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SSC Bylaws

 Article 1. NAME

 The name of this association shall be the SALINA SOCCER CLUB. It will also be known as SSC or as the "Association".

Article 2. MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the SALINA SOCCER CLUB is to provide opportunities for high school and younger youth of the Saline county area to participate in organized, competitive soccer: The SSC is committed to developing the "whole" child concept with emphasis on developing individual talent, fostering a team spirit, requiring and demonstrating sportsmanship on and off the pitch and creating an environment for growth of the child into responsible citizenship.

The SSC is also committed to working to provide quality soccer opportunities to all the youth of Salina regardless of race, gender, creed, or income.

This Association is also committed to providing a safe environment for the youth participating by working with the coaches to improve their skills, ability and leadership as necessary.

Article 3. HEADQUARTERS
The headquarters of the SSC shall be within the city limits of the city of Salina, Kansas.

Article 4. AFFILIATION
The SSC shall be affiliated with the KANSAS YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (KYSA) and shall operate under and in accordance with the rules, bylaws and requirements of the KYSA.

 Article 5. ORGANIZATION

Section 1: Eligible members

Eligible members of the SSC shall consist of all players, coaches and each parent of guardian of each player who are properly registered with the SSC for the current calendar year. An adult who is not a coach or parent or guardian of a player may apply for membership in the SSC and shall be accepted upon a vote of a simple majority of the Board of Directors. Each registered coach shall have one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the membership. Players shall be represented by their parent or guardian on any matter submitted to the membership for consideration. Regardless of the number of parents and/or guardians each player shall have one vote on any matter submitted to a vote of the membership.

Section 2: Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall be elected from the eligible members of the current calendar year .The Board shall, at a minimum, consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Referees, Director (s) of Coaching and Director of Public Relations.

 Each Board member shall be elected by a simple majority of the eligible voting members attending the Annual General meeting. The term of office shall be for two years. In the initial voting for Board members the Vice-President, Secretary, Director of Referees and Director of Public Relations shall serve for only one (I) year then shall be elected and serve for two (2) years in subsequent elections.

Duties:
President:
Shall preside at all Board meetings, the annual general meeting and any other meeting called for or deemed necessary by the Board. The President shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Act as a chairperson of the Board of Directors and enforce the policies of the Board of Directors. Be a signatory on all financial records. Co-sign all contracts and documents with the Secretary. Serve as the SSC's delegate to the KYSA annual meeting.

Vice-President:
Shall succeed to the office of President in the event that office becomes vacant. In this case the Vice President shall serve out the remaining term of the President. Perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President when the President advises the Board of Directors in writing of his/her inability to temporarily perform these duties. The President's letter to the Board shall specify the time period during which the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. Shall co-sign with the Treasurer any check in the unreasonable absence of the President. The Vice President shall perfoffi1 those duties assigned by the President.

Secretary:
Shall keep a record of all proceedings of the SSC. Sign with the President all contracts and other documents that are approved by the Board of Directors. Shall be responsible for registration of all eligible members and coaches and submission of proper registration to KYSA. The Secretary shall be the certifying official of team rosters for any team requiring certification.

Treasurer:
Shall direct the keeping of full and accurate accounting of receipts and disbursements of SSC in accordance with the financial policies of the SSC. Shall present a treasurer's report in writing to the Board of Directors at every meeting. Shall provide the membership an annual treasurer's report at the Annual General Meeting. Shall, with one assigned member of the general membership, conduct an annual audit of all financial records of the SSC and present the results of that audit to the Board of Directors.

Director of Referees:
Shall be charged with the development, training and assignment of all referees to league or tournament games sponsored or held under the auspices of the SSC. The Director of Referees shall be a licensed referee. In the initial voting for the Board of Directors the Director of Referees can be unlicensed but must attend a referee's clinic within six (6) months of election. The Director of Referees shall be the primary point of contact for registered members having questions, concerns or problems with any referee.

Director(s) of Coaching:
Shall be responsible for the recruitment, development and training of all coaches registered with the SSC. The Director(s) of Coaching shall hold at a minimum a current Category E coaching license issued by a US YSA recognized organization. In the initial voting the Director(s) of Coaching may be unlicensed but must become licensed within six (6) months of election. The Director(s) of Coaching shall also serve as the Risk Manager for the SSC. The Director(s) of Coaching shall be the primary point of contact for registered members having questions, concerns or problems with any registered coach.

Director of Public Relations:
Shall be responsible for assisting the Secretary in all matters pertaining to registration. Shall be responsible for all advertising, announcements or publications, approved by the Board of Directors, and placed in a public forum or media. Shall be responsible for direction and/or supervision of any fundraisers approved by the Board of Directors. The Director of Public Relations shall be the primary point of contact for any team wishing to conduct a fundraiser and shall present that request to the Board at the earliest opportunity.

Vacancies:
Any Vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors may be filled by a simple majority vote of the Board for the unfinished portion of the team.

