By-Laws Articles 6-10

Article VI

Board of Directors

6.1          Powers - The business and affairs of the PSL shall be managed by the duly elected Board of Directors (Board) who shall have jurisdiction over all teams, coaches, and players affiliated with the PSL.

6.2          Number - The Board shall consist of 6 director members.  The exact number of directors may change from year to year as determined by the Board without further amendment to these by-laws.  The following offices shall be members of the Board: President, Treasurer, Open Commissioner, Over 30 Commissioner, and two (2) Director At Large Board Members.  Additional positions may be added to the Board as the Board deems necessary.

6.3          Term of Office - Each Board Member shall hold office for two (2) years.

6.4          Removal of Director - The Board may declare vacant, at its discretion, the office of any Board Member absent without due case from three (3) consecutive meetings of the board.  A Board Member may also be removed by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the votes present at any special meeting called for this purpose.      

6.5          Vacancies - Vacancies on the Board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board or by a majority vote of the members present at a special meeting called for such a purpose.

6.6 Officers

6.6.1       President - The President is responsible for the total management of the PSL.  He shall preside over all meetings; appoint all committee chairmen with the approval of the Board and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees; shall appoint a member of the Board to act as recording secretary at any meeting of the PSL; shall cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie at any meeting of the PSL; shall have the authority to countersign all checks; shall represent the PSL or appoint a replacement to serve as a delegate at all ISSA meetings.

6.6.2       Vice-President – The Vice-President is also the Over-30 Commissioner.

6.6.3       Treasurer - The Treasurer shall be in charge of the finances of the PSL and make financial report available at all regular meetings of the PSL and the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall maintain a detailed account of the income and expenditures of the PSL; shall deposit all funds upon receipt in a bank account in the name of the PSL; shall be responsible for presenting a budget and preparing a full financial report to the membership; shall sign all checks which must be countersigned by either the President, Vice-President, or another Commissioner.

6.6.4       Commissioner(s) - There will be at least one (1) Commissioner elected to serve on the Board of Directors.  The Board may approve the election of as many Commissioners as they deem necessary, including but not limited to an Open Commissioner and Over-30/38/40 Commissioner.  The Commissioner(s) shall be responsible for scheduling all regular season games as well as any post season or mid-season tournaments.  The Commissioner(s) will have the regular season schedule completed at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the season.  The Commissioner(s) shall keep track of all league scores and standings.  The individual teams are responsible for reporting their scores to the Commissioner as outlined in the by-laws.  The Commissioner will report the standings at least every two (2) weeks to all Team Managers.  The Commissioner is also responsible for notifying all teams of meetings and /or events associated with the PSL.  The Commissioner(s) may countersign checks.  The Commissioner(s) levies(levy) and collects (collect) any and all fines as mandated by the by-laws.

6.6.5       Director-At-Large – Any director-at-large shall perform all other duties as determined by the board of directors, including voting and working on special projects.

6.7          Resignation of Director - A Director may resign at any time upon written notice to the President.


Article VII


7.1   Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general meeting held at the conclusion of the outdoor season.

7.2   The President, Open Men's Commissioner and treasurer shall be elected in even-numbered years.  The Over 30 Commissioner/Vice-President and Directors-at-large shall be elected in odd-numbered years.


Article VIII


8.1          Nominating Committee - A nominating committee shall be appointed by the President to present a slate of officers at the general meeting in October.  Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the general meeting.

8.2          Grievance Committee - This committee shall be responsible for arbitrating all grievances and disputes within the PSL.  The committee shall be made up of the President, Treasurer, and the Commissioner(s).  In the event the grievance is against one of the members of the Grievance Committee, the remaining board members shall arbitrate.

8.3          Publicity Committee - This committee shall be responsible for all advertising and public relation activities for the league.  The chairman of this committee shall be appointed by the President.

8.4          Tournament Committee - This committee will be responsible for all activities associated with any tournaments    sponsored by the PSL.

8.5          Other Committees - The President, with the approval of the Board, may appoint any other committees as may be required for the good of the organization.


Article IX

Referee Assignments/Referee Assignors

9.1          Referees for all regular season games and all post-season or mid-season tournaments shall be assigned by the Referee Assignor.  The Board has the authority to pay for this service if it cannot find a volunteer to fill this position.

9.2          Referee Assignors shall have the following responsibilities:

                                1.             assigning referees for all sanctioned PSL games.

                                2.             available to be contacted, or designate another assignor designate, up to 1/2 hour after scheduled starting times for all PSL games.

                                3.             referee PSL games if and when a scheduled referee does not appear.

                                4.             recommend any increase in referee fees for tournament games, subject to Board approval. (The Board will retain authority to establish referee fees for the regular season consistent with any guidelines or dictates of the  ISSA and/or Illinois State Referee Committee.

                                5.             contact the home team any time a referee assignment has been changed.

                                6.             contact the assigned referee if any change has been made to either the location or time of any scheduled game.  (Any changes to the scheduled game must be made within 72 hours of the scheduled game.)

                                7.             informing all referees of all PSL rules and regulations.

                                8.             notify the league of all rule changes and interpretations.

For complying with all of the above, the Referee Assignor(s) shall be paid a fee as determined by the Board.  This fee shall be on a per game basis and shall be considered to cover any and all expenses incurred by the Assignor.  The league will therefore not pay any additional or unauthorized expenses incurred by the Referee Assignor(s).

9.2          The referees assigned must be certified by the USSF for the year in which they are being assigned.

9.3          Referee fees will be split in half by both teams, and paid to the game official(s) at the time of the game.



Article X

League Fees

10.1        The Board has the authority to establish league fees as it deems necessary to run the league in a professional manner.  All teams shall be notified of the current year’s league fee at least one month prior to the start of the season.

10.2        All league fees will be submitted to the Treasurer at least one week prior to the start of the season.  Partial payments of the league fees may be required earlier in order to obtain the necessary liability insurance for the individual teams.  The exact amount of these dues and the time they are to be paid will be announced  before the start of the season and the season opening league meeting.

10.3        Any team not having their league fees paid in full by the start of the season shall either (a) forfeit their games until such time as they have either paid their dues or the Board votes to have them removed from the league, or (b) incur such other sanctions or actions as the Board deems appropriate .

10.4        Fines - Fines issued for any reason must be paid within two (2) weeks from the time the team or player is notified.  Failure to pay these fines shall cause the team to either (a) forfeit all games until the fines are paid or until the Board votes to have the team and/or the player removed from the league, or (b) incur such other sanctions or actions as the Board deems appropriate.

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