BYLAWS OF THE ELITE SDVOB NETWORK

October 31, 2014

 

 

INDEX

 

ARTICLE I          Name and Principle Office ARTICLE II        Purpose (Mission Statement) ARTICLE III       Membership

ARTICLE IV       Vacancies and Removals

ARTICLE V        Officers

ARTICLE VI       Meetings and Quorums ARTICLE VII     Board of Directors ARTICLE VIII    Annual Budget

ARTICLE IX       Requirements for Expenditures of Monies

ARTICLE X        Rules

ARTICLE XI       Indemnification

ARTICLE XII     Miscellaneous

 

ARTICLE I – NAME AND PRINCIPAL OFFICE

 

1.1 The name of this organization shall be THE ELITE SDVOB NETWORK INC.

1.2 The principal office for the transaction of business is fixed and located in the County of San Diego. The Board of

Directors may at any time or from time to time change the location of the principal location to another in said county.

 

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE (MISSION STATEMENT)

 

2.1 The purpose of THE ELITE SDVOB NETWORK is to provide a monthly forum where members meet to discuss issues and items concerning SDVOB located in U.S. Territories. Such matters may consist of but not be limited to:

 

a.    Providing updates on pending local, state, and federal legislation concerning the SDVOB community. b.    Providing assistance to new SDVOB in obtaining state certification.

c.    Providing a source for upcoming contracts and companies supporting the SDVOB program.

 

d.    Establishing short and long term goals to support the advancement and well-being of the SDVOB

community.

 

e.    Establishing an outreach program to find non-certified SDVOB. f.     Obtaining grants to continue to market the SDVOB community.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

 

3.1 An SDVOB (Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business) is a business which has been certified by an accredited state, local, or federal agency. An example of this would be The California State Office of Small and Minority Business and is one of the following:

 

Sole proprietor

Publicly owned  business (stock corp.) Subsidiary (voting  stock of parent corp.) Joint venture (earnings)

Partnership

 

And meets these requirements:

Where at least 51% is owned by one or more disabled veterans.

Whose management and control are by one or more disabled veterans. Whose home office is located in the United States and its territories.

Is not a branch of a foreign-based firm.

 

3.2 The voting members of the Corporation shall be those persons who, at any time and from time to time constitute members of the Board of Directors, as provided for in Article VII hereof.  Said Board of Directors shall exercise all the rights and powers of membership hereof.  Meeting of said Board of Directors should be deemed to be meetings of the membership of the Corporation.

 

3.3 The Board of Directors may establish a category of persons interested in furthering the purposes of this organization. The Board of Directors shall establish the privileges and conditions of membership of any such category of persons. By amendment of its Articles of Incorporation or by these by laws, the corporation may delegate the rights of a member to member to any person or entity that does not have the right to vote on any of the

 

matters subject to vote by the members.

 

3.4 The Board of Directors will establish associate membership upon such terms and conditions as they deem in the best interest of the Corporation.

 

3.5 The eligibility of the members of this Corporation shall be those persons (including corporations and other associations) paying annual dues and are in good standing as certified SDVOB. All such members shall have the right to vote on all matters requiring a vote of the members of the corporation under the law, or the Articles of Incorporation, or these Bylaws. In the case of co-tenancy, partnerships, husband and wife, or other multiple ownership title holdings, one person shall be designated by the owners to vote and, in the absence of such designation, any conflict among the members shall be resolved among them or this Corporation shall count the vote as required by Section 7612 of the California Corporations Code. In the absence of a challenge, this Corporation shall assume that the individual purporting to be designated has been so. Similarly,  in the case of corporations  or statutory  entities,  this Corporation  shall be entitled to rely on the authority  represented  unless challenged, in which case a duly executed and verified designation  shall be deemed  effective  if it appears  to be bona fide.

 

3.6 The Board of Directors has established annual dues to be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors to be paid to the Corporation and due 1 January and will be considered late if not received by the Corporation by 31

January of each year. (Passed by the Board of Directors November  2002.)

 

3.7 No person who is now or who later becomes a member of the Corporation shall be personally liable to its creditors for any indebtedness or liability, and any and all creditors of this Corporation shall look only to the assets of the Corporation for payment. No member of this Corporation shall have any personal property rights in the Corporation's assets. Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, the voting and other rights, privileges, and interests of members shall be equal.

