By Laws

IMHOTEP INTERNATIONAL SOCCER ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

ADOPTED –Feb. 1, 2002

AMENDED –

Article I Name

The name of this association shall be the Imhotep International Soccer Association, also known as IISA, and is to be incorporated as a non-profit corporation within the State of Georgia.

Article II Mission

The Imhotep International Soccer Association provides SouthWest Atlanta, Fulton County, and surrounding area youth and adults the opportunity to participate in quality soccer and educational programs appropriate to their desire, skill, and commitment.

Article III Vision

We dedicate ourselves to provide recreational players fundamental skills and developmental opportunities that shall enable them to play soccer in an environment that fosters fun, participation and learning. We are committed to developing competitive student athletes by providing them the best soccer education and training in Greater Atlanta.

Article IV Address

The address of IISA is: 541 Harwell Rd.

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Article V Affiliations

IISA is affiliated with the Georgia Youth Soccer Association (GYSA) and its parent organization Georgia State Soccer Association (GSSA), the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and its parent organization the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Article VI Membership

  1. All who participate in the following IISA activities are considered members of IISA and may vote on IISA membership matters brought before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or other general membership meetings as directed:

 

  1. Parents or legal guardians with child(ren) registered on IISA team(s).
  2. Non-paid members of the Executive Board and subordinate committees.
  3. Coaches and assistant coaches of IISA teams.
  4. Non-parents (individuals who are not parents of players registered with IISA for the current playing year) voted to membership status by the Executive Board (Note: Membership in IISA of non-parents must be voted upon and renewed annually and may be rescinded by majority vote of the Executive Board at any time.)

 

  1. Provided they meet the criteria in paragraph 1, all who participate in the following IISA Recreation activities are considered members of the IISA recreation program and may vote on IISA recreation matters as presented at Recreation Committee meetings:

 

  1. Parents or legal guardians with child(ren) registered on IISA team(s).
  2. Members of the Recreation Committee.
  3. Recreation coaches and assistant coaches.

 

  1. Provided they meet the criteria in paragraph 1, all who participate in the following IISA Select activities are considered members of the IISA Select program and may vote on IISA Select membership matters as presented at Select Committee meetings:

 

  1. Parents or legal guardians with child(ren) registered on IISA team(s).
  2. Members of the Select Committee.
  3. Select coaches and assistant coaches.

 

  1. Voting members of IISA and those holding voting positions on the Executive Board, Recreation Committee, or Select Committee must be a member of IISA for the current playing year. If, during tenure, membership in IISA is lost, voting eligibility on IISA governing bodies is forfeited.

 

Article VII IISA Meetings

 

  1. The annual IISA Officer election/IISA General Meeting (AGM) shall be held between May 1st and June 30th of each year. Other IISA meetings may be held as directed by the Executive Board president with a forty-five (45) day notice. A quorum of ten (10) members is required to conduct business at any IISA general membership meeting. The purpose of an AGM is to elect officers, make modifications to constitution and by-laws submitted in writing at least 45 days in advance of the AGM in care of the President and Secretary, and vote on issues raised pertaining to the administration of IISA.

 

  1. IISA meetings where votes or binding decisions occur should be open to the membership and must be recorded in official minutes. Exceptions to this could include executive sessions, Discipline & Protest, Ethics & Grievances, or Risk Management meetings where sensitive information warrants privacy.

 

  1. IISA committees may hold and conduct their own committee position election, membership and committee meetings as required.

 

  1. Recreation or Select Committee meetings must be announced to the respective membership as to location, date, and time no later than two weeks prior to the announced meeting date.

 

  1. Regular monthly meetings of the Executive Board and Committees (also known as governing bodies) shall be scheduled by the President and/or respective Chairpersons. Meetings shall be scheduled on a set day/time/place each month to allow for maximum attendance by the committee members.

 

  1. A quorum of 50% plus 1 of respective eligible voting members present of governing bodies (one member per designated position) is required to conduct the business of the respective governing body. The exception to this is general membership meetings where a quorum of ten (10) is required. The use of proxy is permitted. Proxy authorization must be in writing (verbal proxy is not permitted) by the person(s) allowing proxy vote. The authorization must be dated, signed, and state what the proxy is for and for which specific meeting the proxy is valid. The individual using the proxy at a IISA meeting must be a member of IISA. Proxies must conform to both Robert’s Rules of Order as defined in this document and the current version of the USYSA By-Laws.

