Section 1. Affiliation. The Delaware Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (DYSA and/or Association) shall be an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). The DYSA shall also be subject to the authority of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
a. To the extent permissible under applicable law, the USSF and USYSA articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, and requirements supersede and take precedence over governing documents and decisions of the DYSA.
b. To the extent permissible under applicable law, the DYSA and its members shall abide by USSF and USYSA articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, and requirements, including those regarding interplay.
c. The DYSA shall register all of its players, coaches, teams, referees, and administrators with the USSF at least once each year and timely pay all dues and fees of the USSF.
d. The DYSA shall provide the Secretary General of the USSF an annual report of its activities and its most current annual financial statements within 90 days after the start of the USSF’s seasonal year.
e. The DYSA will allow the USSF to review its documents and procedures, upon request of the USSF, not less than once every four (4) years to determine compliance with the Federation’s Bylaws.
f. The DYSA will not join any organization that has requirements that conflict with USSF articles, bylaws, policies, or requirements.
Section 2. Authority. The DYSA shall exercise through its Board of Directors all such powers as may be required in the furtherance of its stated purposes, not inconsistent with the articles, bylaws, rules, and requirements of the USSF and the USYSA and /or the laws of the relevant jurisdictions.
Section 3. Non-Discrimination. The DYSA will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, or national origin.
Section 4. Sexual and Physical Abuse. To the extent permissible under applicable law, the DYSA shall adopt policies prohibiting sexual and physical abuse that are consistent with criteria established by the USSF.
Section 5. Tax Status. The DYSA shall maintain its tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 1. Eligibility. Membership in the DYSA and in its constituent/affiliated leagues, clubs, and associations is open to any soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials not subject to suspension under Section 4 of USSF Bylaw 241, and to any amateur soccer organization in the State of Delaware.
Section 2. Definitions.
Team. A youth soccer team shall be deemed to be any group of not less than seven (7) persons, a majority of whom reside in the State of Delaware and who, prior to August 1st immediately preceding the start of any seasonal year, have not reached the age of nineteen (19) years, all of whom shall be registered with the DYSA, and is organized to compete as a team with a designated person, 18 years old or older, responsible for its activities.
Independent Team. A team that is not registered through constituent or affiliate member and has fewer than twenty-five (25) players.
Club. An organization, maintaining four (4) teams or more, that has an identifiable membership on whose behalf the organization conducts or engages in youth soccer activities. Clubs may have teams in travel leagues, recreational leagues and in recreational or in house programs.
League. A structured group of four (4) or more unrelated teams, joined for the purpose of inter-team play under a common set of administrative and competition rules. The members of a league have the right to elect officers and make changes to their administrative rules.
Travel League. An inter-club league that uses USYSA member passes for purposes of player identification in its competitions.
Recreational/In-House Leagues. An inter-club league that does not qualify as a travel league.
Association. An organization that has an identifiable membership on whose behalf the organization conducts or engages in youth soccer activities.
Section 3. Election of Membership. Membership shall be classified as either constituent/affiliate or director at large.
1. Each application for membership shall be on a form as approved time to time by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, procedures, and decisions of the Association.
2. Each application shall be accompanied by the fees due for the current period.
3. Applications shall be filed with the Secretary of the Association and shall be acted upon at the next duly constituted meeting of the Board of Directors following receipt.
4. Each constituent/affiliate shall designate a representative to cast votes on its behalf. Such designation must be in writing, which is either a properly executed corporate resolution, or on the letterhead of the constituent/affiliate and signed by two officers. Constituent/affiliates may indicate primary and secondary representatives.
5. Primary and secondary representatives may also be At Large Directors, however, the voting representative for the constituent/affiliate may only cast the constituent/affiliate votes and forfeits their individual vote.
6. Constituent/affiliates may be clubs, leagues, or associations.
Director at Large. Directors At Large shall be individual members and need not represent any constituent/affiliate. Directors At Large, by accepting their position, agree to abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, procedures, and decisions of the DYSA. Directors At Large may be elected at any regular meeting of the Board of Directors, without prior notice, upon nomination fro the floor. A majority vote of the eligible votes in attendance in which a quorum is present shall be required.
Section 4. Members, Voting Rights.
Clubs. A proportional voting system shall determine the number of votes to which each constituent/affiliate voting club member is entitled, based on the number of players properly paid for and registered with the DYSA. Clubs must cast their votes as a block.
(1) Each club shall have the following number of votes:
Up to 100 players 1 vote
101 to 300 players 2 votes
301 to 500 players 3 votes
thereafter, one (1) additional vote for every 200 players
(2) The Secretary shall certify the number of players, with the advice of the Treasurer, in the minutes of the July meeting. Questions, discrepancies and/or challenges shall be addressed at the July meeting.
Leagues. Shall be entitled to one (1) vote.
Directors At Large. Shall be entitled to one (1) vote.
Constituent/Affiliate Associations. Shall be entitled to one (1) vote.
Officers. Shall be entitled to one (1) vote each except for the President, subject to Article IV, Section 4.
Section 1. Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the following positions:
Officers of the Association. (See Article III, Section 3 below).
Immediate Past President.
Director of the Boys’ Select Program.
Director of the Girls’ Select Program. The person(s) elected to this position shall have the overall responsibility of administering and overseeing the State Select Teams Programs. They shall ensure that every player within the jurisdiction of this Association has equal opportunity to participate in tryouts and be selected to the State Select Teams. Working in cooperation with the Director of Coaching, they ensure that the Select Team players are advantageously coached and provided opportunities for further development of their playing abilities. They shall promote and maintain a working relationship with the Delaware Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the National Collegiate Athletics Association and other relevant agencies to further these objectives. They shall be the Chairperson(s) of the Olympic Development Program Committee or any other committee formed for the purpose of administering the State Select Teams Program. The positions of Director of the Boys’ and Girls’ Select Programs may be held by a single individual, if so elected.
Director of Competitions. The person elected to this position shall have the responsibility to administer and oversee competitions and tournaments promoted by this Association. He/she shall in particular administer the State Cup program with its objective of selecting the Delaware State Champion teams and that the Association is represented in the Regional I Tournament of Champions. He/she shall further administer the state competition leading to the selection of a team to represent the Association any national competitions. The Director of Competitions shall be the Chairperson of the State Cup Committee and the Co-Chair of any committee(s) formed to conduct the Delaware Cup or other recreational tournaments.
Director of Coaching. The person elected to this position shall have the overall responsibility of administering and overseeing of the coaching programs of the Association. He/she shall appoint the State Coach or Coaches, with the approval of the Board, and ensure their qualifications are in order ad adequate to fulfill their duties. He/she shall form and Chair a committee to appoint Olympic Development Program Coaches, with the approval of the Board, and ensure their qualifications are in order and adequate to fulfill their duties. He/she shall counsel, advise and assist the members in matters involving the training, development and selection of coaches and other aspects of player development and shall provide instructional courses and clinics to further these objectives. The Director of Coaching shall be the Chairperson of any committee formed for the general administration of the coaching program.
Publicity Director. The person elected to this position shall have the overall responsibility for promoting the objectives, programs and achievements of the Corporation. He/she shall maintain communications with the members, the media and other interested bodies by means of statements, press releases, editorial matter and visual material. He/she shall publish and serve as Editor to an Association newsletter that shall be distributed to members and other interested bodies on a regular and continuing basis. The Publicity Director shall further act in a public relations capacity in fostering the good name and reputation of the Corporation in all matters public and to the general good of the game of soccer.
Director of Recreation. The person elected to this position shall represent the DYSA to the recreational leagues, clubs, associations and teams within the State of Delaware. He/she shall convey views, complaints, suggestions and other communications on behalf of the Board and shall notify those recreational leagues, clubs, associations and teams of any DYSA, USSF or USYSA rules pertaining to those recreational leagues, clubs, associations or teams. While leagues, clubs, associations and teams may formulate particular or special rules of play not inconsistent with the DYSA, USSF and/or USYSA, the Director of Recreation shall monitor all recreational rules for compliance and may suggest alternative rules of play as he/she deems appropriate. He/she shall be the Chairperson of the Recreational Committee and the Co-Chair of any committee(s) formed to conduct the Delaware Cup or other recreational tournaments. The Recreational Committee shall consist of the Chairperson and three (3) Area Commissioners. The Director of Recreation shall appoint one (1) Area Commissioner from each of Delaware counties, said Commissioner being a resident of the county. Area Commissioners shall assist the Director of Recreation at the direction of the Director.
