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Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association, Inc. Bylaws

Approved by General Membership on 11/16/07 (Amended by General Membership on February 20, 2010) (Amendment by Registered Voters August 1, 2010 and June 23, 2010) (Revision by Voters April 8, 2014)

(Revision by Voters ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_June 11, 2016 )

ARTICLE I

The name of this association shall be the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association, Inc., referred to in these bylaws as FSFAPA.

ARTICLE II

The purpose of FSFAPA is:

  1. To provide supportive services to all Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care Associations and Foster /Adoptive/Kinship Care providers and Foster /Adoptive/Kinship Care/Independent Living Children in the State of Florida.
  2. To take affirmative action as deemed necessary by the membership of FSFAPA.
  3. To improve conditions for the betterment of children, families, and the Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care systems.
  4. To be the collective voice of all FSFAPA’s members.
  5. To bring about better communication between Foster /Adoptive/Kinship Care providers, their agencies and the public.
  6. To provide a vehicle by which Foster /Adoptive Parents, and Kinship Care providers can improve themselves and the quality of Foster /Adoptive, and Kinship Care systems in Florida.
  7. To provide representation at local, state and national Foster/Adoptive Parent conferences, summits, etc.

ARTICLE III

A member is defined as a licensed Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent and/or Kinship care provider in accordance with Florida Statutes, in addition to the types of memberships listed below.

Section I – Classes of Membership:

Affiliated Parent Membership

Partner Membership

Supporting Membership

Local Association Membership

Corporate Membership

Section II – Eligibility or Qualifications for Membership (including methods for granting membership):

  1. Affiliate Membership – Non-Dues paid members which are licensed Foster and/or Adoptive Parents and Kinship care providers in accordance with Florida Statutes. This membership has no voting privileges.
  2. Partner Membership – Dues paid members which are licensed Foster and/or Adoptive Parents and Kinship care providers in accordance with Florida Statutes. This membership has voting privileges.
  3. Supporting Membership – members must be dues paid interested persons and/or organizations that support the purpose and efforts of FSFAPA. This membership does not include voting rights or individual membership enrollment for members of the supporting organization or agency.
  4. Local Association Membership – Local Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care Association membership is granted upon payment of dues. Membership has limited voting privileges as listed below.
  5. CBC Membership – This membership is granted upon payment of established dues. This membership has no voting privileges.

Section III – Fees or Dues

  1. FSFAPA dues are valid from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.
  2. Annual dues for all types of membership will be determined and set by the Board of Directors of FSFAPA and ratified by the members at the annual Education Conference of the calendar year. The term is from January to December of same year.
  3. FSFAPA Board members must have dues paid by Jan 1st.
  4. For all other members, FSFAPA dues must be paid by May 31stin order to be nominated for a board position or participate in the fall election.

Section IV – Rights of Membership:

Membership Privileges:

Affiliate membership privileges include the following:

  • F.A.S.T
  • Education Conference
  • Newsletter
  • Quarterly Meetings
  • Receive all information and mailings about state/national activities of FSFAPA

Partner membership privileges include the following:

  • F.A.S.T
  • Education Conference
  • Newsletter
  • Quarterly Meetings
  • Members present shall have the right to vote on all matters brought to the membership of FSFAPA.
  • Receive all information and mailings about state/national activities of FSFAPA

Supporting membership privileges include the following:

  • Audit FSFAPA meetings
  • Receive all information and mailings about state/national activities of FSFAPA

Local Association privileges may include the following:

  • 501C3 help
  • Leadership Development
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Membership growth
  • Voting Right at President’s Council meetings (one voted allotted per Local Association)
  • Fundraising
  • Audit meetings
  • Receive all information and mailings about state/national activities of FSFAPA
  • Receiving mailings and assistance from the President’s Council
  • The President or designated Executive Board Member from each paid local association will be a member of the President’s Council and participate in meetings.

Corporate membership privileges include the following:

  • Audit FSFAPA meetings
  • Receive mailings and announcements

Section V – Resignations and Disciplinary Action:

Resignations:

Any member of the Board of Directors may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board’s President or Secretary of FSFAPA within 5 days of verbal notification. Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the Board or such officers, and the acceptance of the resignation shall be necessary to make it effective. If the letter has not been received within 14 days of verbal notification, the relationship with said member will be terminated.