 

  1. A simple majority of votes shall decide rulings, requests and questions except amendments to Constitution and Bylaws, Playing Rules (each of which requires approval by two-thirds majority of the respective governing body), and player/coach dismissal (which requires a recommendation provided via the Discipline & Protest and/or Ethics & Grievance Committees). Dissenting votes to any ruling, request or question shall be recorded in official minutes and, at the request of those dissenting, reasons for that dissent shall be recorded. Policies and Procedures shall be under the authority of the respective governing body but must not conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws. (Grammatical changes, or order of placement changes to the Constitution and Bylaws that do not change the content, meaning or interpretation of the document are not considered to be amendments.)

 

  1. Elected Officers of the Executive Board or members of committees can be removed from office for the following reasons.

 

  1. Any officer/committee member missing three successive scheduled meetings without cause.
  2. Any officer/committee member that no longer meets the membership requirements.
  3. Any officer/committee member that resigns by formally submitting a letter of resignation to the President or Chairperson of the appropriate governing body.
  4. Any officer/committee member who is considered to bring disrepute, or acts against the best interests of IISA. Two-thirds of the governing body affected (not including the officer/committee member being recalled) are required to vote in the affirmative to recall the officer/committee member from office. For the purpose of this recall vote, the President/Chairperson (if he/she is not being recalled) are entitled to vote on the decision.

 

  1. When the President / Chairperson is removed from office the Vice President / Vice Chairperson shall assume the duties of the President / Chairperson as an interim officer/ committee member. In this situation, for the now vacant Vice President / Vice Chairperson office, or if any other Elected Officer is removed, an Interim Officer shall be elected by a majority vote of that governing body. The interim officer/committee member shall serve until such time that a replacement officer/committee member is selected by a vote of the membership of that governing body during the next scheduled election. The newly elected officer/committee member shall serve out the unexpired term of the office he/she is replacing.
  2. Robert’s Rules of Order (current version as endorsed by the American Society of Parliamentarians) shall govern IISA meetings and assemblies.

 

Article VIII Organization

 

  1. The IISA shall be administered by the Executive Board and chaired by the IISA

President. The Executive Board shall have the authority to:

  1. Conduct all business of the Executive Board.
  2. Oversee and enforce the IISA Constitution and Bylaws, Executive Board Policies and Procedures, Recreation/Select Policies and Procedures, Playing Rules, and any other rules adopted by IISA.
  3. Fill vacancies among the members of the Executive Board.
  4. Enforce the Laws of the Game and rulings of GYSA, GSSA, USYSA, and USSF.
  5. Settle appeals of Recreation/Select Committee decisions (including dismissals) unless appeal is made to the, GYSA, GSSA, USYSA, or USSF.
  6. Make decisions on all IISA matters not covered by the Constitution and Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, Playing Rules or other rules adopted by IISA.
  7. Administer the finances of IISA to include:

 

  1. Management and approval of the annual operating budget.
  2. Approve contracts with external entities.
  3. Approval by majority vote any expense that exceeds the budgeted amount by 5% or any non-budgeted expense that exceeds $ 250.00.
  4. Management of the marketing plan for the express purpose of seeking additional funding sources for the association.
  5. Determine capital investment fees and overhead coverage fees related to Recreation and Select registration.

 

  1. Bear final responsibility for all aspects of the association, programs, committees, teams, players and coaches
  2. Manage contracts with external entities.

 

  1. Elected Executive Board members shall take office on July 1st of the year that they are elected to their positions.
  2. “Officers” of IISA are defined as non-paid voting members of the Executive Board. As such, the Officers of IISA are the “President”, “Vice-President”, “Secretary”, “Director of Marketing”, “Director of Referees”, “Recreation Chairperson”, “Select Chairperson”, and “Trustee/Past President”. Because the “Business Manager” and “Director of Coaching” are paid positions, they are not officers of IISA although they are non-voting members of the Executive Board.
  3. The Recreation program shall be administered by the Recreation Committee and chaired by the Recreation Chairperson. The Recreation Committee shall have the authority to:

 

  1. Conduct all business of the Recreation program and Committee.
  2. Manage the election process for committee positions. Term of office for elected positions is one year.
  3. Vote on all issues requiring a Committee decision. The Chairperson shall not vote except to cast the deciding vote , in case of a tie, or in cases of player/Coach dismissal or committee member removal.
  4. Administer the finances of the Recreation Program to include:
  5. Setting yearly player fees.
  6. Management of the annual Recreation program budget.
  7. Approval by majority vote any expense that exceeds the budgeted amount by 5% or any other non-budgeted expense exceeding $250.00 (Note: Such overages must also be approved by the Executive Board).
  8. Management of by-laws and procedures pertaining to the Recreation Program.