At Large Directors. (See Article II, Section 3).
Section 2. Board of Directors, Authority and Responsibilities. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for and have the final authority, except as otherwise provided, for:
1. Enforcing and interpreting the articles of incorporation and the bylaws of the Association;
2. The establishment, enforcement and interpretation of rules and regulations prescribing rules of play, player eligibility, and the conduct of players, teams, clubs, leagues, associations and game officials, for matches either conducted or sanctioned by the Association;
3. Approving all international youth games with a member’s teams, or any team which includes a registered player of any member;
d. Approving any inter-state competition;
e. Approving any tournaments conducted with the DYSA boundaries;
f. The establishment of rules or regulations for specific cases not provided for elsewhere, but which are deemed necessary by the Board to carry out the objectives of the Association;
g. The review of constituent/affiliate member’s constitutions, bylaws, rules and regulations, in order to ensure substantial consistency and compliance with the provisions of the constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations of the DYSA, the USYSA and USSF, and
h. The ratification of appointments made by the President of officers, committee chairmen and agents of the Association.
Section 3. Officers. The DYSA Officers shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar and State Commissioner.
Section 4. Duties of Officers.
President. The President shall conduct all meetings of the Board of Directors and all general and special meetings of the membership. As State Youth Soccer Commissioner, the President shall represent DYSA on the USSF and USYSA National Councils and at USYSA Regional Meetings. Upon approval and at the direction of the Board of Directors, he/she shall execute all contracts on behalf of the Association. The President shall appoint ad hoc committees pursuant to Article VI, Section 1 and shall name committee chairpersons as needed. He/she shall appoint an Insurance Commissioner and a Risk Management Coordinator. The President shall not vote in any election unless to break a tie pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 below.
Vice President. The Vice President shall assume all duties of the President in the absence of the President. He/she may also represent DYSA on the USSF and USYSA National Councils and at USYSA Regional Meetings. The Vice President shall be Chairman of the Adjudication Committee and shall exercise other duties as may be designated by the Board of Directors.
Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping minutes of meetings, giving notice of meetings, certifying the number of players in each club (with the advice of the treasurer), maintaining the files of the Association and handling all correspondence.
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for ensuring that detailed accounts of the DYSA are maintained in a suitable manner, ensuring bills of the DYSA are paid, ensuring that amounts owed to the DYSA are collected, reporting in writing on the state of finances of the DYSA at each meeting; when required by the President or when mandated by a majority vote of the Board and advising the Secretary with regard to total numbers of paid players. The Treasurer shall be the Chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee and present the budget, for approval, at the annual meeting.
Registrar. The Registrar shall be responsible for establishing and providing for the registration of players and teams as may be directed by the Board, keeping a complete record of all teams and players for the purposes of player registration, team affiliation, fee assessment, and insurance records, handling travel applications and any correspondence pursuant to registration.
State Commissioner. The Commissioner shall be responsible for the overall administration of the programs of this Association and shall ensure that the membership be aware of and recognize the bylaws, rules and regulations of the Association and those of USYSA. He/she shall further regulate the game of soccer in accordance with the rules set forth by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and national competitions and tournaments. The State Commissioner shall have the authority to arbitrate disputes, that do not constitute a formal protest or appeal, that may from time to time occur, and shall ensure that Corporation facilities and equipment are not abused.
Section 5. Additional Officers. The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, may appoint such other assistant officers and agents as may be deemed necessary who shall have authority and perform such duties in the management of the Association as the Board of Directors may provided. Assistant officers and agents have no vote and are not members of the Board of Directors unless already an At Large Director.
