RYSC
ROTTERDAM YOUTH SOCCER CLUB
   Rotterdam, NY   USA

    




   

BYLAWS

Article I - Name and Purpose

Section 1 The name of this organization shall be the Rotterdam Youth Soccer Club (R.Y.S.C.)
Section 2 The object and purpose of this organization is to foster, promote and advance the cause of soccer in the Town of Rotterdam and the Capital District.

Article II - Membership

Section 1 Every family, whose son(s) or daughter(s) participate(s) in the Rotterdam Youth Soccer Club travel program, shall be granted membership.
Section 2 Any other individual who desires to join the Rotterdam Youth Soccer Club may acquire membership upon payment of the annual fee of $5.00 per calendar year.
Section 3 Membership entitles one to attend and speak at all meetings of the Board of Directors.

Section 4 Membership and attendance at a minimum of four meetings in the preceding twelve months entitles one to vote for members of the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting in June of each year.

Article III - Meetings

Section 1 The annual general meeting of the Rotterdam Youth Soccer Club will be held in June for the transaction of business and elections of members of the Board of Directors, when appropriate. Nominations to the Board of Directors may be made in May at the meeting immediately preceding the annual general meeting.
Section 2 The Board of Directors shall meet at least six times a year. The first meeting of the Board of Directors will be immediately following the annual general meeting at which time the officers of the Board of Directors will be elected.
Section 3 Every travel team shall have a representative (coach, assistant coach, manager or parent) in attendance at all general membership meetings. Paid coaches will be fined $50 each time their team fails to send a representative.

Article IV -  Board of Directors

Section 1 The general management of the affairs of this organization shall be vested in the Board of Directors. The Boards of Directors shall have power to set any policy, authorize any expenditure, control any property, and take all necessary and proper actions to carry out the purpose of this organization.

Section 2 Members of the Board of Directors will be elected at the annual general meeting, when appropriate, to serve for a two year term.
Section 3 At the first meeting of the Board of Directors, immediately following the annual general meeting, the Board shall elect the following officers for one year terms commencing the first day of June; a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and a Treasurer. These officers must be members of the Board of Directors.
Section 4 All members of the Board of Directors have equal voting rights. A majority vote decides all issues and six members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. For purposes of transacting business and elections of members of the Board of Directors, at the annual general meeting, a quorum is required.
Section 5 If a member of the Board resigns (or misses three consecutive meetings of the Board,) the President, with Board approval, shall appoint a replacement who will serve as a Board member until the next annual general meeting when an election will take place.

Article V - Officers

Section 1 The officers of the organization shall be a President, a First Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. No member shall hold more than one office at one time.

Section 2 The duties of the officers are as follows:

Section 2a President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall sign all documents in the name of the organization, when authorized to do so by the Board of Directors. The President, together with such other officials as may be appointed by resolution of the Board of Directors, shall have authority to sign checks. The President shall be an ex-office member of all committees, and shall perform all other duties incidental to the office.

Section 2b The President has the authority to spend up to $500.00 of club monies on equipment or necessary soccer supplies in order to continue the normal functioning of the club without previous Board approval.

Section 2c First Vice-President. The First Vice-President shall, in the absence of or disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President. The First Vice-President shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated by the President or prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Section 2d Second Vice-President. The Second Vice-President shall in the absence or disability of the President and First Vice-President, perform duties and exercise the powers of the President. The Second Vice-President shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated by the President or prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Section 2e Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall attend to the mailing, posting and publication of notices of such meetings. In the absence of any contrary direction, the Secretary shall conduct all correspondence on behalf of the Board of Directors, and shall have charge of such books, records, and other papers as the Board of Directors may direct.

Section 2f Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all monies of the organization and deposit the same in the name of the organization in a depository selected by the Board of Directors, and shall disburse said funds as ordered or authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep accurate accounts of the receipts and disbursements, submit the books and records to the Board of Directors when requested, and shall perform all other duties and acts incidental to the office of Treasurer.

Article VI - Committees

Section 1 The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, may appoint any and all committees deemed necessary. Committees may include individuals who are not members of the Board of Directors.

Article VII - Rules

Section 1 The rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the Club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.

Article VIII - Amendment of By-Laws

Section 1 These by-laws can be amended in whole or in part at any regular meeting of the Board of Directors provided that such amendment be approved by 75% of the membership of the Board of Directors and that such amendment be submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.

 

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