 

  1. The Select Program shall be administered by a Select Committee and shall be

chaired by the Select Chairperson. The Select Committee shall have the authority to:

 

  1. Conduct all business of the Select Committee and Select Program.
  2. Manage the election process for committee positions. Term of office for elected positions is one year.
  3. Vote on all issues requiring a Committee decision. The Chairperson shall not vote except to cast the deciding vote, in case of a tie, or in cases of player/Coach dismissal or committee member removal.
  4. Administer the finances of the Select Program to include:

 

  1. Setting the yearly player fee and making additional assessments as

deemed necessary.

  1. Management of the annual Select Program budget.
  2. Approval by majority vote any expense that exceeds the budgeted amount by 5% or any other non-budgeted expense that exceeds $250.00 (Note: Such overages must also be approved by the Executive Board).
  3. Management of by-laws and procedures pertaining to the Select Program.

 

  1. Any paid position within IISA shall be subject to the terms and conditions of their respective contract with IISA in addition to the rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines of IISA and it’s affiliates. Anyone holding a paid position or financial contract within IISA cannot vote on matters pertaining directly nor indirectly to their paid position or contract.

The organization of IISA shall consist of the following:

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director of Coaching and Player Development

Recreation Committee

Chairperson

Vice-Chairperson

Secretary

Registrar

Director of Education

Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

Age Group Coordinators

Select Committee

Chairperson

Vice-Chairperson

Secretary

Registrar

Tournament Director

Director of Education

Fundraising Coordinator

Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

Team Representatives

Article IX Duties of Executive Board, Recreation Committee, & Select Committee

Members

  1. The President shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Be responsible for the overall operation of IISA and shall preside over all Executive Board meetings.
  3. Serve ex-officio on all committees.
  4. Appoint special committees as necessary to enhance operation of IISA.
  5. Represent or appoint a delegate to represent IISA at meetings of IISA affiliates or organizations with which IISA has affairs.
  6. In case of a tie, cast the deciding vote at Executive Board meetings.
  7. Ensure line item expenses exceeding 5% of budget or other non-budgeted expenses exceeding $250.00 are approved by the Executive Board.
  8. Present an annual written and verbal “state of the association” report at the Annual General Meeting summarizing association plans, operations and results.
  9. The Vice-President shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Succeed to the duties of the President in his/her absence or at the President’s discretion.
  3. Coordinate the practice field requirements and field maintenance requirements for the association.
  4. Designate a “Field Scheduler” .
  5. In coordination with the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department, and other playing field owners (postpone, cancel, or cause to be rescheduled any game, practice, clinic or tryout due field conditions. Considerations include long-term damage to fields.
  6. Oversee the registration process.
  7. Coordinate the strategic planning functions of the Executive Board assisted by the Trustee (Past President).
  8. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Treasurer shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Be bonded.
  3. Maintain Executive Board financial records and provide a report for all scheduled Executive Board meetings.
  4. Maintain Executive Board accounts. Maintain current signature cards for disbursement of Board funds. Authorization for payments/expenditures must include any two of the following:
  5. President
  6. Vice-President
  7. Treasurer
  8. Director of Coaching
  9. Select Committee Chairperson

 