Disciplinary Action:

Any Board member who fails to attend two (2) meetings within the year and have not notified the President will be deemed to have abandoned the members’ seat on the Board of Directors and will be automatically recommended for removal from the Board. These meetings include: Quarterly meetings, Regional Vice President (RVP) bi-monthly conference calls, Executive Board and Board of Director conference calls.

Excused absences include but are not limited to the following:

Family Emergencies

Illness (including immediate family)

Death in Family

Work

The Board member must notify the FSFAPA President within 48 hours of absence.

Section VI – Vacancy on Board:

  1. When there is a vacancy on the Board, the President shall bring forth an appointment to fill the vacancy to be confirmed by the Board of Directors.
  2. In the event that the Presidency is vacated, the Executive Board will appoint an interim President from among the existing Executive Board members to be ratified by the Board of Directors. The Interim President will hold office until the current term is completed.
  3. The appointed interim President of FSFAPA cannot be a President of any other Association. In the event that they are, they must resign within 30 days of appointment at the local level and must submit a copy of the resignation letter to the FSFAPA Secretary.

ARTICLE IV

Meetings

  1. The membership of FSFAPA shall meet quarterly during each calendar year.
  2. The Secretary will post general quarterly meeting notices 30 days prior to meetings and post minutes from the meetings within 10 working days on the FSFAPA website.
  3. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order Revised.
  4. Meetings are open to the general public, except in those circumstances where confidential discussion is of the utmost necessity.
  5. The Board of Directors and/or Executive Board may take action during a telephone conference. Such action shall be noted in a special memorandum and shall be reported in the minutes for the next meeting.

ARTICLE V

Officers

  1. Officers are defined in Article VIII of these Bylaws.
  2. The Executive Board shall consist of elected positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The Executive Board is responsible for the business operations of FSFAPA.
  3. The Board of Directors shall consist of elected and appointed positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Vice Presidents, Past President (ex-officio.  The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic planning and advisory council for FSFAPA.
  4. Standard term of office is 2 years from January 1st. The office of President and Treasurer shall be nominated and elected in the even numbered years to begin serving in the odd year; and the office of Executive Vice President, Vice President and Secretary shall be nominated and elected in odd numbered years, to begin serving at the beginning of the even year. This method makes it possible to maintain an experienced officer on the Board at all times. Regional Vice Presidents are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Executive Board to fulfill a vacancy for a two-year term to align with the presidential term. No executive officer may hold the same office for more than 3 consecutive terms, a maximum of 6 years.
  5. At the request of the Executive Board, an officer shall vacate his/her position if he/she has two unexcused absences from Quarterly meetings, Regional Vice President (RVP) bi-monthly conference calls and regularly scheduled Executive Board and Board of Director conference calls.
  6. The President of FSFAPA cannot be a President of any other Association.
  7. The same person may not fill 2 offices for an entire term, only temporarily, till the next voting cycle.
  8. No member of the FSFAPA Board of Directors can have a verified abuse report or have had their foster parent license revoked for cause.
  9. All board members are expected to sign an affidavit of good moral character and adhere to that agreement for the duration of their terms.
  10. Past President (Ex-officio) – member of the Board of Directors in an advisory non-voting position.

ARTICLE VI

Duties and Responsibilities of Officers

All outgoing officers must forward all records and properties of FSFAPA to the incoming officers on or before the date of the installation or replacement. Outgoing officers will be held financially responsible for any property not returned to FSFAPA on or before the date of replacement.

Section I – Duties of the President:

  1. To develop agendas for and to preside over all general membership, conference calls and Board meetings of FSFAPA.
  2. To be responsible for the general management/supervision of the affairs and operation of FSFAPA.
  3. To appoint the chairperson of all committees and present them to the Board of Directors for approval by majority vote and to serve as an ex officio member of those committees.
  4. To cast the deciding vote in the event of any tied issues.
  5. To officially and publicly represent FSFAPA.
  6. To perform other duties as provided by these Bylaws or as commonly assigned to the office of President.
  7. To sign contracts of obligations authorized by the Executive Board.
  8. Approve payments of monies that are authorized by the Executive Board, when necessary.
  9. To maintain order and decorum, to respond to parliamentary inquiries, points of order and maintain impartiality at all meetings.
  10. Must not comment on motions during the course of debates unless he/she first vacates the chair of President. He/she may respond to factual questions without vacating the chair. If he/she vacates the chair, he/she should not return to it until membership has disposed of the main motion.
  11. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  12. Responsible for building strong public relationships between FSFAPA and DCF and Community Based Care Agencies. Oversee Public Relations, Education conferences and Quarterly meetings.
  13. Appoint Adhoc Committees.