Article 6: COMMITEES
The Board shall approve formation of committees and the President, subject to the approval of the Board, shall appoint the committee chair.

Article 7: SOCCER YEAR
The soccer year for purposes of establishing registration and membership shall run from September 1st to August 31st of the following year.

 Article 8: TEAM MEMBERSHIP

Team Structure.
The team structure shall be in accordance with the current standards of the KYSA. This shall include age cut-off dates and maximum number of team members. In no case will a team roster exceed eighteen (18) registered members.

Team Formation.
Will be in accordance with KYSA rules. In general all teams registered in the SSC shall be formed as of the first day of September of the current calendar year and remain intact until the first day of August of the following year. At no time between the first day of September and the first day of August shall a registered SSC player be contacted, recruited or otherwise encouraged to leave or switch teams. If a player or that player's parents or guardians believe that it is in the best interest of a player to switch teams those parents shall file a request for transfer in writing to the Director of Coaching who shall present that request to the Board of Directors. Losing records or insufficient playing time in and of itself will not be considered as justification for approval of a transfer. Between the fifteenth day of June and the fifteenth day of July, coaches are allowed to contact any registered player they wish. In any case not specified here the SSC shall be in compliance with KYSA roster change procedures.

Player/Team Evaluations.
The SSC Board of Directors shall establish all policies and procedures for the conduct of team Player/Team Evaluations and the Director of Public Relations is responsible for ensuring the widest possible advertisement of those Player/Team Evaluations. Player/Team Evaluations will occur between the fifteenth day of June and the fifteenth day of July. Player selection shall be made on ability with no consideration of race, religion, nation origin or means. The Director of Coaching or his/her designated representative shall be present at all Player/Team Evaluations.

Dues.
The Board shall set and publish the dues to be paid. The Board will also establish the dues payable by individuals wishing to associate with the SSC but not affiliated with a registered team. It is the position of the Board to encourage the widest possible participation by the youth in Salina and will consider adjusting dues in individual cases of financial hardship and need.

Exchange Program.
The Director of Public Relations shall establish and manage a shoe/equipment exchange program in order to reduce costs to the members. The Director of Public Relations shall encourage the donation of used shoes and other equipment to the SSC and will, at a minimum of twice a year, hold a shoe/equipment exchange program for only registered members of the SSC.

Article 9. CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

AND FUND RAISING
The SSC encourages corporate partnership and corporate and private donations. The Director of Public Relations is responsible for coordinating the corporate partnership program. Any registered teams desiring to approach any public or private corporation, business or organization for the purposes of soliciting a donation shall present that request to the Director of Public Relations and obtain the approval of the Board. Any team fundraisers such as car washes, etc., shall be presented to the Director of Public Relations and receive the approval of the Board.

 Article 10. RISK MANAGEMENT

Section 1. In order to minimize risk to players, coaches and parents or guardians of players registered to the SSC the Director or Coaching shall be assigned the duties of Risk Manager.

Section 2. The Risk Manager will ensure at least one registered coach of each team in the SSC receive and hold at a minimum a valid Category F license issued by a recognized USYSA/NSCAA organization. A non-licensed coach must complete Category F training and licensing no later than the start of his/her second year of soccer coaching. In addition, the Risk Manager will ensure at least one registered coach of each team holds a current Red Cross certification in CPR and in basic first aid. Each team must meet this requirement no later than the start of their second year of soccer coaching. The Board can waive these requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Article 11. MEETINGS

Section I. Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The AGM shall be held every September. The President shall preside over the meeting and the Director of Public Relations shall ensure the widest possible advertisement of the time and location. The Secretary is responsible for ensuring only properly registered members of the SSC vote.

Section 2. Conduct and Agenda

The AGM shall be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order. At a minimum the Agenda shall include:

A. Roll call of the board
B. Reading and approval of minutes
C. Treasurer's report and annual audit
D. Board of Director's report
E. Committee reports
F. Issues for good of SSC
G. Nominations for Board of Directors
H. Election of Board of directors
I. Installation of new Board members
J. Adjournment

 Section 3. Board of Directors meetings

The Board of Directors shall hold quarterly meetings. The President shall preside and conduct the meetings in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order. A quorum shall be at least five (5) Board members present. At a minimum the agenda shall be the same as the AGM with the exception of lines g, h, and i.

Article 12. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws may be adopted by a majority of the eligible voting members present at any regular meeting or at any special meeting, if at least 30 days notice is given of the intention to alter, amend or repeal or to adopt new bylaws at such meetings.

Article 13. EXEMPT ACTIVITIES

Notwithstanding any other provision of these bylaws, any member, director, officer, employee, or representative of this corporation shall not take any action or carry on any activity by or on behalf of the corporation not permitted to be taken or carried on by an organization exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended or by an organization contributions which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of such Code and Regulations as they now exist of as they may hereafter be amended.

END of the Salina Soccer Club Bylaws.

Bylaws valid as of September 2002.

Written Bylaws were taken from Bylaws web page created by Alex T.