ARTICLE I - NAME This organization shall be known as Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse or W.A.Y.L., and shall be a non-profit organization.
ARTICLE II - AIMS AND PURPOSES The mission of Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse is to teach boys and girls in the Westerly area developmentally appropriate fundamental lacrosse skills, concepts and strategies that will improve individual confidence while encouraging enjoyment of the game. And where good sportsmanship, respect for the game and respect for fellow athletes, opponents, coaches and officials is practiced at all times.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP Any individual who is a registered participant on a Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse team shall be considered a member.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS The officers of W.A.Y.L. shall consist of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer. The President shall preside over all meetings of the organization and the Board of Directors and assist all other members as needed. The Vice-President shall perform all duties of the President in his/her absence, or when asked to do so by the President. The Vice-President shall be in charge of determining that all actions of the organization are in accordance to the by-laws. The Secretary shall record and keep the minutes of all meetings; keep a current list of all members with their correct information; and maintain a file containing all documents of the organization. The Treasurer shall collect all monies due to the organization and deposit them accordingly; maintain current records of all financial standings of the institution, and pay all bills owed by the organization.
ARTICLE V - THE BOARD Section 1. The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the organization. The Board shall consist of between five and 11 members. Executive Board members will hold the following terms for the initial two years:2011-2012 BY-LAWS
1) President – Two Years 2) Vice President – One Year 3) Secretary – Two Years 4) Treasurer – One Year 5) Directors – Two Years During the first year of the league (2011/2012), Terms for “Even” numbered positions above will be One Year to enable alternating election years for the executive board beginning in the second year of the league’s existence (2012/2013 season). The nominating committee shall consist of all active board members.
Section 2. A Quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of the active Board members.
Section 3. Vacancies- If, for any reason, there shall be a vacancy on the Board, or an elected position, the board shall, by nomination and election, fill each vacancy for the unexpired term.
Section 4. Meetings- A monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held. An annual meeting will be held once per year to elect Board members as necessary or to vote on other business for the association.
ARTICLE VI - FISCAL YEAR The fiscal year shall run from July 1 to June 30.
ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS These by-laws will be reviewed annually and proposed amendments will be submitted for balloting during January’s monthly board meeting.