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FAMILIES' WORLD OUTREACH FOUNDATION - BI-LAWS

ARTICLE ONE - ORGANIZATION

The name of this corporation shall be - Families: World Outreach Foundation

The organization shall have a seal which shall be in the following form:

STATE SEAL

3. The organization may at its pleasure by a vote of the membership body change its name.

ARTICLE TWO – PURPOSE

The commitment of Families: World Outreach Foundation is to establish a sustainable, non-profit organization which is based upon multi-family collaboration and contribution to aid areas of need on the international plane. The beauty of this foundation is that it is based purely on volunteer efforts. Our basic philosophy is to build a “substantial foundation fund” which will support world initiatives. As the scope of our “Families” partnership matures, so will the available monetary amount of charitable funding. The concept of the Families: World Outreach Foundation is to become truly sustainable, from our generation into all future generations. For each family involved in our collective venture, this foundation will create an authentic legacy for the present and the future.

Each family that decides to join, with an amount of your choice (minimum $50) becomes a member of the Foundation. Annually, the families will collectively vote to decide on the designated recipient(s). The annual contribution will be a portion of the total accumulation, therefore allowing the Foundation to be sustainable year after year. Each family is encouraged to seek out and to suggest possible avenues to where the funds can be donated. These areas can include Humanitarian Need, Disaster Relief, Conservation Efforts, or simply to fund a local project that will benefit a community in need.

The “Families’ World Outreach Foundation,” is an established, non-profit 501(c) (3) institution with no member receiving any monetary compensation. The foundation is based solely upon the volunteer efforts and sponsorship of families. It is for those who wish to join a sustainable partnership to give support to areas in need throughout the world. The only expenses which may occur are: postage, brochures, website domain costs, and an annual financial, compilation report.

ARTICLE THREE - MEMBERSHIP

An annual Membership in this organization shall be open to all persons who contribute a minimum of $25 /$50 Family per year to the Foundation and convey, in writing, the desire to be a member. This membership entitles each member to:

Receive correspondence regarding the Foundation and its activities
Receive written notification for tax deductible 501c(3) donations
Access to the Foundation website
The right to submit recommendations for Foundation support recipients
The right to vote on the annual contribution(s) that will be designated for worthy causes

ARTICLE FOUR – MEETING

The annual membership meeting of this organization shall be held on a designated day in the month of July. The Board of Officers/Directors shall fix the day no later than 30 days in advance. The Secretary/designee will cause to be e-mailed or mailed to every member in good standing at his or her electronic address, as it appears in the membership roll book of this organization, the notice designating the time and place of such annual meeting.

The presence of not less than 4 (four) members will constitute a quorum and will be necessary to conduct the business of this organization; but a lesser number may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than 4 (four) weeks from the date scheduled by these bylaws and the Secretary/designee will cause a notice of this new scheduled meeting to be e-mailed to all those members who were not present at the meeting originally called. If a quorum is not reached at the second scheduled meeting and attending officers may conduct the meeting.
Special meetings of this organization may be called by the President/designee when he/she deems it for the best interest of the organization. Notices of such meeting will be e-mailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book at least but not more than 30 (thirty) days before the scheduled date set for such special meeting. Such notice will state the reasons that such meeting has been called, the business to be transacted at such meeting and by whom called.

Any one member of the Board of Officers/Directors or regular members of the organization may request a special meeting be held. The purpose of this request must be sent to the President/designee and he/she shall consider the request and shall respond to the member making the request within 10 days, barring any unforeseen emergency. The special meeting request must be made at least 90 days before the requested scheduled date.
No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting.

ARTICLE FIVE – VOTING

At all regular meetings, voting shall be viva voce except for election of officers. When an officer’s opening occurs, ballots shall be provided and there shall not appear any place on such ballot any mark or marking that might tend to indicate the person who cast such ballot.

The annual voting for donation distribution may be accommodated through electronic tally via the Foundation website.

