Section I. Classes of Members
There shall be four classes of members:
- Board of Directors
- Voting Members; and
- Non-voting Members
Section II. Eligibility for Membership
- Application for voting membership is open to anyone over twenty years of age who does not disagree with our Mission Statement and support our Purposes. Membership is granted upon receipt of application and annual dues. All memberships shall be granted by a majority vote of the Board.
- Application for non-voting membership is open to anyone who does not disagree with our Mission Statement and support our Purposes. Membership is granted upon receipt of application. All membership is granted by a majority vote of the Board.
- Elder-Counsel membership is reserved for the Board of Directors, and voting members and non-voting leaders who have remained in good standing for five consecutive years and consistently demonstrate leadership qualities within the New Judah community. Application for Elder-Counsel membership is open to any voting member who has remained in good standing for five consecutive years. All membership shall be granted by a majority vote of the Board.
Section III. Annual Dues
The amount required for annual dues shall be fifty dollars or five volunteer hours each year for voting members and twenty-five dollars or five volunteer hours for non-voting leaders, unless changed by a majority vote of the members at an annual meeting of the full membership. Continued voting membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues. All or part of the funds for any member’s annual dues may come from the tax deductible value paid or solicited by the voting member, and received by New Judah.
Section IV. Rights of Members
- Each voting member shall be eligible to appoint one voting representative to cast the member’s vote in association elections.
- Each voting member is entitled to one vote in any New Judah vote or election.
- Each member of the Elder-Council is entitled to two votes in any New Judah vote or election. The votes shall be consistent and cannot be split.
- Each member of the Board of Directors is entitled to three votes in any New Judah vote or election. The votes shall be consistent and cannot be split.
- Any member in good standing may utilize any and all services provided by New Judah at the member’s rate. Any balance due for services received may be paid through service with New Judah at a rate of $10 per hour.
- Minor children of members in good standing are non-voting members in good standing.
- Any member in good standing may utilize any and all of the services and/or equipment provided by New Judah to produce intellectual property at the member’s rate.
- New Judah retains ten percent ownership rights of any intellectual property created or produced using New Judah services, equipment, and/or facilities. Ten percent of all proceeds from sales and/or royalties go to New Judah to further its tax-exempt purposes and support its mission.
- Any member who creates and/or produces intellectual property using New Judah services, equipment, and/or facilities may donate any or all rights beyond the retained ten percent of the intellectual property to New Judah for the furthering of its tax-exempt purposes and the support of its mission.
- Any voting member or non-voting leader has the right to solicit funds on behalf of New Judah, one hundred percent of which will be used by New Judah to further its tax-exempt purposes and support its mission.
- Any member found to abuse the power of this right by way of fraudulent activity which jeopardizes New Judah’s tax-exempt status shall have their membership terminated, and appropriate actions shall be taken.
Section V. Resignation and Termination
Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Clerk. Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues, or other charges previously accrued. A member can have their membership terminated by a majority vote of the membership. A member can have their membership terminated if the board determines that actions taken by that member jeopardize the tax-exempt status of New Judah.
Section VI. Non-voting Membership
- Non-voting members shall fall in three categories:
- Young Leader Membership holders (members 18-20 years of age)
- Youth Membership holders (members under 18 years of age
- Members past due on their annual dues
- All minor children of New Judah members are non-voting members of New Judah.
- Any member over the age of twenty years who does not remain up-to-date with their annual dues may have their voting right revoked and may not receive the New Judah member discount.
- Any member 18-20 years of age who does not remain up-to-date with their annual dues may become a non-voting member and may not receive the New Judah member discount.
- The Board shall have the authority to establish and define non-voting categories of membership.
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