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Yarmouth-Dennis Soccer Club

Constitution

ARTICLE 1.ORGANIZATION NAME AND PURPOSE A. ORGANIZATION

The name of this organization is the YDSC, Inc. known as "Yarmouth-Dennis Soccer Club" and hereafter referred to as "YDSC". The YDSC is affiliated with the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and shall adhere to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Constitution in all respects.

B. PURPOSE

The purpose of the YDSC is to teach the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and teamwork through programs of organized, competitive soccer play and programs designed to educate and develop players, coaches and referees.

ARTICLE 2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DUTIES

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the following:

A. PRESIDENT

The President shall officially preside at all meetings; be chief Executive Officer; and be the official representative of the YDSC in dealing with the Towns of Yarmouth and Dennis and any other entities or groups; be authorized to sign checks; vote only to break a tie at the General and Board meetings. The President shall also appoint those positions described in Article 3.

B. VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall succeed to the office and powers of the President in his/her absence, or for the remainder of the President's term if vacated for any reason. In the event of such a vacancy, the Board shall elect a successor to the post of Vice President.

C. TREASURER

The Treasurer shall have charge of the finances of the YDSC. The Treasurer shall report on the finances at all board and General meetings, and shall submit and distribute a full written report of the financial transactions andthe status of the finances at the General Meeting. He/she shall be authorized to

sign checks.

D. SECRETARY

The Secretary shall attend to all correspondence for the YDSC, keep detailed minutes of all Board and General meetings, keep records as necessary and correspond on behalf of the YDSC only with the knowledge and permission of the President.

E. REGISTRAR

The registrar shall be responsible for managing all registrations, and validating all team rosters. The registrar shall also give a listing of all coaches to the Kid- Safe Coordinator in a timely manner each season.

F. TRAVEL Director

The Travel Coordinator shall have the responsibility for the administration of the affairs of all the YDSC Travel teams. This includes working with Travel coaches to form teams, communicate various scheduling needs for fields to the Field Coordinator and President; settle disputes within the Travel Division; and keep the Board of Directors informed of activities in the Travel Division.

The Travel Coordinator shall also be the YDSC representative to the South Coast Soccer League.

G. RECREATION Director

The Recreation Coordinator shall have the responsibility for the administration of the affairs of all YDSC Recreation Division teams. This includes working with

Recreation coaches to form teams, communicate various scheduling needs for fields to the Field Coordinator and President; settle disputes within the Recreation Division; and keep the Board of Directors informed of activities in the Recreation Division.

H. Director of Coaching

The Director of Coaching shall be responsible for the development ofprograms for training of players and coaches.

I. UNIFORM COORDINATOR

The Uniform Coordinator will have the responsibility of ordering and distributing uniforms for the players of the Travel and Recreation Divisions. The Uniform Coordinator will work with both the Travel and Recreation Directors in accomplishing this task.

J. Past President

The past president is eligible for a term equal to the incoming president and is occupied only by the immediately previous president. The past president must be approved by the general membership and board of directors at thesame meeting in which the new president elected. An outgoing president may decline the position. A president who resigns mid-term is eligible to occupy this position only to the end of the term in which he/she resigned.

During any year in which this position is not occupied, the position does not count towards the total number of directors positions for purposes of determining vote results.

  1. Director of Referees

    Director of referees shall be responsible for :

    • Notifying the general membership concerning referee issues.

    • Training of referees through Mass Ref.

    • Handling disputes between referees and players, coaches or parents.

    • Disseminating and enforcing the "Zero Tolerance Policy'' toward referees.

  2. TOPs Director

    The TOPs Director will have responsibility for administration of the affairs of the TOPs program. This includes coordinating coaches and buddies for the team.

M. The Executive Board (officers) shall consist of one President, Vice-President, Treasure, Registrar and Secretary elected at the AGM.

ARTICLE 3. OTHER POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following positions are non-board and non-voting positions and are appointed by the President.

