Addison United Soccer Club Bylaws

Article I
The name of this organization shall be the Addison United Soccer Club (hereinafter referred to as AUSC). AUSC is organized and operated exclusively to foster amateur soccer competition, and to support and develop amateur athletes for that competition.

Article II
The object of AUSC shall be to promote soccer as a sport, to organize soccer teams, to provide training in the sport of soccer, both youth and adult, and to receive gifts or donations to promote the health, welfare and recreation of the general public through the sport of soccer.

AUSC shall be affiliated with Addison County, Vermont Soccer Association (VSA), United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (VSA), United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Through these affiliations, AUSC becomes the officially sanctioned youth soccer program for the United States.

AUSC is a nonprofit organization, organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

Article III
Section 1: Membership is granted to all parents of players, players 18 years or older, officers, committee heads, coaches, and managers.

Section 2: Members must remain in good standing with regard to payment of fees and dues.

Section 3: Membership may be terminated by a two-thirds vote of the eligible votes at a membership meeting.

Article IV
Section 1: The Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as Officers) shall be composed of between four and eight elected officers.

Elections for Officers need not be by ballot unless a Member demands election by ballot before the voting begins.

Section 2: The Officers of AUSC shall be elected on even or odd years as follows:

A. President – odd
B. Vice President – even
C. Treasurer – odd
D. Secretary – even
E. Regional Member (up to 4) – odd

Section 3: All Officers shall be elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting by a majority vote of the members in attendance. All Officers shall serve for a term of two (2) years. No person shall hold more than one office.

Section 4: The duties of the Officers shall include as follows:

A. The President shall preside at all meetings and shall be General Manager of AUSC.
B. The Vice President shall act in the absence of the President with the same authority, and shall perform other duties as assigned by the membership.
C. The Treasurer shall receive, disburse, and account for all funds of AUSC which shall be kept in a bank designated by the Officers.
D. The Secretary shall be responsible for all communications, both internal and external, and shall keep the official records of AUSC including minutes of all meetings.
E. The Regional Members shall be responsible for representing the interests of the players and the community.

Section 5: Any Officer failing to attend meetings in such a manner as to consistently cause a quorum to not be established shall have his continued tenure subjected to a vote of the membership in no less than ten nor more than thirty days from the last meeting of Officers where a quorum was not established. Any Office may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the membership present at a membership meeting.

Section 6: The Board of Directors has the full power and authority to handle the affairs of the organization between membership meetings

Article V
Section 1: Meeting of the membership shall be held at the call of the Officers provided that at least one meeting is held monthly.

Section 2: The meeting normally held in the month of
September  shall be called the annual meeting and shall be for the election of officers and presentation of the budget.

Section 3: A quorum of Officers is required at all meetings to conduct business. A quorum is defined as three or more Officers present.

Article VI
Committees may be appointed as needed by the Board. The Board will specify the committee’s duties and determine its active life. The Board of Directors shall appoint the heads of each committee.

Article VII
Section 1: Each Officer shall have one vote with the President voting only to break a tie.

Section 2: Membership voting:  each household shall have one vote.

Article VIII
The fiscal year of AUSC shall be from August 1st to July 31st the following year.

No part of the net earnings of the association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this association shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this association.

Article IX
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members provided that the amendment has been presented in writing at the previous meeting.

Article X
The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order shall govern AUSC in all cases in which they are applicable and do not conflict with these bylaws.

Article XI
Amended on 27th day of June, 2018.

Amendments to the by-Laws shall require a vote of two-thirds of all voting members either in person or by email.