 

3.8  To enable broad participation of members, from time-to-time the Board will authorize the formation of Local Chapter(s).  Local Chapters are branches of the Corporation  that are located somewhere  other than the Corporation’s  main office location. A Local Chapter is simply another meeting and operating location of the Corporation  with the Corporation’s  EIN.

 

ARTICLE IV – VACANCIES  AND REMOVALS

 

4.1 Any Director of Officer may be removed at any time by the vote of a two thirds (2/3) majority of the Board of Directors for cause, including commission  of a felony, malfeasance,  continued gross or willful neglect of duties, or conduct derogatory to the best interests of the Corporation.

 

Failure to attend three (3) consecutive  regular Board meetings without excuse shall be cause for automatic dismissal. Failure to attend at least four (4) regular Board meetings within a calendar year shall also constitute cause for automatic dismissal.

 

4.2 Any Director may terminate membership  in the Corporation  and resign from the Board of Directors thereof at any time by giving written notice to the President of the Board or to the Secretary of the Corporation.   Such termination  shall become effective upon both receipt of the foregoing notice and the appointment  of a replacement by the remaining Board members.

 

4.3 When a Board vacancy occurs due to resignation or removal, a replacement  member shall be appointed by the remaining Board members to fill the remaining portion of that Board member's term.

 

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS

 

5.1 The officers of this Corporation  shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Treasurer and such other officers as the Board of Directors may appoint. The same person may hold any number of offices. The Board of Directors shall elect all officers of the Corporation  for terms of one year or until other successors are elected and

 

qualified. (November 2002.)

 

5.2 The following is a description of duties required of all officers:

 

a.      Subject to the control of the Board of Directors, the President shall have general supervision,  direction and control of the business affairs of this Corporation.  He or she shall preside at all meetings of the members and Directors; and shall have other powers and duties as may be prescribed from time to time from the Board of Directors. He or she will serve as President of the Board. He or she shall, each year, submit to the general membership  a report on past year accomplishments and current year goals and objectives.

 

b.      In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, and in so acting shall have all powers of the President. The Vice President shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

c.      The Secretary shall keep a full and complete record of the proceedings  of the Board of Directors, and of the members, shall keep the seal of this Corporation  and affix the same to such papers and instruments  as may be required in the regular course of business, shall make service of such notices as may be necessary or proper, shall supervise the keeping in the principle office of this Corporation  of the minutes of the Corporation  which shall include a copy of these Bylaws. He or she shall keep a record of attendance, notify the Directors when vacancies occur and how each was filled. He or she shall be responsible  for filing all financial reports, which shall include, but not limited to, all state and federal returns.

 

d.      The Treasurer shall be responsible  for general supervision  of the financial affairs of this Corporation,  shall make regular financial reports to the Board of Directors and to the regular members. He or she shall perform all duties customary to such office, as well as maintain records, including name, address telephone number and dues status of all members. He or she shall receive all moneys belonging to the corporation  and deposit the same in the corporation  name in such banking institution as shall be designated by the Board of Directors, keep an accurate account of all moneys received and disbursed, and make reports to the corporation  at its meetings showing the condition of the corporate finances.  The Treasurer can authorize Local Chapters opening bank accounts in the name of the Local Chapter, however, these accounts will be opened with the Corporation’s  EIN and the property of the Corporation. The Treasurer, or another Board member approved by the Board, will be a signer on all Corporation  bank accounts.

 

e.      The Board will hire an Executive Director, a full-time or part-time employee, to manage the day-to-day operations of the Corporation.   The Executive Director will report to the Board.

 

f.     The Board will appoint Regional Director(s) as required. Reporting to the Executive Director and in the absence of the Executive, to the President, the Regional Director(s) shall have general supervision, direction and control of the business affairs of the Region assigned to them from the Board of Directors. Regions may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the Corporation.  He or she shall ensure that the Chapter Presidents perform their duties in the manner prescribed by the Corporation  and shall have all the powers and duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.  He or she shall serve as the lead operations officer for the Region assigned to them by the Board of Directors.  He or she shall, each year, submit to the Board of Directors

a report on the past year accomplishments and current year goals and objectives.

