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The Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD,
Sports Boosters of Maryland

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City of Frederick Department of Recreation
East Alco Frederick
First Horizon Mortgage Corporation
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC-Frederick)
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1. The name of the corporation shall be Basketball Coaches Without Boundaries, Inc.


1. The corporation powers and acts are subject to the restrictions of that required by Section  501 ( C ) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code, as any powers or activities possessed or conducted beyond what is permitted by section 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) can preclude an organization’s exemption.

2. The corporation shall undertake such acts as it deems necessary to offer community based Basketball programs using volunteers for community youth to built on physical and mental development and promote good sportsmanship and good citizenship.


1. The principal office of the corporation shall be located in Frederick, Maryland.

2. The corporation may also have offices at such other places as the Board of Directors may from time to time appoint or the activities of the corporation may require.


1. The corporate seal shall have inscribed thereon the name of the corporation, the year of its organization and the words "Corporate Seal, Maryland."


1. The corporation shall have no members.  All powers, obligations and rights of members provided by law shall reside in the Board of Directors.


1. The business and affairs of this corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors.  The number of directors shall not exceed 8.  The minimum qualifications of members of the Board of Directors shall be age 21 years or older.

2. In addition to the powers and authorities by these Bylaws expressly conferred upon them,
the Board of Directors shall have the maximum power and authority now or hereafter provided or
permitted under the laws of the Maryland to Directors of Maryland  non-profit corporations
acting as a Board.

3. The Annual Meeting of' the Board of Directors shall be held annually during the calendar year at such time and place as the Board of Directors shall designate in the notice of the meeting.

4. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall occur at least once a month at such times and places, as it shall designate from time to time.

5. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairperson at such times, as the Chairperson shall deem necessary.

6. Written or personal notice of every meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given to each Director at least five (5) days prior to the day named for the meeting.

7. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of 3.  The acts of a majority of directors present and eligible to vote at a Board meeting shall be the acts of the Board of Directors.  Any action which may be taken at a meeting of the Directors may be taken without a meeting, if the consent or consents in writing setting forth the action so taken shall be signed by at least a majority of all directors in office, and shall be filed with the Secretary of the corporation.

8. Except where inconsistent with law or these bylaws, corporate proceedings shall be governed by the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order.

9. The Board of Directors may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in office, establish one or more committees to consist of one or more Directors of the corporation to report back to the Board on the matter(s) within the committee's jurisdiction.  A quorum for the purpose of holding and acting at any meeting of a committee shall be a simple majority of the members thereof.

10. All Board members shall be nominated and elected to serve on the Board.  The Board may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee.  In the absence or disqualification of a member of a committee, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not he, she or they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another director to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member.  Each committee of the Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

11. The Board of Directors may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in office, establish an Advisory Committee to advise and assist the Board of Directors in carrying out its responsibilities.  The Advisory committee shall consist of 3.

12. One or more persons may participate in a meeting of the Board or a committee of the Board by means of the conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other.  Participation in a meeting pursuant to this section shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.

13. The Board of Directors may declare vacant the office of a director if he or she is declared of unsound mind by the order of court or is convicted of felony, or if within sixty (60) days after notice of his or her selection, he or she does not accept such office either in writing or by attending a meeting of the Board of Directors, and fulfill each other requirements of a qualification as the Bylaws may specify.

14. Any Director or Officer of the corporation is authorized to receive reasonable compensation from the corporation for services rendered and for actual expenses incurred when authorized by the Board of Directors or its designee.  No director of the corporation shall receive compensation merely for acting as a director.


1. The executive officers of the corporations shall be natural persons of full age, shall be chosen by the Board, and shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and such other officers and assistant officers as the needs of the corporation may require.  They shall hold their offices for a term of 2 years and shall have such authority and shall perform such duties as are provided by the Bylaws and as shall from time to time be prescribed by the Board.  The Board of Directors may secure the fidelity of any or all such officers by bond or otherwise.  There shall be no limit on the number or terms an officer can serve.

2. Any officer or agent may be removed by the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of the corporation will be served thereby but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights of any person removed.

3. The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation; he or she shall preside at all meetings of the Directors; he or she shall have general and active management of the affairs of the corporation; shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect, subject, however, to the right of the Directors to delegate any specific powers, except as may be by statute exclusively conferred on the Chairperson to any other officer or officers of the corporation.  He or she shall execute all documents requiring a seal, under the seal of the corporation.  He or she shall be EX-OFFICIO a member of all committees and shall have the general powers and duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office of Chairperson.

4. The Vice Chair-person shall act in all cases for and as the Chairperson in the latter's absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as he or she may be required to do from time to time.

5. The Secretary shall attend all sessions of the Board and act as clerk thereof, and record all the votes of the corporation and the minutes of all its transactions in a book to be kept for that purpose; and shall perform like duties for all committees of the Board of Directors when required.  He or she shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or Chairperson, under whose supervision he or she shall be.  He or she shall keep in safe custody, the corporate seal of the corporation, and when authorized by the Board, affix the same to any instrument requiring it.

6. The Treasurer shall have custody of the corporate funds and securities and shall keep full and accurate accounts or receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the corporation, and shall keep the moneys of the corporation in a separate account to the credit of the corporation.  He or she shall disburse the funds of the corporation as may be ordered by the Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the Chairperson and Directors, at the regular meeting of the Board, or whenever they may require it, an account of all his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation.

7. Elections of officers shall be held every year at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors.


1. If the office of any officer or agent, one or more, becomes vacant for any reason, the Board of Directors may choose a successor or successors, who shall hold office for the unexpired term in respect of which such vacancy occurred.

2. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled in the same manner as provided for the designation of Directors in Article VI - Directors.


1. The corporation shall keep an original or duplicate record of the proceeding of the Directors, the original or a copy of its Bylaws, including all amendments thereto to date, certified by the Secretary of the corporation, and an original or a duplicate Board register, giving the names of the Directors, and showing their respective addresses.  The corporation shall also keep appropriate, complete and accurate books or records of account, which shall be reviewed on an annual basis.  The records provided for herein shall be kept at either the registered office of the corporation in this Commonwealth, or at its principal place of business wherever situated.


1. The fiscal year of the corporation shall commence on January and end on the following December.

2. The Board of Directors shall cause a report of the activities of the corporation to be prepared annually and sent to such -persons, as the Board of Directors shall determine.


1. The Board of Directors may alter, amend, suspend or repeal these Bylaws at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose, except as restricted by state law.


1. A director shall not be personally liable for monetary damages as such for any action taken, or any failure to take any action, unless the director has breached or failed to perform the duties of his or her office under state law relating to standard of care and justifiable reliance; and the breach or failure to perform constitutes self-dealing, willful misconduct or recklessness.  The provision of this section shall not apply to the responsibility or liability of a director pursuant to any criminal statute; or the liability of a director for the payment of taxes pursuant to local, State or Federal Law.

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