Section II – Duties of the Executive Vice President:

  1. To assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
  2. To chair the President’s Council and report to the Board and the general membership the progress of the council.
  3. To perform such other duties as provided by these Bylaws or as are commonly assigned to the Executive Vice President.
  4. Coordinate and oversee the activities of the Regional Vice Presidents.
  5. As requested, to assist in the development and growth of local associations.
  6. Approve payments of monies that are authorized by the Board of Directors, when necessary.
  7. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  8. Attend all quarterly and general membership meetings of the Board as well as participate in all scheduled conference calls unless excused by the President.

Section III – Duties of the Vice President:

  1. To perform such duties as provided by these Bylaws or as are commonly assigned to the office of Vice President.
  2. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  3. Responsible for overseeing programs of FSFAPA.
  4. Attend all quarterly and general membership meetings of the Board as well as participate in all scheduled conference calls unless excused by the President.

Section IV – Duties of the Secretary:

  1. Perform duties as provided by these Bylaws or as are commonly assigned to the office of the Secretary.
  2. To record the minutes at all FSFAPA meetings, including Executive Board, General Membership meetings and telephone conferences. Minutes should include:
  1. Call to order, with time, date, location, and by whom.
  2. List of Board Members who are present and/or absent.
  3. Record present Ex-officio and anyone present by invitation.
  4. Approval of minutes of last meeting.
  5. Receive and record Officers’ Reports: President, Officers, Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  1. Draft minutes will be completed within ten (10) working days of any meeting and will be available for review by all Board members. Final minutes will be voted on at the next meeting. To distribute via email the minutes of the previous meetings to the Board of Directors as directed by the Executive Board and to those who the President might designate. Such minutes shall comply with the Revised Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  2. To maintain current, accurate copies of all organizational documents such as: Minutes, Bylaws and Policy and Procedures Manual.
  3. To file reports, noting their dates of presentation and their disposition.
  4. Keep a record of all official correspondences on behalf of FSFAPA sent and received.
  5. Send an email of the time and place of each meeting to each member of the Board at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of a Board meeting.
  6. Responsible for maintaining, monitoring, and evaluating the Policy & Procedures Manual.
  7. Maintain an updated email address list of all board members.
  8. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  9. Responsible for publication of the newsletter, Membership, Parliamentarian procedure, Bylaws and electronic communications.
  10. Attend all quarterly and general membership meetings of the Board as well as participate in all scheduled conference calls unless excused by the President.

Section V – Duties of the Treasurer:

  1. To Collect and safeguard all funds of FSFAPA.
  2. To disburse such funds as authorized by the Executive Board for the standard operating expenses of FSFAPA up to $500. To be replenished as needed. An authorization for any purchase over the $500 limit will require a majority vote from the Executive Board, one of which must be the President. This may be done electronically provided the Treasurer is in receipt of the email response of the Executive Board members. The rule of pre-authorizing spending over $500 will not apply to conference expenses that do not exceed the budgeted amount.
  3. To be bonded. FSFAPA and the Insurance Company will provide bonding. Information on a newly elected Treasurer must be provided within thirty (30) days of election to replace the information on the insurance policy.
  4. To keep accurate records of all financial transactions of FSFAPA and report to the membership the current financial status of FSFAPA at every quarterly meeting.
  5. To Chair the Finance Committee and present an annual budget of FSFAPA by the first quarterly meeting of the year.
  6. To prepare an annual report to be audited by the Executive Board prior to the first meeting of the calendar year and to be presented to the membership at the first general membership quarterly meeting of the calendar year.
  7. To maintain funds in a bank that operates statewide. Two separate accounts should be maintained: one for general funds and one for funds from the state contract. Each account should be set up to be accessed by the Treasurer, President and a third board member who is appointed to sign on checks by sharing the account number and password.
  8. A quarterly financial report must be sent to each member of the Board of Directors. This report should itemize all spending and deposits and show the balance of both accounts. This report may be done electronically if all members of the Board that has Internet connections are listed as recipients of the report. Any member that does not have an Internet connection should be mailed a report.
  9. To perform other duties as provided by these Bylaws or as are commonly assigned to the office of Treasurer.
  10. Sign/Co-sign on checks, drafts, notes and orders for payment of monies which have been duly authorized.
  11. To sign and execute contracts in the name of FSFAPA, authorized by the Executive Board.
  12. Attend all quarterly and general membership meetings of the Board as well as participate in all scheduled conference calls unless excused by the President.
  13. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  14. Responsible for overseeing Fund development committees.

