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NEWARK NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION

 

ARTICLE I - NAME

This organization shall be known as Newark National Little League, hereinafter referred to as "Local League."

 

ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVES

SECTION 1 

The objective of the Local League shall be to use the sport of baseball to promote the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority to the children of the community, league ages 4-19, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens. The league will, at all times, strive to present the highest standard of conduct and performance from players, parents and personnel. 

 

SECTION 2

To achieve this objective, the Local League will provide a supervised program under the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All Directors, Officers and Members shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future citizens is of prime importance. In accordance with Section 501-(c)-(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, the Local League shall operate exclusively as a non-profit educational organization providing a supervised program of competitive baseball and softball games. No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and which does not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

 

 

SECTION 3

It is the intent of the league to comply with the Little League rules and regulations to the fullest extent possible. The league shall be self-governing. This constitution shall be the foundation for directing the affairs of the league and the Board of Directors shall be the primary decision making body. Only when determined by the majority vote of the Board of Directors, and in exceptional circumstances, with the Board of Directors use external sources for assistance in resolving disputes and other league affairs.

 

Newark National Little League expresses support and commitment to the principle of equal opportunity. It is our policy to promote the participation of all player members [ART III. SEC 2] as well as regular members, staff and league officers without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry. The League will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment and such conduct is prohibited.

 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1

Eligibility.Any person sincerely interested in active participation to further the objective of this Local League may apply to become a Member.

 

SECTION 2

Classes.There shall be the following classes of Members:

(a)  Player Members.Any player candidate meeting the requirements of Little League Regulation IV shall be eligible to compete for participation. Player Members shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the Local League.

(b)  Regular Members.Any adult person actively interested in furthering the objectives of the Local League may become a Regular Member upon election and verification by the Board of Directors. The secretary shall maintain the roll of membership to qualify voting members.

Only Regular Members in good standing are eligible to vote at General Membership Meetings. All Officers, Board Members, Committee Members, Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires and other elected or appointed officials must be active Regular Members in good standing.

Note: Regular Members of the league automatically include all current Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires, Board Members, Officers of the Board and any other person who is recognized by the Board as a volunteer in the Local League, including those volunteers with the following titles (Examples: Team Parent, Field Maintenance, etc.):

 

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(c)  As used hereinafter, the word "Member" shall mean a Regular Member unless otherwise stated.

 

SECTION 3

Other Affiliations.

(a)  Members, whether Regular or Player, shall not be required to be affiliated with another organization or group to qualify as members of the Local League.

(b)  Regular Members should not be actively engaged in the promotion and/or operation of any other Little League or Babe Ruth/Ripken baseball/softball program. Recognized school, religious or travel baseball operations are excluded from this. Those members who are or become Board Members or Team Managers are hereby specifically prohibited from said promotion and/or operation (including managing and/or coaching) of any other organized baseball or softball program with the exception of organized school, travel or church programs. 

 

SECTION 4

Suspension or Termination.Membership may be terminated by resignation or action of the Board of Directors as follows.

(a)  The Board of Directors, by a two-thirds vote of those present at any duly constituted Board meeting, shall have the authority to discipline or suspend or terminate the membership of any Member of any class, including managers, coaches, parents and players when the conduct of such person is considered detrimental to the best interests of the Local League and/or Little League Baseball. Players membership may be revoked under the same process based on the conduct of their parent(s).

(b) The Board of Directors shall have full power to suspend or revoke such player's right to future participation by two-thirds vote of those present at any duly constituted meeting (quorum is required).

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS & ELECTIONS

SECTION 1

Definition.A General Membership Meeting is any meeting of the membership of the league (including Special General Membership Meetings, Section 7). A minimum of one per year (Annual Meeting, see Section 6) is required.

 

SECTION 2

Notice of Meeting.Notice of each General Membership Meeting shall be delivered electronically at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting, setting forth the place, time and purpose of the meeting. In lieu of the above methods, notice may be given in such form as may be authorized by the Members, from time to time, at a regularly convened General Membership Meeting.

 

SECTION 3

Quorum.At any General Membership Meeting, the presence in person or representation by absentee ballot of one third (33.3 percent) of the members shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.

