|Article I:||The name of this organization shall be the Southern Illinois Adult Soccer League and it will be known as the SIASL for all purposes hereinafter set forth.|
|Article II:||The purpose of the SIASL is to promote, foster and advance the cause of Adult soccer in Southern Illinois.|
|Article III:||The headquarters for the SIASL shall be in the city of Marion, Illinois.|
|Article IV:||The SIASL shall represent all members in the area from Mt. Vernon south.|
|Article V:||The fiscal year of the SIASL shall start on the first day of September and end on the last day of August in the next calendar year.|
|Article VI:||Membership shall be open to any adult over 17 (by the start of each soccer season), regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Board.|
The SIASL shall be governed by a Board of Directors to consist of:
Most Recent Past President
|Article VIII:||The SIASL shall affiliate with the Illinois State Soccer Association (ISSA) and through it with the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).|
|Article IX:||This Constitution and By-Laws may only be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board of Directors. No amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws shall be considered by the SIASL which is not consistent with the rules and regulations of the ISSA, USASA, USSF and FIFA. If such a rule is inadvertently adopted, it shall be declared null and void by the President at the next meeting of the Board of Directors.|
Beginning in Spring 2006, each team is required to select one member of their team to participate on the Board. Selection of this
representative must occur prior to the final game and is effective July 1st of that year. Each team may select their team
representative by whatever method they choose and will inform the Board President of this selection immediately. Each representative
will serve for a full year which will include the Fall and Spring seasons. If for some reason a Board member cannot serve the full
year, the team will replace him/her immediately with a new team representative.
At the first meeting in July of each year, the former Board President shall assist the new Board in determining who will serve as President. Once this has been agreed upon, the new Board President will officially take over and facilitate filling the other Board positions.
The officers may succeed themselves once in the same office, however, there is no limit on the number of other positions each Officer may hold. Officers shall be eligible for re-election to any position after one year's absence from that position.
The Board may declare vacant the office of any Board Member absent without cause from 3 consecutive meetings of the Board or a Board Member who decides to resign his/her position prior to the expiration of their term. In the event a vacancy is declared, the Board will require the appropriate team to fill the vacancy within 30 days.
Responsibilities for the Board members:
|Article III:||Any serious, alleged misconduct brought to the attention of the Board by the Referees or any players or team will be reviewed by the Trial Board. The Trial Board will meet to determine the facts of the case and decide if any punishment is necessary as per Article VII. All decisions made by the Trial Board may be appealed to the full SIASL Board.|
|Article IV:||The SIASL Board is responsible for hearing and judging all appeals made by any team and/or league member disciplined by the Trial Board. All appeals must be made within 48 hours of notification of disciplinary action by the Trial Board and will be decided within 7 calendar days of the appeal notification. All decisions made by the Board may be further appealed to the ISSA per Rule 3, Section 2 of their Constitution and By-Laws.|
Meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at a location to be determined by the President. The President will determine whether or not a meeting is required each month, then contact all the Board Members.
A quorum shall consist of over 50% of the Board of Directors.
A majority vote of the Board Members present shall decide all matters brought to a vote, except for changes to the Constitution and By-Laws as specified below.
Guests may attend and/or speak at Board meetings with the permission of any Board member.
|Article VI:||All amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors at least 60 days prior to any vote on the change. The Board of Directors must discuss any amendment at least 30 days prior to a vote. All amendments must be consistent with the rules regulations of the ISSA, USASA, USSF and FIFA and must pass by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board of Directors.|
The SIASL shall have the full power and authority to: