By-Laws of the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc.
Article I - NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc., hereafter known as the Friends.
Article II - MISSION
The mission of the Friends is to establish and maintain a public, multi-use trail and natural corridor along the abandoned Genesee Valley Canal and its successor, the Pennsylvania Railroad, Rochester Division, from the Erie Canal Heritage Trail in Rochester, NY, to Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, NY, in accordance with the Guidelines developed by the Genesee Valley Greenway Steering Committee.
Article III - OBJECTIVES
In accord with its mission, the Friends has the following objectives:
1. To organize resources, both human and material, to carry out the mission of the Friends.
2. The historic preservation and interpretation of the Genesee Valley Canal and its successor, the Pennsylvania Railroad, Rochester Division.
3. To participate in the acquisition and holding of any property or easements necessary for the accomplishment of the organizational mission.
4. To link historic canal and railroad features, parks, green spaces and the communities along the route.
5. To enhance tourism and inter-community cooperation.
6. To encourage the safe and courteous use of the Greenway by all participants.
Article IV - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Qualifications:
Any person who supports the mission of the Friends may apply for membership to the Membership Chair. A person who pays an amount determined by the Board of Directors in support of the Friends activities shall be a member of the Friends for one year. Corporations, joint stock associations, unincorporated associations and partnerships may be members of the Friends and the term "person" wherever used in these by-laws shall be deemed to include any organization as well as individuals.
Section 2. Classes of Membership:
The Board may establish classes of membership in recognition of varying degrees of interest and contribution to the purposes of the Friends and may prescribe the qualifications for membership in each class and may accord privileges attendant upon such membership.
Section 3. Dues:
Such annual dues as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board shall be paid by all members except such as may be elected by the Board to membership in a class or classes of membership expressly exempted from this requirement.
Section 4. Termination of Membership:
A member may voluntarily resign, a membership shall terminate for non-payment of dues or debt, or a membership may be terminatedfor cause. (See Article IX, Section 2)
Article V - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. Directors:
The Board of Directors, hereafter known as the Board, shall consist of six (6) members elected at-large and local committee chairs, elected as described in Article lX Section 8. The Directors shall be members of the Friends as described in Article lV and shall have full voting privileges.
Section 2. Terms:
At-large members of the Board shall serve a term of two (2) years, commencing January 1 after being elected to the Board. Local Chairs shall serve a term of one (1) year commencing January 1.
Section 3. Organizational Meeting and Executive Officers:
The January meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called by the At-large members continuing as Directors into the new year. This shall be an organizational meeting with the Board electing the Executive Officers from within the Board membership, including both at-large members and Local Chairs. The election of each Executive Officer shall require a majority vote of the entire Board of Directors. (See Article Vl)
Section 4. Authority:
The Board has all those powers granted by these by-laws, and also general authority not inconsistent herewith to formulate the program and administer the affairs of the Friends.
Section 5. Structure:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Friends and the Board. In the absence of the President, or his/her inability to act, his/her duties shall be performed by the Vice President. In the event that neither can perform, the Board shall appoint a President Pro Tempore.
Article VI - EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
The executive officers of the Friends shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These officers shall be members of the Board elected to these positions for one-year terms. Effective in 2000 the executive officers shall be elected by the Board.
The executive officers shall serve as the Executive Committee, providing day-to-day management of the Friends and implementing the programs and strategies of the organization as agreed to by the Board of Directors. (See Article Vlll Sections 1,2,3 &4)
The Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall report directly to the President.
The President shall report to the Board of Directors.
Article VII - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Directors may create and fill the position of Executive Director if members of the Board deem that this action is in the best interest of the Friends.
The Executive Director shall be appointed by a majority vote of the entire Board of Directors.
The Executive Director may receive monetary compensation for performance of the duties and responsibilities contained in the job description approved by the Board of Directors. Any compensation will be defined by a written contract between the Board and the Executive Director.
Article VIII - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Section 1: President.
