is a nonprofit, community based
performing arts organization founded in 1993 and located in
Delaware. Composed of people with and without disabilities, our
mission is to entertain and to inform the public of the abilities and
talents possessed by individuals with disabilities.
ABLEARTS® was created with two main
purposes in mind:
To provide opportunities to
participate in the performing arts for those typically excluded.
To educate and demonstrate to
society at-large that those viewed as "Disabled" have something of
value to contribute.
ABLEARTS®, as a matter of policy, does not
pursue government funding.
A. The following people are
considered founding members:
B. Future members must complete an
application, attend one meeting, and be voted on by a simple majority of
the members present at the next meeting.
C. Upon being voted in as a member,
all privileges of membership are immediate.
D. “Termination of Membership Due
1. After 22 months of inactivity,
at the discretion of the officers, a member is subject to removal from the rolls.
Written notice will be e-mailed or mailed to the current contact information of
said member, advising said member of the pending removal due to inactivity.
3. Sixty days after notice is sent,
with no further activity, the member will be removed.
. To regain membership, one must
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Board of Directors, consisting of no less than three members, none of whom can
be current or prospective officers, shall be elected annually by the members at
a meeting designated for this purpose. Nominations for the Board of Directors
will be accepted from the members present at the June, July, August business
meetings and/or the Annual Meeting in August. The Board of Directors shall,
upon election, create a slate of prospective officers for the following five
offices, whose duties are outlined below.
1. President: conducts the day to
day business of the corporation.
2. Vice President: serves in the
president's absence and assists in the day
to day business of the corporation.
Additionally, the Vice President will be
responsible for the educational
goals of the corporation as stated in the
strategic plan, to include an educational
report at each monthly business
3. Treasurer: shall maintain
financial and property records of the
corporation and report on the
financial status at each meeting.
Secretary: will record minutes, attendance, meeting dates, performances, and
list of members at the general meetings and be responsible for corporate
correspondence. These duties may be divided into Recording Secretary and
Corresponding Secretary at the discretion of the Executive Officers.
5. Member at Large: assists in the business
of the corporation as needed
and serves as membership officer,
keeping a roster of all current members.
B. Upon vacancy of an office, the
Board of Directors will appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder
of that term.
C. Upon vacancy on the Board of
Directors, the remaining Board shall
appoint a replacement for the
remainder of the term if the remaining Board
totals less than three.
D. All expenditures are approved by
the officers and reported to the general membership.
E. Upon appointment, the officers
will be responsible for updating and
implementing the current strategic
plan with input of interested members.
The officers will present a minimum
two year strategic plan report at the
October business meeting each year.
A. Business meetings will take
place on a monthly basis, minimum of nine (9) meetings a year. The date and
time of the meetings will be scheduled at a time mutually convenient for
membership. Executive officers will meet a minimum of 4 times a year with the
Board of Directors in attendance. The meetings can take place via physical
presence, web conference, phone conference, or some combination thereof.
business meeting takes place when there are five members available by physical
presence, conference call, or web conference, one of whom must be the President
or the Vice President. This constitutes a quorum. No formal business can take
place without a quorum.
C. For those items of business
where a vote is called, a simple majority of
members present shall carry the
annual meeting of the members shall occur each year in August, the date to be
set by the Executive Officers, for the purpose of electing the Board of
Directors. The present membership at the Annual Meeting will vote by simple
ballot of yes or no for the suggested slate of prospective officers. A simple
majority will carry the vote.
E. Protocol matters shall be
decided by those officers in attendance.
AMENDING THE BYLAWS
A. Proposed amendments to the bylaws
shall be submitted in writing at a
regular business meeting. Within
ten days of the submission of a proposed amendment, the membership shall be
notified by mail that a vote to change the bylaws will take place at the
next business meeting and an exact copy of the amendment will be included.
of the membership on proposed changes to the bylaws may be permitted via mail,
e-mail, or in person. Mail or e-mail voting must be received by AbleArts prior
to the meeting. Absentee ballots will be presented to the presiding officer at
the business meeting, prior to the vote on the amendment.
C. Amendments shall be passed by an
affirmative vote of 2/3 of the votes cast
DISSOLUTION OF THE CORPORATION
A. Upon dissolution of ABLEARTS® Inc. all remaining property and assets
shall be distributed as voted by the
membership in accordance with all applicable laws.
ABLEARTS® Inc. will function under a long-term
strategic plan of not less than