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Perrysburg Amateur Baseball/Softball Commission, Inc.

By-Laws 

ARTICLE I

The Perrysburg Amateur Baseball / Softball Commission, Inc. (PABSC), is hereby established as a non-profit organization for the primary purpose of providing baseball and softball programs for the youth residing in the Perrysburg School District.

ARTICLE II

The Objective of the PABSC shall be to promote sportsmanship, team play, good conduct, and good citizenship, as well as enhance athletic skills of players and foster healthy competitiveness.

ARTICLE III

Eligibility and Voting Membership

(a) Any adult 18 years of age or older, shall be eligible to serve as a Head Coach, First Asst.

Coach or member of the Board of Governors after a successful background check has been performed.

(b) Voting members shall be eligible members who have been elected or appointed to the Executive Board, Additional Board Members, Head Coach, Assistant Coach and the various non-elected directors as appointed by the President pursuant to Article VI of these By-Laws.

ARTICLE IV

This organization shall be governed by an elected Executive Board consisting of a President, Vice President – Baseball, Vice President – Softball, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Player Personnel, Director of Grounds and Director of Scheduling. Additional elected Board Members: League Commissioners – Baseball (Colt, Pony, Majors, Minors, PeeWee 8, PeeWee 7, PeeWee 6 and Travel Divisions [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14]), League Commissioners – Softball (14U, 12U, 10U, 8U and Travel Division [10U, 12U, 14U), Director of Equipment, Director of Uniforms, Director of Umpires for baseball and softball Director of Website, Director of Concessions and Director of Sponsors.

ARTICLE V

The Board of Governors shall be elected by the voting membership. The election of certain Board of Governors shall be held in July. The offices of President, Vice President – baseball, Secretary and Director of Scheduling will be elected on odd years. The offices of Treasurer, Vice President – softball, Director of Player Personnel and Director of Grounds will be elected on even years. The term of office for executive board members shall be for two years commencing on August 1st. The term of office for all other elected positions will be one year.

Guidelines for Conducting Elections

(a) Elections will be held in July of each year, in a manner to be determined by the Executive Board during the February monthly Board meeting.

(b) Any person who meets the eligibility criteria of Article III, Section A, must submit in writing their intent to run for office to the current Secretary. No person may run for more than one (1) elected position.

(c) The Secretary will accept the intent to run for office any time after Opening Day and no less than  seventy-two (72) hours before the election. Submission to run may be made by mail or e-mail.(d) The Commission Secretary will prepare an election ballot  containing all positions that make up the Board of Governors and are not subject to the exclusion mentioned in Article V.

(e) An election committee consisting of the President, Secretary and one board member to be chosen by the Executive Board will oversee elections.

(f) The Commission Secretary will e-mail Notice of Elections to all eligible voters within ten (10) days prior to elections. Notice shall also be placed on the website.

The notice shall include  all relevant information of the election. Eligible voters are those outlined in Article III, Section B

(g) Notification of results to all persons on ballot will be made in writing within (10) business days.

ARTICLE VI

The President, subject to the approval of the Board of Governors, shall appoint nonelected Directors as may be required from time to time, and fill vacancies of Head

Coaches and Asst. Coaches (as recommended by the League Commissioners in

Article XII herein below).

ARTICLE VII

The Executive Board of Governors shall be responsible for:

(a) Formulating major policy and/or objectives of the organization.

(b) Settling, by majority vote, any issues or problems that need to be resolved before a general meeting.

(c) The President will vote only to break ties.

(d) Reviewing any situation that cannot be resolved within the individual league.

(e) Setting the league registration fees each season.

The Board of Governors shall be responsible for:

 

(a) Approving all Head Coaches and First Asst. Coaches on the recommendations of the League Commissioners.

 

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

The President shall be responsible for:

 

(a) The agenda and proceedings of all membership meetings.

 

(b) Appointing Directors, committees and filling vacancies subject to the approval of the Executive Board as provided in Article VI above.

 

 

(c) Work with the Vice Presidents on the Commissioner and Head Coaches instructions.

 

(d) Notify the Secretary of any special meeting(s).

