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By-Laws

ARTICLE I NAME
Section 1. Name: The name of this fellowship shall be THE LAS VEGAS BUDDHIST SANGHA..
ARTICLE II OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES
Section 1. Purposes:
The purpose of this fellowship shall be to propagate the teachings and doctrines of Buddhism,
to minister to the needs of Budhhists living in the Las Vegas area, and, as Buddhists, to assist in
the development and advancement of the community.
Section 2. Affiliation:
This fellowship shall be affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America.
Section 3. Non Discrimination/Oneness:
This fellowship is an open, inclusive, and affirming Sangha. We welcome all, without distinction
as to race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Persons who
feel that they may be experiencing discrimination, harassment, exploitation, retaliation, or
intimidation, including sexual harassment of any sort, are encouraged to bring forward their
allegations to the assistant minister or to any board of directors members. The Sangha is a
place and opportunity for spiritual growth in a safe and welcoming environment.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1. Membership:
Membership in this fellowship shall be open to any person interested and willing to uphold its
policies and subscribe to its by-laws.
Section 2: Application:
Anyone who pays membership fees, as determined at the general meeting, will be considered a
member.
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS, DIRECTORS (THE BOARD), and ADVISORS
Section 1. THE BOARD
The corporate powers of this fellowship shall be vested in, exercised, and affairs conducted by
the Board (the elected officers and directors)
Section 2. Officers
The officers of the fellowship shall be as follows:
a. President
b. Vice President
c. Secretary
d. Treasurer
e. Former President
f. Officers shall be elected for a 2 year term. Officers may serve a consecutive term.

Section 3. Directors
Directors will be: MAs, BWA President, Dharma School leader, all other members will be
appointed by the President as Chairs.
Section 4. Advisors

One advisor for 3 years, one for 2 years, and one for one year.
Section 5. Duty of Officers

a. The President shall preside over all meetings of the fellowship. The President shall be
ex-officio member of all committees of this fellowship except the nominating committee.
The President shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to said office, and shall
sign and execute all conveyances, encumbrances and all other documents of the
fellowship. The signature of the President shall be attested to by the Secretary of this
fellowship.
b. The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the
President. In the absence of both, a temporary presiding officer shall be elected among
the board members present.
c. The Secretary shall keep a complete record of all correspondence of the fellowship and
the Board. The Secretary shall keep a journal of all the meetings of the Board. Such
journal shall record the place and time of the meeting, the names of all directors and
officers present, the business transacted, the resolutions passed, and any other items
that may be permanent interest to the fellowship. The Secretary shall keep a roll of the
members of the organization and shall perform all other duties pertaining to the office of
the Secretary.
d. The Treasurer shall pay all recurring charges and all other bills as approved by the
Board . The Treasurer shall make a monthly report to the Board. The Treasurer shall
chair the investment committee if one is established. In the absence of the Treasurer,
the power to sign checks may be delegated by the Board to another Board member.

ARTICLE V NOMINATIONS & ELECTION
Section I . Nominations:
Nominations to the Board will be made by a nomination committee appointed by the President.
Nominations may also be made at the general meeting from the floor.
Section 2. Election:
The officers and directors of this fellowship shall be elected by the general membership at the
general meeting. Election will be by majority of votes cast.
Section 3. Vacancies:
If the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer shall become vacant, a
special election of the general membership shall be held to elect a successor who shall hold
office for the unexpired term.
ARTICLE VI MEETING OF THE ORGANIZATION
Section I . The annual General meeting of the fellowship for the election of the Board shall be held in
December of each year.
Section 2. Special meeting of the fellowship may be called at any time by the President, or upon
request of a majority of the Board, or upon written request of not less than ten members of the
fellowship. A ten day notice of any special meeting must be given to the members of the
fellowship, and the notice must state the purpose of the meeting. Such notice may be by mail
or by publication in the monthly bulletin .
Section 3. Quorum. The quorum necessary to conduct business of this fellowship at any General or
special meeting, shall be half of the board plus one.
ARTICLE VII MEETING OF THE BOARD

Section 1. Dates of regular monthly (bi-monthly/quarterly) meetings of the Board shall be published
in the monthly bulletin/newsletter and are open to all members. A quorum of one half (of
board members) plus 1 constitute a quorum.
Section 2. The President may call a special meeting of the Board at any time and a special meeting
may be called upon by the written request of two members of the Board. At least a one day
notice by mail or telephone of such meeting must be given to the members of the Board. Five
members & officers shall constitute a quorum at special meetings of the Board.
Section 3. All board members should not miss more than 3 meetings per year.
ARTICLE VIII. ORDER OF BUSINESS
Section 1 . At the annual meeting of the fellowship, the following shall be the order of business
a. Report by the Secretary of the minutes of the preceding meeting.
b. Report by the Treasurer
c. Report by the President.
d. Report on the election of the new Board.
Section 2. At the meetings of the Board, the following shall be the order of business:
a. Roll call.
b. Minutes of preceding meeting and action thereon.
c. Reports of officers and committees.
d. Unfinished business.
e. New business.
ARTICLE IX AMENDMENTS
Section 1. The power to amend these By-Laws is hereby delegated to the Board, provided that no
article in these By-Laws shall be amended, except by two-thirds vote. All articles amended shall
be reported to the members of the organization in the next bulletin.
Section 2. When any amendment or new By-Law is adopted, it is not effective until 30 days after
publication in the bulletin.