The President shall provide leadership to the Board and serve as liaison between the Board and the Executive Director. The duties of the.President shall include:
a) serving as Chair of the Executive Committee.
b) presiding at general business meetings and at meetings of the Executive Committee.
c) administering these by-laws and any such rules or regulations of the organization that the Board shall adopt.
d) setting an operational agenda for Board meetings, after consultation with the Executive Director
e) acting as the organization's liaison and official representative to the public.
f) establishing and maintaining ties with other community organizations of similar interest.
Section 2. Vice President:
The Vice President shall have such powers and perform such duties as usually pertain to such office or as are properly required of him/her by the Board of Directors or the President. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall assume the duties and powers of the President.
Section 3. Secretary:
The Secretary shall record the proceedings of all meetings of the membership, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee. The duties of the Secretary shall include:
a) sending copies of meeting minutes to each member of the Board in a timely manner.
b) issuing notices of all meetings of the membership and of the Board where notices of such meetings are required by law or these by-laws, except if this responsibility has been assigned to another (i.e. an Executive Director).
c) performing such other duties as usually pertain to such office or as are properly required of him/her by the Board of Directors or the President.
Section 4. Treasurer:
The Treasurer shall receive and have custody of all funds received by the Friends and conduct all financial transactions for the organization, under the direction of the Board. The duties of the Treasurer shall include:
a) maintaining accurate records of all monies received and disbursed.
b) disbursing monies only upon presentation of a supporting voucher certi~ed in such manner as the Board or the Executive Committee shall direct.
c) submitting financial reports at all regular Board meetings and at the annual meeting of the membership.
d) submitting a proposed annual budget to the Board.
e) monitoring the tax status of the Friends and filing tax returns as appropriate.
f) arranging periodic independent review of the financial books, records and transactions of the Friends. Reviews shall occur whenever a new Treasurer assumes office or when requested by the Board. Results of this review shall be submitted to the Board.
g) performing such other duties as usually pertain to such office or as are properly required of him/her by the Board or the President.
Section 5. Board of Directors:
The Board shall set policy and provide leadership for achieving the mission. The duties of the Board include, but are not limited to:
a) devising and carrying into execution such measures as it deems proper and expedient to promote the objectives of the Friends and to best protect the interests and welfare of the members.
b) developing long-range strategic plans that will provide future growth for the Friends.
c) approving the budget for the incoming fiscal year by the end of the fourth quarter.
d) advising the President in the conduct of office.
e) presenting the Annual Report of the Board to the membership at the annual meeting, as required in Article 5, Section 519 of the New York Not-for-profit Corporate Law.
f) appointing members to fill vacancies on the Board and Nominating Committee between elections.
g) suspension of officers or removal of Directors from the Board for cause.
h) revoking membership in the Friends for cause.
i) appointing an Executive Director
Article IX- ELECTIONS
Section 1. Eligibility:
All persons who are members of the Friends are eligible to serve as Directors and members of the Nominating Committee, provided they express willingness to serve if elected.
Section 2. Board of Directors:
At-large Directors of the Board shall be elected by members of the Friends in attendance at the annual meeting. All at-large Directors shall serve a term of two (2) years with three (3) Directors being elected each year to terms commencing on January 1 of the new year. Except in 1998, four (4) Executive Officers shall be elected to one (l) year terms and three (3) Directors shall be elected to two (2) years terms by the membership at the annual meeting. In 1999, a transition year, the Board shall include the Executive Officers andfive (5) at- large Directors, two of whom shall be continuing into the second year of their term. In 1999 and in each subsequent year, three (3) at-large Directors shall be elected to two (2) year terms commencing on January 1 of the new year. Beginning in 2000, the Executive Officers shall be elected by the Board from within the Board membership (See Article VI). Directors, including Executive Officers, may be elected to successive terms.
Section 3. Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members of the Friends: three (3) members, representing the broad geographical nature of the Greenway, shall be elected by the membership at the annual meeting and two (2) members shall be Directors appointed by the President in January of each year. All members shall be elected or appointed to serve a term of one (I) year and may serve successive terms. The Committee must include at least one (1) member who is new to the Committee each year.
