ST. JOHNS SOCCER CLUB
MARCH 28, 1995-AMENDED MARCH 1, 2011
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this corporation, herein referred to as the CLUB, shall be the St. Johns Soccer Club
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
SECTION 1. The CLUB shall be incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the statutes of the State of
Michigan with its principle purposes to be:
A. To promote, encourage, and improve the standard of soccer at all levels within the community.
B. To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the needs of the game, its participants and fans.
C. To promote public and community awareness of soccer through the dissemination of information and
coordinated activities between all soccer organizations.
SECTION 2. The CLUB shall have power to acquire, hold, transfer, convey, lease and or mortgage real or personal
property. All documents to be executed on behalf of the CLUB, to acquire, hold, transfer, convey, or lease and/or
mortgage real property shall be assigned by the President, and two other Board members.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
A person or family who subscribes to the purpose of the CLUB shall be considered a member upon payment of the
annual dues schedule adopted by the general membership and recorded in the minutes of the membership/annual
meeting. Each dues paying member shall have one vote. Each family membership shall have 2 votes. Members Must
be 18 to vote. The membership roles are closed 30 days prior to any meeting of the membership and only members
who’s dues are current prior to closing date will be allowed to vote.
ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. The government of the CLUB shall be vested in the Board of Directors.
SECTION 2. The Board of Directors shall consist of at least 4 but not more than 9 member. Mandatory positions
will consist of a President, Treasurer and Secretary. Additional positions such as Vice President and/or At Large
members will make up the remaining Board members. In addition to these elected Board positions, appointed
positions and representatives from soccer groups, I.E. AYSO, High School, shall sit on the Board with a simple
majority vote of Board members. Board appointed positions and representatives will have the same voting privileges
as elected board members.
Each Director will have one vote.
SECTION 3. A quorum shall be necessary to transact business at each Board meeting. One half of the members of
the Board and appointed members shall constitute a quorum.
SECTION 4. The Board of Directors shall meet at least six times per year at a time and location established by the
President. A schedule of the meeting will be posted on the Soccer Club Website.
SECTION 5. Board of Directors terms shall be for 2 years with elections of all positions to take place between Jan
SECTION 6. The Treasurer shall keep the financial records of the CLUB and shall report at each meeting of the
Board of Directors on the financial condition of the CLUB. The Treasurer shall be vested with the authority to
transact the day to day business of the CLUB and shall be authorized to sign all checks up to $1000.00 and may
purchase supplies and services necessary to operate the CLUB. All checks in the excess of $1,000.00 will need
approval by the Board with a majority vote during the next scheduled Board meeting or by email vote if immediate
approval is needed.
SECTION 7. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Board meetings. The President shall be responsible to
insure all notices of Board meetings will be posted on the CLUB website and sent by email.
SECTION 8. Voting by proxy shall be permitted. Voting members who can not attend a meeting can cast a vote by
email to the President up to one day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.
ARTICLE V - MEETING - CLUB MEMBERS
SECTION 1. The CLUB shall hold a membership/annual meeting in the spring time or as determined by the
Board. Notification of the meeting will be posted on the CLUB website and sent by email.
SECTION 2. Special meetings of the CLUB membership/Board may be called by the President, the Board of
Directors or a written request of not fewer than five members of the CLUB. Notice of such meeting, stating its
purpose, agenda, time and place shall be emailed and/or posted on the Club website at least two days prior to said
SECTION 3. To acquire, transfer, lease, convey or mortgage real property in the CLUB name shall require a 2/3
vote of the members of the CLUB in attendance at the membership/annual meeting. Written notice of all real
property transactions will be posted on the CLUB website.
ARTICLEVI - ELECTIONS - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. All candidates for office shall be CLUB members
SECTION 2. Nomination for the Board of Director’s can be taken at any Board meeting prior to the election, sent
to the President by email and candidates may be nominated from the floor during the election proceedings.
SECTION 3. Voting for Board of Director positions shall be done by show of hands. Winner determined by
ARTICLE VII - RULES AND PROCEDORES
SECTION 1. In the absence of a specific rule, Robert’s Rules of Order, newly revised, shall govern the
deliberations of this CLUB.
ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1. These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Board, Board appointed positions and
representatives and members attending the membership/annual meeting. The proposed amendment(s) shall be posted
on the CLUB website and sent by email no later than 5 days before the meeting.
SECTION 2. Proposed amendments to the bylaws shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for their review.
ARTICLE IX - DISSOLUTION
SECTION 1. In the event of dissolution of the CLUB, or in the event it shall cease to carry out any of its purpose,
all funds or properties of the CLUB shall be distributed to other non-profit organizations of similar purpose as set
forward in Article II, Section 1 of this document. In no event shall any funds or properties be distributed to any
CLUB members for any other use of purpose.