ARTICLE I - OFFICES
1. The registered office of the corporation shall be at Albert Schweitzer School, Harmony Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania.
2. The corporation may also have offices at such other places as the Executive Board may from time to time appoint as the activities of the corporation may require.
ARTICLE II -MEMBERS
1. Any person interested in the education and welfare of the children attending Albert Schweitzer School may become a member upon payment of dues, as hereinafter provided.
2. The annual dues shall be set by the Executive Board.
3. Membership in this corporation is not transferable or assignable.
ARTICLE III - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
1. Meetings of the members shall be held at Albert Schweitzer School, or at such other place or places as may be fixed by the Executive Board.
2. A regular meeting of the membership shall be held at least twice each school year, September and May, at a time fixed by the Executive Board. The last regular meeting of the school year shall be the annual meeting at which time the annual reports shall be received and new officers elected.
3. Written notice of every meeting of the members, stating the time, place and object thereof, shall be given by, or at the direction of, the Corresponding Secretary, at least seven days prior to the day named for the meeting.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
1. The officers of the corporation shall consist of the president, first vice-president, second vice-president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer and parlimentarian.
2. The officers shall be elected by ballot at the May membership meeting and installed. However, if there is but one candidate for any office, upon motion from the floor, the election may be held by voice vote.
3. The elected officers shall assume their duties at the close of the May membership meeting. Officers shall serve for a term of one year and shall remain in office until their successors are installed.
4. No officer shall be eligible to serve in the same office for more than two consecutive terms. However, if no other person consents to service if elected to a particular office, the officer holding that office may be re-elected to serve more than two consecutive terms.
5. Nominations for officers shall be made by a nominating committee of three members selected by the Executive board at least one month prior to the election of officers. The nominating committee shall report at the election meeting the name of at least one candidate for each office to be filled from the membership of the corporation.
6. Following the report of the nominating committee, an opportunity shall be given for nomination from the floor.
7. Only those who have consented to serve if elected shall be eligible for nomination, either by the committee or the floor.
8. A vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled by the executive committee subject to the approval of the members of the corporation at the next regular meeting.
ARTICLE V - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the corporation and of the Executive Board; shall be a member ex-officio of all committees except the nominating committee; and shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office.
2. The First Vice-President shall act as aide to the President and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
3. The Second Vice-President shall act as aide to the President and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and the First Vice President.
4. The Recording Secretary shall keep a correct record of all meetings of the corporation and of the Executive Board.
5. The Corresponding Secretary shall take care of all correspondence and meeting notices and shall keep an up to date list of the membership.
6. The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the corporation; shall keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures; and shall pay out funds only as authorized by the executive committee. The Treasurer shall present a statement of account at every meeting of the corporation and at other times when requested by the Executive board; and shall make a full report at the annual meeting. The Treasurer's accounts shall be examined annually by an Auditing Committee of three members and/or an auditor who satisfies that the Treasurer's annual report is correct and shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report. The Auditing Committee shall be appointed at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting.
7. The primary duty of the Parlimentarian is to quote from the By-Laws or Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, or any other authority for conducting meetings adopted by the Executive Board.
8. All officers shall perform the duties described above as well as those assigned from time to time; and deliver to their successors all official material within ten days after the meeting at which their successors are elected.
ARTICLE VI - EXECUTIVE BOARD
1. The Executive Board shall consist of seven officers of the corporation the principal of Albert Schweitzer School and a faculty representative appointed by the principal. The members of the Executive Board shall serve until their successors are elected.
2. The duties of the Executive Board shall be:
a. to transact necessary business in the intervals between membership meetings and such other business as is necessary to conduct the affairs of the corporation;
b. to create standing committees;
c. to approve the plans of work of the standing committees;
d. to present a report at the regular membership meetings;
e. to appoint an auditing committee at least two weeks before the annual meeting, to audit the treasurer's accounts;
f. to prepare and submit to the membership for approval a budget for the fiscal year.
g. to approve payment of routine bills within the limits of the budget;
h. to appoint a nominating committee of three members at least one month prior to the election meetings.
3. Regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be held monthly during the school year, the time to be fixed by the Executive Board at its first meeting of the year. A majority of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum, provided that four of the officers of the corporation are included in the majority. Special meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President or by a majority of the members of the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS
1. These By-Laws may be amended at a meeting of the membership of the association by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting providing notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given in the notice of the meeting.
, ; (Last Modified on September 13, 2007)