To further the purposes set forth herein, the members agree to be, and hereby are, organized under these Articles of Association as a not for profit for the Association to be named Global Youth support center
ARTICLE I – ORGANIZATION
1.0 Name of Association: The name of this Association shall be: Global youth support center.
2.0 Offices of Association: The principal office of the Association (home of the President of the group). The Association may have such other offices as may from time to time be designated by its members or its Executive Board.
3.0 Nonprofit Purposes: This organization is exclusively for of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The primary purposes of the Association is to provide community supportive services to immigrant Youth from all walks of life in order create new possibilities and sustainable growth in areas of their Academic and Career goals.
4.0 Powers: The Association shall have all the powers necessary to provide activities to conduct its purposes including, but are not limited to, the power to collect, hold and disseminate information consistent with its purpose: to conduct seminars and workshops, and the power to collect dues and disperse funds. Each office bearer will perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by the articles of association, or by these bylaws.
5.0 Source of Funds: The Association’s activities shall be funded through fund raising activities, membership Dues, donations, special contributions, grants, gifts, and fees charged to the individuals who take part in the Association’s various activities. Except for any excess fees refunded as provided hereafter, all the funds collected by the Association shall be used by it to provide for the various activities permitted by these Articles. Any changes to the annual membership dues required for membership in the Association, and any assessments which may be required of the members, shall be established by a majority vote of the members of the Association, upon the recommendation of the Executive Board.
6.0 Fiscal Year: The Association shall operate within the calendar year as its fiscal year.
7.0 Fund of the Association- The President and Treasurer should monitor all increases in recurring expenses. The Executive Board in simple majority may obligate the Association for up to $200 on non-recurring expenses. The Membership in simple majority must approve non-recurring expenditures in excess of $200.New recurring expenses must be approved by simple majority of the membership. Increases in existing recurring expenses do not require approval of the membership.
8.1 Audit of accounts: A qualified auditor appointed by the executive board shall audit the books f the organization annually
8:2 Financial Operations & Bank Accounts: The executive shall operate a bank account for the organization at any nationally recognized and agreed upon financial institution and approve any other financial activities
ARTICLE II – THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1.0 OFFICERS’ DUTIES The Executive Board is composed of the officers elected by the general membership at the November general membership meeting. The officers are responsible for the daily operation of the Association as described in the officers’ duties. The order listed below indicates the order of succession to the presidency.
The following describes the duties of each of the officers:
PRESIDENT – The office of President is the primary person responsible for the business operation of the Association and presides at the regular membership meetings and the Executive Board meetings.
VICE PRESIDENT – There shall be one Vice President. He / She will have one vote on the Executive Board. The Vice President is responsible for the performance of the President’s duties in the absence of the President. The Vice President, along with the Executive Board, is responsible for the program planning for the general membership meetings.
SECRETARY/VICE - The Secretary is responsible for maintaining the non-financial records of the Association’s operations. The Secretary provides meeting notes of all general membership and Executive Board meetings. These notes/minutes will be recorded in a Secretary’s book and will be available (posted in the newsletter) for the general membership to review. The Secretary is also responsible for all non-financial correspondence for the Association business activities
TREASURER – Treasurer’s primary duties is to conduct the everyday business of collecting dues and signing up new members. The Treasurer is responsible for all the funds of the association. The Treasurer shall maintain a detailed listing of the clubs membership and dues records. The Treasurer shall publish a monthly financial statement, report to the membership and publish a summary report in the Annual General Meeting, The Treasurer shall maintain a record which he or she shall make available for inspection within five calendar days of his or her receipt of a written request for such an inspection from any member or a written or verbal request for such an inspection from the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall maintain the membership records for the Association. The President or Vice-President may perform the duties of Treasurer as required.
Three BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE -There shall be three members at large whose duties shall be deemed by The President.
2.0 ELECTION OF OFFICERS - Nominations will be opened at the general meeting and close just prior to the election at the general meeting. Absentee ballots will be accepted, if delivered prior to the general meeting. Nominations and ballots will be published to the members. The election will be held at the General meeting with the results announced at the end of the meeting.
