This organization shall be known as the East Greenwich Lacrosse Association, and shall be a non-profit organization’
ARTICLE II- AIMS AND PURPOSES
To promote sportsmanship and athletic achievement to the highest level each individual can achieve in a manner that honors the game of lacrosse. This will include, but is not limited to, developing the individual and team skills necessary for play, teaching the rules of the game, and developing self respect, respect for fellow players and officials, and respect for the traditions of the game.
As a member of the Rhode Island Chapter of US Lacrosse, East Greenwich Lacrosse Association, will endeavor to develop and promote the game of lacrosse in the town of East Greenwich.
ARTICLE III- MEMBERSHIP
Any person who supports or furthers the aims and purposes of this organization shall be considered a member.
All lacrosse players who are participants of an East Greenwich Lacrosse Association team, upon registration shall be considered a member.
ARTICLE IV- OFFICERS
The officers of the Association shall consist of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer.
The President shall preside over all meetings of the organization and the Board of Directors. The President shall assist all other members as needed.
The Vice-President shall step up and perform all duties of the President in his/her absence, or when asked to do so by the President. The Vice-President shall be in charge of determining that all actions of the organization are in accordance to the by-laws.
The Secretary shall record and keep the minutes of all meetings; keep a current list of all members with their correct information; and maintain a file containing all documents of the organization.
The Treasurer shall collect all monies due to the organization and deposit them accordingly; maintain current records of all financial standings of the institution, and pay all bills owed by the organization.
ARTICLE V- THE BOARD
The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the organization.
The Board shall consist of between five and eleven members.
Each member of the board shall hold a three-year term.
The nominating committee shall consist of the four officers of the Association.
A Quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of the active Board members.
Vacancies- If, for any reason, there shall be a vacancy on the Board, or an elected position, the board shall, by nomination and election, fill each vacancy for the unexpired term.
An Annual Meeting will be held once per year to elect Board members as necessary or to vote on other business for the association.
ARTICLE VI- FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year shall run from July 1 to June 30.
ARTICLE VII- AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS
These by-laws may be amended at any meeting in which a quorum of the board is present. Any changes or proposals must be submitted at the previous meeting.