 

g.      The Board will appoint, or ratify the election by Local Chapter(s) the position of Local Chapter President. Reporting to the Regional Director, Local Chapter President shall have general supervision, direction and control of the business affairs of that element of the Corporation  defined as a “local chapter” by the Board of Directors.  Local chapters may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the Corporation.   He or she will be responsible  to obtain all operating

 

permissions  for the Corporation  to perform its mission in the state and/or political entity in which the local chapter operates.  He or she will recruit membership  for the local chapter and will preside at all meetings of the members of the local chapter and shall have other powers and duties as may be prescribed from time to time from the Board of Directors.  He or she shall, each year, submit to the Regional Director a report on the past year accomplishments and current year goals and objectives. THE  CHAPTER PRESIDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE ALL ANNUAL END OF YEAR  FINANCIALS TO THE  NETWORK COMPTROLLER AS REQUESTED IN THE SUPPLIED SPREADSHEET. THIS INFORMATION IS CRITICAL  IN THE TIMELY SUBMISSION OF THE CORPORATION ANNUAL TAX RETURN (990).

 

h.      Checks shall be signed by one person, who must one of the corporate officers and done so with the knowledge of one other corporate officer.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS  AND QUORUMS

 

6.1 Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held each month at a time and place determined  by the Board.  The regular meeting for the next month may be changed by a majority vote of the quorum at a regular meeting, however, in case of a holiday or an emergency situation, the Board of Directors with at least seven (7) days’ notice, may change the date of the meeting.

 

6.2 Special meetings and meetings by the Board of Directors.

 

a.      Special meetings for any purpose or purposes may be called at any time by the President or by any three (3) Directors. Written notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be delivered personally to each Director or sent by mail or by other form of written communication, charges prepaid, addressed to his/her address as it is shown on the records of the Corporation.   Such notice shall be mailed at least three (3) days before the time for the holding of the meeting, and must contain the agenda for the special meeting.

 

b.      The transactions  of any meeting of the Board of Directors, however, called and noticed and wherever held, shall be as valid as though done at a meeting held after regular call and notice, if a quorum is present and if either before or after the meeting each of the directors not present signs a written notice of consent to holding such meeting or an approval of the minutes. All such waivers, consents or approvals shall be filed with the Corporate records or made part of the minutes of the meeting.

 

c.      Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board are contacted individually  in writing or by telephone or by other means of communication and their votes are registered, and such actions shall be ratified at the next regular meeting.

 

6.3 A majority of all members in good standing, present in person shall constitute a quorum, 51%, for the transaction of business.

 

6.4 All matters shall be decided by the vote of a majority of the members present and in good standing at the regular meeting. There shall be no cumulative voting. No proxy voting shall be allowed.

 

ARTICLE VII – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

7.1 The Board of Directors shall conduct the affairs of this Corporation.  Subject to the powers of the members as provided by law or herein set forth, all corporate  powers of this corporation  shall be exercised by or under the authority of, and the business and affairs of this corporation  shall be controlled by, the Board of Directors. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Board of Directors shall have the following powers:

 

a.      To select and remove all other Officers, agents, employees of this Corporation,  prescribe such powers and duties for them as may not be inconsistent  with the law, with the Articles of lncorporation,  or these Bylaws, as they deem best.

 

b.      To conduct, manage, and control the affairs and business of this Corporation,  and to make such rules and regulations therefore not inconsistent  with the law, the Articles of Incorporation,  or these Bylaws, as they may deem best.

 

c.      To change the principle office for the transaction of business of this Corporation  from one location to another within the same county; to adopt, make and use a corporate seal and to alter the form thereof from time to time as in their judgment they deem best, provide such seal at all times complies with the provision of the law.

 

d.      To borrow money and incur indebtedness  for the purpose of this Corporation,  and to cause to be executed and delivered therefore, in the Corporate name, promissory  notes, bonds, debentures, deeds of trust, mortgages, pledges, hypothecations, or other evidences of debt and securities therefore, all subject to the approval of the membership  at the noticed meeting as provided in Article VI Sections 6.1 and 6.2.

 

e.      To appoint other Committees  as the Board of Directors may deem necessary and proper, consisting of such persons, and having such power and authority, as shall be specified by the Board of Directors.

 

7.2 The Board of Directors shall consist of nine (9) Directors, each of whom must be a member of this Corporation or a person designated by a member to represent such a member. The Board may change the number at any time to increase or decrease the number to be elected by the members to an odd number not more than eleven (11) or less than five (5).

