Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Location: Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos
Title: My Experience on the Hopi Reservation and Traditional Hopi Kachina Dolls
Speaker: Joseph Day, Tsakurshovi Shop, Second Mesa, Songoopavi
We'll be voting on some TAS bylaws changes tonight, before our speaker presentation. Here are some ofthe details:
Chapter IV, Section 12: Currently reads: “In case of the dissolution of the Society, any assets remaining shall be liquidated and expended as determined by Officers and Members in good standing.”
The Boards is asking that this be changed to read: “In case of the dissolution of the Society, any assets remaining shall be liquidated and donated to a similar archaeology-related non-profit, as determined by the Officers and Members in good standing.”
This change in wording is necessary to maintain our 501c3 status.
Chapter IV, Section 2: Currently reads: “The Officers of the Society shall include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Program Chair-Person. The offices of the Secretary and Treasurer may be held jointly by the same person. ………… In no case shall there be an even number of Officers.”
The Board is recommending that we add the newly created committee position of “Development Chair-person” to the list of Officers. This change necessitates the removal of the last sentence in this section: “In no case shall there be an even number of Officers.”
Addition to Bylaws:
Conflict of Interest: Any member of the board who has a financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in an impartial manner, will offer to the Board to voluntarily excuse him/herself and will vacate his seat and refrain from discussion and voting on said item.
A conflict of interest statement is recommended for all non-profit organization.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our September meeting, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of these items we’ll be voting on.