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MONROE LIONS, INC.
BYLAWS

Dated: April, 2015

Article 1 – Name and Organization

The organization shall be named the Monroe Little Lions, Inc. (the “Lions” or the “Organization”) and shall be organized as a non-profit organization.

The Fiscal year shall commence April 1 and continue through March 31 of the following year.

Article 2 - Mission

The Lions is a local Football and Cheer organization established to promote the wholesome development of youth, regardless of sex, creed or color, through their association with adult leaders in the sports of American Football and Cheer. Rules and regulations are established to ensure that participants play in an atmosphere of safety while teaching the fundamentals of Football and Cheer activities. Our mission includes teaching good sportsmanship, teamwork, high moral and physical standards and the importance of scholarship and academic achievement. Our goal is to make youth Football and Cheer ALL-INCLUSIVE by not excluding participants based on superficial factors. We shall encourage adults to behave in an exemplary manner when supervising youth, and to keep the welfare of the youth foremost and free from adult compulsions of power and/or glory.

Article 3 – Definitions

Participants – Consists of the Board of Directors, registered coaches and parents or guardians of one or more football or cheer players.

Eligible Voters – Consists of all Participants that are not: (a) delinquent in payment of registration fees, sponsorship funds, fundraising proceeds or other monies or equipment owed to the Lions, or (b) barred as a Participant by an official act of the Board of Directors pursuant to the powers vested in these Bylaws. There is a limit of two Eligible Voters per household.

Executive Committees – Consists of one or more committees established by the Board of Directors and includes appointed Chairpersons and other committee members.

Article 4 – Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Lions (the “Board”) shall consist of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Vice President – Football, Vice President – Cheer, Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice President – Fundraising. The management of the property and affairs of the Organization shall be vested in the Board of Directors. Members of the Board shall, upon election or appointment, immediately perform their duties and shall continue in office until their successors have been duly elected or appointed. There is to be only one board member per household. 
 

Article 5 – League Affiliation

Monroe Little Lions Board of Directors shall annually register with a recognized league overseeing organized competition for youth football and cheer. 

Article 6 – Elections

Members of the Board shall serve for one (2) year term and are eligible for re-election. A term will begin when an officer assumes their role and end when the election for that position is scheduled.  Elections for the members of the Board will be held during February or March and shall be conducted under the supervision of the President and Treasurer. Nominations for members of the Board can be made by any Eligible Voter and must be submitted to the Board no later than January 15 of each year. Notice of the annual elections shall be made by the Secretary, via publication of the notice, including a slate of nominated candidates, in any local newspaper serving the Monroe area, email and posting on league website. Such notice must appear at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the election. Any candidate securing the majority of all votes submitted for a given position shall be declared the winner. Members elected as a result of this election shall take office following the election and the completion of the background check. Elected board members can serve a maximum of two (2) continuous terms in the same position; following the second term, reelection can occur but only in a newly titled position.  Elections will be staggered to preserve the integrity of the BOD and will take place in the following way:

Even numbered years – President, VP of Football, Secretary and VP of Fundraising.

Odd numbered years – Vice President, VP of Cheer and Treasurer.

Article 7 – Operation of Board of Directors

A quorum of the Board shall consist of five (5) voting members. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote. No motion shall be carried without a simple majority of those present or voting by proxy at a duly constituted meeting. In the event of a tie vote, the motion will be restated from a member of the Board and a new vote will take place, this process is followed until a motion is passed or no new motion is presented.

At any time the Board may choose to move their meeting into Executive/Closed session through a motion and a majority vote.  Business conducted in this session is confidential and known only to its members. Members are not to divulge the proceedings of an executive session and can be punished under a disciplinary provision if they violate the secrecy. Minutes of an executive session are read and approved only in an executive session. All disciplinary action against a member must be held in executive session.

Board members may vote by proxy. Any such proxy must be submitted in writing prior to the date of the vote. All proxy votes are to be entered and made a part of the minutes of the meeting.

The Board of Directors will meet on the second Monday of every month. Additional meeting may be scheduled at the request of the president.

The Board is empowered to suspend or remove any player, team, coach, parent or spectator for conduct not consistent with the mission of the Organization. This suspension can be for the current as well as future seasons.

If any member of the Board shall fail to attend two (2) consecutive Board meetings without notice, the remainder of the Board, by simple majority vote can terminate his/her membership.

