Modern Chinese School of Kalamazoo
I. Name, Status and Purpose
organization shall be known as Modern Chinese
School of Kalamazoo
(abbreviated as “MCSK), and shall conduct
business under such
is a nonprofit organization within the meaning
of Section 501(C)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
purpose of MCSK is to offer Chinese language and
cultural classes to
the Greater Kalamazoo community. Classes are
designed for both
children and adults who desire to learn Chinese
and Chinese culture.
MCKS provides these classes at least once per
week during the regular
II. Organizational Structure
shall be located in the Greater Kalamazoo area,
city and Portage city.
person who has an interest to take classes
offered by MCSK may enroll
in MCSK and has privileges to use the facilities
upon payment of
tuitions or fees. MCSK shall be open to the
community regardless of race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, national
origin, disability status and sexual
is governed by a board of directors (herein
“Board.)” The Board
comprises at least three individual directors.
The directors are: a
chairperson, a treasurer, and a secretary. The
Board may further
comprise additional officers as needed. The
Board appoints a
Principle, who administrates the school.
School has no voting members. Any
action which would otherwise by law require
the approval by a
majority or all of members shall require only
approval of the Board.
Board of Directors serves a two-year term. The
Board of Directors may
serve two consecutive terms for a total of 4
Principal serves a two-year term. By the
appointment of the Board,
the Principal may serve four consecutive terms
for a total of 8
Board shall hold at least two annual meetings
each year to conduct
business of MCSK and to fill the vacancies.
majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for
the transaction of
business at a Board meeting.
Chairperson, the Principle, or the majority of
the Board may call
III. Authorities and Duties of the Board,
Directors and the
Board establishes overall
policy and direction of MCSK. The Board
ensures that the purpose of MCSK is maintained.
Board has the authority to appoint or remove a
determine the location of MCSK, to establish
tuition, fees, and
compensation for services rendered; and to approve
organizational expenses such as rentals for the
monitors MCSK’s overall operation, calls the Board
ensures that members of MCSK are aware of the
Chairperson organizes fund-raising efforts.
§3.3 The Treasurer has
responsibility for the financial affairs of MCSK.
shall have custody of all funds of MCSK. The
Treasurer receives and
collects moneys due and payable to MCSK and
deposits all such moneys
in the name of MCSK. The Treasurer shall keep a
complete record and
account of all receipts and expenditures and shall
financial report at the Board meetings.
prepares the Board meeting agendas; records all
board meetings and
actions, maintains the meeting minutes and
records, and coordinates
other activities as requested by the Board.
routine operations, designs curriculum with
teachers, selects and
hires qualified teachers and other
administrative staff, communicates
with general public. The Principal may propose
special programs for
the Board approval. The Principal shall report
school activities to
the Board on a regular basis and at the annual
board meeting. In the
event the Principal wishes to resign the
position, a written
statement shall be delivered to the Board
two-months in advance.
operates primarily from Funds provided by
shall maintain all financial records.
reports shall be made available for inspection
upon request by any
member of MCSK with reasonable notice for a
V. Indemnification, Amendments and Dissolution
the fullest extent permitted under the Michigan
Act, a volunteer director and the duly appointed
Principal by the
Board shall not be personally liable to the
organization for monetary
damages or liable to the students, their
families, and their guests
for loss and injuries occurred at the
organization premise except the
a breach of the officer’s
duty of loyalty to MCSK;
acts or omissions that are
not in good faith or that involve
intentional misconduct or knowing violation
a transaction derived an
improper personal benefit;
an act or omission that is
By-Laws may be amended by the affirmative vote
of a two-thirds (2/3)
of the Board at the annual or special meetings,
provided that the
Directors have been furnished with the proposed
changes in writing at
least ten days in advance.
§5.3 In the event of the
liquidation or dissolution of MCSK, voluntary or
involuntary, no member shall be entitled to any
division of its remaining property or proceeds,
and the balance of
all money and other property received by MCSK
from any source, after
the payment of all its debts and obligations,
shall be used or
distributed to organizations organized and
operated exclusively for
educational or charitable purposes.