Section 4. Nominations by the Nominating Committee:
The Nominating Committee, no member of which may be a candidate for the Board in the conling election, shall prepare nominations for at-large vacancies on the Board of Directors andfor three members of the Nominating Committee. Information on the nomination process, the names of those on the Nominating Committee, and the names of the nominees being put forth by this Committee shall be sent to all members no later than thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting. The Committee shall formally submit this list of nominees to the membership at the annual meeting of the Friends.
Section 5. Other Nominations:
Nominations may be made by any member, and should be sent in writing to any member of the Nominating Committee. A written nomination must include a statement, signed by the nominee, indicating his/her willingness to be nominated and the signatures of five (5) members who agree to the nomination. Nominations are officially open thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting, and are officially closed ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting.
Section 6. Voting:
If there are contested positions for either the Board or the Nominating Committee, the Nominating Committee shall prepare a certified ballot listing all candidates for the Board vacancies. This ballot shall be distributed to each member in attendance at the annual meeting. Proxy votes are not allowed. The ballots shall be returned to the Nominating Committee, who shall tally the votes and announce the results.
Section 7. Vacancies:
Any elected position on the Board or Nominating Committee that becomes vacant during a term shall be filled by a majority vote of the entire Board. The appointed member shall serve the remainder of the original term and may be nominated and elected to successive terms as provided in this Article.
Section 8: Local Chairs:
Each Local committee shall meet no later than thirty (30) days after the annual meeting of the Friends to elect a Local Chair. Within one (1) week after the election, the name of the Local Chair shall be submitted to the President and the Chair of the Membership committee. If not already a member of the Friends, the Local Chair shall become a member, as described in Article IV. Upon election, a Local Chair shall become a member of the Board.
Arlicle X - COMMITTEES
Section 1. Standing Committees:
The standing committees of the Friends shall be: Executive, MasterPlanning, Communications, Development, Finance, Heritage,Legal, Membership, Nominating and Local. There shall be one Local Committee for each segment of the Greenway corridor.
Section 2. Committee Chairs:
As soon as practicable, after the organizational meeting of the Board, the President shall, subject to the Board 's approval, appoint the chairpersons for the following standing committees: Master Planning, Communications, Development, Finance, Heritage, Legal, and Membership. The Chair of each standing committee shall be a member of the Friends, as described in Article 111. The members of the Nominating Committee shall select a chair from within that committee.
Section 3. Other Committees:
Ad-hoc committees may be appointed by the President or the Executive Committee, subject to ratification by the Board, to fulfill special tasks when deemed appropriate. Upon completion of tasks, these committees shall be dissolved.
Section 4. Membership:
Except for the Executive and Nominating Committees, whose members are elected, committee members shall be appointed by the respective committee Chairs. All committee members shall be members of the Friends and each committee shall include at least one member of the Board. The Treasurer shall be the Board representative to the Finance Committee. A list of the members of each committee shall be submitted to the President by the Chair in a timely manner.
Section 5. Structure:
The structure of the committees (excluding the Executive Committee) shall be determined by the respective committee Chairs so as to best facilitate the duties of these committees.
Section 6. Limitations/Accountability:
No committee, other than the Executive Committee, shall have power to obligate the Friends in any manner without approval of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. All committees shall be accountable to the Board and shall report to the Board when asked by the President. Each chair shall submit a written report to the President at the annual meeting of the Friends.
Section 7. Vacancies:
Except for the Executive and Nominating Committees, the various committee chairs shall have the power to fill vacancies in their memberships. The President shall be notified of such changes in membership.
Section 8. Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Executive Committee.
The Executive committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, with the President serving as Chair. All the actions of the Executive committee shall be submitted at the next Board meeting for its approval. The Executive committee cannot modify any action taken by the Board. The duties and responsibilities of the Executive committee are:
1. Plan and organize all business activities of the Friends.
2. Approve all communications prior to distribution to the general body.
3. Develop and approve the agenda for all general business meetings.
b) Master Planning Committee.
