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Constitution

Article 1 - Name
The name of the organization shall be the Texas Associational Directors of Missions Network. It will establish and maintain "not for profit" status under paragraph 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Tax Code.

Article 2 - Purpose
The Purpose of the Network shall be to:

A. Promote the work and value of associations.

B. Resource the Director of Missions with tools for effective ministry.

C. Encourage and support Directors of Missions and their families.

Article 3 - Membership
Membership shall be open to associational Directors of Missions who are actively serving as Director of Missions of an association of Baptist churches in Texas. This organization may elect to develop or add associate memberships.

Article 4 - Polity and Relationships
The Texas Associational DOM Network is autonomous and thus maintains the right and privilege to govern itself in all matters, independent of any church, association, ecclesiastical body or other organization. Recognizing the benefits of cooperation with churches, associations, ecclesiastical bodies and organizations the Texas Association of Directors of Missions Network, may, from time to time and for specific purposes, voluntarily affiliate and/or cooperate with other entities and organizations, as the Texas Associational directors of Missions Network deems appropriate.

Article 5 - Officers
The officers of this organization shall consist of President, a 1st Vice President, a 2nd Vice President, a 3rd Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and any other officers deemed necessary by the Corporation and named in the Bylaws. The officers will serve as Trustees of the corporation.

Article 6 - Staff
The Network may employ such staff as necessary. Employment and duties will be specified in the Bylaws.

Article 7 - Meetings and Quorum The Network shall meet at least annually. The annual Meeting, and any additional meetings needed to carry out the purposes of the Network, will be scheduled by the Executive Committee. A quorum to conduct Business shall be 25% of the members of the Texas Associational Directors of Missions Network.

Article 8 - Incorporation
the Network shall be incorporated as a not-for-profit religious organization according to the laws of the state of Texas.

Article 9 - Dissolution
The Network directs that on discontinuance of the Network by dissolution or otherwise, the assets are to be transferred to another religious, charitable, or similar organization that qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provisions of any subsequent United States Internal Revenue law or laws.

Article 10 - Amendments to the Constitution
Amendments to the constitution will be submitted in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer at least 30 days prior to an annual meeting. He will forward the proposed amendment to the Network as least two weeks prior to the annual meeting. To be adopted, proposed amendments must receive a two-thirds majority vote of those members actually in attendance in two consecutive annual meetings.

Bylaws

Bylaw 1 - Priorities

In light of our purpose, the priorities of the Network shall be:
a. serve the Directors of Missions.
b. provide a fellowship and networking environment.
c. Assist in promoting and advancing the importance of associations.
d. Provide skill and relational training opportunities for Directors of Missions.
e. Provide role orientation for new Directors of Missions.
f. Assist associations in the process of calling a Director of Missions.
g. Offer assessment evaluation and training for prosepective Directors of Missions.

BYLAW 2 - OFFICERS

All officers must be current members of the Fellowship.

  • The President shall give direction and focus to the organization based on its stated purpose, preside at meetings of the Network and chair the Executive Committee. He shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.
  • The First Vice President (Advocacy) will enlist a team of not less than six Directors of Missions to assist him in planning and coordinating activities related to advocacy for the work and value of associations.
  • The Second Vice President (Membership) will enlist a team of not less than six Directors of Missions to assist him in promoting membership in and fellowship among the Texas Associational Directors of Missions Fellowship.
  • The Third Vice President (Leadership Development) will enlist a team of not less than six Directors of Missions to assist him in providing training, orientation, and assessment.
  • The Secretary Treasurer shall conduct the financial affairs of the Network, keep minutes of all business sessions of the Network and be responsible for filing all official records of the organization.
  • Terms of Office for President and Vice Presidents will be one year. They will be eligible for reelection to a second term in their particular office. The President will mormally have served as a Vice President prior to election as President. The Secretary/Treasurer (or Recording Secretary)may be elected to an unlimited number of one year terms.

BYLAW 3 - STAFF

The Executive Committee will be responsible for developing job descriptions for new positions and recommending staff members for approval by the Network.

BYLAW 4 - COMMITTEES

All committee members must be current members of the Network. Committees may meet in person or through electronic media with majority participation.

a. An Executive Committee shall be composed of the officers, chairpersons of standing committees, and the two immediate past presidents. This committee shall plan, staff and promote the meetings of the Network and serve as the Credentials Committee. The Executive Committee shall create teams or ad hoc committees and expend funds to accomplish the objectives of the Network.
b. A Nominating Committee shall be composed of six members, two of which shall be nominated annually by the Executive Committee for election by the Networks to a three year term. The Executive Committee shall name the chairman of the Nominating committee. Directors of Missions may not be reelected to serve on the Nominating Committee until at least two years have passed after their term has ended. The Nominating Committee shall nominate a slate of officers and committee members with chairpersons as outlined in the Bylaws. Nominees presented by the Nominating Committee shall represent the diversity of the Fellowship. Nominations may also be made from the floor. Between annual meetings, nominees to fill vacancies of committees and officers will be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.
c. A Finance Committee shall be composed of the Vice Presidents and three members at large who will be elected to three-year terms. One of the at-large members will be nominated to serve as chairman. Directors of Missions may not be reelected to serve on the Nominating Committee until at least two years have passed after their term has ended. This committee shall propose an annual budget and audit the finances of the Network. The Secretary/Treasurer shall serve as an ex officio member of this committee without voting privileges.

BYLAW 5 - Finances

a. The DOM's membership fee will be $25 plus $1 for  each church in his association(s).
b. Membership fees shall cover a one-year period, which begins and ends at an annual meeting.
c. New Directors of Missions will be granted a complimentary membership for one year.
d. The fiscal year for TXADOM will be August 1 through July 31.

BYLAW 6 - TRUSTEES  

The trustees shall execute all documents as authorized by the Network or the Executive Committee.

BYLAW 7 - INDEMNIFICATION

a. Each person who acts as a trustee or officer of the corporation shall be indemnified by the Corporation against any costs, expenses and liabilities which may be imposed upon or reasonably incurred by him in connection with any civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding in which he/she may be named as a party defendant by reason of his being or having been such trustee or officer or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted by him in either such capacity and any person who, at the request of the Corporation, acts as trustee or officer of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates shall likewise be indemnified by the Corporation against such costs, expenses and liabilities; provided that, in any case, the right of indemnification herein provided for shall not extend to any costs, expenses or liabilities imposed upon or incurred by any trustee or officer of the corporation or of any subsidiary or affiliate in rlation to matters as to which he or she shall be finally judged to be liable to the Corporation, subsidiary, or affiliate for negligence or misconduct in the performance of his or her duties as such trustee or officer or to any sum paid by him or her to the Corporation or to such subsidiary or affiliate, as the case may be, in settlement of any action, suit or proceeding based on his/her alleged dereliction of duty.
b. The Corporation may procure liability insurance for any one accident or occurrence protecting itself, any subsidiary or affiliate and each of its trustees and officers from anycost, expenses and liabilites for which the Corporation may be liable or for which it is required to indemnify any trustee of officer under paragraph a of this article.
 

BYLAW 8 - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Meetings of the Network will be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Roberts' Rules of Order. At his discretion the President may appoint a parliamentarian.

BYLAW 9 - AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS

Amendments to the bylaws will be submitted in writing to the Secretary/Treasurer at least 30 days prior to an annual meeting. he will forward the proposed amendment to the Network at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting. To be adopted proposed amendments must receive a two-thirds majority vote at that annual meeting.

 

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