The National Association of Composers/USA
Bylaws

Dated 2002, as Amended, November, 2005 and December, 2010

Article I. Name and Purpose

Section 1. Name. The name of this corporation is The National Association of Composers/USA.
Section 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Association is to advance the cause of American concert hall music. This is to be accomplished through concerts of the highest quality; a national competition for new music by American composers aged 18-30; and the publication of a newsletter, ComposerUSA, detailing performances and activities of the members and other such topics as the editor may deem appropriate; a web site; and other projects that promote American concert hall music.
Section 3. Location. The principal office of the Association shall be within the greater Los Angeles, California area.

Article II. Members and Chapters

Section 1. Diversity. The Association encourages membership from traditionally under-represented groups.
Section 2. Qualifications. Basic membership shall be available to any person or organization who has an interest in the stated purpose of the Association and whose membership dues are current.
Section 3. Special Categories.
  • Associate Membership shall be available to those people who live in the same household as individual members.
  • Student Membership shall be available to students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • Senior Membership shall be available to those people who have reached the age of 65.
  • Life Membership shall be available.
  • Honorary Membership shall be awarded by the Officers Council to persons who have made outstanding contributions furthering the purpose of the Association.
  • Newsletter Subscriber shall be available to libraries, ensembles, and other organizations.
Section 4. Local Chapters. The creation of additional chapters of the Association is encouraged. The President and the Treasurer shall assist all new chapters in any way they can, consistent with the general financial condition of the Association.

Article III. Meetings

Section 1. Annual Meeting. An annual meeting of the members shall be held at such time and place as set forth by the Board of Directors of the corporation, for the purpose of election of Directors whose terms have expired and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting.
Section 2. Quorum. A quorum shall consist of one third (1/3) of the national membership. If it is impossible to convene a meeting with a quorum, the Board of Directors may, at their sole discretion, decide to cancel the meeting, hold elections solely by mail ballot, and transact other business in writing, either through ComposerUSA or through the website.
Section 3. Notice of Meeting. Written notice stating the place, day, and hour of any annual meeting shall be delivered either personally or by mail, to each member entitled to vote at such meeting, not less than twenty (20) nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of such meeting. If mailed, the notice of a meeting shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his or her address as it appears on the records of the corporation, with postage thereon prepaid.
Section 4. Proxies. At any meeting of members, a member entitled to vote may vote by proxy executed in writing by the member or by his duly authorized attorney-in-fact on any matter coming before the meeting of the members other than any amendment to the Articles of Incorporation. No proxy shall be valid after eleven months from the date of its execution, unless otherwise provided in the proxy.
Section 5. Financial Reports. At each annual meeting, the Treasurer shall present an annual report to include the following information:
  1. Assets and liabilities as of the end of the fiscal year.
  2. Major changes in assets and liabilities during the preceding year.
  3. The Association's receipts during the preceding year.
  4. The Association's disbursements during the preceding year.
  5. The number of members of the Association, a statement of increase and decrease in such number during the preceding year, and a statement where the names and places of residence of the current members may be found.

Article IV. Board of Directors

Section 1. General Powers. The affairs of the corporation, including the appointment of all officers, shall be overseen by its Board of Directors.
Section 2. Number and Tenure. There shall be three nationally-elected directors, with overlapping three-year terms. Each local chapter shall select a representative, in whatever manner each chapter individually shall decide, to serve on the Board of Directors. In addition, the primary and legally responsible officers: President, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as the immediate past President, shall serve on the board of Directors ex officio.
Section 3. Vacancies. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors by reason of resignation or removal from the Board shall be filled by the Board of Directors. A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office.
Section 4. Regular Meetings. A meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held, at a minimum, once every two years, during odd-numbered years, in order to appoint officers to replace those whose terms will have expired at the end of said year, or to fill any vacancies.
Section 5. Special meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or any two Directors, at a time and place agreeable to a majority of the Board of Directors.
Section 6. Notice. Notice of any special meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given at least three days previously thereto by written notice delivered personally or by mail or e-mail to each Director, in accordance with the guidelines set forth in Article III, Section 3.
Section 7. Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board.
Section 8. Teleconferencing. Any director who elects to attend any meeting of the Board of Directors via teleconferencing or any similar electronic means shall be deemed to be present at the meeting, and shall be entitled to full voting privileges.
Section 9. Manner of Acting. The act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors, unless the act of a greater number is required by law or by these By-Laws. 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 shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of such Directors.
Section 10. Chair. The Chair of the Board of Directors shall be the nationally-elected director who is most senior by virtue of term of office. In his or her absence, the President shall preside over the selection of an Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, who shall then preside over the remaining portion of the meeting. At any meeting of the Board of Directors, the Chair or Interim Chair shall select a person to take minutes of that meeting.
Section 11. Compensation. Directors as such shall not receive any stated salaries for their services, but by resolution of the Board of Directors, a nominal fixed sum and expenses of attendance, if any, may be allowed for attendance at such regular or special meetings of the Board; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.
Section 12. Dual Service. Notwithstanding any other clause of these By-Laws, no more than three (3) members of the Board of Directors, other than those serving ex officio, shall be appointed as Officers. If the Board of Directors wishes to appoint additional members of the Board of Directors as then constituted to an Office, said additional members must resign from the Board of Directors.