A. FIELDS COORDINATOR

The Fields Coordinator will have the responsibility of planning, laying out and marking fields based upon the needs of theorganization.

B. EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

The Equipment Coordinator will have the responsibility of distributing and collecting equipment and supplies to the Travel and Recreation Division teams.

ARTICLE 4. ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS A. GENERAL MEETING

The Board of Directors shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, during June, at a specific date determined by the Board. Board members elected at that meeting shall take office effective the following July 1st.

B. TERM OF OFFICE

Board members shall hold office for a one-year term and are subject to re- election.

ARTICLE 5. MEMBERSHIP

All residents of Yarmouth and Dennis are eligible for membership inYDSC.

A. Voting Members

Each family which has at least one player registered for Travel or Recreational/Instructional soccer during a fiscal year holds one vote for the purposes of electing Board Members, changes to the By-laws and ifapplicable the Constitution.

B. Non voting members

Families of players who are not residents, either full or part-time, of the Towns of Yarmouth or Dennis, do not hold a vote for the purposes of electing board members, changes to the by-laws and if applicable changes to the constitution. Examples of members in this category are 1) Families/players waived to YDSC for the travel season, 2) Families/players participating the Recreation/Instructional program due to the lack of available programs in their home towns and 3) Families/players who are no-longer residents of either Yarmouth or Dennis but who are still playing for YDSC with or without a league waiver.

ARTICLE 6. FINANCIALPOLICY A. FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of YDSC shall be from July 1through June 30.

B. BUDGET

A balanced budget shall be prepared by the treasurer and approved by the Board of Directors during the General Meeting held in June of eachyear.

C. MAJOR EXPENSES

Any expenses over $499.99 shall require Board approval prior to disbursal.

D. BANK ACCOUNT

All monies shall be promptly deposited in either a savings or a checking account in the name of YDSC.

E. EXPENDITURES

Funds shall be spent in the interest of the YDSC only.

F. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS

Should the YDSC dissolve, all funds currently in the treasury shall be donated to a recognized 501(c)(3) organization.

ARTICLE 7. MODIFICATION AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

A. MODIFICATION TO THE CONSTITUTION

This constitution, or any article thereof, may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Board members present at the Annual General Meeting or at a monthly meeting. Written notice of any proposed changes shall be made to each member of the Board at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which such proposed changes shall be submitted to avote.

B. MODIFICATION TO THE BY-LAWS

The By-Laws, or any section thereof, may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Board members present at a Board meeting. In addition, changes may be proposed by the membership at the Annual General Meeting and approved by a simple majority of the members present.

C. ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

This Constitution and the accompanying By-Laws were approved at the Board meeting on unknown

Article 11: Governance

A. Resignation of Board Members

If a Board member resigns the President shall have the authority to appoint an interim officer. The term of the interim officer shall last until the next AGM.

B. Removal of Board Members

A member of the Board of Directors may be removed or suspended for cause only,

after reasonable notice and an opportunity to be heard at a scheduled meeting of the Board. Suspension or removal of any member of the Board shall be voted by two thirds of the members present and voting at said meeting.

C. Notice of Meetings

The Board will schedule a monthly meeting In the event of a Board meeting notice and agenda will be posted on the club website 48 hours prior to the meeting.

D. Attendance

Non-attendance of a board member amounting to three consecutive board meetings may be grounds for recommendation for dismissal and shall require a majority vote of the Board. Written notice of such intent will be given to the board member in question and an opportunity to be heard by the Board will be given, prior to any action being taken.

E. Quorum

At any meeting of the Board, half the voting directors plus 1 shall constitute a quorum (7).

F. Meeting Rule

In the event of a Board meeting notice and agenda will be posted on the club website 48 hours prior to the meeting.

And amended on :
June 20th, 2012 AGM

June 26th, 2013 AGM

June 24, 2014 AGM