Section I. MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:
Membership in this Corporation shall consist of and be restricted to those community oriented, and sponsored Amateur Hockey Associations wishing to participate in community oriented team concept as outlined in the Articles of incorporation and By-Laws heretofore adopted by this Corporation; but in any event the Board of Directors shall have final authority on approval of any application for membership and termination of membership for any reason, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. The precept of the ACHL lies in the fact that it provides league competition for community based hockey teams. This presumes that member associations have both types of programs. Thus, continued ACHL membership in its travel program is contingent upon having a viable house program. Travel team entry in the absence of a house program therefore requires the approval of a majority of the Delegates at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Member divisions within the ACHL have the option to waive the "Member Association" rule if submitted and approved by a two-thirds vote of the ACHL Executive board.
Section II. MEMBERSHIP NON-TRANSFERABLE:
No membership shall be transferable or assignable except by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Board of Directors in good standing. A member association in good standing which does not enter a team in a given season is permitted to enter a team or teams in subsequent seasons without the entry restrictions placed on new member associations.
Section III. RESIGNATION OF MEMBERSHIP:
An association may formally resign its membership by submitting a letter signed by the association President and Secretary to the ACHL Secretary. Readmission into the ACHL will be according to Section I above.
Section IV. PROBATION, SUSPENSION OR REMOVAL FROM MEMBERSHIP:
Probation, suspension, or removal of a member association from membership requires a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled or special meeting called for that purpose. Recommendation of such actions and conditions shall be the responsibility of the Executive Board.
Section V. VOTING:
Each participating Hockey Association that has qualified for membership in the Corporation shall be entitled to one vote on any and all matters which come before a Division meeting: it being further provided that each participating association shall appoint a delegate, coach and an alternate delegate to this Corporation and the alternate delegate or coach in the event that the delegate is absent, shall be entitled to cast such a vote.
Each member of the Executive Board shall be entitled to one vote.
Section VI. OMISSION OF LIABILITY:
No member association or associations shall be in any manner, individually or collectively, liable for any act or omission of this corporation, nor for any loss, damage or injury of whatsoever kind or nature suffered by or occurring to any other member association or to any other person, concern or body.
Section I. POWERS:
The Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, shall have and exercise all the usual powers of directors of a business and Corporation as well as the immediate government and direction of the property and affairs of the Corporation. The Board shall make all rules and regulation, which they deem necessary for the government of the Corporation and for the due and orderly conduct of the Charter and By-Laws of the Corporation.
Section II. DELEGATES:
The number of delegates shall be that as the number of member hockey associations and shall be comprised of the delegates of the member hockey associations who have been duly appointed or elected as the representatives of the respective member hockey associations to this Corporation and shall hold office for the term designated by the respective member association.
Section III. MEETINGS:
The Board shall meet during the month of April each year for their Annual Meeting at which they shall elect officers for the ensuing year. The President may call other meetings as deemed necessary. At all meetings of the Board, a quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of at least one-half of the existing members. Business shall be transacted by a majority vote of all Board members present, provided a quorum is present. Any action so taken shall be deemed the action of the full Board. Other meeting dates to conduct business will be : July, September & February
Section IV. NOTICE:
At least ten days written notice shall be given all members of the Board of annual meeting and at least five days notice shall be given of all other meetings of the Board. The last known address of a Board member in the absence of written notice to the contrary shall be the address appearing in the current Yearbook.
Section V. COMPENSATION:
No board Members or delegates shall receive any salary or compensation for services as a Director unless otherwise especially approved by the Board. Directors shall be reimbursed for verified expenses submitted to and approved by the Board.
Section VI. PAID SERVICES:
The Board may employ staff or contract for services as it deems necessary, The Board shall set duties, responsibilities, qualifications, consideration, and compensation. Paid staff may be requested to attend meetings and/or report to the Board; at such meetings he shall have voice but no vote in the proceedings which may come before the Board.
Section VII. FINANCING:
The operation and conduct of the Corporation shall be financed by regular membership fees and dues, voluntary contributions, and incidental receipts. All membership fees and dues shall be on a team basis and in an amount and payable as the Board from time to time shall determine.
The Board shall cause liability or other insurance to be procured as deemed necessary or as required by law and shall be paid on and annual basis in such amounts and to such firms as the Board may determine.
Section I. GENERAL DUTIES:
The duties of the officers shall be as their title implies and indicates, as required by law and by these By-Laws, and as may be assigned to them respectively, from time to time, by the Board.
Section II. PRESIDENT:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Corporation, shall have the power to call meetings, shall exercise general direction over the affairs and activities of the Corporation, and shall have the power to create necessary committees.
