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ARTICLE II. OBJECT AND PURPOSE
1. So that it is fun for the players;
2. For the physical and moral benefit of its players/members;
3. For the fostering of the philosophy that, while always playing to win, winning is secondary to good conduct, respect for others and player development.
Section 1. The conduct of all activities shall be supervised by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the officers of the club as listed under ARTICLE IV, Section 3 of these by-laws.
Section 2. Regular club meetings shall be on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise designated by the President. In the event the President designates a change, a reasonable attempt to contact the attendeesof the previous two club meetings and all qualified members must be made. A simple majority of the Executive Committee must be present in order to conduct business at club meetings. In addition, the President may, if necessary, call emergency club meetings at his discretion, subject to the requirements as stated in this section. Emergency club meetings are not considered as regular club meetings with regards to qualified membership requirements.
Section 3. All references in the male gender shall be interpreted to mean either sex.
Section 4. The club will abide by the constitution and By-laws of the league(s) to which it is affiliated, and thereby to the U.S.S.F..
Section 5. The Executive Committee will meet prior to the club meetings. A simple majority of the Executive Committee must be present in order to conduct business. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to make any emergency decisions not involving expenditures over Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) that would directly affect the immediate and continuing operations of the club. The intent of this section is to assure that the Object and Purpose of the club is upheld.
Section 6. A general member shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age, and be:
A. a parent or legal guardian of a child who is enrolled in any of the club’s programs, or
B. a volunteer who gives of his time to aid in the operation of the club and/or its programs, or
C. a person interested in promoting the Object and Purpose of the club
General members shall have the same privileges as qualified members, including those of voting on regular club issues, except as expressly noted within these By-Laws.
Section 7. A qualified member shall be a general member who has attended at least one third of the regularly scheduled club meetings during the previous twelve (12) months and has registered his mailing address and /or telephone number with the club. There shall be a 90 day grace period during the inception of this article for the registering of such qualified members.
Section 8: The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the club in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the By-laws of the club.
Section 9: An annual structure, policy and procedure review shall occur on the first Thursday of December of each year.
Section 1. Elections of officers will be held at the November club meeting after new business, and prior to adjournment of the club meeting. The officers of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the qualified members present at the meeting. All nominees must be qualified members at the meeting during which the election of officers shall be held. The elected term is for one year, beginning after adjournment of the election meeting.
Section 2. The nominating committee shall consist of the Vice President, who is to chair the committee, and any interested club members. The nominating committee shall:
The nominee for each office that wins a plurality of the votes for that office shall be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie, another ballot shall be cast after the nominees not involved in the tie have been removed from the list of nominees. This procedure shall continue until either there is 1) a declared winner or ii) the results of two consecutive ballots are the same, in which case there will be no declared winner and the office shall remain vacant.
In the event there are no nominations for a particular office, that office shall be closed to any write in votes during the election and shall remain vacant.
Any office left vacant will be filled according to Article V contained herein, after the installation of the newly elected members of the Executive Committee.
Section 3. The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the following officers:
In the event an elected office is or becomes vacant, the Executive Committee shall in the following prescribed order:
Upon approval by a simple majority of the qualified members present, the candidate will serve out the unexpired term
In the event an office is vacant upon the installation of new officers, the incoming Executive Committee shall be relieved of part 1 of this Article since the nominating committee shall have already complied with said part prior to the election of the officers.
ARTICLE VI. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS FROM OFFICE
Section 1. Any officer may be removed from office as a result of failure to perform the duties of the office or for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the club.
Section 2. The following procedures shall be followed in the removal of an officer from office.
Section 3. In the event that the charged officer chooses to resign in writing, the above procedures will be terminated immediately.
ARTICLE VII. DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND REGULAR APPOINTED POSITIONS
ARTICLE VIII. ORDER OF BUSINESS
The meeting of the club will be conducted with the following order.
Review / Approval of Minutes
Reading of Correspondence
Travel Team Coordinator’s Report
Intramural Coordinator’s Report
Section 1. An amendment to the By-laws must occur at regular club meetings. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the floor to be incorporated in the minutes of the meeting. The Secretary shall then make a reasonable effort to notify all qualified members as to the proposed amendment and the meeting at which it will be moved and subsequently voted upon. The proposed amendment may then be brought up for motion during old business at the next regular club meeting. After a period of discussion, the motion shall be tabled until the next regular club meeting. At that time, discussion on the proposed amendment shall be reopened followed by a call to vote. The proposed amendment must pass by a two-thirds majority of the qualified membership present at the meeting. The intent of this section is to a cause a two (2) month delay between the proposal of a new amendment and is adoption.
Section 2. Any approved amendment to these By-laws shall be posted in the By-laws to indicate the date of the change and the nature of the change.
Section 3. An overlay indicating the change in the By-laws will be made for all club By-laws booklets.
Section 4. By-laws shall be updated and reprinted annually, as necessary.
ARTICLE X. DECLARATION OF ORIGINS OF THE BY-LAWS
Section 1. These By-laws were complied based upon the original and amended club By-laws as were available to the Executive Committee in February, 2004 and were presented to the Executive Committee and general membership at the March, 2004 meeting.
Section 2. These By-laws were debated, voted on and accepted by the membership at the May, 2004 meeting
Section 3. These By-laws supercede any previous club By-laws, whether known or unknown at the time of their acceptance.
Section 4. Any By-laws which come to the attention of the club after the acceptance of these By-laws shall be subject to section 3 of this article.
The Quakertown Soccer Club (“QSC”) programs include children, parents, coaches and other individuals who serve the club and participate on intramural or travel soccer teams. The QSC soccer community has historically achieved success in the resolution of disputes by the parents, players and coaches without intervention by the QSC. QSC encourages the resolution of soccer team issues (conflicts, grievances and discipline) to occur within each team. It is important to remember that QSC is an organization generally staffed with unpaid volunteers from the community who have made an extraordinary commitment to the organization for the benefit of the children in our community. Without these volunteers QSC would not be possible. The following outlines QSC’s policies and procedures relating to the reporting and handling of grievances: