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					                             Parkland Baseball League
                             Constitution and By-Laws

Article I.           Name and Purpose

Youth organizations of Parkland School District (North Whitehall, South Whitehall, and
Upper Macungie Townships) communities (Grandlawn Baseball Association, Laury's
Athletic Association, Orefield Athletic Association, Ormrod Playground Association,
Parkland Youth Center, and Schnecksville Playground Association), have organized a
non-profit association for the benefit of the youth of the community to promote sporting
activities. We hereby constitute ourselves a voluntary association under the name
Parkland League without pecuniary profit to any officer or member. We seek to provide
children the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball; to learn the fundamentals
of the game, and to develop their athletic ability through effective coaching and fair
competition.

Article II.          Office and Duration

The principal office of this Parkland League shall be located in the Townships of North
Whitehall, South Whitehall, and Upper Macungie, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

The duration of this League shall be for an indefinite period of time.

The dissolvement, removal or resignation of any member association of this League
shall not result in the dissolution of this League.

Upon the dissolution of the League the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making
provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the League, dispose of all of the
assets of the League exclusively for the purposes of the League in such manner, or to
such organization or organizations physically located in the Townships of North
Whitehall, South Whitehall, and Upper Macungie in the County of Lehigh and rendering
services exclusively, or substantially so, to the people residing therein and 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
401(c) (3) of the internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any
future united States internal Revenue Law as the Board of Directors shall determine.
Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common
Please of the county in which the principal office of the association is then located,
exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations or organizations as said Court
shall determine which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Article III.         Definitions

Primary Member Associations - Youth organizations located in the Parkland School
District sponsoring teams (regardless of the number or division) in the League and have
on deposit a $100 bond representing their commitment to maintain the League.
Members must attend all league meetings September – June for Softball and October –
June for Baseball, or be subject to league fines as outlined in Article XI.

Associate Member Associations - Youth organizations located outside the Parkland
School District that by invitation from the League, sponsor more than one team
(regardless of division) in the League and have on deposit a $100 bond representing
their commitment to maintain the League. Members must attend all league meetings
September – June for Softball, and October – June for Baseball, or be subject to the
fines as outlined in Article XI.

Participating Associations - Those youth organizations located outside the Parkland
School District that sponsor one team (regardless of division) on an invitational basis in
the League. Participating Associations pays per team entry fee set annually by the
Board of Directors. Members must attend meetings January – June, or be subject to
fines as outlined in Article XI. Currently in Softball, these members are: Bowmanstown,
Coplay, Emmaus, Northampton, West Penn.

All Associations must supply a representative who has a working phone and e-
mail address, must be able to read and send e-mail.

Article IV.    A.    Officers - League and Baseball

The officers of the League shall consist of a President, Vice President and
Secretary/Treasurer. These same persons will be the officers for the Baseball division
as well. Once an organization is a member for two years, whether a Primary or
Associate member, their organization can serve on the Board of Directors. That
organization must have at least one team in the baseball division. The term of officers
shall be one year commencing at the fall League meeting. Offices will be filled by
member association representatives in the following order:

       Ormrod Playground Association
       Parkland Youth Center
       Laury's Athletic Association
       Grandlawn Baseball Association
       Orefield Athletic Association
       Schnecksville Playground Association
       Northern Lehigh
       South Parkland Youth Association
       Northwestern

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Upon supplying an officer serving one year in each office position, that association's
obligation reverts to the end of the list.

The officers are responsible to carry out and maintain the operations of the League as
described in the By-Laws and the League Rules. Officers of the Board may not vote
unless they are casting their association's vote. A tie vote reflects no action by the
Board on that motion.

Specific duties of each officer are:

President: The President shall preside over all League and Board meetings and direct
the League according to the Constitution and By-Laws. The President is responsible to
arrange meetings of the League and Board. The President is responsible to retain,
subject to Board approval, the services of an Umpire-in-Chief for the season.

Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President in his duties and preside
over all meetings in the event the President is unable to attend. In the event the
President is unable to continue in his position, the Vice President automatically
assumes the Presidency for the duration of his term. The Vice President's replacement
is to be elected at the next League meeting. The Vice President chairs the trophy
committee in the absence of any other volunteers.

Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for meeting
minutes, League correspondence, the retention of current League rules and waivers,
and all financial records. He shall collect, receive, and have charge of all funds of the
League and is responsible to keep such funds in a bank. He shall report to the League
Officers and the Board of the financial status at each meeting and will prepare an
annual financial report for the fall meeting.

Organization Representative Duties
1.   Must report back to their organization and coaches, all rule changes, and
     other league business, coaches meeting information (team rosters & map
     counts, meeting times, birth certificates, code of conducts, and league
     entrance amounts). Change in number of umpires and or fees, playoff
     schedule and all league minutes each month, and collect minutes from
     missed meetings.
2.   Must communicate all coaches & organization’s concerns to the league
     and/or league commissioner. Coaches are not to contact commissioner
     directly.
3.   Report to organization any issues league may have with its coaches and
     any discipline commissioner has to hand out.
4.   Forward any information sent through e-mail to reps from commissioner to
     all coaches within their organization.



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Failure to fulfill duties will result in a first time warning with the commissioner
notifying the parent organization. A second offense may result in a $200 fine and
possible removal as a representative and/or statistician for that organization.
Fines will be determined by a majority vote by the representatives of softball
and/or baseball organizations.

Article IV.    B.     Officers – Softball
The Officers for girls softball will includes a commissioner and a Secretary. The
commissioner’s duties will include conducting the meetings, scheduling, notifying other
associations of changes, umpires, and other administrative duties. The Secretary's
duties include recording the minutes of the meetings, notes, and coordinating the
meetings with the commissioner.

The softball rotation will be as follows:

       Fullerton Athletic Association
       South Parkland Youth Association
       Saint Elizabeth
       Laury's Athletic Association
       Parkland Youth Center
       Cementon Athletic Association
       Northern Lehigh/West End
       Schnecksville Playground Association
       Schadt Avenue
       Orefield Athletic Association
       Northwestern Athletic Association
       Ormrod Playground Association
       Breinigsville
       Catasauqua
       Egypt
       Hockendauqua
       Walnutport

When a primary member association is scheduled by rotation to serve as an officer on
both the baseball Board of Directors and the softball commission simultaneously, the
primary member association's obligation to the softball commission will be deferred until
the baseball Board of Directors obligation is complete. Any organization, that fails to
provide an officer to serve their term in the rotation for baseball or softball officer
positions, shall be suspended for the length of their terms, and also must pay a $200
fine to be reinstated.

Article V.            Statistician

Statisticians will be filled by asking for volunteers first. If no one volunteers, we will go to
the next organization in the rotating officer list, and select the next one in line. If two
spots are needed, we select the next two in line (and so on). If an organization fails to
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fulfill their obligation, then that organization will be fined $200, and stay on the top of the
rotating order for the following year, until they serve their term.
Duties
1. Statisticians are to create a schedule, and coordinate all schedule changes
        with the umpire assignor, and commissioner for the league.
2. Must supply league with a working phone number and working e-mail
        address that game scores and rescheduling of games can be sent, as well as
        able to send and read e-mail.
3. Must collect all game scores and forward information to the newspaper,
        maintain standings for the season to be sent out to each team as well as the
        commissioner and umpire assignor on a weekly basis.
4. It is the responsibility of the statistician to report to the commissioner any
        games canceled due to rain, that have not been rescheduled within 7 days of
        original date of play.
5. Must be able to forward any information from commissioner to coaches as
        needed.
6. Must seat and schedule all playoff games for your age group or division.
        Must also notify commissioner if there is a need for any tiebreaker games.
7. Must collect and create a list of the players from each team for the all star
        games. Information that is needed is player’s name (correct spelling), shirt
        size, number desired (can be duplicated), telephone number, positions
        player has played, and which organization player is from. All information
        collected needs to be passed onto organizations hosting the Championship
        and All Star Games.
8. Give a copy of rosters to each season champion and runner up for the All
        Star games so coaches can schedule practices.

Failure to fulfill duties will result in a first time warning with the commissioner
notifying the parent organization. A second offense may result in a $200 fine and
possible removal as a representative and/or statistician for that organization.
Fines will be determined by a majority vote by the representatives of softball
and/or baseball organizations.