Section 6. Removal and Vacancies. Any member of the Board, officer or agent of the Association may be removed from office and relieved of their duties by a two-thirds vote of those members eligible to vote at a duly constituted meeting provided notice of proposed removal is given in the notice of the meeting. All vacancies among the Board of Directors, with the exception of At Large Directors, however occurring, may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Directors at a duly constituted meeting, provided notice of proposed election is given in the call of the meeting.
MEETINGS AND VOTING
Section 1. Board of Director Meetings. There shall be monthly meetings of the DYSA Board of Directors. The quorum for any meeting shall be 20% (twenty percent) of the votes eligible to be cast at any meeting of the membership. The August meeting of the Association shall be designated the Annual Meeting. Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month unless notice is properly given for an alternate date. Meetings are open to all members. Only directors and recognized representatives of member clubs, associations or leagues shall have the right to speak at meetings. Any director may introduce anyone to speak subject to permission of the presiding officer of the meeting. The presiding officer shall determine the time allotted to guest speakers.
Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board, as may be required from time to time, may be called by the President, with the concurrence of five (5) board members or, whenever the Secretary is requested to do so by board members and/or club, association or league members in good standing possessing 20% (twenty percent) of the votes eligible to be cast at any meeting of the Board.
Section 3. Notice. Regularly Scheduled Meetings. The Secretary shall provide written notice of regularly scheduled meetings of the Association to all members at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the meeting date and the notice shall specify an agenda for the meeting. With respect to the annual general meeting, a recommendation slate of candidates for elective office and a report of actions and policies adopted since the last annual general meeting shall be provided at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the meeting. Notice may be accomplished by United States mail, e-mail or fax.
Section 4. Notice. Special Meetings. The Secretary shall provide written notice of the Association to all members when possible. Such notice may be made less than fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting and may be accomplished by United States mail, e-mail or fax. Should time for a written notice not be possible, notice of the special meeting may be made verbally in person or by telephone.
Section 5. Voting. Each member in good standing shall be entitled to cast votes at each board meeting in accordance with the provisions of Article II, Section 4 of these Bylaws. Elected officers cannot act as a voting representative of a constituent/affiliate member. In the event of a tie vote, the President shall cast the tie-breaking vote. Proxy voting shall be permitted at any meeting provided said proxy shall have been submitted to the presiding officer of the meeting or to the DYSA Secretary in writing prior to the vote in question. Any such proxy must be in writing, executed by the President or Chief Officer of the member club, association or league and shall be effective for 25 days. Except as specifically provided for in the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of the Association, majority and two-thirds votes shall be based on votes cast.
Section 6. Rules. Meetings will be conducted following the most current edition of Roberts Rules of Order.
Section 7. Independent Team Attendance. All independent teams shall be required to send a representative to each monthly meeting of the Delaware Youth Soccer Association. Any independent team that misses three or more meetings, in any one year from September 1 through August 31, shall be fined $100.00 for each meeting missed over and above those three meetings.
THE ASSOCIATION YEAR AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. Association Year. The Association’s seasonal and fiscal year shall begin on the first day of August and end on the 31st day of July.
Section 2. Election. Elections shall take place each year at the Annual Meeting of the Association. The nominated candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected. In the absence of an opposing candidate, voice voting shall be permitted. Contested elections shall be decided by written ballot.
Section 3. Nomination. Any member of the Association is eligible to run for office. No person may be a candidate in an Association election who has not been nominated. Nomination may be made by any member of the Board of Directors, any constituent/affiliate club, league or association, or by self-nomination of the candidate.
4. The Secretary of the Association shall, in the notice for the August meeting of the Association, notify all members of the candidates for office.
5. Nominations may be made, at the annual meeting, from the floor with the consent of the nominee. Such consent must be in person or in writing.
Section 4. Terms of Election. All elected Officers and Directors, other than At Large Directors, shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until their successors are elected and qualified. Said Officers and Directors elected at the annual meeting of the membership shall take office at that meeting excepting that Officers or Directors elected to fill a vacancy, shall serve the remaining term of the vacant position. At Large Directors shall serve from the time of their election until the next Annual Meeting.
