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                       MOKENA BASEBALL SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 572, Mokena, Illinois 60448 

As revised by the 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors. 
Preamble: The Mokena Baseball/Softball Association has been founded with the goal and aim of the Officers, Governing Board, managers and coaches to instruct the children in the fundamentals of baseball and softball in such a manner that they will set an example of discipline and good sportsmanship. 
Article 1- Name and Bylaws 
Section 1.  These Bylaws will be made available for public inspection. 
Section 2.  This organization shall be legally known as the Mokena Baseball Association.  Use of the term 
"Mokena Baseball/Softball Association" and “MBSA” in correspondence and publicity will be considered appropriate as it incorporates a reference to the softball segment of the program. 
Section 3. 


• Baseball.  Baseball competition in the MBSA will follow the official rules of PONY Baseball except as modified by the In-house Rules specific to each Division.
• Softball.  Softball competition in the MBSA will follow the official rules of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) except as modified by the In-house Rules specific to each Division.

Article 2- Jurisdiction and Eligibility 
Section 1. 
Any boy or girl who 4 years old prior to Sept 1st and has not yet reached their 19th birthday shall be eligible to register and play in that season in which he/she has registered. 
All exceptions to play down or play up must be petitioned to the Division Coordinator prior to the MBSA Board meeting to be put on the agenda. Each case will be evaluated by MBSA and voted by the Board to approve. 
Section 2.  In-House Team Registration and Eligibility Rules. 
In house registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Typical registration periods run from October through March. 
Article 3- Mission Statement 
MBSA’s mission is to provide a first-class baseball and softball organization for the youth of all talents in the Mokena community. The mental, physical and social development in baseball and softball as well as teaching life lessons in sportsmanship and teamwork are top priorities. Through remarkable baseball and softball experiences that create lifetime memories, MBSA’s goal is to contribute to positive youth development in the community and to inspire kids to be outstanding athletes and excellent baseball and softball players. 
Article 4- Board of Directors 
Section 1.  Members of the Board shall be: 
President- 2-year term, elections- even years - starting 2020  Vice President - 2-year term, elections held - odd years  Secretary - 2-year term, elections- even years - starting 2020 
 Treasurer - 2-year term, elections held - odd years 
Board Members: (one year term serving from August meeting through July meeting) 
 Team Parent Coordinator   
Equipment Coordinator 
  Field Maintenance Coordinator 
Immediate Past President (optional) Uniform Coordinator  
Scheduling Coordinator
Communications Coordinator
Sponsorship Coordinator
Baseball Umpire Coordinator
Softball Umpire Coordinators
Training Coordinator 
Website Coordinator 
  Fundraising Coordinator  
Girls’ Colt Coordinator 
Girls’ Pony Coordinator 
Girls’ Bronco Coordinator 
Girls’ Mustang Coordinator 
Girls‘ Pinto Coordinator 
Girls’ Shetland Coordinator 
  Girls’ Travel Coordinator 
  Boys’ Palomino & Colt Coordinator 
Boys’ Pony Coordinator 
Boys’ Bronco Coordinator 
Boys‘ Mustang Coordinator 
Boys‘ Pinto Coordinator 
  Boys’ Shetland Coordinator 
Boys’ Travel Coordinator 
Girls’ Fallball Coordinator 
Boys’ Fallball Coordinator 