Article V. Officers

Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Association shall be a President, one or more Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and such others as may be appointed by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. It shall be the responsibility of the President to supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Association; to carry out the policies of the Board of Directors, the Officers Council, and the National Advisory Council; to call all meetings of the two Councils, and to call special meetings of the Board of Directors, when necessary.
Section 3. Vice-Presidents. In the absence or incapacitation of the President, the Executive Vice-President shall have all the powers of and be subjected to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice-Presidents shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President.
Section 4. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept the minutes of the meetings of the Officers Council and the National Advisory Council. The Secretary shall be responsible for giving notices in accordance with these bylaws or as required by law; for service as custodian of the Association records and the corporate seal and seeing that the corporate seal is duly affixed to all legal documents, the execution of which on behalf of the Association is duly authorized; and in general performing all duties as may from time to time be assigned by the President or the Officers Council.
Section 5. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have supervision over the care and custody of the funds and property of the Association and the list of duly paid and honorary members. The Treasurer shall keep or cause to be kept accurate accounts of all receipts, disbursements, and assets of the Association and shall present a report of the same to the Officers Council and the Board of Directors, and perform other such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Officers Council.
Section 6. Terms of Office. The term of each office shall be four years. The terms of the offices of President and Secretary shall begin on January 1, 2004, and the terms of the offices of Vice-President(s) and Treasurer shall begin on January 1, 2006. During the interim period between the adoption of these By-Laws and the dates set forth above the offices shall be filled by those currently holding those offices.
Section 7. Removal from Office. Officers of the Association may be removed for malfeasance of office or by their own resignation, or by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Section 8. Vacancies. A vacancy in any office shall be filled by a person appointed by the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term of office.
Section 9. Elections. All officers shall be elected to their positions by the Board of Directors, who shall make such election by simple majority at meetings of the Board of Directors as set forth above.

Article VI. Committees

Section 1. Standing Councils and Committees.
  1. The Officers Council shall consist of all officers of the Association.
  2. The National Advisory Council shall consist of all officers of the Association, the Presidents of each local chapter or their representatives, the Editor of the newsletter, the Membership Coordinator, the Webmaster, the Chairs of any committees existing at that time, and such others as may be appointed by the President or the Officers Council. They shall present to the Officers Council issues of concern to the Association, and shall advise the Board of Directors at such times and in such manner as they shall be called upon.
Section 2. Ad Hoc Committees. From time to time the President or the Officers Council may call into action various committees as their services are needed.

Article VII. Appointments

Section 1. Newsletter Editor. The President, with the approval of the Officers Council, shall appoint the editor of the newsletter, who will serve until such time as the Officers Council or the editor shall determine that another member should fill the position.
Section 2. Others. It is strongly suggested that the President, with the approval of the Officers Council, shall appoint an Archivist, a Membership Coordinator, a Webmaster, and others as are appropriate and necessary to the operation of the Association.

Article VIII. Financial Matters

Section 1. Compensation. None of the income, profits, or assets of the Association shall inure to the benefit of any member or officer of the Association. However, nothing shall preclude the payment by the Treasurer for legitimate, out-of-pocket expenses such as postage, telephone expenses, printing, etc., incurred in the business of the Association.
Section 2. Dissolution. In the event the Association is dissolved for any reason whatsoever, the assets of the Corporation shall be given to (and only to) an organization with similar purposes which has established a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 3. Liabilities. No member of the Association now or hereafter shall be personally liable to the Association's creditors or for any indebtedness or liability of the Association, and any and all creditors shall look only to the Assets of the Association for payment.
Section 4. Further Clarification.
a. Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

b. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

c. Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Article IX. Amendments

These by-laws may be altered, amended, or replaced, and new by-laws adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors. Ballots may be cast in person or by an official signed proxy.

