Little League Baseball, Inc.

United States Eastern Region

State of Pennsylvania

Association of District Administrators

 

By-Laws

and

Organizational Structure

Article I.                     Membership

Section 1.01           Eligibility

Any person residing within the State of Pennsylvania who is duly elected by local Little Leagues within a District for the purpose of representing the local Little Leagues and to function as a District Administrator.

 

Any other persons elected by the Association regular membership. These individuals so elected are here-in-after referred to as Honorary Members.

Section 1.02           Classes

There shall be the following classes of members;

(a)      REGULAR MEMBERS - Any person actively serving in the capacity of District Administrator within the State of Pennsylvania.  Only Regular Members in good standing are eligible to vote at meetings of the Association.

(b)    HONORARY MEMBERS - Any person may be elected as an Honorary Member by the unanimous vote of all Regular Members present at any duly held meeting of the Association, such elected members shall have no rights, duties or obligations in the Association except as expressly authorized by the Association Regular Members.

Section 1.03           Member in Good Standing

A member in good standing shall be defined as a Regular Member that is not in arrears in dues and has attended or been represented for at least 50% of association meetings for the past 12 months.

Article II.                 Dues

Section 2.01           Dues for Regular Members may be fixed at such amounts as agreed to by the Association Regular Members.

Article III.             Meetings

Section 3.01           Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Association shall be held twice yearly for the primary purpose of establishing State and Division Tournament sites and for distribution of data related to same. Regular meetings shall be held in the spring and fall of each year, with the exact date, time and place to be determined by the Association Coordinator.

Section 3.02           Special Meetings

Special meetings of the Association may be called only by the Association Coordinator at his/her discretion. The Association Coordinator shall call for a special meeting to consider a specific subject upon receipt of a written request by a minimum of ten (10) Regular Members. No business other than that specified in the notice of the meeting shall be transacted at any special meeting of the Association.

Section 3.03           Notice of Meetings

Notice of each meeting of the Association shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to each Association member at the last recorded address at least 15 days in advance thereof, setting the place, date, time and purpose of the meeting; or in lieu thereof, notice may be given in such form as may be authorized by the Association Regular Membership, from time to time, at a regularly convened meeting.

Section 3.04           Quorum

The presence in person or representation by absentee ballot of fifty-one percent (51%) of the Regular Members, or a number or percentage acceptable to the Association Regular Membership in advance of the meeting, shall be necessary to constitute a quorum.

Section 3.05           Voting

Only Regular Members shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Association except as here-in-after stated.

Section 3.06           Absentee Ballot

For the expressed purpose of accommodating a Regular Member in good standing who cannot be in attendance at a meeting, an absentee ballot may be requested and obtained from the Associations Administrative Assistant. The absentee ballot shall be properly completed and signed by the Regular member authorizing a named individual from within their district to act in their behalf. The completed absentee ballot shall be presented to the Association Coordinator upon the named individualís arrival at the meeting. Any vote cast by this representative shall be as though the Regular Member was present.

Article IV.             Pennsylvania State Coordinator

Section 4.01           Eligibility

Only Regular Members in good standing of the State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators may be nominated for election to the position of Pennsylvania State Coordinator.

Section 4.02           Nominations

Nominations shall be solicited by a committee of three District Administrators, voted on by the State District Administrators as a Nominating Committee, who will send and receive communication from each Regular Member of the Association six months prior to the sitting State Coordinator's expiration of term of office or immediately upon a sitting State Coordinator's resignation, dismissal or when the sitting State Coordinator ceases to maintain their status as a regular member. A regular member may not nominate him/herself.

Section 4.03           Election Procedure

A committee selected by the State Coordinator shall provide ballots to each Regular Member in good standing.  The ballots shall list the individual(s) nominated for election. Nominations shall be accepted at the election meeting.  Absentee ballots shall be accepted.  A vote of fifty-one percent (51%) of the ballots is required to elect.  The preference of individual Regular Members shall be kept secret.  The results of the election shall be announced by the Election Committee.

 

If the nominated individual(s) fail to receive the required number of votes, the position of Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall be filled by the Election Committee by holding a second election of the two highest candidates.

Section 4.04           Term of Office

Any elected or appointed person serving in the capacity of Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall have a term of office which shall expire upon resignation, dismissal, ceases to maintain their status as a Regular Member in good standing or after having served for three (3) years, whichever occurs first.  A past Pennsylvania State Coordinator may be elected to successive terms in office following the procedures as here-in-before described under ''Nominations'' and "Election Procedures.Ē

 

Elections are to be held at the August meeting with the new term to begin in October of the same year.