Section 2.  General responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to the power to adopt such rules, not inconsistent with these Bylaws, as it deems necessary to carry out its functions. Any board member may not be a manager, coach or board member of an outside baseball or softball organization. The members of this Board shall also rule on all business presented during their term of office.  All Board positions are to have voting authority except the President who will vote only to break or create a tie, and the Immediate Past President, who has no Board voting privileges.  Board members may be required to cover multiple responsibilities due to the number of children participating or the need to fill Board vacancies. 
Each Board Member will only be allowed one (1) vote regardless of the number of Coordinator or Co-Coordinator position held.  
Section 3.  Specific duties of the Board Members shall be as follows: 
A. The President shall preside over monthly meetings, (as the Chairperson of the Board), special meetings and any other meetings pertaining to the MBSA, including creating goodwill with the Mokena Park District Board on behalf of the MBSA.
The President shall have the authority to cancel/suspend games due to weather or other conditions. This authority may be delegated by the President as necessary. 
The President shall have the authority to appoint individuals to committees or special assignments. 
Section 2.  General responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to the power to adopt such rules, not inconsistent with these Bylaws, as it deems necessary to carry out its functions. Any board member may not be a manager, coach or board member of an outside baseball or softball organization. The members of this Board shall also rule on all business presented during their term of office.  All Board positions are to have voting authority except the President who will vote only to break or create a tie, and the Immediate Past President, who has no Board voting privileges.  Board members may be required to cover multiple responsibilities due to the number of children participating or the need to fill Board vacancies. 
Section 2.  General responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to the power to adopt such rules, not inconsistent with these Bylaws, as it deems necessary to carry out its functions. Any board member may not be a manager, coach or board member of an outside baseball or softball organization. The members of this Board shall also rule on all business presented during their term of office.  All Board positions are to have voting authority except the President who will vote only to break or create a tie, and the Immediate Past President, who has no Board voting privileges.  Board members may be required to cover multiple responsibilities due to the number of children participating or the need to fill Board vacancies. 
Each Board Member will only be allowed one (1) vote regardless of the number of Coordinator or Co-Coordinator position held.  
Section 3.  Specific duties of the Board Members shall be as follows: 
A. The President shall preside over monthly meetings, (as the Chairperson of the Board), special meetings and any other meetings pertaining to the MBSA, including creating goodwill with the Mokena Park District Board on behalf of the MBSA.
The President shall have the authority to cancel/suspend games due to weather or other conditions. This authority may be delegated by the President as necessary. 
The President shall have the authority to appoint individuals to committees or special assignments. 

