Article I: Name and Purpose
The name of the organization shall be the Junior Board of Directors.
The Junior Board of Directors is organized exclusively for education and charitable purposes.
The main purpose of this board is to immerse high school students in the areas of leadership, community stewardship, and local business impact; to develop a Junior Board from the school districts within our service territory.
Article II: Membership
At present, application for the Junior Board membership shall be open to any junior or senior at a school in Cass County, Carroll County, Pulaski County, and White County. Juniors or seniors that are homeschooled are also eligible.
The Junior Board members are expected to be ethical in their conduct. It effects Carroll White REMC’s reputation and success. Carroll White REMC requires members to have the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity. Board members owe a duty to Carroll White REMC, our members, employees, and directors to act in a manner that will earn the continued trust and confidence of the public. We expect all directors, officers, and employees to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to not do anything that is illegal, dishonest, or unethical. If you use good judgement and follow high ethical principles, you will make the right decisions. However, if you are not sure if an action is ethical or proper, you should discuss the matter openly with a Board advisor. Junior Board members who ignore or do not comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct may be discharged from the Board.
Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the chairman. Resignation will take affect when chairman has received the notice. Termination is under the discretion of the advisors of the Junior Board.
Article III: Meeting of Members
The board shall consist of 16 members. Ideally half the members will be juniors and the remaining half seniors. The board advisors have the discretion to choose the best applicants for the board.
All board members shall serve two-year terms (if they begin the term as a junior in high school) and are eligible to serve in an elected officer position their second year or senior year.
The board shall meet monthly, at an agreed upon time and place; generally, the second Wednesday of the month. The secretary will notify board members electronically a minimum of two weeks in advance.
New board officers shall be elected by the board the meeting prior to the Annual Meeting of the Junior Board. Officers will be elected by a simple majority of votes. Newly elected officers will be announced at the Junior Board Annual Meeting.
The Vice-Chair shall be responsible for accepting nominations. In addition, any member can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees. All junior members will be eligible for nomination of an officer position their senior year of high school.
There shall be four officers of the board, consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair/Marketing Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Their duties are as follows:
Chair: Shall lead monthly board meetings and follow progress on projects and presentations.
Vice-Chair/Marketing Officer: Performs as a project coordinator and leads monthly board meeting in the absence of Chair. Takes photos at and/or during all Board activities and functions, including meetings, tours, guest speakers and community service. Also prepares press release and social media pertaining to said Junior Board activity.
Secretary: Responsible for keeping records of the board’s action, including taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member prior to meeting.
Treasurer: Responsible for creating budgets, managing income and expenses of projects and presenting these reports to the board members.
When a vacancy on the board exists mid-term, the secretary must present provided nominations to the board with the regular board meeting announcements, and must be voted upon at the next board meeting.
Resignation from the board must be in writing and received by the Chair. A board member shall be terminated from the board due to excess absences, more than three absences from board meetings in a year, or missing two consecutive meetings with no notification. A board member may be removed for other reasons at the discretion of the advisor of the Junior Board.
Special meetings of the board shall be called upon by the request of the chair or director and are not required in attendance. Notice of special meeting shall be sent out by the secretary to each board member.
Article IV: Committees
The board can create committees as needed. The board presently will have two committees: a Community Service Committee, comprised of 6 non-officer members, and an a Youth Outreach Committee, comprised of 6 non-officer members
Each committee will have a chair that is nominated and voted by the board.
Planning committee comprised of 6 non-officer members that do not serve as an officer of the board. Plan for two community service projects completed by all Junior Board members. Committee facilitates the charitable giving of up to $1,000 – earned by the board through community service. For each community service hour performed the Junior Board will receive $15 from Carroll White REMC to be donated to a cause, or causes, of their choice.
Planning committee for the Youth Outreach comprised of 6 non-officer members of the board. The Committee will creatively promote participation in youth programs such as 4-H, Touchstone Energy Camp, Page Day, Youth Tour, and the Junior Board.
Article V: REMC Advisors
The Carroll White REMC Advisors have day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, including carrying out the organization’s goals and policies. Carroll White REMC Advisors will attend all Junior Board meetings, answer questions of the Junior Board members, and help guide the Junior Board in the direction of its goal.
These bylaws may be amended when necessary by three-fourths majority of the Junior Board and Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the secretary to be sent out with regular board announcements. Final decisions on amendments are up to the Directors.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD- 3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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