The Master Planning committee shall develop and maintain a master plan for the Genesee Valley Greenway. The duties and responsibilities of the Master Planning committee are:
1. Develop and maintain a master plan for the overall design, construction, and maintenance of the Genesee Valley Greenway, subject to approval of the Board.
2. Prioritize development of Greenway segments, subject to approval of the Board.
3. Maintain current and accurate maps of the Greenway corridor.
4. Estimate equipment, labor and material resources required for Greenway development.
5. Work with Local committees in designing and planning local Greenway segments, and in planning and scheduling construction and maintenance events.
6. Assist Local committees in obtaining equipment, volunteers and materials for construction and maintenance events.
7. Establish and maintain standards for Greenway construction and maintenance
c) Finance Committee.
The Finance committee administers all financial activities of the Friends. The Treasurer shall serve as a member of this committee, The duties and responsibilities of the Finance committee are:
1. Maintain and oversee the budget of the Friends, with the approval of the Board.
2. Monitor the financial status of the Friends, and make a quarterly report of same to the Executive committee.
3. Prepare a written annual financial report, to be submitted to the Board for approval at the annual business meeting.
4. Manage the receipt of membership dues from the Membership committee.
5. Manage all accounts of the Friends.
6. Prepare the annual tax returns of the Friends. 7. Review the budgets of all standing committees and advise the respective committees and the Board on same. 8. Assist with arrangements for periodic review of the financial books, records, and transactions of the Friends
d) Legal Committee.
The Legal committee is responsible for the legal status of the Friends. The duties and responsibilities of the Legal committee are:
1. Monitor the legal status of the Friends with regard to all relevant Federal, State and Local laws.
2. Advise all standing committees and the Board on the legal aspects of their operation.
3. Maintain all corporate legal documents and records, including certificate of incorporation, by-laws, and minutes of business meetings.
4. Develop and maintain all contracts and agreements with parties outside the Corporation, subject to the approval of the Board.
5. Advise the Board and all standing committees of liability risks.
e) Development Committee.
The Development committee is responsible for all fund raising activities of the Friends, excluding the collection of membership dues. This Committee shall work closely with the Membership Committee in an effort to increase gifts and contributions from members and shall work to attract grants. The duties and responsibilities of the Development committee are:
1. Develop and maintain a plan to provide for the long term financial needs of the Friends.
2. Propose and conduct fund raising activities, subject to approval of the Board.
3. Advise the Membership committee on the establishment of member dues.
f) Communications Committee.
The Communications committee is responsible for all public announcements and communications from the Friends. The duties and responsibilities of the Communications committee are:
1. Manage the communication and distribution of all official Friends publications.
2. Secure input from other standing committees, members and the Board for periodic publication.
3. Act as the official liaison to the news media for the Friends.
4. Publish the Friends newsletter.
g) Membership Committee.
The Membership committee is responsible for the enrollment of all Friends members. The duties and responsibilities of the Membership committee are:
1. Collect, organize and maintain membership information.
2. Collect membership dues and turn same over to the Treasurer.
3. Maintain an accurate roster of all members and affiliates.
4. Make quarterly reports to the Executive committee regarding membership status.
5. Monitor retention of members, and evaluate status of non-renewing members.
6. Conduct yearly membership drives to renew memberships and solicit new members.
7. Welcome and orient new members.
h) Heritage Committee.
The Heritage committee is responsible for the historical and cultural aspects of the Genesee Valley Greenway corridor. The duties and responsibilities of the Heritage committee are:
1. Research the history of the Genesee Valley Greenway corridor.
2. Advise the Master Planning and Local committees on those historical and cultural aspects of the corridor which should be considered in the design, planning and construction of the Greenway.
3. Identify historical features and landmarks, and make recommendations on the preservation, restoration and/or integration of same.
4. Maintain liaisons with other historical and cultural organizations, public and private, for advice and input on Greenway features.