NACUSA is legally bound to adhere to the bylaws stated above. The resolutions stated below represent actions recommended by the Board.



Resolutions

The National Association of Composers/USA Resolves:

  • February 2, 2004: that chapters be encouraged to submit a report/review of each concert for publication in ComposerUSA.
  • February 2, 2004: that Marshall Bialosky's special position as President Emeritus on the Board have the tenure of his lifetime.
  • February 2, 2004: that the NACUSA By-laws Dated 2002 be posted on the web site and that, as necessary, approved resolutions or amendments be incorporated with their dates of approval.
  • February 2, 2004: that a production stipend be recommended for the editor of ComposerUSA with the amount to be agreed upon by the officers and the editor. In addition that a special commendation of thanks be presented to Editor Al Benner for his continuing excellent production of ComposerUSA which has been the lifeblood of NACUSA.
  • February 2, 2004: to recommend that the Officers Council use the web site's broadcast utility and ComposerUSA to seek volunteers who can research, develop, and implement projects that promote American concert hall music.
  • February 2, 2004: to allow and encourage the ex officio officers to participate fully in meetings of the Board of Directors, including the ability to move and nominate but not to vote, except to break a tie vote.
  • February 2, 2004: to recommend to the Officers Council that a new National Advisory Council position be established with the title of Chapter Coordinator.
  • February 2, 2004: to require that minutes for all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Officers Council, and the National Advisory Council be published in the web site's Member Area within two weeks following adjournment and that, at a minimum, the minutes include date(s) of the meeting, all decisions reached, and specific voting records of participants by name.
  • February 2, 2004: that Deon Nielsen Price be honored by NACUSA as part of her 70th birthday concert planned for May 22, 2004 in Los Angeles with a proclammation signed by the officers (except the President) enumerating her many contributions to contemporary music as a composer and performer and to NACUSA.
  • February 2, 2004: that NACUSA will not henceforth offer grant receivership or fiscal agent services to individual members, nor will the organization accept donations intended for any individual member.
  • October 27, 2004: that $600.00 be sent by the Officers' Council to each NACUSA chapter in September 2004 in support of Chapter concerts for the 2004-2005 concert season.
  • October 27, 2004: that the Board recommend to the Officers Council that the NACUSA national treasury maintain a reserve of $6500.00, an amount which would cover one year's operating expenses and the publication of Composer/USA and a cushion of at least one thousand dollars.
  • October 27, 2004: that NACUSA begin using the resources (above the reserve) to further national projects relating to our mission and that we determine what those projects should be.
  • October 27, 2004: that the Board develop a Strategic Plan for NACUSA; including appointing an ad hoc committee to decide on a procedure and follow it through until the Strategic Plan is completed.
  • October 27, 2004: that the appointed Strategic Plan Committee develop for NACUSA a statement of VISION, of MISSION, a MOTTO, and three FOCAL AREAS with GOALS in each for the next few years.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to use the web site's "e-brochure" system to promote our CDs among radio stations, our scores among performers, our activities among news media, and so forth.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council undertake an aggressive, systematic chapter startup campaign - that our Chapter Coordinator cultivate contacts in urban areas of all 50 states and encourage potential chapter founders to step forward.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to gather a collection of CDs for free distribution to radio stations.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to prepare a pilot program for a radio series and distribute it to radio stations, radio networks, and webcasters for free.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to compile a showcase of exemplary reviews, member awards, etc., to promote the name NACUSA among the media.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council reinstate the NACUSA Awards ceremonies, publicize them among the national media, and give awards to high-profile arts organizations and individuals - and "plug" our own organization and members in the process.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to set up a project list on the web site - via which progress can be updated and monitored and volunteers can be recruited.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council appoint a volunteer to start an official NACUSA CD series, which would require an annual call for CD-ready recordings, a panel of judges, and funds from our national treasury for CD production and distribution.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council establish the position of Grants Coordinator in order to identify potential sources of funding, determine how best to approach them, and, with some volunteer assistance, prepare proposals that support NACUSA projects. The Grants Coordinator could also disseminate information to chapter treasurers about likely sources of funding.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council insert fliers in our newsletters to save postage and increase visibility. Fliers could be used to promote the Young Composers Competition, provide information on how to start a chapter, introduce performers to the NACUSA Member Catalog, and tell composers about the benefits of NACUSA membership.
