Georgetown Soccer Club: About GSC

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MISSION STATEMENT

One Community - One Club - Total Youth - All Soccer




Mission Statement
To enhance the growth in youth soccer by providing player development in an environment that is safe, healty, sporting, an chellenging for all players regardless of individual ability allowing a player to reach their fullest potentail.




Vision
To offer the youth of Georgetown County and surronding areas the opportunity to come full circle with their potential as an athlete and person through the game of Soccer.



Goals
To provide all participants the very best training with a strong family oriented foundation, along with player and parent surpport.



Georgetown Soccer Club is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. GSC is a body of volunteers and administrators, donating their time and energy in order to make the game of soccer better for children between the ages of four and seventeen. We are currently in need of sponsors for the 2009 season. For more information on sponsorships please visit our sponsorship page or Contact Us.


Constitution and BY-Laws

 

ARTICLE 1         NAME / AFFILIATIONThis organization shall be known as Georgetown Soccer Club (hereinafter “THE CLUB”) and shall be affiliated with and in compliance with ALL rules, policies and procedures of the SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (hereinafter “SCYSA”), and the United States Youth Soccer Association (hereinafter "USYSA").                                                       
ARTICLE 2         PURPOSE THE ASSOCIATION shall develop, promote and administer a youth soccer club for players residing primarily in SOUTH CAROLINA on behalf of teams, players, coaches, referees, parents and administrators consistent with the bylaws, policies and procedures of SCYSA, USYSA, USSF and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).                                                                                                 
ARTICLE 3         OFFICES The Official Address of the Georgetown Soccer Club (GSC) shall be 217 Yarborough-Graham Drive, Andrews, South Carollina, 29510                                                             
ARTICLE 4         SEASONAL PLAYING YEAR / FISCAL YEAR / REGISTRATION The seasonal playing year of THE CLUB shall begin on the first day of September in each year and end on the last day of August in the following year. The Board of Directors shall determine the fiscal year.  THE CLUB shall register with SCYSA every individual player, coach, team and administrator that is sponsored, financed, coached, organized or administered by THE CLUB. 
ARTICLE 5         EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

 

THE CLUB will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex or national origin.

 ARTICLE 6         ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDERExcept as otherwise provided in these bylaws, all meetings of the Board of Directors shall be conducted in accordance with the latest authorized edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.                                                                                                                               

ARTICLE 7         MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                          

7.1 Membership       Membership in THE CLUB is comprised of members who are Parent(s), Guardians                           or Representatives of  registered Players.                                                              7.1-1 Adherence to Standards Each Member who is a Parent(s), Guardians or Representatives of a Player(s) will adhere to the Bylaws, policies and procedures of THE CLUB, and SCYSA, USYSA, USSF and USOC where applicable.                                                                                                                                                  7.1-2 Voting Rights Members who are Parent(s), Guardians or Representatives of Players that are in good standing with THE CLUB shall have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting and any special meeting of the membership of THE CLUB. Members who are Parent(s), Guardians or Representatives of Players may attend and are entitled to one vote per family.                                                                                               

7.2 Membership Meetings                                                                                                                                                                     7.2-1 Annual General Meeting of Members  THE CLUB shall have an annual general meeting of its members.  The Board of Directors shall determine the date, time and location of that meeting.  Written notification by mail, e-mail, newsletter, or posting at the playing fields of the Club to all Members shall be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.                                                                                                   

7.2-2 Special Meetings The Board of Directors may call a special meeting of the membership at any such time, as the Board of Directors deems necessary. Written notice of the meeting by mail, e-mail, newsletter, or posting at the playing fields of the Club must be given to all Members at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the special meeting.                                                                                                                                                   

  7.2-3 Quorum A quorum shall consist of the smaller, twenty five (25) Members or twenty five percent (25%) of the total number of Members. 7.2-4 Majority Vote Requirement Action of the membership shall be by majority vote, unless otherwise provided by these        bylaws.                                                                                                                                          

