EV-NSFC & EV-FC Bylaws
an Arizona nonprofit corporation
Section 1. Organization. NSFC, INC. (the “Corporation”) is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Arizona and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.
Section 2. Offices. The Corporation shall maintain its principal office in such place within the State of Arizona as determined by the Board of Directors or as the business of the Corporation may require from time to time where all business of the Corporation may be transacted.
Section 3. Known Place of Business. The known place of business of the Corporation, as required by A.R.S. § 10-3501 to be maintained in the State of Arizona, may, but need not, be identical with the office of its statutory agent in the State of Arizona. The address of the known place of business may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors in accordance with A.R.S. § 10-3502.
Section 1. Membership. As a non-profit corporation, the Corporation shall not have members who have any right to vote or title or interest in or to the Corporation, its properties and franchises; provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, in order to have its participating constituents represented in the governance of the Corporation as required by Arizona Youth Soccer Association, each team within the club shall be entitled to have their head coach vote at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors electing directors (as more fully described in Article III below).
Section 1. Powers of Directors. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors.
Section 2. Number. The Board of Directors shall always consist of at least three (3) no more than eleven (11) directors as determined by the Board of Directors. Subject to the foregoing limitations, the number of directors may be altered from time to time by a duly adopted resolution of the Board of Directors, provided that no decrease shall have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
Section 3. Election of Directors. The Board of Directors as provided in the Articles of Incorporation has elected the first Board of Directors at the organization meeting. Thereafter, the Board of Directors shall be elected at its annual meeting. The Board shall identify, through formal notice, the number in the class of directors up for election whose term has expired (as set forth in Section 4 below) and may even identify a slate of nominees it recommends be elected. This notice shall comply with Section 11 below. Each director shall have one (1) vote for each directorship to be elected. In addition, each head coach of a team currently registered with the Corporation’s soccer club shall also have one (1) vote; provided that no coach shall have more than one (1) vote regardless of the number of teams he or she coaches. Each director elected shall hold office for the term for which he or she is elected or until his successor is elected or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes in the election for each directorship shall be elected to the Board.
Section 4. Term of Office. The directors shall be divided into three (3) classes, the number in each class to be fixed as nearly as equal in number as possible and the terms of each shall be staggered over the course of three (3) consecutive years. By way of example, the term of office of the first class of Directors shall expire at the time of the annual meeting in 2017; the term of office of the second class of Directors shall expire at the time of the annual meeting in 2018; the term of office of the third class of Directors shall expire at the time of the annual meeting in 2019. At such annual meeting and at each annual meeting thereafter, a number of Directors equal to the number in the class whose term then expires, or such greater or lesser number in said class as may have been designated by a duly adopted resolution of the Board of Directors, shall be elected for terms of three (3) years. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each director shall hold office until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.
Section 5. Resignation. Any director of the Corporation may resign at any time, by giving written notice thereof to the Corporation. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein and, unless otherwise specified with respect thereto, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 6. Vacancies. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors by reason of death, resignation, or removal, or any directorship to be filled by reason of an increase in the number of directors, shall be filled by the affirmative vote of the majority of the remaining directors, although less than a quorum, or by a sole remaining director, at a special, regular, or annual meeting. A director elected to fill a vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors shall hold office for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office. A director elected by the Board of Directors as a result of an increase in the number of directors shall be assigned to a class of directors with his or her term expiring consistent with such class.
Section 7. Removal. A director may be removed, with or without cause, at a meeting called expressly for that purpose, by a vote of a majority of the directors.
Section 8. Quorum. A majority of the number of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors, but if less than such number is present at a meeting, the majority of the directors present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.
Section 9. Manner of Acting. The act of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors, unless the act of a greater number is required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or as otherwise provided in these Bylaws.
Section 10. Annual and Special Meetings. Meetings of the Board of Directors, annual or special, shall be held at such time, on such day, and at such place as the President or a majority of the Board of Directors shall designate, and may be held by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, their participation in such a meeting to constitute presence in person.
Section 11. Notice. Unless waived by those entitled to vote at such meeting (either by attendance at the meeting or by some other proper form of waiver), notice of any meeting shall be delivered at least ten (10) days previous theretoby written notice delivered personally, by mail or by any other commercially acceptable means of business communication including, but not limited to, overnight mail, electronic mail or facsimile to each director at his or her address or notice by a form of public broadcast communication through the Corporation’s website. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered two business days after deposit in the United States mail, so addressed, with postage prepaid.
Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any annual or special meeting of the Board of Directors need be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting unless otherwise required by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws or, in the case of annual meeting, the requirements in connection the election of directors as set forth in Section 3 above.
Section 12. Action Without a Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors at a meeting may be taken without a meeting if all directors entitled to vote consent thereto in writing specifically setting forth such action taken. Such consent shall have the same effect as a unanimous vote.
