MAMFA provides players, parents, and volunteers the resources, support, and safe environment to enjoy participation in youth football while helping players develop the life skills and values that build our community.
  Mountain Area Midget Football Association  MAMFA provides players, parents, and volunteers the resources, support, and safe environment to enjoy participation in youth football while helping players develop the life skills and values that build our community.  
 
 
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BYLAWS
OF
MOUNTAIN AREA MIDGET FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
 
ARTICLE I
GENERAL MATTERS
Section 1.1 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES. The purpose of the Mountain Area Midget Football Association (hereafter “MAMFA” or the “corporation”) is to organize and conduct a football program for youngsters between 2nd and 8th grade. MAMFA shall be a member of the Jefferson County Midget Football Association (“JMFA”), and MAMFA’s program shall be open to players in MAMFA’s area who meet eligibility requirements as defined in the rules and by-laws of JMFA.    The objectives of MAMFA shall be to teach participants basic football skills and fundamentals, instill good sportsmanship and promote the life-long benefits of physical fitness.  
Section 1.2 PRINCIPAL OFFICE. The principal office of the corporation in the State of Colorado shall be located at the residence of the President of MAMFA. The corporation may also maintain a post office box mailing address as the Board of Directors may designate.
Section 1.3 REGISTERED OFFICE.  The registered office of the corporation, required by the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act (the “Act”) to be maintained in the State of Colorado, may be, but need not be, identical with the principal office in the State of Colorado, and the address of the registered office may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE II
MEMBERS; ELECTION OF TEAM MANAGERS
Section 2.1 MEMBERS. There shall be one class of membership in MAMFA.  One membership shall be granted to each football team participating in MAMFA (each, a “Team”)
Section 2.2 ELECTION OF TEAM MANAGERS. Each Team shall be comprised of the Team players, the parents or legal guardians of such players, coaches, one or more Team Parents, and a Team Manager. Each Team shall hold a meeting prior to December 1 of each year for the purpose of electing a Team Manager for the following calendar year. The parents or legal guardians of each registered MAMFA player shall collectively be entitled to one vote in the election of the Team Manager, who shall also serve as the Team’s representative on the MAMFA Board of Directors for the following calendar year. A majority of the Team members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the meeting. If a quorum is present, the affirmative vote of the majority of the Team members present at the meeting and entitled to vote shall be necessary to elect the Team Manager. No votes by proxy shall be allowed in the election of the Team Manager.  
ARTICLE III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 3.1 GENERAL POWERS; MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. The business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors. The voting members of the Board of Directors shall be each of the Team Managers elected by the MAMFA Teams, the Executive Council Officers, and the Coaches Coordinator
Section 3.2 PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES. A director of the corporation shall perform his or her duties as a director, including his or her duties as a member of any committee of the board upon which he or she may serve, in good faith, in a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the corporation, and with such judgment as an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would use under similar circumstances. In performing his or her duties, a director shall be entitled to rely on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, in each case prepared or presented by persons and groups listed in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this Section 3.2; but he or she shall not be considered to be acting in good faith if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that would cause such reliance to be unwarranted. A person who so performs his or her duties shall not have any liability by reason of being or having been a director of the corporation. Those persons and groups on whose information, opinions, reports, and statements a director is entitled to rely upon are:
(a) One or more officers or employees of the corporation whom the director reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented;
(b) Counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters which the director reasonably believes to be within such persons’ professional or expert competence; or
(c) A committee of the board upon which he or she does not serve, duly designated in accordance with the provision of the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws, as to matters within its designated authority, which committee the director reasonably believes to merit confidence.
Section 3.3 NUMBER, TENURE AND QUALIFICATIONS. The number of directors of the corporation shall initially be 20 (12 Team Managers, 7 Executive Council Officers, and one Coaches Coordinator) and shall thereafter be as determined by the Board of Directors, depending upon the number of Teams who are participants in MAMFA. Each director shall hold office for a period of one calendar year or until his or her successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Directors must be a natural person eighteen years of age or older.
Section 3.4 REGULAR MEETINGS. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held monthly at a time and place as designated by the Board. At each meeting, the Board shall provide, by resolution, the time and place for the holding of the next regular meeting without notice other than such resolution. The outgoing Board of Directors and the newly-elected Board of Directors shall meet together at the regularly scheduled December meeting for the purpose of organization, exchange of records, and any other business that may properly be brought before the meeting.
Section 3.5 SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or any four directors. The person or persons authorized to call special meetings of the Board of Directors may fix the date, time and place for holding any special meeting of the Board of Directors called by them.
Section 3.6 NOTICE. Written notice of any special meeting of directors shall be given as follows: (a) by mail to each director at his or her residence address at least three business days prior to the meeting; or (b) by personal delivery at least twenty-four hours prior to the meeting to the residence address of each director. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail, so addressed, with postage thereon prepaid. Any director may waive notice of any meeting. The attendance of a director at any meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except where a director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors need be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting, unless specifically required by law or these Bylaws.
Section 3.7 QUORUM. A majority of the number of directors fixed by or pursuant to Section 3.3 of this Article III shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
Section 3.8 MANNER OF ACTING. Except as otherwise required by law or by the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the act of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors. In the event of a tie vote, the presiding officer shall break the tie. All meetings of the Board of Directors shall generally be governed by the procedural rules set forth in the most recent edition of Roberts’ Rules of Order, to the extent practicable.
Section 3.9 ACTION WITHOUT A MEETING. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors or by a committee thereof at a meeting may be taken without a meeting if each and every member of the Board of Directors in writing either (a) votes for such action; or (b)(I) votes against such action or abstains from voting and (II) waives the right to demand that the meeting be held.
Section 3.10 PARTICIPATION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS. Any members of the Board of Directors or any committee designated by such Board may participate in a meeting of the Board of Directors or committee by means of telephone conference or similar communications equipment by which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time. Such participation shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.
Section 3.11 VACANCIES. A vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors due to the resignation or removal of a Team Manager shall be filled by the relevant Team’s election of a new Team Manager who shall serve as that Team’s representative to the Board of Directors. A director appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office.
Section 3.12 RESIGNATION. Any director of the corporation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or the Secretary of the corporation. The resignation of any director shall take effect upon receipt of notice thereof or at such later time as shall be specified in such notice; and, unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 3.13 REMOVAL. Any director of the corporation may be removed (a)(I) if such director fails or is unable to attend either three consecutive regular monthly meetings of the Board or four regular monthly meetings of the Board during a calendar year, and (II) such director’s removal is confirmed by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members of the Board; or (b) by the Team which is represented by such director if 2/3 of the members from the relevant Team vote affirmatively to remove such director from the Board and as a Team Manager.
Section 3.14 COMPENSATION. Directors shall not receive any compensation for their services. 
Section 3.16 PRESUMPTION OF ASSENT. A director of the corporation who is present at a meeting of the Board of Directors at which action on any corporate matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless his or her dissent shall be entered in the minutes of the meeting or unless he or she shall file his or her written dissent to such action with the person acting as the Secretary of the meeting before the adjournment thereof, or shall forward such dissent by registered mail to the Secretary of the corporation immediately after the adjournment of the meeting. Such right to dissent shall not apply to a director who voted in favor of such action.
ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS
Section 4.1 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OFFICERS. The following officers of the corporation shall constitute the Executive Council: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, JMFA Representative, and Alternate JMFA Representative. Executive Council officers shall also serve as voting members of the Board of Directors.
Section 4.2 ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE. All Executive Council officers shall be elected by the then-current Board of Directors each year at the November meeting of the Board of Directors to hold office for the following calendar year. Each officer shall remain in office until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified, until he or she shall resign, or until he or she shall have been removed in the manner hereinafter provided. No more than one Executive Council position can be held by the same person during any one calendar year.
Section 4.3 REMOVAL. Any officer may be removed by the Board of Directors at any time, with or without cause by the affirmative vote of  2/3 of the members of the Board.
Section 4.4 VACANCIES. A vacancy in any office because of resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise, may be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term.
Section 4.5 PRESIDENT. The President shall be the executive officer of the corporation and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the corporation. He or she shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors. He or she may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the corporation thereunto authorized by the Board of Directors, contracts or other instruments which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the corporation; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. The President shall be the chairperson of the Coach Selection Committee (charged with securing and approving coaches) and the Roster Committee (charged with assigning each registered player to a team). The President shall be the liaison between Evergreen High School, Conifer High School, and MAMFA (the President may appoint assistant officers to perform that function). The President shall appoint assistant officers for coaching coordination (Coaches Coordinator), field coordination (Field Coordinator), and website coordination (Website Coordinator). The President shall be the vice-chairperson of the Coaches Committee.
Section 4.6 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. The First Vice President shall, in the absence of the President or in the event of his or her death, inability or refusal to act, perform all duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The First Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. He or she shall be the chairperson of the Fundraising Committee (responsible for fund raising or similar related income producing projects including concessions) and shall appoint, with the Executive Council’s approval, assistant officers for fundraising (Fundraising Coordinators) and concessions (Concessions Coordinators).
Section 4.7 SECOND VICE PRESIDENT. The Second Vice President shall be in charge of the recruitment of new players and public relations. He or she shall be the chairperson of the Recruiting/Public Relations Committee and shall appoint, with the Executive Council’s approval, assistant officers for age group coordination (Age Group Coordinators), and recruiting and public relations (Recruiting/Public Relations Coordinators).
Section 4.8 SECRETARY. The Secretary shall: (a) keep the minutes of the proceedings of the members and of the Board of Directors in one or more books provided for that purpose; (b) keep a list of all members of MAMFA and their mailing addresses; (c) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; (d) be custodian of the corporate records; (e) attend to such correspondence and reports as may be required for the corporation; and (f) in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall provide the Website Coordinator with the approved minutes of all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors for posting on the MAMFA website.
Section 4.9 TREASURER. The Treasurer shall: (a) have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the corporation; (b) receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such moneys in the name of the corporation in such banks or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws; and (c) in general perform all of the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be charged with the responsibility of keeping a record of all financial transactions and reporting the financial position of the corporation to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting. He or she shall pay bills upon presentation of suitable vouchers, receipts, or invoices up to $1,000. Approval of the President, Vice President, or 2nd Vice President in addition to that of the Treasurer is necessary for payment of vouchers, receipts, or invoices greater than $1,000. All checks up to $1,000 shall have one signature from the following officers: President, First Vice President, or Treasurer. Checks for greater than $1,000 must have signatures from two of the following officers: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, or Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the entry and upkeep of player registration records as well as the assessment and collection of fees for all registered players and team sponsors and may appoint, with the approval of the Executive Council, an assistant (Registrar) to assist with these duties. The Treasurer shall also be charged with responsibility for all MAMFA assets including player equipment, field equipment, uniforms and other such assets. The Treasurer may appoint, with the Executive Council’s approval, assistant officers (Equipment Manager, Uniform Manager) to perform these duties.
Section 4.10 JMFA REPRESENTATIVE.  The JMFA Representative shall attend all JMFA Board meetings as a voting member thereof. Particular responsibilities will include JMFA rule changes and scheduling, and may also include JMFA responsibilities assigned by the JMFA Board. The JMFA Representative, along with the President, will act as liaison between MAMFA and JMFA and represent the opinion of MAMFA at the JMFA Board meetings. The JMFA Representative is also responsible for reporting all significant JMFA Board proceedings to the MAMFA Board and for conveying JMFA information to the appropriate MAMFA personnel (i.e., coaches, managers, etc.).
Section 4.11 ALTERNATE JMFA REPRESENTATIVE. The Alternate JMFA Representative shall perform the duties of the JMFA Representative in the event of the failure or inability of the JMFA Representative to do so.
Section 4.12 ASSISTANT OFFICERS. The remaining officers of the corporation shall be assistant officers, shall not be members of the Executive Council, and shall be appointed by various Executive Council officers as provided below. Each assistant officer shall hold office until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified, until he or she shall resign, or until he or she shall have been removed by the officer who appointed him or her. These positions, with the exception of Coaches Coordinator, shall not be members of the Board of Directors or accorded voting privileges.
Section 4.13 ASSISTANT OFFICERS REPORTING TO THE PRESIDENT. The following positions shall be appointed by the President, with approval by the Executive Council, for a term to coincide with that of the appointing President. These positions, with the exception of Coaches Coordinator, shall not be members of the Board of Directors or accorded voting privileges.
(a)  Coaches Coordinator. The Coaches Coordinator shall serve as chairperson on the Coaches Committee. He or she shall also serve on the Coaches Selection Committee as well as the Roster Committee. The Coaches Coordinator shall field any concerns or complaints from MAMFA coaches and bring them to the attention of the Board of Directors as well as inform coaches of Board decisions and information. The Coaches Coordinator shall be a member of the Board of Directors with voting rights on motions brought before the Board.
(b) Fields Coordinators. The Fields Coordinators for 60 yard fields shall be the Team Managers of the 2nd and 3rd Grade Teams. The Fields Coordinators for 100 yard fields shall be the Team Managers of the 7th and 8th grade Teams. They shall be responsible for the setup and painting of all home game fields. They shall buy paint as necessary to maintain fields and shall submit the bills to the treasurer. They shall instruct teams in the set-up and breakdown of fields on game days. The Team Manager may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance. The first MAMFA Team to play on a field on any given day will be required to set the field up for play on that day by placing end zone pylons, yard markers, goal post protectors, chains, down marker, security cones, etc. The last MAMFA Team to play on a field on any given day will be required to break down the field by putting all field equipment back in storage and ensuring that the field and surrounding area is clear of garbage and debris.
(c) Website Coordinator. The Website coordinator shall maintain the MAMFA website,  ensuring that all information is accurate and up to date. He or she shall:  
·        Maintain pages with pertinent information and appropriate security for the Board of Directors, coaches, committees, teams, and general membership.
·        Monitor grievance policy email and forward to the President and First Vice President.
·        Maintain/record all e-coach evaluations.
·        Maintain distribution lists for membership and email reminders about various dates and locations.
 
Section 4.14 ASSISTANT OFFICERS REPORTING TO THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. The following positions shall be appointed by the First Vice President, with approval by the Executive Council, for a term to coincide with that of the appointing First Vice President. These positions shall not be members of the Board of Directors or accorded voting privileges. 
(a) Concessions Coordinators. The Concessions Coordinators shall be the Team Managers of the 4th grade Teams. They shall coordinate operations of concessions at MAMFA home games. They shall coordinate with Team Parents to schedule concession stand volunteers from each team. The Concessions Coordinators shall secure food and beverage items and MAMFA related merchandise for sale. They shall design/select, with Executive Council approval, booster items and merchandise to be sold at game concessions, Mountain Camp, E-store, and MAMFA activities. The Team Manager may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance.
 
(b) Fundraising Coordinators. The Fundraising Coordinators shall identify and contact business entities, individuals, charitable foundations, and politicians/political bodies regarding sponsorship of MAMFA, as well as plan, execute, and publicize MAMFA fundraising activities. They shall ensure that the MAMFA website is up to date and informative regarding MAMFA fundraising activities. The Fundraising Coordinators will work with local businesses to develop promotional ventures and secure revenue-generating advertising for MAMFA activities, fields, publications and website.
 
Section 4.15 ASSISTANT OFFICERS REPORTING TO THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT. The following positions shall be appointed by the Second Vice President, with approval by the Executive Council, for a term to coincide with that of the appointing Second Vice President. These positions shall not be members of the Board of Directors or accorded voting privileges.
(a) Age Group Coordinators.  Age Group Coordinators shall be assigned for the following age groups:
 
·        The Age Group coordinators for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Teams shall be the Team Managers of the 7th grade teams.
·        The Age Group Coordinators of the 5th and 6th grade  Teams shall be the Team Managers of the 8th grade Teams.
·        The Age Group Coordinator of the 7th and 8th grade Teams shall be the 2nd Vice President.
 
The Team Manager or 2nd Vice president may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance.
 