The Division Coordinators will recommend any changes to the Division-specific In-house rules.  Any changes to the current approved rules shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval.  Upon final board approval the new rules shall be published for all Division Managers.  The Division Coordinators shall distribute and review each new rule and ensure all Managers in the Division understand them.  
The Division Coordinator will be responsible for reporting scheduling problems or rescheduling requirements to the Scheduling Coordinator. 
The Division Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring Division and win/loss records are recorded in the MBSA system.   
The Division Coordinator will be responsible for conducting the draft for their division in accordance with the Draft rules approved by the Board. 
The Division Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment of the necessary number of managers to staff each team. 
The Division Coordinator will assist the Equipment and Uniform Coordinators in the distribution and turn-in of all equipment and uniforms for their division and ensure each Manager's timely participation in those activities. 
The Division Coordinator will be responsible for player evaluations for players in their division, including prior year and new player evaluations.  MBSA will provide the player evaluation forms to each Division Coordinator for distribution.  Evaluation forms must be completed and returned to the Secretary no later than the June Board Meeting of the current season. Failure to submit evaluations will exclude them from participating in the playoffs.  
The Division Coordinators will advise the board of all All-Star activities and will be responsible for coordination for their division. 
The Division Coordinators of the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions which play in leagues with non-MBSA teams will serve as the MBSA's representative to their respective leagues and will have voting authority subject to Board approval.  
I. The position of Immediate Past President is a non-voting position and exists for the purpose of counseling and providing continuity to the newly elected board.  The position is for a nonrenewable one-year term and is an optional position.
The Immediate Past President may serve as a committee member and may be delegated duties as required. 
J. The Scheduling Coordinator will have primary responsibility of the scheduling of all practices, regular season games and post season tournament games.
The Scheduling Coordinator will coordinate operation of the lights with the Executive Director of the Park District to insure timely start-up and service for MBSA activities.  
The Scheduling Coordinator has the responsibility of coordinating with other outside organizations. 
The Scheduling Coordinator will work with the Umpire Coordinator to ensure any make-up and postponed games are adequately staffed with umpires. 
The Scheduling Coordinator will obtain blackout dates and non-MBSA team field requests and give practice and game schedule information to the Mokena Park District office. 
K. The Uniform Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the procurement, distribution, and collection of uniforms as required.
The Uniform Coordinator will advise the Treasurer on matters pertaining to the budgeting for uniforms.  Upon receipt of the annual operating budget from the Treasurer, the Uniform Coordinator shall have primary purchasing authority for uniforms. 
The Uniform Coordinator should provide to the board multiple vendor pricing options at a minimum of every two years. 
The Uniform Coordinator will be responsible for issuing uniforms to the Division Coordinators for distribution to the individual teams and receiving back such non-consumable items at the end of the season. 
The Uniform Coordinator will provide support to the Team Managers throughout the season with regard to replacement or additional uniforms. 
The Uniform Coordinator will be responsible for all surplus uniforms. 
The Uniform Coordinator will have primary responsibility for purchasing trophies and plaques (as described in Article 13) as needed for each team and sponsors.  
L. The Communications Coordinator will have primary responsibility for timely publishing and delivery of MBSA Communications via email and social media.
The Communications Coordinator will have primary responsibility for creating goodwill in the community by providing information on MBSA events to the participants, sponsors and the community through reporting of as much MBSA information as possible. 
M. Baseball/Softball Umpire Coordinators will have responsibility to obtain the proper number of umpires to fill positions for all games at the Pinto level and above.
The Umpire Coordinators functions include the initial treatment of grievances, protests, and complaints and the submission of such items to the Grievance Committee when specific resolution cannot be obtained. 
The Umpire Coordinators can assign umpires through an outside service. 
The Umpire Coordinators will have responsibility (or provide instructors) to train umpires before the regular season starts. 
The Umpire Coordinators will have responsibility to work with the Scheduling Coordinator to schedule umpires for all regularly scheduled, make-up and postponed games. 
The Umpire Coordinators will have responsibility to work with the Equipment Coordinator to provide proper equipment, shirts and hats for all umpires and to see to the return of the equipment after the season. 
The Umpire Coordinators will work with the Treasurer for budgeting, account payable procedures and insurance requirements. 
N. The Travel Coordinators (Boys’ and Girls’) will supervise the operation of their specific Division.  Their functions include the initial treatment of grievances, protests, and complaints and the submission of such items to the Grievance Committee when specific resolution cannot be obtained.
The Travel Coordinator, with Board approval, will develop, distribute and ensure all Managers in the Division understand the travel procedures. 
The Travel Coordinator will be responsible for reporting scheduling problems or rescheduling requirements to the Scheduling Coordinator. 
The Travel Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment of the necessary number of managers to staff each team.  
The Travel Coordinator will serve as the MBSA's representative to their respective leagues and will have voting authority. 
O. The Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator may also schedule other schools and clinics as deemed appropriate by the Board.
The Training Coordinator will need approval from the Board for all Certification and Clinic Providers and the facilities to be used in conjunction with Schools and Clinics. 
The Training Coordinator will have primary responsibility for building and maintaining a library of training information in written or video form and a list of names of instructors available for personal appearances. 
P. The Website Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance of and uploading of content to the mbsa.org web site.
The Website Coordinator is responsible for operating the mbsa.org web site in accordance with all MBSA Bylaws.  The Website Coordinator will ensure the latest Bylaws are published von the website. 
All information to be published on the mbsa.org website must receive approval from the President before publication.  
The Website Coordinator is responsible for setting up teams after the draft and maintaining the rosters. 
Q. The Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for soliciting sponsors for the Division Teams and coordinating with the Vice President and Treasurer to determine the need of the League.
The Sponsorship Coordinator should evaluate sponsorship levels on an annual basis. 
R. The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for coordinating fundraisers, as approved by the board, on an annual basis at a minimum,
Article 4- Elections 
Section 1.  The election of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and all Board Members shall be held at the regular meeting in August of each year.  
Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will be taken at the regular meeting in July  of each year.  Write-in candidates will be eligible for election. 
Board Member Terms are September 1  to  August 3th. 
The new Officers and Board Members will assume their positions when elected and serve through the following calendar year until September 30th.  A copy of these Bylaws will be provided to the newly elected board members and made available for public inspection on the MBSA website. 
Section 2.  Term of office for all positions is one year with the exception of the Executive Board listed above which will be two-year terms. 
Board members are to continue with their duties until the new Board takes office. 
Section 3.  The nominees for the office of the President must be Board members from the previous year. If none are available, nominations will be accepted from the floor.  In the event only one previous Board member seeks the Presidency a yes/no vote must be conducted.  An unchallenged candidate who fails to obtain a majority of yes votes must be re-nominated if he/she still desires to obtain the position.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor at this point. 