The President shall appoint, as necessary, with approval of the Board of Directors, special ad hoc committees to advance the work of the Association in such matters as rules of competition, discipline, scheduling, membership, fields, publicity or any other matter which may be well served by the committees. Standing committees will include:
Adjudication. (Chaired by the Vice President)
State Cup. (Chaired by the Director of Competitions)
Olympic Development Program. (Co-Chaired by the Boys and Girls’ Olympic Development Program Directors.
Budget and Finance. (Chaired by the Treasurer and comprised of the Officers)
Recreational. (Chaired by the Director of Recreation; See Article III, Section 1 for composition.)
All committees, whether standing or special ad hoc, shall be subject to the final authority of the Board of Directors. The Chairperson of any special ad hoc committee shall be named by the President.
ADJUDICATION, ENFORCEMENT OR DISCIPLINE
Section 1. Jurisdiction of the Adjudication Committee.
6. The Adjudication Committee shall have the following jurisdiction:
(1) To consider and adjudicate decisions of members of the DYSA;
(2) To consider and adjudicate decisions of any individual, committee or group having responsibility for administering an activity conducted or sponsored by the Association; and
(3) To consider and adjudicate allegations of assaults and abuses on referees and assistant referees as provided under USSF rules.
7. All protests and appeals procedures must be exhausted before a matter will be considered by the Adjudication Committee.
8. The appeal of a decision under subsection a, (1) or (2) of this section must be submitted to the Adjudication Committee within one (1) week of the final decision begin appealed. Any appeal must be in writing and shall be accompanied by cash, certified check or money order in the amount of $150.00 made payable to “DYSA, Inc.” The hearing will be scheduled within thirty (30) days after receipt of the written appeal and fee.
9. All referee and assistant referee assaults shall be acted upon by the Adjudication Committee which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in accordance with USSF guidelines. In accordance with said guidelines, all players and coaches charged with referee assault shall be suspended until a hearing before the Adjudication Committee which shall be within thirty (30) days of the date of the alleged offense. The Adjudication Committee shall also have exclusive jurisdiction in all matters concerning referee assaults alleged to have been committed by a spectator.
10. All matters pertaining to the State Cup shall be first decided by the State Cup Committee. The Adjudication Committee will only hear appeals from final decisions of the State Cup Committee pertaining to the application of rules and the administration of fees and/or fines. In no case will the Adjudication Committee entertain appeals pertaining to game related protests.
11. All decisions of the Adjudication Committee shall be by majority vote and in writing.
12. A decision of the Adjudication Committee is the final decision of the Association. The decision may only be appealed to the USSF as provided in its rules.
Section 2. Jurisdiction of the Board of Directors.
13. The Board of Directors of the Association shall have original jurisdiction over matters relating to the accomplishment of its purposes as set forth in, and the enforcement of, its articles of incorporation, bylaws and rules and policies and the constitution, rules and policies of USSF and USYSA.
14. The Board of Directors shall have the sole right and authority to suspend, expel or otherwise discipline for violating the Association’s articles of incorporation, bylaws, rules and policies or for other misconduct, the following:
(1) Any constituent/affiliate club, league or association;
(1) Any member, player, coach, trainer, manager, administrator or other principal of any component or affiliate of a member;
(2) Any official of a member or a member’s affiliates;
(3) Any official of the Association; and/or
(4) Any spectator at a function sponsored or conducted by the Association or a member of the Association.
15. An action under this subsection may be based either on an original complaint filed with the Association or on the Board’s own motion.
16. Disciplinary action taken by the Board of Directors shall be by majority vote to those eligible votes in attendance, by ballot, the decision presented in writing.
17. A decision of the Board of Directors under this section is a final decision of the Association. The decision may be appealed only to the USYSA or USSF, as the case may be, as provided in their rules, who shall have final jurisdiction to approve, modify or reverse the decision.
18. The Board of Directors may delegate to a committee any of its powers under this section.
Section 3. Due Process. In any proceeding before the Adjudication Committee and the Board of Directors, any party in interest shall be afforded an opportunity to appear personally and to submit matter in support, rebuttal, mitigation or extenuation with regard to the matter. Witnesses may be called by either side, however, the names and a brief synopsis regarding the nature of the witnesses’ testimony must be provided to the Adjudication Committee and/or the Board at least five (5) days prior to the hearing. The Adjudication Committee and the Board reserve the right to limit or exclude testimony where due process is not prejudiced.