Any Board member may resign by written notice to the Executive Board. Such resignation shall take immediate effect upon receipt of such notice. In the event of the resignation of the President the order of succession will be: the (1) Vice President, (2) Vice President – Football, (3) Vice President – Cheer, (4) Treasurer, (5) Secretary and (6) Vice President – Fund Raising.  Any vacancy will be filled by a simple majority vote of the BOD from all nominated candidates.  Any vacancy that occurs with less than three (3) months remaining in defined term shall be filled during the upcoming election. 

Each member of the Board, as a condition to becoming or continuing as a Board member, shall complete the Code of Ethics and Confidentially Policy, located at the end of these By-laws. Failure to complete this agreement shall serve as just cause for removal as a Board member. An individual cannot serve as a member of the Board if that individual is also serving in a Board or other official capacity for a competitive program involving either football or cheer in the State of Connecticut.

The Monroe Lions are required to perform Background Checks on each existing and new member of the board. No member can begin or continue to serve on the Monroe Lions Board without this being done and sent to the President of the Monroe Lions.

All members of the Monroe Lions Board of Directors are expected to represent the organization in a positive way while at Monroe Lions events or in the community.  This includes their actions and inactions as well as their communication at all times.

Article 8 – Financial

The Board shall oversee all matters pertaining to the finances of the Organization. All monies received by the Organization, whether for dues, registration fees, fundraising, etc. shall be promptly deposited in a bank account in the name of the Monroe Little Lions, Inc. Unless otherwise decided by a vote of the Board, all monies received shall be for the general treasury of the Organization and no contribution of funds or property to an individual player or team will be allowed.

All disbursements are to be made pursuant to invoices received in advance, by a simple majority of the Board. All disbursements are to be made in the form of a check; disbursements in cash are not allowed. All disbursements in excess of $500 require the signatures of two Board members authorized to sign checks pursuant to the Organization’s signature instructions on file with its bank. The Board shall authorize disbursements to support the Organization’s activities of youth Football and Cheer.  These may include charitable contributions approved by the Board for events that take place within our community.

All registration fees, concession profits, and basic fundraising shall be designated for operating expenses of Football and Cheerleading.

All monies received from the Shoreline Youth Football League for working at League, State and/or Regional playoffs/competitions, will be placed in a general fund set up for post-season expenses, for use by both cheerleading and football.

The cost of transportation, lodging, meals, etc. for post-season play is the financial responsibility of the parents. Post-season fundraising is encouraged, with the prior approval of the Board. All fundraising proceeds will be deposited in the program’s bank account and ear marked for post-season play. The VP in charge shall be responsible for accurate financial records and shall present a final treasury report on all funds raised at the conclusion of the fundraising efforts. The disposition of any excess funds remaining after reimbursing players for transportation, lodging, meals, etc., will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Board. Fundraising for post-season travel can begin when it is confirmed that all teams have officially qualified for regional play. Fundraising plans must be submitted to the board for approval prior to any fundraising associated with the Monroe lions or American Youth Football can take place.

All money collected for the General operating funds coming from fundraising or league events will be handled in the following way:

Fundraising Money – Head Coach/Team Mom to VP of Fundraising to Treasurer

General League Monies - Head Coach/Team Mom to Treasurer

No member of the Board shall receive any monetary compensation from the Organization for services rendered.

Article 9 – Executive Committees and Appointed Positions

The Board shall establish and appoint members to the following Executive Committees. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and report to the party mentioned above their committee:

The President shall oversee all Executive Committees and appointed positions

League Organization – Chairperson is Vice President

  • Director Of Merchandising
  • Director of Public Relations


Football – Chairperson is Vice President – Football

  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Scholastics  
  • Director of Equipment
  • Director of Field Management and Safety


Cheer – Chairperson is Vice President – Cheer

  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Scholastics
  • Director of League Rep – Shoreline
  • Director of Equipment


Fundraising – Chairperson is Vice President – Fundraising

  • Director of Corporate/Community Fundraising
  • Director Special Fundraising Events/Efforts
  • Director of Apparel and Clothing

The Board may add to or delete from the list of Executive Committees noted above as it sees fit in its sole discretion.

Committee Chairpersons shall determine roles and responsibilities for each member of their respective committee. It is envisioned that each committee will operate like a mini-board, with each committee member having a vote at the committee level. Recommendations of each committee will be brought forward to the Board for consideration.

