The following terms as used in these Bylaws shall have the respective meanings set forth below:
- "NYSWYSA", "NYW", or "NY West", "the Corporation" or "the Association": The New York State West Youth Soccer Association, Inc.
- "USSF" or "Federation": The United States Soccer Federation
- "FIFA": The Federation Internationale de Football Association
- "District": Individually or collectively, the six member locations within NYSWYSA (Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Southern Tier, Syracuse, and Twin Tiers, as numbered on map, Exhibit B)
- "AGM": The annual membership meeting of the Corporation
- "BOD" or "Board": The Board of Directors of the Corporation
- "Club": Any of the entities listed on Exhibit A to these Bylaws, and any entity accepted for membership in the Corporation in the future and thereby authorized to register players with the Corporation under its auspices.