  • March 1, 2005: that during the year 2005 the Board of Directors will meet at an agreed upon location.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council deposit a percentage of the National dues into the fund for establishing a NACUSA Endowment, in order to develop long-term financial security for NACUSA.
  • March 1, 2005: to recommend that the Officers Council deposit a minimum of 10% of the National dues collected each year into the fund for establishing a NACUSA Endowment.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board send an official welcome to Margaret Collins Stoop (CT).
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board send an official welcome to Michael Conti (NJ).
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board send an expression of appreciation and congratulations to Karen Amrhein for her accomplishments as Publicity Coordinator and Chair of the CD Project on the National Advisory Council.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board send an email message of appreciation to each one of the Coordinators on the National Advisory Council for their service to the NACUSA membership - especially to John Winsor for his excellent work as Membership Coordinator.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board accept with appreciation for the service rendered, the resignations of the following Officers: Jeannie Pool, Secretary; Barbara Bennett, Vice-president; and Deon Nielsen Price, President.
  • November 30, 2005: that at least the three primary officers of the organization - President, Secretary, and Treasurer, be, as Dan has stated, "from a single region, so that they can meet regularly, in person..."
  • November 30, 2005: that Daniel Kessner (Los Angeles) be appointed as the new President of NACUSA, at least for the two years to complete Deon's 4-year term.
  • November 30, 2005: that Paul Humphreys (Los Angeles) be appointed as Secretary.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board retain/re-appoint David Lefkowitz as Vice-president and Chair of The Young Composers Competition.
  • November 30, 2005: that one or two vice-presidents be appointed from various geographic areas.
  • November 30, 2005: a History of NACUSA project: that the information be collected and made available on the NACUSA web site.
  • November 30, 2005: that general guides regarding Email courtesy be drawn up by the Board.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board finalize the long-term and short-term goals (mission statement, motto, etc.) they discussed last year with the idea of focussing our efforts.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board accept the NACUSA National Bank Account Report of the 1994-1995 fiscal year, prepared meticulously by Treasurer Michael Williams, attached to the September 2005 minutes of the Officers Council meeting on the NACUSA web site.
  • November 30, 2005: that the Board consider the budget for the 2005-2006 year when the funds in the Paypal accounts have been completely analyzed and the budget finalized.
  • November 30, 2005: that reinstatement of the Awards Luncheon again be pursued.
  • November 30, 2005: that we plan within the next two years to discuss the possibility of the Officers Council being located in various parts of the country thereby bringing to reality the concept of NACUSA being a "national organization".
  • April 30, 2006: that the Board direct the Officers Council to enforce the membership policy as it is currently defined in Article II of our bylaws.
  • April 30, 2006: that we adopt the following as our official motto:
    NACUSA: Great Music. Made in America.
  • April 30, 2006: that we adopt the following as our official mission statement:
    NACUSA's mission is to advance the cause of American concert hall music. To that end, we present concerts of exemplary new American music. We sponsor a national competition for new music by young Americans and publish ComposerUSA, which contains articles and information by and about American composers. We also maintain a web site and undertake other projects with the specific aim of promoting American concert hall music.
  • April 30, 2006: that we gather a collection of CDs for free distribution to radio stations.
  • April 30, 2006: that we prepare a pilot program for a radio series and distribute it to radio stations, radio networks, and webcasters for free.
  • April 30, 2006: that we start an official NACUSA CD series, which would involve calls for CD-ready recordings, a panel of judges, and funds from our national treasury for CD production and distribution.
  • April 30, 2006: that we use the web site's "e-brochure" system to promote our CDs among radio stations, our scores among performers, our activities among news media, and so forth.
  • April 30, 2006: that we compile a showcase of exemplary reviews, member awards, etc., to promote the name NACUSA among the media.
  • April 30, 2006: that we reinstate the NACUSA Awards ceremonies, publicize them among the national media, and give awards to high-profile arts organizations and individuals - and "plug" our own organization and members in the process.
  • April 30, 2006: that we set up a project list on the web site - via which progress can be updated and monitored and volunteers can be recruited.
  • April 30, 2006: that we insert fliers in our newsletters to save postage and increase visibility. Fliers could be used to promote the Young Composers Competition, provide information on how to start a chapter, introduce performers to the NACUSA Member Catalog, and tell composers about the benefits of NACUSA membership.
  • April 30, 2006: that we undertake an aggressive, systemaitic chapter startup campaign. Cultivate contacts in urban areas of all 50 states and encourage potential chapter founders to step forward.