The Age Group Coordinator will be the primary information contact for those interested in registering a player for his/her assigned age groups. The Age Group Coordinator shall work with the 2nd VP to register all players in the assigned age groups. He/she will also work with Team Managers to schedule teams for weigh-ins, and Team Parents for photos, and fundraisers. The Age Group Coordinator shall provide a list of players missing forms to the Team Managers. The Age Group Coordinators shall coordinate a pre-season instruction meeting for Team Managers and Team Parents at which they will provide Team Managers binders containing:
 
·        Sample Volunteer Schedules
·        Board of Directors List
·        Calendar of Events
·        Copy of MAMFA By-Laws
·        Copies of all Player Registrations, Birth Certificates and Physicals for their team
·        Signed parent code of ethics forms
 
(b) Recruiting / Public Relations Coordinators. The Recruiting / Public Relations Coordinators shall be the Team Managers of the 6th grade teams. They shall be engaged in the promotion of MAMFA to the Mountain community and the recruitment and retention of players. They shall promote MAMFA programs and activities by utilizing local media (print and broadcast) in the following manner:
 
·        Publish scores, highlights, registration drives, etc in local newspapers and magazines.
·        Produce recruiting and highlight videos for airing in local elementary and junior high schools, as well as on the MAMFA website.
·        Publish banners and flyers for placement in schools and local businesses promoting MAMFA recruiting drives and activities.
·        Ensure that the MAMFA website is up to date and informative regarding MAMFA schedules, scores and activities.
 
The Team Manager may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance.
 
Section 4.16 ASSISTANT OFFICERS REPORTING TO THE TREASURER. The following positions shall be appointed by the Treasurer, with approval by the Executive Council, for a term to coincide with that of the appointing Treasurer. These positions shall not be members of the Board of Directors or accorded voting privileges.
(a) Registrar. The Registrar serves as an assistant to the Treasurer in the entry and upkeep of player registration records as well as the assessment and collection of fees for all registered players and team sponsors. The Registrar shall provide each Age Group Coordinator with Team lists of players missing forms. He/she shall also make copies of submitted registrant documentation and paperwork and distribute to the Age Group Coordinators.
(b) Equipment Manager.    The Equipment Manager shall be the Team Manager from one of the 5th grade teams. The Equipment Manager will be responsible (with Executive Council approval) for the requisition, maintenance, repair, replacement, and distribution of appropriate equipment for the teams. He/she shall maintain records as to the purchase, distribution and replacement of all Team equipment. The Team Manager may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance.
(c) Uniform Manager. The Uniform Manager shall be one of the Team Managers from the 5th grade teams. The Uniform Manager will be responsible (with Executive Council approval) for the requisition, and distribution of appropriate player and Team staff (coaches, Team Manager, Team Parent) uniforms. He/she shall work with the designated vendor to insure no number duplication and that all players have ordered the approved uniform.   The Team Manager may assign these duties to another individual but is still responsible for their performance.
 
 
 
Section 4.17 ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT OFFICERS.  Such other assistant officers as may be deemed necessary may be appointed by the Board of Directors. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person. 
Section 4.18 TEAM MANAGERS. Team Managers shall be elected as provided in Section 2.2 and shall be voting members of the Board of Directors. Since the Team Manager will act as liaison between parents and the coaching staff, as well as represent the Team on the Board of Directors, he or she may not be the Head Coach of a Team, the spouse of a Head Coach, or a member of the Executive Council. It is highly recommended that the Team Manager attend all practices and games. The Team Manager will:
·        Collect registration documents (birth certificate, physician’s certificate, proof of residency, etc.) as notified by the Age Group Coordinator or Registrar.
·        Distribute, collect, and keep Code of Ethics forms from all parents.
·        Be responsible to work weigh-in for the Team, or find a competent Team representative to do so.
·        Be responsible to recruit sideline crew (chains, down marker, scorekeeper, play counter) for games.
·        Be responsible for ensuring that the Team’s spectators remain orderly and off the playing field as outlined in JMFA’s Bylaws.
·        Be directly involved in Team grievances.
·        Attend regular and special meetings of the MAMFA Board of Directors.
·        Be responsible for ensuring that parents fill out Coach Evaluations at the end of each season.
 
