Capital Area Soccer Club

A Place for Kids to Play

By-laws

AMENDED BY-LAWS OF

CAPITAL AREA SOCCER CLUB (adopted 5/7/03) 

ARTICLE I

 Name

The name of this corporation shall be Capital Area Soccer Club. 

ARTICLE II 

Offices 

A. Principal Office. The principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation shall be located in the State of Maine at the location selected from time to time by the Board of Directors. 

B. Other Offices. The Board of Directors may at any time establish branch or subordinate offices at any place or places, within or without the State of Maine. 

ARTICLE III 

Purposes 

This corporation has been established for such religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes as are permitted to organizations exempt from federal income tax and described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. References in these by-laws (and any amendment hereto) to the “Code” shall be construed to refer to whichever of (1) the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended before or after the date hereof or of any amendment hereto, (2) the Internal Revenue code of 1986 as amended before or after the date hereof or of any amendment hereto or (3) any succeeding United States internal revenue law, whenever enacted, containing provisions substantially similar to either of the foregoing, shall from time to time be in effect. References in these by-laws to specific sections of the Code shall be construed to refer to substantially similar provisions of any succeeding statute notwithstanding any difference in the manner in which such provisions are numbered or otherwise designated. 

ARTICLE IV

Nonpartisan Activities 

No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of the carrying on or propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation or participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. 

ARTICLE V

Dedication of Assets 

No part of the net earnings or assets of the corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall insure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, including any director of the corporation. On liquidation or dissolution of the corporation, all its assets shall be distributed to such organization or organizations as the Board of Directors may select and as are dedicated to purposes compatible with those of the corporation, which organization or organizations shall have been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization or organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.

ARTICLE VI 

Purpose

This organization shall be affiliated with the United Soccer Federation of Maine (USFM) and shall abide by the constitution and by-laws of that organization. The purpose of this organization shall be to promote, encourage, and support instructional, recreational competitive soccer. 

ARTICLE VII 

Directors

A. Directors. The Corporation shall be operated by the Directors, who shall have full authority as provided by law except as limited herein. 

B. Quorum: A quorum shall be present when at least 50% of the Directors are present for a meeting. 

C. A committee of the Board shall be the field committee consisting of five (5) board members. The field committee is authorized to take all necessary action concerning construction, maintenance of the fields, buildings and field equipment. A majority of the committee shall be a quorum. 

D. A committee of the Board shall be the operations committee consisting of the remaining members. The operations committee shall have authority to take all necessary action on all matters except as designated to the field committee. A majority of the committee shall be a quorum. 

E. The full board shall not take any action concerning the fields without the approval of a majority of the field committee. 

F. The Board shall have not less than 10 and not more than 13 members including officers. 

G. The Board may establish other committees as it deems appropriate. 

ARTICLE VIII 

Officers 

A. Titles and Duties. All elected Officers shall be Directors.

B. Specific Responsibilities of the Officers: 1. President. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the organization. The President shall appoint the Chair of all committees and be members of all committees. 2. Vice President. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to take the duties of the President in his/her absence. 3. Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive, collect, hold, and disburse all organization money, subject to the order of the organization or the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep a correct account for all money received and expended and shall make full written report at each business meeting. 4. Secretary/Registrar. It shall be the duty of the Secretary/Registrar to register players, coaches, administrators and volunteers of this organization in accordance with the requirements of the USFM and USYSA. He/she shall be the Risk Management contact person for the organizations, and shall report those issues to the President. 

C. Term of Office. All of the Directors and Officers shall be elected by the members at the annual meeting for a term of one year and shall continue in office until a new person is elected. 

D. Vacancy. In the event of a vacancy between annual meetings, the Directors shall have the authority to fill the vacancy. 

ARTICLE IX 

Meetings 

A. Annual meetings of the organization shall be during the month of May. 

B. The annual meeting shall be a meeting of the Directors for which a quorum is present. 

C. Parliamentary Authority. The rules contained in Roberts’ Rules of Order, Revised shall govern this organization in all cases in which they are applicable. 

ARTICLE X 

Fiscal Year 

The fiscal year of the club shall commence January 1 and end December 31. 

ARTICLE XI 

Amendment to By-Laws

 These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. Dated: 5/7/03