Membership, Meetings, and Voting

Operating Procedures of the ODSL

A.  GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

 There shall be an annual meeting of the ODSL Membership during the third or fourth quarter of the calendar year.  The quorum for any meeting shall be twenty percent (20%) of the votes eligible to be cast at any meeting of the membership.

 B.  SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Special meetings of the Members, as may be required from time to time, may be called by the President, with the concurrence of the Board, or whenever the Secretary is requested to do so by regular Members in good standing possessing twenty percent (20%) of the votes eligible to be cast at any meeting of the Membership. 

C.  NOTICE OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS 

The Secretary shall provide written or email notice of a General Membership meeting of the League to all Member Clubs at least ten (10) days in advance of the meeting date and the notice shall specify an agenda for the meeting, and, with respect to the Annual Meeting, a recommended slate of candidates for elective office. 

D.  MEMBERS VOTING RIGHTS

Each Member has that number of votes that is equal to the number of teams the Member has registered and paid for in the League during the preceding Spring Season.  The Treasurer of the League shall determine the number of teams that a Member has registered and paid for.  The Member Representative shall cast the votes for that Member.  A Member may cast its votes only as a block.

E.  VOTING

Each Member in good standing is entitled to cast its votes at each Membership meeting at which such Member is represented.  Officers, however, cannot act as a voting representative of a Member.  In the event of a tie vote, the President shall cast the tie-breaking vote.

F.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS

1.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  The Board shall meet quarterly unless the Executive Board directs otherwise, and at other times at the call of the President or a majority of the Board.

2.  AGENDA, QUORUM AND PROXY.  The order of business and agenda shall be as determined by the President or as set forth for general meetings.  Fifty percent (50%) of the Executive Board members shall constitute a quorum to conduct business.  Each Board member shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote on any matter of business before the Board.  Voting by proxy shall not be allowed.  The Board of Directors may act on any matter without a meeting with the consent of all Directors.