  1. Prepare and manage the annual budget using a standard format for income and expense management by Executive Board, Recreation Committee, and Select Committee members.
  2. Prepare and manage the annual budget using a standard format for income and expense management for use by members of other standing and special committees.
  3. Maintain Recreation and Select financial records and provide a budget status report at scheduled Recreation and Select Committee meetings.
  4. Oversee purchasing.
  5. Manage concessions.
  6. Arrange for an annual audit of all IISA financial records by an independent auditor.
  7. File or assist in filing any necessary government reports or forms.
  8. Oversee the investment of IISA funds.
  9. Arrange for the regular publication of the newsletter with input from the Executive Board and especially the Recreation and Select Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinators.
  10. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Secretary shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Maintain and distribute minutes of IISA Executive Board Meetings
  3. Maintain records and documents for IISA other than financial.
  4. Avail club documents as per normal and customary sunshine laws.
  5. Oversee the administration of IISA governing documents, policies, and procedures.
  6. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Director Of Marketing shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Prepare, obtain Executive Board approval for and execute an annual marketing plan to promote and support IISA operations and growth.
  3. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Director Referees shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Be responsible to (1) recruit, train and license referees in the USYSA Laws Of The Game; (2) develop and assess in adequate numbers as to meet recreation and select game assignment needs with qualified referees; (3) instruct referees in GSSA / GYSA and IISA modifications to the Laws.
  3. Be responsible for maintaining the records of disbursements of referee game fees in coordination with the Business Manager.
  4. Appoint a referee assignor and oversee the “assignor” process.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

1..  The Recreation Chairperson shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Be responsible for the operation and administration of the Recreation Program of IISA and represent the interests of the Recreation Committee at Executive Board meetings
  3. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

The Select Chairperson shall:

Be an officer of IISA.

Be responsible for the operation and administration of the Select Program of IISA and represent the interests of the Select Committee at Executive Board meetings.

Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Trustee (Past President) shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA.
  2. Aid and assist the IISA President by providing continuity and execute any other tasks as required provided that the Past President left office by election or term.
  3. Support the Vice President with coordination of the strategic planning functions of the Executive Board.

 

  1. Director of Coaching and Player Development shall:

 

  1. Not be an officer of IISA by virtue that this is a paid position within IISA.
  2. Be a non-voting member of the Executive Board
  3. Be responsible for Coach, Trainer, Player and Team development as directed and specified by the Executive Board.
  4. Manage camps, seminars, skills sessions, etc. as stipulated in the contract with IISA.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Secretary at the start of each Executive Board meeting.

 

  1. The Recreation Committee shall include:

Chairperson

Vice-Chairperson

Secretary

Registrar

Director Education

Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

Age Group Coordinators

 

  1. The Recreation Chairperson shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA and a voting member of the Executive Board
  2. Be responsible for the overall strategic planning, operation and administration of the

Recreation program and preside at all Recreation Committee meetings.

  1. Serve as the Recreation Chairperson of the IISA Executive Board and provide reports of Recreation program plans, operations and results to the Executive Board.
  2. Cast the deciding vote at Recreation Committee meetings and vote in cases of player/coach dismissal.
  3. Work with the Director of Marketing and Trustee/Past President of the Executive Board with fundraising activities that apply to the Recreational Committee.
  4. Represent or appoint a delegate to represent the Recreation Program at meetings of IISA affiliates to include GSSA, GYSA, etc.
  5. Provide input to the President for the annual summary of plans, operations and results at the AGM.

 

  1. The Recreation Vice-Chairperson shall:

 

  1. Succeed to the duties of the Chairperson in his/her absence or at the Chairperson’s discretion at Recreation Committee meetings.
  2. Be responsible for conducting a fair and random draw with the assistance of the Age Group Coordinators and the Registrar.
  3. Manage the Recreation Program by-laws, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  4. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.
  5. The Recreation Secretary shall:

 

  1. Record the minutes of all Recreation Committee meetings.
  2. Prepare and distribute minutes to Committee members no later than two weeks after each meeting.
  3. Be responsible for correspondence from the Recreation Committee.
  4. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Recreation Registrar shall:

 

  1. Be responsible for supervising and directing player registration to ensure all players are registered properly with IISA and GYSA.
  2. Provide Recreation Age Group Coordinators with registration data in a timely manner.
  3. Liaison with GYSA/GSSA and other club affiliates as required.
  4. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Recreation Director Of Education shall:

 

  1. Be responsible for coordinating player and coach training for the Recreation program.
  2. Be responsible for coordinating coach licensing as required and maintain records of such.
  3. Develop and maintain coaching, player, and committee position handbooks.
  4. Maintain a reference library for use by the recreation coaches.
  5. Coordinate with the IISA Director of Coaching and Player Development on all issues of player/coach training.
  6. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Recreation Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator shall:

 