Appointments to positions on any Executive Committee will be made by the Board, taking into consideration the recommendations of the committee Chairperson.

An individual cannot serve as a member on any of these Executive Committees if that individual is also serving on a Board or other official capacity for a competitive program involving either football or cheer in the State of Connecticut.

Members at Large – The Board may, in its sole discretion, appoint up to three Members at Large to serve on the Board. These “Members at Large” may have general voting rights in all non-grievous issues.  One Member at Large position will be offered to the exiting President while the other two positions will be filled by a simple majority vote of the Board of Directors.  Those two positions will be open on a yearly basis and there is no limit on number of terms served.

The acting Masuk High School Football and Cheer coaches will serve as “High School Liaisons” to The Monroe Little Lions with no voting rights.

Article 10 – Duties

PRESIDENT

Shall be responsible for conducting the affairs of Monroe Little Lions, Inc. and for executing the policies established by the Board.

Shall serve as the representative of Monroe Little Lions, Inc. This representation includes both football and cheer on the Shoreline Board of Directors. The president will represent the Monroe Lions at all monthly league meetings.

Shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, all meetings called to order by the local league affiliation monthly meetings and all grievance and disciplinary hearing meetings that arise as a result of participants in the Monroe Lions Organization.

Shall act as the liaison for the Town of Monroe regarding all issues of the Monroe Lions, Inc.

He/She or such other officer as he/she may designate in writing, shall have the power to make and execute of and in the name of Monroe Little Lions, Inc. such contracts and leases as necessary, with the approval to the Executive Board.

May authorize up to $250.00 in expenditures without Board approval, but may not exceed the amount of $1,000.00 in one given year. Any “President only” authorized expenditures must be reported at the next monthly meeting.

Shall determine the agenda of Board meetings and email that agenda to the Board no less than one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

VICE PRESIDENT

Shall work with the President on all duties listed above.

Shall assume the duties of the President when the President is unavailable.

Shall work with the VP of Football and the VP of Cheer to ensure all game day and practice requirements are fulfilled

Shall work with the VP of Football and the VP of Cheer to ensure that all coaches are properly trained and certified as described in these by-laws.   

Shall oversee the creation, distribution and collection of any and all surveys that may be sent out at the beginning of or conclusion of the season.  Any survey will be sent to all members in good standing excluding from the previous season. 

VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL

Shall assume the duties of the President when the President and Vice President are unavailable.

Shall create a detailed itemized budget for the upcoming season and submit to the board for approval no later than March 1st of the current year.  A revised budget can be submitted no later than August 1 of that same year to adjust for an increase or decrease on enrollment.

Shall be responsible for the distribution and collection of all football uniforms with specific start and cutoff dates for both activities.

Shall seek assurance of the eligibility of players and, with the assistance from the Athletic Director and the Scholastic Director, examine the application and supporting proof of age documents of every player candidate, and certify to as to eligibility before the player candidate may be placed on a team.

Shall represent the interest of the Players and shall be responsible for conducting the affairs of the Football Teams or Divisions in compliance with Board mandates. The Vice President of Football is responsible for communicating with the Board regarding matters pertaining to the Players and for seeking the Board’s approval on major initiatives and provide monthly updates to the Board on all football functions.

Shall be responsible for coordination of game day activities which include but are not limited to:
Field set-up and break-down, game announcing and EMT coverage.

Shall be responsible to hold meetings (at least one per year) for all Head and Assistant Coaches to review the rules of Monroe and our League Affiliation. 

Shall be responsible for ongoing and accurate communication with parents, coaches and teams about football related activities and notices.

VICE PRESIDENT OF CHEERLEADING

Shall assume the duties of the President when the President, Vice President and Vice President of Football are unavailable.

Shall create a detailed itemized budget for the upcoming season and submit to the board for approval no later than March 1st of the current year.  A revised budget can be submitted no later than August 1 of that same year to adjust for an increase or decrease on enrollment.

Shall secure, with the support of the Board, indoor practice locations and schedules for all cheer teams requiring indoor practice. 

Shall be responsible for the distribution and collection of all cheer uniforms and setup uniform fittings with specific start and cutoff dates for both activities.

Shall seek assurance of the eligibility of players and, with the assistance from the Athletic Director of Cheerleading and the Scholastic Director, examine the application and supporting proof of age documents of every player candidate, and certify as to eligibility before the player candidate may be placed on a team.

