of 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, including Kalamazoo
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 greater Kalamazoo
community regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national
origin, disability status and sexual orientation.
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 years.
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. The
Board has the authority to appoint or remove a principal; to
determine the location of MCSK, to establish tuition, fees, and
compensation for services rendered; and to approve other
organizational expenses such as rentals for the organization premise.
§3.2 The Chairperson
monitors MCSK’s overall operation, calls the Board meetings,
ensures that members of MCSK are aware of the Board-decisions. The
Chairperson organizes fund-raising efforts.
§3.3 The Treasurer has the primary
responsibility for the financial affairs of MCSK. The treasurer
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 present a
financial report at the Board meetings.
§3.4 The Secretary
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 tuition.
shall maintain all financial records.
reports shall be made available for inspection upon request by any
member of MCSK with reasonable notice for a reasonable time.
V. Indemnification, Amendments and Dissolution
the fullest extent permitted under the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation
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
breach of the officer’s duty of loyalty to MCSK;
or omissions that are not in good faith or that involve intentional
misconduct or knowing violation of law;
transaction derived an improper personal benefit;
act or omission that is grossly negligent.
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.
In the event of the liquidation or dissolution of MCSK, voluntary or
involuntary, no member shall be entitled to any distribution or
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.