PASO DEL NORTE SOCCER ASSOCIATION
1.1: Name: The name of this Association shall be PASO DEL NORTE SOCCER association, with the headquarters being located in the County of El Paso. It shall be referred to as “PDNYSA” or “the Association” for all purposes hereinafter enumerated. PDNYSA is subject to laws of the State of Texas and the conditions and rules presented in its own Constitution, By-Laws, and Registration and Playing Policies. This will be a non-profit organization, affiliated and complying with the United States Soccer Federation, its youth division, and their rules and regulations.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
2.1 The purposes of PDNYSA are charitable, educational, and athletic, as defined by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, and include promoting the game of soccer among all youths within the area of jurisdiction that registers under the rules of the Association. A good faith effort shall be made to provide teams for anyone wishing to participate in soccer within our jurisdiction. The principles governing competition among the teams of its Members shall include: Development of physical fitness, mental alertness, leadership and good sportsmanship; permitting all Players who faithfully attend and adhere to team rules to have a maximum participation in team competition; recognition that the manner of play outweighs victory; encouragement of courtesy, good conduct and respect for constituted authority by Players, Officials and Spectators.
3.1 In furtherance of these purposes and objectives, the Association shall coordinate and shall be affiliated with the South Texas Youth Soccer Association and the United States Youth Soccer Association.
1) PDNYSA will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex or national origin;
2) Membership in PDNYSA shall consist of properly registered youth soccer teams and players.
3) PDNYSA will be governed by a Board of Directors as defined in Paragraph 1.10 of the PDNYSA Constitution
4.1 The Association shall govern and promote the game of soccer for players falling within the jurisdiction of El Paso County and Hudspeth County.
5.1 General Members: The general membership of the organization shall consist of registered players and their parents/guardians, coaches and assistant coaches, trainers, board members and administrators. Each general member that is age 18 or older shall have the right to attend general meetings and participate in debate during the meetings but shall not have the right to vote unless he qualifies as a voting member as defined in the PDNYSA By-Laws.
GOVERNING BOARD AND OFFICERS
6.1 Board of Directors. PDNYSA shall be governed by a Board of Directors. Each year the voting membership shall elect a number of persons to the Board of Directors, which will consist of the following officers: President, Executive Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Games Commissioner, Registrar, Director of Coaching, and Public Relations Coordinator.
These Officers shall be known as the Executive Committee for all purposes hereinafter enumerated in our By-Laws, and are otherwise to represent the Association in all matters involving the South Texas Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
6.2 General Powers. The Board of Directors shall transact all business of PDNYSA and shall have the power to enforce the Constitution and By-Laws of PDNYSA and the Registration and Playing Policies and Rules of STYSA. The Board of Directors shall also adopt and approve an annual budget for PDNYSA and approve all unbudgeted expenditures in excess of $200.00.
6.3 Terms. The term of office for each officer shall be for two years. No Officer shall hold more than one office at a time and no Officer shall be eligible to serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same office. To be eligible for the position of President, the nominee must have served at least one full term on the Board of Directors. The following officers shall be elected in even numbered years:
Director of Coaching
The following officers shall be elected in odd numbered years:
Public Relations Coordinator
An officer shall take office on June 1st of the calendar year in which he/she is elected and remain in office until the end of his/her term of 2 years or until a successor has been duly elected, whichever event occurs later, unless said officer resigns or is recalled by the Board of Directors as described in Paragraph 1.15 of the PDNYSA Constitution.
6.4 Vacancy of an Office. Upon the death, resignation, or removal from office of any officer, the Executive Committee shall fill the vacancy by appointment subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.
6.5 Removal from Office. Any officer may be removed from office by a two-thirds favorable vote of the Board of Directors for the following reasons: (i) inability to function due to illness (ii) neglect of duties (iii) failure to attend three (3) consecutive scheduled meetings; or (iv) malfeasance. Any committee chairperson or member of any other appointed or hired position may be removed from office by the President with two-thirds approval of the Executive Committee.
7.1 General Membership Meetings. There shall be a general membership meeting quarterly or more often if the President so desires. There shall be a general membership meeting in May that shall be known as the Annual Meeting, and shall be for the purpose of electing officers. Each team representative will have one vote.
7.2 Board of Directors Meetings: The Board of Directors shall meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. The President shall determine the location of the meetings and notify the Secretary, who shall notify all members of the Board of Directors. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum. At each general meeting, the Board of Directors shall report to the general membership all actions taken since the last general meeting
7.3 Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the President upon his/her own volition, upon request of the Executive Committee, or upon written request of a quorum of the Board. The Board members shall be notified of each special meeting and the purpose for which it is being called at least 5 days prior to such special meeting.
7.4 Order of Business
. The order of business shall be as follows:
- Call to order
- Reading an approval of the minutes of the last meeting
- Introduction of Guests
- Standing committee reports
- Officer reports
- Old business
- Special committee appointee’s reports
- New Business
- Notification of date and place of next meeting
8.1 The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, shall govern the Paso Del Norte Soccer Association, in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws and any special rules of order the Paso Del Norte Soccer Association may adopt.
1) It shall be the responsibility of the Vice-President to ensure compliance as the Parliamentarian, and
2) In the absence of the Vice-President, it shall be the responsibility of the President to name another Member from the Board of Directors to act in the place of the Vice-President.
AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
9.1 This constitution and By-laws can be amended at any meeting of the membership by a two-thirds vote of those present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing to the President and each of the Board of Directors, thirty (30) days in advance and notice of such meeting is given to each member of the Board of Directors, with thirty (30) days notice.
10.1 The fiscal year of the Paso Del Norte Soccer Association shall be from August 1st of any year to July 31st of the succeeding year.
NON-PROFIT STATUS 7 DISSOLUTION
11.1 This Association is not organized for pecuniary profit, nor shall it have any power to issue certificates of stock or declare dividends, and no part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member and/or Director. Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets of the Association in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exemption organization or organizations under Section 501 ( c), (3) of the Internal Revenue Law, as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any of such assets not so disposed of, shall be disposed of by the District Court of the County in which the principal office of the Association is then located (El Paso County) exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, provided further that in no event shall any of the Association's assets or property, in the event of its dissolution, go or be distributed to any Director, member or Individual, or for any other purpose.