bylaws of the crossroad football league (updated march 2014)
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DESCRIPTIONThis is the governing document for the Crossroads Football League.
Crossroads Football League Bylaws Amended March 2014
Article I. NAME The Name of this organization will be the Crossroads Football League (heretofore to be known as The CRFL,CRFL, or the league)
Article II. PURPOSE The purpose of the CRFL will be to promote and govern the highest possible level of adult amateur football
among its league members for the benefit of its members and their respective communities.
Article III. ORGANIZATION 1. NON-PROFIT - The CRFL will be organized as a non-profit domestic corporation under the laws of the State
2. BY-LAWS- All league members will abide by the by-laws set forth heretofore. These by-laws will be
recognized as the governing document of the CRFL and will be held in force until either the dissolution of the
CRFL, or such time as an individual article is amended, or deleted as voted into effect by a simple majority of
all CRFL voting members.
3. DISSOLUTION In the event that dissolution becomes necessary, any league debts will be paid first and
any remaining assets will be donated to a charitable entity at the sole discretion of, and as voted on by, the
Members of the board of directors (BOD). The members of the BOD will determine whether or not to
dissolve the CRFL at its sole discretion by at least two-thirds (2/3rds) majority vote of all members of the
BOD. In the event of a tie vote, the Commissioner will break the tie at his or her sole discretion.
A. Annual Meetings - CRFL will hold no fewer than two (2) meetings per annum for official league
business. At least one of these meetings shall be a formal round table style following parliamentary
procedure. Other meetings may be held by teleconference but will be at the discretion of the majority
of the members as to how it is to be conducted.
B. Agenda - The agenda for the annual meeting will be determined by the Commissioner and approved
with revisions by BOD. CRFL members teams wishing to discuss a particular issue should request in
writing to the Commissioner the opportunity to be placed on the agenda. All requests must be
submitted (1) one week prior to the start of the meeting. Approval to speak will be issued as time
permits. Final meeting agendas will be determined by the BOD in its sole discretion. Agendas will be
made available to member teams prior to the annual meeting.
C. Special Meetings - It is understood that there may be a need for special league meetings at other
times during the year. Special meetings will be held at the sole discretion of the BOD.
D. Location - Meeting locations will be determined at the sole discretion of the BOD members
E. Attendance - Attendance is mandatory. There must be a team representative present and no more
than two representatives present, at the annual meeting. In the event a representative is not in
attendance, it is the responsibility of that team to obtain information regarding any decisions made at
such meetings. If, however, a team does not attend a given meeting and has not cast a vote or voted
by proxy, said team will be considered to have cast no vote and will be forced to honor the majority
vote of the remaining members.
F. Quorum - The presence of a two-thirds (2/3rds) majority of CRFL team representatives will be
necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of league business. Except in the matter of
removal of officers when full attendance is required. Proxies may be used with written notice to the
G. BOD Meetings - The BOD may have separate meetings at is sole discretion if matters arise that
require immediate attention and a quorum meeting is not needed or possible.
Article IV. OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS, & COMMITTEES 1. INITIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Board of Directors- CRFL will have BOD consisting of
ii. Assistant Commissioner
B. Duties of the BOD- will be determined by resolutions executed by a simple majority vote of all league
members in good standing. Duties shall be listed within the bylaws in Article IV Section 2.
C. Compensation- There is no Compensation for any BOD or member.
D. Nomination - Nomination from 1 voting member with second from a separate voting member
E. Confirmation Commissioner and Officers must be confirmed by simple majority vote of all league
members in good standing.
F. Term All officers shall hold the office for a one (1) year calendar term. Commissioners and Officers
may be re-elected when nomination protocol is followed at the conclusion of term.
G. Removal from the BOD Members of the BOD may be removed from the BOD through written
resignation or a two-thirds (2/3rds) vote from all league members. In the event of a tie vote, the
Commissioner will cast the deciding vote.
2. DEFINITIONS AND DUTIES FOR BOD
i. Qualifications - Should not be a primary (voting) member for any team. If all avenues have
been exhausted and no individual fitting said criteria can be elected, the CRFL shall vacate the
office of commissioner and the duly elected president shall assume responsibilities of the
i. Duties - The Commissioner will facilitate and preside over league meetings, enforce league
rules as designated by resolution of BOD, take primary role in setting an effective operating
budget and timely game schedule. Will act in concert with Head of Officials in establishing and
enforcing rules governing game day play and expected and acceptable conduct during the
normal course of game day activities. If the Commissioner is unavailable or unable to carry
out the duties for any reason the Assistant Commissioner will, on either a temporary or
permanent basis, or for special purposes, assume responsibility of commissioner.
B. Assistant Commissioner - Shall assist the Commissioner as directed by the Commissioner to help in
is duties. He shall act as the secondary contact in the event the commissioner cannot be reached.
Article V. MEMBERSHIP, FRANCHISE & FEES 1. LEAGUE STRUCTURE
A. Division - There may be conferences and/or divisions at the sole discretion of the BOD depending on
number of teams, geographic distances, or various other criteria as deemed necessary for such action.
B. Member Teams - Each member team will have 1(one) primary representative to make decisions on
behalf of their respective team and 1(one) secondary representative who may hold a binding vote in
the absence of said teams primary representative and 1(one) alternative representative who may
attend league meetings in the absence of the primary or secondary representative who may cast a
vote in the absence of both.
2. MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR CRFL ADMISSION
A. Minimum Qualification - Teams must provide: (i) evidence of financial stability, (ii) evidence of
operational stability, (iii) evidence of ability to be competitive, (iv) evidence of ownership and proof of
corporate structure and; (v) be of the highest moral character and deemed an overall good fit for the
image and structure of the CRFL
i. Threshold - The threshold as to whether these basic requirements are met will be at the sole
discretion of the BOD.
3. NEW MEMBERS
A. Procedure for League Admission
i. Application - Those wishing to be considered for admission into the league must complete an
application for admission.
ii. Presentation - The CRFL will request that a formal presentation be made to existing
members at an annual meeting by any applicant to the league.
iii. Majority Vote - A simple majority vote of the existing member team representatives must
approve the applicant for league membership. Existing member teams representatives may
cast their vote in person at the annual meeting or by other means acceptable to the BOD
including the use of email, telephone, or the league website/message board.
B. Acknowledgement: New member teams will be required to expressly be bound by the rules and
regulations of the CRFL including these by laws and will be required to complete a CRFL membership
4. EXISTING TEAMS
A. Annual Review: Existing member teams will be subject to an annual review by the Rules and Ethics
Committee and Commissioner. Member teams should be prepared to provide any information
requested by the BOD or Commissioner to assist in evaluating the existing members compliance with
league rules and regulations. Any member of the Rules and Ethics Committee may not participate in
the review of their own team
B. Removal from CRFL: Should the League determine by two-thirds (2/3rds) majority vote of existing
League members that an existing team is not in compliance with CRFL rules and regulations or for any
other reason the existing team will be removed from the CRFL or be given a specific amount of time to
rectify the situation to the satisfaction of the BOD.
C. Fines: All league fines are nonrefundable and will be considered owing as regular fees and subject to
any penalties associated with unpaid fees.
5. ANNUAL FEES
A. Non Refundable: All league fees and fines paid to CRFL are non-refundable.
B. Annual Fees: New members and existing members of the CRFL will pay an annual entry fee.
i. League fees will be voted on as a part of the annual budge