Section 13. Compensation and Expenses. Directors shall serve as such without compensation. Expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their official duties may be reimbursed to directors upon approval of the Board of Directors. A director shall not be precluded from serving the Corporation in any other capacity nor from receiving compensation for such services.
Section 14. Presumption of Assent. A director of the Corporation who is present at a meeting of the Board of Directors at which action on any corporate matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action unless his or her dissent shall be entered in the minutes of the meeting or unless he or she shall file his or her written dissent to such action with the Secretary of the Corporation within ten days after the adjournment of the meeting, or at the time of the next meeting, whichever is sooner. Such right to dissent shall not apply to a director who voted in favor of such action.
Section 1. Committees. The Board of Directors, by resolutions adopted by a majority of the full Board, may appoint such committee or committees as it shall deem advisable and with such rights, powers, and authority as it shall prescribe except as otherwise provided by law. Each such committee shall consist of one or more directors.
Section 2. Tenure. Each member of a committee shall continue as a member thereof until the expiration of his or her term as a director or his or her earlier resignation or death, unless sooner removed as a member or as a director.
Section 3. Committee Changes. The Board of Directors, with or without cause, may dissolve any committee or remove any member thereof at any time. The Board of Directors shall also have the power to fill vacancies in any committee.
Section 4. Executive Committee. The Board of Directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the full board, may designate an Executive Committee consisting of one or more directors. One of the members of the Executive Committee shall be designated as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Except to the extent provided in such resolution, the Executive Committee shall have and may exercise all the authority of the Board of Directors; provided, however, that the Executive Committee shall not have the authority of the Board of Directors in reference to any matter prohibited by law.
Section 1. Number. The officers of the Corporation shall be a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and such other officers, assistant officers and agents as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person, except the two offices of President and Secretary.
Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The officers of the Corporation shall be elected annually by a vote of the Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors. Each officer shall hold office until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal.
Section 3. Removal. Any officer or agent may be removed, with or without cause, by a vote of the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of the Corporation will be served thereby, but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights, if any, of the person so removed. Election or appointment of an officer or agent shall not of itself create contract rights.
Section 4. Vacancies. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, creation of a new office, or any other reason, may be filled by a vote of the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term.
Section 5. President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation and, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, shall have general charge of the business, affairs, and property of the Corporation and general supervision over its other officers and agents. The President shall chair all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the Board of Directors, the President shall have full power and authority to attend, act, and vote on behalf of the Corporation at any meeting of the security holders of other corporations in which the Corporation may hold securities. At any such meeting, the President shall possess and may exercise any and all rights and powers incident to the ownership of such securities that the Corporation might have possessed and exercised if it had been present. The President shall further possess the power to endorse such securities for transfer on behalf of the Corporation by signing the name of the Corporation in his or her capacity as President. The Board of Directors may from time to time confer like powers upon any other person or persons.
Section 6. Secretary. The Secretary shall (a) keep or cause to be kept the minutes of all meetings and proceedings of the Board of Directors, (b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law in general perform all of the duties as, from time to time, may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors.
Section 7. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall cause appropriate financial reports to be presented to the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe.
Section 8. Vice Presidents. The Board of Directors may elect one or more Vice Presidents. In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her death, inability, or refusal to act, the Vice President (or in the event there be more than one Vice President, the Vice Presidents in the order designated at the time of their election, or in the absence of any designation, then in the order of their election) shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the President. Any Vice President shall have such powers and perform such duties as, from time to time, may be assigned to him or her by the President or the Board of Directors.
Section 9. Additional Officers. Other officers, assistant officers, or agents elected or appointed by the Board of Directors shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to them by the President or the Board of Directors.
Contracts, Loans, Checks and Deposits
Section 1. Contracts. The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
Section 2. Loans. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the Corporation and no evidences of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances; provided, however, no loans shall be made by the Corporation to its directors or officers.
Section 3. Checks and Other Instruments. All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.
Section 4. Deposits. All funds of the Corporation not otherwise employed shall be deposited to the credit of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.
The Board of Directors may provide a corporate seal which, in such event, shall be circular in form, shall have inscribed thereon the name of the Corporation, the year of its incorporation, and the state of incorporation. The seal shall be in the custody of the Secretary.
Waiver of Notice
Whenever any notice is required to be given to any director of the Corporation, a waiver thereof in writing signed by such director, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be equivalent to the giving of such notice. Attendance of a director at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except when the director attends such meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.
Amendment of Bylaws
These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed or new Bylaws adopted by a vote of the Board of Directors.
The Corporation will not have or issue shares of stock. No dividends will be paid. No part of the income or assets of the Corporation will be distributed to its directors or officers without full consideration. The Corporation may contract in due course with its directors and officers without violating this provision.
I, ____________________, the duly elected, qualified and acting Secretary of NSFC, INC., an Arizona nonprofit corporation, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing are the Bylaws of this Corporation duly and regularly adopted by the directors thereof effective ________________, 2015. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ______ day of ________________, 201___.