CONSTITUTION OF THE
NORTH COLUMBIA HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION (NCHCA)
Article 1: Name: The name of this non profit organization shall be the North Columbia Heights Civic Association (NCHCA) and it shall include the area of Northwest District of Columbia bounded by the east side of GEORGIA AVENUE, the north side of Spring Road, the west side of 16TH STREET, and the south side of Irving ROAD.
Article : Purposes: The purposes of NCHCA are the following:
Article 3: Membership:
Article 4: Organization:
The governing body of the NCHCA shall consist of members of the Executive Committee (see below) and the heads of the standing committees (non-voting). All elected officers will serve three year terms.
The Executive Committee shall consist of,
Article 5: Meetings of the Association:
Responsibility of Officers:
The President shall preside at all meeting of the Association at which he or she is present, unless the Association shall direct otherwise; shall appoint all committees, special and standing.
All Officers shall make reports to the President when requested, and their reports shall be by the President, submitted to the Association. The President shall be required to take all necessary measures for maintaining order and efficiency in the management of all affairs and all its departments.
The President shall appoint one of the members to fill any temporary vacancy until the return of the absentee or until a successor may be elected to complete the term of the missing officer.
The Vice President(s) shall discharge the duties assigned to the President in the case of the President’s absence or disability, vacancy in the office, or as the Association shall so direct.
The Treasurer shall be the overseer of all the funds of the Association and shall oversee the deposit or invest said funds as the Association may direct. The Treasurer shall keep all necessary accounts and vouchers, subject at all times to such inspection and audit as the Association may direct, and shall make a report to the Association at each regular meeting, wherein the Treasurer shall show the amount of money on hand and the receipts and disbursements since the preceding meeting.
The Secretary shall keep a correct record of all minutes of the meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee, make them available to the membership, and perform other such duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Association or Executive Committee.
Members At Large:
The Members at Large shall reflect the general consensus of the membership and be available to assist the other elected officers in the fulfillment of their duties.
Article 7: Bylaws
The Bylaws of the Association (the administrative implementation of the Constitution) will be presented to the Membership at the first regular meeting after approval of the Constitution, and shall be approved by a simple majority of those present.
Article 8: Amendments:
The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds of those present at any regular meeting, provided that notice of the meeting and the businesses to be transacted are provided and made available to each resident member at least twenty days in advance of the meeting.