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(Article II. Board of Directors)
(Article II. Board of Directors)
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#An official board meeting requires that each board member receive written notice (such as email) at least 14 days, but not more than 2 months, in advance.
 
#An official board meeting requires that each board member receive written notice (such as email) at least 14 days, but not more than 2 months, in advance.
  
====Section 4 -  Board election protocol===
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===Section 4 -  Board election protocol===
 
#Any member in good standing can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees. Nominees must be members in good standing.  
 
#Any member in good standing can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees. Nominees must be members in good standing.  
 
#Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary.  
 
#Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary.  
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#Two thirds (2/3) of board members constitutes a quorum for business transactions to take place and motions to pass.
 
#Two thirds (2/3) of board members constitutes a quorum for business transactions to take place and motions to pass.
  
===Section 6 — Officers and duties===
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===Section 6 — Vacancies===
#There shall be no less than three officers of the board, consisting of a Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Additional board positions are optional and their duties shall be amended to the bylaws in writing.
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#The President shall convene regularly scheduled board meetings, shall preside or arrange for other members of the Executive Committee to preside at each meeting. If the chair cannot make the meeting, the Chair shall arrange for another board member to preside at the meeting.
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#The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.
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#The Treasurer shall make a report on finances at each board meeting. The treasurer shall chair the finance committee, assist in the preparation of the budget, help develop fundraising plans, and make financial information available to board members and the public.
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===Section 7 — Vacancies===
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#When a vacancy on the board exists mid-term, the secretary must receive nominations for new board members from present board members one week in advance of a board meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to board members with the regular board meeting announcement to be voted upon at the next board meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the vacant board member's term
 
#When a vacancy on the board exists mid-term, the secretary must receive nominations for new board members from present board members one week in advance of a board meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to board members with the regular board meeting announcement to be voted upon at the next board meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the vacant board member's term
  
===Section 8 — Resignation, termination, and absences===
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===Section 7 — Resignation, termination, and absences===
 
#Resignation from the board must be in writing and received by the Secretary.  
 
#Resignation from the board must be in writing and received by the Secretary.  
 
#A board member may be terminated from the board due to excess absences defined as more than two unexcused absences from board meetings in a year. Termination due to absence requires a simple majority of the remaining directors, provided a quorum can be established.
 
#A board member may be terminated from the board due to excess absences defined as more than two unexcused absences from board meetings in a year. Termination due to absence requires a simple majority of the remaining directors, provided a quorum can be established.

Revision as of 03:43, 14 June 2011

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