- Hello everybody on the list-serve. We have finally gotten our list
serve up and running. This way anyone can sign up (they no longer
have to write to Lynn or Trish) and you can remove yourself whenever
you wish. Please feel free to check out the other advantages at the
list serve. We have a calendar for everyone to view what is coming
up. Thanks to John Caldiera for his work getting all of the names
We also have our web page renewed. You can get to it by going to:
http://outdoorplace.org/rpcv/ or by linking to us through the
National Site at www.rpcv.org
As for upcoming events: Thursday July 19, 2001 Happy Hour 6:30-? at
Flying Saucer in ADDISON! 14999 Monfort Dr. Call 972-934-ALES if you
Everyone knows that most of our fundraising is done at International
Dinners. As of yet, we don't have a host for the fall dinner. If you
would be interested in hosting an International Dinner at your house
please let Lynn Portz know ASAP at 214-821-6697. We would like to
advertise it in the Newsletter coming out Aug. 1.
ALSO LOOKING FOR: If you are the owner of a pool and would like to
host a pool party now in the hot summer months call Lynn Portz at 214-
821-6697. Participants will bring their own beverages and chairs.
As many of you know, the North Texas Peace Corps Association is
working to obtain Tax Exempt Status. While working on the 501(c)(3)
form this past week, two new bylaws are needed to be created. Below
you will find all of the Bylaws for the NTPCA with the two new ones
at the end (Art. IX and Art.X). To apply for Tax Exempt Status we
needed to have a Dissolution Clause and recognize that we are an
affiliate group of the National group. Due to the timing, the need to
get the application in the mail, and to the previous bylaw on how to
amend the Bylaws, I would like to take a vote. All in Favor -- DO
NOTHING. Anyone opposed, please respond with a personal e-mail to me
at lportz@... (do not Reply to this message). We will have
until the 15th to take a vote.
Bylaws of the
North Texas Peace Corps Association
(Formerly, Dallas-Fort Worth Returned Peace Corps Volunteers)
Art.I. NAME The name of the organization shall be the North Texas
Peace Corps Association.
Art. II PURPOSE The purpose of the organization shall be, within the
world at large, to further the objectives for which the Peace Corps
was created and, within the geographical vicinity of the northern
Texas cities of Fort Worth and Dallas and environs, to further like
goals for the betterment of the inhabitants of the area.
Art.III. MEMBERSHIP Membership shall be open to all who may identify
as their personal goals or ideals some or all of the goals of the
Art. IV. OFFICIALS The officers of the organization shall be
those whose positions have been created by the membership in its
capacity as a n acting steering committee. The duties of officers
shall include active participation in the work of the steering
Art. V. COMMITTEES
1. THE STEERING COMMITTEE The steering committee shall be the body,
which directs the organization in the name of the membership at
large. Eligibility for serving on the steering committee shall be
open to all of the membership.
2. OTHER COMMITTEES Other committees shall be created as needed to
perform specific tasks or specialized functions necessary to the
operation of the organization.
Art. VI. MEETINGS The times and places of meetings both for the
steering committee and for the membership at large shall be
determined by the steering committee. Every practical effort will be
made to inform the membership at large of such meetings. Other
committees will set the times and places of their meetings,
communicating such information to the membership at large if the
committee decides that attendance by non-committee members might
further the goals of the committee or might provide the membership
with useful information.
Art. VII AMENDING THE BYLAWS These bylaws may be amended by a two-
thirds vote of members present at any steering committee meeting,
provided that written notice stating the proposed amendment (s) has
been given at either the previous meeting of the steering committee
or has been previously publish along with the time and place of the
meeting where a vote is to be taken, in the organization's newsletter
sent to all members.
Art. VIII STANDING RULES The organization shall be structured and
governed by a set of standing rules that guide the operation of the
steering committee and other entities of the organization. Other
committees may create their own standing rules as long as such rules
do not conflict with or serve to make invalid either these bylaws or
the standing rules of the steering committee.
Art. IX DISSOLUTION CLAUSE: Upon recommendation of the Steering
Committee that the NTPCA be dissolved and by majority vote of the
active members, all assets will be distributed to the Peace Corps
Art. X AFFILIATE STATUS: North Texas Peace Corps Association confirms
its affiliated status with the National Peace Corps Association, and
will submit all required reporting documents in a timely manner.
Anyone opposed, please respond with a personal e-mail to me at
lportz@... (do not Reply to this message). We will have
until the 15th to take a vote.