Article VI.           Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall consist of the President or an authorized designate from
each primary and associate member association. The Board is the policy and decision
making body. All acts of the Board must be passed by a majority vote of League
(primary and associate) member associations. The Board has the authority to:

       1. Amend the Constitution and By-Laws (requires a majority vote of all League
          primary and associate members);
       2. Authorize League Expenditures.
       3. Assess member associations and participating associations;
       4. Approve the number of games and League schedules;
       5. Establish and amend the "League Rules";
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       6. Accept or reject requests to participate in the League from non-member
          baseball or softball association team. The requests to participate by non-
          member association must be made prior to the February meeting. Request
          made after that meeting will be deferred until the fall meetings for the next
          seasons play;
       7. Approve or reject the selection of an Umpire-in-Chief or any umpire;
       8. Act on any and all League matters.


Article VII.        Board Meetings

The Board will meet on a regular basis throughout the year as designated by the
President. Usually regular meeting days will be fixed at a certain day of the month.

At the beginning of each calendar year each primary and associate member association
must have on deposit with the League the sum of $100. Member associations will be
fined $20 for missing a Board meeting. Any associations missing consecutive meetings
fines will increase by $20 per meeting. Example: organization A, misses 1 meeting, the
fine is $20. Organization A misses a second consecutive meeting; the fine is $20 for the
first and $40 for the second. Organization A misses a third consecutive meeting the fine
is $20 for the first, $40 for the second, and $60 for the third. Associations missing a
second nonconsecutive meeting will only be fined $20. Associations who miss 50% or
more meetings in one season may result in possible action by the Parkland Board, at
the October meeting; action could result in suspension from the league. Action by the
board would not occur during the season, as not to punish the players in said
association. Associations suspended from the league may be reinstated after paying a
$200 fine.

A regular League Board meeting will consist of the League officers and members of the
Board of Directors (or a duly authorized representative) from a majority of the member
associations. The purpose of the League meeting is to conduct League business.
Immediately following the general meeting of the League, separate meetings of the
respective involved associations shall be convened to discuss specific baseball and
specific softball matters. League meetings will be held at least twice per year.

Article VIII.       Coaches' Meeting

The purpose of the coaches' meeting is to inform the coaches and the member
associations of all League matters and rule changes prior to the start of a season.
Coaches' meetings will be held at least once a year.




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Article IX.           Rules of Conduct

The League shall stand for clean amateur sports only. Any manager, player, or coach
conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner, or insulting or molesting any officer
or umpire of the League shall be brought before a special meeting of the Board who has
the authority of suspension or disbarment.

Article X.            Team Roster

A.    Consent Forms - Each player must have an agreement signed by the parent or
guardian allowing participation. The form is to be retained by the member association.

B.     Each Association must declare the number of teams it will enter in each division
by the March League meeting.

C.      All rosters must be filed with the League by the date of the coaches meeting.
The roster is to include all players’ names, addresses, and birth dates. A copy of each
player's birth certificate, birth registration notice, hospital birth registration, or baptismal
certificate must accompany the roster. A player can not participate until he is rostered
and the league has a copy of his birth record. Any game in which a non-rostered player
or a player who can not provide a birth record, participates are forfeited by that player's
team. The League may require a player to produce an original birth certificate with a
seal. Failure to comply results in a $20.00 fine & forfeiture of any games in which the
player has participated. (5/14/98)

D.     No roster additions after June 1st.

E.     All participants must play on the team within the boundaries they reside unless a
waiver is approved. Waivers can be granted by the association that the player should
correctly be playing for or by the Board. Should a participant move to another zone, he
may compete with his originating association until his age requires a change of division.
In either case, a League waiver form must be signed. Failure to obtain a necessary
waiver results in forfeiture of any games in which the player has participated.

F. Late filing of rosters shall be assessed a $20.00 per team fine. (1/99)

Article XI.           Fines

All fines should be paid at the next league meeting. All outstanding fines must be paid
prior to Coaches Night in order to be included in the league that year. Associations that
have outstanding fines more than 60 days (2 meetings) may face action by the League.
First is a call to the Association’s President, to as severe as suspension from the league
the following year. A suspended association may be reinstated after paying a $200 fine.