ARTICLE SIX - ORDER OF BUSINESS

President/designee shall follow the recommended Agenda:
Minutes will be recorded and posted on the Foundation website.
Annual Treasurer Report shall be posted on Foundation the website

1. - Roll call.
2. - Reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting.
3. - Reports of committees (if any).
4. - Reports of officers (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)
5. - Old and/or unfinished business.
6. - New business.
7. - Good and welfare.
8. - Adjournments.

ARTICLE SEVEN - BOARD OF DIRECTORS / OFFICERS

The business of this organization shall be managed by a Board of Officers/Directors consisting of the 4 (four) founding members. As the organization grows and obtains members from various families, the appointment or election of Directors will take place.

The Board of Officers/Directors shall have the control and management of the affairs and business of this organization.

Each Officer/Director (or designee) shall have one vote.

The Board of Officers/Directors may make such rules and regulations covering its meetings as it may in its discretion determine necessary.

Vacancies in the Board of Officers/Directors shall be filled by a vote of the majority of the remaining members of the Board of Officers/Directors.

The President/designee of the organization by virtue of the office shall be chairperson of the Board of Officers/Directors. The Board of Officers/Directors shall select from one of their number a Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer when vacancies offer.

Any Officer/Director may be removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal. The Board of Directors may entertain charges against any officer/director. An officer/director may be represented by counsel upon any removal hearing. The Board of Officers/Directors shall adopt such rules as it may in its discretion consider necessary for the best interest of the organization, for this hearing.

ARTICLE EIGHT – DUTIES /RESPONSIBILITIES

The Officers/Director positions of the organization shall be as follows:
President/designee:
Vice President/designee:
Secretary/designee:
Treasurer/designee:

The President/designee shall preside at all membership meetings, by virtue of the office. be chairperson of the Board of Officers/Directors, present at each annual meeting of the organization an annual report of the work of the organization, appoint all committees, temporary or permanent, see that all books, reports and certificates as required by law are properly kept or filed, be one of the officers who may sign the checks or drafts of the organization, and have such powers as may be reasonably constructed as belonging to the chief executive of any organization.

The Vice President/designee shall in the event of the absence or inability of the President/designee to exercise his or her office become acting President/designee of the organization with all the rights, privileges and powers as if he or she had been duly elected President/designee.

The Secretary/designee shall keep the minutes and records of the organization in appropriate books, file any certificate required by any statute, federal or state, give and serve all notices to members of the organization, be the official custodian of the records and seal of the organization, be one of the officers required to sign the checks and drafts of the organization, present to the membership at any meetings any communication addressed to the Secretary/designee of the organization, submit to the Board of Officers/Directors any communications which shall be addressed to the Secretary/designee of the organization, attend to all correspondence of the organization and exercise all duties incident to the office of the Secretary/designee.

The Treasurer/designee shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to the organization, be solely responsible for such monies or securities of the organization and be one of the officers who shall sign checks or drafts of the organization. No special fund may be set aside that shall make it unnecessary for the treasurer to sign the checks issued upon it.
The treasurer shall render at stated periods as the Board of Officers/Directors shall determine a written account of the finances of the organization and such report shall be physically affixed to the minutes of the Board of Officers/Directors of such meeting and shall exercise all duties incident to the office of the treasurer.
Officers shall by virtue of their office be members of the Board of Directors.
No officer or director shall for reason of the office be entitled to receive any salary or compensation, but nothing herein shall be constructed to prevent an officer or director for receiving any compensation from the organization for duties other than as a director or officer.

ARTICLE NINE – SALARIES

The Families: World Outreach Foundation is a voluntary organization with no salaries or compensation for any officer or member. Reimbursement(s) may be made to an officer or member for materials or supplies required by the Foundation.

ARTICLE TEN – COMMITTEES

As the Foundation grows it may be necessary to formulate committees to further support the causes of the Foundation and provide for more effectiveness and efficiency.

If committees are formed, the following matters shall be designated:

Committee title and started purpose
Selected members
Terms of office
Committee chairperson
Whether the committee is permanent or temporary

ARTICLE ELEVEN – DUES

The Families: World Outreach Foundation has no dues.

ARTICLE TWELVE – AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be altered, amended, repealed or added to by an affirmative vote of not less than 3 (three) officers/designee.

 

 

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