Article 5- Meetings 
Section 1.  Regular Meetings. 
A. Regular monthly meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm during the months of November thru through April and at 8:30 p.m. during the months of May thru October.  The Board can change these times and dates as necessary.
B. A quorum must be attained before any business can be conducted.  A quorum is considered to be a simple majority of Officers and Board members regardless of voting status.
C. Monthly meetings will be conducted under Robert’s Rules of Order with the President acting as chairperson and are to follow the following agenda:
1. Roll  call
2. Review and approval of the minutes from the previous meeting
3. Visitors
4. Report of the President
5. Report of the Vice President
6. Report of the Secretary
7. Report of the Treasurer
8. Committee Reports
9. Report of the Coordinators
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Adjournment

Section 2.  Special meetings or workshops may be called by the President to cover specific topics. 
A. There must be at least a one-week notice given and the Officers must be informed of the topics.
B. The meeting will follow modified rules as follows:
1. Roll call.
2. Discussion of the subject.
3. Adjournment. 

Section 3.  At the President’s discretion on matters requiring immediate attention an email vote will be allowed. 
Section 4.  The respective Division Coordinators for whatever purpose deemed appropriate may call Division meetings. The Division Coordinator is to preside over the meeting. 
Section 5.  Monthly Board Meeting Attendance. 

• All Board members are required to attend at least nine meetings in the Board Term, unless approved otherwise by the board.
• Board members are expected to submit an update to the Executive board if they are missing a meeting via email.
• Any Board member who has not displayed a commitment to their duties may be replaced at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee.

Section 6.  Compensation.  Serving on the MBSA Board should be considered a privilege and part of active community service for the children of our community.  Therefore, there is no compensation other than a refund of registration fees and exemption from fundraising obligation for Board members' children who participate in regular season league play and/or Mokena Park District usage fees, provided the Board member fulfills the requirements as listed above.  The Board will annually determine the appropriateness and level of the refund. Board Members who have children on MBSA Travel teams will receive the amount equal to the division their child would play in in-house capped at $200 
Ratified: January 5, 2022 

