Mukilteo Little League Constitution

Mukilteo Little League Constitution and Bylaws

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League ID No.: 04470105

MUKILTEO LITTLE LEAGUE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

ARTICLE I - NAME

This organization shall be known as Mukilteo Little League, hereinafter referred to as "Local League."

ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVE

SECTION 1

The objective of the Local League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

SECTION 2

To achieve this objective, the Local League will provide a supervised program under the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All Directors, Officers and Members shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future citizens is of prime importance. In accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, the Local League shall operate exclusively as a non-profit educational organization providing a supervised program of competitive baseball and softball games. No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and which does not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1

Eligibility. Any person sincerely interested in active participation to further the objective of this Local League may apply to become a Member.

SECTION 2

Classes. There shall be the following classes of Members:

(a) Player Members. Any player candidate meeting the requirements of Little League Regulation IV shall be eligible to compete for participation. Player Members shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the Local League.

(b) Regular Members. Any adult person actively interested in furthering the objectives of the Local League may apply to become a Regular Member. A Regular Member is a volunteer who, for the spring, summer or fall season prior to the annual meeting, registers with the Local League and submits a volunteer application, completes a background check, and receives Board of Directors approval for one of the following service areas: Board Members, Elected Officers, Committee Members, Team Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires, and other Board-appointed or Parent volunteers. The secretary shall maintain the roll of Regular Members to qualify voting members.

Only Regular Members in good standing are eligible to vote at General Membership Meetings. All Officers, Board Members, Committee Members, Team Managers, Coaches, Volunteer Umpires and other elected or appointed officials must be active Regular Members in good standing.

(c) Honorary Members (Optional). Any person may be elected as Honorary Member by the unanimous vote of all Directors present at any duly held meeting of the Board of Directors but shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the Local League.

(d) Sustaining Members (Optional). Any person not a Regular Member who makes financial or other contribution to the Local League may by a majority vote of the Board of Directors become a Sustaining Member, but such person shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the Local League.

(e) As used hereinafter, the word "Member" shall mean a Regular Member unless otherwise stated.

SECTION 3

Other Affiliations.

(a) Members, whether Regular or Player, shall not be required to be affiliated with another organization or group to qualify as members of the Local League.

(b) Regular Members should not be actively engaged in the promotion and/or operation of any other baseball/softball program without approval by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 4

Suspension or Termination. Membership may be terminated by resignation or action of the Board of Directors as follows.

(a) The Board of Directors, by a two-thirds vote of those present at any duly constituted Board meeting, shall have the authority to discipline or suspend or terminate the membership of any Member of any class, including managers and coaches, when the conduct of such person is considered detrimental to the best interests of the Local League and/or Little League Baseball, Incorporated. The Member involved shall be notified of such meeting, informed of the general nature of the charges and given an opportunity to appear at the meeting to answer such charges.

(b) The Board of Directors shall, in case of a Player Member, give notice to the manager of the team for which the player is a Player Member. Said manager shall appear, in the capacity of an adviser, with the player before the Board of Directors or a duly appointed committee of the Board of Directors. The player's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may also be present. The Board of Directors shall have full power to suspend or revoke such player's right to future participation by two-thirds vote of those present at any duly constituted meeting (quorum is required).

ARTICLE IV - DUES FOR REGULAR MEMBERS (NOT PLAYERS)

NOT APPLICABLE

ARTICLE V - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

SECTION 1

Definition. A General Membership Meeting is any meeting of the Regular membership of the league (including Special General Membership Meetings, Section 7). A minimum of one per year (Annual Meeting, see Section 6) is required.

SECTION 2

Notice of Meeting. Notice of each General Membership Meeting shall be delivered personally, electronically or by mail to each Member at the last recorded address at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting, setting forth the place, time and purpose of the meeting. In lieu of the above methods, notice may be given in such form as may be authorized by the Members, from time to time, at a regularly convened General Membership Meeting.

SECTION 3

Quorum. At any General Membership Meeting, the presence in person or representation by absentee ballot of one tenth (10 percent) of the Regular Members (as defined in Article III - Membership, Section 2 (b)) shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.

SECTION 4

Voting. Only Regular Members shall be entitled to make motions and vote at General Membership Meetings. However, the Board of Directors may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations or comments during General Membership Meetings. (Those eligible to take part at meetings of the Board of Directors are described in Article VI, Section 4.)

