Bylaws of Unitarian Universalist Church of
Fort Lauderdale (UUCFL) Endowment Fund, Inc.
as amended May 16, 2004
ARTICLE I - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
SECTION 1. The UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE ENDOWMENT FUND, INC., Annual Meeting of members shall be held at the same time, date and place of the Annual Meeting of the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC. SECTION 2. Written notice of the Annual Meeting of the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC., shall serve also as written notice of the Annual Meeting of this Corporation. SECTION 3. A Special Meeting of the members may be called by the President, a majority of the Trustees or by any fifty (50) members, and such meetings shall be held at the time and place designated in written notice thereof to be received at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the Special Meeting. Such notices may be made part of any general newsletter or other written material published and mailed by the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC. SECTION 4. No quorum shall be required at the Annual Meeting. A quorum at any Special Meeting or for the purpose of altering the Charter or Bylaws shall consist of at least one- quarter (1/4) of the qualified members. The acts of a majority of members present at any meeting shall be binding upon the Corporation. SECTION 5. Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, shall serve as a guide for the conduct of all meetings of this Corporation.
ARTICLE II - TRUSTEES
SECTION 1. All of the Corporate powers shall be exercised by the Trustees subject to the delegation thereof to Officers to be elected by said Trustees. Agreement and action of a majority of said Trustees shall be binding upon this Corporation. SECTION 2. The Annual Meeting of the Trustees shall be held on the same date as, and immediately following, the Annual Meeting of the members as set forth in Article I (1). SECTION 3. A Special Meeting of the Trustees may be called by the President or by a majority of the Trustees, and such meeting shall be held at any time and place within Broward County, Florida, as may be designated by the person or persons calling such Special Meeting. SECTION 4. Written notice of Annual or Special Meetings of the Trustees is not required.
ARTICLE III - OFFICERS
SECTION 1. The Officers authorized to act for this Corporation and for its Trustees shall be a President, Treasurer and Secretary, together with such vice-officers or assistant officers as the Trustees from time to time may deem necessary and in the best interest of the Corporation. Such positions shall be held by different persons, all of whom shall also be Trustees of this Corporation. SECTION 2. The Officers shall be elected by the Trustees at their Annual Meeting for a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected. Any interim vacancy in the Officers' positions shall be filled by action of the Trustees at a Special Meeting thereof. SECTION 3. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Corporation and Trustees. He or she shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. SECTION 4. The Secretary shall transmit notice of, attend and record the proceedings of all meetings of the members of the Corporation and of the Trustees. He or she shall have custody of the Seal of the Corporation. SECTION 5. The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies to be paid to the Corporation, and he or she shall deposit the same in the name of the Corporation in such depositories as shall be designated by the Trustees. He or she shall give such security as may be required by the Trustees for the faithful performance of his or her duties and the cost of which shall be borne by the Corporation.
ARTICLE IV - REPORTS
SECTION 1. The Officers and Trustees shall render an annual financial report to the members at their Annual Meeting. SECTION 2. The Officers and Trustees shall render such additional reports as from time to time may be requested by a majority of the members of the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC.
ARTICLE V - NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF TRUSTEES
SECTION 1. A Nominating Committee consisting of the Minister, President, and Chair of the Finance Committee of the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC., shall prior to the Annual Meeting of the members nominate two (2) persons each for the two (2) positions of Trustee who shall be elected by the members at their Annual Meeting. A majority vote of the Nominating Committee shall be conclusive as to Nominees of the Committee. However, if the Nominating Committee fails to nominate at least one full slate of candidates by March 15, the Endowment Board of Trustees may also make nominations. SECTION 2. Other nominations may also be made for candidates by written petition signed by at least one (1) voting member delivered to an Endowment Trustee at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting, after which the Endowment President shall give proper notice of such petition to the voting members as time allows. Voting members may nominate themselves. SECTION 3. There shall be absentee ballots for election and any resulting runoff election of Trustees only. Such ballots shall be issued by the Secretary of the Church Congregation, to voting members, who are unable to attend because of bona-fide assignment for this church on which they are engaged or other voting members who because of extreme circumstances will be unable to attend, and must be completed, signed, and in the hands of said Secretary prior to the congregational meeting. At the annual Congregational Meeting, if any candidates have not announced that they seek only an unexpired term, the assignment of elected Trustees to fill full terms shall be on the basis of higher vote than those assigned to partial terms. SECTION 4. Any incumbent Trustee is eligible for re-election for an unlimited amount of terms.
ARTICLE VI - CHARTER DONORS
SECTION 1. Any person shall qualify as a Charter Donor by donating a minimum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the purpose of endowment of the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, INC. To qualify, this donation must be made following the adoption of these By-laws and prior to January 15, 1986. A contribution of twelve hundred dollars ($1,200) prior to January 15, 1990 shall also qualify. The Secretary shall maintain a record of all such Charter Donors. These By-Laws were adopted by unanimous vote at a duly called meeting of the membership 19 June 1983. Amended 13 November 1983. Amended 11 January 1987. Amended 20 May 1990. Amended 16 May 1993, May 16, 2004. ______________________________ ATTEST: _______________________ President Secretary