Article 6- Amendments 
Section 1.  The bylaw committee consisting of the executive board and a minimum of 1 board member should meet on a bi-annual basis to review and amend the bylaws as needed. 
Section 2.  These Bylaws may be amended by the achievement of a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present at each of two (2) consecutive meetings. Upon the attainment of the necessary votes at the second consecutive meeting the amendment will become part of the Bylaws. 
Article 7- Grievance Actions 
Section 1.  The Board has jurisdiction overrule violations and discipline problems concerning managers, coaches, parents, players, umpires, spectators and all Board members. 
Section 2.  The Grievance Committee will consist of a minimum of two (2) Officers with a total of 4members (as approved by the Board at the August meeting), and the Division Coordinator of the specific Division, if appropriate. 
Section 3.  The Grievance Committee will determine if and what appropriate disciplinary action needs to be taken. 
Section 4.  All parents or guardians must read, understand, and sign the Parent Code of Conduct Contract.  All managers (in-house and travel) and coaches must read, understand, and sign the Manager/Coach Code of Conduct Contract.  If both are not filed with the appropriate division coordinator before the second practice, the player will not be eligible to participate. 
Section 5.  The Grievance Committee will communicate with the parties in question and review the situation.  No decision will be made until a discussion of the Grievance Committee takes place.  If requested, a written response will be agreed upon and reported back to the full Board of Directors. 
Section 6.  Protests will be resolved by the Umpire Coordinator and the Grievance Committee. 
Section 7.  All concerns reported to a board member must be recorded on the MBSA incident form and submitted to the grievance committee for investigation and record keeping purposes. 
Article 8- Property and Fund Disbursement 
Section 1.  All funds, property, records, equipment, keys and any other assets of the MBSA are the exclusive property of the MBSA. 
Section 2.  In regard to MBSA expenses, Board members will report for approval expenses in excess of 
$250.00 to the President and Treasurer before expenses are incurred. 
Section 3.  In the event the MBSA dissolves, the funds held in the bank account and any equipment shall be sent to the Mokena Community Park District solely for the purpose of baseball field improvement.  Should the Mokena Community Park District not agree to use the funds for baseball field improvements, the funds should go to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Chicago. 

Article 9- Participant Fees 
Section 1.  Registration fees are to be determined by the annual operating budget requirements and approved by at least two thirds (2/3) of all board members (and not only a quorum majority vote) at the Board meeting Participant mandatory fund-raising activities will be established by the Board at the September meeting and will be completely defined prior to the October registration.   
Section 2.  All-Star, Blast, and Travel team fees will be determined on an individual team basis. 
All Travel Teams shall be required to have a separate business checking account open through MBSA.  Each team shall have their own checking account. 
Article 10- Registration/Refunds 
Section 1.  On-line MBSA registration will begin in October and continue through March of the following year. Fall Ball on-line registration will begin on or around June 1st and continue through July 31st.  
Section 2.  The Board will set capacity limitations after the January registration and may elect to amend the limitations during the course of late registration.  Upon achievement of the capacity limitation, subsequent sign-ups must be informed that they have been placed on a waiting list. 
Section 3.   Registrations must be immediately filled from the waiting lists as a vacancy occurs. Vacancies cannot be kept unfilled if eligible registrants exist on List 1 and/or List 2. 
Section 4.  Refund schedule as follows: Full refunds of the registration fees will be given if the player for any reason drops from the program before the draft night or if the player is injured prior to or during the season which renders him/her unable to play will be evaluated by the board No refund will be given if the player drop out of the program after the season starts unless they are injured as noted above. 
Article 11- Divisions, Teams, and Players 
Section 1.  Boys' Baseball and Girls' Softball Divisions shall be structured, using the age definitions as established in Article 2, Section 1, as follows: 
BOYS 
A. Last year of Pre-K and Kindergarten shall be known as Shetland Division.
B. 1st & 2nd grade shall be known as Pinto Division.
C. 3rd and 4th grade shall be known as Mustang Division.
E. 5th and 6th grade shall be known as Bronco Division.
F. 7th and 8th grade shall be known as Pony Division.
G. 9th and 10th grade shall be known as Colt Division.
H. 11th and 12th grade shall be known as Palomino Division.
I. Travel team age assignments will be based upon the requirements of the sanctioning bodies they are participating in.

GIRLS 

A. Birthdates follow ASA rules for Division Assignment. Divisions include:
a. Shetland Division
b. Pinto Division
c. Mustang Division
d. Bronco Division
e. Pony Division
f. Colt / Palomino Division
B. Travel team age assignments will be based upon the requirements of the sanctioning bodies they are participating in.