Section 4.19 COMPENSATION. All officers shall serve without compensation.
Section 4.20 LOANS TO OFFICERS. No loans shall be made by the corporation to any officer or director of the corporation.
ARTICLE V
CONTRACTS, LOANS, CHECKS AND DEPOSITS
Section 5.1 CONTRACTS. The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or agent to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
Section 5.2 LOANS. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the corporation and no evidences of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
Section 5.3 CHECKS, DRAFTS, ETC. All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.
Section 5.4 DEPOSITS. All funds of the corporation not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such banks or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.
Section 5.5 CONTRIBUTIONS. The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift, bequest or devise for the general purposes of or for any special purposes of the corporation.
ARTICLE VI
NONDISCRIMINATION
The officers, directors, committee members, and persons served by this corporation shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age (other than age requirements for players).
ARTICLE VII
BOOKS AND RECORDS
The corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep minutes of the proceedings of the members and the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII
FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the corporation shall end on the last day of December in each calendar year. 
ARTICLE IX
BYLAWS AMENDMENTS
These Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the current members of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE X
COMMITTEEs
Section 10.1 BYLAWS COMMITTEE. The Bylaws Committee shall ensure that MAMFA’s Bylaws are clear, up to date, meet the needs of the corporation, and are in compliance with JMFA’s requirements. The Bylaws Committee shall meet as necessary to review the Bylaws and recommend necessary changes to the Board of Directors. The following officers of MAMFA shall constitute the Bylaws Committee: President (who shall be chairperson), First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, County Representative, Secretary, and Coaches Coordinator.
Section 10.2 COACH SELECTION COMMITTEE. The Coach Selection Committee shall be responsible for the approval of all MAMFA head and assistant coaches, ensuring that they are qualified, capable, and follow the Coaches’ Code of Ethics, as well as MAMFA and JMFA rules and regulations. The Coach Selection Committee shall:
·        Review coach evaluation forms from parents and Coaches Committee.
·        Review / clarify any objections from membership.
·        Ensure that candidates provide information for JMFA background check.
 
The following officers of MAMFA shall constitute the Coach Selection Committee: President (who shall be chairperson), Executive Council members, Coaches Coordinator.
Section 10.3 COACHES COMMITTEE. The Coaches Committee shall endeavor to improve the quality of coaching for all MAMFA teams by ensuring that all coaches are properly trained and equipped to instruct players. The responsibilities of the Coaches Committee shall include:
·        Coaching Clinics: Identify, evaluate, and publicize coaching clinics (NFL/NFF clinic, etc) and encourage/mandate attendance. Develop position coach clinics with EHS / CHS coaching staffs and MAMFA experts.
·        Player Clinics: Identify, evaluate, and publicize clinics/camps (CU, CSM, NFL JPD, etc) for players.
·        Resource Library: Create MAMFA Resource Library for coaches. Distribute materials already in possession of MAMFA coaches. Budget for training materials (books/videos). Work with Evergreen Library to expand selections for coaching/training.
·        Equipment: Assess equipment needs. Assist in planning equipment budget, researching vendors, negotiating prices, and identifying/targeting donors or sponsors.
·        NFL Youth Program:  Research/Utilize NFL resources (JPD, Fields Fund, NFL Flag, etc) for youth football.
·        Flag Football: Operate flag football league as a recruiting tool for 6 & 7 year olds (as well as other ages) and for youngsters that are not interested in playing tackle football (to help build community base and support/awareness of MAMFA, as well as increase fundraising and merchandise sales).
·        Mountain Football Camp: Plan football operations for camp. Work with high school coaching staff to design curriculum.
·        Practice/Training. Develop age specific templates for practices, conditioning, and skills training. Develop off-season conditioning/training programs (local speed camp, etc.).
·        Safety: Develop “First Aid” training program for coaches as well as protocol for dealing with on-field injuries/emergencies.
·        Coach Selection: Assist with evaluation and approval process for potential and existing MAMFA coaches.
 