 

SECTION 4

Voting.Only Board Members shall be entitled to make motions and vote at General Membership Meetings. However, the Board of Directors may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations or comments during General Membership Meetings. Comments from regular members will be limited to 5 minutes. (Those eligible to take part at meetings of the Board of Directors are described in Article VI, Section 4.)

 

SECTION 5

Elections.Elections of members of the Board of Directors and the Auxiliary Board shall be held every year on the first (1st) Saturday in June. Ballots will be available at both field complexes. Ballots are available to:

1) One (1) ballot per household with one or more registered players

2) Any regular member in good standing who does not have children registered at Newark National LL.

Ballots may be brought to either Clark or Gallaher fields and executed by Election Committee members by signing for their household on a list of eligible voters and placing their ballot in the ballot box. 

 

All ballots shall be presented to the Election Committee Chairperson for tabulation. All ballots and vote totals must be verified by at least one (1) and not more than three (3) other members of the Election Committee. All ballots and vote totals are confidential. After the votes are tallied and results are announced, the ballots and tally sheets shall be delivered to the League President in a sealed envelope by the Election Chairperson. They shall be held for thirty (30) days and then if no protest has been made, they shall be destroyed. 

 

SECTION6

Absentee Ballot.For the expressed purpose of accommodating a Regular Member in good standing who cannot be in attendance at the Annual Meeting, or any General Membership Meeting at which new Board members will be elected, an absentee ballot may be requested and obtained from the Secretary of the League. The absentee ballot shall be properly completed, signed and returned in a sealed envelope to the Secretary prior to the date of the election. The Secretary shall present all absentee ballots to the Election Chairman on the date of the meeting, prior to the voting portion of the election process.

 

SECTION 7

Annual Meeting of the Members. The Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League shall be held the First Sunday of June each year for the purpose of verifying the election results.

(a)  The Membership shall receive at the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League a report, verified by the President and Treasurer, or by a majority of the Directors, showing:

(1)  The condition of the Local League, to be presented by the President or his/her designate;

(2)  A general summary of funds received and expended by the local league for the previous year, the amount of funds currently in possession of the local league, and the name of the financial institution in which such funds are maintained;

(3)  The whole amount of real and personal property owned by the Local League, where located, and where and how invested;

(4)  For the year immediately preceding, the amount and nature of the property acquired, with the date of the report and the manner of the acquisition, the amount applied, appropriated or expended, and the purposes, objects or persons to or for which such applications, appropriations or expenditures have been made;

(5)  The names of the persons who have been admitted to regular membership in the Local League during such year. This report shall be filed with the records of the Local League and entered in the minutes of the proceedings of the Annual Meeting. A copy of such report shall be forwarded to Little League Headquarters.

(b)  At the Annual Meeting, the Members shall determine the number of Directors to be elected for the ensuing year and shall elect such number of Directors. The number of Directors elected shall be not less than six (6).

(c)  After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers. After the election, the Board of Directors shall assume the performance of its duties on August 1. The Board’s term of office shall continue until its successors are elected and qualified under this section.

(d)  The Officers of the Board of Directors shall include, at a minimum, the President, one or more Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, one or more Player Agents and a Safety Officer. The Board shall also include a minimum of one manager and one volunteer umpire. Only volunteer umpires may be elected to the Board.

 

SECTION 8

Special General Membership Meetings.Special General Membership Meetings of the Members may be called by the Board of Directors or by the Secretary or President at their discretion. Upon the written request of ten (10) Members, the President or Secretary shall call a Special General Membership Meeting to consider the subject specified in the request. No business other than that specified in the notice of the meeting shall be transacted at any Special General Membership Meeting. Such Special General Membership Meeting shall be scheduled to take place not less than twenty-one (21) days after the request is received by the President or Secretary.

 

SECTION 9

Rules of Order for General Membership Meetings.Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all General Membership Meetings, except where same conflicts with this Constitution of the Local League.

 

ARTICLE V - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1

Authority.The management of the property and affairs of the Local League shall be vested in the Board of Directors.

 

SECTION 2

Number. The number of directors shall be no less than eleven (11)  members or more than thirty (30) members. 

