MISSISSAUGA SOCCER REFEREES’ ORGANIZATION INC. “BY-LAWS”
BY-LAW 1: RULES OF ORDER
- The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern The Organization in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with By-Laws or the Constitution of The Organization.
BY-LAW 2: FEES AND DUES
- The annual Organization fee shall be as follows:
- 18 Years & Under…….. $30.00
- 19 Years & Above………$50.00
- For By-Law ‘2.1.1 & 2.1.2’ age shall be as at January 1 of the membership year.
- Members must be registered with the Ontario Soccer Association (O.S.A) having paid the appropriate fee as determined by the O.S.A.
BY-LAW 3: UNIFORMS
- The Official Uniform for Members shall be that as guided by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
BY-LAW 4: EDUCATION
- The Organization will each year, at no additional charge to Members, provide Education as part of membership.
BY-LAW 5: DISCIPLINE
- A Discipline Committee consisting of three (3) members shall be convened at the convenience of the Executive Committee to deal with any Referee misconduct that is delegated to Club level by the O.S.A. Policies and Procedures, Section 9.0 – Discipline, Policy 5.1.1.
- A Discipline Committee consisting of three (3) members shall be convened at the convenience of the Executive Committee to deal with any referee misconduct arising within The Organization.
- Any act of misconduct shall be dealt with by one Jurisdiction only.
- The Vice-President shall be the Chairperson of the Discipline Committee.
- Additional Members of the Discipline Committee shall be drawn from The Organization Membership and may include one other
Member of the Executive Committee.
- A separate Discipline Manual shall be prepared as a supplement to this By-Law and shall address the following topics:
- Who can be subject to discipline?
- Types of referee misconduct.
- Rights and responsibilities of concerned party.
- Procedures for discipline hearings.
- Penalties for misconduct.
- Appeal procedures.
- All complaints, charges and requests for action by the Discipline Committee must be delivered in written or electronic form to the Secretary.
BY-LAW 6: RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTING APPOINTMENTS (Applies to games assigned by ‘The Organization’ only)
The following criteria shall be
applied in resolving conflicting match assignments:
- On no account shall an Official leave the field so that a match is short of the requisite number of officials.
- Members shall resolve their respective roles based on the needs of the match concerned.
- Referees shall settle any conflict fairly, quickly and quietly without the players, team officials or spectators being made aware of the
- If the appointed Referee has not arrived prior to the scheduled kick-off, the senior Assistant Referee may assume the Referee’s assignment provided that he/she is classified or qualified to handle that calibre game. Once the coin toss has been performed, this official will continue as Referee subject to the over-riding condition of (6.2).
- All conflicting appointments shall be reported to the Assignor who shall review the circumstances and, if necessary, report back to the Executive Committee.
Members violating these
principles may be subject to discipline.
BY-LAW 7: RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLETION OF ASSIGNMENTS (Applies to games assigned by ‘The Organization’ only)
Once a member accepts a match appointment, he/she is responsible for the completion of that assignment.
- A Referee shall honour any appointments made for and accepted by him/her unless unable to do so by virtue of illness or personal
- If a referee is unable to fulfill an appointment, he/she shall return the appointment to the Assignor within 48 hours.
- If a referee is unable to comply with paragraph 7.2, he/she shall: (a) find a suitable substitute of equal classification or higher, and (b)
notify the Assignor.
BY-LAW 8: FEEDBACK AND REFEREE CONDUCT
- Any member who is concerned with the actions of a fellow Member is encouraged to discuss his/her concerns with the Executive Committee
- Such concerns are to be submitted to the Executive in writing or electronically.
- Any such discussions will be held in confidence.
- If warranted, the Executive Committee will initiate either Corrective or Disciplinary action
BY-LAW 9: EXECUTIVE CONDUCT
- The Members of the Executive Committee are expected to fulfill their obligations of the offices to which they were elected and/or the duties to which they are assigned. Absence from three (3) consecutive Executive Committee meetings without valid explanation or failing to fulfill the Obligations of the Office may be considered as just cause for dismissal from the Executive Committee
- Members of the Executive Committee shall lead by example.
BY-LAW 10: AWARDS
- The purpose of the annual “Frank Polla Meritorious Award” is to honour a Member who has provided outstanding service to The Organization
- The Executive can also, at its discretion open up nominations for other Awards as it deems fit.
- Nomination for the Awards should be submitted to the Executive Committee by the Membership electronically or in writing.
- In the event that no names have been submitted by the Membership, The Executive Committee will decide on the individual, in the respective category
- Awards shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) following approval by the Executive Committee.
Dated: April 18, 2013