(MNSO) MACONITE NATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION, INC.
ARTICLE I – ORGANIZATION
The name of the organization shall be the Maconite National Scholarship Organization, Inc. The initials shall be MNSO and will be referred to as such throughout this document.
- MNSO is a not for profit organization and as such must not distribute profits to members, officers or directors.
- The MNSO shall be the governing and instituting body of all Maconite Chapters.
- The MNSO will lend assistance to the Maconite Chapters upon request.
- The MNSO shall collect monies as set by a vote of its governing body.
- These Bylaws supercede Chapter Bylaws.
1. The Chapter shall be autonomous
- All Chapters shall have Bylaws and an EIN (Employee Identification Number).
- All chapters shall have federal tax exemption and seek to obtain state tax exemption.
- All Chapters shall follow the rules and guidelines on federal and state laws concerning 501C (3).
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE/GOALS
To provide scholarship (s) to students of all races, creed, color, or national origin.
- To be civic minded and donate to other not-for profit registered entities.
- The MNSO is organized strictly for scholarships and philanthropy.
ARTICLE III – NATIONAL OFFICERS
The MNSO shall be composed of the President of each Chapter.
- The MNSO shall have a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and National Coordinator.(09/03/10)
- National Officers may serve a 4 year term.
All chapters shall turn in a “good standing” member roster to the MNSO in order to receive a MNSO Membership Card.
- All Chapters will participate in selecting National President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and National Coordinator. (09/03/10) Ballots to be provided by National.
- Newly formed Chapters must wait for two years before hosting annual affair and also be in good standing with the MNSO. Their year to host the event will be determined at the MNSO annual Chapter meeting.
ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS
The National President shall be responsible for coordinating meetings.
- The National meetings may be held by conference call or web conference or by whatever means that are available.
- Meetings shall be held at least quarterly.
- All National meetings must be recorded and minutes shall be subsequently distributed to local Chapters.
5. Chapters are to listen in, watch and participate in National Meetings.
ARTICLE V – VOTING
All votes shall be by voice at the National Meetings except for officers.
- For National voting a Balloting Committer shall be formed by individuals not on ballot.
- At special meetings, if the majority so requires, any question may be voted upon by ballot.
All members in “good standing” are eligible to run for National Officers.
- “Good standing” shall be determined by the Bylaws of individual Chapters.
ARTICLE VI – ORDER OF BUSINESS
Roll call and dues collection shall be done and the results are to become part of the official minutes.
- Reading of the minutes from the preceding meeting.
- Reports of Officers
- Reports of Committees
- Old and unfinished business
- New business
ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS
- Chapter Presidents
- National Coordinator (09/03/10)
DUTIES OF PRESIDENT
The President shall preside at all National Meetings.
- The President shall appoint all committees, temporary or permanent with a starting and end date.
- The President shall see that all book reports, and certificates required by law are properly kept and filed.
- The President shall be one of the officers who may sign checks or drafts of the organization.
- The President shall have the power to call special meetings.
DUTIES OF VICE-PRESIDENT
The Vice-President shall assist the President in his or her duties and in the absence of the President becomes acting President with al the rights, privileges and powers as if he had been duly elected, until the next scheduled election.
DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of the organization in appropriate books.
- The Secretary shall file certificates and forms required by law.
- The Secretary shall serve written notices to membership when needed.
- Any correspondence addressed to the membership shall be voiced by the Secretary.
DUTIES OF THE TREASURER
The Treasurer shall have the sole care and custody of all monies belongs to the National Organization.
- The Treasurer shall have cause to deposit all monies and securities in savings banks.
- The Treasurer must be one of the officers who shall sign checks or drafts of the organization.
- The Treasurer shall a financial report at meetings and when dictated by the president.
- The Treasurer shall maintain a bank statement in a folder and make the same available at the request of Chapters.
DUTIES OF NATIONAL COORDINATOR
Key liaison between the National and local chapters.
- Duties include collaboration and negotiations with the various vendors, service providers, school and community relationships.
- Partner with local chapters in contract negotiations.
- Identify chapter start-up opportunities.
- Travel to and from assisting with chapter start up and training to ensure accurate bylaws implementation.
- This individual can, with presidential authority, act on behalf of the National President.
ARTICE VIII – SALARIES
The MNSO is a not-for profit organization and paying salaries are not in the best interest of the organization.
ARTICLE IX – DUES
Each chapter shall pay $500.00 annually, except when hosting the Annual Scholarship Banquet and then dues shall be 40% of the profit from the banquet.
- Chapter “good standing” status is determined by all dues up to date, membership roster, current financial statements, current EIN, and Bylaws.
- Chapters with a membership of 3 or less shall pay $250.00 annually. (09/03/10)
ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS
The Bylaws may be amended by an affirmative vote of 70% of the membership.