 

7.3 At the end of terms of the original Directors, successor Directors shall be elected by written ballot at the November meeting of this Corporation,  and hold office for the succeeding next two (2) years. A term of office shall run from election to the November meeting two (2) years thereafter.

 

7.4 A Nominating  Committee of at least three (3) members will be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. They will be charged to call for members to submit names, requesting consideration  for election to the Board of Directors for this Corporation.  The Nominating  Committee will consider these applications  and from them will recommend  a slate of candidates to be given to the Board and made public

at the October meeting before the November election. At the November meeting, additional nominations  will be accepted from the floor if the nominees so named have indicated their interest in serving. Those eligible to vote may cast as many votes by written ballot as there are vacancies to be filled; provided, however no one may cast more than one (1) vote for any candidate. A candidate must receive affirmative votes from a majority of eligible voters casting ballots to be elected. If all the vacancies should not be filled, then successive ballots for the remaining vacancies will be held in a manner similar to the first balloting.

 

7.5 The conduct not specifically  stated herein of the Board, the Officers and the members shall be prescribed by the Statement of Operating Procedures adopted by the Board from time to time.

 

ARTICLE VIII – ANNUAL BUDGET

 

8.1 The fiscal year of the Corporation  will run from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year.

 

8.2 Financial deadlines are established as follows:

 

a.      As required by the Board of Directors Each Officer shall submit a proposal for a budget to the membership  by September 1st of each calendar year preceding the fiscal year in which the funding is proposed.

 

b.      Budget requests made after the filing deadline or denied by the membership  must be submitted to the Treasurer in writing with specific instruction as to why the request should be considered. The Treasurer shall forward the request and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

 

c.      As of March 1st of each year, all reimbursements,  receipts, requests for payment, request to transfer expenses, or any other type of expenditure  requests from the preceding fiscal year that are not or have not been received by the Treasurer will not be honored except by a two thirds (2/3) vote by the Board of Directors.

 

d.      The Officers of the Corporation  shall submit to the Board of Directors a membership  approved proposed annual budget at the regularly scheduled meeting in November.

 

e.      Upon approving the proposed annual budget, the Board of Directors will submit it for ratification to the membership  at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

 

f.      Proposed amendments  to the annual budget shall be sent to the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall review all proposed amendments  and make recommendation to the Board of Directors.

 

g.      A proposed amendment  under five hundred dollars ($500) may be enacted, by a simple Majority vote of those present at a regular meeting of the membership.

 

ARTICLE IX – REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPENDITURE OF MONIES

 

9.1 Usual and ordinary operating expenditures,  which are authorized in accordance  with a ratified annual budget, may be paid upon approval from President of the Corporation.

 

9.2 The Treasurer shall review all requests for expenditures  except for those in 9.1 of this article. Requests shall be submitted in writing describing the reason for request for expenditure  to the Treasurer for a recommendation and forwarding to the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall base the recommendation on the approved budget, cash on hand, and on reasonably anticipated   income.

 

9.3 The Board of Directors may, after recommendation from the Treasurer approve an unbudgeted  expenditure less than five hundred dollars ($500). The approved action must be announced at the following regular meeting of the membership.   An unbudgeted  expenditure  equal to or greater than five hundred dollars ($500) requires approval from the membership.

 

9.4 Checks will require only a one signature of any officer of the Corporation.  This provision has been made with understanding  that the Board of Directors must approve all disbursement  of funds and one signature will allow for expediting these disbursements.

 

ARTICLE X – RULES

 

10.1 The bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Board of Directors provided

 

a.      The amendment  was filed with the secretary at a regular meeting no less than four (4) weeks before the meeting, which the amendment  is voted upon. A proposed amendment  may be presented from the floor with the consent of a majority of the Board of Directors present.

 

b.      If the Board of Directors, in the course of their review of a proposed amendment,  develop and approves an alternative amendment  within the scope of the original amendment,  such revised amendment  may be presented from the floor with the consent of a majority of those present.

 

c.    The Bylaws shall not be amended by a vote of less than two thirds (2/3) of those members voting.

 

10.2 The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern the membership  to they are inconsistent  with the Bylaws, except that in all instances a motion to table shall be subject to a two thirds (2/3) vote.

