Article I - Name and Purpose
Name and form of organization
. The name of this organization is the Delaware
Association for Humanism, Inc. (DAH). DAH is a Delaware non-profit
corporation, which was incorporated May 15, 2007.
. DAH is an educational and altruistic organization, which advocates the use of
reason and scientific inquiry for the betterment of humanity and the
continued viability of the environment. DAH is committed to the
progressive philosophy of Humanism and is dedicated to the moral
principles, which are derived from critical intelligence and human
. DAH shall be a chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association and
shall be affiliated with the Council for Secular Humanism.
Article II - Conditions for Membership
. Any individual who agrees with Article I, Section 2, and has met the
dues requirement of Article II, Section 2, is a member of DAH.
. Dues shall be $35 per calendar year, regardless of when received, except that for
payments received after September 30 of each year membership shall be
effective immediately and include the following calendar year. Dues
shall be reduced by $10 for members in good standing of the American Humanist
Article III - Governance
. The business and affairs of DAH shall be managed and controlled by a Board of
Directors (collectively the "Board," and individually a "Director"). The
Board shall consist of three (3) Directors, who shall serve with no
financial compensation, except for reimbursement of documented expenses
approved by the Board.
. The Board shall call all Membership meetings. The Board shall meet at
the call of the Managing Director or as agreed by consent of a majority
of the Board. The Board shall keep minutes of Board and Membership
meetings and all financial transactions, and shall submit reports as
required by law. Quorum for the Board shall consist of a majority of its
Directors. The Board shall approve all contracts, including acceptance
of conditional gifts. The Board shall designate a Member, who does not
have responsibility for handling funds to review financial records and
report at the Annual Membership Meeting. If there is a vacancy on the
Board, the remaining Directors shall appoint a Director to serve until
the next election. The Board may delegate specific responsibilities to
one or more Members.
. The Board shall designate one of its Members as Managing Director. The
Managing Director shall serve as Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer.
Terms of Service
. The Term of Office of Directors shall be one (1) calendar year. No Director
shall serve more than three (3) full, consecutive terms.
. Membership meetings shall be held at the call of the Board with mail or
email notice sent at least 72 hours before the meeting. The Board shall
mail or email notice and a proposed agenda for the Annual Membership
Meeting at least ten (10) days before the meeting. The Annual Membership
meeting shall be the first Membership meeting of the calendar year. All
members shall be eligible to vote.
. All members shall be eligible to hold any office. Directors shall be elected by
simple majority of members present at an Annual Membership Meeting. No
proxies will be considered.
. Members are encouraged to submit to the Board proposals for activities,
events, and community service projects. Members shall have the right to
annually review any of DAH's records by appointment with the Managing
Director or his/her designee. If a member has a concern about management
or control of DAH, the member is encouraged to bring his/her concern to
. At the request of any member or on its own initiative, with appropriate
due process and conflict-of-interest procedures, the Board shall
investigate allegations of misconduct, including but not limited to
conduct injurious to DAH. If the Board recommends removal of a Director
from office or a Member from membership, the Board shall call a
Membership meeting to decide on the action. Removal of a Director from
office or a Member from membership shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote
of Members present and voting.
Revisions to Bylaws
. From time to time or at the request of a Member, the Board shall review
the bylaws and determine whether the bylaws warrant revision. If the
Board decides to propose a bylaw revision, the Board shall propose the
revision at a duly-called Membership Meeting. If a bylaw amendment is
approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present and
voting, the bylaw amendment shall be passed and take effect at the
beginning of the next calendar year unless another effective date is
stated in the amendment.
Amended as approved at Membership Meetings May 30, 2009, Jan. 23, 2010
and Jan. 29, 2012.