Shall represent the interest of the Cheerleaders and shall be responsible for conducting the affairs of the Cheerleading Teams or divisions in compliance with Board mandates. The Vice President of Cheerleading is responsible for communicating with the Board regarding matters pertaining to the Cheerleaders, and for seeking the Board’s approval on major initiatives and provide monthly updates to the Board on all cheerleading functions.

Shall be responsible to hold meetings (at least one per year) for all Head and Assistant Coaches to review the rules of Monroe and our League Affiliation. 

Shall be responsible for ongoing and accurate communication with parents, coaches and teams about cheer related activities and notices.

Shall set up and present to the Board a schedule outlining the games at which the cheer teams will cheer at football games.  Every team should cheer every weekend with the exception of the weekend where a local, state or regional competition is scheduled. 

Will represent the Monroe Lions at all monthly league meetings.

SECRETARY

Shall be responsible for recording the activities of Monroe Little Lions, Inc. and maintaining appropriate files, mailing lists, e-mail addresses and necessary records to do so. The Secretary shall perform such duties as are herein specified or as assigned by the President. He/she shall keep minutes at all Board meetings, and shall cause them to be recorded in a book kept for that purpose.  That book should be brought to monthly meetings to serve as a reference to the Board and include the agenda and minutes from all previous meetings. 

The previous months’ minutes should be mailed to all Board Members at least two weeks prior to the next monthly meeting and posted on league web-site no more than three days following approval of those minutes.  This can but done with support of the league webmaster. 

Shall maintain a list of all members the Board and committee members and give notice of all meetings of Monroe Little Lions, Inc.

Shall handle all correspondence as directed by the Board of Directors.

TREASURER

Shall perform such duties as are herein specifically set forth and such other duties as are customarily incident to the office of the Treasurer or those that may be assigned by the President.

Shall, under the direction of the President, prepare an annual budget for submission to the Board that is based on the budgets submitted by both the VP of Football and Cheer, in regard to the operation of the Football and Cheerleading Teams.  This all inclusive budget will be submitted by April 1st of the current year. 

Shall be responsible for insurance and related items.

Shall maintain accurate financial records for Monroe Little Lions, Inc. and furnish a financial statement to the Board upon request from the President.

Shall present a final Treasurer’s Report at year-end. The Treasurer shall prepare all necessary returns, which are required to be filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

Shall receive all monies and securities for Football and Cheerleading.

Shall distribute payment only to those invoices which have been approved by the Board of Directors. All checks exceeding $500.00 will require the signature of the President as well as the Treasurer. 

VICE PRESIDENT - FUNDRAISING

Shall research ways and means of financing the Association and submit recommendations to the Board of Directors, these will include the “Family Buy-Out”, “Monroe Lions Golf Outing”, and one other option for the organization.  This plan will be submitted to the board for approval.  Once approved the fundraisers will be published with rules and regulations for participants. 

Shall be responsible for overseeing all fundraising, promotion and spirit sales/activities their subsequent committees and all monies involved and provide regular updates to the board on all fundraising events.

Shall be responsible to collect all monies from fundraising activities and submit to the treasurer for deposit. 

Article Eleven - Roster Personnel

FOOTBALL

All Head Coach applicants must submit a letter of intent within two weeks of the email request for head coaches for the team which they desire to coach. In the event of more than one applicant at any level, a decision will be made by a vote of the Board, in the event of a tie the President will serve as the deciding vote. Head coaches are responsible for the selection of their assistant coaches.   If the number of registered coaches exceeds the number allowed, the head coach can, at their request, seek assistance from the board for staff finalization. The Board under no circumstances will force a Head Coach to work with or without a particular assistant coach except in the event of concerns that surface on the background check.  All coaches are expected to support league wide efforts to raise funds and promote a positive influence in our community.

All Head Coaches must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) and Assistance Coaches must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and should have prior coaching experience. The Monroe Little Lions will request a background check on any roster personnel as deemed necessary by the Executive Board. All Coach or Team Staff applicants must complete and submit the online coaching application and background check prior to August 1st and before any contact with the team. The Board, regarding the information listed above, can question any Coach, at any time. The President, VP of Football and VP of Cheerleading will address any issues that may be brought up on the background check in executive session. False or misleading information will be grounds for immediate termination and disassociation from the Monroe Little Lions Organization.

