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CZERNOWITZ JEWISH CEMETERY RESTORATION ORGANIZATION Inc.
NAME OF CORPORATION.
JEWISH CEMETERY RESTORATION ORGANIZATION, Inc., or in abbreviated form:
is organized exclusively for the purpose of restoring and maintaining
the Czernowitz Jewish cemetery located on Zelena street, in the city of
Chernivtsi, in the Ukraine.
is, as of July 15th, 2009, in a bad state of neglect. It is overgrown
by weedy vegetation, main and auxiliary paths between graves are mostly
impassable, many gravestones are broken or threatening to fall, and
plot locations and sections of the cemetery are not indicated or marked.
The mission of
the CJCRO is to facilitate clearing the cemetery of weedy vegetation,
clear and pave or otherwise secure all paths, repair, secure and erect
as necessary all gravestones, install place markers to clearly indicate
plot and section numbers of the cemetery, and make provisions for the
maintenance of this cemetery in perpetuity.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP. Any persons residing anywhere, whether or
not of the Jewish faith, whether or not related to a person or persons
interred in the cemetery, if willing to adhere to the bylaws of
this organization and not bring discredit to it, are eligible for
membership. But no person who stands to benefit financially from the
activities of the CJCRO can be a member.
PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION. Any person desiring membership shall apply to
the Board of Directors of the CJCRO. The Board will review all
applications and approve membership, based on the eligibility criteria
VOTING RIGHTS. Every member, in good standing at the time when a matter
is to be decided by a membership vote, will have one vote. All
voting will be conducted by Email, as stated in Article 7. b).
OFFICERS. The officers of CJCRO shall be: a President, a
Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a representative in Israel
and two members at large, all of whom shall be elected annually,
by the members, at the time specified for the election of officers. The
members may amend the bylaws to elect additional officers as they, from
time to time,
Section 2. TERM
OF OFFICE. The officers shall hold office for two years, starting on
the date specified in article (8).
ELIGIBILITY. The officers shall be chosen from among the members.
OFFICER VACANCY. In the event that a vacancy occur among the officers,
the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall
appoint an interim officer from the membership, to serve until the next
NOMINATION FOR OFFICE. Officers will be nominated no less than 30 days
before the election, by a three-member nominating committee, appointed
by the Board. Members can nominate themselves, notifying the Board that
they wish to stand for election, no later than 30 days before the
PRESIDENT. The President shall:
a) Set the
agenda for matters brought before the organization and Board of
b) Be the
principal spokesperson for the organization and the Board.
c) Delegate such
duties to the other Officers as he or she may deem necessary.
d) Have the
authority to disburse the funds of the organization, if the
treasurer is unable to do so.
the membership of all decisions and actions of the board and any new
developments pertaining to the purpose of the organization.
Section 2. VICE
PRESIDENT. The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President,
should the President not be able to perform his or her duties.
TREASURER. The Treasurer shall:
a) Maintain the
financial records of the organization.
b) Have the
authority to disburse the funds of the organization, subject to the
written approval [by email or other means] of a majority of the Board.
SECRETARY. The Secretary shall:
a) Record the
official correspondence of CJCRO and its Board of Directors.
b) Record votes
taken by the organization on all matters within its purpose and
c) Keep a record
of all monies received or disbursed, in addition to the records
kept by the Treasurer.
d) Have the
authority to disburse the funds of the organization, if the Treasurer
and President are both not able to do so, with approval for fund
disbursement as detailed in Section 3. b), above.
REPRESENTATIVE of CJCRO in ISRAEL. The Representative of CJCRO in
Israel shall publicize the activities of CJCRO in Israel.
Section 6. TWO
MEMBERS AT LARGE. The two members at large will assist the other
officers as needed and participate in the running of the organization.
MEMBERSHIP. The Board of Directors shall consist of the seven (7)
officers of the organization, as elected by the members according to
RESPONSIBILITIES. The Board of Directors shall carry out the policy and
financial decisions of the CJCRO and shall serve as an advisory body to
the President. The Board shall have full authority to act as a
decision-making body when the membership of the organization
cannot vote on a matter requiring a decision. However, it may not
contravene any decision, previously taken by the membership.
Section 3. BOARD
MEETINGS AND REPORTING.
a) The Board
will meet periodically, in person, or via electronic communication.
Meetings will occur at least quarterly and more frequently if the Board
members so determine. If affordable, board meetings will be available
to members for monitoring on a listen-only basis, via a toll-free
b) Reports of
the board meeting will be published to the membership list no later
than ten, (10) business days after the meeting.
VOTING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
major policy and procedural decisions shall be voted on by the members
voting and elections shall be carried out by E-mail within an Email
group of CJCRO members established for this purpose.
c) All votes
shall be decided by a simple majority.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
a) The election
of officers shall take place each year from the first Sunday
through the second Sunday of the month of November.
of candidates for any elective office may be made by members of CJCRO
not earlier than the first Sunday of the month of October and no later
than the third Sunday of the month of October.
c) The elected
officers shall take office effective on Dec. 31st of the year in
which they were elected.
NON-PROFIT STATUS. The organization will seek to establish
non-profit status and shall fund its activities in such a manner as it
may determine, provided that it shall not engage in any activity which
would adversely affect its non-profit status.
FINANCIAL REPORTING. The financial reports shall be published to
members of CJCRO on a quarterly basis, on the 15th of each of these
months: March, June, Sept, and December.
ANNUAL REPORT. An annual report, required for non-profit corporations,
shall be filed by officers of the Board of Directors.
CASE OFF DISSOLUTION. Should any funds remain in the possession of this
organization in the event and the time of its dissolution, these funds
shall be donated 50% to SVIT Ukraine and 50% to ASF Germany.
APPROVAL OF AMMENDMENTS. The CJCRO shall have the power to make, alter,
amend, and repeal its bylaws, by an affirmative vote of three-fourths
(75%) of the membership, taken during the annually scheduled election
PROPOSAL OF AMMENDMENTS. All members may propose amendments. Any
proposed amendment will require the support of a total of FIVE (5)
members of CJCRO, before being put up for a vote. Notice of a proposed
amendment to these bylaws shall be given by Email to all members of
CJCRO at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which action
thereon may be taken.
The above nine
(9) articles constitute the bylaws of the Czernowitz Jewish Cemetery
Restoration Organization Inc. as amended and voted on by the