Sierra Inline Hockey League By-Laws

Updated Saturday June 25, 2016 by Amy Goggiano.

By-Laws of the Sierrra Inline Hockey League As Approved and Take Effect on April 12, 2005 Revised: January 5, 2006 
Revised: October , 2007
 
Article I: Name 

The name of the non-profit organization is '"Sierra InLine Hockey League." 

Article II: Purpose 

The purpose of Sierra Inline Hockey League is to promote amateur in-line hockey in compliance with the rules and regulations of USA Hockey; and to especially develop and encourage sportsmanship between all players for the betterment of their physical and social well being; to encourage and improve the standard of in-line hockey in the state of Nevada; to associate with other Hockey Organizations; to conduct hockey tournaments and any and all acts desirable in the furtherance of the foregoing purposes. 

Article III: Membership 

Membership consists of all properly enrolled players in any division sponsored by the league and the parents, guardians, and legal representatives of the players under the age of 18. Membership also includes any other persons who have a general interest in the purposes of the Sierra Inline Hockey League as described in Article II above. 

Article IV: Board of Directors 

Section 1: The board of directors will consist of officers and board members. The officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The majority of the aforementioned officers must reside within the city limits of Carson City. Board members include Head Referee, Equipment Manager, Facilities Manager, Head Scorekeeper, Fundraising Coordinator, Youth League Coordinator, Adult A Competitive Coordinator, Adult B Recreational Coordinator, Statistician, Public Relations, Website Manager, Tournament Director, and Parent Coordinator. 

Section 2: General Powers - The management of the league shall be vested in the Board of Directors who shall have the authority to do all things necessary for the orderly management of the League including, but not limited to, establishing rules and regulations to implement the purposes of the league. All monies can be handled by any board member with proper documentation provided to treasurer. 

Section 3: General Duties - All members of the board of directors shall assist in the set up and take down of the rink. They must attend all monthly board meetings or inform the secretary of their absence prior to the meeting. All board members must check the Sierra Inline Hockey League email to least once a week regarding league business. All board members must attend or assist will major events that are sponsored by the Sierra Inline Hockey League including but not limited to registration, tournaments, end of the year jamboree, parent meetings, and fundraiser. All purchases made for the league must have the receipts turned into the treasurer no more than two months after the purchase was made. Any receipt more than two months old will be considered a donation to the league and will not be eligible for reimbursement unless brought to the board's attention for approval within two months of purchase. 

Article V: Officers

 The officers of the Sierra Inline Hockey League are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. 

Section 1: Powers of Officers - In addition to the general powers of the Board of Directors as outlined in Article IV, Section 2, the officers have the added authority to: authorize expenditures and establish a budget. All contracts between league and any third party must be signed by a minimum of two officers. 

Section 2: President - The President shall run all meetings in accordance with the most recent Roberts Rules of Order. The President does not have a vote unless there is a tie and then he/she is the tie breaking vote. The President is responsible for running the elections. The President shall be the official representation of the Sierra Inline HockeyLeague to Carson City. This entails an oral monthly status report to the head of parks and recreation including but not limited to all necessary maintenance to the facility and a general status report of the league as well as attending essential Parks and Recreation board meetings and meeting with the Carson City Youth Sports Authority or sending a designee to the meetings. The President shall be a signer on the Sierra Inline Hockey League's banking account. 

Section 3: Vice President- In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her inability or refusal to act, the Vie-President shall perform the duties of the president and when so acting shall have all the powers of the president as outlined in Article V Section 2. The Vice President must be a second counter and certify the elections of board members. The Vice President is the head of the disciplinary action committee. In the absence of the President, the Vice President or designee will attend the Parks and Recreation board meetings and the Carson City Youth Sports Authority meetings. The Vice President is responsible for assisting the Facilities Manager as needed.

Section 4: Secretary- The Secretary shall be responsible for taking and keeping a permanent record of the minutes and agendas of all meetings of the Board of Directors as well as generating the agenda for subsequent meetings with input from other board members. The agenda shall include a comment from the public section at the beginning of each meeting. The minutes and agenda for the board meeting will be distributed at the beginning of each meeting as well as emailed prior to each meeting. The previous meetings minutes shall be approved at the beginning of each meeting. The secretary is responsible for maintaining the phone line including returning calls and changing the outgoing message regularly. The secretary must keep an accurate record of the addresses and phone numbers of each member of the board of directors. The Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary. 