  ARTICLE 8         BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                                                          8.1 General Authority The business, property and affairs of the CLUB shall be managed and controlled by a Board of Directors as from time to time constituted. All authority of THE CLUB shall be vested in a Board of Directors unless specified otherwise in these bylaws. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing and enforcing the bylaws, policies and activities of THE CLUB, including but not limited to decisions affecting membership status and appeals procedures.  The Board of Directors may delegate responsibility for day-to-day operations associated with these activities.                                                                                                    

8.2 Board Composition       There shall be a minimum of five (5) Directors of THE CLUB, which number may from time to time be increased by resolution adopted by not less than a majority of the Board of Directors.  Except as otherwise provided in these By-Laws, all members of the Board of Directors shall have and be subject to the same and equal qualifications, rights, privileges, duties, limitations and restrictions.                                  

8.3 Restrictions on Service on Board of Directors A. The Board may remove or dismiss from office any appointed or elected member of the Board for reasonable cause by due process followed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws and subject to the rules of SCYSA, USYSA, USOC and USSF.B. The authority to determine breaches of duties of care, loyalty or candor shall rest with the Board. Generally, no Board member may financially gain as a result of any activity of the Board, or be associated with any company or organization contracting or doing business or potentially in conflict with THE CLUB in any form, unless the Board member has provided full disclosure and received authorization by a majority of non-interested members of the Board.                                                                                                                                

8.4 Meetings 8.4-1 Regular Meetings

The Board shall hold regular meetings at least once each calendar quarter.  The President shall determine the date, time, and location of these meetings and give reasonable notice of the meetings.  Reasonable notice as it relates to “regular meetings” shall mean not less than seven (7) business days.  Such notice shall include but not be limited to the agenda, date, time and place of the meeting.  If the meeting is by a means other than in person, the notice shall also include the means by which the membership may observe the meeting. 

8.4-2 Special Meetings Meetings for a special purpose may be called by the President or upon written application by one quarter of the Directors.  A minimum twenty four-hour notice of meetings for a special purpose shall be given and this notice shall state the purpose.                                                                                                

8.4-3 Teleconferencing A Board Member may conduct any meeting through the use of, any means of communication by which all Directors participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting.     

8.4-4 Meeting Minutes Minutes of all meetings shall be maintained in the corporate minute books.                   

8.5  Quorum A quorum, consisting of the majority of the Board, must be present at all times during Board meetings in order to conduct business.                                                                                                          

8.6 OfficersThe Officers of THE CLUB shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar.   Officers shall be elected by vote of the Board of Directors following the Annual General Meeting.  All officers of THE CLUB shall be residents of the State of SOUTH CAROLINA, unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws.                                                                                                                                             

8.6-1 President The President of THE CLUB shall have the following duties and responsibilities: A. To oversee and coordinate the activities of THE CLUB, the Board of Director, and designee(s) of the Board of Directors.. B. To preside at all Board and membership meetings. C. To serve (or delegate to other Board members to serve) as an ex-officio member of all THE CLUB’S committees, except the Nominating Committee. D. To appoint special or ad hoc committees, subject to Board approval. E. To sign money disbursements made in the name of THE CLUB. F. To appoint, subject to ratification by the Board, Chairs and other members of all standing committees, except where otherwise provided. G. To perform all other duties as shall be necessary to promote and uphold the welfare of youth soccer and to positively affect "the good of the game" within the State of       SOUTH CAROLINA..                                                                                                                              

8.6-2 Vice President The Vice President of THE CLUB shall have the following duties and responsibilities: A. To assume the duties of the President in the case of the resignation of the President until the next Annual General Meeting following the resignation or during a temporary absence; or during the inability of the President to perform the functions of that office. B.  To perform other responsibilities assigned by the BOD or President.   

