章程 Bylaw

法拉盛華人(工商)促進會章程

第一條     會址:40-48 Main St., Suite 302, Flushing, NY 11354

會名: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, The Name of the Corporation is: FCBA. INC. the Not-for-Profit Status Under Section 501(c)(3)is Still in Effect。本會定名為法拉盛華人(工商)促進會,中文名稱工商二字加上括符,代表的工商會、促進會。英文是FCBA., INC.

第二條     宗旨:

本會係非營利、非政治、非宗教性組織。其成立之目的在促進本地區華人,文化、藝術、慈善、教育及商業輔導等事業。

第三條     會議:

(一)會議分會員大會、臨時大會、理事會議。

(二)會員大會:會員大會每年舉行一次,開會日期由理事會開會議決;理事會決定後將開會日期、地點由秘書分別通知各會員;會員大會由理事長負責主持。

(三)臨時大會: (1)如遇緊急重大事宜,理事長經理事會開會決議,得召開臨時會員大會。

(2)若有全體會員三分之二之連署與要求,理事會亦得召開臨時會員大會。

(四)理事會議:理事會議應每月至少舉行一次,日期、時間、地點由當月值月理事決定,並由秘書通知全體理事會成員出席。

(五)臨時議案通訊投票法:

若會務或意見調查需經過全體會員表決後方能實施,但無法及時召開會員大會表決時,可由理事會表決採取臨時議案通訊投票法,結果以收到之多數票決定之。

第四條     會員:

(一)會員分團體會員及贊助會員兩種,凡簽署社團、工商(公司組織執照)者均為首要團體會員、贊助會員。

(二)團體會員:由法拉盛及皇后區鄰近地域郵區號前三碼111、113及114地區各華人商號、公司、工業及職業團體所產生,名額以每商家一人為限代表;凡按期繳費之團體會員享有選舉、被選舉、投票及表決權。

(三)贊助會員:凡從事工商活動之華裔居民,具有服務熱誠,支持本會各項活動,得以個人資格參加為贊助會員;惟贊助會員不具選舉、被選舉、投票及表決權。

第五條     理事會:

(一)理事會為本會最高業務執行機構。

(二)理事會第22(2008-2010)選出理事17人,由會員大會票選之;任期為兩年,連選得連任之。

為推動業務順利發展,需各項專業人士,經第222010年527日理事會議通過理事會成員由17增加到21

(三)於雙數年六月十五日前,理事會以書面通知已繳納本年度會費之團體會員,召開選舉下屆理事及會員大會日期。凡有意參與下屆理事會之會員,必須於七月一日前,以書面具名向理事會表示參選意願。經審核鑑定附合會員資格後,理事會於法宣告為下屆理事候選人,由會員大會無計名圈選之。不得有臨時提名動議。

(四)理事長之職責:理事長需有一年理事經驗,並由全體理事互選之,如理事長無一年理事經驗,則需經理事三分之二通過。任期兩年,連選得連任之;理事長負責推動業務並承辦大會暨理事會之議決事項;理事長為本會決策最高執行人。

(五)總幹事之職責:理事會設總幹事一人;總幹事由理事長提名經理事會同意而任命之;總幹事秉承理事長之意執行各項會務。

(六)祕書之職責:理事會設祕書一人,祕書由理事會同意而任命之,秉承理事長之意執行理事會事務。

(七)專業小組:理事會經決議得設商業諮詢、基金籌募、會員、財務、活動、公共關係、通訊、講座等八組;各小組設召集人一人,由理事會在理事或會員中遴選之,召開並主持各小組會議。

(八)若現任理事在其所屬公司離職後,即自動喪失其理事資格,而遺缺得由候補理事依續遞補之。當遞補人無意願時,即以從缺論。

(九)顧問:由本會理事長、總幹事、理事任滿後自動擔任。

(十)為了因應時事變化,理事會任何成員,今後不能帶職參選任何職位的民意代表,一旦參選就必須離職或請假。

第六條     會費:

團體會員及贊助會員每年會費由理事會自行合理調整。本會會計年度為元月一日至十二月三十一日。新入會員在六月三十日之前加入者得繳全年會費,七月一日加入繳半年會費。 (一年會費 $ 150)

第七條     退會:

會員可自由退會,但需向理事會表示;若會員有不遵守本會章程或有妨害本會名譽重大情事,經半數理事之出席及過半數出席理事之決議亦可撤銷其會籍。

第八條     修改會章:

本章程須經過半數繳納會員之出席及多數出席會員表決始得修正之。


BYLAW OF FLUSHING CHINESE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, INC.

Article I. Name and Location

The name of the organization shall be Flushing Chinese Business Association Inc. (FCBA, Inc.).

The Non-Profit status under Section 50 Ic (3) is still in effect. The location of the Association is as following:

40-48 Main St, Suite 302, Flushing, NY 11354

Article II. Name and Location

The Association is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization. Its essential purposes shall be to promote social and economic development of our community, and to carryout activities in the aspects of culture, art, welfare, and education, as well as consultation in business development.

