Section 1. This Constitution has been ratified and adopted by the undersigned initial members of the Fellowship on ______________________..
Nick Foster, President (HSC)
Thomas Ewing, Vice President (HSC)
Jamie Pappas (LU)
Alisha Royall (LU)
David Heeschen (LU)
Richard Pantele (HSC)
Alexy Potopav (HSC)
Matt Gerard (HSC)
Christine M. Curry Ross, PhD - Advisor (HSC and LU)
Mladen Cvijanovic - Advisor (HSC)
Father Michael Rustick - Advisor
Father Michael Rustick - Spiritual Advisor (St.James Orthodox Mission Orthodox Church - Farmville, VA)
Father Michael Rosco - Mission Liaison for St.James Orthodox Church of Farmville, VA
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THE BY-LAWS OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF (Name of College)
ARTICLE I -- MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in this Fellowship shall be obtained by submitting an member form to the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Active members shall consist of those members who regularly participate in the activities of the Fellowship.
Section 3. Only Active Members shall have the right to vote. All other members shall have the privilege of attending meetings and of participating in discussion but not of voting.
Section 4. The Fellowship may require a payment of dues by the members by vote of its active members.
ARTICLE II -- GENERAL MEETINGS
Section 1. The regular meeting time for general meetings of the membership shall be determined by the Executive Committee with due regard to the convenience of the membership.
Section 2. No vote shall be taken on any matter of business at any meeting unless notice of the issue to be submitted for a vote shall have been given at least one week prior to the vote.
Section 3. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the active members.
ARTICLE III -- OFFICERS
The day to day operations of the Fellowship shall be managed by elected officers consisting of a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer.
Section 1. The president shall perform all duties usually pertaining to that office and shall be ex officio member of all committees of the Fellowship.
Section 2. The vice-president shall, in the absence of the president, perform all duties of that office with the approval of the Executive Committee. The vice-president shall serve as the liaison between the individual committees the Executive Committee.
Section 3. The secretary shall keep minutes of all business transacted at meetings and minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee, shall keep an up-to-date list of members as determined by the Executive Committee, shall conduct all official correspondence of the Fellowship, and shall maintain a bulletin board for posting all required notices and postings of the Fellowship.
Section 4. The treasurer shall collect all money due the Fellowship and keep accurate records of all receipts and disbursements and shall make a report of the conditions of the Fellowship's finances at each Executive Committee meeting. He shall disburse funds as approved by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE IV -- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1.The Executive Committees responsibility will be to implement policy decisions of the Fellowship. The Executive Committee shall consist of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and such other committee positions as may be authorized from time to time by vote of the membership.
Section 2. The duties of the Executive Committee shall be:
a. To transact all ordinary business of the Fellowship.
b. To approve all disbursements of funds by the Treasurer, and to arrange for an annual audit of the accounts of the treasurer at the end of April.
c. To facilitate the program of the Fellowship.
ARTICLE V -- ELECTIONS
Section 1. Annual elections of officers and of additional Executive Committee members shall be held in April on a date set by the Executive Committee and posted at least one month in advance of the election.
Section 2. A nominating committee shall be appointed by the president from the active graduating members of the Fellowship.
Section 3. The nominations made by the Nominating Committee shall be posted at least one week in advance of the April election. Additional nominations may be submitted for consideration by petition signed by at least ten percent of the active members of the Fellowship who shall have submitted to the secretary of the Fellowship it at least two days before the election. The secretary promptly shall post the names of the additional nominees along with those made by the Nominating Committee.
Section 4. The annual terms for the elected officers and other Executive Committee members positions shall be from May 1 to April 30.
Section 5. Whenever a vacancy in an officer or other Executive Committee position shall occur, the president may fill the vacancy by appointment, with the appointee to serve until the vacancy shall be filled by an election of the membership arranged by the Executive Committee at its next meeting.
Section 6. An officer may be removed from his office by a [three-fourths?] vote of the active members present at any meeting provided that this number comprises at least one-half of the total membership and that the secretary has sent notice of the proposed removal to all members of the Fellowship at least ten days before the meeting is scheduled. Recall proceedings may be initiated by a written petition signed by ten percent of the active membership stating the reasons why such recall is desirable.
ARTICLE VI -NOTICES AND POSTINGS
Section 1.All official notices and postings required to be given to the members under these Bylaws shall be given through the secretary of the Fellowship. Items required to be posted shall be posted in writing at a notice board maintained by the secretary of the Fellowship and conspicuously displayed in a location at the business office of the Fellowship which is accessible to the members during regular business hours. Items required to be posted also shall be posted on any website or other communications media regularly maintained by the Fellowship.
Section 2. Any notices provided to be delivered to the Fellowship under these Bylaws shall be effective on delivery in writing to the secretary of the Fellowship by certified mail, by receipted courier or overnight delivery service, or by hand delivery, at the regular office of the Fellowship.
ARTICLE VII - AFFILIATIONS
Section 1. The Fellowship shall not affiliate with any outside organization whose aim is not in accord with the stated aim of the Fellowship.
Section 2. Any affiliation with an outside organization shall be authorized by a three-fourths vote of the active members present at a meeting, and so long as notice of the vote on the proposed affiliation has been posted at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
Section 3. Any affiliation with an outside organization shall be subject to the limitations and restrictions applicable to tax-exempt organizations organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as provided in the Constitution.
ARTICLE VIII -- AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These By-Laws of the Fellowship may be amended by a three-fourths vote of the active members present at a meeting, and so long as notice of the vote on the proposed amendment has been posted at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
ARTICLE IX -- ADOPTION
Section 1. These By-Laws shall become effective upon ratification by three-fourths of the active membership of the Fellowship.
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