8.6-3 Secretary The Secretary of THE CLUB shall have the following duties and responsibilities: A. To oversee communication between THE CLUB and its Members to insure that all are kept informed of the activities of THE CLUB. B. To maintain the official records of THE CLUB. C. To be responsible for recording the minutes of all THE CLUB’S meetings except for committee meetings and to report such actions taken at these meetings to all Club Members. D. To be responsible for informing members of meetings, handling correspondence of THE CLUB, and carrying out such other duties as shall be delegated. E.  To perform other responsibilities assigned by the BOD or President.                                                                                                                                

8.6-4 Treasurer The Treasurer of THE CLUB shall have the following duties and responsibilities: A. To ensure the sound financial operation of THE CLUB. B. To oversee the financial (including budget process) policies and procedures for THE CLUB. C. To sign money disbursements made in the name of THE CLUB. D. To present a statement of account at every regular meeting of THE CLUB or the Board and at other times when requested by the Board and make a full report at the Annual General Meeting. E. To serve as Chair of the Finance Committee.

F.  To perform other responsibilities assigned by the BOD or President.                                   

 

8.6-5 RegistrarThe Registrar of THE CLUB shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

A.     To be responsible for proper registration of THE CLUB’S members with SCYSA.  and the certification thereof.
B. To be responsible for enforcing all State and National Rules, Bylaws, and policies 
and procedures governing player registration and team assignment.  

C. To be responsible for the storage and maintenance of records of THE CLUB regarding the registration of teams and players within THE CLUB, and ensure the confidentiality of player information.  

D.  Inform THE CLUB of the activities of the STATE ASSOCIATION as it relates to tournaments, clinics, rule changes, and other matters of interest to THE CLUB.E. To perform other responsibilities assigned by the BOD or President.                                                  

8.7   Terms of OfficeDirectors of THE CLUB shall take office at the close of the meeting at which they are elected by the Membership at the applicable Annual General Meeting, or immediately upon appointment by the Board in order to fill a vacancy. Directors shall serve two-year staggered terms of office. Approximately one-half (50%) of Directors, in order to provide for staggered terms, will be elected each year. An initial term schedule, approved by the board of directors, will be used to establish staggered terms.  Directors may not serve more than three (3) consecutive full terms unless unopposed.                                                                                         8.8  Vacancies Vacancies during the term of any Director shall be filled by appointment by the President, subject to ratification by a majority vote by the Board. However, the Vice President shall fill a vacancy in the Office of the President and the Board will then elect a new Vice President. Any person appointed to fill a Director vacancy shall serve for the balance of the term of the vacating Director.  The Board may create special committees or task forces as needed for the effective oversight of THE  CLUB’S operations.                                     

ARTICLE 9         INDEMNIFICATION

To the extent not inconsistent with the laws of the State of SOUTH CAROLINA, every person (and the heirs estate, executors, administrators and personal representatives of such person) who is or was a Director, officer of paid staff of the Corporation shall be indemnified by the Corporation as provided in the act.

 ARTICLE 10         RISK MANAGEMENTThe Club shall enforce and comply with ALL Risk Management policies and procedures set forth by the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association and U S Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). 

ARTICLE 11         AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION

A. Any proposed amendments of THE CLUB’S Bylaws or Constitution shall be submitted in writing to the Board at least forty five (45) days prior to the Annual General meeting at which the proposed amendments will be submitted for a vote.
B. In order to adopt the proposed Bylaw, two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast at said meeting must vote in favor of the proposed modifications.

ARTICLE 12          EXEMPT STATUSAny and all assets of THE CLUB are permanently dedicated to exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provisions of future laws).  THE CLUB shall not be operated for pecuniary profit and shall have no capital stock and shall make no distribution of dividends to its members, Directors, officers or persons having a private interest in the activities of THE CLUB, except that THE CLUB shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these Bylaws.

No substantial part of the activities of THE CLUB shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and THE CLUB shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution or statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. In the event THE CLUB is dissolved, the Board shall pay, satisfy and discharge all liabilities and obligations of THE CLUB or make adequate provisions therefore and distribute all remaining assets of THE CLUB to an organization or organizations engaged in activities substantially similar to those of THE CLUB and organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes as shall at that time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provisions of future laws).