SECTION 5

Absentee Ballot. For the expressed purpose of accommodating a Regular Member in good standing who cannot be in attendance at the Annual Meeting, or any General Membership Meeting at which new Board members will be elected, an absentee ballot may be requested and obtained from the Secretary of the League by any individual who is a Regular Member, as defined in Article III - Membership, Section 2 (b). The absentee ballot shall be properly completed, signed and returned in a sealed envelope or emailed to the Secretary prior to the date of the election.

SECTION 6

Annual Meeting of the Members. The Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League shall be held in October each year for the purpose of electing new Members, electing the Board of Directors, receiving reports, reviewing the Constitution, appointing committees, and for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting.

(a) The Membership shall receive at the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Local League a report, verified by the President and Treasurer, or by a majority of the Directors, showing:

(1) The condition of the Local League, to be presented by the President or his/her designee;

(2) A general summary of funds received and expended by the Local League for the previous year (statement of revenues and expenses) and how that compared to the Local League's budget; and

(3) The total amount of cash, investments, real property, and personal property owned by the Local League, where located, and where and how invested and any debts owed by the Local League (statement of assets and liabilities).

(b) Elections.

(1) At the Annual Meeting, the Regular Members shall determine the number of Directors to be elected for the ensuing year and shall elect such number of Directors. The number of Directors elected shall be not less than six (6).

(2) The Secretary and one Regular Member not currently on the Board of Directors shall oversee the election process and count the ballots.

(3) Ballots containing the names of all candidates for the Board of Directors shall be distributed to Regular Members eligible to vote at the annual meeting.

(4) Candidates may be nominated by a Regular Member or may be self-nominated. Candidates need not be a Regular Member at the time of the election but must become a Regular Member in accordance with Article II, Section 2(b) within thirty (30) days.

() After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers and appoint board members to selected positions (set forth in Article VII). After the election, the Board of Directors shall assume the performance of its duties immediately.

The Board's term of office shall continue until its successors are elected and qualified under this section.

(c) The Officers of the Board of Directors shall include, at a minimum, the President, one or more Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, one or more Player Agents and a Safety Officer. The Board shall also include a minimum of one manager and one volunteer umpire. Only volunteer umpires may be elected to the Board.

SECTION 7

Special General Membership Meetings. Special General Membership Meetings of the Members may be called by the Board of Directors or by the Secretary or President at their discretion. Upon the written request of ten (10) Regular Members, the President or Secretary shall call a Special General Membership Meeting to consider the subject specified in the request. No business other than that specified in the notice of the meeting shall be transacted at any Special General Membership Meeting. Such Special General Membership Meeting shall be scheduled to take place not less than thirty (30) days after the request is received by the President or Secretary.

SECTION 8

Rules of Order for General Membership Meetings. Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all General Membership Meetings, except where same conflicts with this Constitution of the Local League.

ARTICLE VI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1

Authority. The management of the property and affairs of the Local League shall be vested in the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2

Increase in number. The number of Board of Directors so fixed at the Annual Meeting may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at any Board meeting.

SECTION 3

Vacancies. If any vacancy occurs in the Board of Directors, by death, resignation or otherwise, it may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Directors at any regular Board meeting or at any Special Board Meeting called for that purpose.

SECTION 4

Board Meetings, Notice and Quorum. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately following the Annual Meeting and on such days thereafter as shall be determined by the Board.

(a) The President or the Secretary may, whenever they deem it advisable, or the Secretary shall at the request in writing of three (3) Directors, issue a call for a Special Board Meeting. In the case of Special Board Meetings, such notice shall include the purpose of the meeting and no matters not so stated may be acted upon at the meeting.

(b) Notice of each Board meeting shall be given by the Secretary personally, electronically or by mail to each Director at least five (5) days before the time appointed for the meeting to the last recorded address of each Director.

(c) Five (5) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.

(d) Only members of the Board of Directors may make motions and vote at meetings of the Board of Directors. However, the Board of Directors may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations or comments during Board meetings.

SECTION 5

Duties and Powers. The Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint such standing committees as it shall determine appropriate and to delegate such powers to them as the Board shall deem advisable and which it may properly delegate.

The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and the management of the Local League as it may deem proper, provided such rules and regulations do not conflict with this Constitution.

The Board shall have the power by a two-thirds vote of those present at any regular Board or Special Board Meeting to discipline, suspend or remove any Director or Officer or Committee Member of the Local League in accordance with the procedure set forth in Article III, Section 4.