Section 4.05           Mission Statement

The mission of the Pennsylvania State Coordinator is to coordinate the efforts of the State of Pennsylvania, Association of District Administrators in the successful completion of all levels of play which comprise the Little League Baseball, Inc., Baseball and Softball Pennsylvania State Tournaments.

Section 4.06           Execution Plan

The Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall:

Section 4.07           Accountability

The State Coordinator will accept responsibility commensurate with the Mission Statement and Execution Plan as stated here-in-before.

Article V.                 Section Coordinator

Section 5.01           Eligibility

Any Regular Member of the State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators may be nominated for election to the position of Section Tournament Coordinator.

Section 5.02           Nominations

Nominations shall be solicited by mail from each Regular Member of the Association within each Section of the State of Pennsylvania, within one (1) month of the Associations adoption of this article and thereafter prior to a sitting Section Tournament Coordinators expiration of term of office or immediately upon a sitting Section Tournament Coordinators resignation, dismissal or when the sitting Section Tournament Coordinator ceases to maintain their status as a Regular member. The Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall conduct the solicitation process.  A Regular Member may not nominate him/herself.

Section 5.03           Election Procedure

Only Regular Members of the Association are eligible to vote. The Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall mail ballots to each Regular Member of the Association within the Section of Pennsylvania in question. The ballots shall list that individual(s) nominated for election. The Regular Members shall return their ballot, indicating their choice, to the Pennsylvania State Coordinator by the date specified on the ballot. Ballots received after the date specified shall not be counted. A vote of fifty-one percent (51%) of the Districts within the Section is required to elect. The preference of individual Regular Members shall be kept secret. The results of the election shall be announced by the Pennsylvania State Coordinator.

 

If the nominated individual(s) fail to receive the required votes, the position of Section Tournament Coordinator shall be filled by the Director of the United States Eastern Regional Director by appointment.

Section 5.04           Term of Office

Any elected or appointed person serving in the capacity of Section Coordinator shall have a term of office which shall expire upon resignation, dismissal, ceases to maintain their status as a Regular Member or after having served for three (3) years, whichever occurs first. A Past Section Tournament Coordinator may be elected or appointed to successive terms in office following the procedures as here-in-before described.

Section 5.05           Mission Statement

The mission of the Section Coordinator is to coordinate the efforts of the District Administrators within the Section in the successful completion of all levels of play which comprise the Little League Baseball, Inc., Baseball and Softball Section Tournaments.

Section 5.06           Execution Plan

The Section Tournament Coordinator shall:

Section 5.07           Accountability

The Section Coordinator will accept responsibility commensurate with the Mission Statement and Execution Plan as stated here-in-before.

Article VI.             Challenger Division Coordinator

Section 6.01           Eligibility

Any person having been nominated by a regular member of the State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators may be eligible for election to the position of Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator.

Section 6.02           Nominations

The Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall conduct the solicitation process for nominations in accordance with ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4 "TERM OF OFFICE".

Section 6.03           Election Procedure

Only Regular Members of the Association are eligible to vote. The Pennsylvania State Coordinator shall mail ballots to each Regular Member of the Association. The ballots shall list the individual(s) nominated for election. The Regular Members shall return their ballot, indicating their choice, to the Pennsylvania State Coordinator by the date specified on the ballot. Ballots received after the date specified shall not be counted. A vote of fifty-one percent (51%) of the eligible ballots is required to elect. The preference of individual Regular Members shall be kept secret. The results of the election shall be announced by the Pennsylvania State Coordinator.

 

If the nominated individual(s) fail to receive the required votes, the position of Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator shall be filled by the Director of the United States Eastern Regional Headquarters by appointment.

Section 6.04           Term of Office

Any elected or appointed person serving in the capacity of Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator shall have a term of office which shall expire upon resignation, dismissal or after serving three (3) years, whichever occurs first. A past Challenger Division Coordinator may be elected or appointed to successive terms in office following the procedures as here-in-before described.

Section 6.05           Mission Statement

The mission of the Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator is to coordinate the efforts of all Leagues, Districts and Sections within Pennsylvania with the goal of the enhancement and expansion of the Challenger Division Program throughout the State of Pennsylvania.

Section 6.06           Execution Plan

The Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator shall;

Section 6.07           Accountability

The Pennsylvania Challenger Division Coordinator will accept responsibility commensurate with the Mission Statement and Execution Plan as stated here-in-before.

Article VII.         Administrative Assistant

Section 7.01           Mission Statement

Ensure the highest level of communication between all members of the State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators.

Section 7.02           Execution Plan

The Administrative Assistant shall:

Section 7.03           Accountability

The Administrative Assistant will accept responsibility commensurate with the mission statement and execution plan as stated here-in-before.

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