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KYHA By-Laws

KYHA By-Laws

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT

 

 

OF

 

 

KEARSARGE YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

 

            We, the undersigned persons of lawful age, do by these Articles of Agreement, associate for the purpose of forming a voluntary association pursuant to the provisions of the New Hampshire Revised Statures Annotated, Chapter 292, as amended.

 

ARTICLE I

            The name of the Association shall be the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association.

 

ARTICLE II

            The objects for which the Associate is established and the nature of the business transacted by it, and the power with which it shall be endowed are as follows:

            To firmly implant in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and reverence, so that they may be finer, stronger and happier youths and grow to good, moral and healthy adulthood.

            These objectives are to be achieved by providing supervised competition in hockey games.  The supervisors will bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and the direction of future youth is of prime importance.

            The right to raise, receive, invest and disburse funds, and to buy, sell, construct, mortgage, lease, rent or otherwise hold or dispose of property, both real and personal, for the purpose of which this Association is formed.

            Participation in the Association will consist of students who are part of the Kearsarge Region, plus neighboring towns where families express interest in the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association.

 

ARTICLE III

No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, the Association’s incorporators, members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II above.

No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

            Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an association exempt from Federal Income Tax under §501 (c)  (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by an association, contributions to which are deductible under §170 (c)  (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

ARTICLE IV

            Upon dissolution of the Association, the Board of Directors, shall after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets of the Association exclusively for the purpose of the Association as set forth in Article II above, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under §501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law), as the Board of Directors shall determine.

            Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the Association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 

ARTICLE V

            The principal place of business of the Association shall be the towns in the Kearsarge Regional School District, plus Andover and Sunapee, with all correspondence relating to the Association to be sent directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association, P. O. Box 71, New London, New Hampshire, or to such other place as the Directors from time to time may determine.  Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the Association from carrying on any portion of its business at other places within or without the State of New Hampshire.

 

ARTICLE VI

            The Association shall have no capital stock, and membership and voting rights in the Association shall be established by the By-Laws adopted by the Association.

 

ARTICLE VII

            The first meeting of the incorporators shall be held at the Kearsarge Regional High School, Sutton, New Hampshire on the 6th day of November, 1975, at 7:30 o’clock in the evening.

           

NAME                                                                        POST OFFICE

 

                                                                                    Wilmot, N.H.                                                

John Spearman                                                                    

 

                                                                                    Warner, N.H.                                                

Earl Spurlock

                                                                                    Bradford, N.H.                                             

Betty Deegan

                                                                                    New London, N.H.                                      

Richard Brady

                                                                                    Wilmot, N.H.                                                

Rene LeClerc

                                                                                    New London, N.H.                                      

Robert Williams

                                                                                    Andover, N.H.                                              

Bruce Barrett

                                                                                    Wilmot, N.H.                                                

Dick Hoyt

                                                                                    New London, N.H.                                      

Chandler Perkins

 

            I hereby certify that the within Articles of Agreement of the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association, were filed in the office of the Town Clerk, Town of Wilmot on _________________________.

                                                                                                                                                           

Town Clerk, Wilmot, New Hampshire

 

 

 

KEARSARGE YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

 

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I

 

Association

 

Section 1:  Membership in the Association shall consist of those individuals who express desire and interest in the Association and the objectives for which it is established provided such individuals reside within the area in which the Association is authorized to carry out its objectives.  Dues may be charged to the members of the Association in such manner and under such circumstances as the Board of Directors in its sole discretion shall determine.

Section 2:  The annual meeting of the Association shall be held on the second Thursday of January each year at such time and place as determined by the Board of Directors, notice of which shall be given to the members of the Association at least ten (10) days in advance by electronic mail, and/or by notice in a local newspaper.  A quorum for the transaction of business at the annual meeting shall consist of 50 percent, plus one of the members.

 

Section 3:  Special meetings of the Association may be held at the call of Chairman of the Association or at a call signed by not less than five (5) members of the Association.  Notice of any special meeting shall be given in the same manner as notice of the annual meeting and

ARTICLE II

Governing Board

Section 1:  The Board of Directors

  1. The Board of Directors shall consist of twelve (12) members elected at the annual meetings of the Association, one third (1/3) of said Directors being elected each year for three (3) year terms for a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms for any one Director. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at the first annual meeting of the Association, there shall be elected twelve (12) Directors
  • one third (1/3) for the terms of one (1) year
  • one third (1/3) for the terms of two (2) years
  • one third (1/3) for the full terms of three (3) years.

 

Section 2:  Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held as required.  Such meetings shall be called by the Chairman and may be called at the request of one third (1/3) of the member of the Board of Directors.  Notice of such meetings shall be given to each Director by electronic mail or by telephone at least seven (7) days before the date of such meetings, and six (6) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.

