Wizards Lacrosse of Edison, NJ of Edison, NJ
Wizards Lacrosseof Edison, NJ    of Edison, NJ 

Bylaws

 

Edison Wizards Bylaws
January 2016

 
Table of Contents
 
Article 1 -       Name
 
Article 2 -       Objectives
 
Article 3 -       Officers
 
Article 4 -       Duties of Officers
 
Section 1 -     President
Section 2 -     Vice President
Section 3 -     Secretary
Section 4 -     Treasurer

Section 5 -     Webmaster

Section 6 -     Executive Board

 
Article 5-       Appointment of Officers

 

Section 1-     Appointment Process

Section 2-     Length of Term

Section 3-     Number of Terms of Office  

Section 4-     Vacancy

Section 5 -    Coaches
  
Article 6-       Meetings
 
Section 1 -     Executive Board Meeting
  
Article 7-       Procedure of Meetings
 
Article 8 -     Expenditures and Appropriations
 
Section 1 -     Appropriation of Money and Disposal of Property
Section 2 -     Petty Cash
 
Article 9 -     Coaches
 
Section 1 -     Head Coaches
Section 2 -     Assistant Coaches
Section 3 -     General Rule for Coaches
 
Article 10 -     Rules of Eligibility for Participating Children
 
Article 11 -     Extracurricular Activities
 
Article 12 -     Revision of Bylaws
 
Article 13-     Standing Rules
 
 
 

 

 
Article 1 -     Name
 
The Name of the organization shall be the Edison Wizards, hereafter referred to as the Organization, and is incorporated as a nonprofit, charitable, tax exempt organization under the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey and of the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. The organization shall be operated in accordance of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service
         
 
Article 2 -     Objectives
 
The objectives of the Organization are to inspire youth to practice ideals of health, citizenship and character by bringing area youth together in direct contact through the means of a common interest in athletics; to educate youth in the fundamentals of boys lacrosse.  To instill sportsmanship, fair play and fellowship, bearing in mind that scholastic achievement is uppermost.  To impart the game elements of safety and prudent and intelligent supervision keeping the welfare of the youth first, foremost, and entirely free of adult lust for glory.  The Organization shall be nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and shall function without regard to race, creed or national origin.
 
 
Article 3 -     Officers
 
The Officers of the Organization shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. 
 
Article 4 -     Duties of Officers
 
Section 1 -     President
 
The President shall be the chief executive officer and preside at all meetings of the Organization.  He or she shall appoint all chairpersons of committees.  He or she shall be vested with authority to co-sign membership approved checks for the Organization. He or she shall appoint all Head Coaches with the approval of the Executive Board
  
Section 2 -     Vice President
 
The Vice President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the President.  He or she shall oversee and coordinate all fund raising activities.  He or she shall oversee all Committees.  He or she shall be vested with the authority to co-sign membership approved checks for the Organization.
 
Section 3 -     Secretary
 
The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings which shall be memorialized in writing and presented at the next Executive Board meeting for approval. The Secretary shall keep an up to date mailing list of all members, prepare all correspondence, and bring to the attention of the President any correspondence between meetings. The mailing list must include the names of all participants, their parent or guardian, email addresses, home addresses and all phone numbers.  
 
Section 4 -     Treasurer
 
The Treasurer shall be custodian of all money belonging to the Organization.  He/she shall maintain an Organization bank account and shall keep a record of all money disbursed and all money due the Organization.  He/she shall be vested with the authority to draw and cosign all checks, with the President, which has been approved by the Executive Board.

Section 5 – Webmaster

The President will appoint a Webmaster who will be a member of the Executive Board, or choose to assume the responsibility him/herself.  The Webmaster shall post all league information on the team website in an expedited manner.
  
Section 6 - Executive Board
         
The Executive Board shall be made up of all the Organization Officers who created the Organization.  The Officers of the Organization shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Any Member of the Organization may be removed from the Organization for behavior deemed detrimental to the Organization by the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall be the sole judge as to whether any member is or has acted detrimental to the Organization and will recommend penalties to the membership.  A consensus of the Executive Board shall be required to impose such penalties.          
            
