ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVES
SECTION 1. The PCAA is a cooperative, non-profit organization maintained for the purpose of accomplishing the objectives set forth in these By-Laws. It is expressly provided that none of the income or assets of the PCAA shall inure to the personal benefit of any individual member.
SECTION 2. PCAA is a recreational athletic organization providing all children with the opportunity to have fun, find the winner in them through discipline, teamwork, practice and competitive skills training thus enabling every child of the community to have a safe place to play and learn through the active and healthy lifestyle of athletics.
SECTION 3. In addition to providing recreational athletics, it is the intent of this organization to provide an advanced level of competition in each organized recreational sport offered by tempering good relationships with other athletic associations; providing All-Star opportunities for qualified players; and strengthening relationships with local travel teams.
SECTION 4 Cooperation with the surrounding community is paramount. This association will strive to maintain a solid relationship with the local community and its appointed representatives.
SECTION 5 All adult members of PCAA are encouraged to donate their time and energy as volunteers to help realize the Guiding Principles outlined in this charter. All volunteers who are involved with PCAA are to work for the protection, guidance, well-being and welfare of all participating players.
ARTICLE III - OPERATIONAL POLICIES
SECTION 1. The programs of the PCAA shall be developed through meetings, committees, and projects.
SECTION 2. PCAA’s daily operations are governed by a group of written PCAA Policies. These written policies are designed to give structure and accountability to the association’s operation while also giving the association the flexibility to evolve and respond to unforeseen changes to the environment in which it operates.
SECTION 3. All the written PCAA policies are published and available to any Active Member.
SECTION 4 The PCAA Board of Directors (BOD) can update, interpret and amend the written PCAA Policies via a Full Board Vote.
ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. PCAA is open to all potential players, their parents, guardians and interested adults of the community, regardless of race, creed, or religion. Potential members must meet the requirements established by these Bylaws.
SECTION 2 Membership requirements are as follows:
1. Participating Member- Any registered minor actively participating in a PCAA sanctioned program. The associate’s membership term begins on the date of his/her registration and expires 12 months from the date of registration.
2. Active Member- Any parent or adult guardian of a Participating Member.
3. Non-Active Member- Any parent or adult guardian of a participating member who is no longer “in good standing” due to unpaid financial obligations or sanctions by the BOD according to PCAA Policy on Conduct Detrimental to PCAA.
4. Special Member- Any adult coach or volunteer that is approved as an association member by the BOD according to PCAA Policy on Special Membership.
SECTION 3 No Compensation of any kind will be given to any member for their active volunteer role within the association unless member is contracted as business owner or vendor to perform labor or provide supplies that the association would otherwise be required to purchase from an outside source.
SECTION 4 Fees for each athletic season are to be established by the current BOD based on projected expenditures. The BOD may elect to include additional annual fees as needed.
SECTION 5 Financial Aid will be made available to eligible members according to PCAA Policy on Scholarships/Financial Aid.
SECTION 6 Monetary refunds are dispersed to members according to PCAA Policy on Refunds.
SECTION 7 Registration for PCAA programs takes place according to PCAA Policy on Registration.
ARTICLE V - GOVERNMENT
SECTION 1. PCAA shall be managed by a Board of Directors (BOD) The PCAA Board of Directors consists of:
Vice President Operations
Vice President Baseball
Vice President/Commissioner Softball
Administration & Communication Manager
Fields & Facilities Manager
Commissioner of Majors/Minors
Commissioner of Coach Pitch
Commissioner of T-Ball
SECTION 2. Each BOD Member:
1. Must be 18 years of age or older and an Active member or Special Member of PCAA.
2. Must not use their position to the detriment of PCAA or to their own benefit.
3. May be removed from their board position by a Full Board Vote of the BOD whenever in their judgment the best interests of PCAA will be served by the removal.
SECTION 3 The following BOD positions are elected to two (2) year terms. To maintain continuity within the BOD election of 2 year BOD members is staggered in odd and even years
President (odd years)
Vice President - Operations(even years)
Treasurer (even years)
Administration & Communication Manger (odd years)
Registration Manager (even years)
Fundraising Manager (odd years)
Fields & Facilities Manager (even years)
Marketing Manager (odd years)
SECTION 4 The following BOD positions are elected annually to one (1) year terms.
Vice President Baseball
Vice President/Commissioner of Softball
Commissioner of Majors/Minors
Commissioner of Coach Pitch
Commissioner of T-Ball
SECTION 5 Any BOD positions left unfilled after the BOD election process has been completed can be filled by appointment by the BOD. Positions filled by appointment must be filled via a Full Board Vote of the BOD. Duties of any BOD positions that remain unfilled will be distributed amongst existing BOD members. BOD members may hold multiple positions on the board.
SECTION 6 Committee Chairs are appointed by a Full Board Vote of the BOD. Committee Chairs should be nominated by an existing BOD member. Committee chairs may include, but are not limited to those listed in PCAA Policy on Committees. Committee Chairs can attend BOD meetings by request and/or invitation according to the PCAA Policy on Committees.
