Tri-State Elite Resources

Article I:

NAME

The name of this Organization shall be the Tri-State Elite Baseball League, herein referred to as “TSE.”

Article II:

PURPOSE

The objective of TSE shall be to develop in the players of the league, good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and reverence in order for them to grow into responsible and productive adults. The objectives will be achieved by providing supervised competitive games organized by TSE. The development of the future responsible citizens is the true purpose of the program. The attainment of exceptional athletic skills or winning the competition is only secondary.

Article III:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section A: Governing Body

The TSE Organization shall be governed by a Board of Directors (Board) consisting of the following members:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

Section B: Authority of the Board

The Board members shall be responsible for the administration of the league. The Board, by majority vote, unless otherwise specified by these Bylaws, shall have full authority to direct the actions of the Organization in a manner consistent with these Bylaws.

Section C: Vacated Offices

In the event that a Board member cannot serve their full term, the remaining Board members shall nominate, elect, and appoint an individual who shall serve until the next regularly scheduled appointment by election.

Section D: Involuntary Termination of Office

The appointment of any Board member, Administrative Officer or other Organization official shall be terminated when the Board, by a majority vote (excluding only the one official whose appointment is in question) determines that the individual has acted in a matter that is:

  1. Clearly not in the best interest of the Organization.
  2. Contrary to the spirit or letter of these Bylaws.
  3. Contrary to the expressed wishes of the Board.

Article IV:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD MEMBERS

Section A: Delegations of Authority

Any Board members may delegate authority to meet any responsibility noted below, unless such delegation is specifically barred in these Bylaws or barred by action of the Board.

Section B: Office of the President

The President is responsible for:

  1. Insuring that the Organization acts in accordance with these Bylaws.
  2. Calling, conducting, and overseeing general meetings and meetings of the Board.
  3. Coordinating activities of the Board members.
  4. Conducting and overseeing elections of the Board.
  5. Representing the Organization before other organizations.
  6. Other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Section C: The Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for:

  1. Assisting the President in the execution of their duties.
  2. Acting on behalf of the President in their absence. Such authority and responsibility may not be delegated.
  3. Under the direction of the President, overseeing all game related activities of the Organization, including, but not limited to:
    1. Scheduling of games and
    2. Overseeing the activities of managers, coaches, umpires, and other game related personnel.
  4. Other duties as may be assigned by the Board or President.

Section D: The Secretary

The Secretary shall be responsible for:

  1. Maintaining and reporting the minutes of the meetings of the Board. Authority for this responsibility may be re-delegated only to another Board member.
  2. Maintaining all records of the Organization, except financial and game related records, in an orderly fashion.
  3. Overseeing all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  4. Other duties as may be assigned by the Board or President.

Section E: The Treasurer

The Treasurer will be responsible for:

  1. Disbursing funds in a manner that is consistent by these Bylaws and good business principles. Authority for this responsibility may be delegated only to another Board member.
  2. Maintaining the Organization’s financial records in an accurate, timely, and easily understood fashion.
  3. Overseeing the development of an annual operating budget, present such a budget to the Board, monitor the execution of the budget, and report any significant deviation from the budget to the Board.
  4. Reporting the Organization present and projected financial position at each Board meeting.
  5. Overseeing all financial activities of the Organization.
  6. Other duties as may be assigned by the Board or President.

Article V:

MEETINGS

Section A: General Meetings

The President shall call a general meeting no less often than once a month. The President shall give notice of the time and place of regularly scheduled general meetings.

Section B: Board Meetings

The President shall call a meeting of the Board no less than once each month.

Section C: Conduct of Meetings

The President shall, with the advice of the Board, prepare an agenda for each general meeting and each Board meeting. The President shall oversee and conduct all meetings, including enforcement of the agenda, recognition of speakers, and calling for a motion and/or vote. All meetings shall be conducted in general compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order, but the President may waive these rules whenever, in the President’s opinion, strict compliance would interfere with expeditious transaction of the Organization’s business.

Article VI:

MEMBERSHIP

Section A: Conditions of Membership

Membership in the Organization shall be limited to those teams who have:

  1. Demonstrated a willingness and desire to assist in the operation of the Organization.
  2. Exhibited proper sportsmanship and support of both the spirit and letter of Article II of these Bylaws.
  3. Paid all assessments and dues levied by the Board.
  4. Has not been barred from membership under Section B, below.

Section B: Adverse Actions

If the majority of the Board finds that an individual has failed to meet the conditions stated in Section A, above, the Board may:

  1. Terminate or suspend, without recourse, the membership of that team, except that the Board prior to termination must issue a written warning.
  2. Bar that team from membership.
  3. Suspend that team’s privilege of attending or participating in events sponsored by the Organization.

Article VII:

AMENDMENT

These Bylaws may be amended by a unanimous vote of the Board, except that Article II may not be amended and any amendment must be consistent with the spirit and letter of Article II of these Bylaws.

Article VIII:

AVAILABILITY AND PUBLICATION OF BYLAWS

A copy of these Bylaws shall be provided to any member of the Organization who so requests and may be provided to any other person. These Bylaws shall be published on the Organization’s website.

These Bylaws have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Tri-State Elite Baseball League on this 4th day of January, 2008.

Attest:

_____________________________               ___________________________

                 President                                                                   Secretary