5. Propose and implement educational programs for the general public and for private organizations.
6. Maintain a Speakers Bureau for purposes of education and advocacy.
h) Local Committees.
The Local committees are responsible for the detailed design, construction and maintenance of the local Greenway segments. There shall be one Local committee for each segment of the Greenway corridor. The number and scope of the Local committees shall be determined by the Board. The Chair of each Local committee shall be elected by the Local committee membership, as described in Article IX, Section 8, and shall become a member of the Board. The duties and responsibilities of the Local committees are:
1. Develop and maintain a plan for the design, construction and maintenance of the respective local Greenway segments, subject to approval of the Master Planning committee.
2. Plan, organize and execute construction and maintenance events for the local segments, subject to the approval of the Master Planning committee.
3. Maintain communications with local public officials and citizens on all local issues relevant to the Greenway corridor.
4. Mobilize local support and volunteers to design, construct and maintain the local Greenway segments.
i) Nominating Committee. (See Article lX, Sections 3, 4, 6 & 7)
Article XI - QUORUM & VOTING
Section 1. Board of Directors:
a) Except as otherwise provided by law or these by-laws, a majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.
b) Except as otherwise provided by law or these by-laws, a majority of the Board members present in person at a meeting of the Board shall decide any question that may come before the meeting, provided a quorum is present.
c) The purchase, sale, mortgage or lease of real property shall require approval of two-thirds of the entire Board.
Section 2. The Friends:
a) Except as otherwise provided by law or these by-laws, 20% of the membership or 35 members, whichever is fewer, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Friends, including the annual meeting.
b) Except as otherwise provided by law or these by-laws, a majority of the members present in person at a meeting of the Friends shall decide any question that may come before the membership, provided a quorum is present.
c) Each member shall be entitled to one vote; provided, however, that the Directors may, by resolution, fix a day not more than (40) days prior to the day of holding a meeting of the members, as the day as of which the membership shall be determined for the purpose of voting at such meeting. The use of proxies or substitutes is prohibited.
Article XII - MEETINGS
Section 1. Board of Directors:
a) Regular Meetings: The Board shall meet at least four times each year. The time and place of these meetings will be fixed by the Board.
b) Special Meetings: Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or the Secretary, at the request in writing of three members of the Board. Such request shall state the purpose or purposes of the proposed meeting.
c) Notice of Meetings: Regular meetings of the Board shall be held without notice. Notice of special meetings shall be given at least five (5) days before the time appointed for the meeting, and shall include the purpose for the meeting.
d) Adjournment of Meetings: A majority of the Directors present, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn any meeting to another time or place. Notice of the adjournment of any meeting to another time and place shall be given to the Directors who were not present at the adjournment.
Section 2. Executive Committee:
The Executive Committee shall meet as often as necessary to properly manage the Friends. The President shall call all Executive Committee meetings.
Section 3. The Friends:
a) Annual Meeting: The members of the Friends shall hold an annual meeting for: election of members to the Board of Directors and election of members of the Nominating Committee; receiving of annual reports of the Board, officers, and committees; and the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The meeting shall be held at such time in each year and at such place as the Board shall direct, such that incoming Board members may begin their terms of office on January 1 of the following year.
b) Notice of Annual Meeting: Notice of annual meeting of members shall be given by mailing, not less than ten (10) days not more than forty (40) days before the meeting, a copy of the notice of such meeting to each member of the Friends to his/her address as it appears upon the records of the Friends.
c) Special Meetings: Special meetings of the members, except where otherwise provided by law or these by-laws, may be called at any time by the Board of Directors and may be called by the President or by the Secretary at the request, in writing, of three (3) Directors or twenty (20) members of the Friends. Such request shall state the purpose or purposes of the proposed meeting. Notice for any special meeting is to be given in the same manner as for the annual meeting. No business other than that specified on the notice of the meeting shall be transacted at any special meeting of the members of the Friends.
Section 4. Governance:
All meetings shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order when and where necessary.
