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CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE ONE – ORGANIZATION
ARTICLE TWO – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
ARTICLE THREE – COMPLIANCE
ARTICLE FOUR – AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE FIVE – EFFECTIVE DATE OF RULES AND REVISIONS
ARTICLE SIX – PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
ARTICLE SEVEN – DISSOLUTION

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CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE ONE – ORGANIZATION  

Section 1 NAME

1.1 The name of this organization shall be known as National Softball Association of the Deaf, Incorporated (NSAD).

Section 2 ARTICLE OF INCORPORATION 

2.1 NSAD is incorporated with the State of Kansas.

Section 3 AFFILIATION

3.1 NSAD is independently operated but may affiliate with USSSA, ASA, NSA, WSL, ISA or any other national softball association.

ARTICLE TWO – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES  

Section 1 GENERAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF NSAD 

1.1 Promote and protect the mutual interests of all members of NSAD, and to provide a social outlet for deaf softball participants and their friends.

1.2 Develop participation in the sport of softball under regional and national organizations active in athletic competition and in recreational events by deaf persons.

1.3 Promote and maintain the mutual interest of deaf people in the United States of America in creditable and sportsmanlike participation in athletic competition and recreational events in the softball sport.

1.4 Stimulate healthful physical, moral, and cultural education for deaf softball enthusiasts in the United States of America.

Section 2 COORDINATING AND CONTROLLING – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF NSAD

2.1 Establish national goals for softball activities and encourage attainment of these goals.

Section 3 EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF NSAD

3.1 Encourage and support research, development and dissemination of information regarding deaf softball participants and softball programs.

3.2 Develop the health, character, patriotism and good citizenship of deaf youth in the United States of America by promoting and encouraging their physical fitness, moral and cultural education and public participation in softball activities.

3.3 Act as the parent organization of the development of regional and local softball organizations, these to be governed by the rules and regulations promulgated by NSAD.

Section 4 SOFTBALL COMPETITION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

4.1 Foster and regulate uniform rules of softball competition among NSAD member clubs, Regional Associations, and any other organizations for the deaf.

4.2 Promote annual regional and national tournaments in the softball sport under NSAD; regional athletic associations; and such other forms of softball competition as to warrant the interests of the deaf community in general.

4.3 Improve and maintain the standards of deaf softball sport to the point where they can gain and hold respect in competition with hearing teams and individuals.

ARTICLE THREE – COMPLIANCE

Section 1 IRS

1.1 This nonprofit organization has with tax exempt status under section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

ARTICLE FOUR – AMENDMENTS

Section 1 AMMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

1.1 All proposed changes to the Bylaws must be officially submitted in writing to the Deputy Commissioner by members no later than June 1st

1.2 Any proposal coming from the regional organization business meeting shall automatically be referred to next year’s Bylaws Committee.

1.3 The Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote cast from all the members and recorded in1he following Annual Softball Council Meeting for the record.

ARTICLE FIVE – EFFECTIVE DATE OF RULES AND REVISIONS

Section 1 EFFECTIVE DATE

1.1 The effective date of revisions for the Bylaws shall be October 1st. after the formal ratification in the annual meeting of the Softball Council.

ARTICLE SIX – PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES

Section 1 PARLIAMENTARY

1.1 Any parliamentary procedures not covered specially by any NSAD rule shall be followed as per to the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.

ARTICLE SEVEN – DISSOLUTION

Section 1 DISSOLUTION

1.1 In the event of dissolution, all tangible assets shall be sold and all monies after outstanding debts are paid, realized there from together with any other monies remaining shall be turned over to a currently affiliated region appointed by the NSAD Board of Directors to be held in trust against eventual revival of this or similar organization. A similar organization shall be eligible to receive these only after it has been in existence minimum of five (5) years. In no case shall the appointed region be liable for any debts of this organization.

(revised Maryland 2013)

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