Section VI – Duties of the Regional Vice-Presidents:

Regional Vice-Presidents represent various circuits and regions as defined by the Executive Board.

  1. Promote and Support educational and advocacy efforts of FSFAPA within their regions.

 

  1. Establish a relationship with DCF Regional Administration in your region.  Meet quarterly with regional DCF administration in person. A summary of this meeting will be included in your monthly report.

 

  1. Establish a relationship with the CBC, CEO or President in your region contacting them quarterly in person. A summary of this meeting will be included in your monthly report.

 

  1. Be available to serve on any committees or workgroups through either DCF or the CBC that will support and promote a better outcome for our children and the families. This should be noted on the monthly reports.

 

  1. Along with the Executive Vice President and/or Vice President assist in the development of new local associations or support groups.  Through providing them with information regarding bylaws, 501C3, structure and policies. These efforts should be noted on the monthly reports.

 

  1. Support existing associations and support groups with increasing their membership, seeking educational training and providing an avenue for strong partnership between the associations, CBC and DCF. These efforts should be noted on the monthly reports.

 

  1. Be available to assist individuals who are having concerns with their local associations, support groups, agencies or CBC. These concerns should be forwarded and followed up on.  If items seem to be of a major concern should be reported on monthly report.

 

  1. Promote F.A.S.T. not only to the FAPA’s but with DCF and the CBC as a tool in supporting foster parents.  Promote the support line for those families facing abuse allegations within your regions.

 

RVP FSFAPA Board Tasks:

  1. Attend all Quarterly Board Meetings, President Council meetings, Quarterly Membership meetings.

 

  1. Participate in monthly Board Conference Calls as scheduled.

 

  1. Monthly prepare all statistics and reports as required by our DCF Contract. This will include a narrative of what has been happing in the regions.

 

  1. Quarterly reports should consist of a written narrative from all the monthly reports.

 

  1. Prepare a written year’s end report for your Region. This should be compiled from the Quarterly reports.

 

Excused absences include but are not limited to the following:

 

Family Emergencies

Illness (including immediate family)

Death in Family

Work

 

The Board member must notify the Executive Vice President within 48 hours of absence.

ARTICLE VII

Board of Directors

  1. The Board of Directors shall consist of elected and appointed positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Vice Presidents, Past President (ex-officio).
  2. Members of the same household may not hold any board position concurrently
  3. Board of Directors will approve by majority vote Ad Hoc Committee chairpersons appointed by the President. Ad Hoc committee chairpersons are considered At Will positions.
  4. Board members must be members as defined in Article III, Section I and II of these bylaws.

The Duties of the Board of Directors:

  1. Attend quarterly and general membership meetings as required by the Executive Board unless excused by the President.
  2. Interprets and enforces the provisions of the Bylaws, Policy and Procedures, Mission and Vision Statements of FSFAPA.
  3. Poll each board member on matters of major FSFAPA policy before taking a position.
  4. Act as an information center and research body regarding matters of resources, finances, educational and legislative issues for members and to disseminate such information.
  5. Promote by attitude and action; constructive social action needed to bring about changes and improvements in the child welfare system and legislation pertaining to children.
  6. Provide a vehicle for communication among FSFAPA members, the Department of Children and Families, Community Based Care agencies, Association members and other interested parties.
  7. The Board cannot delegate its decision making authority to a portion of the Board or general membership.
  8. Upon request help organize events as deemed necessary.
  9. Each Executive Board Member will be delegated a minimum of one standing committee or program.
  10. Ad Hoc Committees will be appointed as needed by the President

 

ARTICLE VIII

Executive Board

The executive authority and administrative function of FSFAPA shall be invested in the Executive Board (President, Executive Vice President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), and the Board of Directors (Executive Board and the Regional Vice Presidents) which shall be responsible for the management and property of FSFAPA.

