BY-LAWS OF Cumberland County Progressives A NOT-FOR-PROFIT
ARTICLE I ORGANIZATION
The name of the organization shall be Cumberland County Progressives
ARTICLE II PURPOSES
The following are the purposes for which this organization has been
organized: The purpose of the Cumberland County Progressives is to promote economic, social, and environmental justice,
peace and sustainability in North Carolina; to maximize the democratic process, to advocate for today’s most pressing
issues and to serve as a voice of conscience.
Our ultimate goal is to educate, bring unbiased and informative political
information for the citizens of Cumberland County and the means by which citizens can effect change.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
Membership in this organization shall be open to all.
ARTICLE IV MEETINGS
The annual membership meeting of this
organization shall be held on the
_Third Saturday of June each and every year except if such day be a
or a place of meeting is unavailable then and in that event, the Board of Directors shall fix the day but it shall not be
more than four weeks from the date fixed by these By-Laws.
The Secretary shall cause to be mailed to every member in
at his email address as it appears in the membership roll book in this
organization a notice telling
the time and place of such annual meeting.
meetings of this organization shall be held at the Cumberland County Library or any other designated place determined by the
Board of Directors.
The presence of not less than two of the members and two members of the Board of Directors shall
constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business
of this organization.
Special meetings of this
organization may be called by the Chair
when deemed for the best interest of the organization.. Notices of
meeting shall be mailed to all members at their email addresses as they
appear in the membership roll at least three
(3) days before the
scheduled date set for such special meeting. Such notice shall state the
reasons that such
meeting has been called, the business to be transacted
at such meeting and by whom it was called.
ARTICLE V VOTING
At all meetings, except for the election
of officers and directors, all
votes shall be by voice. For election of officers, ballots shall be
there shall not appear any place on such ballot that might
tend to indicate the person who cast such ballot.
At any regular or special meeting, if a majority so requires, any
question may be voted upon in the manner and style provided for election
of officers and directors.
votes by ballot the chairman of such meeting shall,
prior to the commencement of balloting, appoint a committee of three
shall act as "Inspectors of Election" and who shall, at the conclusion
of such balloting, certify
in writing to the Chair the results.
No inspector of election shall be a candidate for office or shall be
interested in the question voted upon.
VI ORDER OF BUSINESS
2. Reading of the Minutes of the preceding meeting.
3. Reports of Committees.
4. Reports of Officers.
5. Old and Unfinished Business.
6. New Business.
ARTICLE VII BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The business of this organization
shall be managed by a Board of
Directors consisting of 5 members, together with the officers of this
The directors to be chosen for the ensuing year shall be chosen at the
annual meeting of this organization in
the same manner and style as the
officers of this organization and they shall serve for a term of two (2) years.
The Board of Directors shall have the control and management of the
affairs and business of this organization. Such
Board of Directors shall
only act in the name of the organization when it shall be regularly
convened by its chairman
after due notice to all the directors of such
Twenty-Five (25%) percent of the members of the Board of Directors
shall constitute a quorum and the
meetings of the Board of Directors
shall be held regularly .
Each director shall have one vote.
of Directors may make such rules and regulations covering its
meetings as it may in its discretion determine necessary.
Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled by a vote of the
majority of the remaining members of the Board
of Directors for the
balance of the year.
President of the organization by virtue of his office shall be
Chair of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall select from one of their members a secretary.
A director may be
removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal.
The Board of Directors may entertain charges against any director.
ARTICLE VIII OFFICERS
The initial officers
of the organization shall be as follows:
The President/ Chair shall
preside at all membership meetings.
The Chair shall by virtue of the office be Chairman of the Board of
The Chair shall present at each annual meeting of the organization an annual
report of the work of the organization.
The Chair shall appoint all committees, temporary or permanent.
The Chair shall see all books, reports and certificates
required by law are
properly kept or filed.
The Chair shall be one of the officers who may sign the checks or drafts
The Chair shall have such powers as may be reasonably construed as belonging
chief executive of any organization.
President shall in the event of the absence or inability of the
President to exercise the office become acting president
organization with all the rights, privileges and powers as if
the duly elected president.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of the organization
It shall be that duty to file any certificate required by any statute,
federal or state.
The Secretary shall give and serve all notices to members of this organization.
The Secretary shall be the official
custodian of the records and seal of this
The Secretary may be one of the officers required to sign
the checks and drafts
of the organization.
The Secretary shall present to the membership at any meetings any communication
addressed as Secretary of the organization.
The Secretary shall submit to the Board of Directors any communications
shall be addressed as Secretary of the organization.
The Secretary shall attend to all correspondence of
the organization and shall
exercise all duties incident to the office of Secretary.
The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to
the organization and
shall be solely responsible for such monies.. The Treasurer shall cause to be deposited in a regular business bank or trust
company any sums
that the Board of Directors may cause such funds to be invested in such investments as shall be legal
for a non-profit corporation in this state.
The treasurer must be one of the officers who shall sign checks or drafts
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 Directors shall
a written account of the finances of the organization and such
report shall be physically affixed to the agenda of the
Directors of such meeting.
The Treasurer shall exercise all duties incident to the office of Treasurer.
Officers and Permanent Committee Chairs shall by virtue of their office be members of the Board of Directors.
shall for reason of their office be entitled to receive any
salary or compensation, but nothing herein shall be construed
an officer or director for receiving any compensation from the
organization for duties other than as
a director or officer.
ARTICLE IX SALARIES
The Board of Directors shall hire and fix the compensation of any and
all employees which they in their discretion
may determine to be
necessary for the conduct of the business of the organization.
ARTICLE X COMMITTEES
All committees of this organization shall be appointed by the Board of
Directors and their term of office shall be for a period of two years or
less if sooner terminated by the action
of the Board of Directors.
The permanent committees shall be: Homelessness; Communications Director
ARTICLE XI DUES
The dues of this organization shall be payable
upon membership to the organization and is payable in three levels:
Silver Membership: $10.00 per annum
$11.00 to $49.00 per annum
Platinum Membership $50.00 or more per annum
ARTICLE XII AMENDMENTS
By-Laws may be altered, amended, repealed or added to by an
affirmative vote of not less than 10% members in attendance
at a regular or called meeting.