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ADMISSION: Anyone (Human) may become a member of this organization regardless of age, gender, race, religion, financial orientation, nationality, or affiliation with any other organization, corporation, or business. Anyone may participate in this organization so long as their intention is not to cause harm or damages of any kind upon anything or anyone, ultimately adhering to these Articles & Bylaws and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every member is paired according to age, interest, willingness, and ability to participate. Only upon registration, qualification, opportunity, designation, referral and or sponsorship will any member become paired. Every member is issued a handbook with these Articles and bylaws which contains the rules and regulations surrounding membership including a brochure with a comprehensive list of services and programs currently available.

  1. OCCUPANCY: There is no limit to the amount of members this organization may have.
  2. RECORD: The Corporation shall keep a membership log containing the names and addresses of each member. Such logs shall be kept at the corporation’s principal office and shall be available for inspection only with approved intent and purpose by a Chief Officer to any member during regular business hours. The record of names and addresses of the members of this corporation shall constitute the membership list of this corporation and shall not be used, in whole or in part, by any organization for any purpose not directly related to a members’ participation and will only be used according to this code of conduct unless in a case where there is no provision of law.
  3. LIABILITY: A member of this organization is not, as such, personally liable for the debts, liabilities, or obligations of the corporation. However any member who is found to be acting in a manner that is in violation of regulatory laws or of the terms and conditions of their membership, can be held personally liable for any damages or hardship that may result from such actions.
  4. TRANSFERING: No member may transfer a membership or any right arising there from, except that an individual member may transfer his or her membership to another person who represents or is employed by the same agency or firm by providing written notice to the Secretary.
  5. TERMINATION: Grounds for Termination. The membership of a member shall terminate upon the occurrence of any of the following events: Upon his or her notice of such termination delivered to the President or Secretary of the corporation personally or by mail, such membership will terminate upon the date it is deposited in the mail. Upon a determination by the Board of Directors that the member has engaged in conduct materially and seriously prejudicial to the interests or purposes of the community.
  6. PROCEDURES FOR EXPULSION: Following the determination that a member should be expelled under these articles and bylaws, the following procedures shall be implemented: A notice shall be sent by first-class or registered mail to the last address of the member as shown on the corporation’s records, setting forth the expulsion and the reasons therefore. Such notice shall be sent at least fifteen days before the proposed effective date of the expulsion. The member being expelled shall be given an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, at a hearing to be held not less than five days before the effective date of the proposed expulsion. The hearing will be held by the Board of Directors in accordance with the voting rules set forth in these Bylaws applicable to the meetings of the Board. The notice to the member of his or her proposed expulsion shall state the date, time, and place of the hearing on his or her proposed expulsion. Following the hearing, the Board of Directors shall decide whether or not the member should in fact be expelled, suspended, or sanctioned in some other way. The decision of the Board shall be final. In the event that a member is expelled they will be compensated for any outstanding sponsorship or participation.
  7. RIGHTS UPON TERMINATION: All rights of a member in the corporation shall cease on termination of membership as herein provided. 
  8. AMENDMENTS RESULTING IN THE TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIPS: Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, if any amendment of the Articles of Incorporation or of the Bylaws of this corporation would result in the termination of all memberships or any class of memberships, then such amendment or amendments shall be effected only in accordance with the provisions of Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Corporations Tax Code. 
  9. ACCOUNTS, CREDITS, AND DEBITS All members are given a membership account that can be credited, debited, and rewarded depending upon the participation of the member. This form of credit system is simply a way for the organization to recognize and reward its participants and to promote a greater level of involvement in our community. These credits are only recognized by this corporation and by the members of its community and have no monetary value or affiliation of any kind to any local or foreign currencies whatsoever. However members can use their credits to access and receive services provided to our community and in accordance with the rules and guidelines which are outlined in the membership handbooks and in these articles and bylaws.
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