Section 5: Treasurer- The Treasurer shall act as custodian of the funds of the organization and collect and deposit all monies due from members and fundraisers. He/she shall keep an accurate accounting of monies received and dispersed. A report of the financial condition of the league shall be given at each regular meeting of the board of directors. A written financial report shall be submitted at he annual meeting of the members of the league. The Treasurer shall be the primary signer on the organizations banking account with the President serving as additional signer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for making recommendations and suggestions to the board of directors in respect to budgets and other financial matters. The Treasurer is responsible for managing and keeping permanent records of all financial information as well as league registration. The Treasurer is responsible to pay the referees, scorekeepers, and maintenance personal bi weekly. The Treasurer is responsible for paying the bills and expenditures incurred by the league on time. The Treasurer is responsible for submitting sanctioning fees, city fees and insurance fees. The Treasurer will submit any federal, state or local tax exempt paperwork 

Article VI: Board Member Duties 

The regular board members consist of the Head Referee, Equipment Manager, Head Scorekeeper, Fundraiser Coordinator, Youth League Coordinator, Adult A Competitive Coordinator, Adult B Recreational Coordinator, Statistician, Public Relations, Website Manager, Parent Coordinator, Facilities Manager, and Tournament Director. 

Section 1: Head Referee- The head referee is responsible for ensuring the certification of all referees involved with the Sierra In line Hockey League. He/she is responsible for scheduling referees for all games. The Head Referee has the power to cancel any game that he or she feels is unsafe to be played. He/she is responsible for providing the Treasurer with accurate information bi weekly to allow for the payment of referees. 

Section 2: Equipment Manager- The Equipment Manager is responsible for ordering, storing, inventorying, cleaning and repairing goalie and other player equipment. The equipment manager is also responsible for ensuring that there are pucks for all scheduled games and for all coaches at the beginning of the season, and for ordering jerseys for the season. 

Section 3: Head Scorekeeper- The Head Scorekeeper is responsible for scheduling scorekeepers for all games. He/she is responsible for reporting accurate information 
bi weekly to the Treasurer to allow for the payment of scorekeepers. The Head Scorekeeper is responsible for providing game score sheets to statistician. 

Section 4: Fundraiser Coordinator- The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for organizing fundraisers, disseminating information in a timely manner, and maintaining progress reports on the fundraising to be presented at the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. 

Section 5: Youth League Coordinator- The Youth League Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and assigning coaches to teams. He/she is responsible for organizing and conducting the draft, placing players on teams, creating official rosters, and presenting copies of the rosters to the Board of Directors. The rosters must include team name. coach, age division, players' names, players' numbers, and contact information for each player and coach. He/she is responsible for placing new players on teams throughout the season as needed and adding them to the official rosters. He/she is responsible for setting up coaches clinics, coaches meetings, and ensuring the registration of all coaches in the youth league. The Youth League Coordinator is responsible for keeping a database of the email addresses of the members of the league and sending out necessary correspondence and updates via email. 

Section 6: Adult League A Competitive Coordinator- Adult League A Competitive Coordinator is responsible for coordinating with the Sierra Inline Hockey League Board of Directors for practice times, teams, games, referees, and scorekeepers. He/she is responsible for informing the Board of Directors of concerns and the progress of the Adult A Competitive League. The Adult League A Competitive Coordinator is responsible for keeping a database of the email addresses of the members of the league and sending out necessary correspondence and updates via email. 

Section 7: Adult League B Recreational Coordinator- Adult League B Recreational Coordinator is responsible for coordinating with the Sierra Inline Hockey League Board of Directors for practice times, teams, games, referees, and scorekeepers. He/she is responsible for informing the Board of Directors of concerns and the progress of the Adult B Recreational League. The Adult League B Recreational Coordinator is responsible for keeping a database of the email addresses of the members of the league and sending out necessary correspondence and updates via email 

Section 8: Statistician- The Statistician is responsible for keeping standings and posting them biweekly. They must be posted in hard copy in the display case at the Pony Express Pavilion as well as reported to the web master to be put on the SIHL web site. 

Section 9: Public Relations- The Public Relations person is responsible for advertising registration in every way possible including but not limited to the newspaper, radio stations, television, internet, posters, and the city sign, as well as sending out information in the school peechees. He/she is responsible for promoting the league by publishing articles in the local newspaper, including pictures when possible, throughout the season. He/ she is responsible for advertising tournaments and special events in the above mentioned ways. 

Section 10: Web-site Manager- The Website manager is responsible for maintaining the web site by posting current information including but not limited to the minutes and agenda for the meetings of the Board of Directors, stats, public notices, registration information, rink conditions, board contact information, current events, and pictures. 

Section 11: Parent Coordinator- The Parent Coordinator is responsible for recruiting a team parent for each team. He/she is responsible for ensuring that each team parent has contact information for every player on his or her team. The Parent Coordinator must ensure that every parent receives a call about fundraisers, tournaments, practices, rink conditions, and any other information. He/she must be in contact with the Facilities Manager or other board members to relay the conditions of the facility to team parents.
 
Section 12: Facilities Manager- The Facilities Manager is responsible for organizing and maintaining the facility including but not limited to cleaning the rink floor, windows, bathrooms, stands, locker rooms, snack bar, towels for the floor, as well as snow and leaf removal. He/she is responsible for deciding to cancel games based on weather and the conditions of the rink no earlier than two hours before the planned start of games and informing the Web Manager, Secretary, Parent Coordinator and Head Referee in event of rink closure. He/she is responsible for contacting the President at the end of each month with a list of repairs that need to be done by the city, such as leaking faucets, burned out lights, and any other repairs. All receipts for rink maintenance must be turned into the Treasurer monthly and any expenditure over $100 must be pre-approved by the board. Any receipt over two months old will be considered a donation to the league and noteligible for reimbursement unless brought to the board's attention for approval within two months of purchase in order to keep accurate financial records and budgetary concerns.
 