Article XIII- FINANCES
Section 1. Depository:
The funds of the Friends shall be deposited in its name with such bank or banks, trust company or trust companies as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate and shall be subject to withdrawal by such persons as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Investments:
To the extent permitted by law and these by-laws, the Friends may invest or re-invest its funds in such investments, including real and personal property of every kind and description, as the Board of Directors shall, from time to time, authorize.
Article XIV - RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL POLICY
Section 1. Board of Directors and Nominating Committee:
a) Resignations: Any Executive Officer, other Director or Nominating Committee member may resign from office and retain all rights and privileges of membership in the Friends. Resignations must be submitted in writing to the Board and shall take effect upon acceptance by a vote of the Board.
b) Removal from Office/Board: Any Executive Officer may have his/her authority to act as an officer suspended for cause or a Director may be removed for cause by a two- thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the entire Board of Directors at any duly called regular or special meeting of the Board with notice of such proposed action. Prior to voting at such meeting, written documentation of cause must be submitted to the Board and the individual involved must be notified and given the opportunity of a hearing before the Board. Any officer may be removed from office, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the members of the Friends present at a meeting where a quorum exists. Any Director may be removed from the Board, with cause, by a majority vote of the members of the Friends present at a meeting where a quorum exists.
Section 2. Members of the Friends:
a) Resignations: A member may voluntarily resign from the Friends by giving written notice to the Membership Chair. Unless otherwise specified, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt of written notice.
b) Termination of Membership: Membership shall terminate for non-payment of dues or debt if such payment is not made within thirty (30) days after personal notice has been mailed to the member advising that such payment is past due and that membership must be terminated if payment is not made. The Board of Directors may establish reasonable rules governing termination of membership for cause with the procedures contained in Section 1 b) of this Article being in effect.
Section 3. Refund of Dues:
No part of a member's dues shall be refundable by reason of resignation or termination of the membership.
Article XV - AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS
Section 1. Amendments by Members:
These by-laws may be amended or repealed in whole or in part by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting at any annual meeting of the members or at any special meeting of the members provided that notice of such meeting contains a statement that amendment of the by-laws will be proposed thereat. The proposed amendments shall be given in writing to each member at least thirty (30) days prior to voting on same.
Section 2. Amendments by Directors:
These by-laws may be amended, altered or repealed in whole or in part by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the entire Board of Directors where such proposed action has been incorporated in the notice of the meeting, provided that any such amendments shall be subject to ratification at the next annual meeting of the members of the Friends, or at a special meeting thereof with notice of such proposed action. The proposed amendments shall be given in writing to each Director at least ten (10) days prior to voting on same.
Section 3. Proposal for Amendments:
Proposals for amendments may be submitted by members to the President in writing, but must be affirmed by no less than 15% of the membership of the Friends.
Article XVI - DISSOLUTION
The Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc. may be dissolved by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the membership. In the event of dissolution of this organization, all remaining assets and property of the Friends shall, after necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax laws, or to the State or local government to be used in such manner as in the judgement of the Supreme Court of the State of New York will best accomplish the general purpose for which the Friends was formed.
Article XVII - LIMITATIONS
No Board member shall take any official action which is incompatible with the Mission and Objectives of the Friends as stated in Articles II and III.
No officer, director or member shall receive any compensation for services rendered to the Friends as director or member, but the Board of Directors shall have the right to authorize the payment of reasonable compensation to any person, whether or not such person be a director, member or otherwise, for services actually rendered in the accomplishment of the objectives and purposes of the Friends as set forth in Article 111. Conflicts of interest by all officers or Directors must be disclosed annually and at the time of any authorization of a transaction involving the conflict. The reasonable expenses of all persons engaged in the service of the Friends may be paid upon authorization by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee with a vote sufficient for that purpose without counting the votes of any Directors/officers with conflicts of interest.
No substantial part of the activities of the Friends shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Friends shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the Friends shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
In all activities of the Friends there shall be no discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, religion, nationality, place of origin, political affiliation or physical abilities.
Adopted 2/26/94, Revised 11/17/96, Revised11/8/98