Bylaws of Muhibban-e-Karachi
Article I: Objective
- The Muhibban-e-Karachi is a social organization whose purpose is to give a chance to do something for society (Karachi Lovers) and awaken for soul & feel great.
- Promote Karachities, Provide Information and Facilitate to the people of every Criteria/era.
- Provide a medium for collaborating, communication, and connections among individuals associated with field of human services.
- Facilitate excellence in the delivery of human services; and
- Support the ethical conduct in the human serve members in their professional development.
Article II: Membership
- Membership shall be open to all persons and organizations involved with or interested in human services.
- Eligibility shall be defined by the Board of Directors.
- Termination of membership may occur by (a) resignation or (b) violation of the Muhibban-e-Karachi bylaws or for unethical conduct as defined by the ethical standards of Human Services professionals.
2.4 All members shall have equal voting privileges and may vote in person or by other methods of technology.
Article III: Meetings
3.1 An annual meeting of all members shall be held once per year at a time and place will be determined by the Board of Directors. Written notice of annual meetings shall be provided to all Members 30 days prior to the date and scheduled of the meeting.
Article IV: Board of Directors
4.1 The activities and affairs of the Organization shall elect the Officers and Other Elected Members of the Board of Directors through annual elections. In the event of a vacancy in any elected position, other than at the annual election, the Chairman of Muhibban-e-Karachi reserves the remainder of the term.
4.2 The Board, by majority vote, may establish a special election to fill a vacant elected position at a time other than the annual election when it is in the best interest of the organization.
4.3 The Board of Directors shall be composed of Officers, Vice Chairmen, Directors, Secretaries, Elected Members, Regional Representatives, and Appointed Members.
4.4 The Board of Directors shall have the right to hire management services to perform designated tasks.
Article V: Officers of the Muhibban-e-Karachi
5.1 Officers of the Muhibban-e-Karachi shall be Chairman (Life time), Directors, Vice Chairmen for Conferences, vice Chairmen for Regional Developments, Vice Chairmen for professional Developments and Education, Vice Chairmen for Public Relations, Secretary, and Finance Secretary. All officers shall be members of the Organization, and each, before taking officer position, must have had a minimum of one year of membership in the Organization.
5.2 Each officer will be elected for a two years term except Chairman and may be re-elected for one additional term.
5.3 Each officer shall provide a report to the membership at the annual meeting. The chairman is life time officer.
5.4 The Vice Chairman for Conferences shall oversee the planning and implementation of the Muhibban-e-Karachi conferences under the directions of the Board of Directors and in collaboration with the regional site coordinator(s) and the conference presentation proposed budget as part of the fiscal process and a full post- conference report, including a final financial report, which shall be presented to the Board of.
5.5 The Vice Chairman for Regional Development acts as a liaison between the National Organization and its various regions. Such duties may include attendance at regional conferences, programmatic support to regions as they develop, and other support that regions may desire. The Vice Chairman for Regional Development shall be elected in even numbered years.
5.6 The Vice Chairman for Professional Development and Education oversee continuing education and training for the membership. Duties include overseeing committees that acquire permission for continuing Education Units from appropriates professional organizations; offer continuing education opportunities in a variety of forms; and link members for certification opportunities in a variety of forms; and link members to certification opportunities. The VC or their designee serves on the Center for Credentialing and Education Recertification Committee. The Vice Chairman for Professional Development shall be elected in even numbered years.
5.7 The Vice Chairman for Public Relations oversees fund raising, the Organization’s marketing strategy, and media functions. The Vice Chairman for Public Relations shall be elected in even numbered years.
5.8 The General Secretary shall ensure the archiving of Bylaw, records of the Organization, shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and of annual Membership meeting. All minutes of meeting shall be published to members of the board within 30 days of the conclusion of a board meeting. The Secretary shall be elected in odd numbered years.
5.9 The Finance Secretary shall be the financial officer of the Muhibban-e-Karachi and oversees the funds, investments and required audits of the Organization. The Finance Secretary will coordinate the preparation of an annual budget, provide an account of all transactions and the financial condition of the Organization at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall ensure that liability insurance is in force for the Organization. The Finance Secretary shall be elected in even numbered years.
Article VI: Other Elected Members of the Board of Directors
6.1 Other elected members of the Board of Directors shall provide a report to the Board of Directors at the time of the annual Membership meeting. Each Committee may, as desired or at the direction of the Board of Directors, recruit members of the Organization to serve as a committee to assist with the responsibilities of the standing committee shall be elected to a two-year term and may be reelected for one additional term.
6.2 The Member Services person shall be responsible for fostering the recruitment of new members, the retention of continuing members awards, member benefits, diversity in the National Organization, outreach to and support of students, and facilitate publication of the Membership Directory.
Article VII: Regional Representatives on the Board of Directors
7.1 Affiliate Regions will hold joint membership with the Muhibban-e-Karachi. The Organization will act as the administrative support for each Affiliate Region. Members of affiliate Regions and Organization will receive all benefits and privileges of Muhibban-e-Karachi in addition to those provided by the Regional Organizations.
7.2 Associate Regions share common concerns and goals with the Organization. Membership in each remains independent of each other.
7.3 Affiliate or Associate region of the Organization chooses one Representative to serve on the Board of Directors for no more than two consecutive two year terms. Regional Representatives are liaisons between the Organization and their regions, working and the Organization through collaboration and cooperation.
Article VIII: The Executive Committee
8.1 The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Chairman, Directors, Vice Chairman and Secretary. The Executive Committee may be required, under certain circumstances to manage the activities and affairs of the Organization.
8.2 The Chairman shall report in writing to the Board of Directors, within thirty days, any action taken by the Executive Committee.
Article IX: Elections
9.1 Each Affiliate/Associate region of the Organization will provide one person to serve on the committee.
9.2 The nominating committee will establish a time line for election completion each year not to exceed the date of the annual membership meeting.
Article X: Amendments
10.1 These By Laws may be amended by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Member voting whether present or by proxy as described in 2.4 Proposed changed to the By Laws must be made available to Members at least 30 days in advance of any vote to change.