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Article XII.        Team Parity/Boundaries

To encourage parity among teams at all levels, there will be established boundaries for
each Primary Member Association. The boundaries of the League are defined in
Attachment A. No team may participate in the League with an unwaived player on the
roster from outside its assigned boundaries. Doing so will result in forfeiting any games
in which the player in question has participated. Associate Members and Participating
Members attempting to "stack" a team will be suspended from further participation in the
League.

Article XIII.       League Play and Tournaments

The Board will annually set the League schedule for all divisions so that all regular
season games can be completed before July 1. Tournament and other supplementary
games may be scheduled at the direction of the Board.

Article IVX.        Playing Rules

The board will develop and approve playing rules for each division.

Attachment A        Organization Boundaries

Schnecksville - North Whitehall Township line to Old Post Road to Route 329 to
Coffeetown Road to Grist Mill Road to Old Packhouse Road to North Whitehall
Township.

Ormrod - Bellview Road to Scheidy's Road to Clearview Road to Mulberry Street to
Whitehall Township line to Mauch Chunk Road to Orefield Road to Shankweiler Road to
Coffeetown Road to Route 329 to Bellview Road.

Orefield - Old Packhouse Road to Grist Mill Road to Levans Road to Coffetown Road to
Shankweiler Road to Cedar Crest Boulevard to Iron Bridge Road to Wehr Mill Road to
Huckleberry Road to Ridgeview Road to Walbert Avenue to Route 309 to Route 22 to
South Whitehall Township line to Lowhill Township line to Old Packhouse Road.

PYC - Cedar Crest Boulevard to Iron Bridge Road to Wehr Mill Road to Huckleberry
Road to Ridgeview Road to Walbert Avenue around (not Including) Country Crossing to
Roth Avenue to Allentown City line to Whitehall Township line to Mauch Chunk Road to
Orefield Road to Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Laury's - North Whitehall Township line to Old Post Road to Bellview Road to Scheidy's
Road to Clearview Road to Mullberry Street to Whitehall Township line to Lehigh
County line.



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Grandlawn - Cedar Crest Boulevard to Route 22 to Springhouse Road to Walbert
Avenue around and including Country Crossings (Yellowstone, Saratoga, Shenandoah,
Sequoia, Redwood, Platt, Independence, Valley Forge, Brandywine, Glacier, Shiloh,
Chalmette, Colonial) to Cedar Crest Boulevard to Walbert Avenue to Roth Avenue to
19th Street to Tilghman Street to Cedar Crest Boulevard including Quail Hollow
(Presidential Boulevard to Van Buran Circle to Presidential Boulevard).

South Parkland - South Whitehall Township line to Hamilton Boulevard to Birch Road to
Alma Road to Lindberg Avenue to Cedar Crest Boulevard to Route 22 to Springhouse
Road to Walbert Avenue to Route 309 to Route 22 to South Whitehall Township line.

Breiningsville Youth Activities (3/12/98) - East end of Upper Macungie Township line
and route 22 meet. Follow Main St. west to Farm Bureau Road North to Stetlers School
road to Hilltop road to Route 100 South to Nursery St. to Moyer Rd. to Church St.,
Fogelsville. West to Upper Macungie Township Line. Follow Upper Macungie
Township Line (Southwest) to Krocks Road (Southeast corner of Upper Macungie
Township) north on Krocks Rd to West on Centronia Rd to Lone Lane to Schantz Rd
East to Blue Barn Rd to Oakview Rd East to Upper Macungie Township line North to
Route 22 and Main St.




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                            Parkland Baseball League
                            Constitution and By-Laws
                              2002 Baseball Season


I have read and I understand the Parkland Baseball League Constitution and
By-Laws. I agree to defend and enforce the Constitution and By-Laws
unconditionally throughout the 2002 Parkland Baseball season as I fulfill my
responsibilities as a Parkland Baseball League officer or representative.


Parkland League President                   _________________________

Parkland League Vice-President              _________________________

Parkland League Secretary/Treasurer         _________________________

Association Representatives

      Grandlawn                             _________________________

      Laury's                               _________________________

      Northern Lehigh                       _________________________

      Northwestern                          _________________________

      Orefield                              _________________________

      Ormrod                                _________________________

      PYC                                   _________________________

      Schnecksville                         _________________________

      South Parkland                        _________________________




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