We are very proud to announce that SLIM-OR SCALA is now legally registered with the State of Oregon as a Mutual Benefit Nonprofit corporation. This allows us to open a bank account for the organization as well as provides us with a more clear legal and procedural framework to conduct our organization business. Thank you to all of our SCALA officers, especially Crystal Neal, Treasurer, who was a of great assistance in completing this registration process. Special thanks to Perry for her support and agreeing to be a signer on our bank account.
The minutes of our incorporation board meeting are here.
Our newly drafted bylaws are here.
One byproduct of this incorporation is that we now have no members! Before now, we have just considered anyone in the SLIM-Oregon program as a member, but under Oregon State law all members must consent to their membership. Therefore, if you wish to continue to be a member of this organization we will need you to send your full legal name and street address to the corporation’s secretary Candise Branum hermione[dot]danger[at]gmail[dot]com.
Basically, if you become a member you will be able to vote for officers and on any changes to the organizational structure. You will not be required to do anything as a result of your membership, however (no dues, etc.)
Here are the details:
1. You will not be excluded from participating in any SCALA event as a non-member. However, if you wish to participate in any member elections you must consent to be a member. Under Oregon State law we must keep a roster of all members including a street address. This roster is part of the corporation’s public record and is open to the public. In order for someone to view or records they must request to do so. Your address will not be posted to any website.
2. As a member you are entitled to participate in annual elections. Each fall we will hold an election for the next term’s SCALA officers. Also, as a member, your votes are required in order for us to make changes to our Bylaws. If you are not a member you will not be entitled to a vote on these matters.
3. As a member of the public you are entitled to view or organization records. This includes our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, member roster, meeting minutes (from this date forward), and financial records. Please send a request to view these records to the corporation secretary Candise Branum at hermione[dot]danger[at]gmail[dot]com. Please note that our Bylaws will be the only document posted on our blog http://www.esuscalaor.wordpress.com. If you wish to view any other record please contact Candise.