  1. No Executive Officer shall be elected in the same position for more than 3 consecutive terms or 6 years.
  2. An officer must have either a current Foster Care license, be an Adoptive Parent or Kinship Parent.

Duties of the Executive Board:

  1. To promote by attitude and action; constructive social action needed to bring about changes and improvements in the child welfare system and in legislation pertaining to children and families.
  2. To enforce such rules and regulations as have been approved by the membership as necessary in furthering the mission and vision of FSFAPA.
  3. To originate and disseminate ideas designed to further the purposes of FSFAPA.
  4. To establish such committees as deemed necessary to further the goals of FSFAPA.
  5. To provide oversight for and manage the details of the DCF contract.

ARTICLE IX

President’s Council

The President’s Council shall be responsible for establishing a communication network between the Executive Board and the Local Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Care Associations and shall advise the Executive Board of the concerns and opinions of their local Associations.

Members of the Council shall include the Regional Vice Presidents and the current President or President’s designated representative of every local association with voting privileges.

This Council shall meet at each FSFAPA quarterly meeting, unless otherwise stated.

Duties of President’s Council:

  1. To facilitate a communication network to see that the needs of local associations are properly addressed at the State level and to poll their membership on issues of major state policy to be acted upon by FSFAPA between general meetings.
  2. To provide supportive services to Foster/Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers.
  3. To meet as the President’s Council during each quarterly association meeting to discuss the concerns of their local associations. This meeting is to be scheduled before the General Membership meeting.
  4. Each local association representative of the President’s Council shall submit a quarterly report to their Regional Vice President. If there is no Regional Vice President in their region the report should be submitted to FSFAPA’s Executive Vice President. All Regional Vice Presidents will submit a report to FSFAPA’s Board of Directors and general membership at each quarterly meeting. FSFAPA’s Executive Vice President shall submit an overview of the President’s Council quarterly meeting at the General membership meeting.

 

ARTICLE X

Duties of Other Members of the Board of Directors

Article X – Duties of Other Members of the Board of Directors

Section I – Duties of Committee Chairpersons:

The duties of all Committee Chairpersons will be specified in FSFAPA’s Policy & Procedures Manual. This manual will be updated as required.  The chair position for this committee is considered an At Will positions.

Section II – Duties of Ad Hoc Committees:

The need for a special temporary committee will be addressed and voted on at either a face-to-face board meeting or on a conference call. Since this is a temporary committee the duties of the committee will be noted in the minutes. Ad Hoc committees are temporary committees and the chairperson has no vote.

Section III – Duties of Advisors

The advisor representing The Department of Children and Families and/or Community Based Care agencies are appointed by the FSFAPA Executive Board. They are non-voting members of this Board. Their role is limited to being the spokesperson between FSFAPA and Department of Children and Families and/or Community Based Care agencies.

Article XI – Election Qualifications and Procedures

Section I – Qualifications:

  1. Partner Members are licensed Foster and/or Adoptive Parents and Kinship care providers in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Section II – Procedures:

  1. Voting will be by ballots.
  2. A quorum is defined as a majority of voting Partner members present at any meeting.
  3. Decisions are made by a majority vote.

Section III – Nomination of Officers:

  1. Nominations are made to the Nominations Committee Chair prior to the June quarterly general membership meeting of FSFAPA. At this meeting nominations may also be made from the floor. Once the meeting is over, nominations are closed.
  2. Nominees must be regular members of FSFAPA for one year with a record of at least 50% attendance at FSFAPA’s quarterly membership meetings, have served on a FSFAPA committee for one year and/or served on their local association board for a period of one year; and have no member of the same household currently serving on the Board of Directors.
  3. Must be a Partner member and dues paid by January 1stin order to be nominated.
  4. If the nominee is pursuing the office of President, they must not be a President of any other Association.
  5. Within 30 days of accepting the nomination the candidate must present to the nomination chair a copy of current foster care license or final judgment of permanency.
  6. In case of a sole nominee, he/she can be elected by acclamation by the Board of Directors.