 

a.      All amendments  shall become operative immediately  following such ratification unless otherwise specifically   provided.

 

ARTICLE XI – INDEMNIFICATION

 

11.1 Definitions:  For purposes of this Article XI: "agent" means any person who is or was a member, director, officer, or employee of the Corporation;  or was a director, officer, or employee of a foreign or domestic corporation,  which was a predecessor  corporation  of the Corporation,  or of another enterprise at the request of such predecessor  corporation;  and "proceeding"  means any threatened, pending or completed action or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative  or investigative;  and "expenses"   includes, without limitation, attorneys' fees and expenses of establishing  a right to indemnification under Sections 11.4 or 11.5 of this Article XI.

 

11.2 Indemnification in Actions by Third Parties: The Corporation  shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any proceeding (other than an action by or in the right of the Corporation  to procure a judgment in its favor, an action brought under Section 5233 of the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation  Law or an action brought by the Attorney General or a person granted relator status by the Attorney General for any breach of duty relating to assets held in charitable trust) by reason of the fact that such person is or was an agent of the Corporation,  against expenses, judgments, fines, settlements  and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with such proceeding if such person acted in good faith and in a manner such person reasonably believed to be in the best  interest of the Corporation  and, in the case of a criminal proceeding,  had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct of such person was unlawful.  The

termination  of any proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent shall not, of itself, create a presumption  that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner which the person reasonably believed to be in the best interests of the Corporation  or that the person had reasonable cause to believe that the person's conduct was unlawful.

 

11.3 Indemnification in Actions by or in the Right of the Corporation:  The Corporation  shall indemnify any persons who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action by or in the right of the Corporation,  or brought under Section 5233 of the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation  Law, or brought by the Attorney General or a person granted relator status by the Attorney General for breach of duty relating to assets held in charitable trust, to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such person, is or was an agent of the Corporation,  against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action if such person acted in good faith, in a manner such person believed to be in the best interest of the Corporation  and with such care, including reasonable inquiry,

as an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would use under similar circumstances.   No indemnification shall be made under this Section 11.3.

 

a.      In respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the Corporation  in the performance  of such person's duty to the Corporation,  unless and only to the extent that the court in which such proceeding is or was pending shall determine upon application that, in view

of all the circumstances  of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for the expenses which such court shall determine.

 

b.      Of amounts paid in settling or otherwise disposing of a threatened or pending action, with or without court approval, or

 

c.      Of expenses incurred in defending a threatened or pending action, which is settled or otherwise disposed of without court approval, unless it is settled with the approval of the Attorney General.

 

11.4 Indemnification Against Expenses: To the extent that an agent of the Corporation  has been successful on the merits in defense of any proceeding referred to in Section 11.2 or 11.3 of this Article XI or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, the agent shall be indemnified  against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by the Agent in connection therewith. For the purposes of this Section 11.4, the term "agent" shall mean those individuals listed and defined as agents in Section11.1  of this Article XI, as well as any person who was or is any other agent of the Corporation  as a Director, officer, employee or agent of a foreign or domestic corporation

which was a predecessor  corporation  the Corporation  or of another enterprise at the request of such predecessor corporation.

 

11.5 Required Determinations: Except as provided by Section 11.4 of this Article XI any indemnification under this Article XI shall be made by the Corporation  only if authorized in the specific case, upon a determination  that indemnification of the agent is proper in the circumstances  because the agent has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in Sections 11.2 or 11.3 of Article XI by:

 

a.    A majority vote of a quorum consisting of Directors who are not parties to such proceeding,  or

 

b.      The court in which such proceeding is or was pending upon application made by the Corporation  or the agent or the attorney or other person rendering services in connection with the defense, whether or not such application by the agent, attorney or other person is opposed by the Corporation.

 

11.6 Advance of Expenses: Expenses incurred in defending any proceeding may be advanced by the Corporation prior to the final disposition of such proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking  by or on behalf of the agent to repay such amount unless it shall be determined  ultimately that the agent is entitled to be indemnified  as authorized in this Article XI.

 

11.7 Other Indemnification:  No provision made by the Corporation  to indemnify it or its subsidiary's  Directors of officers for the defense of any proceeding,  whether contained in the articles of incorporation,  bylaws, a resolution of Members or Directors, an agreement or otherwise, shall be valid unless consistent with this Article XI.