 

SECTION 3

Elections.The Directors shall, upon election, enter upon their duties immediately following the verification of elections by the sitting Board Members. Approval of the last meetings minutes and the official certification of the election results should be the only action taken by the sitting Board members prior to “turning over” their positions to newly elected members at the August Board of Directors meeting. 

 

SECTION 4

Required Members. The Board members shall include the Executive Officers (President, Vice President/Safety Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Player Agent) an Umpire-in-Chief, Auxiliary President and Equipment Manager.

 

SECTION 5

Increase in number.The number of Board of Directors so fixed at the Annual Meeting may be increased at any General Membership Meeting or Special Meeting of the Members. If the number is increased, the additional Directors may be elected at the meeting at which the increase is voted, or at any subsequent General Membership Meeting. All elections of additional Directors shall be by majority vote of all Regular Members present or represented by a properly executed and signed absentee ballot filed with the Secretary prior to the election meeting.

 

SECTION 6

Vacancies.If any vacancy occurs in the Board of Directors, by death, resignation or otherwise, it may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Directors at any regular Board meeting or at any Special Board Meeting called for that purpose.

 

SECTION 7

Board Meetings, Notice and Quorum.Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately following the Annual Meeting and on the first Sunday of each month, barring any league conflicts. 

(a)  The President or the Secretary may, whenever they deem it advisable issue a call for a Special Board Meeting. In the case of Special Board Meetings, such notice shall include the purpose of the meeting and no matters not so stated may be acted upon at the meeting.

(b)  Notice of each Board meeting shall be given by the Secretary personally, electronically or by mail to each Director at least  14 day(s) before the time appointed for the meeting to the last recorded email address of each Director.

(c)  Thirty Three percent (33%) of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.

(d)  Only members of the Board of Directors may make motions and vote at meetings of the Board of Directors. However, the Board of Directors may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations or comments during Board meetings.

 

SECTION 8

First Meeting.Provided that there is quorum, nominations for appointment of non-elected Board positions and the appointment of these positions, by the President shall be the first order of business following the assumption of duties by the sitting and newly elected members of the Board. After said voting the Board may elect to undertake any “New Business” it deems necessary. 

 

SECTION 9

Duties and Powers.The Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint such standing committees as it shall determine appropriate and to delegate such powers to them as the Board shall deem advisable and which it may properly delegate.

 

The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and the management of the Local League as it may deem proper, provided such rules and regulations do not conflict with this Constitution.

 

The Board shall have the power by a two-thirds vote of those present at any regular Board or Special Board Meeting to discipline, suspend or remove any Director or Officer or Committee Member of the Local League in accordance with the procedure set forth in Article III, Section 4 (a,b).

 

SECTION 10

Term of Office. The League President, Treasurer and Player Agent shall be elected to and serve terms of two (2) years. All other directors shall serve a term of one (1) year. The President and Treasurer shall be elected on Even Numbered years and the Player Agent on Odd Numbered Years. 

 

Should the Treasurer or Player Agent be unable to fulfill the obligation of their term the Board shall nominate and elect a new Director to fill that position for the remainder of the term. If the President is unable to serve, the Board of Directors shall elect a current Director of the Board of Directors to serve as President of the remainder of the term. 

 

Should the President, Treasurer or Player Agent decline to serve or resign before their term has expired, the Board of Directors may decide by majority vote to have the Members of the League elect a new officer at the Annual Meeting, to serve for the second (2nd) year of that officers term. That office would be up for election again the following year, the proper year (odd/even) for that office. 

 

SECTION 11

Eligibility for Office. All officers must meet eligibility requirements to be eligible to run for and/or hold office.

 

These requirements are:

a)  All board members are required to attend ¾ of all Board meetings

b)  All board members must be Regular Members of Newark National

c)  All board members must have a child who plays for Newark National or be a volunteer for Newark National 

d)  All executive board members are required to reside within league boundaries or have a child who plays for Newark National, provided the member has been a contributing member of the board for two previous, consecutive years. 

 

SECTION 9

Rules of Order for Board Meetings.Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all Board of Directors meetings, except where same conflicts with this Constitution of the Local League.