SECTION 7 Any BOD Member can nominate an Active Member to become an assistant to his/her position. A Full Board Vote of the BOD is required to approve a BOD assistant. A BOD assistant can be assigned tasks that would normally be completed by the BOD Member. The Assistant can attend Board meetings in place of the BOD member but has no voting privileges. The BOD Assistant can also attend BOD meetings by request and/or invitation according to the PCAA Policy on BOD Assistants.
SECTION 8. Any BOD member of the Board who shall cease to hold membership in the PCAA shall cease to be a member of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 9. The Vice-President-Operations, at the request of, in the absence, disability, or resignation of the President, shall act in his stead.
SECTION 10 All officers shall perform the duties outlined in these By-Laws, in the written PCAA Policy on Board member Responsibilities and those assigned during the course of their term in office and shall deliver to their successors all official materials prior to the meeting at which the new officers preside.
ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS
SECTION 1 General Membership Meetings
1.The BOD will schedule two (2) General membership meetings each year. The Summer annual meeting will be scheduled in June or July, the Winter annual meeting will be scheduled in October or November. Additional General membership meetings may be called by a Full Board Vote of the BOD (Board of Directors).
2.Notice of any General Membership meetings must be given to the membership in accordance with PCAA Policy on Internal Communication
3.Each Active Member shall be entitled to one vote on each item brought before the membership during all general meetings
4.Absentee and proxy votes will not be accepted.
5.At any General Membership Meeting any issues that require a vote by the membership during such a meeting will pass or fail on a simple majority vote of the Active Members in attendance.
SECTION 2 Board of Directors’ Meetings
1.Meetings of the BOD are scheduled on a quarterly basis to facilitate the business of properly operating PCAA.
2.Additional BOD meetings may be scheduled on an “as needed” basis.
3.Board meetings are scheduled by the president and notice of any BOD meetings must be given to the BOD & membership in accordance with PCAA Policy on Internal Communication.
4.A board meeting can also be scheduled by the request of three (3) current board members. Once requested the President must schedule the meeting and give the required notice to BOD members
5.Each board member except the President has 1 vote on all issues brought before the board regardless of the number of BOD positions held. Absentee/proxy votes are allowed in accordance with PCAA Policy on Absentee/Proxy Votes
6.The President will only cast a vote if required to break a tie
7.Any board member should recuse themselves from voting on issues which could directly benefit or impact the board member or their family.
8.Any board member must recuse themselves from voting on issues which could financially impact the board member or their family.
9.BOD Meetings require a Quorum to officially undertake PCAA business
10. A quorum requires a minimum of 2/3 of the BOD be present or represented by proxy. When determining if a quorum exists the number of BOD members x 2/3 is rounded down to the next whole number.
11. A simple majority is required to carry a vote unless otherwise specified within the PCAA By laws or PCAA Policies.
12. BOD votes are divided into two (2) categories. Unless otherwise specified within the PCAA By Laws or PCAA Policies all board votes are Quorum votes.
a. Category 1 Full Board Vote - requires all members of the BOD cast a vote
b. Category 2 Quorum Vote – requires a quorum of BOD members be in attendance and vote
13. Any active member may attend a BOD meeting by submitting a written request in accordance with PCAA Policy on BOD Meetings. It is the responsibility of the President to notify all BOD members should an Active member make such a request.
ARTICLE VII – ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1 BOD elections will take place during the Winter General Meeting.
SECTION 2 Each Active Member shall be entitled to one vote in the election of each member of the BOD. BOD election will be by secret ballot.
SECTION 3 Absentee and proxy votes will not be accepted.
SECTION 4 BOD members are elected by a simple majority vote of the Active Members in attendance.
SECTION 5 Each General Member shall be entitled to make one nomination per open seat for BOD Elections.
SECTION 6 Nominations must be made in person at the General membership Meeting
1. Nominees must be Active or Special Members of the General Membership.
2. Nominees must be present and accept the nomination in person
3. Joint or “co” nominations are not allowed
ARTICLE VIII - COMMITTEES
SECTION 1 Various committees may need to be convened annually to facilitate the daily operation of PCAA. Duties of such committees and requirements for chairmanship & membership are outlined in PCAA Policy on Committees
SECTION 2 Committees will be convened when volunteers are available to staff them and the BOD deems them necessary for the continued operation of PCAA
SECTION 3 New committees can be added to those listed in the written PCAA policy when the BOD deems it necessary and creates required addendum to the written PCAA policy
ARTICLE IX - DISSOLUTION
SECTION 1 In the event of the dissolution of the PCAA, the assets of the PCAA shall be turned over to any successor organization organized to take the place of PCAA.
SECTION 2 Should no successor organization or assigns be available the assets of PCAA will be turned over to the town of Pineville NC with the stipulation that the funds be used for youth athletics, playgrounds and/or parks in the town of Pineville.
ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1 These By-Laws may be amended at any Annual General Meeting of the PCAA should amendments be presented to the membership by the BOD.
ARTICLE XI - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
SECTION 1 Except as otherwise provided in these By-Laws any question of parliamentary order arising in the course of the conduct of any meeting of the PCAA shall be resolved pursuant to the latest revised edition of "Robert's Rules of Order".
ARTICLE XIV - MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 1 Any question as to the meaning or proper interpretation of any of the provisions of these By-Laws or any written PCAA Policy shall be determined by the BOD via Full Board vote.