 

Section 3:  In the event any vacancy occurs on the Board of Directors between annual meetings, said vacancy may be filled by the Board of Directors.  In addition, the Board of Directors shall have the power to dismiss, by two thirds (2/3) vote any of those members present in voting, any member of the Board of Directors for the following reasons:

  1. Being absent from two (2) consecutive regular meetings without a valid reason.  This reason to be judged by the other members of the Board of Directors.
  2. Taking actions which, in the judgment of the other members of the Board of Directors, are detrimental to the spirit and best interest of the Association.

 

Section 4:   The Board of Directors shall be responsible for handling the business, property and affairs of the Association, and shall appoint such committees and have the powers necessary to carry out the affairs of the Association, not inconsistent with the purposes and policies of the Association.  In that regard, the Board of Directors shall have full authority to borrow money, to raise, disburse and invest funds of the Association, to deal with both the real and personal property of the Association, to make contracts on behalf of the Association and to perform all of the duties and have all such other powers as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the Association.

 

ARTICLE III

Officers of the Association

Section 1:  The Association shall have six (6) officers to wit:  Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Referee-In-Chief, and local Register.  Such officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors at its annual meeting from among the members of the Board of Directors, and shall serve for one (1) year or until their successors are duly elected.

 

Section 2:  The Chairman shall be the chief administrator of the corporate officers and the Association and shall preside at all meetings of the Association and at all meetings of the Board of Directors of the Association.

            The Chairman shall appoint all committees and serve as a non-voting member of all such committees.

            All correspondence and information pertaining to the Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association shall be sent to the Chairman who shall then bring such correspondence to the attention of the Board of Directors.

           

The Vice-Chairman of the Association shall preside and perform all duties of the Chairman in the absence of the Chairman.

           

The Treasurer of the Association shall have complete custody of all Association funds and shall have the responsibility for same.  The powers and duties of the Treasurer shall specifically include:

  1. Caring for all funds and securities of the Association.
  2. Depositing funds and maintaining bank accounts in such banks as the Board of Directors may direct.
  3. Keeping books and giving a full and account of moneys received and paid.
  4. Exhibiting books and records to any of the Directors during reasonable hours.
  5. Receiving and giving receipts for moneys due and payable to the Association.
  6. Rendering statements of the conditions of finances at all regular meetings of the Directors, and a full annual report at the annual meeting.
  7. Signing checks, bills of exchange, and promissory notes with one other authorized officer
  8. Preparing all tax reports.
  9. Performing all duties incident to the office, and any duties that may be assigned to him by the Board of Directors.

 

The Secretary of the Association shall have the custody of all records of the Association and shall be responsible for transcribing the records of all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors.  The powers and duties of the Secretary shall specifically include:

  1.  Record the minutes of the annual meeting and meetings of the Board of Directors.
  2.  Give and certify all notices of the Association.
  3.  Keep the corporate books, records and files.
  4.  Prepare any reports and statements required by the laws of the State of New Hampshire.
  5.  Perform duties imposed upon the Association in regard to permitting the inspection of corporate books.
  6.  Attend to duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

 

The Local Registrar shall prepare the program of the Association, keep rosters of all players and shall be responsible for the enforcement of all of the Association’s rules.

 

The Referee-In-Chief shall be responsible for referees at all Association games and shall acquire a staff of good quality referees and be responsible for assigning the same to all Association games.

 

The Web Master shall be responsible for the annual development and maintenance of the Association website.

 

The Coaching Coordinator shall have responsibility for ensuring that all Association coaches meet the requirements as mandated by the USA Hockey association; included, but not limited to appropriate certification, compliance with Safe Sport, and completion of background checks.

 

ARTICLE IV

            The Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association hereby expressly adopts the rules and regulations of the USA Hockey Association, but reserves the right to enact such other rules and regulations as it deems necessary, such rules and regulations not to be inconsistent with the rules and regulations of said Amateur Hockey Association of the United States.

ARTICLE V

            Any Director of the Association may not be elected to more than one (1) office in any one year.

ARTICLE VI

            The fiscal year of the Association shall be January 1, through December 31.

 

ARTICLE VII

            Roberts Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, Revised Edition, shall be the authority for conduct of the Association’s meetings.  The order of the business meetings shall be as follows:

  1.  Call to order (by Chairman).
  2.  Announcement of a quorum present.
  3.  Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting.
  4.  Reports of officers and committees.
  5.  Unfinished business.
  6.  Election of officers (If applicable).
  7.  New business
  8.  Adjournment.

 

ARTICLE VIII

Amendments

            These by-laws may be amended by affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at any annual or any special meeting of the Association, provided a full statement of such proposed amendments shall have been published in the notice calling for said meeting.