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BYLAWS OF THE

BURNT HILLS – BALLSTON LAKE JUNIOR SPARTAN LACROSSE CLUB

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club, to Be referred to in these bylaws as the Program.

ARTICLE II: OBJECT

The object of this Program shall be to promote the sport of Lacrosse in Burnt Hills School District; and to provide an opportunity for the youth of Burnt Hills School District to learn and enjoy the sport of Lacrosse regardless of ability.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERS

Any parent or legal guardian of a child that is registered to play in the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club shall be a member of the Program during the season said child is registered and shall continue to be a member until the first game of the following season; in addition, any Program volunteer coach who is at least eighteen years old, or any Program Board member, shall be a member of the Program.

ARTICLE IV: AFFILIATIONS

Section 1: Adirondack Lacrosse League

The Program is a participating sports program within the Adirondack Lacrosse League. The Program, as a part of the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club, shall make no policy or rule that conflicts with the bylaws or rules of the Adirondack Lacrosse League or US Lacrosse unless approved by the President of the Board of BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club.

Section 2: US Lacrosse

The Program shall be a member of the US Lacrosse Foundation. The President of the Program shall be the representative director to the US Lacrosse.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS

Section 1: Officers

The officers of the Program shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, Boys Coordinator, Girls Coordinator, and a Fundraising Coordinator.

 

Section 2: Nomination Procedure, Time of Elections

The officers shall be elected at the regular annual meeting in June. Nominations shall be from the floor.

Section 3: Ballot Election, Term of Office

The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for two years or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. 

ARTICLE VI: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1: President

The President shall perform those duties prescribed by these bylaws, those duties prescribed for the President in the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club bylaws, and other such duties applicable to the office of 'President' as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Program.

Section 2: Vice-President

The Vice President shall: perform the President’s duties in the President's absence; assume the office of President for the unexpired term in the event of a vacancy in the office of President; and shall perform all other duties prescribed by these bylaws, those duties prescribed for the Vice-President in the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club bylaws, and other such duties applicable to the office of 'Vice President' as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Program.

Section 3: Secretary

The Secretary shall perform those duties prescribed by these bylaws, those duties prescribed for the Program Secretary in the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club bylaws, and other such duties applicable to the office as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Program.

The Secretary shall also serve as registrar of the Program, and as such shall have charge of the records of the registered youth participants.

Section 4: Treasurer

  1. The Treasurer shall perform those duties prescribed by these bylaws, those duties prescribed for the Program Treasurer in the BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club bylaws, and other such duties applicable to the office as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Program.
  2. Expenditures of funds belonging to the Organization for incidental expenses not exceeding Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) may be authorized by the Executive Board. Any expenditures exceeding Two Hundred Fifty Dollars (S250.00) must be approved by a majority of those members of the Organization who are present.
  3. A Treasurer's Report shall be presented at every Executive Board meeting and general meeting

 

Section 5: Coaches Coordinator

The Coaches Coordinator shall: act as liaison between the Program Board and the coaches and teams; and perform other such duties as prescribed by these bylaws.

Section 6: Fundraising Coordinator

The Fundraising Manager shall: organize and manage the fundraising efforts of the Program; report on fundraising activities to the Program Board and the membership; and perform other such duties as prescribed by these bylaws.

Section 7:  BH-BL Varsity Coach Advisors

The BH-BL High School Varsity Coaches; one girl’s and one boy’s coach shall: act in an advisory role to the Program Board and the membership.

Section 8:  Field & Equipment Coordinator

The Field & Equipment Coordinator shall; organize and manage the equipment belonging to the Program; and maintain the fields of which the program participants play upon; and perform other such duties as prescribed by these bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII: MEETINGS

Section 1: Regular annual meeting

The regular annual meeting of the Program shall be held in June at a date, time, and location determined by the Program Board, and shall be for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise. Notice of the date, time, and location of the annual meeting shall be provided by the Program Board at least 30 days in advance of the meeting.

Section 2: Special meetings

Special meetings of the membership may be called by the Director or by the Program Board, and shall be called upon the written request of five (5) members of the Program. The purpose of the special meeting shall be stated in the call, and except in cases of emergency, at least three days' notice shall be given.

Section 3: Notice of meetings

Notice, or the call, of a meeting of the membership shall be provided by posting on the Program web site, if one is available, and by mailing to known Program members.

Section 4: Quorum

The quorum at any regular or properly called meeting of the membership consists of those who attend.

ARTICLE IX: PROGRAM BOARD

Section 1: Board Composition

The officers of the Program shall constitute the Program Board.

Section 2: Board's Duties and Powers

The Program Board shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Program except as otherwise provided for in these bylaws.

Section 3: Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Program Board shall be held bimonthly from September to June, inclusive, on a date and time to be determined by the board at least 30 days in advance of each meeting. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President and shall be called upon the written request of two members of the board. The purpose of the special meeting of the board shall be stated in the call, and except in cases of emergency, at least three days' notice shall be given.

ARTICLE X: COMMITTEES

Such committees not otherwise provided for in these bylaws, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the Program or the Program Board shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on the work of the Program. The President shall be ex officio a member of all committees.


ARTICLE XI: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Program in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws, BH-BL Junior Spartan Lacrosse Club bylaws and any special rules of order the Program may adopt.

ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENT

These bylaws may be amended at any regular or properly called special meeting of the board by a 2/3 vote, provided that previous notice has been given in the call of the meeting.

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This version of the bylaws is current as of the amendments adopted at the June 2005 annual meeting and amended at the January 2008 meeting.

 

 

 

 


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