 

(e) Work with City and School officials with regard to facility or other needs of the PABSC.

 

(f) Co-ordination of the Opening Day Ceremonies.

 

(g) Signing all issued checks in the amount of $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) or greater.

 

 

ARTICLE IX

 

The Vice President – Baseball shall be responsible for:

 

(a) Assuming all duties of the President in their absence in even numbered years.

 

(b) Assisting the President as needed in  their duties and the ordering and distribution of all PABSC trophies and awards for the baseball program.

 

(c) Hold regular meetings with baseball commissioners as necessary.

 

(d) Chairman of Baseball Rules Committee.

 

 

ARTICLE X

 

The Vice President – Softball shall be responsible for:

 

(a) Assuming all duties of the President in their absence in odd numbered years.

 

(b) Assisting the President as needed in their duties and the ordering and distribution of all PABSC trophies and awards for the softball program.

(c) Hold regular meetings with softball commissioners as necessary.

(d) Chairman of Softball Rules Committee.


 

ARTICLE XI

The Secretary shall be responsible for:

(a) Recording, maintaining minutes and attendance at all meetings.

(b) Preparing or assisting in the preparation of all correspondence sent to other organizations, business establishments, civic groups, etc.

(c) Maintaining all correspondence and/or record files.

(d) Advising all officers and directors of both general meetings and special meetings.

(e) Maintaining the By-Laws and providing current copies to all officers and members.

(f) Member of the Elections Committee.

(g) Preparation and distribution of election notices to all voting members.

(h) Preparing election ballots and a sign in roster for all voting members as provided by the President pursuant to Article III, Section B, for annual elections held in July.

(i) Notifying by e-mail, all persons seeking election to the Board of Governors, the tabulated results of annual election ballots within ten (10) business days.

(j) Maintain calendar and Board of Governors contact information list.

 

ARTICLE XII

The Treasurer shall be responsible for:

(a) Receipt and accounting of all PABSC funds, including payments of PABSC liabilities.

 

(b) Preparation of monthly financial statements for submission to the membership for approval.

(c) Ensuring that the provisions of Article XXXI (Special Interest Account) are adhered to.

(d) Adhering to directions of the Executive Board on all investment accounts.

 


 

ARTICLE XIII

The individual League Commissioners shall be responsible for:

(a) Advising all Head Coaches of general meetings.

(b) Designating a league representative to other area suburban baseball / softball leagues with whom PABSC teams participate.

(c) Acting as tournament chairman of his/her league.

(d) Acting as chairman of All – Star selection

(e) Coordinating all equipment needs with the Equipment Director.

(f) Acting as designated chairman for their respective leagues selection of the “Bucky Marshall Spirit Award”.

(h) Coordinating the creation of each league’s supplemental playing rules with the approval of the respective Vice President of Baseball or Softball and submit the total package of rules to the Board of Governors prior to the start of each season.

 

(i) Reviewing all situations in his/her league where there is extreme difficulty with a coach and player / parent and resolving it.

 

(j) Recommending all Head and Assistant Coaches to the Board of Governors for approval.

 

ARTICLE XIV

 

The Director of Player Personnel is responsible for:

 

(a) Working closely with the League Commissioners to assure that the  selection of  teams  is in concert with the philosophy of “parity and even teams” as expressed by the Board of Governors. It is recognized that special situations in various leagues may require modifications of the basic philosophy.

 

(b) Devise the plan for player assignment to teams with the League Commissioners and present it to the Board of Governors at the January meeting.

 

(c) Supervise the annual spring player registration with assistance from the Secretary, Treasurer and the League Commissioners.

 

(d) Present team rosters to the Board of Governors at the March meeting.

 

(e) Supervise the assignment to teams of all late registrants. Those who signed and paid after registration was closed, or those who were put on the waiting list.

 

(f) Maintaining an updated team roster, including all Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for all teams.

 

(g) Provide coach information to the Election Committee for the purpose of determining all eligible voters at elections.

 

(h) Finding a location and photographer for team pictures. Schedule team photos, collect and distribute photos to teams.

 

 

ARTICLE XV

 

The Director of Concessions is responsible for:

 

(a) The purchasing, receiving and distributing of all the concession needs.

