Burbank Titan's Youth Football & Cheerleading Association: Titan Operations

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Burbank Titan Youth Football & Cheerleading Association's Legal Regulations

 We are a not-for-profit domestic corporation, licensed to operate in the State of Illinois, for the purpose of providing a place for children to learn football & cheerleading, from the ages of 5 to 14 years of age. The Titans are a member of the Metro Youth Football League. The Metro league consists of 12 other Associations for the purpose of competing against one another.



Legal Requirements-
(Listed Below)

Illinois State Charter
Incorporation Date - March 26th, 1980.

Annual Report to the Illinois Secretary of State

Annual Report to the Illinois Attorney General

Annual Tax Forms to the Internal Revenue Service

Illinois Sales Tax Exemption - Renewal every 5 years

Federal Nonprofit Tax Exemption Letter - One Time Application

Illinois Food Safety & Sanitation Certificate

Annual Stickney Township Food Permit

Past & Current Legal Status & Compliance-

Illinois State Charter - Current- Reapplied for copy in 2004.

Annual Report to the Illinois Secretary of State - Past - Years 2001, 2002, 2003 - past due. Currently- Years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 completed & filed - April 2013. All subsequent annual reports completed & filed. 

Annual Report to the Illinois Attorney General - As of August 2013- received confirmation that Titan's are in good standing. 


Annual Tax Forms to the Internal Revenue Service - All subsequent annual tax forms completed & filed and current as of 2011. Taxes will be completed and filed in July of 2013 for the 2012 season.

Illinois Sales Tax Exemption Letter- Renewed - September, 2009. - Currently - Letter expires in June 2014.

Federal Nonprofit Tax Exemption - Approved September 26th, 2007. Now recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Food Permit- Currently - Food Permit applied for & received. Health inspection is performed annually.



Burbank Titans Governance

The Titans Association is governed by a volunteer 14 member board. The full Board meets once a month. The Board follows the Titan's bylaws, the Robert's Rules of Order &  the Illinois not-for-profit statutes. Within the Board, there is an Executive Committee consisting of the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer & the DOR (Designated Organization Representative to the Metro Youth Football League). The Executive Committee meets and makes decisions on behalf of the Board only when there is insufficient time to meet with the full Board and when the bylaws dictate.

The Titan's Association are members of the Metro Youth Football League (MYFL), the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association(IRCA), Metroplex Arena Football League & the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation(IKWF). The by-Laws, rules & regulations from these leagues must be followed as well.

MYFL bylaws, rules & regulations. These rules pertain to ages & weights that football players are eligible to play within the Metro league. MYFL also decides the scheduling of games & the game itself. The DOR from each Association are in charge of the field during the games.

IRCA bylaws, rules & regulations. These rules pertain to ages & size of the squads that are eligible to participate in competition.

Metroplex bylaws, rules & regulations. These rules pertain to ages & weights that arena football players are eligible to play. The Arena league also decides the scheduling of games & the game itself.

IKWF bylaws, rules & regulations. These rules pertain to ages & weights that wrestlers are eligible to compete.

We also must abide by all park district/high school rules while present on their property. For example, the Titans Game Field, the Titans practice field & the concession stand are the properties of the Burbank Park District & therefore we must follow the rules & regulations set forth by the Burbank Park District.

As do any other nonprofit organization- the Burbank Titans are also monitored by the IRS, Illinois Attorney General's Office & the Illinois Secretary of State.


Handout: 2011 Titan Bylaws

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