Article III. Name and Location

Section 1     There shall be general membership meetings, special membership meetings and Board of Directors meetings.

Section 2     The general membership meetings shall be held once every year at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors. The Board shall notify each and every member the date and place of the meeting The annual general membership meeting shall be presiding over by the Chairperson of the Board.

Section 3     Special membership meetings may be called (1) by the Chairperson with the approval of the Board or (2) by the Board upon the written request of two-thirds (2/3) of the membership.

Section 4     The Board of Directors shall meet at least once every month. The date, time and place of the scheduled meetings shall be determined by the Chairperson and shall be conveyed to all the Directors by the Chairperson.

Section 5     In the event that a membership meeting cannot possibly be called in compliance with Section 1 or Section 2 of 4his Article, voting on motions concerning urgent business and policy matters that require prompt action may be carried out by mail in lieu of calling a membership meeting if it is approved by the Board. Any such motion shall carry if and when affirmed by a majority vote.

Article IV. Name and Location

Section 1     There shall be Corporate Members and Associate Members

Section 2     All Chinese business, corporations, commercial and professional entities in Flushing and areas in Queens with 111,113, 114 as the first three digits of zip code are eligible for Corporate Membership. Each such business entity shall designate one (1) and only one individual as its representative. The individual so designated shall have the right to vote and to hold office if elected provided the entity that the individual represents is in good standing.

Section 3     All Chinese individuals, who engage in business or commercial activities, have penchant to serve and support all the activities of the Association, are eligible for Associate Membership. The Associate members do not have the right to vote or to hold any office in the Association.

Article V. Board of Directors

Section 1     The Board of Directors is the supreme executive body responsible for all operations of the Association.

Section 2     The Board shall consist of seventeen (17) Directors. All Directors shall be elected by the membership at the annual general membership meeting. The term of office of all directors shall be two (2) years. A director may serve consecutive two-year terms if he/she is reelected.

In order to further develop FCBA‘s function, it is necessary to have more professional experts in the board of directors, the 22nd board of directors approved on May 27, 2010 the members of directors increased from 17 to 21.

Section 3     Before the first day of the month of May each even year, the Board shall notify Corporate Members in good standing the date of annual general membership meeting for the election of members of the next Board. To become eligible for membership on the Board, a Corporate Member in good standing shall submit to the incumbent Board a signed written statement to declare his/her candidacy before the first day of the month of June of the even year. After verification, the incumbent Board shall present the slate of declared candidates to the membership at the annual general membership meeting for balloting. In the event that the number of declared candidates is less than the required minimum of twenty (20) nominees, the Board shall nominate additional candidates and present all nominees to the membership for balloting provided written consent has been obtained from all the additional nominees prior to their nomination. Under no circumstances shall any motion to nominate be entertained or recognized at the annual general membership meeting.

Section 4     The Chairperson of the Board shall be elected for a two-year term by the Directors from among the Directors by a majority vote if he/she has served at least two years as a director on the Board. Otherwise, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote shall be needed for his/her election. The Chairperson may serve consecutive one-year terms if he/she is re-elected.  The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and shall be responsible for carrying out all the affairs of the Association in accordance with decisions made by the membership and the Board.

Section 5     There shall be an Executive Director who shall be nominated by the Chairperson and approved by the Board. The duties of the Executive Director shall be to assist the Chairperson in accordance with his/her wishes.

Section 6     There shall be a secretary who shall be appointed by the Chairperson and approved by the Board. The duties of the secretary shall be to carryout the Board’s daily operations under the direction of the Chairperson.

Section 7     The Board shall appoint eight standing committees. They are Business and Commerce, Fund-Raising, Membership, Finance, Activities, Public Relations, Publications, and Seminars and Workshops. Each committee shall have a conveyor appointed by the Board from among directors or the corporate members. The conveyor of each committee shall be responsible for its committee meetings.

Section 8     Any director representing a Corporate Member shall automatically relinquish his/her seat on the Board upon the termination of his/her employment with the Corporate Member. An alternate member in line to fill the vacancy shall fill the Vacancy thus created on the Board accordingly. Any such vacancy that cannot be so filled shall be left vacant.

Section 9     All directors, executive directors and presidents who have completed their term of office are eligible to serve as advisers.

Section 10   The Advisory Board: composed by all the retired Chairpersons of the Board. The present Chairperson of the Board should fixed periodical Meeting with the Members of the Advisory Board for advice.

Section 11   Any member of the director council should ask for leave or leave the position temporarily when he/she runs the public office.

Article VI. Membership Dues

The Board shall determine a dues schedule for Corporate and Associate Members annually. The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. Members who join the Association on or before June 30 shall pay the full annual amount.

Article VII. Withdrawal and Revocation

All members have the right, upon notifying the Board of Directors, to withdraw from the Association. Membership may be revoked on the ground of any conduct committed in violation of the Bylaws or any serious impropriety injurious to the reputation of the Association by a simple majority vote of the Board attended by a majority of the directors.

Article VIII. Amendment

The Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote at a membership meeting attended by a majority of Corporate Members in good standing.