 

(b) Coordinating (hire, train, etc.) the operation of the two (2) concession stands.

 

(c) Planning a work schedule for the concession stands for the entire season, including tournaments and Opening Day activities.

 

(d) Make monthly reports, substantiated with bank statements, cancelled checks, and original invoices showing the progress and financial condition of the concession stands.

 

(e) Coordinating with the Treasurer, an orderly plan for receipt and transfer of concession funds to the PABSC Treasurer throughout the season.

 

 

ARTICLE XVI

 

The Director of Equipment is responsible for:

 

(a) The purchasing, receiving and disbursing of all equipment, balls, bats, etc. upon approval of the Executive Board.

 

(b) Make monthly reports on purchasing, substantiated with purchase orders and original invoices, as well as an equipment needs list.

 

(c) Coordinating mid-season equipment needs with League Commissioners.

 

(d) Collecting, taking inventory and storing all equipment at the end of the season and reporting the status to the Board of Governors.

 

 

ARTICLE XVII

 

The Director of Umpires Baseball is responsible for:

 

(a) Securing all necessary umpires.

 

(b) Training all of the umpires.

(c) Advising the Director of Equipment of all equipment needs.

(d) Scheduling umpires for all regular season, tournament and rained out games.

(e) Collecting umpire evaluation sheets and paying the umpires.

(f) Make monthly reports during season on umpire payrolls, substantiated with an accounting of all funds transferred from the league treasurer for the purpose of paying umpires.

(g) Making a year-end report showing the number of all games officiated by league, (including no shows) and a summary of umpire related incidents for the season.

 

ARTICLE XVIII

 

The Director of Umpires Softball is responsible for:

 

(a) Securing all necessary umpires.

 

(b) Training all of the umpires.

 

(c) Advising the Director of Equipment of all equipment needs.

 

(d) Scheduling umpires for all regular season, tournament and rained out games.

 

(e) Collecting umpire evaluation sheets and paying the umpires.

 

(f) Make monthly reports during season on umpire payrolls, substantiated with an accounting of all funds transferred from the league treasurer for the purpose of paying umpires.

 

(g) Making a year-end report showing the number of all games officiated by league, (including no shows) and a summary of umpire related incidents for the season.

 

 

 

ARTICLE XIX

 

The Director of Sponsors is responsible for:

 

(a) Developing a program to contact local individuals, small businesses and corporations regarding sponsorship of fields, scoreboards and/or banners

 

(b) Coordinating with Treasurer to provide ongoing reports of contributions so that reports can be provided to the City of Perrysburg on a monthly basis

 

(c) Procuring banners and obtaining approval from City of Perrysburg on format, placement etc.

 

(d) Providing monthly reports to the executive board on progress.

 

ARTICLE XX

 

The Director of Grounds is reponsible for:

 

(a) Coordinating (hire, train, purchase supplies, etc.) all field work activities.

(b) Keeping an up to date field need list.

(c) Maintaining contact with the City Recreation Committee and Service Safety Director concerning our needs.

 

ARTICLE XXI

The Director of Scheduling is responsible for:

(a) Developing and maintaining the master schedule for all PABSC activities and events (exclusive of the meeting schedule) and create the overall diamond and batting cage use plan.

(b) With the League Commissioners, prepare practice and league game schedules for all leagues.

(c) Coordinate and publish plans for all “year” activities and special events, such as All-

Star games, City Tournaments, League Championship games and tournaments involving other towns.

(d) Handle scheduling needs for all outside organizations.

(e) Make monthly report of field usage and reconciliation of fees for rentals.

 

 

 

ARTICLE XXII

 

The Director of Uniforms is responsible for:

(a) The purchasing, receiving and disbursing of all uniforms (shirts, hats,  etc…) and spiritwear.

(b) Make monthly reports on purchasing, substantiated with purchase orders and original invoices as well as a uniform needs list.

(c) Supervise and maintain records of uniform pass-outs (i.e. shirts, hats, pants, etc….).

