 of the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. See Chapter 11.
  • Elect a unit board of directors in accordance with its bylaws.
  • Process reports of dishonest or unethical conduct by participants in sanctioned games at clubs under its jurisdiction, and discipline members guilty of such conduct in a manner fully consistent with the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. See Chapter 11 and Appendix D.
  • Process reports of dishonest, unethical, or improper conduct by participants in sanctioned games at unit events or tournaments under its jurisdiction and discipline members guilty of such conduct in a manner fully consistent with the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. See Chapter 11 and Appendix D.
  • Select a designated unit electronic contact (UEC).