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LITTLE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 1- NAME

This organization shall be known as Schuylkill Valley Youth Baseball, hereinafter referred to as "Local league" or "SVYB".

ARTICLE II -OBJECTIVE

SECTION 1

The objective of the local league shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good

sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier

children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and t rustworthy citizens.

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.

ARTICLE Ill-MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1
Eligibility. Any person meeting the eligibility requirements contained herein and 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 with a child participating in SVYB or a volunteer who is actively interested in

furthering the objectives of the Local League may become a Regular Member upon election and payment of dues as

hereinafter provided. Payment of a child's registration fee automatically entitles one (1) parent to become a

Regular Member of SVYB for the year during which any child(ren) is/are registered. Regular Members may be issued

a card numbered in sequential order annually, should the Board deem it necessary to do so. 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.

(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 baseball/softball

program without the express written approval of the Board of Directors of SVYB.

SECTION4

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

and coaches, when the conduct of such person is considered detrimental to the best interests of the Local League

and/or Little League Baseball, Incorporated. The Member involved shall be notified of such meeting, informed of the

general nature of the charges and given an opportunity to appear at the meeting to answer such charges.

(b) The Board of Directors shall, in case of a Player Member, give notice to the manager of the team for which the

player is a Player Member, and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the Player Member. Said manager shall appear,

in the capacity of an adviser, with the Player Member before the Board of Directors or a duly appointed committee

of the Board of Directors. The Player Member's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may also be present. The Board of

Directors shall have full power to suspend or revoke such Player Member's right to future participation by two-thirds

vote of those present at any duly constituted meeting (quorum is required).

ARTICLE IV - DUES FOR REGULAR MEMBERS (NOT PLAYERS)

SECTION 1

Dues for Regular Members may be fixed at such amounts as the Board of Directors shall determine for a particular fiscal

year. (See Article XI, Section 7 for fiscal year of this league.) These dues are included in the registration fees for Player

Members. Dues for Regular Members who are not parent(s) of Player Members shall be set from time to time by the

Board of Directors and are due on or before April1 of each year.

SECTION 2

Regular Members who fail to pay their fixed dues within thirty (30)day(s) of application to become a member may, by

majority vote of the Board present at a Board meeting, be dropped from the rolls and shall forfeit all rights and privileges

of membership.

ARTICLE V- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

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 personally or electronically or by

mail to each Member at the last recorded address at least (choose one) ...

ten (10) 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 15 or

more of the members (as defined in Article Ill - Membership) shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not

present, no business shall be conducted.

SECTION4

Voting. Only Regular Members shall be entitled to make motions and vote at General Membership Meetings. However,

the Board of Directors shall set the agenda for said meetings, and may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations

or comments during General Membership Meetings. (Those eligible to take part at meetings of the Board of Directors are

described in Article VI, Section 4.)

SECTION 5

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, or transmitted securely from the

Regular Member's registered electronic mail account on file with the Secretary. The Secretary shall present all absentee

ballots to the Election Chairman (appointed at the meeting) on t he date of the meeting, prior to the voting portion of

the election process.

SECTION 6

Annual Meet ing of the Members. Annual Meeting of the Members. The Annual Meeting of the Members of the local

league shall be held the third Monday of September of each year for the purpose of electing the Board of Directors,

receiving reports, reviewing the Constitution, appointing committees, and for the transaction of such business as may

properly come before the meeting.

(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;

(S) 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 l ocal league and entered in the minutes of the proceedings of

the Annual Meeting. A copy of such report shall be forwarded to Little league International.

(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 seven (7).

(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 November 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, a Safety Officer, Field and Equipment Manager. The Board shall also

include a minimum of one manager and one Member at Large. Only volunteer umpires may be elected to the Board.

SECTION 7

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 twenty (20)

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

ten (10) days after the request is received by the President or Secretary.

SECTIONS

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 VI - 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

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 3

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.

SECTION4

Board Meetings, Notice and Quorum. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately following

the Annual Meeting and on such days thereafter as shall be determined by the Board.

(a) The President or the Secretary may, whenever they deem it advisable, or the Secretary shall at the request in writing

of Directors, 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 three (3)day(s) before the time appointed for the meeting to the last recorded address of each Director.

(c) A simple majority of members 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, and may allow public comments, at the Board's discretion.