SECTION 6

Rules of Order for Board Meetings. Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all Board of Directors meetings, except where same conflicts with this Constitution of the Local League.

ARTICLE VII - DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1

Appointments. The Board of Directors may appoint such other officers or agents as it may deem necessary or desirable, and may prescribe the powers and duties of each. Appointed officers or agents shall have no vote on actions taken by the Board of Directors unless such individuals have been elected to the Board or have been elected to fill a vacancy on the Board.

SECTION 2

President. The President shall:

(a) Conduct the affairs of the Local League and execute the policies established by the Board of Directors.

(b) Present a report of the condition of the Local League at the Annual Meeting.

(c) Communicate to the Board of Directors such matters as deemed appropriate, and make such suggestions as may tend to promote the welfare of the Local League.

(d) Be responsible for the conduct of the Local League in strict conformity to the policies, principles, Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, as agreed to under the conditions of charter issued to the Local League by that organization.

(e) Designate in writing other officers, if necessary, to have power to make and execute for/and in the name of the Local League such contracts and leases they may receive and which have had prior approval of the Board.

(f) Investigate complaints, irregularities and conditions detrimental to the Local League and report thereon to the Board or Executive Committee as circumstances warrant.

(g) Ensure an annual budget is submitted to the Board of Directors and be responsible for the proper execution thereof.

(h) With the assistance of the Registrar and Player Agent(s), examine the application and support proof-of age documents of every player candidate and certify to residence and age eligibility before the player may be accepted for tryouts and selection.

(i) Select and appoint team manager, coaches, umpires and committees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, in accordance with Little League Baseball, Incorporated Operating Policies.

SECTION 3

Vice President of Operations. The Vice President of Operations shall:

(a) Oversee all facilities aspects that support the playing of Little League Baseball and Softball, including but not limited to: Facilities and Grounds, Scheduling, Training, Playing Equipment, Uniforms and Team Photos

(b) Oversee the bidding process for all vendor contract agreements.

(c) Oversee the fulfillment for all vendor contract agreements.

(d) Serve as liaison to Snohomish County Parks Commission on Paine Field Community Park use permits.

(e) Serve as liaisons to the Mukilteo School District on school field use agreements.

(f) Coordinate with District Administration on tournament administration

(g) Perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President, provided he or she is authorized by the President or Board so to act. When so acting, the Vice President shall have all the powers of that office.

(h) Perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board of Directors or by the President.

SECTION 4

Secretary. The Secretary shall:

(a) Be responsible for recording the activities of the Local League and maintain appropriate files, mailing lists and necessary records.

(b) Perform such duties as are herein specifically set forth, in addition to such other duties as are customarily incident to the office of Secretary or as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

(c) Maintain a list of all Regular, Sustaining and Honorary Members, Directors and committee members and give notice of all meetings of the Local League, the Board of Directors and Committees.

(d) Keep the minutes of the meetings of the Members, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee Committee, and cause them to be recorded in a permanent file kept for that purpose.

(e) Conduct all correspondence not otherwise specifically delegated in connection with said meeting and shall be responsible for carrying out all orders, votes and resolutions not otherwise committed.

(f) Notify Members, Directors, Officers and committee members of their election or appointment.

SECTION 5

Treasurer. The Treasurer shall:

(a) Perform such duties as are herein set forth and such other duties as are customarily incident to the Office of Treasurer or may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

(b) Receive all monies and securities, and deposit same in a depository approved by the Board of Directors.

(c) Keep records for the receipt and disbursement of all monies and securities of the Local League, including the Auxiliary, approve all payments from allotted funds and draw checks therefore in agreement with policies established in advance of such actions by the Board of Directors. All disbursements by check must have dual signatures.

(d) Solicit budget input from Board Members and Board-appointed volunteers and prepare an annual budget for submission to the Board of Directors for approval within the first two months of the fiscal year.

(e) Prepare an annual financial report for submission to the Membership and Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, and to Little League International, if required.

(f) Be responsible for submitting any required reports to the Internal Revenue Service such as Form 990 and Form 1099.

(g) Be responsible for ensuring the Local League maintains its corporate status with the State of Washington and complies with reporting requirements of the State.

SECTION 6

Vice President of Administration. The Vice President of Administration shall:

(a) Oversee all administrative aspects that support the playing of Little League Baseball and Softball, including but not limited to: Communications, Marketing, Registration, Fundraising, Volunteering, Sponsorships and Concessions.