Section 4. Instituting Legal Proceedings.
19. No party may invoke the aid of any court without first exhausting all administrative remedies provided in these bylaws and in the rules of USYSA and USSF.
20. For violating this section, the offending party is subject to sanctions and fines, and is liable to the Association for all expenses the Association and its officers, employees and agents incurred in defending any court action, including but not limited to the following:
(1) Court costs;
(2) Attorney fees;
(3) Reasonable compensation for time spent by the Association, its officers, employees and agents in the action, including responses to discovery and court appearances; and
(4) travel and other expenses for holding special meetings necessitated by the court action.
Section 5. Financial Obligations. Matters of financial dispute between clubs and players shall be directed to the DYSA Commissioner for arbitration. The Commissioner’s findings may be appealed (in writing) to the DYSA Board of Directors who may delegate the authority to the Adjudication committee. A hearing must be held within seven (7) days of the receipt of the written request for appeal. Decisions adverse to the player shall result in suspension unless so appealed within seven (7) days. Upon notice of a dispute to the Commissioner, arbitration shall commence within ten (10) days.
COLORS AND INSIGNIA
Section 1. Colors. The representative colors of the Association shall be blue, gold and white.
Section 2. Insignia. The insignia of the Association may be reproduced, displayed or otherwise used only as provided by the Board of Directors.
BUDGET AND FEES
Section 1. Setting of Fees. All fees assessed the membership shall be specified by the Board of Directors after presentation of a budget by the Treasurer, at the annual meeting, and after approval by a majority of the votes eligible to be cast at a duly called meeting at which a quorum is present.
Section 2. Membership Fees.
(1) Constituent/affiliate club members will be assessed and pay annual affiliation fees as established by the Board of Directors each year. There shall be a fixed affiliation fee as well as a fee assessed in proportion to the member’s enrollment of affiliated players.
(2) Constituent/affiliate leagues, associations and individual members will be assessed and pay a fixed annual affiliation fee as established by the Board of Directors each year.
Effect of Non-Payment. Unless An extension of time is granted by the Board, complete registration data must be received prior to October 1 for fall season and May 1 for spring season and seasonal year. Failure of a constituent/affiliate club or team to so pay its fees on November 1 or June 1, will cause a DYSA Officer to issue a notice that if the fees are not paid within twenty (20) days, then all players and teams of the constituent/affiliate are to be suspended.
Section 3. Player Registration Fee. The player registration fees are payable as of November 1 for fall season and June 1 for spring season and seasonal year and will be considered delinquent after said dates unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors. Failure of a constituent/affiliate club or a team to pay its fees on November 1 or June 1 will cause a DYSA Officer to issue a notice that if the fees are not paid within twenty (20) days, then all players and teams of the constituent/affiliate are to be suspended. Failure of a constituent/affiliate club or a team to comply within twenty (20) days of the date of the notice shall cause all players and teams of the constituent/affiliate to be suspended.
AMENDMENT, REPEAL OR SUSPENSION
The articles of incorporation and bylaws may be amended, repealed or suspended, in whole or in part, by a two-thirds vote of the votes eligible to be cast by the members in good standing at any duly authorized meeting of the Association. Proposals for amendment or repeal of the articles of incorporation and bylaws must be made in writing and submitted to the Secretary so as to allow fifteen (15) days’ notice to all members prior to consideration of such proposals at any meeting.
The DYSA shall:
(1) Provide annually to the Federation, copies of its articles of incorporation, bylaws and other governing documents;
(2) Submit changes to those documents to the USSF for approval not later than 90 days after adoption; and
(3) Upon reasonable request, make copies of those documents available to DYSA members.
If, for any reason, the Association intends to dissolve, the Federation shall be notified immediately. The Association may be dissolved at any time by written consent of no less than two-thirds vote of the total votes of members eligible to vote at a duly constituted meeting, in accordance with Article Seventh of the Articles of Incorporation.