Chapter Constitution

CONSTITUTION

Middle Atlantic Chapter of American Orff-Schulwerk Association

 

ARTICLE I – Name

The name of the organization shall be the Middle Atlantic Chapter, American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

 

ARTICLE II – Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of this organization shall be:

 

  1. To provide inspiration and techniques for persons who are interested in using Orff-Schulwerk.
  2. To promote awareness of the many and varied aspects of the Schulwerk being used successfully in American education.
  3. To disseminate news and provide opportunities to examine creative and innovative ideas with regard to Schulwerk philosophy and activities.  
  4. To be consistent with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

 

ARTICLE III – Membership

Membership shall be open to all who are interested in the Aims and Objectives.  The membership year shall run from July 1-June 30.

 

ARTICLE IV – Organization

  1. The officers shall consist of the following: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Each shall be elected for a term of two years.  The Vice-President shall move into the position of President at the end of his/her two year term.
  2. The governing body shall be the Executive Board which shall consist of the above officers, the Immediate Past-President, and four elected Members-at-Large, who will also serve for two years.
  3. The members of the Executive Board shall begin their terms immediately following the conclusion of the current workshop series.
  4. Amendments to the Constitution may be made by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the membership present, providing a quorum is present.  A quorum shall consist of 1/3 of the membership.

 

ARTICLE V – Consistency with AOSA

  1. The provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws are contingent upon their consistency with the Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.
  2. Revisions of and amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association shall be incorporated into the Constitution and By-Laws without a vote of the membership.
  3. In all instances of dispute, the Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association shall prevail.

 

ARTICLE VI – Net Earnings

No part of the net earnings of the Chapter shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Chapter shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Second hereof.  No substantial part of the activities of the Chapter shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Chapter shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign of behalf of any candidate for public office.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Chapter shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a Chapter exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a Chapter, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

 

ARTICLE VII – Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of this organization shall be July 1-June 30.

 

ARTICLE VIII – Dissolution

The Chapter may be dissolved by a unanimous vote of the Executive Board with the affirmation by ¾ of the membership; such affirmation to be given at a regular or specially called business meeting and by additional mail-in votes received by the Chapter within thirty days after the Business meeting at which the vote is called for.

Upon the dissolution of the Chapter, the Executive Board shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the Chapter, dispose of all of the assets of the Chapter exclusively for the purposes of the Chapter in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Executive Board shall determine.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Chapter is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.