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ACT Bylaws Draft 1 Edit

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BY-LAWS OF Animal Crisis Team, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION

BYLAWS OF Animal Crisis Team, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION (jw)

ARTICLE I - ORGANIZATION Edit

1. The name of the organization shall be Animal Crisis Team.

2. The organization shall have a seal which shall be in the following form: The letters “A.C.T.” above the words “Animal Crisis Team”

ARTICLE II - PURPOSES Edit

The following are the purposes for which this organization has been organized: To aid and assist animals in times of crisis, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, by providing medical care or equipment, foster homes and transportation.

The following are the purposes for which this organization has been organized: To aid and assist animals in times of crisis, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, by providing medical care or equipment, supplies, foster homes, permanent homes and transportation. (jw)

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP Edit

Membership in this organization shall be open to all who wish to assist voluntarily in our mission of assisting animals in crisis situations.

ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS Edit

Section 1 - Annual Meeting Edit

The annual membership meeting of this organization shall be held on the __________ day of [MONTH] each and every year except if such day be a legal holiday, then and in that event, the Board of Directors shall fix the day but it shall not be more than two weeks from the date fixed by these By-Laws.

The annual Director meeting of this organization shall be held on the __________ day of [MONTH] each and every year except if such day be a legal holiday, then and in that event, the Board of Directors shall fix the day but it shall not be more than two weeks from the date fixed by these bylaws. (jw)

The Secretary shall cause to be mailed to every member in good standing at his address as it appears in the membership roll book in this organization a notice telling the time and place of such annual meeting.

The Secretary shall cause to be mailed to every Board member in good standing at his address as it appears in the membership roll book in this organization a notice telling the time and place of such annual meeting. (jw)

Section 2 - Regular Meetings Edit

Regular meetings of this organization shall be held online at MSN.

Regular meetings of this organization shall be held online with instant messaging or comparable conference software. (jw)

The presence of not less than __eighty__ ( _80_%) percent of the members shall constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of this organization; but a lesser percentage may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than __one__ week from the date scheduled by these By-Laws and the secretary shall cause a notice of this scheduled meeting to be sent to all those members who were not present at the meeting originally called. A quorum as herein before set forth shall be required at any adjourned meeting.

The presence of not less than __sixty__ ( _60_%) percent of the Board members shall constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of this organization; but a lesser percentage may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than __one__ week from the date scheduled by these Bylaws and the Secretary shall cause a notice of this scheduled meeting to be sent to all those members who were not present at the meeting originally called. A quorum as herein before set forth shall be required at any adjourned meeting. (jw)

Section 3 - Special Meetings Edit

Special meetings of this organization may be called by the president when he deems it for the best interest of the organization. Notices of such meeting shall be mailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book at least ten (10) 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. At the request of _two-thirds_ ( __66___%) percent of the members of the Board of Directors or ___two-thirds__ ( __66___%) percent of the members of the organization, the president shall cause a special meeting to be called but such request must be made in writing at least ten (10) days before the requested scheduled date.

Special meetings of this organization may be called by the President when he deems it for the best interest of the organization. Notices of such meeting shall be mailed to all Board members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book at least ten (10) 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. At the request of _two-thirds_ ( __66___%) percent of the members of the Board of Directors or ___two-thirds__ ( __66___%) percent of the members of the organization, the President shall cause a special meeting to be called but such request must be made in writing at least ten (10) days before the requested scheduled date. (jw)

No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting.

ARTICLE V - VOTING Edit

ARTICLE VI - ORDER OF BUSINESS Edit

ARTICLE VII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edit

ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS Edit

ARTICLE IX - SALARIES Edit

ARTICLE X - COMMITTEES Edit

ARTICLE XI - DUES Edit

ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENTS Edit