Constitution

ARTICLE I
The name of her/his organization shall be: AUSTIN CO-ED SOCCER ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED hereinafter referred to as “ASSOCIATION” and/or “ACSA”.

ARTICLE II
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Association shall be to foster and advance the cause of soccer and to promote fair play, regardless of race, sex, age, color or creed.

ARTICLE III
POWERS OF ASSOCIATION: The Association shall govern all leagues, clubs, officials, and players duly registered or otherwise participating in any and all activities of the Association. The Association shall be an affiliated division of the Texas State Soccer Association South (TSSAS), the United States Soccer Federation and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), along with the United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA) and recognize the authority of the TSSAS, USASA and FIFA. The Association shall provide the single point of contact with the United States Soccer Federation, the Texas State Soccer Association South and its affiliated members. The headquarters of the Association shall be in AUSTIN, TEXAS.

ARTICLE IV BOARD OF CAPTAINS AND OFFICERS:
SECTION 1: The Association shall be governed by the BOARD OF CAPTAINS, hereinafter referred to as “BOARD”. The BOARD shall be composed of one representative from each team duly registered. Any team not duly registered but having good faith intent to become registered may attend the meeting. Her/his team will not be able to vote at the meeting. At the August meeting, any team registered during the preceding half- year shall be considered duly registered.

SECTION 2: The BOARD shall elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer by majority vote of its members represented at the Spring meeting of the BOARD. In addition, one Commissioner from each division shall be elected by majority vote of BOARD members from the respective divisions represented at said meeting. The term of office will be one year. The Vice-President shall permanently succeed to the powers of the President, for the remainder of the term, upon her/his death, resignation, or removal from office. An elected official may serve more than one term. The Board shall also approve the recommendation of the Executive Committee for the positions of Registrar and Referee Coordinator for a term of one year. Term limits shall be one (1) year with the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The outgoing President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall remain in an advisory capacity for a period of one year following the election of new officers. The elections will be help at the spring meeting and take effect at the conclusion of the summer meeting.

SECTION 3: There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President, Vice- President, Secretary, Treasurer, each Commissioner, and each appointed officer. The Chairman of the Executive Committee shall be the President or her/his appointee. The Executive Committee shall meet every other month. Only the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and each Commissioner shall be entitled to vote on matters coming before the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall perform such functions and decide such matters as the BOARD may direct and sha ll act as authorized under ARTICLE IV, SECTION 6.

SECTION 4: The Executive Committee shall act as the nominating committee for the Association. It shall nominate candidates for the offices of President, Vice-President, and Commissioner of each division. The Executive Committee shall submit to the BOARD the names of as many persons as they deem qualified and willing to serve. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

SECTION 5: The BOARD shall have the exclusive power to promulgate rules and policy. The President shall have the power and responsibility to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with such rules and policy. The President shall have the power to appoint such other officers as s/he deems necessary to administer the affairs of the ASSOCIATION, subject to disapproval by majority vote of the BOARD members represented at a duly constituted meeting.

SECTION 6: In the event the ASSOCIATION is required to take immediate action on a matter where the BOARD has not previously established a rule or policy, and it is impractical or impossible to convene the BOARD before such action must be taken, the Executive Committee may, if four of them concur, act on behalf of the ASSOCIATION. In any such event, the President shall deliver a written report of any action, and s/he shall call a BOARD meeting to review the action if demand is made in writing by at least 1/3 of the BOARD members.

SECTION 7: There will be two kinds of BOARD members in the league: Those of “membership” teams and those of “participating” teams. To qualify to be a “membership” team, the team must have at least one member serving in an administrative capacity within the league (i.e., on the executive committee, an appointed officer, or a member of any other committee). A “participating” team is one that does not have any representatives serving in an administrative capacity within the league. A “membership” team pays $50 less then a “participating” team for the team registration fees each season.

ARTICLE V MEETINGS:
The BOARD shall meet tri-annually in April, August, and January to elect its officers, to authorize general categories of expenses which may be incurred and paid with the approval of the President, and to conduct whatever business its members present for consideration. Other meetings shall be held upon a call by the President after notice has been given to each BOARD member at least 14 days prior to meeting. Communication of any meetings will be in the form of the preferred method of communication per team. The President shall also call meetings upon demand made in writing by at least 1/3 of the BOARD members. Each duly registered team must have a representative attend the triannual meetings. Failure to do so will constitute a $50 team fee due before any games may be played that season by that team.

ARTICLE VI
REMOVAL OF OFFICERS: The President, Vice-President, or any other officer shall be subject to removal from office, for cause, upon a vote of 2/3 majority of the entire BOARD, after notice in writing by the party seeking removal to all BOARD members and the officers sought to be removed, given at least ten days in advance of BOARD meeting. The Party sought to be removed shall be entitled to be heard by the BOARD in her/his own defense. In addition, the President shall have the power to remove from office, for cause, any officer appointed by her/him, subject to disapproval of a majority of the BOARD.

ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENTS: Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the ASSOCIATION shall be made by 2/3 majority vote of a quorum of the BOARD. Each BOARD member shall be given at least 10 days notice in writing of the proposed amendment(s). Changes in the laws of the game or rules and policy of the ASSOCIATION shall be made by a majority vote of the BOARD members represented at a duly constituted meeting. A vote via the preferred method of communication may be taken in lieu of meeting on any of the foregoing matters.

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