(d) Set pass-out schedules and secure volunteers to help with distribution

 

 

ARTICLE XXIII

 

The Director of Website is responsible for:

(a) The purchasing and maintaining the PABS/C website

(b) Providing updates on the website regarding rainouts and reschedules once received from the scheduler

(c) Making additions and/or changes to the website as necessary

ARTICLE XXIV

The Head Coaches are responsible for:

(a) All equipment assigned to them.

(b) Teaching the ball players on their rosters sportsmanship, team play, good conduct and good citizenship.

(c) Teaching the ball players on their rosters the fundamentals of the game.

(d) Coordinating the team practice schedule.

(e) Personally support and communicate events and activities to parents.

(f) Providing a player evaluation sheet at the end of the season to their League Commissioner (if required for respective league).

(g) Making every effort for the team, fans and parents to support the PABSC’s “Ways and Means” efforts, such as but not limited to, supporting our concession stands and other fund-raising activities.

(h) Taking the necessary measures to secure any certification that may be required by the Board of Governors.

 

ARTICLE XXV

The Assistant Coach is responsible for:

(a) Assuming the duties of the Head Coach in his or her absence.

(b) Assisting the Head Coach in all of his or her responsibilities.

(c) Taking the necessary measures to secure any certification that may be required by the Board of Governors.

 

ARTICLE XXVI

The Ball Players are responsible for:

(a) Sportsmanship, team play, good conduct and good citizenship.

(b) Good attendance at practice and games.

 

(c) Being anxious to learn, willing to play and willing to succeed.

 

ARTICLE XXVII

These by-laws will be reviewed yearly  with suggested changes presented for consideration by the February Board of Governors meeting and  adopted at the March general board meeting.  The by-laws will be available to the public at least 30 days before opening day.

Two-thirds (2/3) of the voting membership present shall be required to pass the amendments.

ARTICLE XXVIII

Whenever an elected member of the Board of Governors cannot fulfil his or her term, a member shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Governors, at the next general meeting to fulfill the remainder of the term. Any member that resigns from the Board must sit out one year from the time of resignation before they can serve  again. Any member who resigns twice will not be allowed to run for office again. Any member that leaves for education, employment or health reasons is exempt from this policy. Board members having more than two unreported absences from board meetings are subject to removal from their position.

ARTICLE XXIX

SPECIAL INTEREST ACCOUNT

The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be kept intact, invested as per

Article XII, paragraph C. The intent of this money is to use the interest and only the interest from the account to eliminate Tag Day. The account shall be maintained as a separate special Tag Day Elimination Account and shall be recorded separately and not be included in our monthly Treasurers report as operating funds.

The principal of the account is not to be depleted without the following steps being taken:

(a) The Executive Board must approve the measure by a two-thirds (2/3) vote before it can be brought to the general membership for approval.

(b) The voting membership must approve the measure by a two-thirds (2/3) vote.

Seventy five (75) % of the Executive Board must be present.

 

Perrysburg Amateur Baseball/Softball Commission, Inc.

Organizational Chart

Board of Governors – elected by the general membership

 

Executive Board

President                                                                  Director – Player Personnel

Vice President – Baseball                                         Director – Grounds

Vice President – Softball                                            Secretary                                   

Treasurer                                                                  Director - Scheduling

 

Additional Board Members

Director – Equipment

Director – Umpires Baseball

Director – Umpires Softball

Director – Uniforms

Director – Website

Director – Concessions

League Commissioners – Baseball                             League Commissioners – Softball

Colt                                                                          14U

Pony                                                                         12U

Majors                                                                      10U

Minors                                                                      8U

PeeWee 8                                                                 Travel Division -

PeeWee 7                                                                 (10U, 12U, 14U)

PeeWee 6 (co-ed)

Travel Division -

(8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

Appointments – upon approval of the Board of Governors

Head Coaches

Assistant Coaches

Misc. Assignments as needed

* All Executive Board members are voting members at Executive Board Meetings.

All elected or appointed members are voting members at general board meetings. 

Perrysburg Amateur Baseball and Softball Commission (PABSC)

PO BOX 963 
Perrysburg, Ohio 43552
Email : perrysburg.pabsc@gmail.com
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