Constitution and By-Laws of Sanskriti

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ARTICLE VI - TRUST COMMITTEE (b)

1.0    Members

1.1    A Trust Committee consisting of 3(Three) members will be selected by the general body of Sanskriti members. This committee will be composed of at least one past President of Sanskriti and 2 (Two) others who have been in the community as Sanskriti members for at least 5 (Five) years.
1.2    Every year one member who has completed 3 years in Trust Committee shall be replaced by a new member upon nomination by the general body. The initial Trust Committee selected by the general body shall serve for 3 years. When one member retires voluntarily after 3 years, the member will be replaced by a new member to be nominated by the General Body.

2.0    Duties of Trust Committee

2.1    The Trust Committee will be responsible for advising the Executive Committee and oversee the compliance with the Constitution of Sanskriti.
2.2    The Executive Committee may bring to the Trust Committee any problem they may have. The Trust Committee will resolve the problem. In that case, the decision by the Trust Committee will be binding to the Executive Committee.
2.3    The Trust Committee shall be responsible for bringing ideas to generate funds for Sanskriti.
2.4    The Trust Committee shall conduct the election for the office bearers of the Executive Committee. The chairman of the Trust Committee, upon notification from the Executive Committee, will initiate the election procedure.
2.5    The Trust Committee shall arrange for an audit of the accounts of Sanskriti every year as required by the Constitution of Sanskriti.

ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS

1.0    General Body Meeting

1.1    There shall be an annual meeting of the General Body to be held by November 30th. of every year.
1.2    The business of this meeting shall be to receive reports from each officer on Sanskriti activities and to discuss any other business as may properly come before the meeting. A week’s notice in writing shall be required for any voting member to request an item to be included in the agenda of the meeting.
1.3    Special meetings of the General Body may be called to discuss specific issues. These meetings may be called (i) by the Executive Committee, or (ii) by a petition signed by greater of 50% of total membership of Sanskriti.
1.4    Notice of a General Body meeting shall be given by the General Secretary at least two weeks prior to such meeting. Such notice shall state the time, place and agenda of the meeting.
1.5    Only members in good standing shall have the privilege of voting at the General Body meeting.
1.6    At least 50% of the voting membership shall constitute a quorum necessary at any General Body meeting. If a quorum is not achieved within one hour of the time of the meeting then another meeting shall be scheduled. No quorum shall be required for the second meeting.

2.0    Executive Committee Meeting

2.1    The Executive Committee shall hold regular meetings at least every three months at a convenient time for the members of the committee. If there is no business to conduct, the President may cancel any meeting. A majority of the elected membership of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum and business may be conducted by a majority vote of the members present.

3.0    Trust Committee Meeting

3.1    The Trust Committee shall meet at least two times a year or more often when and if necessary.


ARTICLE VIII - RESERVE

1.0    At least 5% of the annual revenue must be added every year to the reserve funds of Sanskriti by the Executive Committee.


ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENTS

1.0    The by-laws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the voting members at a meeting of the General Body specifically called for this purpose. The Executive Committee may call such meeting. A 45 days notice for such meeting will have to be given. All members should have a copy of the proposed amendments at least 7 days before the meeting. (b).
2.0    All amendments must be recorded using the attached Record of Amendment Form. (b).


ARTICLE X - CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION – TAX EXEMPT STATUS(a)

1.0    This organization is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
2.0    Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding section of any future federal tax code).
3.0    Upon dissolution and winding up of this Organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a non-profit fund, foundation or corporation organized and operated exclusively for the purposes specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which has established its tax exempt status under that section.





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