Section III. VICE PRESIDENTS - GREATER MICHIGAN EAST, WEST, GIRLS, JV/HS, METRO, AND SUBURBAN:
The Vice Presidents of Greater Michigan East, West, Girls, JV/HS, Metro, and Suburban shall be recommended by the Divisions or Board Members. The Executive Board will appoint the Vice Presidents and he/she shall serve as chief executive officer for all Greater Michigan East, West, Girls and Suburban matters with respect to scheduling, conduct, and playoffs for the respective divisions.
Section IV. VICE PRESIDENT - SPONSOR LIAISON/SECRETARY:
The Vice President in charge of Sponsor Liaison shall handle League affairs that need the guidance and interaction with the ADRAY Foundation. The Sponsor Liaison is responsible for coordinating the Kick-Off Breakfast, End of the Season Friendship Tournament, and ordering all trophies and awards. As Secretary, they are responsible for keeping the minutes of the meetings, attending to the giving of notices of the Corporation, is the custodian of all organization records and reports, and shall be responsible for the filing of all records in accordance with the laws and statues authorizing the establishment of this Corporation. He/she is also responsible for the yearly publication of the Hockey League's annual notice and day to day activities as needed.
Section V. VICE PRESIDENT - LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT:
The Vice President for League Development shall be responsible for fostering growth, developing one, two and three year organizational plans, meeting with groups to promote the Adray League, communicate with the Conference Vice Presidents and Conference Directors.
Section VI. - TREASURER:
He/She shall receive all funds due to ACHL for deposit to the bank. They are responsible for paying monies due, scholarships, and producing a financial report to the Executive Board annually or as requested by the Executive Board.
Section VII. VICE PRESIDENT - COMMUNICATIONS:
He/She is responsible for maintaining Conference standings and transmitting that information to the appropriate Board Members, up-dating the web site and media publications. They are also responsible for disseminating information to the general public. He/She shall be the "official" voice of the league.
Section VIII. PAST PRESIDENT:
He/she shall, in the absence of the President, exercise all functions of the President. The Past President shall also serve as Chairman of the Conduct and Audit Committee.
Standing committees shall consist of : Executive Committee, Scholar Committee, Conduct Committee and the Audit Committee.
Shall consist of the President and all other members of the Executive Board of Directors. This committee shall have full power under the direction, of the ADRAY Foundation to conduct all business and make necessary rulings in the daily operation of the ADRAY Hockey League.
This committee is chaired by the past president and shall include at least two other members of the executive committee. It shall be the duty of the Conduct Committee to hear and make all decisions on all matters of conduct and protest filed to the ADRAY Hockey League.
Chairman of this committee shall be appointed by the ADRAY Board of Directors and shall develop Scholarship Form, collect applications, review and recommend to the ADRAY Foundation. The ADRAY Foundation will make the final awards.
The Audit committee shall audit the Leagues finincial records annually and report to the Board of Directors.
The fiscal year shall begin on the first day of July and end on the thirty-first day of June.
- For budgetary purposes the league year will be from January 1 to December 30th.
A financial report shall be made to the Board by the Treasurer and transmitted by the Vice President - Communications to the members of the Board.
An annual audit shall be conducted each year. The audit shall be conducted by a representative from the ADRAY Foundation, Sponsor Liaison, Treasurer and the Past President.
The President shall present an annual report to the Board and to the members reviewing the season ended and making such forecasts for the season approaching as may be reasonable.
Proposed amendments to these By-Laws shall be read at a general meeting or special meeting called for that purpose, and may be voted upon at that time; provided, however, that fifteen days prior notice is given to all.
Adoption shall require a two-thirds vote of the Board present at a duly constituted meeting. As amended April 4, 1993.
Approved August 16, 2000
Amended and approved August 25, 2002
P>O. Box 411
Shelbyville, MI 49344
Co-President / Treasurer
23400 13 Mile Rd.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Vice President - Metro
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Vice President - Greater Michigan West
P.O Box 411
Shelbyville, MI 49344
5950 96th Ave
Zeeland, MI 49464
Ralph W Farver II
Welcome to the Adray Championship bid Information page. Each year we rotate our Championship weekend hosting site. The PDF documents below will give you the information we need to help decide where the Chapionships will be held. For the 2011/12 hockey season our hosting division will be Metro. This bidding process is open to any association that has a minimum of 2 sheets of ice. The Championship weekend is always on the 3rd weekend of March. If you have any questions about the process or other questions please feel free to contact Jeff Spedowski - President of Adray at firstname.lastname@example.org.