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APSC By-Laws

  



ATLANTA PANTHERS SOCCER CORPORATION

By-Laws

In accordance with the provisions set forth in O.C.G.A. §14-3-202 of the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code, the following Articles of Incorporation are hereby filed with the Office of the Secretary of the State ofGeorgia:

ARTICLE I 

NAME

The name of this Corporation is 

ATLANTA PANTHER SOCCER CORPORATION (APSC)

 

ARTICLE II 

ADDRESS

The street address of the initial registered office of the Corporation is 930 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 1140, FultonCounty, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

ARTICLE III

REGISTERED AGENT AND ADDRESS

The initial registered agent for the Corporation at such address is Bria Harris.

ARTICLE IV

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Corporation is to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer as a sport, to organize several soccer teams, to provide training in the sport of soccer, for Youth, Women and Men.  All gifts or donations received will be to promote the health, welfare and recreation of the general public through the sport of soccer.  We will reach kids in low poverty areas and offer after school soccer sessions, soccer camps, training development.

 

The Corporation shall be affiliated with Georgia Soccer Association, and pending future affiliation United States Soccer Association (USSA), and the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA). Through these affiliations, Atlanta Panthers Soccer Corporation will becomes an officially sanctioned soccer program for the cities of Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Panthers Soccer is a nonprofit organization.

ARTICLE V

COLORS

The representative colors of the Atlanta Panthers Soccer Corporation shall be red, grey, black and white.

 

ARTICLE VI

INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

The Corporations is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, literary, religious and scientific purposes within  the meaning of Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including but limited to, promoting, encouraging and facilitating the educational opportunities of promising young soccer players, and making of distributions to or for use of the organizations exempt at the time under Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensations for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the Article V hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (including the publishing or distribution of statements) or any political

campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from the Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal RevenueCode of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

ARTICLE VII

DISSOLUTION

Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision of payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of the 501c3 Internal Revenue Code or shall be distributed to the federal government or to state or local government for a public purpose. Such distribution shall be made in accordance with all applicable provisions of the laws of the State of Georgia.

ARTICLE VIII

AUTHORITY

The Corporation shall be governed by its Articles, By-Laws, and rules of Play and Procedures, except when the Rules of Play are superseded USSA.

ARTICLE IX

GOVERNING AUTHORITY

The Corporation shall have two (2) board members:

Section 1         The Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as Officers) shall be composed of two officers.

A. Chief Executive Officer     -           Bernadette A. Beale                

B. Secretary                            -           Bria A. Harris

C. Chief Financial Officer      -           Bernadette A. Beale

 

Section 1         Atlanta Panthers Soccer  will comply with the rules of play stated by the Federation International Futbol Association (FIFA) except in the lower ages where the ruled will be modified.

Article VII

These bylaws shall be in effect as of Atlanta Panthers Soccer Corporation day of January first 2021.

 

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