BYLAWS

 of

BEPA FOUNDATION,
a subordinate organization of

BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION

(draft 2013-09-17)

 

ARTICLE I: NAME, MISSION, AND PURPOSES

 

Section 1.01.  Name.     The name of the organization is BEPA FOUNDATION

 

Section 1.02. Mission.     The Organization’s mission is to be a public foundation supporting local non-profit organizations, charitable and educational programs, and persons aligned with the philanthropic interests of the pedicab industry in New Orleans  

Section 1.03. Purpose.     The Organization is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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 United States Internal Revenue Law.

Section 1.04. Undefined.     reserved

Section 1.05. Exempt Purposes Regulatory Compatibility.     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. 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 corporation, 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.

Section 1.06. Dissolution.     Upon dissolution of the Organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the Organization, the remaining 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.

Section 1.07. Earnings.     No part of the net earnings of the Organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, any of its members, trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the Organization shall be authorized to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the exempt purposes.

Section 1.08. Equality Statement.     Big Easy Pedicab Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, physical handicap, mental handicap, medical condition, family medical history, genetic information, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, or any other non-merit based factors.

ARTICLE II: BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Section 2.01. Selection.     Trustees shall first become and simultaneously serve as trustees of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE III: AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF TRUSTEES

 

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

 

ARTICLE IV: AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS

 

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

 

ARTICLE V: INDEMNIFICATION

 

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

 

ARTICLE VI: ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE VII: MEMBERS

 

Section 7.01. Classes.  The classes of members is (are) currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

 

Section 7.02. Qualifications.  Qualification for membership is currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

 

Section 7.03. Termination of Membership.  Termination of membership is currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

 

Section 7.04. Resignation.  Procedures for resignation of membership is currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

Section 7.05. Dues.  Dues for members is currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

Section 7.06.  Meetings.  The annual membership meeting is currently undefined and shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

 

ARTICLE VIII: FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

 

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE IX: BOOKS AND RECORDS

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE X: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

This article shall be governed by the corresponding article set forth in the Bylaws of BIG EASY PEDICAB ASSOCIATION.