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Article I – Name

The name of the organization shall be Cardinal Pride Association

 Article II – Purpose

The Cardinal Pride Association is dedicated to helping the New Bremen Schools by providing support for students and their families through communication and resources for classroom teachers, the school, and the district.

Article III – Members

Any parent, guardian, or other adult residing within the school district may be a member and shall have voting rights. The principal and any teacher employed at the school may be a member and have voting rights.

Article IV – Officers and Elections

Section 1. Officers.  The officers shall be a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

a.      President. The president shall preside over meetings of the organization and executive board, serve as the primary contact for the principal, represent the organization at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees except for the nominating committee, and coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served.

b.      Vice President. The vice president shall assist the president and carry out the presidents duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

c.       Secretary. The secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes. The secretary also brings a copy of the minutes and bylaws to the meetings.

d.      Treasurer. The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the executive board, and make a full report at the end of the year.

        Section 2. Nominations and Elections.  Elections will be held at the last meeting of the school year. The nominating committee shall select a candidate for each office and present the slate at the last meeting. At that meeting, nominations can be made from the floor as well. Voting shall be by voice vote if a slate is presented. If more than one person is running for an office, a ballot vote shall be taken.
Section 3. Eligibility. Members willing to accept duties are eligible for office.

Section 4. Terms of Office. Officers are elected for one year. Each person elected shall hold one office at a time.

Section 5. Vacancies.  If there is a vacancy in the office of president, the vice president will become the president. At the next regularly scheduled meeting, a new vice president will be elected. If there is a vacancy in any other office, members will fill the vacancy through an election at the next regular meeting.

Section 6. Removal From Office. Officers can be removed from office with or without cause by a two-thirds vote of those present (assuming a quorum) at a regular meeting where previous notice has been given.

Article V- Meetings

Section 1. Regular Meetings. There will be four (4) regular meetings of the organization a school year at 7:00 pm, or at a time and place determined by the executive board at least one month before the meeting. Notice of meetings will be in newsletter.

Section 2. Special  Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the president, any two members of the executive board, or five general members submitting a written request to the president. Notice of the special meeting shall be sent to the members at least 5 days prior to the meeting, by flyer and phone call.

Section 3. Quorum. The quorum shall be 10 members of the organization.

Article VI- Executive Board

Section 1. Membership. The Executive Board shall consist of the four (4) officers.

Section 2 Duties The duties of the Executive Board shall be  to transact business between meetings in preparation for the general meeting, create standing rules and policies, create standing and temporary committees, and prepare reports and recommendations to the membership.

Article VII- Committees

        Section 1. Committees. The board may appoint committees as needed.

Article VIII – Finances

Section 1. The treasurer shall keep accurate records of any disbursements, income, and bank account information.

Section 2. The membership at a regular meeting shall approve all expenses of the organization.

Section 3.  Authorized signers shall be the treasurer.

Section 4. Upon the dissolution of the organization, any remaining funds should be used to pay any outstanding bills and, with the membership’s approval, spent for the benefit of the school.

Section 5. The fiscal year shall coordinate with the school year.

Article IX- Parliamentary Authority

Roberts Rules of Order shall govern meetings when they do not conflict with the organizations bylaws.

Article X- Standing Rules

Standing rules may be approved by the Executive Board, and the secretary shall keep a record of all standing rules for future reference.

Article XI- Amendments

These bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting, providing that previous notice was given at previous meeting. Amendments will be approved by a two-thirds vote of those present, assuming a quorum.
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