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Last updated 1/17/12
These bylaws, if used properly, may support Pan-Asian Voices for Equity – Minnesota (PAVE-MN)’s initiatives by creating clear processes through which PAVE-MN group action is legitimized.
In all matters, common fairness shall govern. These bylaws are meant to facilitate action by the Pan-Asian Voices for Equity – Minnesota (PAVE-MN) group, and should by no means be read strictly or legalistically. Please abide by the spirit of the law if it conflicts with the letter.
These bylaws may be altered to fit the changing needs of the organization by a majority vote of members.
Steering committee: Composed of individuals interested in getting the group off the ground, but positions are temporary until procedures are finalized.
Board: Composed of individuals who are dedicated to the best interests of pan-Asian Minnesotans, and who are capable of facilitating group functions, as determined by the group both collectively and individually as members. No specific term, or term limits. Volunteer-basis. Two-thirds, or the nearest to two-thirds that proportions allow, of these board members shall self-identify as having pan-Asian heritage.
Members: Composed of self-identified pan-Asian individuals and allies who support the interests of pan-Asian Minnesotans, and who are currently on the listserv.
Voting: Provides authority for action. When the potential for a group action arises (for instance, when the group might submit its name as a proponent or opponent of a public issue,) the group will vote on it and the majority will rule.
General Meetings: Whenever the board or a particular member feels one is necessary, and chooses to organize it.
Board Action: The board has general authority to conduct the administrative business of the group for the benefit of the group, without a group-wide vote on each action (for instance, event planning). The board may consult the general membership on such matters but is not required to do so. The board is required to solicit the opinion, and most likely bring the general membership to a vote, on substantive issues (for instance, the group’s named support of a CAAR initiative).