Nothing contained in this Article XI shall affect any right to indemnification to which persons other than such Directors and officers may be entitled by contract or otherwise.  The Corporation  shall have the power to indemnify, to advance expenses to, or to procure insurance for any person, who is an agent of the Corporation  (as the term "agent" is defined in Section 11. 1 and 11.4 hereof), as long as such actions are consistent with this Article XI and comply with the California Nonprofit Corporation  Law.

 

11.8 Forms of Indemnification Not Permitted: No indemnification or advance shall be made under this Article

VIII, except as provided in Section 11.4 or 11.5 (b), in any circumstances  where it appears:

 

a.      That it would be inconsistent  with a provision of the Articles of Incorporation,  these bylaws, or an agreement in effect at the time of the accrual of the alleged cause of action asserted in the proceeding,  in which the expenses were incurred, or other amounts were paid, which prohibits or otherwise limits indemnification; or

 

b.    That it would be inconsistent  with any condition expressly imposed by a court in approving a settlement.

 

11.9 Insurance: The Corporation  shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any agent of the Corporation  against any liability asserted against or incurred by the agent in such capacity or arising out of the agent's status as such whether or not the Corporation  would have the power to indemnify the agent against such liability under the provisions of this Article XI, provided, however, that the Corporation  shall have no power

to purchase and maintain such insurance to indemnify any agent of the Corporation  for a violation of Section 5233 of the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation  Law.

 

11.10 Non-applicability to Fiduciaries of Employee Benefit Plans: This Article XI does not apply to any proceeding against any trustee, investment manager or other fiduciary of an employee benefit plan in such person's capacity as such, even though such person may also be an agent of the Corporation  as defined in Section

 

11.1 of this Article XI.  The Corporation  shall have power to indemnify such trustee, investment manager or other fiduciary to the extent permitted by subdivision  (f) of Section 207 of the California General Corporation  Law.

 

ARTICLE XII – MISCELLANEOUS

 

12.1 The Board of Directors shall establish committees  from time to time upon need. Current standing committees at any given time and their duties shall form an Appendix A of these Bylaws. Members of these committees  shall be appointed by the general members who have indicated an interest in and the time available to serve. A member of the Board of Directors will be appointed to serve as Chair person and /or Board of Directors liaison for each committee.

 

12.2 The order of business of regular meetings of the Board and/or designated officers and of the members may be as follows:

 

a.    Call to order: Welcome and introductions  (including the introduction  of a guest speaker if one is present)

 

b.    Reading of minutes of previous meeting c.    Reports of any committees

d.    Unfinished business e.    New business

f.     Adjournment

 

The foregoing order of business may be by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or by the President if deemed necessary or expedient.

 

12.3 Robert's Rules Of Order shall govern all meetings of the Corporation  and of the Board of Directors as far as the same are not inconsistent  with or do not conflict with the provisions of the fore going Bylaws.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADOPTION

 

WHEREAS  the undersigned  are named and acting as the first Directors of the Elite SDVOB Network, Inc., a corporation,  incorporated  under the laws of the State of California, February 2003; and WHEREAS  the articles of incorporation  provide for an adoption of a code of Bylaws by said Directors; and WHEREAS  the foregoing Bylaws are in substance the Bylaws of the unincorporated association as to heretofore  existed, and are a satisfactory code of Bylaws until amended as therein provided as and when the occasion demands.

 

NOW WE THE UNDERSIGNED, acting as the first Directors of the Elite SDVOB Network Inc., pursuant to said articles of incorporation  of said network DO HEREBY ADOPT THE FOREGOING  BYLAWS OF SAID CORPORATION, and do hereby certify the same have adopted  by us in such capacity this 31st day of October,

2014.

 

Robert Mulz – President/Chairman

Aaron Ellison – Director

Rick Fowler – Vice President/Director

R.C. Forrest III – Treasurer/Director

Rodney Hudson – Regional Director/Director

William Belknap – Secretary/Director Daryl Corley – Regional Director/Director Dennis Thurston – Director

 

John Schafer – Regional Director/Director

Nicolas Aguilera – Director

William Apostol – Director

 

BY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE ELITE SDVOB NETWORK APPENDIX  A: Convention  Committee

APPENDIX  B: Grievance Procedure