Members of FUUSN:
Here is a reminder that on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 pm via Zoom, we will host a meeting to discuss whether the FUUSN By-Laws should be amended to impose term limits on certain FUUSN offices such as Operations Council members, Moderator, Clerk, and/or Treasurer. The Board of Trustees and the Board of Investment are currently subject to term limits.The meeting login information is provided below.
An additional in-person meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 at 11:45 am in the Children’s Chapel.
A set of draft By-Law amendments for discussion purposes is attached.
We hope you can join us! If you cannot, please send your comments and ideas to Dwight at email@example.com, who will gather them for the Board’s consideration.
Gordon Moriarty Barbara Bates Dwight Golann
Here’s the Zoom link for the Feb. 8th meeting.
Topic: FUUSN Discussion of Term Limits on Officers
Time: Feb 8, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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FUUSN By-Laws – Term Limits Amendments for Discussion – 2/8/23 and 2/26/23
Article VI Operations Council
SECTION 1. There shall be an Operations Council of six members. Five of the Operations Council members shall be elected from the membership to serve for a term of three years, one or two to be elected at each Annual meeting as provided above. Members of the Operations Council may be re-elected. Any member shall be eligible for election to the Operations Council for up to two consecutive three- year terms and, having served as Operations Council member and having retired from the Operations Council for at least three years, may be re-elected to the Operations Council, subject to the foregoing consecutive term limit. The sixth member shall serve by virtue of his or her office as Treasurer of the Society. The Operations Council by written ballot shall elect from its membership a Chair and Vice Chair to serve for one year. Any Council Member wishing to resign from the Operations Council during his or her term shall do so by prior written notice to the Operations Council Chair. A Council Member may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the entire Board of Trustees at a meeting at which not less than three-fourths of the entire Board is present if in the opinion of the Board such Council Member is incapacitated or unable to carry out the duties of the office or otherwise for good cause.
Article IX Duties of Officers
SECTION 1. MODERATOR. The Moderator shall preside at all Annual and Special Meetings of the Society. The Moderator shall appoint a Nominating Committee of not less than three and not more than five members within six months following the Annual Meeting and advise the Society of its membership. At least two thirds of the membership of the Nominating Committee shall be new to the Committee in any given year. The Moderator shall be eligible for election for up to six consecutive one- year terms and, having served as Moderator and having retired from said office for at least three years, may be re-elected as Moderator, subject to the foregoing consecutive term limit.
SECTION 6. CLERK. The Clerk shall attend all meetings of the Society and of the Board of Trustees and keep a true record of the business there transacted. The records shall be open to inspection by any member of the Society. The Clerk or the Chair of the Board of Trustees shall give due notice of all meetings of the Society as herein before provided. The Clerk shall give written notice to every person elected to office at any meeting of the Society. The Clerk shall be eligible for election for up to six consecutive one-year terms and, having served as Clerk and having retired from said office for at least three years, may be re-elected as Clerk, subject to the foregoing consecutive term limit.
SECTION 8. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account, in such form as the Board of Trustees may approve, of all property, receipts, accounts (including capital campaign and related accounts) and expenditures of the Society, and of all indebtedness to and from the Society, and shall report to the Society, the Board of Trustees and the Operations Council, whenever requested. The Treasurer shall, at the expense of the Society, be covered by a fidelity bond, in such amount as the Board of Trustees may direct. The Treasurer shall present, at the Annual Meeting of the Society, a full statement of the finances of the Society, such statement may be duly audited or reviewed as the Board of Trustees may in its sole discretion, direct. Under the authority of the Board of Trustees the Treasurer may draw checks in any bank account of the Society approved by the Board of Trustees. As directed in writing by the Trustees, the Treasurer may also arrange for the receipt and sale, in the name of the Society, of any donation for purposes other than endowment, made to it in the form of stocks and bonds. The Treasurer shall be eligible for election for up to six consecutive one-year terms and, having served as Treasurer and having retired from said office for at least three years, may be re-elected as Treasurer, subject to the foregoing consecutive term limit.
SECTION 10. SUSPENSION OF TERM LIMITS. The Trustees, by vote of five or more members in favor, may suspend a term limit for a member of the Board of Trustees per Article V, Section 1, Operations Council per Article VI, Section 1, Board of Investment per Article VIII, Section 1, Moderator per Article IX, Section 1, Clerk per Article IX, Section 6, or Treasurer per Article IX, Section 8, for an additional term or shorter period if they conclude that doing so is necessary to avoid disruption in the conduct of the business of the Society.