Save My Children Ministry

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BY LAWS
ARTICLE 1: Name and Purpose
SECTION 1: The name of the organization shall be SAVE MY CHILDREN MINISTRY.
SECTION 2: The SAVE MY CHILDREN MINISTRY is a Christian Ministry organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to assist crises pregnancies, (young girls, teenagers, women, homeless).
ARTICLE 2: Membership
SECTION 1: Membership shall consist only of the members of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 3: Annual Meeting
SECTION 1: ANNUAL MEETING. The date of the regular annual meeting shall be set by the Board of Directors who shall also set the time and place.
SECTION 2: SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or the Executive Committee.
SECTION 3: NOTICE. Notice of each meeting shall be given to each voting member, by US Postal mail or Electronic-Mail, not less than ten days before the meeting.
ARTICLE 4: Board of Directors
SECTION 1: BOARD ROLE, SIZE, COMPENSATION. The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Council, and delegates responsibility for day-to-day operations to the Council Director and committees. The Board shall have up to seven and not fewer than three members. The Board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses.
SECTION 2: MEETINGS. The Board shall meet at least once a month, minimum, at an agreed time and place.
SECTION 3: BOARD ELECTIONS. Election of new directors or election of current directors to a second term will occur as the first item of business at the annual meeting of the corporation. Directors will be elected by a majority vote of the current directors.
SECTION 4: TERMS. All Board members shall serve two year terms, but are eligible for re-election.
SECTION 5: QUORUM. A quorum must be attended by at least fifty-five percent of the Board members before business can be transacted or motions made or passed.
SECTION 6: An official Board meeting requires that each Board member have written notice two weeks in advance.
SECTION 7: OFFICERS and DUTIES. Officers of the Board shall have up to four and not fewer than three members. Up to four members shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Three members shall consist of a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
  1. The Chair shall convene regularly scheduled Board meetings, shall preside or arrange for other members of the executive committee to preside at each meeting in the following order: Vice-Chair (if four members), Treasurer and Secretary. The Vice-Chair (if four members, otherwise Chair) will chair committees on special subjects as designated by the Board.
  2. The Treasurer shall make a report at each Board meeting. Treasurer shall chair the finance committee, assist in the preparation of the budget, help develop fund raising plans, and make financial information available to Board members and the public.
  3. 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.
SECTION 8: VACANCIES. When a vacancy on the Board exists, nominations for new members may be received from present Board members by the Secretary two weeks 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 particular Board members' term.
SECTION 9: RESIGNATION, TERMINATION and ABSENCES. Resignation from the Board must be in writing and received by the Secretary. A Board member shall be dropped for excess absences from the Board if she/he has three unexcused absences from Board meetings in a year. A Board member may be removed for other reasons by a two-thirds ( if three member), three fourths ( if four member) vote of the remaining directors.
SECTION 10: SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Board shall be called upon the request of the Chair or two-thirds of the Board. Notices of special meetings shall be sent out by the Secretary to each Board member postmarked two weeks in advance.
ARTICLE 5: Committees
SECTION 1: The Board may create committees as needed, such as fund raising, housing, etc. The Board Chair appoints all committee chairs.
SECTION 2: The officers serve as the members of the Executive Committee. Except for the power to amend the Articles of Incoporation and ByLaws of Save My Children Ministry, the Executive Committee shall have all of the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 3: The Treasurer is Chair of the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, a fund raising plan, and annual budget with staff and other Board members. The Board must approve the budget, and all expenditures must be within the budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to the membership, Board members and the public.
ARTICLE 6: Amendments
SECTION 1: These Bylaws may be amended when necessary by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Secretary to be sent out with regular Board annoucements.
ARTICLE 7: Membership
SECTION 1: BOARD of DIRECTORS. The management of the affairs of the corporation Save My Children Ministry shall be vested in a Board of Directors, as defined in the Save My Children Ministry Corporate ByLaws. No Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the Corporation, Save My Children Ministry.
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