How To Propose Amendments
Submit Amendments By March 15, 2013
As we approach the 2013 National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) of the American Youth Soccer Organization (“AYSO”), members of the AYSO community are invited to submit proposed amendments to AYSO’s National Bylaws (“Bylaws”)and National Rules & Regulations(“R&Rs”)for consideration at the NAGM.
The following are procedures to properly submit proposed amendments. You must submit a written proposal by Friday, March 15, 2013 that sets forth the following information:
A clear designation of the section(s) or subsection(s) of either the Bylaws or the R&Rs to be amended. Please reference the current version of the Bylaws and R&Rs on the AYSO website (www.ayso.org –Resources/Governing Documents).
The precise proposed language to be omitted and language to be added, noting thedeletions andadditions to the language of the current section.
A brief explanation of the reasonsfor the proposed amendment.
The name, position, Section, Area and Region of the individual(s) submitting the proposed amendment.
The proposed effective date of the proposed amendment. Note that any proposed amendments that are approved at the 2013 NAGM will be effective on 8-1-2014 unless an earlier proposed date is specified and such earlier implementation can be reasonably accomplished in the opinion of the AYSO Board of Directors.
All proposed amendments to the Bylaws or R&Rs must be sent by mail, personal delivery, email or fax to:
American Youth Soccer Organization
NAGM PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
Attention: Frankie Shabsin
19750 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90502
The Bylaws require that proposed amendments be submitted to the National Office at least 70 days prior to the NAGM (May 24-26, 2013). Therefore, all proposed amendments to the Bylaws or R&Rs must be RECEIVED at the above-referenced address by Friday, March 15, 2013.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Margie Close at (800) 872-2976 ext. 7972 (email: MargieClose@ayso.org) or Adrienne Coffin at (630)-347-9044 (email: AYSOTaskForce@mac.com).
Below is a sample format for submission of a proposed amendment:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO
[NATIONAL RULES & REGULATIONS] OR [NATIONAL BYLAWS]
OF THE AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION
|Submitted by: ||Full name(s) and AYSO position(s) (Section/Area/Region) |
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|Section number: ||List the section(s) and subsection(s) of the existing Bylaws or Rules & Regulations that you are proposing be amended, or that may be impacted by any new amendment. |
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|Proposed change: ||This paragraph should include the current language of the National Bylaw or National Rule & Regulation to be amended and the proposed wording of the proposed amendment. Text to be deleted should appear as strikethrough and text to be added should be underlined. |
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|Reason: ||Briefly explain the reason for the proposed amendment. |
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|Effective Date: ||Indicate the effective date of the proposed amendment. Note that the proposed effective date of the amendment will be 8-1-2014 unless an earlier date is specified and such earlier implementation can be reasonably accomplished in the opinion of the AYSO Board of Directors. |