Section 4.  Each player must play a minimum of 3 innings in the field Division rules may be specifically modified to allow for a higher minimum standard of individual playing time.  If a player does not play in a game due to slaughter rule or no fault of their own, they must start the next scheduled game and fulfill the minimum play rules for their division.  Note- this section does not apply to Travel teams. 
Section 5.  Draft and evaluation rules/procedures must be approved by the Board annually Note - This section does not apply to Travel teams. 
Section 6.  Tournament All-Star and In-House All-Star teams will be allowed as interest demands. 
Section 7.  Tournament All-Star, In-House All-Star Team practice or play will not interfere with regular season or MBSA tournament games in any way.  In-house practice and games take precedence over all other games. 
Section 8.  Team Names. Tournament All-Star and In-house All-Star teams will not have specific names other than “MBSA All-Stars,” “MBSA Softball”, “Mokena Blaze” or “MBSA Baseball,” with an age designation if necessary.   
Section 9.  Softball players cannot play in the In-House Pony Division if they play on a High School Team. 
Article 12- Travel Teams and Blast/Blaze 
Section 1.  Travel teams (full-time travel teams) and part-time travel teams (sometimes called Sunday teams or part-time travel) will be allowed as interest demands.  .  Full-time travel teams and part-time travel teams are under the direction of the boys and girls Travel coordinators.  Players selected for Blaze full-time teams are not required to participate on an in-house team.  Players selected for Blast/ Blaze part-time teams must be registered with the MBSA in-house league and be an active participant in the in-house league.  If there is no team at that division, a player may try out for a part-time travel team in any division in which they qualify based upon age requirements for that team’s league.  Blast/Blaze practices or games will not interfere with regular season games or in-house league tournament games.  In-house games take precedence over Blast/Blaze games and practices. Open tryouts will be held for the purpose of evaluating the talents of each child.  All players currently registered with MBSA must be notified of any and all tryouts they are eligible for, and the date and time of such tryouts must be published.   
 Section 2.  managers for Travel teams, including Blast/Blaze will have complete autonomy over their rosters and team selection.  Try outs must be held.  The Travel Coordinator will appoint an evaluator of his choosing for each station at the tryout.  When tryouts are completed the team manager will collect the evaluations and use those rankings to assist him in selecting his roster. Travel team managers are strongly encouraged to select residents of Mokena Park District over non-residents.  If a resident participant and a non-resident participant are relatively equal in ranking, the resident should be selected. 
Section 3.  Travel and Blast/ Blaze teams will receive the same number of practice and game dates as their respective in-house teams.  After the master schedule has been completed and approved, all Travel teams may request additional practice and game dates, and the scheduling coordinator will grant those requests if field availability allows.  Travel teams will have a preference over in-house and non-MBSA teams in terms of field selection.   
Section 4. A Travel manager shall also produce any and all Travel team(s) financial records, including but not limited to ledgers, account statements, financial statements, etc., for review by the Officer(s) of the Mokena Baseball/Softball Association for audit when the Travel Coordinator or a parent of a player asks for an audit of  that teams records. 
All equipment purchased with team money is the property of the team and shall remain with the team.  If a team dissolves, the equipment will then become the property of The Blast/Blaze to be distributed as approved by the Board.  Upon departure of a Manager, the equipment shall remain with the team. 
Section 5.  Rosters – All Blast/ Blaze Team Rosters must have a minimum of 10 players within 45 days of the final group tryout.  All players on the Team Rosters must have competed in a Travel Tryout. If the Division Manager does not meet the above requirements, Travel Coordinator will determine the player(s) for the open positions using the ranking of the player per the evaluation forms as a guide/aid for his/her decision. 
To reinforce manager accountability seven (7) days after the Team Roster is determined, ALL players who completed the Division tryout must be called by telephone (or in person) and informed as to their status on the Team Roster. 
If for some reason a player leaves the Team prior to the start of the season, the manager will fill the open position as he deems appropriate, including holding a tryout if so desired.   
Section 6 - Payout from the Blaze Father’s Day Tournament will be dispersed to the 11u team(s) that hold the tournament. To qualify in an equal share of the earnings, teams must have been either part time or full time for both their 9u and 10u seasons. 
Each level can have 2 teams total either part time or full time. If a 3rd team is requested by a manager, the board must approve this request. 
Exec board has final say over any discrepancies in these rules. 
Section 7. Disciplinary Guidelines- All Travel and Sunday Team Managers and Coaches are subject to the Disciplinary Guidelines established by MBSA. 
Section 8.  Any time a manager leaves a team, or a team breaks apart the manager cannot take or disperse any funds at their discretion.  The travel coordinator needs to be notified and between the manager and travel coordinator a decision will be made as to what will happen to any funds. An account audit will be performed prior to this by travel coordinator if needed. The executive board has final day of mediation is needed. 
Article 13 - Managers 
Section 1.  
1) Division Coordinators will present a list of all managers to the board for review. The following are considerations for filling manager positions: 
A) Present Managers in good standing
B) Past Managers in good standing
C) Board Members
D) Past Coach of MBSA Team in good standing
E) New Candidates

