Bylaws of Progressive Alliance Movement, Inc

A New York Nonprofit Corporation

ARTICLE I

NAME AND MEMBERSHIP
1.01 Name

The name of this corporation shall be Progressive Alliance Movement Inc. (PAM). It shall not be a membership corporation. The members of the board of directors shall represent and safeguard the interests of the corporation

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES AND POWERS
2.01 Purpose

Progressive Alliance Movement Inc. is a non-profit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for educational, cultural and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.

Progressive Alliance Movement Inc’s purpose is to address, educate, coordinate, and deliver an array of services with the objective of improving the quality of life for Ghanaians living abroad and in Ghana.

PAM provides education by hosting presentations in schools, churches, mosques, and other public venues on analyses of socio-economic challenges and solutions for Ghanaians in and outside the home country-Ghana. In addition, PAM utilizes social media channels and its website as means of delivery. To support its activities, PAM engages in fundraising activities from the general public. PAM’s support reaches to all in need regardless of religion, political affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, race, and ethnic origin. PAM is not affiliated with or supports any political party in Ghana, USA, or any other place where it may have affiliates. PAM is nonpolitical.

2.02 Powers

The corporation shall have the power, directly or indirectly, alone or in conjunction or cooperation with others, to do any and all lawful acts which may be necessary or convenient to affect the charitable purposes, for which the corporation is organized, and to aid or assist other corporations or persons whose activities further accomplish, foster, or attain such purposes. The powers of the corporation may include, but not be limited to, the acceptance of contributions from the public and private sectors, whether financial or in-kind contributions.

ARTICLE III

NON-VOTING AFFILIATES
3.01 Non-Voting Affiliates

The board of directors may approve classes of non-voting affiliates with rights, privileges, and obligations established by the board. Affiliates may be individuals, businesses, and other corporations that seek to support the mission of the corporation. The board, a designated committee of the board, or any duly elected officer in accordance with board policy, shall have authority to propose for admission as an affiliate, any individual or corporation. The board of directors of PAM makes the final determination of affiliate relationship, recognizes representatives of affiliates, and makes determinations as to affiliates’ rights, privileges, and obligations.

3.02

Dues for affiliates, where necessary, shall be determined by the board of directors.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
4.01 Number of Directors

Progressive Alliance Movement Inc. shall have a board of directors consisting of at least 5 and no more than 19 directors. Within these limits, the board may increase or decrease the number of directors serving on the board, including for the purpose of staggering the terms of directors.

4.02 Powers

All corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the authority of the board and the affairs of the Progressive Alliance Movement Inc. Shall be managed under the direction of the board, except as otherwise provided by law.

4.03 Terms

  • (a)All directors shall be elected to serve a one-year term, however the term may be extended until a successor has been elected.
  • (b)Directors’ terms shall be staggered so that approximately one-third of the number of directors will end their terms in any given year.
  • (c)Directors may serve terms in succession. After three terms, a member of the board shall sit out one year before being eligible to serve a fourth term.
  • (d)The term of office shall be considered to begin January 1 and end December 31 of the second year in office, unless the term is extended until such time as a successor has been elected.

4.04 Qualifications and Election of Directors

In order to be eligible to serve as a director on the board of directors, the individual must be 18 years of age and demonstrated a desire to see an improvement in the quality of Ghanaians living in and outside Ghana.

4.05 Vacancies

The board of directors may fill vacancies due to the expiration of a director’s term of office, resignation, death, or removal of a director, or may appoint new directors to fill a previously unfilled board position, subject to the maximum number of directors under these Bylaws.

  • (a) Unexpected Vacancies. Vacancies in the board of directors due to resignation, death, or removal shall be filled by the board for the balance of the term of the director being replaced.