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 BYLAWS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORT

AND PLAY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN IASAPYC

 

ARTICLE I: NAME

 

Section 1 The Association is named as INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORT AND PLAY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (IASAPYC)

 

ARTICLE II: A NON-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

 

Section 1 IASAPYC is a non-profit Organization registered in Connecticut, USA. This organization does not engage in any activity by which profit may accrues to any officer or member thereof, and the best interest of the Association only embraces the means necessary to carry out the Association ends.

Section 2 Tax Exempt Contributions: The nature and purpose of the activities in which the Association engages in relation to charitable, educational, and scientific work are consistent with the tax exempt provisions of the Internal Revenue Department.

 

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

 

Section 1 The Association is formed, organized and shall be operated exclusively for educational purpose, including contributing and applying beneficial scientific research results to existing education institutions, and for the purpose of fostering national or international conferences on and amateur sports competition for young children.

Section 2 The purposes for which the Association is formed are:

A. To promote international co-operation in the area of sport and play for young children;

B. To exchange information among all countries concerning the results of research in the related areas of sport and play for young children;

C. To convene international congresses, seminars or symposia on aspects of sport and play for young children;

D. To prepare and issue newsletters and other printed literature about sport and play for young children;

E. To stage amateur sports competitions and demonstration for young children.  

 

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

 

Section 1 The organizational structure of the Association includes members, the Executive Board, and the General Assembly.

Section 2 Persons who share the same objectives as IASAPYC are eligible for membership. An individual member has all rights in and claims upon the Society and its property. Every member has the right to vote and to be voted on.

Section 3 Types of Members: There shall be three categories of membership: regular, honorary and Institutional members.

A. Regular members shall be individuals with an interest in research in the related fields of sport and play for young children, and shall be voting members;

B. Honorary members shall be individuals whose contributions to the development of sport and play for young children are judged significant according to criteria established by the Executive Board. Honorary members shall be approved by 75% of the Executive Board. Honorary members shall be voting members.

C. Institutional members shall be organizations, associations or academic institutions with an interest in research and development in the related area of sport and play for young children.  Institutional members shall be non-voting members.

Section 4 Dues: Dues for membership are paid to the Treasurer of the Association. 

A. Each individual member, with the exception of Honorary Members, shall pay an annual subscription, the amount of which shall be determined by the Executive Board.

B. Subscriptions shall be payable in advance at a date determined by the Executive Board.

Section 5 Acceptance: Applications for Membership shall be considered by the Executive Board, who may delegate this to the General Secretary, although in such case the General Secretary shall refer to the Executive Board any applications about which there is any uncertainty. The Executive Board may refuse such application if they believe it is in the best interests of IASAPYC to do so.

Section 6 Vote: All categories of Members shall have the right to receive notice of and attend at any General Meetings, but only regular Members and Honorary Members shall have the right to take part in elections and to vote at General Meetings.

Section 7 Any Member who has been given notice that his or her subscription is six months in arrears shall cease to be a Member, but shall be eligible for re-election. Eligibility for benefits of membership, such as congress registration discounts, shall be dependent on payment of fees being up to date.

  

ARTICLE V: EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

Section 1 EXECUTIVE BOARD is responsible for decision-making and conducting the business of the Association.

Section 2 The Executive Board shall consist of up to Nine members:

A. Eight shall be elected by the members at the General Assembly;

B. the Immediate Past President shall be an ex officio member.

Section 3 The Executive Board shall appoint from the elected members the President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 4 No Executive Board member may serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms, with the proviso that an Executive Board member other than the President can serve a third term if otherwise there would be less than the minimum number of trustees.

Section 5 The Executive Board shall meet at least once per calendar year, normally during the IASAPYC conference. Meetings may be face-to-face or may use electronic communication methods.

Section 6 The date and agenda for the meeting must be circulated in advance.

Section 7 Quorum: The quorum for meetings of the Executive Board is one third of its members.

Section 8 The Executive Board has the authority to appoint any member of the Association, upon his/her acceptance, to fill any vacancy of the EB occurring between two member elections of the EB. The term of the appointee(s) will expire at the next EB election.

Section 9 Decisions are made by simple majority unless specified otherwise in the legal constitution. In the case of a tie, the President has a casting vote.

Section 10 Every member of the Association may nominate any member of the Association, including themselves, for candidacy of membership for the Executive Board. The nomination shall be submitted 30 days prior to the scheduled annual meeting.

Section 11 The General Secretary circulates the name(s) of the nominee(s) for the Executive Board to all members no later than 20 days prior to the General Assembly. At the General Assembly, the member(s) of the Executive Board shall be elected from such nominee(s) by the majority of the members presenting at the meeting.

 

ARTICLE VI:  Nomination and election of Executive Board

 

Section 1 Elections are held every four years.

Section 2 Calls for nominations for the elected members of the Executive Board are sent out by the General Secretary or other designated person at least six months prior to the election.

Section 3 All Honorary Members and Regular Members in good standing are eligible to nominate and to vote, provided they are not presidents of other national, regional and children sport-related associations.

Section 4 An election supervisor, identified by the Executive Board, should be in place prior to the election. Letters of nomination should be sent to the election supervisor. Each eligible member can nominate a maximum of two Regular Members.

Section 5 All IASAPYC Regular Members of at least four years’ standing nominated from at least two different countries and accepting their nomination can be on the list of candidates which is prepared and sent out by the General Secretary or other person responsible for the election.

Section 6 A Regular Member and an Honorary Member can vote for up to six candidates, but not two from the same country.

Section 7 In the event of an equality of votes, the outcome will be determined by a vote of the new Executive Board.

Section 8 Normally, the individual with the highest numbers of votes will assume the role of President. However, roles and duties assumed by elected members may vary following discussion and agreement by the Executive Board.

 

ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS

 

Section 1 The Executive Board usually consists of Nine (9) members. These members are: President, Vice-Presidents(2), the General Secretary, Treasurer and Member-at-Large (4). The Executive Board may appoint the Standing Committee, the Special Committee, and other needed officers. The executive board may recommend to the general assembly for a vote if the structure of the executive board needs to be revised or an extra executive board member is needed to serve a specific capacity.

Section 2 The President represents the Association in all matters and normally chairs meetings of the Executive Board and annual general meetings.

Section 3 Vice Presidents will hold designated portfolios including relations with other bodies and organizations.

Section 4 The General Secretary (GS) is responsible for executing the business of the Executive Board. In agreement with the President, The GS is responsible for the correspondence of IASAPYC, and prepares the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Board, normally within a period of six weeks.

Section 5 The Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters pertaining to IASAPYC. In addition to the administration of membership fees, s/he solicits financial support from other sources, provides an annual budget, and arranges for independent examination of the accounts.

Section 6 The Standing Committees: The Standing Committees shall be recommended by the President and approved by the Executive Board. The standing committees are charged by and reports to the President.

A. The term of standing committee members is four years, and may be re-nominated and re-appointed one more year after their prior term expires. After each term, one third members shall rotate off each standing committee.

B. Types of the standing committees: (1) the General Assembly Committee, which shall be chaired by the President; (2) the Academic Committee; (3) the Membership Committee; (4) the Event Committee, and other committees to further the interests of the Association.

Section 7 The Special Committee: The Special Committees may be established by the President with approval of the Executive Board. Special committees will normally be dissolved when the current Presidency expires.

 

ARTICLE VIII: Meetings

 

Section 1 The General Assembly

A. There is one General Assembly of the members in the Association every four years. The location and dates for the meeting are decided by the Executive Board (it is usually during the IASAPYC Congress.

B. The General Assembly is the highest society authority. Its responsibilities include:l  Revise the By-lawsl  Elect the member of Executive Boardl  Consider and approve the budget of the organizationl  Determine and subsequently approve any change to the membership duel  Approve the four-year report by the President

C. The President and each standing committee present a report at the General Assembly to outline what has been accomplished during the term and what need to be addressed in the future. The report(s) should be approved by the General Assembly.

Section 2 Sessions

A. IASAPYC Sessions are normally held annually, but shall be held at least every two years.

B. Sessions may be held in conjunction with other academic organization related to sport and play for young children. Members of IASAPYC shall benefit from reduced fees.

Section 3 The President sends a call-for meeting agenda via e-mail to each member no less than 60 days prior to the scheduled meeting. The President then send a notification in a subsequent e-mail to all members 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Such notification states the time, place, and agenda of the meeting.

 

ARTICLE IX:  Finance

 

Section 1 The financial basis for the activities of IASAPYC depends on: Membership fees, potential income from the congress or other events, donations from organizations, associations, sponsors, and individuals that support the aims of the Association.

Section 2 The Treasurer, with the guidance of the President, shall draw up a budget each year for approval by the Executive Board.

Section 3 The Treasurer shall produce an annual financial report duly verified by at least one independent examiner, appointed by the Executive Board.

Section 4 The Executive Board will ensure that IASAPYC accounts and assets are safeguarded through: regular financial reports, emergency contingency plans in case one of the signatories is unable to fulfill her/his duties and regular review of best practice and risk management.

 

ARTICLE X Working language

 

Section 1 The general working language of IASAPYC is English. Additional languages can be employed according to the events and major participant groups, at the sole discretion of the Executive Board.

 

ARTICLE XI RULES

 

Section 1 No member of the Association, except the President, is allowed to express opinions or take actions on behalf of the Association without the authorization of the Executive Board.

 

ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1 Amendments: These Bylaws may be amended by starting a motion to be signed by 30% or more members and approved by a majority vote of more than two-third of the General Assembly.

Section 2 Proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be submitted in written to the Executive Board for pre-review prior to the General Assembly for an all-member vote. The Executive Committee submits proposals to all prior to the General Assembly at which they are to be considered.

Section 3 Such a vote may be supervised and counted by a special committee consisting of two members of the Executive Committee and three of those who originally made the motion.

Section 4 Any action can be approved by a simple majority vote (more than 50%) of those present at the General Assembly, other than the amendment of the Bylaw, which requires a two-third majority.