(b) If there is no Volunteer Coordinator or in a back-up role, issue field credentials/ID badges for all registered board members, officers, managers, coaches, umpires, and other volunteers who have completed background checks.

(c) Collect and review grants, sponsorship and fundraising opportunities.

(d) Develop and present to the Board of Directors fundraising plans and sponsorship policies

(e) Develop and present to the Board of Directors policies and procedures to govern the administrative aspects of the League

(f) Perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board of Directors or by the President.

SECTION 7

Vice President of a Playing Division. The Vice President of a Playing Division shall:

(a) Represent managers and coaches in the Division.

(b) Recommend to the President for Board approval a slate of manager and coach nominees.

(c) Train all managers and coaches on Little League Baseball, Incorporated regulations and policies as well as applicable division specific rules.

(d) Manage minor coaching conflicts

(e) Investigate alleged coach code of conduct transgressions.

(f) Annually review and propose local rules for the Division.

(g) Assist the Player Agents with the draft and maintenance of rosters.

(h) Provide information and guidance as needed to managers and coaches.

(i) Verify all volunteers associated with division have successfully completed a background check.

SECTION 8

Player Agent. The Player Agent shall:

(a) Record all player transactions and maintain an accurate and up-to-date record thereof.

(b) Review registrations for player candidates and assist the President in verifying residence and age eligibility.

(c) Conduct the tryouts, the player draft and all other player transaction or selection meetings.

(d) Prepare the Player Agent's list of candidates for assessments/tryouts and list of candidates for the drafts.

(e) Prepare for the President's signature and submission to Little League Baseball, Incorporated team rosters, including players' claimed, and the tournament team eligibility affidavit.

(f) Notify Little League Baseball, Incorporated of any subsequent player replacements or trades.

(g) Administer the divisional player pool.

(h) Note: This position is supported by the Registrar and some duties may be split among the two positions as appropriate.

SECTION 9

Safety Officer. The Safety Officer shall:

(a) Be responsible to create awareness, through education and information, of the opportunities to provide a safer environment for youngsters and all participants of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

(b) Develop and implement a plan for increasing safety of activities, equipment and facilities through education, compliance and reporting.

(c) Education - facilitate meetings and distribute information among participants including players, managers, coaches, umpires, league officials, parents, guardians and other volunteers.

(d) Compliance - promote safety compliance leadership by increasing awareness of the safety opportunities that arise from these responsibilities.

(e) Reporting - Assure that incidents are recorded, information is sent to the Local League President, district and national offices, and follow-up information on medical and other data is forwarded as available.

SECTION 10

Umpire in Chief. The Umpire in Chief shall:

(a) Recruit and represent all umpires in the Local League.

(b) Present an umpire training plan to the Board of Directors.

(c) Implement a Local League-wide umpire training program.

(d) Order and distribute training materials to the umpires.

(e) Coordinate mini-clinics as necessary.

(f) Serve as the contact person for the Local League's umpire training program.

(g) Schedule and coordinate all umpires to cover games and makeup games determined by the Local League.

SECTION 11

Registrar. The Registrar shall:

(a) Manage the online registration process and ensure that Local League rosters are maintained in the Local League's database.

(b) Assist with preparation and submission to Little League Baseball, Incorporated headquarters all team rosters.

(c) Assign database administrative rights to Local League volunteers and teams.

(d) Respond to registration inquiries (info@mukilteolittleleague.com).

(e) Resolve registration problems and issue refunds.

(f) Communicate to Local League families registration deadlines, fees, and other pertinent registration-related information.

(g) Coordinate the administration of assessments/tryouts.

SECTION 12

Equipment Manager. The Equipment Manager shall:

(a) Maintain inventory of all playing equipment and hard goods for the Local League.

(b) Purchase new equipment as needed and within the scope of the annual budget related to equipment.

(c) Supply all teams with appropriate playing equipment as needed.

(d) Work with UIC to make sure that umpires have gear as needed.

(e) Work with Safety Officer to make sure each team has approved safety equipment and first aid kits.

(f) Repair and store all playing equipment at end of playing season.

(g) This position may be supported by a Playing Equipment Committee (4-5 members).

(h) There may be separate Equipment Managers for the Baseball & Softball divisions.

SECTION 13

Scheduler. The Scheduler shall:

(a) Allocate Fields for Games/Practices.

(b) Be responsible for the proper execution of the annual budget related to field rentals.

(c) Manage field rentals with the Mukilteo School District.

