Florida Association for the Gifted Bylaws
(Amended September, 2015)
ARTICLE I. NAME AND MISSION
1. The name of this organization shall be the Florida Association for the Gifted, Inc., and shall hereafter be referred to as FLAG.
2. The mission of FLAG is to connect and empower educators and parents who promote and support educationally sound programs for gifted students through awareness, advocacy, and action.
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
2. All members with the exceptional of institutional members shall have the right to vote on FLAG concerns.
3. All officers shall be regular members of FLAG and shall meet the membership requirements specified in Article IV of the Constitution.
ARTICLE III. DUES AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD
ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
ARTICLE VII. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE VIII. MEETINGS
1. The place and time of the Annual Conference of FLAG shall be at the discretion of the Executive Board. The purpose of the Annual Conference shall be for the transaction of the business at the Annual Business Meeting, and the presentation of a program on topics concerning gifted children. Notice of the Annual Conference and Annual Business Meeting shall be given to all members at least 30 days prior to the date thereof.
ARTICLE IX. REGIONAL COORDINATORS
ARTICLE X. COMMITTEES
1. The Standing Committees of FLAG shall be as follows:
2. Special Committees may be designated from time to time by the President, with purpose and composition to be proposed by the President to the Executive Board. Approval of each such committee must be gained through a majority vote of the members of the Executive Board prior to the initiation of any functions of such a committee.
ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS
1. These Bylaws may be amended by a simple majority vote of the Executive Board of FLAG. The general membership shall be informed of the amendment(s) in writing within 30 days.
2. If the amendment shall result in ten or more written protests or objections to the amendment(s) within a 90 day period of such notification being given, the amendment will be reconsidered and will be placed on the next general ballot for vote by the general membership.
ARTICLE XII. AFFILIATIONS
1. A local Association for the Gifted in Florida having at least 10 members who are members of FLAG wishing to affiliate with FLAG should submit in writing their desire to affiliate with FLAG to the current President of FLAG to be forwarded to the Membership Chairperson for verification of membership status. The Executive Board will then consider the request using the National Association for the Gifted Children affiliation rules as guidelines.
2. If FLAG wishes to affiliate with another organization, the Executive Board will present this to the voting membership. Approval shall be by simple majority of the voting members.
ARTICLE XIII. RULES OF ORDER
1. Roberts' Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall be adopted as the official Parliamentary Procedural guidelines for use in all FLAG meetings where applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.
ARTICLE XIV. SEAL
1. The seal of the Corporation shall be retained by the Governance Secretary and include the words, "Florida Association for the Gifted, Inc."
ARTICLE XV. PERPETUATION
1. The association shall exist in perpetuation unless otherwise dissolved.
2. Upon dissolution of FLAG, the Executive Board shall see all just debts are paid. Any funds remaining shall be distributed to one or more qualified charitable or educational organizations to be selected by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE XVI. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
1. For purposes of this provision, the term "interest" shall include personal interest, interest as director, officer, member, or beneficiary of any concern and having an immediate family member who holds such an interest in any concern. The term "concern" shall mean any corporation, association, trust, partnership, limited liability entity, firm, person or other entity other than the organization.
2. No director or officer of the organization shall be disqualified from holding any office in the organization by reason of any interest in any concern. A director or officer of the organization shall not be disqualified from dealing, either as vendor, purchaser or otherwise, or contracting or entering into any other transaction with the organization or with any entity of which the organization is an affiliate. No transaction of the organization shall be voidable by reason of the fact that any director or officer of the organization has an interest in the concern with which such transaction is entered into, provided:
C. Payments to the interested officer or director are reasonable and do not exceed fair market value.3. The minutes of meetings at which such votes are taken shall record such disclosure, abstention, and rationale for approval.