  1. Attain and maintain sponsorships with guidance from the Director of Marketing.
  2. Notify the media of registration dates, schedules, tournament dates/results and game scores.
  3. Update the Team Hotline with current information messages for the membership.
  4. Provide timely input for the web page and publication of the newsletter.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Recreation Purchasing Coordinator shall:

 

  1. Be responsible for coordinating all matters pertaining to purchasing uniforms, equipment and team/individual pictures.
  2. Be responsible for distribution of all uniforms, equipment and team/individual pictures.
  3. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Recreation Age Group Coordinators shall:

 

  1. Recruit, select and appoint coaches for their age group(s).
  2. Be responsible for communication between the Recreation Committee and coaches and resolve minor problems the coaches may have.
  3. Provide coaches a suggested list of topics to discuss with parents prior to the season concerning rules, conduct, etc.
  4. Assist in conducting a fair and random draw.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Committee shall include:

 

Chairperson

Vice-Chairperson

Secretary

Registrar

Director of Education

Purchasing Coordinator

Tournament Director

Fundraising Coordinator

Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator

Team Representatives

 

  1. The Select Chairperson shall:

 

  1. Be an officer of IISA and a voting member of the Executive Board.
  2. Be responsible for the overall strategic planning, operation and administration of the

Select program and preside at all Select Committee meetings.

  1. Serve as the Select Chairperson of the IISA Executive Board and provide regular reports of Select Program operations to the Executive Board.
  2. Cast the deciding vote at Select Committee meetings and vote in cases of player/coach dismissal.
  3. Work with the Director of Marketing and Trustee/Past President of the Executive Board with fundraising activities that apply to the Select Committee.
  4. Represent or appoint a delegate to represent the Select Program at all meetings of IISA affiliates to include GSSA, GYSA, etc.
  5. Provide input to the President for the annual summary of plans, operations and results at the AGM.

 

  1. The Select Vice-Chairperson shall:

 

  1. Succeed to the duties of the Chairman in his/her absence or at the discretion of the Chairperson at Select Committee meetings.
  2. Assist the Director of Coaching and Player Development with the coordination and implementation of the tryout process.
  3. Manage the Select Program by-laws, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  4. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Secretary shall:
  2. Record the minutes of Select Committee meetings.
  3. Prepare and distribute minutes to committee members no later than two weeks after meetings.
  4. Be responsible for correspondence from the Select Committee.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Registrar shall:

 

  1. Ensure proper and timely registration of Select Program players.
  2. Ensure compliance with requirements mandated by IISA affiliations and maintain a current list of such requirements.
  3. Coordinate team roster formation with the Director Of Coaching and Select Team coaches in a timely manner.
  4. Submit Select rosters to IISA Board ofDirector for review.
  5. Liaison with GYSA/GSSA as required.
  6. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Director Of Education shall:

 

  1. Be responsible for assisting the Director of Coaching and Player Development with coordinating all player and coach training for the Select program.
  2. Be responsible for coordinating coach licensing as required and maintain records of such.
  3. Develop and maintain the coaching, player, and Committee position handbooks.
  4. Maintain a reference library for use by the Select coaches.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Purchasing Coordinator shall:
  2. Seek and present bids for club uniforms and related items as outlined by Executive Board Purchasing Policy.
  3. Administer the Select Program Uniform Policy.
  4. Maintain and administer the inventory of Select Program property.
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Select Tournament Director shall:

 

  1. Be responsible for organizing and directing IISA Select tournaments.
  2. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings as needed.

 

  1. The Select Fundraising Coordinator shall:

.

  1. Be responsible for development and coordination of fundraising programs for the Select Program and individual teams consistent with the IISA marketing program consistent with IRS code as applied to non-profit organizations.
  2. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Select Secretary at committee meetings.

 

  1. The Team Representatives shall:

 

  1. Represent the interests of their teams and vote at Select Committee meetings consistent with committee rules regarding team representation.
  2. Maintain an on-going dialogue with the Director Of Coaching and Select Committee members to maintain communications with respect to committee plans, operations and results.

 

  1. The Select Publicity/Sponsorship Coordinator shall:

 

  1. Attain and maintain sponsorships with guidance from the Director of Marketing.
  2. Notify the media of tryout dates, game schedules, tournament dates/results and game scores.
  3. Update the Team Hotline with current information messages for the membership.
  4. Provide timely input for the web page and publication of the newsletter
  5. Submit a written (or e-mail) activity report to the Recreation Secretary at committee meetings.