(d) Coordinate with other little leagues for interleague play.

(e) Create game schedules for the Local League.

(f) Publish all games schedules to the Local League website.

(g) Serve as ultimate arbiter of scheduling conflicts.

(h) There may be separate Scheduler for the Baseball & Softball divisions.

SECTION 14

Training Manager. The Training Manager shall:

(a) Seek out the support and expertise of qualified people within the community to assist in both player and coach development.

(b) Present a coach/manager training plan and to the Board of Directors.

(c) Present a player development training plan to the Board of Directors.

(d) Implement a Local League-wide training program as approved by the Board of Directors.

(e) Order and distribute training materials to players, coaches and managers.

(f) Coordinate mini-clinics as necessary.

(g) Serve as the contact person for the Local League's coach and player training programs.

SECTION 15

Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager shall:

(a) Oversee maintenance of playing fields.

(b) Oversee maintenance of clubhouse & common areas.

(c) Be responsible for the proper execution of the annual budget related to areas under his/her control.

(d) Coordinate all maintenance with the Snohomish County Parks Commission.

(e) Review and propose usage guidelines for fields.

(f) Organize work parties for Local League-managed field maintenance.

(g) Keep Field Boxes stocked (at the Local League Complex & schools).

(h) Recruit members for and serve as chair of the Facilities & Grounds Committee.

(i) This position is supported by the Facilities & Grounds Committee (10-12 members).

SECTION 16

Communications Manager. The Communications Manager shall:

(a) Oversee promotion of Local League activities & programs to the community, including school flyers, road signs, banners, local newspaper and media advertising, etc.

(b) Maintain the Local League website & social media presence. Optimize the use of internet for distributing information to Local League members and families. Ensure that Local League news and scores are updated on the website on a regular basis.

(c) Collect, post and distribute important information on Local League activities, including direct dissemination of fundraising and sponsor activities, to Little League Baseball, District, the public, Local League members and the media.

SECTION 17

Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator shall:

(a) Serve as the contact person for the Local League's volunteering opportunities.

(b) Match prospective volunteers with positions that match their goals and interests

(c) Provide information and guidance as needed to League Volunteers such as:

  • Completing Background Checks,
  • Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training (Coaches & Umpires)
  • Food Handlers Permits (concessions workers)

(d) Coordinate with Teams to identify volunteers for Local League activities such as:

  • Concessions Staffing
  • Special Events, Projects, Fundraising activities

(e) Issue field credentials/ID badges for all registered board members, officers, managers, coaches, umpires, and other volunteers who have completed background checks.

SECTION 18

Sponsorship Manager. The Sponsorship Manager shall:

(a) Solicit and secure local sponsorships to support Local League operations.

(b) In coordination with the Treasurer, maintain records of monies secured through sponsorship initiatives.

(c) Distribute sponsorship gratuities such as team photo plaques and window clings.

(d) Provide & verify sponsor information for team uniforms.

(e) Provide letter of appreciation for sponsors.

(f) Recruit members for and serve as chair of the Sponsorship Committee.

(g) This position is supported by the Sponsorship Committee (5-8 members).

SECTION 19

Fundraising Manager. The Fundraising Manager shall:

(a) Prepares and submits fundraising opportunities to the Board of Directors.

(b) Organize and implement Board-approved fundraising activities.

(c) Promote & coordinate participation in fundraising activities.

(d) In coordination with the Treasurer, maintain records of monies secured through fundraising initiatives.

(e) Report fundraising program results to the Board of Directors.

(f) Provide letters of appreciation to fundraising contributors.

(g) Recruit members for and serve as chair of the Fundraising Committee.

(h) This position is supported by the Fundraising Committee (5-8 members).

SECTION 20

Concessions Manager. The Concessions Manager shall:

(a) Oversee and coordinate the operation of concession facilities in a fiscally responsible manner.

(b) Organize the purchase of concession products for sale, within the approved budget and sales generated by the concession stand.

(c) Responsible for the management of the concession sales at Local League events.

(d) Schedule volunteers to work the concession stand during Local League events.

(e) Collect and review concession-related offers including coupons, discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunities.

(f) Organize, tally and, maintain records of concession sales and purchases.

(g) Recruit members for and serve as chair of the Concessions Committee.

(h) This position is supported by the Concessions Committee (8-10 members).

SECTION 21

Trustee. Past League Presidents, when not serving in other board positions, may be invited to serve as a Trustee to the Board of Directors.

