I. The name of this organization shall be the Ohio Council for Holocaust Education
II. The mission of this Organization shall be to promote education about the Holocaust throughout the State of Ohio.
III. The fiscal year of the organization shall begin on the first day of January and end on the 31st day of December each year.
IV. The Board of Directors shall consist of individuals with experience and/or interest in Holocaust education, with consideration for geographic and demographic balance and philanthropic interest. The Council shall not discriminate or otherwise base appointment or election to the Board of Directors or as an officer on the base of race, color, national origin ancestry, religion or gender.
A. The number of board members shall not be more than twenty-five
B. Board members will be appointed to four year renewable terms
C. Members of the Board shall serve on at least one standing committee.
D. Any member who wishes to resign should submit his/her resignation to the president in a timely manner.
E. Any member missing two consecutive meetings without reasonable notice
will be asked by the president to resign.
F. Any board member may be removed from office at any time, with or without cause by the affirmative vote of seventy-five (75%) percent or more of the remaining board members.
V. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
A. The Board shall meet a minimum of three times in each calendar year.
B. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
C. Interim business may be conducted remotely including by mail, telephone, email or other electronic means provided that every member has equal access to relevant information.
A. Elected officers are: President, and Recording Secretary
B. The President shall preside at board meetings, appoint Committee chairs and confer with Executive Director to establish an agenda for meetings.
C. The Secretary shall record minutes of meetings.
D. Elected Officers will serve renewable two (2) year terms
VII. STAFF POSITIONS AND DUTIES:
A. The business of the organization shall be administered by an Executive Director.
B. The Executive Director shall also be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors without vote.
VIII. STANDING COMMITTEES:
i. Responsible for the organization and running of OCHE led workshops and seminars as well as verifying the suitability of non- OCHE workshops which promote Holocaust education for endorsement by OCHE
C. Fund Development
i. The Committee is charged with investigating and contacting potential individuals, Corporations and Foundations as prospective Donors for raising funds related to financing OCHE activities. The Executive Director serves ex-officio on this committee
i. The purpose of this Committee is to serve as the nominating body for membership on the Board of Directors and to establish guidelines of policy and procedure for nominating and electing members to the organization’s Board.
IX. AD-HOC COMMITTEES:
A. Ad-hoc Committees may be appointed by the President of the Board with Board approval and dismissed at the pleasure of same. Ad-hoc Committee members may or may not be Board members.