Article 5 - Appointment of Officers

Section 1 – Appointment Process

If at any time, as the Organization grows, the Executive Board determines that new positions need to be created to fulfill increased, or new responsibilities, associated with running the team, the Executive Board has the authority to appoint officers for the newly created positions.  A consensus of the Executive Board is necessary to appoint a potential candidate.

Section 2 – Length of Term

The length of one term is considered to be the same as a fiscal year, from January 1st until December 31st.

Section 3 – Number of Terms of Office
                   
The terms of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, shall be for as long as that member continues to perform their responsibilities in an appropriate and satisfactory manner as determined by the current President of the Organization.  There is no limit to the number of terms an officer may be appointed.
 
Section 4 - Vacancy

If at any time, a member of the Executive Board resigns, or fails to perform their responsibilities in an acceptable manner, as determined by the President, the remaining members of the Executive Board shall appoint a new member to fill that position.  The responsibilities associated with the vacated position shall be carried out by the remaining board members as determined by the President until such time as the vacant position is filled.
 
Section 5- Coaches

All head coaches and assistant coaches will be appointed by the Executive Board by way of consensus.  All Board Members can hold a coaching position.

Article 6 -    Meetings
 
Section 1 -     Executive Board Meeting
         
Executive Board meetings shall be scheduled by the President, except that a minimum of one (1) Executive Board meeting per month shall be held during the months of December, January, February, and August.
 
Article 7 -    Procedure of Meetings
         
          1. Call to Order
          2. Introduction of New Members (when applicable)
          3. Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting
          4. Reading of Treasurer’s report
          5. Communication Report (Correspondence received after the last Executive     
               Board meeting regarding the organization).
          6. Old Business
          7. New Business
          8. Adjournment
            
Article 8 -     Expenditures and Appropriations
 
Section 1-     Appropriation of Money/Disposal of Property
 
There shall not be an appropriation of money greater than that allowed by the approved budget or disposal of property made without a majority vote of the members present at any Executive Board meeting of the Organization.  Payments shall be made by check and endorsed by the Treasurer and President.
 
Section 2-     Petty Cash
 
The treasurer may have at their disposal, a maximum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00).
  
Article 9 -     Coaches
 
Section 1-     Head Coaches
         
All head coaches shall be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of their appointment shall be members in good standing of the organization and shall be appointed by the Executive Board for each of the three lacrosse teams (3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade).  All head coaches must complete
The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today's Youth ™).
 
Section 2-     Assistant Coaches
 
All assistant coaches must be approved by the Executive Board.  All assistant coaches must complete
The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today's Youth ™). 
  
Section 3-     General Rule for Coaches
 
All head coaches and assistant coaches must adhere to the General Rules as developed and approved by the Organization.
 
Article 10 -     Rules of Eligibility for Participating Children
 
1. The Organization shall work within the established rules of US Lacrosse, The National Governing Body of Lacrosse.
 
2. All players must adhere to the General Rules as developed and approved by the Organization or be subject to disciplinary action determined by the Head Coach and the Executive Board.

3. All players and at least one of their parents/guardians must sign a contract stating that he/she will comply with the General Rules of the Organization as they are listed in the contract itself.  Failure to comply with the General Rules can result in disciplinary actions and/or expulsion from the Organization as determined by a consensus of the Executive Board.
 
Article 11 -     Extracurricular Activities
 
All Extracurricular activities sponsored by the Organization including fund raising must be approved by the Executive Board. 
 
Article 12 -      Revision of Bylaws
 
By-laws of the Organization must be reviewed and revised as deemed necessary by the President of the Executive Board on a yearly basis commencing with the adoption of these by-laws in January, 2016.
         
Article 13 -      Standing Rules
 
1.  The Edison Wizards shall use the Central Ave. Park football field as their “Home Field” unless otherwise approved by the Executive Board.
 
2.  The Organization’s fiscal year shall be from January 1, through December 31.

3.  Every child in the Organization, who upon completion of the season is considered a member of the squad, shall be entitled to an award and/or certificate.
 
 

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