(a) The role of the Trustee is to advise the Board of Directors and provide continuity between administrations.

(b) A Trustee is a Non-Voting Board Position.

(c) A Trustee is a one-year appointment that must be renewed annually by the Board of Directors.

(d) Past Presidents who have been absent from any club business and or duties for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months may no longer be considered for a Trustee board position.

ARTICLE VIII - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1

The Board of Directors may appoint an Executive Committee which shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) Directors, one of whom shall be the President of the Local League.

SECTION 2

The Executive Committee shall advise with and assist the Officers of the Local League in all matters concerning its interests and the management of its affairs, and shall have such other powers as may be delegated to it by the Board, but in no event will the Executive Committee have authority over the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3

At any meeting of the Executive Committee, a majority of the total number of members then in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Committee.

ARTICLE IX - BOARD-APPOINTED VOLUNTEERS

SECTION 1

Challenger Coordinator. The Challenger Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of the Challenger program.

(b) Coordinate with District Administration & neighboring Leagues on the Challenger program.

SECTION 2

Summer Ball Coordinator. The Summer Ball Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of the Summer Ball program.

(b) Present a Summer Ball plan to the Board of Directors for approval.

(c) Coordinate with District Administration & neighboring Leagues on the Summer Ball program.

SECTION 3

Fall Ball Coordinator. The Fall Ball Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of the Fall Ball program.

(b) Present a Fall Ball plan to the Board of Directors for approval.

(c) Coordinate with District Administration & neighboring Leagues on the Fall Ball program.

SECTION 4

Tournament Coordinator. The Tournament Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of tournament management.

(b) Present opportunities, recommendations, and plans for hosting tournaments to the Board of Directors for approval.

(c) Coordinate with District Administration on tournament administration.

(d) Recruit members for and serves as chair of the Tournament Committee.

(e) This position is supported by the Tournament Committee (10-12 members).

SECTION 5

Opening Day Coordinator. The Opening Day Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversees all aspects of Opening Day management.

(b) Present an Opening Day plan to the Board of Directors for approval.

(c) Recruit members for and serve as chair of the Opening Day Committee.

(d) This position is supported by the Opening Day Committee (10-12 members).

SECTION 6

Uniform Coordinator. The Uniform Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of uniforms for all playing divisions.

(b) Coordinate the purchase of both Regular Season & All-Star uniforms.

(c) Make available sample uniforms for sizing.

(d) Serve as liaison with the Local League's uniform vendor.

(e) Be responsible for the proper execution of the annual budget related to uniforms.

(f) Distribute uniforms to all teams.

(g) There may be separate Uniform Coordinators for the Baseball & Softball divisions.

SECTION 7

Photo Coordinator. The Photo Coordinator shall:

(a) Oversee all aspects of team photo day for all playing divisions.

(b) Coordinate both Regular Season & All-Star team photo days

(c) Develop, coordinate, and distribute to coaches and/or Team Parents schedules for team photos.

(d) Serve as liaisons with the Local League's photography vendor.

(e) Distribute photo packages to all teams.

ARTICLE X - OTHER COMMITTEES

SECTION 1

Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall investigate and consider eligible candidates and submit at the Annual Meeting a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors. The Committee shall also submit for consideration by the Board of Directors a slate of Officers and Committee Members.

SECTION 2

Finance and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Finance and Audit Committee consisting of not less than three (3) nor more than five (5) Directors. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee. The Committee shall investigate ways and means of financing the Local League including team sponsorships and submit recommendations. The Committee shall review the Local League's books and records annually within three months of the end of the fiscal year and attach a statement of its findings to the annual financial statement of the Treasurer; or may, if directed by the Board of Directors or Membership, secure the services of a Certified Public Accountant to accomplish such review.

SECTION 3

Building and Property Committee. (May be combined with Grounds Committee) The Board of Directors may appoint a Building and Property Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Committee shall investigate and recommend available, suitable sites and plans for development, including ways and means, the latter in cooperation with the Finance Committee. It shall be responsible for repair and improvement recommendations, other than normal maintenance, and supervise the performance of approved projects.

SECTION 4

Grounds Committee. (May be combined with Building and Property Committee) The Board of Directors may appoint a Grounds Committee which shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of the playing field(s), buildings and grounds. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

SECTION 5

Playing Equipment Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Playing Equipment Committee which shall secure bids on needed supplies and equipment and make recommendations for their purchase to the Board. The Committee shall be responsible for the proper issuance of such supplies and equipment and for the repair, cleaning and storage thereof at the close of the season.

