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BYLAWS OF

MISSION INSIDE OUT

ARTICLE I — NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1 — Name: The name of the organization shall be MISSION INSIDE OUT. It shall be a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of Barbados.

Section 2 — Purpose: MISSION INSIDE OUT is organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes to:

(a) To educate and empower the youth and the community in general to identify, understand and live their God-given purpose through

(i) hosting empowerment seminars for teens and persons of all ages

(ii) conducting empowerment sessions in local primary and secondary schools across the island

(iii) working with local resource centers and churches to produce programmes for individuals in the community

(iv) developing educational materials for target audiences

(v) creating an institution which provides educational, counseling, personal and professional development programmes for underprivileged youth, especially those who have made bad decisions (those ostracized for one reason or the other by society), as well as for their parents.

(b) To promote wholistic Christianity through promoting the importance of being a balanced and whole Christian while emphasizing balance in the:

  • Soul
  • Spirit
  • Body

As well as:

  • Socially
  • Emotionally
  • Physically
  • Mentally
  • Financially

(c) To teach and promote the development and maintenance true beauty in Christ through

(i) developing programmes and materials on what true beauty means from a Christian stand point.

 

ARTICLE II — MEMBERSHIP


Section 1 — Membership:
Membership shall consist of the board of directors.

ARTICLE III — BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1 — Board role, size, and compensation: The board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the association, and delegates responsibility of day-to-day operations to the committees. The board shall have up to 10, but not fewer than 3 members. The board receives no compensation.

Section 2 — Terms: All board members shall be elected to serve a two-year term, but are eligible for re-election for up to four consecutive terms.

The term of office shall begin Jan 1 and end December 31 of the second year in office, unless the term is extended until such time as a success has been elected.

Section 3 — Meetings and notice: The board shall meet at least once a year, at an agreed-upon time and place. An official board meeting requires that each board member have written notice at least two weeks in advance.

Section 4 — Board elections: During the last quarter of each fiscal year of the corporation, the board of directors shall elect Directors to replace those whose terms will expire at the end of that fiscal year. This election shall take place during a regular meeting of the directors, called in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws.

Section 5 — Election procedures: New directors shall be elected by a majority of directors present at such a meeting, provided there is a quorum present. Directors so elected shall serve a term beginning on the first day of the next fiscal year.

Section 6 — Quorum: A quorum must be attended by at least forty percent of board members for business transactions to take place and motions to pass.

Section 7 — Officers and Duties: There shall be four officers of the board, consisting of a chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Their duties are as follows:

The chair shall convene regularly scheduled board meetings, shall preside or arrange for other members of the Board of Directors to preside at each meeting in the following order: secretary, treasurer.

The vice-chair shall chair committees on special subjects as designated by the board.

 

The secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.

The treasurer shall make a report at each board meeting. The treasurer shall guide and advise the board of trustees in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial policy framework. Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities. Assist with fundraising plans.

Section 8 — Vacancies: When a vacancy on the board exists mid-term, the secretary must receive nominations for new members from present board members two weeks in advance of a board meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to board members with the regular board meeting announcement, to be voted upon at the next board meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the particular board member’s term.

Section 9 — Resignation, termination, and absences: Resignation from the board must be in writing and received by the secretary. A board member shall be terminated from the board due to excess absences, more than two unexcused absences from board meetings in a year. A board member may be removed for other reasons by a three-fourths vote of the remaining directors.

Section 10 — Special meetings: Special meetings of the board shall be called upon the request of the chair, or one-third of the board. Notices of special meetings shall be sent out by the secretary to each board member at least two weeks in advance.

ARTICLE IV — COMMITTEES

Section 1 — Committee formation: The board may create committees as needed, such as fundraising, public relations, research, data collection, etc. The board Chair appoints all committee chairs.

Section 3 — Finance Committee: The treasurer is the chair of the Finance Committee, which includes two other board members. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, fundraising plan, and annual budget with staff and other board members. The board must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the board. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the board showing income, expenditures, and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to board members and the public.

ARTICLE V— DISSOLUTION

If Upon the winding up or dissolution of the Charity there remains after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the Trustees of the Charity but shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the Charity and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its Trustees.

The institution or institutions shall be determined by the Charity Trustees at or before the time of winding up or dissolution and shall be registered as a Charity of Charities under the provisions of the Charities Act, Cap. 243 of the Laws of Barbados.

Any property acquired by the Charity will be vested in the Charity and held by the Trustees on behalf of the Charity.

ARTICLE VI— AMENDMENTS

Section 1 — Amendments: These bylaws may be amended when necessary by two-thirds majority of the board of directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the secretary to be sent out with regular board announcements.

CERTIFICATION

These bylaws were approved at a meeting of the board of directors by a two-thirds majority vote on July 5, 2016.