2:1TERM OF OFFICE: Each director shall hold office for a period of 2years and until his or her successor is elected and qualifies. Each officer shall serve for a term of two years from the date of his or her installation and until his or her successor is duly elected and If the members who have been so nominated consent to run and to serve if elected, and if their respective nominations have been duly seconded, their names shall be placed on the ballot along with the names of the members chosen by the nominating committee. The election of officers shall be a simple plurality of ballots presented to the Secretary during the general meeting. All officers must be members in good standing at the time of their election and must maintain their good standing throughout their term of office
2:2 COMPENSATION: Directors shall serve without compensation except that a reasonable fee may be paid to Directors for attending regular and special meetings of the board. In addition, they shall be allowed reasonable advancement or reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Any payments to directors shall be approved in advance in accordance with this corporation’s conflict of interest policy.
2.3 REMOVAL/RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE – Either by death or Any officer may have his or her duties suspended by a unanimous, unopposed vote of the 2/3 of remaining members of the Executive Board. The suspended officer may request a reinstatement vote by the general membership, following the rules of elections of officers at the next general membership meeting. If the suspended officer does not request a reinstatement vote or if the vote is opposed to reinstatement, the Executive Board must then select a successor to fill the vacant position. The selection is subject to general membership confirmation by a majority vote at the next regular meeting.
ARTICLE III – APPOINTMENTS
The President or Executive Board may select members to serve special assignments of need. The appointments will be subject to approval by the general membership.
ARTICLE IV – ADVISORY BOARD
The Advisory Board is composed of the appointed members appointed by the president and approved by the Executive Board. The members of the advisory board positions are not appointed for a specific duration and may be replaced at any time by the President with the Executive Boards approval. The appointees serve as technical advisors and subject matter experts to provide added expertise to the executive board and meet with the Executive Board at the Executive Board meeting. The position listed below serves only as a guide to the advisory board’s positions and are not limited to those positions.
1.0 Meetings Quorum: The meetings are conducted by the President or designated alternate. Meetings shall consist of programs of general interest to the membership, brief announcements, and club business. A minimum of 2/3 of the members must be present to conduct formal business
2.0 Executive Board Meetings – Quarterly Meetings the Executive Board shall be called by the President as needed Executive Board Meetings and location shall be announced in advance to the membership whenever possible. A minimum of 4 voting members (or designated representation) must be present to conduct club business.
ARTICLE VI – WEBSITE/Newsletter
Purpose: The content of the WEBSITE shall be under the control and responsibility of the Editor and approved by the Executive Board. The club will only publish articles (information) which are clear and free of legal encumbrances and copyrights about the organization.
ARTICLE VII – REPRESENTATION
The use of the name of this organization or its identifying symbols by any person or organization will be subject to the consent of the majority of the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VIII- AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES
Two methods exist to propose an amendment to, addition to, or repeal of, any provision of, or all of the Articles of Association.
1.0 By Executive Board: The Executive Board may propose any such change in these Articles by presenting said changes at a General Membership Meeting.
2.0 By Members: Any member may propose any such change in these Articles by submitting to any member of the Executive Board a petition which sets forth the proposed change and which is signed by at least 2/3 of the members at a meeting to be voted on at the next meeting. The membership list of the month previous to the month in which the petition is submitted shall be used for determining the membership count.
Any proposed change must be published in the newsletter one month prior to the meeting in which the votes are due to be submitted. Approval of any amendment to, addition to, or repeal of, any provision of, or all of, these Articles of Association requires a majority of the submitted signed, votes received from the members.
ARTICLE IX – DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS
In the event that the Association ceases to function, or in the event that the members decide to terminate it, the Executive Board shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the Association’s liabilities, distribute all of the remaining assets of the Association to trustee organization or organizations which the Executive Board shall select which are then qualified as exempt under Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law)