SECTION 6

Managers Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Managers Committee consisting of three (3) Directors. The Committee shall interview and investigate prospective managers and coaches, including those for the Minor League teams and recommend acceptable candidates to the President, for appointment and subsequent approval by the Board of Directors. It shall, during the playing season, observe the conduct of the managers and coaches and report its findings to the President of the Local League. It shall, at the request of the President or Board of Directors, investigate complaints concerning managers and coaches and make a report thereof to the President or Board of Directors as the case may be.

SECTION 7

Umpire Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint an Umpire Committee consisting of three (3) Directors and other appointed Regular Members. The Local League President shall be chairman of any such Committee. The Committee shall recruit, interview and recommend to the President for appointment a staff of umpires, including a chief umpire and replacements. When appointed, the staff of umpires shall be under the personal direction of the Local League President, assisted by the Chief Umpire who shall train, observe and schedule the staff..

SECTION 8

Minor League Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Minor League Committee consisting of three (3) Directors. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Minor League Vice President and be responsible to the Local League President for the proper conduct of the Minor League operation.

SECTION 9

Sponsorship Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Sponsorship Committee which shall be responsible for defining and implementing all league sponsorship programs. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Sponsorship Manager. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

SECTION 10

Fundraising Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Fundraising Committee which shall be responsible for defining and implementing all league fundraising programs. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Fundraising Manager. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

SECTION 11

Opening Day Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint an Opening Day Committee which shall be responsible for defining and implementing the league Opening Days programs. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Opening Day Coordinator. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

SECTION 12

Tournament Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint a Tournament Committee which shall be responsible for defining and implementing all league tournament programs. The Chairman of the Committee shall be the Tournament Coordinator. It shall operate within the amount appropriated in the approved budget for that purpose.

ARTICLE XI - AFFILIATION

SECTION 1

Charter. The Local League shall annually apply for a charter from Little League Baseball, Incorporated, and shall do all things necessary to obtain and maintain such charter. The Local League shall devote its entire energies to the activities authorized by such charter and it shall not be affiliated with any other program or organization or operate any other program.

SECTION 2

Rules and Regulations. The Official Playing Rules and Regulations as published by Little League Baseball, Incorporated, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, shall be binding on this Local League.

SECTION 3

Local Rules. The local rules of this Local League shall be adopted by the Board of Directors at a meeting to be held not less than one month previous to the first scheduled game of the season, but shall in no way conflict with the Rules, Regulations and Policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, nor shall they conflict with this Constitution and Bylaws. The local rules this Local League shall expire at the end of the fiscal year, and are not considered part of this Constitution and Bylaws.

ARTICLE XII - FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING

SECTION 1

Authority. The Board of Directors shall decide all matters pertaining to the finances of the Local League and it shall place all income including Auxiliary funds, in a common league treasury, directing the expenditure of funds in such manner as will give no individual or team an advantage over those in competition with such individual or team.

SECTION 2

Contributions. The Board shall not permit the contribution of funds or property to individual teams but shall solicit funds for the common treasury of the Local League, thereby to discourage favoritism among teams and to endeavor to equalize the benefits of the Local League.

SECTION 3

Solicitations. The Board shall not permit the solicitation of funds in the name of Little League Baseball, Incorporated unless all of the funds so raised be placed in the Local League treasury.

SECTION 4

Disbursement of Funds. The Board shall not permit the disbursement of Local League funds for other than the conduct of Little League activities in accordance with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All disbursements shall be made by check. All checks shall be signed by two board members. Persons authorized to sign on the Local League's account shall be the Treasurer, President, and any other officer that the Board of Directors shall determine.

SECTION 5

Compensation. No Director, Officer or Member of the Local League shall receive, directly or indirectly any salary, compensation or emolument from the Local League for services rendered as Director, Officer or Member.

SECTION 6

Deposits. All monies received, including Auxiliary Funds, shall be deposited to the credit of the Local League at Opus Bank or any other such bank as the Board of Directors shall determine.

SECTION 7

Fiscal year. The fiscal year of the Local League shall begin on October 1 and shall end on September 30.

SECTION 8

Distribution of Property upon Dissolution. Upon dissolution of the Local League and after all outstanding debts and claims have been satisfied, the Members shall direct the remaining property of the Local League to another Federally Incorporated entity which maintains the same objectives as set forth in Article II of this Constitution, which are or may be entitled to exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any future corresponding provision.