Section 13: Tournament Director- The Tournament Director is responsible for coordinating with the Sierra lnline Hockey League for scheduling at least one yearly tournament. He/she is responsible or planning, organizing and running all tournaments supporting the Sierra Inline Hockey League. The Tournament Director has the authority to oversee and make changes to all tournament teams, travel teams, and team development programs associated with the Sierra Inline Hockey League. 

Article VII: Elections 

Section 1: Term of Office- Board members shall be elected annually and shall serve a term of one year as well as serve with any person replacing them on the board for a transition period of at least two months. During the transition period all records and other information must be turned over to the new board members. Only one position per board member may be held by an individual. Any duties of unfilled positions will be spread across the other board positions. 

Section 2: Annual Meeting- Elections will be held at the annual meeting which will be held at the beginning of April for the purpose of electing board members. Notice shall be made not less than 10 days before the meeting. Notice shall include posting at the rink, on the web site, and one the message machine at the rink phone. Voting at the annual meeting is open to all members as outlined in Article III. 

Section 3: Running for Election- All candidates for office including the incumbents must contact the current secretary in writing at least three days before the election stating the desire to run for election and what office he/she is running for. To fill any positions that are vacant after the three day period, nominations will be taken from the public in attendance at open elections. Nominations will not be taken from the public for positions that have at least one person that has notified the secretary prior to the three day deadline. The person running for election must be in attendance at the annual meeting or have a representative in attendance in order to be elected. 

Section 4: Voting-Voting will be determined by a show of hands and will be tabulated by the President and seconded by the Vice President. The winner of the election will be determined by a simple majority. 

Section 5: Vacancies- In the event of ineligibility, resignation, expulsion, or death of any board member, the Board of Directors shall elect a person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of the predecessor. 

Section 6: Expulsion- The board shall have the power to expel any member by a simple majority vote of the board members for conduct which is detrimental to the Sierra InlineHockey League. The member must be notified in writing at least three days prior to the board meeting at which action will be taken. 

Article VIII: Regular Meetings 

Section 1: Number-The Board of Directors shall meet no less than once a month. 

Section 2: Quorum- Fifty one percent of the filled board member positions shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting. If a quorum is not present, the President will adjourn the meeting without further discussion and the meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible. 

Section 3: Open meetings- All regular board meetings will be open to the public. 

Article IX: Disciplinary and Complaints Committee 

Section 1: Members- The members of the Disciplinary Committee shall consist of the Vice President, Head Referee, Coordinator of the league in which the infraction took place, Head Scorekeeper, and Secretary. The President may serve as an alternate on the Disciplinary Committee if a member cannot be present, or if there is a conflict of interest. No disciplinary hearing will be held with less than 5 members of the committee present. 

Section 2: Responsibilities-This committee is responsible for investigating all 
complaints presented to the Board of Directors and all incidents that require disciplinary action in accordance with the zero tolerance policy and behavior regulations presented to and signed by each member of the league at registration. Actions will be decided and 
carried out by this committee as needed. 

Article X: Authority to Incur Expenditures or Liabilities 

No officer, board member or other representative of Sierra Inline Hockey League shall 
authorize or make any expenditure or commit the league to any liability exceeding $100 unless such expenditures shall have been previously approved by the board or set up in a budget approved by the Sierra Inline Hockey League Board. 

Article XI: Fiscal Year 

The fiscal year of Sierra Inline Hockey League shall begin on the first day of June and 
end of the 31st day of May. 

Article XII: Amendments to Bylaws 

These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed. and new bylaws may be adopted by a simple majority of the filled board member positions at any regular meeting. 

Article XIII: Dissolution 

Upon the dissolution of Sierra Inline Hockey League, the board shall, after paying or 
making provisions of the payment of all liability of the league, tum over all assets to 
Carson City Parks and Recreation. 

Article XIV: Fees 

No member of the Board of Directors shall owe registration or the registration of one 
child to the Sierra Inline Hockey League for regular season hockey play. Each coach 
shall have his/her Sierra Inline Hockey League fee waived or that of one child for the 
regular season that he/she is coaching. All other fees for coaches such as USA Hockey 
registration and city fees are not covered. 

Article XV: Liability 

The officers, board members and other members of the Sierra Inline Hockey League shall be personally free from all obligations or liability to the organization, its members or any other person for any league or personal liability, debt. or claim arising from or out of their service to the league except for negligence or misconduct in the performances of duty, for acts of mission not in good faith, or which involve intentional misconduct or knowing 
violation of the law or for a transaction from which such person derived an improper 
personal benefit.