SECTION 5

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 Ill, Section 4 (a, b). ·

SECTION 6

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 t he 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.

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 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 moneys and securities, and deposit same in a depository approved by the Board of Directors.

(c) Keep records for the receipt and disbursement of all moneys 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, if the amount of the check is greater than $800.00.

(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 International.

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 International, team rosters, including players

claimed, and the tournament team eligibility affidavit.

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

(g) Administer the divisional player pool.

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 children and all participants of Little League.

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

compliance and reporting.

(c) Develop and maintain safety kits for use by each team, and coordinate with managers or coaches for replacement of

items as requested in writing by managers or coaches.

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.

 

SECTION 8

Coaching Coordinator. The coaching coordinator shall:

(a) Represent coaches/managers in league;

(b) present a coach/manager t raining budget to the board;

(c) gain the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program;

(d) order and distribute training materials to players, coaches and managers;

(e) coordinate mini-clinics as necessary;

(f) serve as the contact person for Little League International.

SECTION 9

League Information Officer. The League Information Officer shall:

(a) Set up and manage the league's official website (site authorized by Little League International);

(b) Set up online registration and ensure the league rosters are uploaded to Little League;

(c) Assign online administrative rights to other local volunteers;

(d) Encourage creation of team web sites to managers, coaches, and parents;

(e) Ensure that league news and scores are updated online on a regular basis;

(f) Collect, post, and distribute important information on league activities including direct dissemination of fund -raising

and sponsor activities to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, the district, the public, league members, and the

media;

(g)Serves as primary contact person for Little League and Active Team Sports regarding optimizing use of the Internet

for league administration and for dist ributing information to league members and to Little League Baseball,

Incorporated.

SECTION 10

Sponsorship/Fund raising Manager. The Sponsorship/Fundraising Manager shall:

(a) Solicits and secures local sponsorships to support league operations

(b) Collects and reviews sponsorship and fundraising opportunities

(c) Organizes and implements approved league fundraising activities

(d) Coordinates participation in fundraising activities

(e) Maintains records of monies secured through sponsorship and

fundraising initiatives.

SECTION 11

Concession Manager. The Concession Manager shall:

(a) Maintains the operation of concession facilities

(b) Organizes the purchase of concession products

(c) Responsible for the management of the concession sales at

league events

(d) Schedules volunteers to work the concession booth during league events

(e) Collects and reviews concession related offers including coupons,

discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunit ies

(f) Organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases.

SECTION 12

Field and Equipment Manager. The Field and Equipment Manager shall:

(a) Maintain or coordinate the maintenance of all fields, playing surfaces, dugouts, and benches.

(b) Ensure proper use, storage, and maintenance of all field maintenance equipment and supplies.

(c) Coordinate volunteer cleanup activities as required to get facilities ready for seasonal play. 

(d) Distribute league-owned equipment to each team on an equitable basis, and ensure its return.

(e) Develop and present a budget to accomplish and fulfill these duties for Board approval on an annual basis.

SECTION 13

Umpire Coordinator. The Umpire Coordinator shall:

(a) Ensure that all Local League games are staffed with suitable umpires.

(b) Ensure that all volunteer umpires are properly trained.

(c) Ensure that all volunteer umpires are provided with suitable attire and protective gear.

(d) Ensure that proper training is available for volunteer umpires.

(e) Ensure prudent use of paid umpires.

(f) Act as a liaison between the Local league, the Board, and the umpires.

SECTION 14

Member at large. The Member at large shall assist the other members of the Board as needed, and as directed by

majority vote of the Board, to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the local League.

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.

SECTION2

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.

SECTION4

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 S

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

Managers Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Managers Committee consisting of three (3) Directors.

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 annua I 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, Incorporated

unless all of the funds so raised be placed in the Local League treasury.

SECTION4

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 and such other officer or

officers or person or persons as the Board of Directors shall determine.

SECTION 5

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

compensation or emolument from the Local League for services rendered as Director, Officer or Member.

SECTION 6

Deposits. All moneys received, including Auxiliary Funds, shall be deposited to the credit of the Local League

 

SECTION 7

Fiscal year. The fiscal year of the Local League shall begin on January 1 and shall end on December 31.

November.

(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.

 

Little League Baseball, Incorporated does not limit participation in its activities on the basis of disability, race, creed,

color, national origin, gender, sexual preference or religious preference.