Coaches shall, focus on the fundamentals and maintain proper up-to-date certifications that are required by the league and or conference.  Head Coaches shall recruit Team Staff and report their names to the Athletic Director for final roster creation. All coaching staff and roster positions MUST be filled out and turned in prior to the last validation date for Shoreline. Only those names validated on the Official Roster will be eligible to remain with the team on the sidelines during the season and for post-season play.

Head Coaches are in complete charge during practices, games and championships. They are responsible for their own actions or inaction, their assistant’s action or inaction and the actions of their players.

Head Coaches with the support of the board can drop a participant when that participant shows no interest in football, is disruptive to other participants and the instructions of the coaching staff, and becomes a discipline problem.

Any Head Coach who does not support the mission and vision of the Monroe Lions will be removed from their position.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!

It is understood that the Head Coach of each level will be responsible for following the rules set forth by Monroe Parks and Recreation for the use of all practice and game fields and equipment during the season.

(It is understood that all fines levied to a team for a violation of League or National rules shall be the responsibility of the Head coach of that level.)

It is understood that all adult staff members are evaluated annually and that each adult staff member is automatically terminated at the conclusion of each season and must reapply for a position for the subsequent season.

The Head Coach of the eighth-grade level, in accordance with the standards of Respect, Participation, and Attitude and Longevity shall select (up to four (4) All Stars for the Colonial League Banquet. Also the Head Coach of the eighth-grade level, with his staff and the Vice-President of Football, will select) the Cody Parks award recipient for one deserving participant.

CHEERLEADING

To represent the Monroe Lions at the National Championships you must finish in first (or second) place at the Regional Championships held earlier that year – In the event that a team qualifies for Nationals (based on the above criteria) the head coach (will have final say on whether or not the invitation is accepted.) and the VP of Cheer will determine their choice of lodging at an AYC approved hotel that considers the financial situation of all families traveling. 

All Head Coach applicants must submit a letter of intent within two weeks of the email request for head coaches for the team which they desire to coach. In the event of more than one applicant at any level, a decision will be made by a vote of the Board, in the event of a tie the President will serve as the deciding vote. Head coaches are responsible for the selection of their assistant coaches.   If the number of registered coaches exceeds the number allowed, the head coach can, at their request, seek assistance from the board for staff finalization. The Board under no circumstances will force a Head Coach to work with or without a particular assistant coach except in the event of concerns that surface on the background check.  All coaches are expected to support league wide efforts to raise funds and promote a positive influence in our community.

All Head Coaches must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) and Assistance Coaches must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and should have prior coaching experience. The Monroe Little Lions reserves the right to request a background check on any roster personnel as deemed necessary by the Executive Board. All Coach or Team Staff applicants must complete and submit the online coaching application and background check prior to August 1st and before any contact with the team. The Board, regarding the information listed above, can question any Coach, at any time. Only the President, VP of Football and VP of Cheerleading will address any issues that may be brought up on the background check in executive session. False or misleading information will be grounds for immediate termination and disassociation from the Monroe Little Lions Organization.  Coaches will be assigned following the AYC rules referenced in the rules and regulations published by AYC on a yearly basis. 

Coaches shall, focus on the fundamentals and maintain proper up-to-date certifications that are required by the league and or conference.  Coaches shall focus on the fundamentals and maintain proper up-to-date first aid and CPR certification. Head Coaches shall recruit Team Staff and report their names to the Athletic Director for final roster creation. All coaching staff and roster positions MUST be filled out and turned in prior to the last validation date for Shoreline. Only those names validated on the Official Roster will be eligible to remain with the team on the sidelines during the season and for post-season play.

Head Coaches are in complete charge during practices, games and championships. They are responsible for their own actions or inaction, their assistant’s action or inaction and the actions of their players.

Head Coaches with the support of the board can drop a participant when that participant shows no interest in cheer, is disruptive to other participants and the instructions of the coaching staff, and becomes a discipline problem.

Any Head Coach who does not support the mission and vision of the Monroe Lions will be removed from their position.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!

It is understood that the Head Coach of each level will be responsible for following the rules set forth by Monroe Parks and Recreation for the use of all practice and game fields and equipment during the season.

The Head Coach will be responsible for following all the rules set forth by Monroe Board of Education and the use of their facilities for practice.

(It is understood that all fines levied to a team for a violation of League or National rules shall be the responsibility of the Head coach of that level.)