ARTICLE XIII - INDEMNIFICATION

SECTION 1

Right to Indemnification. Each person who was, or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved (including, without limitation, as a witness) in any actual or threatened action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director (board member) or officer of the Local League or, while a director or officer, he or she is or was serving at the request of the Local League as a director, trustee, officer, employee, or agent whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, trustee, officer, or agent or in any other capacity while serving as a director, trustee, officer, employee, or agent, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Local League, to the full extent permitted by applicable law as then in effect, against all expense, liability and loss (including attorney's fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties and amounts to be paid in settlement) actually and reasonably incurred or suffered by such person in connection therewith, and such indemnification shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, trustee, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and administrators; provided, however, that except as provided in Section 2 of this Article with respect to proceedings seeking solely to enforce rights to indemnification, the Local League shall indemnify any such person seeking indemnification in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person only if such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the Board of Directors of the Local League. The right to indemnification conferred in this Section 1 shall be a contract right and shall include the right to be paid by the Local League the expenses incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that the payment of such expenses in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding shall be made only upon delivery to the Local League of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such director or officer, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that such director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified under this Section 1 or otherwise.

SECTION 2

Right of Claimant to Bring Suit. If a claim for which indemnification is required under Section 1 of this Article is not paid in full by the Local League within sixty (60) days after a written claim has been received by the Local League, except in the case of a claim for expenses incurred in defending a proceeding in advance of its final disposition, in which case the applicable period shall be thirty (30) days, the claimant may at any time thereafter bring suit against the Local League to recover the unpaid amount of the claim and, to the extent successful in whole or in part, the claimant shall be entitled to be paid also the expense of prosecuting such claim. The claimant shall be presumed to be entitled to indemnification under this Article upon submission of a written claim (and, in an action brought to enforce a claim for expenses incurred in defending any proceeding in advance of its final disposition, where the required undertaking has been tendered to the Local League), and thereafter the Local League shall have the burden of proof to overcome the presumption that the claimant is not so entitled. Neither the failure of the Local League (including its board of directors, independent legal counsel or its members, if any) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such action that indemnification of or reimbursement or advancement of expenses of the claimant is proper in the circumstances nor an actual determination by the Local League (including its board of directors, independent legal counsel or its members, if any) that the claimant is not entitled to indemnification or to the reimbursement or advancement of expenses shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that the claimant is not so entitled.

SECTION 3

Nonexclusivity of Rights. The right to indemnification and the payment of expenses incurred in defending a proceeding in advance of its final disposition conferred in this Article shall not be exclusive of any other right which any person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, provision of the Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and Bylaws, agreement, vote of members, if any, or disinterested directors or otherwise.

SECTION 4

Insurance, Contracts and Funding. The Local League may maintain insurance at its expense to protect itself and any director, trustee, officer, employee or agent of the Local League against any expense, liability or loss, whether or not the Local League would have the power to indemnify such persons against such expense, liability or loss under the Washington Business Corporation Act, as applied to nonprofit corporations. The Local League may, without further membership action, enter into contracts with any director or officer of the Local League in furtherance of the provisions of this Article and may create a trust fund, grant a security interest or use other means (including, without limitation, a letter of credit) to ensure the payment of such amounts as may be necessary to effect indemnification as provided in this Article.

SECTION 5

Indemnification of Employees and Agents of the Local League. The Local League may, by action of its Board of Directors from time to time, provide indemnification and pay expenses in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding to employees and agents of the Local League with the same scope and effect as the provisions of this Article with respect to the indemnification and advancement of expenses of directors and officers of the Local League or pursuant to rights granted pursuant to, or provided by, the Washington Business Corporation Act, as applied to nonprofit corporations, or otherwise.

ARTICLE XIV - AMENDMENTS

This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended, repealed or altered in whole or in part by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors at any duly organized Board meeting provided notice of the proposed changes are included in a notice of such meeting to all Regular Members. A draft of all proposed amendments shall be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, for approval before implementation.

This Constitution and Bylaws is not identical to the model constitution provided by Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

This Constitution and Bylaws was approved by the Mukilteo Little League Board of Directors on October 9, 2016.

President's Name (Print) Julie Mass

President's Signature ________________________________ February 26, 2018

Little League ID No.: 04470105

Federal ID No. : 52-1287002

State ID (UBI) No. : 601419642

Little League Baseball, Incorporated does not limit participation in its activities on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference or religious preference.