The name of this organization shall be Cache Community Connections- a Civic and
Interfaith Council, hereafter referred to in these bylaws as CCC.
A. To bring diverse religious and civic leaders together in the belief that spiritual leadership and unity are vital to the well being of the community.
B. To engage in educational activities designed to increase community awareness of and respect for religious and cultural diversity.
C. To bring religiously and culturally diverse groups together in task oriented, community enhancing projects.
D. To encourage and support community activities that are, by their very nature, religiously and culturally unifying.
A. To be a member of CCC, an individual must:
1. Represent a religious community within Cache County, and/or represent, by virtue of public election or appointment, a segment of the Cache Valley Community.
2. Request membership at a formal CCC meeting and receive a sustaining vote of 75% or more of members present.
3. For long-standing and/or exemplary service to the mission of the CCC, emeritus status at a formal CCC meeting can be granted with a sustaining vote of 75% or more of members present.
B. Members must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Represent religious communities and/or civic organizations that seek to foster community unity through respect for religious and cultural diversity.
2. Actively participate in CCC meetings/programs/projects.
3. Bring community respect and credibility to CCC through public and private behavior consistent with the objectives/goals of CCC.
C. There shall be no membership quotas.
D. Membership will not be withdrawn from any individual unless there is clear and documented evidence that the member is significantly out of compliance with minimum membership requirements.
E. Membership may be withdrawn from an individual upon a unanimous vote of all members, minus one, attending a formally scheduled meeting of CCC. The intent to withdraw membership must be announced to all members in writing (or via the Internet) 30 days prior to the vote.
ARTICLE IV—OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS
A. The Chair, Chair-Elect, and the Chairs for the signature and annual CCC events will be elected annually. The events requiring a chair will be determined prior to the election.
B. The term of office for the Chair, Chair-Elect, and Event Chairs shall be 12 months, commencing on July 1.
C. The CHAIR-ELECT shall become CHAIR on July 1 of the year immediately following his/her term as CHAIR-ELECT.
D. Elections shall be held at the regularly scheduled May meeting of CCC.
E. The slate of candidates shall be developed at the regularly scheduled April meeting of CCC.
F. In those cases when an elected member cannot complete a term of office, the body of the Council shall appoint a member of CCC to fill the vacancy until the next regularly scheduled election.
G. The SECRETARY shall be appointed by the Council and shall function for an undetermined time period.
H. The TREASURER shall be appointed by the Council and shall function for an undetermined time period.
ARTICLE V—DUTIES OF OFFICERS
A. The CHAIR shall set the agenda, conduct the regularly scheduled meetings, call special meetings of the membership, etc.
B. The CHAIR-ELECT shall function as CHAIR in the absence of the CHAIR, performing those duties normally assigned to the CHAIR.
C. The SECRETARY shall record CCC meeting minutes, maintain records, announce meetings, and do such other tasks as requested by the Council.
D. The TREASURER shall collected funds, maintain fiscal records, and do such other tasks as requested by the Council.
ARTICLE VI—TASK GROUPS AND COMMITTEES
A. Task Forces—time limited assignments with predetermined measurable outcomes may be made by the Council to any individual or group of individuals for the purpose of advancing the objectives of CCC.
B. Committees—the Council may appoint an individual or group of individuals to standing committees. Committees are intended to stand in place for an indefinite period and to receive ongoing assignments with measurable outcomes.
A. CCC will meet as needed, ordinarily monthly.
B. CCC meetings will be conducted using a participatory approach providing a forum for building on member input and consensus.
C. Each member has one vote.
D. A member or representative must be present at a formal meeting to cast a vote.
E. Each member or his/or her representative may veto a vote outcome. In such an instant the vote shall be taken a second time with only one vote allowed the representatives, as a group, from each religious or civic entity.
F. All CCC decisions, except as otherwise indicated in these bylaws, require a simple majority of those present.
G. A majority vote to participate in a project or activity will not obligate dissenting members.
H. CCC will work from an agenda provided to members at least 2 days before any action is requested, unless there is unanimous agreement by all members present that an item can be acted upon with less notice.
I. All members have the right to place items on the agenda in a timely manner, and are encouraged to bring ideas and opportunities to the Council that further the goals and vision of CCC.
A. Proposed changes to the bylaws may be presented at any regular CCC meeting and must be approved for formal consideration.
B. Formal changes to the bylaws must then be submitted in writing (or via the Internet) to all members not less than one week in advance of the next regular meeting, at which time at least 75 percent of the voting members must support the amendment for adoption.
C. Amendments become effective immediately upon ratification.
ARTICLE IX—RULES OF ORDER/PARLAIMENTARY AUTHORITY
Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern all CCC meetings and those of its task
groups and committees, when applicable and needed.
UPDATED APRIL 2015