The By-laws of the Colorado Senior Service Corps
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.
To provide through state forum and focus, visibility, advocacy and funding
for the CCSCDA of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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.
To promote visibility, advocacy, communication, funding and collaboration
among Colorado Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent and Retired and Senior
To be known as the primary source for senior volunteers in Colorado.
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.
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.
In the event a member Director leaves her/his program position, the new
Director replacing them automatically assumes that membership.
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.
The officers of the Corporation shall be: President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Officers shall be elected for a two-year term beginning January 1.
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.
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
a. Shall preside at all meetings of the CSSCDA.
b. Shall prepare agendas for all meetings and issue reports as
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.
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.
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
c. Shall report the minutes of the meetings within thirty (30) days
following all meetings.
d. Shall handle general correspondence to the CSSCDA.
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.
Immediate Past President- Shall serve as an ex-officio member of the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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
A number of ½ the Board membership plus one shall constitute a quorum at
any meeting of the Board of Directors.
Duties of the Board of Directors
Shall be to determine all matters of policy deemed necessary to
achieve the purpose of the CSSCDA.
Standing committees shall be determined by the Board of Directors as
deemed necessary to handle programs, functions, problems of purposes of the
Special committees shall be determined by the President as deemed
necessary to handle special program, functions problems or purposes of the
The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers and the immediate
past president of the CSSCDA.
The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President with the
approval of the Board.
Each committee shall submit an annual budget at a date determined by the
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)
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.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The Nominating Committee shall notify all Directors no less than three (3)
months prior to the Annual meeting that nominations for officers are in
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.
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.
a. Shall pay one-half of annual, professional dues.
b. Dues are payable January 1 of each year.
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.
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.
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.