 

ARTICLE VII - DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE BOARD

SECTION 1

Appointments.The Board of Directors may appoint such other officers or agents as it may deem necessary or desirable, and may prescribe the powers and duties of each. Appointed officers or agents shall have no vote on actions taken by the Board of Directors unless such individuals have been elected to the Board by the membership or have been elected to fill a vacancy on the Board.

 

SECTION 2

President.The President shall:

(a)  Conduct the affairs of the Local League and execute the policies established by the Board of Directors.

(b)  Present a report of the condition of the Local League at the Annual Meeting.

(c)  Communicate to the Board of Directors such matters as deemed appropriate, and make such suggestions as may tend to promote the welfare of the Local League.

(d)  Be responsible for the conduct of the Local League in strict conformity to the policies, principles, Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, as agreed to under the conditions of charter issued to the Local League by that organization.

(e)  Designate in writing other officers, if necessary, to have power to make and execute for/and in the name of the Local League such contracts and leases they may receive and which have had prior approval of the Board.

(f)  Investigate complaints, irregularities and conditions detrimental to the Local League and report thereon to the Board or Executive Committee as circumstances warrant.

(g)  Prepare and submit an annual budget to the Board of Directors and be responsible for the proper execution thereof.

(h)  With the assistance of the Player Agent, examine the application and support proof-of age documents of every player candidate and certify to residence and age eligibility before the player may be accepted for tryouts and selection.

 

SECTION 3

Vice President.The Vice President shall:

(a)  Perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President, provided he or she is authorized by the President or Board so to act. When so acting, the Vice President shall have all the powers of that office.

(b)  Perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board of Directors or by the President.

(c)  Perform as chair to all sub-committees established by the Board of Directors.

(d)  Oversee the Vice Presidents of each division

 

SECTION 4

Secretary.The Secretary shall:

(a)  Be responsible for recording the activities of the Local League and maintain appropriate files, mailing lists and necessary records.

(b)  Perform such duties as are herein specifically set forth, in addition to such other duties as are customarily incident to the office of Secretary or as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

(c)  Maintain a list of all Regular, Sustaining and Honorary Members, Directors and committee members and give notice of all meetings of the Local League, the Board of Directors and Committees.

(d)  Issue membership cards to Regular Members, if approved by the Board of Directors.

(e)  Keep the minutes of the meetings of the Members, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and cause them to be recorded in a book kept for that purpose.

(f)  Conduct all correspondence not otherwise specifically delegated in connection with said meeting and shall be responsible for carrying out all orders, votes and resolutions not otherwise committed.

(g)  Notify Members, Directors, Officers and committee members of their election or appointment.

 

SECTION 5

Treasurer.The Treasurer shall:

(a)  Perform such duties as are herein set forth and such other duties as are customarily incident to the Office of Treasurer or may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

(b)  Receive all monies and securities, and deposit same in a depository approved by the Board of Directors.

(c)  Keep records for the receipt and disbursement of all monies and securities of the Local League, including the Auxiliary, approve all payments from allotted funds and draw checks therefore in agreement with policies established in advance of such actions by the Board of Directors. All disbursements by check must have dual signatures.

(d)  Prepare an annual budget, under the direction of the President, for submission to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.

(e)  Prepare an annual financial report, under the direction of the President, for submission to the Membership and Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, and to Little League Headquarters.

 

 

SECTION 6

Player Agent.The Player Agent shall:

(a)  Record all player transactions and maintain an accurate and up-to-date record thereof.

(b)  Receive and review applications for player candidates and assist the President in verifying residence and age eligibility.

(c)  Conduct the tryouts, the player draft and all other player transaction or selection meetings.

(d)  Prepare the Player Agent's list.

(e)  Prepare for the President's signature and submission to Little League Headquarters, team rosters, including players' claimed, and the tournament team eligibility affidavit.

(f)  Notify Little League Headquarters of any subsequent player replacements or trades.

 

SECTION 7

Safety Officer.The Safety Officer shall:

(a)  Be responsible to create awareness, through education and information, of the opportunities to provide a safer environment for youngsters and all participants of Little League Baseball.