  • April 30, 2006: that we maintain a reserve of the current year's estimated budget in the NACUSA national treasury, an amount which would cover one year's operating expenses and the publication of Composer/USA and a cushion of at least one thousand dollars.
  • April 30, 2006: that we establish the position of Grants Coordinator in order to identify potential sources of funding, determine how best to approach them, and, with some volunteer assistance, prepare proposals that support NACUSA projects. The Grants Coordinator could also disseminate information to chapter treasurers about likely sources of funding.
  • April 30, 2006: that we deposit a minimum of 10% of the National dues collected each year into the NACUSA Endowment fund.
  • January 11, 2008: That each Chapter give a brief report on plans they may have to celebrate NACUSA's 75th Year. Submitted by Deon Price.
  • January 11, 2008: That Stephen Lias be appointed to fill the position of board member Moses Mark Howden who has announced that he will resign from the NACUSA Board effective January 1, 2008. Submitted by Daniel Kessner.
  • January 11, 2008: That Daniel Kessner be re-appointed to the position of NACUSA President at the expiration of his current term on January 1, 2008. Submitted by Daniel Adams.
  • January 11, 2008: Members 80 years or older will be awarded life membership with a waiver of all dues. Members aged 65 to 79 will have the reduced senior rate. Submitted by Herb Gellis.
  • January 11, 2008: That the NACUSA Board receive reports from the following chairs and coordinators: Fundraising and Development, Chapter, CD Projects, and Membership.
  • January 11, 2008: That a report on the History Project be received from from Jeannie Pool, Project Chair. The last part of the project is to be funded in October 07).
  • January 11, 2008: That Paul Humphreys be re-appointed to the position of NACUSA Secretary for another term.
  • January 11, 2008: That the following recommendations of The Officers Council be accepted:
    1. that the Lifetime National Membership dues amount be raised to $250.
    2. We further recommend that the Board consult with its Chapter representatives to see if they all think it would be appropriate to raise the Chapter Lifetime Membership dues to the same amount (or something similar).
    3. The Officers Council also recommends that Dante De Silva replace Meg Collins Stoop as Correspondence Coordinator. Meg was doing a great job, but we felt we could not trust the Postal Service to manage the forwarding order reliably, and therefore decided it would be better to have someone who lives near the Barrington Station Post Office serve in this vital position.
  • January 11, 2008: Membership in NACUSA is defined as people who have paid their membership dues for the "current year". People who have not paid their dues are dropped from membership. They are not to be listed as members nationally or locally, and any music of theirs listed on our websites should also be removed, and no newsletters should be sent to them.
  • January 11, 2008: Replace the current renewal schedule with the following proposed schedule: Late November - renewal package sent out, stating clearly that the due date is December 31.
    • January 1 (second) notice is sent saying dues have not been received, and membership is in jeopardy.
    • February 1 (third) notice saying membership will end if dues are not received soon.
    • March 1 - final notice saying that membership will end April 1 if no dues are received.
    • April 1 - notice: we are sorry, but you are no longer a member
  • January 11, 2008: That the NACUSA History Project be first published on the organization's website and, during 2008, determine the best way to publish it in hard copy.
  • April 8, 2009: That the February 2004 Resolution, which took away voting privileges at Board Meetings of the ex-officio members shall be overturned. Thus the ex-officio Board members shall have full voting rights.
  • April 8, 2009: That each board member shall have only one vote regardless of how many posts he/she occupies at the moment of voting.
  • April 8, 2009: That participants in this Board meeting are encouraged to contribute on a purely voluntary basis to the Jumpstart Phase of raising matching funds for the $500 matching grant recently received by NACUSA toward establishing an endowment. The Jumpstart Phase will begin April 1 and end May 15.
  • April 8, 2009: That NACUSA submit an application, along with a fee of $ 900, to the IRS for a group exemption number which gives each chapter its own EIN and 501(c)(3) designation.
  • April 8, 2009: To nominate Steven Lias for the interim post of "at-large" Board member.
  • April 8, 2009: To nominate Robert Winstin for the interim post of "at-large" Board member.
  • April 8, 2009: That the minutes of this meeting should include the following: Topics also discussed related to event insurance needs. Consideration and approval of the financial report of the preceding year and the budget for the current and upcoming year should be included in the business of the next Board meeting.
  • December 13, 2012: Reaffirm that the endowment is for the long term goal of ensuring NACUSA operations. That only interest will be taken from the account for operational use with principal preservation first and foremost. Further, to reaffirm past resolutions of laying aside 10% of revenue of any given year over to the endowment account pending review and approval by the NACUSA Board at the close of each fiscal year that the laying aside of these monies doesn't impede normal fiscal operations for the current fiscal year.
  • December 13, 2012: That the President's office continues to be the board chair for two more years and if that arrangement works satisfactorily to then make a change to the main bylaws of the organization at the end of the two year period.

 

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