The Head Coach of the eighth-grade level, in accordance with the standards of Spirit, Tenure, Attitude and Respect shall select (up to four (4) All Stars for the Colonial League Banquet. Also the Head Coach of the eighth-grade level, with her staff and the Vice-President of Cheerleading, will select) the Joyce Delprino award recipient for one deserving participant.

It is understood that all adult staff members are evaluated annually and that each adult staff member is automatically terminated at the conclusion of each season and must reapply for a position for the subsequent season.

ARTICLE NINE - ADULT BEHAVIOR

Any adult spectator who is present at any practice, game or competition involving the Monroe Little Lions will be expected to behave in a friendly and sportsman like manner. Any adult found to be either physically or verbally abusing any referee, coach, league volunteer or child will be requested to leave the event. A second offense would remove both the adult and their child from the event. A third offense would be an immediate suspension of the parent from the league. No refunds are available for this dismissal.

ARTICLE TEN – LEAGUE BANQUET

Banquet – An annual dinner shall be held for the purpose of presenting awards and will be presided over by the Board of the prior season. No awards or gifts will be presented at the annual dinner without the approval of the Board.

Scholastic – Academic awards will be presented as follows: High Honors awards will be given to those students, in sixth grade and above, who have achieved all “A’s” on their report card in the first marking period of the season. Honors awards will be awarded to students receiving A’s and B’s on that report card. All honors awards will follow their schools grading policy.

ARTICLE ELEVEN - DISSOLUTION

In the event of the dissolution of the Monroe Little Lions, In., all physical assets will be liquidated and any funds remaining shall be distributed to a local Monroe based charitable organization voted upon by the Board.

ARTICLE TWELVE - ROBERT’S RULES

Rules of Order– Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered in this Constitution and By-laws.  All by-law changes will be done through a committee selected by the Board and composed of participants with a vested interest and board members.  All changes require a 75% vote in favor of the change to pass.

 

Monroe Little Lions
Football and Cheer Program
Grievance Procedure and Rules of Conduct

In the event of a particular concern or grievance, a Participant (as that term is defined in the program’s By-Laws) should first discuss the matter with the team's head coach. If a concern or grievance cannot be resolved with the team head coach, the Participant can then bring their written concern or grievance to the attention of the Vice President of Football or the Vice President of Cheer as the case may be. If satisfaction is not received at this level, the Participant can then bring a copy of their written concern or grievance to the Vice President.  Finally if no resolve has been reached the grievance will be brought to the President who has several methods by which to determine the validity of the complaint or grievance and implement a resolution.

If the Participant has still not had their concern or grievance resolved to their satisfaction, the President and the Participant may agree jointly to bring it to the attention of the President of the Shoreline Youth Football League at which point the matter will be handled based upon the procedures outlined in the Shoreline By-Laws.
 

Player



Parent



Coach



VP of Football/Cheer



Vice President



President



Shoreline Youth Football League

 

INAPPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION:

There are multiple levels of Inappropriate Communication. For the purposes of this procedure, communication shall be defined as an interpersonal or telephonic discussions, written correspondence, direct email/text message or posting on any social networking site, or questions forwarded to any of the Shoreline, AYF or other National organization, including queries directed through their respective websites

a) The disregard for the procedures as set forth above. This is an intraâ€′program situation, which is not a fineable offense by the program. A regular pattern of disregard for the above procedures, however, may result in disciplinary action being taken against the Participant.

b) Any contact with a Shoreline representative during which the Participant’s concern or grievance is discussed â€′ prior to following the procedures as described hereinabove. Shoreline considers this to be a fineable offense that may also result in disciplinary action being taken against the program and the Participant

c) Any contact with a Regional AYF representative during which the Participant's concern or grievance is discussed prior to following the procedures as described hereinabove. This is a fineable offense that may also result in disciplinary action being taken against the program, Shoreline and the Participant.

d) Any contact with a National AYF representative during which the Participant's concern or grievance is discussed prior to following the procedures as described hereinabove. This is a fineable offense that may also result in disciplinary action being taken against the program, Shoreline, Regional and the Participant.

e) Any use of league email, league/team email address lists, phone number listings or participant address lists for any communication, other than for official league business is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action being taken against the offending Participant. Official league business is to be conducted by the board or a board appointed spokesperson only. For the purpose of these procedures disciplinary action can include permanent suspension from the Monroe Lions, Inc.