UPDATED March 15, 2016
The name of the organization shall be The Korean American Pioneer Council.
II. PURPOSES AND POWERS
- 2.1 The Korean American Pioneer Council is a non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of preserving the legacy, record, and promoting the education, understanding and appreciation of the experience and history of the Pioneer Generation of the Korean American community.
- 2.2 The organization recognizes the Korean Heritage Library of the University of Southern California as one of the primary repository for the organized record of the Pioneer generation.
- 3.1 Membership is open to those who have interest in assisting the Library.
- 3.2 Members who do not attend meetings, but receive organization internet and newsletter communications may attend and speak at meetings, but will not make motions, debate, or vote.
- 3.3 Members may be charged dues.
IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members who have attended at least 50% of the general meetings over the course of the previous year and participated are eligible to petition for Board Membership.
Committees may be established at the discretion of the Board of Directors, on either a standing or ad hoc basis.
- 6.1 Officers of the corporation are elected by the Board of Directors.
- 6.2 Terms of office will be for two years.
- 6.3 The Chairperson will conduct and schedule general meetings and appoint appropriate members for special tasks approved by the Board.
- 6.4 The Vice Chairperson will take care of correspondence for the Korean American Pioneer Council and serve as Chairperson in the event of the elected Chairperson’s absence.
- 6.5 The Recording Secretary will record and report the minutes of General meetings of the Korean American Pioneer Council and serve as custodian of all records.
- 6.6 The Treasurer will care and report on all financial matters of the Korean American Pioneer Council with the time and place determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the membership.
- 7.1 Meetings
- 7.1.1 General Meetings shall be held quarterly/or as deemed necessary.
- 7.1.2 A quorum of a majority of Board of Directors is required to conduct official business.
- 7.1.3 Valid inclusion in a quorum may include members present at a meeting, as well as members’ written votes delivered prior to the meeting, whether by messenger, mail, email or fax.
- 7.1.4 With modifications resolved by membership resolution, Robert’s Rules of Order, will dictate the rules of meeting conduct.
- 7.2 The corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall keep minutes of the proceedings of all meetings of its Board of Directors, a record of all actions taken by the Board of Directors without a meeting, and a record of all actions taken by committees of the Board. In addition, the corporation shall keep a copy of the corporation’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws as amended to date.
VIII. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
By making full and accurate information about its mission, activities, finances, and governance publicly available, the Korean American Pioneer Council practices and encourages transparency and accountability to the community at large.
IX. AMENDMENTS OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS
These By-Laws can be amended by a two thirds affirmative vote of the Board of Directors.