[Theforum] Charter Gaps

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Tue Oct 23 12:07:04 CDT 2001

Do we know enough yet for me to ask our corporate attorney for a favor? I
really have no idea if he'll help out or not, but I suspect he wouldn't mind
offering a bit of free advice. This is of course predicated on the
assumption so far that this would begin as a US entity (as someone asked,
does it need to be established one country at a time? How un-Evoltish. I
think most of us forget we're IN different countries. At least, until I hear
all you Brits talking about beervolting at local pubs, and go all green with


----- Original Message -----
From: "Erika Meyer" <emeyer at lclark.edu>
To: <theforum at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Theforum] Charter Gaps

> Some of this info is in the bylaws.
> Anyway, I think we need an Evolt attorney to help out.
> I believe that Dan is the only one who has worked on the draft charter so
> I think that a group of people should work on these things, if we're
> going to have them.  Perhaps we are that group.
> Erika
> >Hi Gang,
> >
> >I took a very very very quick peek at the draft evolt charter.
> >
> >I'm pretty sure there is a lot of stuff that needs to be added ... if
> >you want that 501C.
> >
> >It's not "interesting" stuff ... but I'm pretty sure if we want the
> >legal standing as an NFP we need to spell out a whole lot of "boring"
> >stuff ... the officers, their duties, their responsibilities, their
> >'term in office', how they can step down - including how the now-vacant
> >seat will be filled, how they can be forcibly removed - (and reasons for
> >that ... malfeasance, neglect of duties, appearing on the cover of 'Sex
> >with Sheep' monthly) .... quorums for holding BoD meetings and/or
> >'general assembly' meetings ... pluralities for passing 'general junk',
> >for changing bylaws, for ammending the charter ...
> >
> >... all those kinds of 'Roberts Rules of Order' stuff probably need to
> >be nailed down - in writing ... to do this thing right.
> >
> >
> >My 2c,
> >
> >RonL.
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