 

Article X IISA Elections

 

  1. Election of IISA officers shall be conducted at Annual General Membership meetings (AGM). Membership must be notified, by mail, of date, location and time of the AGM meeting 45 days in advance or other general membership meetings as directed. Per Article VII, the AGM must occur no later than June 30 of each year.
  2. Executive Board terms are for 2 years, with elections held each year to maintain vision and direction. In even numbered years (e.g. Year 2000), the President, Director of Referees, and Select Committee Chairperson are elected. In odd numbered years (e.g. 2001), the Vice-President, Secretary, Director of Marketing, and Recreation Committee Chairperson are elected.
  3. New officers of IISA shall assume office on July 1st for a term of two (2) years. No term limits are in effect.
  4. Recreation and Select committee elections must occur prior to May 1 with committee members assuming their positions on July 1st.
  5. IISA officers and committee members must be a member of IISA at the time of the election and for the duration of their term.

 

Article XI Funding

 

  1. IISA shall be a not-for-profit Georgia Corporation and will manage its financials consistent with applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  2. IISA shall be funded by registration fees, sponsorships, contributions, fund-raising events/functions, and earnings on income.
  3. The Recreation and Select Committees shall determine their funding requirements and set their registration fees, with Executive Board approval.
  4. In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the organization shall be frozen and put under the safe guard ofa TBD escrow account. When a succeeding soccer organization, duly affiliated with the national governing body (USSF) is approved by the IISA Board, the assets shall be turned over to the new soccer organization.

 

Article XII Amendments

 

Amendments to the IISA Constitution and Bylaws and Playing Rules require approval by two-thirds majority of the attending membership provided a quorum is present. Policies and Procedures of the Executive Board and all committees may be adopted or amended by the respective bodies and must adhere to the spirit, intent and letter of the IISA Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Article XIII Other Committees

 

The following standing committees shall be established by the IISA Executive Board and shall be represented on the Executive Board by a non-voting chairperson who shall administer the duties and responsibilities of the committee and report to the Executive Board regarding its activities. The President prior to the beginning of each seasonal year shall appoint the chairperson of each standing committee.

 

  1. Discipline and Protest (D&P) Committee shall administer discipline and protest hearings at the league level in accordance with GYSA rules and policies. The designated chairperson shall appoint a minimum of three (3) additional committee members, to be selected from the IISA recreation program general membership not holding a position on the Executive Board. The D&P Committee shall meet as necessary and provide a report of its activities and findings at each regular monthly Executive Board meeting. Recommendations regarding sanctions to be imposed shall be presented to the IISA Executive Board for discussion and vote. The first avenue of appeal regarding any league sanctions or decisions is the GYSA Board of Directors.
  2. Ethics & Grievance (E&G) Committee shall investigate, review and render a recommendation regarding any misconduct or inappropriate behavior by a player, coach, league official, or spectator as reported to the IISA Executive Board by any means other than an official referee incident report and which fall beyond the scope of either the IISA or GYSA D&P Committees. Such behavior is not limited to game settings and may include practices, camps, or any other official league activity. The designated chairperson shall select a minimum of three (3) additional committee members, to be selected from the IISA general membership not holding a position on the Executive Board and with at least one (1) member each from both the recreation and select program general membership. The E&G Committee shall meet as necessary and provide a report of its activities and findings at each regular monthly Executive Board meeting. Recommendations regarding sanctions to be imposed and/or actions to be taken shall be presented to the IISA Executive Board for discussion and vote. The first avenue of appeal regarding any league sanctions or decisions is the GYSA Board of Directors.
  3. Risk Management Committee shall administer a IISA risk management program in accordance with GYSA rules and policies. The scope of activities shall include the reduction of risk to IISA via a program including, but not limited to, physical safety measures, legal liability controls, personnel background checks, public health practices, etc. The designated chairperson shall select a minimum of three (3) additional committee members, to be selected from the IISA general membership not holding a position on the Executive Board and with at least one (1) member each from both the recreation and select program general membership. The Risk Management Committee shall meet as necessary and provide a report of its activities at each regular monthly Executive Board meeting. Recommendations regarding policies to be implemented and/or actions to be taken shall be presented to the IISA Executive Board for discussion and vote.