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CSSCDA By-Laws

The By-laws of the Colorado Senior Service Corps Director's Association

CSSCDA By-Laws

The By-laws of the Colorado Senior Service Corps Director's Association

ARTICLE I


NAME

The name of the organization shall be: The Colorado Senior Service Corps Directors Association here forward referred to as CSSCDA, and shall be incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado.

ARTICLE II


PURPOSE

Section 1

To provide through state forum and focus, visibility, advocacy and funding for the CCSCDA of the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Section 2

To establish a network for communication and collaboration among Colorado Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program Directors, Corporation for National and Community Service, local advisory councils and sponsors.


MISSION

To promote visibility, advocacy, communication, funding and collaboration among Colorado Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs.


VISION

To be known as the primary source for senior volunteers in Colorado.

ARTICLE III


MEMBERSHIP

Section 1

The members of this corporation shall be the dues paying Director (Manager, Administrator, or person in charge of leading the Senior Corps program) for each of the CSSCDA programs recognized by the Corporation for National and Community service located within the state of Colorado, and they shall constitute the Board of Directors. Each Director shall have one vote.


Section 2

Associate membership shall be open to anyone who shares the desire to promote the Colorado Senior Service Corps (RSVP, FGP, and SCP) but does not include voting rights or privileges of holding office.


Section 3

In the event a member Director leaves her/his program position, the new Director replacing them automatically assumes that membership.


Section 4

The CSSCDA shall give equal opportunity for membership, board participation and officer participation without regard to race, religion, color, creed or national origin, sex, age, disabilities or sexual preferences to all persons otherwise qualified.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

Section 1

The officers of the Corporation shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.


Section 2

Officers shall be elected for a two-year term beginning January 1.


Section 3

Officers may hold more than one term, with unanimous approval.  Following a second term, re-election to the same office is by unanimous consent of the membership.

ARTICLE V


DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

Section 1

PRESIDENT

a. Shall preside at all meetings of the CSSCDA.

b. Shall prepare agendas for all meetings and issue reports as required.

c. Shall appoint all committee Chairpersons and serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nomination Committee.

d. Shall perform all other duties appurtenant to the chair.

e. Shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee upon the completion of the term of office.


Section 2

VICE-PRESIDENT

a. Shall assist the President in every possible way.

b. Shall in absence, disability or resignation of the President, assume the powers and perform the duties delegated by the office.


Section 3

SECRETARY

a. Shall be responsible for keeping accurate records of all meetings.


b. Shall preserve these records for the CSSCDA to be passed on to the successor; such records shall be open to inspection by any member at all reasonable times.


c. Shall report the minutes of the meetings within thirty (30) days following all meetings.


d. Shall handle general correspondence to the CSSCDA.


Section 4

TREASURER

a. Shall receive and deposit all funds paid to the CSSCDA in a bank designated by the Executive Committee. A bank signature card, for the purposes of deposits and withdrawals, shall be signed by the Treasurer, President and Secretary - Two such signatures shall be required to complete transactions for more than $300 (three hundred dollars).

b. Shall disburse all funds by check upon said account of the CSSCDA. All expenditures must be approved by the Board of Directors.

c. Shall keep detailed accounts of the assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the CSSCDA to be passed on to the successor.

d. Said accounts shall be available for inspection by any voting member and shall be audited internally at such time as designated by the Board of Directors.


Section 5

Immediate Past President- Shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VI


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1

Board of Directors

a. The dues paying Directors for each CSSCDA program recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service located within the state of Colorado shall constitute the Board of Directors of CSSCDA. Each Director shall have one vote.


b. In the event of a vacancy of an officer, the President shall appoint a replacement with Board approval this person shall finish out the term in question.


Section 2

Quorum

A number of ½ the Board membership plus one shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board of Directors.


Section 3

Duties of the Board of Directors

Shall be to determine all matters of  policy deemed necessary to achieve the purpose of the CSSCDA.

ARTICLE VII

COMMITTEES

Section 1

Standing committees shall be determined by the Board of Directors as deemed necessary to handle programs, functions, problems of purposes of the CSSCDA.


Section 2

Special committees shall be determined by the President as deemed necessary to handle special program, functions problems or purposes of the Corporation.


Section 3

The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers and the immediate past president of the CSSCDA.


Section 4

The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board.


Section 5

Each committee shall submit an annual budget at a date determined by the President.

ARTICLE VIII


MEETINGS

Section 1

The Board of Directors shall meet at least semi-annually. The first of these meetings shall be the annual meeting. The time and place of any meeting shall be determined by the Executive Committee. By agreement of the membership via e-mail, the meeting may be held by teleconference.  A quorum must be present on the teleconference to transact business (See Art. VI Sect. 2)

 


Section 2

Between these two meetings, the necessary business shall be carried out by the Executive Committee with at least three (3) members present.  Any actions of the Executive Committee shall be ratified by the next semi-annual meeting of the Corporation members.

ARTICLE IX


ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 1

The Nominating Committee shall notify all Directors no less than three (3) months prior to the Annual meeting that nominations for officers are in order.


Section 2

A ballot will be presented to all Directors no less than one (1) month prior to the fall meeting or as specified by the membership at which time elections will be held.

ARTICLE X


DUES

Section 1

Director


a. Shall pay dues annually, the amount to be determined by the Board of Directors, in accordance with the expenses of the CSSCDA.


b. Dues are payable January 1 of each year.

 

Section 2

Associate Members

a. Shall pay one-half of annual, professional dues.


b. Dues are payable January 1 of each year.

ARTICLE XI


AMENDMENTS

Section 1

By-laws may be amended by  an affirmative vote of  ½ the Board membership plus one at a meeting of the Board of Directors, provided notice of all meetings and proposed change(s) shall have been mailed to all members of the CSSCDA at least one (1) month prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE XII


PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

For procedures not covered in the certificate of incorporation, by-laws or rules of this corporation, Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, current edition, shall be the authority.

ARTICLE XIII


DISSOLUTION

In the event of dissolution, any remaining assets shall be distributed to organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed by the District Court of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Amended 5/24/2011


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