Section 2.  Only one person will be selected as Manager for purposes of having their child play on the team.  
Section 3.  All Managers (in-house & Travel) must complete code of conducts and background checks as approved by the Board. 
Section 4.  All Managers or at least one team representative is required to attend meetings targeted to inform them of MBSA rules and regulations. 
Section 5.  No person listed as a sex offender will be allowed to participate in any capacity, other than as a parent, within MBSA. 
Section 6.  Travel Managers cannot manage outside of MBSA, including General Management of a team.  Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Manager Review Committee and voted on by the board.  
Article 14 - Awards 
Section 1.  All children will receive a participation award through Pinto Division. 
Section 2.  Trophies will be given to the teams that finish first and second place in their division play-offs.  Teams that compete with teams from outside the MBSA may not necessarily receive this award. 
Article 15 – MBSA Annual Scholarship 
Section 1 – Two scholarships of $500.00 each will be awarded to one female and one male graduating senior seeking continued education at any university, college, or trade school. Applicants must meet the following criteria:  
● Must be a High School Senior and live within School District 210 boundaries (private schools included)
● Must be attending a university, college or trade school after High School
● Must have participated in the MBSA a minimum of four years as a player, umpire or both
● Must complete a 200–400-word essay on “How has MBSA touched your life?”
● All applications must be submitted by March 20th.  Once established criteria has been met and verified, one female and one male applicant will be selected based on essay content as the recipients of the MBSA Scholarship at the MBSA April Board Meeting.
Section 2 – The scholarship committee will review applications (on an anonymous basis) and rank them favorite to lease favorite in descending numerical order.  The male and female with the best scores will receive the scholarship. 
Article 16- Business Operating Procedures 
Section 1.  The Treasurer will conduct regular banking. In the event of his/her absence, the President will assume his/her duties.  All banking, lock box and post office box signature cards will be signed by both the Treasurer and the President after the first meeting of the new board. 
The Treasurer shall add the President as joint account holders to any current or opened checking, savings or any other accounts for the Mokena Baseball/Softball Association.    
Section 2.  Field Maintenance, Team Parent Coordinator, Equipment Coordinator and the Uniform Coordinator are approved to spend up to their designated budget. Board approval is required to exceed the budget over 
$250. President & Treasurer have authority to spend up to $300 before requiring board approval. 
Section 3.  The use of MBSA property for persons, organizations, or teams outside the MBSA structure, (as in these Bylaws) will require a vote of approval from the Board at regular scheduled meetings. 
Approved by the Officers. 
Approved by the Officers: 
Lisa Testa 
President 
Scott Lovingfoss 
Vice President 
Jeff Vollman 
Secretary 

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