(b)  Develop and implement a plan for increasing safety of activities, equipment and facilities through education, compliance and reporting.

NOTE: In order to implement a safety plan using education, compliance and reporting, the following suggestions may be utilized by the Safety Officer:

(1)  Education - Should facilitate meetings and distribute information among participants including players, managers, coaches, umpires, league officials, parents, guardians and other volunteers.

(2)  Compliance - Should promote safety compliance leadership by increasing awareness of the safety opportunities that arise from these responsibilities.

(3)  Reporting - Define a process to assure that incidents are recorded, information is sent to league/district and national offices, and follow-up information on medical and other data is forwarded as available.

 

ARTICLE VIII - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1

The Board of Directors may appoint an Executive Committee which shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) Directors, one of whom shall be the President of the Local League.

 

SECTION 2

The Executive Committee shall advise with and assist the Officers of the Local League in all matters concerning its interests and the management of its affairs, and shall have such other powers as may be delegated to it by the Board, but in no event will the Executive Committee have authority over the Board of Directors.

 

SECTION 3

At any meeting of the Executive Committee, a majority of the total number of members then in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Committee.

 

ARTICLE IX - OTHER COMMITTEES

SECTION I

Nominating Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall investigate and consider eligible candidates and submit at the Annual Meeting a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors. The Committee shall also submit for consideration by the Board of Directors a slate of Officers and Committee Members. The Committee shall man the “voting” procedure for they yearly election process and announce results to the members.

 

SECTION 2

Membership Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Membership Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall receive the names of prospective Honorary, Sustaining and Regular Members, investigate for eligibility and recommend those qualified for election at the annual, regular or any special meeting of the Members or the Board of Directors as the case may be.

 

SECTION 3

Finance Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Finance Committee consisting of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) Directors. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee. The Committee shall investigate ways and means of financing the Local League including team sponsorships and submit recommendations.

It shall be responsible for taking up collections at games, if such collections are authorized by the Local League, and shall turn over said collections to the Treasurer immediately after each game.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4

Building and Property Committee.(May be combined with Grounds Committee) The Board of Directors may appoint a Building and Property Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall investigate and recommend available, suitable sites and plans for development, including ways and means, the latter in cooperation with the Finance Committee. It shall be responsible for repair and improvement recommendations, other than normal maintenance, and supervise the performance of approved projects.

 

SECTION 5

Grounds Committee.(May be combined with Building and Property Committee) The Board of Directors may appoint a Grounds Committee which shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of the playing field(s), buildings and grounds. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

 

SECTION 6

Playing Equipment Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Playing Equipment Committee which shall secure bids on needed supplies and equipment and make recommendations for their purchase to the Board.

The Committee shall be responsible for the proper issuance of such supplies and equipment and for the repair, cleaning and storage thereof at the close of the season.

 

SECTION 7

Coaching Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Coaching Committee consisting of the Vice President, Player Agent, Coaching Coordinator, VP of Division in need of manager as well as one above and one below that division. For example, when interviewing for Major managers, the Major, Junior and Minor VPs must be included.  The Committee shall interview and investigate prospective mangers and coaches, including those for the Minor League teams and recommend acceptable candidates to the President, for appointment and subsequent approval by the Board of Directors. It shall, during the playing season, observe the conduct of the managers and coaches and report its findings to the President of the Local League. It shall, at the request of the President or Board of Directors, investigate complaints concerning managers and coaches and make a report thereof to the President or Board of Directors as the case may be.

 

SECTION 8

Umpire Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint an Umpire Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Local League President shall be chairman of any such Committee. The Committee shall recruit, interview and recommend to the President for appointment a staff of umpires, including a chief umpire and replacements. When appointed, the staff of umpires shall be under the personal direction of the Local League President, assisted by the Chief Umpire who shall train, observe and schedule the staff.

 

SECTION 9

District Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a District Committee consisting of the Local League President as chairman and two (2) other Directors. The Committee shall assist the District Administrator in interleague district functions including the selection of members of the District Administrator's Advisory Committee and the selection of tournament sites and area tournament directors.