Section IV – Election of Officers:

  1. Ballots will be distributed no less than thirty (30) days prior to the last quarterly general membership meeting of FSFAPA for the calendar year, ballots will be distributed to all eligible members (ref Article III Section III #2).
  2. Members can either mail their ballot, scan and email or hand-carry their ballot to the meeting. No ballots will be given out at the membership meeting.
  3. The Nominations Committee Chair and Nominations committee will be present at the meeting to collect and count the ballots.
  4. All ballots will be stored electronically for each election for a period of four years
  5. The candidate with the greatest number of recorded votes wins.

Section V – Removal or Voluntary Resignation of Board Members:

  1. Executive Board can/shall remove any Board member for cause by majority vote.
  2. Any member of the Board of Directors whose actions and/or inactions do not conform to the Bylaws, Policy and Procedures, Mission and Vision of FSFAPA, and which are a matter of written record, may be charged accordingly. Said member will be provided with a copy of such charges and an option to request a meeting with the Board and the person(s) bringing the charges.
  3. Upon receipt of such request the Board will convene within thirty (30) days to hold said meeting. The persons bringing the charges must be present before said meeting can commence. At the close of said meeting, the Board may take such actions as it deems necessary, including formal removal from office.
  4. If a Board member is removed or voluntarily resigns from the FSFAPA Executive Board or Board of Directors, the board member will be unable to run for another position on the Board for a period of 2 years.
  5. If no such meeting is requested, the Board will convene within forty-five (45) days of the receipt of charges to consider the charges. The persons bringing the charges must be present before such meeting may commence. Upon close of the meeting, the Board may take such action, as it deems necessary, including removal from office.
  6. The Board must provide the charged member with a copy of the minutes from this meeting and its decision.
  7. Any or all of the Board of Directors can be requested to relinquish their position when it is apparent that they are continually unable or unwilling to perform their job tasks. FSFAPA minutes must reflect at no less than two times where the member of the Board has not given their required report or the minutes show that no effort has been put forth to perform their job. After the person is notified they will be given a grace period until the next quarterly membership meeting to perform. If no improvement is made the Board will vote for the persons removal at that next meeting.
  8. Removal from office will occur for any position when the officer is not excused, and does not attend two meetings or mandatory conference calls.

Article XII – Statement of Policy

FSFAPA shall be self-governing, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian and shall not discriminate against any person because of sex, race, creed, religion or National origin.

FSFAPA shall not engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are contrary to law or to the primary purposes of FSFAPA.

FSFAPA shall solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment and furtherance of the purposes of FSFAPA.

Article XIII – Amendment of Bylaws

The Bylaws of this Association may be added to, amended, or repealed, in whole or in part, by a majority vote of the voting members in attendance at any meeting of FSFAPA; provided that notice of the intention to do so has been emailed to each member at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled meeting.

The Bylaws of this Association will be reviewed no less than once a year and if deemed necessary changes will be made.

Article XIV – Dissolution

This Association shall continue perpetually unless dissolved. In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of FSFAPA will be donated to one or more organizations of similar intent and interest or to the Federal state or Local government for exclusive public purpose, as chosen by membership votes. Said organization will be exempt as an organization described in section 501 (c)(3) and 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding sections of any prior or future Internal Revenue Code.

These Bylaws were passed by a majority vote on February 20, 2010 at the general membership meeting of the FSFAPA in West Palm Beach, Florida.

These Bylaws were amended by a majority of registered voters on August 1, 2010 and June 23, 2012.

The revision to these Bylaws were passed by a majority vote on April 8, 2014 at the general membership meeting of the FSFAPA in Tallahassee, Florida.

A revision to these Bylaws was passed by a majority vote on ___June 11, 2016_____ at the general membership meeting of the FSFAPA in _Orlando, Fl_____

 

Harriett Wynn              June 11, 2016 

Harriett Wynn, President

 

 

Curtis Byrd              June 11, 2016 

Curtis Byrd, Secretary