The following personnel of MAMFA shall constitute the Coaches Committee: President, Coaches Coordinator (who shall be chairperson), and all MAMFA head coaches.
Section 10.4 ELECTION COMMITTEE. The Election Committee shall ensure that all MAMFA elections are run in accordance with the Bylaws. The following officers of MAMFA shall constitute the Election Committee: President (who shall be chairperson), Treasurer, Secretary, and Team Managers.
Section 10.5 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE. The Fundraising Committee shall develop and coordinate year-round fundraising activities, ensuring that MAMFA is adequately funded for ongoing football operations and achievement of long-term goals. The responsibilities of the Fundraising Committee shall include:
·        Concessions: Coordinate operation of concessions at MAMFA home games and activities. Secure food and beverage items (focusing on vendor donations/sponsorship) and MAMFA related merchandise for sale.
·        Sponsors/Donors: Identify and contact business entities, individuals, politicians/political bodies and charitable foundations regarding sponsorship of MAMFA football operations and long-term goals. Secure donations for concessions, Mountain Football Camp, and other MAMFA activities.
·        Website: Ensure that website is up to date and informative regarding MAMFA fundraising activities. Generate website advertising revenue. Create MAMFA E-store to promote merchandise sales.
·        Business Community: Work with local businesses (and recruiting committee) to develop promotional tie-ins and secure business advertising on MAMFA sites (fields, activities, publications, website, etc).
·        Merchandise: Design/select booster items and merchandise to be sold at game concessions, Mountain Football Camp, E-store, and other MAMFA activities.
·        Celebrity Endorsement: Work with recruiting committee to secure celebrity (NFL/AFL/NCAA) appearances at MAMFA events and autograph items/memorabilia/tickets for auction or sale.
 
The following personnel of MAMFA shall constitute the Fundraising Committee: First Vice President (who shall be chair), Concessions Coordinators, Fundraising Coordinators.
Section 10.6 RECRUITING/PR COMMITTEE. The Recruiting/PR Committee shall raise community awareness of mountain area football, increasing player registration and retention in MAMFA football programs. The responsibilities of the Recruiting/PR Committee shall include:
·        Local Media:  Promote MAMFA programs/activities by utilizing local media (print, radio, and television). Publish scores/highlights/activities in local newspapers and magazines. Produce recruiting and highlight videos for airing in local elementary and junior high schools. Broadcast scores/highlights/activities on local radio.
·        Website: Ensure that website is up to date and informative regarding MAMFA schedules, results and activities (EHS/CHS football related information should also be available). Utilize website as recruiting tool (recruiting/highlight videos, on-line registration, etc).
·        Business Community: Work with local businesses (and fundraising committee) to develop promotional tie-ins. Place MAMFA advertising in local establishments (recruiting posters, game schedules, activity flyers, sponsorship designators, etc.) and secure business advertising on MAMFA sites (fields, activities, publications, website, etc).
·        Game Day: Make Buchanan Field a family recreational site on “MAMFA Game Days”. Use game days as a recruiting/fundraising tool (provide activities for non participant children, information about the league/association, booster items and MAMFA related merchandise for sale, etc).
·        Celebrity Endorsement: Work with NFL/Broncos, AFL/Crush, NCAA / (CU, CSU, AFA, UNC), to promote participation in football. Arrange appearances by coaches / players / cheerleaders / mascots at Mountain Football Camp, and MAMFA games/activities. Secure autograph items / memorabilia / tickets for auction or sale, recognition for MAMFA players at games, etc.
 
The following personnel of MAMFA shall constitute the Recruiting/PR Committee: Second Vice President (who shall be chairperson), Age Group Coordinators, and Recruiting / Public Relations Coordinators.
Section 10.7 ROSTER COMMITTEE. The Roster Committee shall ensure that players are assigned to Teams in compliance with MAMFA and JMFA rules and regulations. The Roster Committee shall:
·        Assign registered players to teams.
·        Determine the need for additional teams in an age group.
·        Rule on requests for player assignment to a particular team.
 
The following personnel of MAMFA shall constitute the Roster Committee: President (who shall be chairperson), Coaches Coordinator, and Treasurer or Registrar.
Section 10.8 OTHER COMMITTEES. Other committees as may be useful or necessary to the corporation may be appointed by a resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present. Except as otherwise provided in such resolution, members of each such committee shall be members of the corporation, and the President of the corporation shall appoint the members thereof. Any member thereof may be removed by the person or persons authorized to appoint such member whenever in their judgment the best interests of the corporation shall be served by such removal.