The following Bylaws were formulated with the definitions and laws as stated within the applicable Not-for-Profit Corporations Act of the State of Pennsylvania, wherein the Corporation (Steel City Softball, Inc.) was incorporated DATE.

  1. The Corporation
    1. NAME

      Steel City Softball League, Inc., also known as SCSL

    2. PURPOSE OF THE CORPORATION
      1. The purpose of this league is to promote bonds of fellowship with special emphasis within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community, through education fostering knowledge and training in the sport of softball. The SCSL fosters mutual respect among all persons regardless of ability, age, race, creed, or sexual orientation.
    3. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
      1. 1. This Corporation is organized exclusively for the educational, social and other purposes deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors as prescribed by the applicable Not-for-Profit Corporations Act of Pennsylvania and the applicable sections of the internal Revenue Code, including, for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code (or the corresponding provision of any future Unites States Internal Revenue Law).

        No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the Corporation 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 hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distrusting of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

        Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all liabilities of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any of such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by donations to Pennsylvania Not-for-Profit corporations for the benefit of the LGBT community, as determined by the Board of Directors.

    4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      The league shall be governed by a Board of Directors. This Board of Directors shall be comprised of the representative from each team as well as the members of the Executive Board. It will be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to review changes to these bylaws, render votes to amend these bylaws and if necessary instigate the removal of an officer. These individuals may be asked to approve issues which are deemed outside of the jurisdiction of the constitution by the Commissioner. Each team representative shall have one equal vote. All decisions will be based on a simple ruling based of the Board of Directors.

    5. TEAM LEADERSHIP

      Each team shall select, from amongst the league membership, a team representative and an alternate. Neither the representative nor the alternate can be league officers.

      1. The purpose of the representatives will be to:
        1. Represent their team at the various league meetings that may take place throughout the season.
        2. Air any complaints that his/her fellow team members may have as well as to relay any information brought forth in meetings to each of the members of the team.
        3. Serve as a member of the Board of Directors and will have one equal vote as a member of the Board. The alternate will function as a substitute for the representative when the representative cannot attend a league meeting.
      2. At any time during the season, the team may re-assign the duties of the representative and/or alternate by a simple majority vote of the team’s members.
      3. Each team shall select, from amongst the league membership, a team manager and a team Coach. Additional team officials may be chosen as deemed necessary by the team. One team member can hold both offices as well as be the team representative.
        1. The team manager shall:
          1. Perform day-to-day activities associated with the management of the team.
        2. The team coach shall:
          1. Prepare the team for sotftball play.
          2. Express team concerns during softball play.
      4. At any time during the season, the team may re-assign the duties of both the manager and coach by a simple majority vote of the team’s members.
  2. Exeecutive Board of Directors
    1. The league shall have eight elected officers:
      1. Commissioner
      2. C Division Assistant Commissioner
      3. D Division Assistant Commissioner
      4. Treasurer
      5. Secretary
      6. Membership Chairperson
      7. Marketing & Fundraising Chairperson
      8. Field & Operations Chairperson
    2. The duties of these officers are:
      1. To run day to day league business in accordance with any rules set forth by the bylaws.
      2. Interpret the league bylaws. These officers will comprise the Executive Board and shall be elected under the conditions set forth in III.C.1. No individual member may hold more than one office. Each officer will serve the league in the following manner.
      3. Enact rules and regulations to further direct the operations of the league.
    3. Election to office
      1. The candidate collecting the most votes for the office on the Executive Board of which they are running will be declared the winner of that office. In the event of a tie for any given office, a run-off election shall be used to determine the single winner. Each playing member of the league shall have one equal vote in any election. An election will be valid only if at least 90% of league playing members have the ability to participate.
    4. Terms of office
      1. All officers of the Executive Board are elected to a term of one to two years. At this time, there is no limit to the number of terms an eligible candidate can serve, as long as he/she remains an active individual playing or non-playing member.
    5. Removal of an officer
      1. If at any time during the course of their term, any two or more members of the Board of Directors having sufficient proof that an officer of the Executive Board is not fulfilling his/her duties to the league, they are permitted, through a vote by the Board of Directors to instigate the removal of an officer of the Executive Board. If the Board concurs by simple majority in accordance with Article 5.0, then the removal of the officer will be determined by a simple majority vote of all league playing members. The vote will be valid only if 90% of the league playing members has the ability to participate.
    6. RESIGNATION OF AN OFFICER
      1. If at any time during the course of his/her term, an elected member of the Executive Board becomes unable to fulfill his/her duties, he/she may resign from this elected post. At the time of resignation, such officer shall return all league property including appropriate documentation of his/her activities. At this time, the Board of Directors can determine by vote whether to replace said member with a candidate proposed by the commissioner or to have a general election per Article 4.2.3. In any event, the commissioner shall appoint a member of the league to act on the duties of the then resigned officer until such a vote and/or subsequent election can be performed.
    7. Vacant office
      1. In the event that an office becomes vacant, due to lack of candidates for the said office, the vacant office shall be filled by an appointment made and voted on by the Board of Directors.
  3. Committees
    1. The Commissioner is responsible for developing committees and their charters necessary to assure the appropriate functioning of the league. Each committee will have an appointed chairperson who is responsible for the charter of that committee. No individual member may chair more than one committee. The committees will be staffed by both individual playing and non-playing members of the league. It will be the responsibility of the committee chair to recruit his/her staff.
  4. DISSOLUTIONS OF CORPORATION
    1. If the membership of the Steel City Softball League votes to terminate the corporation, or if no members exist and the corporation is disbanded, all remaining corporate assets will be donated to a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization decided by the Board of Directors as is required by the law.
  5. CHANGES TO BYLAWS OR GUIDELINES
    1. If there are any proposed motions to alter the by laws or guidelines, they must be submitted to the commissioner in writing seven days prior to the next scheduled meeting. A vote will not be held until after a presentation at two board meetings.