ARTICLE TEN – BOARD & OFFICERS
Section 1. Northlake will be governed by a board, all of whom are Northlake members. Board members will be elected at a member meeting to a two-year term and will be limited to two consecutive terms. After serving on the board, a former board member will be eligible for re-election or appointment after a gap of two years. Terms will be staggered by electing at least two board members each year, not including the treasurer, who is elected to a three-year term by the members. The board will consist of 3 at-large members and 4 officers. The president, vice president, and secretary will be chosen by the board at the first meeting of the fiscal year. Electing the treasurer is described below.
Section 2. The president will be the presiding officer at all business meetings of the members and of the board. The president will be an ex-officio member of board chartered committees and work in collaboration with the minister. The president will sign legal instruments on behalf of Northlake.
Section 3. The vice president will be responsible for leadership of the organization whenever the president is unable or unwilling to carry out presidential responsibilities.
Section 4. The secretary will ensure that the records of all board and member meetings are accurate, approved, available, and archived. If a bank or other institution specifically requires a signature from the secretary on behalf of Northlake, the secretary will comply.
Section 5. The treasurer will be elected by the members at a member meeting to a three-year term. The treasurer is accountable to, and reports to, the members. The treasurer, a full voting member of the board, will monitor and keep the board updated regarding financial status, including, but not limited to, expenses, grants, endowments, debts, reserves, and contracts. If a bank or other institution specifically requires a signature from the treasurer on behalf of Northlake, the treasurer will comply.
Section 6. The minister will advise the board in a non-voting position. The immediate past president of the board may be asked by the board to assume a non-voting board position for up to one year.
Section 7. A board member may resign, succumb, or vacate their position at any time. The board will appoint a new board member, selected in the board’s sole and absolute discretion, to fill a vacancy for the remainder of that vacated term. Elected and appointed leaders may be removed by the board from office for good cause following due process.
Section 8. The board will specify when and where regular board meetings will be held. The board will hold no fewer than ten monthly meetings per year. The board will notify Northlake members of the time of regular board meetings at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Section 9. The quorum for a board meeting will be four board members present and able to vote. Approving a motion will require a minimum of four positive votes. In all other respects, the board will determine the procedures for reaching board decisions and the rules of procedure to govern board meetings.