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Jaguars United Soccer Association

Constitution

ARTICLE I           NAME AND DECLARATION OF GEOGRAPHY
The name of this organization shall be the Jaguars United Soccer Association hereinafter referred to as “Jaguars United”.
Jaguars United serves the borough of Pleasant Hills PA, Jefferson Borough PA, the West Jefferson Hills school district (consisting of Pleasant Hills, Jefferson and West Elizabeth PA), and surrounding communities in Pennsylvania including but not limited to Bethel Park, South Park, Baldwin/Whitehall, West Mifflin, Clairton, Brentwood, and Munhall, PA. Players from all areas are invited to participate in Jaguars United based upon eligibility by relevant criteria. Jaguars United is an unincorporated organization with a registered office at P.O. Box 18301, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236.

ARTICLE II           PURPOSE
The purpose of Jaguars United is to stimulate and develop proficiency in the sport of soccer consistent with healthy character development and good sportsmanship. No part of the net earnings of Jaguars United shall inure to the benefit of or be distributed to its members, officers or other private persons, except that Jaguars United shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). No substantial part of the activities of Jaguars United shall involve the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and Jaguars United shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, Jaguars United shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Tax Code.

ARTICLE III           AFFLIATION
Jaguars United is organized as a club member of the PA WEST Soccer Association (henceforth referred to as PA WEST and shall ensure that its rules and regulations allow it to continue to qualify as a member of PA WEST.
Pursuant to its affiliation with PA WEST, Jaguars United shall not impede on the right of its members, coaches, players or parents to appeal any matter regarding Jaguars United's Constitution, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations or the day-to-day running of Jaguars United as provided for in the government of PA WEST.

ARTICLE IV           GOVERNMENT
Jaguars United shall be governed by its Constitution, By-Laws, & Rules and Regulations.

ARTICLE V           MEMBERSHIP
1.0     Jaguars United is a volunteer service organization whose membership will be open to qualified individuals willing to work actively in achieving the stated purposes of Jaguars United. Qualifications and procedures for applying for membership shall be in accordance with the By-Laws.

2.0     No fees will be charged to be a member of Jaguars United.

3.0     Each member shall have one (1) vote at all association meetings, elect the officers of Jaguars United and have the right to hold office. Voting by proxy will not be permitted.  

ARTICLE VI           
SEASONAL YEAR
The seasonal (fiscal) year of Jaguars United shall begin on August 1 and end on July 31 provided that the playing season shall coincide with the dates set forth by PA WEST.

ARTICLE VII           OFFICERS
1.0 The government of Jaguars United with the authority set out herein and in the By-Laws, shall be vested in a governing body known hereafter as the Board of Directors.

2.0 The Board of Directors shall be comprised of all elected officers of Jaguars United as provided for in the By-Laws.

3.0 The Board of Directors may delegate certain affairs and responsibilities to an Executive Committee as defined herein and in the By-Laws.

4.0 The Board of Directors shall have the following officers: a President, a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, In-House Commissioner, Travel and Tournament Commissioner, Referees Commissioners (In-house and Travel), Registrars (In-house and Travel), Field Managers (In-house and Travel), Equipment manager, Fund Raising Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Webmaster, a Coach and Player Development Commissioner, and one or more Members at Large.

5.0 Each officer shall serve a term of two years.

6.0 No limits will be set on the number of terms that any officer may serve.

7.0 An officer maybe removed from office if the officer fails to qualify as a member as provided for in the By-Laws. or for malfeasance or neglect of duty (Including absence for three successive Association regular meetings or half of all Association regular meetings). Procedures for removing an officer shall be as provided under Chapter 5 of the Bylaws.

8.0. In the case that an office is vacant, special elections to fill the office for the remainder of the term shall be held in the next regularly scheduled meeting. An officer may be named in the interim by the Board of Directors. An officer currently serving in another capacity maybe appointed in the interim provided that no officer holds more than two offices at anytime.

9.0 In the case that Jaguars United is unable to elect an officer to fill a vacancy, then the interim officer may continue in this office, provided that there are no more than three such interim officers at anyone time.

10.0 In the case that there are four or more offices which are vacant, Jaguars United shall immediately hold a special meeting in order to elect the officers to meet the requirements provided herein. If Jaguars United is unable to elect the necessary officers, then Jaguars United shall be dissolved.

 ARTICLE VIII           EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
1.0 The Board of Directors may delegate to an Executive Committee the conduct and the responsibility for the daily affairs of Jaguars United.

2.0 The Executive Committee shall be composed of officers selected by the Board of Directors.

3.0 The Duties and responsibilities of the Executive Committee shall be as defined in Chapter 4 of the Bylaws.

4.0 The Executive committee shall meets as provided for in the By-Laws. Any decisions of the Executive Committee may be appealed to the Board of Directors by the votes of one third (1/3) of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE IX           MEETINGS
1.0 There shall be one Board of Directors meeting per month during the Seasonal Year, the date and time shall be as provided for in Chapter 2 of the Bylaws.

2.0 Special meetings may be called as provided for in the Bylaws.

3.0 The conduct of all meetings shall be as provided for in the Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations.

4.0 A quorum required to conduct business shall be as provided for in the By­laws.

ARTICLE X           AMENDMENTS
The constitution may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, by a two thirds vote of the membership in good standing, at any duly called meeting of the Board of Directors provided that one half plus one of all members of good standing are present. Proposals for amendment or repeal of the Constitution must be made in writing and be submitted to the Secretary so as to allow thirty days notice to all members prior to consideration of such proposal at any meeting.

ARTICLE XI           BYLAWS & RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.0 Bylaws will be hereinafter adopted. They may be amended or repealed in whole or in part in the manner provided therein.

2.0 Rules and Regulations which shall govern such matters (but not necessarily limited to) as In-House Leagues, Travel Team programs, Coaches. Referees, Players shall be hereinafter adopted. They maybe amended or repealed in whole or in part by a majority vote of the Board of Directors provided that a quorum exists and provided further that no rule changes maybe made concurrent to a playing session and provided further that rule changes do not violate PA WEST rules as provided for herein.

ARTICLE XII           DISSOLUTION OF JAGUARS UNITED
1.0 Jaguars United maybe dissolved as provided herein or by a vote of two ­thirds of all members of Jaguars United meeting to consider a resolution to dissolve Jaguars United provided further than thirty days notice has been given to all members.

2.0 Upon dissolution of Jaguars United. the Executive committee shall after paying or making provisions for the payment of all Association liabilities dispose of all assets of Jaguars United exclusively for the purpose as stated in Article II of the constitution and conducted exclusively for like purpose as shall at that time qualify as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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