 

SECTION 10

Auxiliary Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint an Auxiliary Committee consisting of the Local League Treasurer and two (2) other Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall coordinate the activities of the Auxiliary. It shall review and evaluate auxiliary projects for raising money and disposition of profits, and make recommendations to the Board. The Board of Directors shall approve in advance all projects and actions of the Auxiliary.

 

SECTION 11

Auditing Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint an Auditing Committee consisting of three (3) Directors. The President, Treasurer or signatories of checks are not eligible. The Committee will review the Local League's books and records annually prior to the Annual Meeting and attach a statement of its findings to the annual financial statement of the President and Treasurer; or may, if directed by the Board of Directors or Membership, secure the services of a Certified Public Accountant to accomplish such review.

 

SECTION 12

Minor League Committee.The Board of Directors may appoint a Minor League Committee consisting of three (3) Directors. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Minor League Vice President and be responsible to the Local League President for the proper conduct of the Minor League operation.

 

ARTICLE X - AFFILIATION

SECTION 1

Charter.The Local League shall annually apply for a charter from Little League Baseball, Incorporated, and shall do all things necessary to obtain and maintain such charter. The Local League shall devote its entire energies to the activities authorized by such charter and it shall not be affiliated with any other program or organization or operate any other program.

 

SECTION 2

Rules and Regulations.The Official Playing Rules and Regulations as published by Little League Baseball, Incorporated, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, shall be binding on this Local League.

 

SECTION 3

Local Rules, Ground Rules and/or Bylaws.The local rules, ground rules and/or bylaws of this Local League shall be adopted by the Board of Directors at a meeting to be held not less than one month previous to the first scheduled game of the season, but shall in no way conflict with the Rules, Regulations and Policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, nor shall they conflict with this Constitution. The local rules, ground rules and/or bylaws of this Local League shall expire at the end of each fiscal year, and are not considered part of this Constitution. (See Article XI, Section 7 for fiscal year of this league.)

 

ARTICLE XI - FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING

SECTION 1

Authority.The Board of Directors shall decide all matters pertaining to the finances of the Local League and it shall place all income including Auxiliary funds, in a common league treasury, directing the expenditure of funds in such manner as will give no individual or team an advantage over those in competition with such individual or team.

 

SECTION 2

Contributions.The Board shall not permit the contribution of funds or property to individual teams but shall solicit funds for the common treasury of the Local League, thereby to discourage favoritism among teams and to endeavor to equalize the benefits of the Local League.

 

SECTION 3

Solicitations.The Board shall not permit the solicitation of funds in the name of Little League Baseball unless all of the funds so raised be placed in the Local League treasury.

 

 

 

SECTION 4

Disbursement of Funds. The Board shall not permit the disbursement of Local League funds for other than the conduct of Little League activities in accordance with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All disbursements shall be made by check. All checks shall be signed by the Local League Treasurer or President

 

SECTION 5

Compensation.No Director, Officer or Member of the Local League shall receive directly any salary from the Local League

 

SECTION 6

Deposits.All monies received, including Auxiliary Funds, shall be deposited to the credit of the Local League at PNC Bank. 

 

SECTION 7

Fiscal year.The fiscal year of the Local League shall begin on October 1 and shall end on September 30.

(Note: The above fiscal year must be chosen if the Local League intends to qualify under the Little League Baseball, Incorporated, Group Tax ID Number.)

 

SECTION 8

Distribution of Property upon Dissolution.Upon dissolution of the Local League and after all outstanding debts and claims have been satisfied, the Members shall direct the remaining property of the Local League to another Federally Incorporated entity which maintains the same objectives as set forth in Article II of this Constitution, which are or may be entitled to exemption under Section 501-(c)-(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any future corresponding provision.

 

ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended, repealed or altered in whole or in part by a majority vote at any duly organized meeting of the Members provided notice of the proposed change is included in the notice of such meeting.

Draft of all proposed amendments shall be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, for approval before implementation.

 

 

Make one copy for the District Administrator and copies for the Local League. Send original to Regional Headquarters. This Local League’s Constitution on file at Regional Headquarters (most recently-approved copy) is the official Constitution of this Local League.

 

Little League Baseball does not limit participation in its activities on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, national origin, gender or religious preference.                                                          CONST99.DOC

 


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