Last edited October 2018. Copied from the official document on the Make Space Google Drive.
The name of the Organization is The Make Space of Centre County, herein referred to as the Organization.
Said Organization is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The mission of the Organization is to promote science education and the do-it-yourself spirit.
The Organization will have one class of membership, designated as Members.
Members are expected to know and abide by all pertinent local, state, and federal laws. Members must agree to and abide by the General Policies. Members can be granted additional rights or have rights revoked according to General Policies.
Meetings shall be held at the office of the Organization or at a location designated by the Board.
Quorum and Voting are determined by General Policies.
Notice of meetings shall be determined by General Policies.
An annual meeting of members shall be held around the month of October. The Board of Directors shall fix the date and time. Annual Meeting of the Membership exist in order to:
Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors or by petition signed by ten percent (10%) or more of the members for any lawful purpose at any time.
It shall be the duty of the Board to conduct the business of the Organization. The Board shall arrange for procuring necessary service or items. Decisions of the Board, or by a vote of Members, shall be the decisions of the Organization.
No Board member shall be compensated for serving on the Board. Board members may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing the business of the Organization.
All documents and reports necessary for the purposes of maintaining incorporated and non-profit status must be made available to the entire membership.
The Organization shall keep current and correct records of the accounts, minutes of the meetings and proceedings and membership records of the Organization. Any such records shall be in written form or in a form capable of being converted into written form.
Any person who is an Active Member of the Organization shall have the right at any reasonable time, and on written demand stating the purpose thereof, to examine and make copies from the relevant books and records of accounts, minutes, and records of the Organization.
The fiscal year of the Organization shall be the period selected by the Board of Directors as the tax year of the Organization for federal income tax purposes.
The Board of Directors may adopt, use and modify a corporate seal. Failure to affix the seal to corporate documents shall not affect the validity of such documents.
Any officer, director or employee of the Organization shall be indemnified to the full extent allowed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
Any member of the board who has a financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in an impartial manner, will offer to the Board to voluntarily excuse themself and will vacate their seat and refrain from discussion and voting on said item.
The Organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the Organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes of the Organization. No substantial part of the activities of the Organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a Organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a Organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Organization shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of the Organization.
Upon the dissolution of the Organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the Organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
These Bylaws have been adopted by the Members: Date: Signed, Secretary: President: Treasurer: