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Monday, November 7, 2016

1979 BY-LAWS OF THE UU FELLOWSHIP OF MISSOULA

UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF MISSOULA

REVISED BY-LAWS OF 1979

ARTICLE I.  NAME

The name of this religious society shall be “The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Missoula.

ARTICLE II.  PURPOSE

In the discipline of Truth, irrespective of its source, and in the spirit of Universal Brotherhood, undivided by nation, race or creed, we unite to strengthen our convictions in the value and need for liberal religion, and through the strength of unity, to give such expression to these convictions as the Fellowship decides.

ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP

Any person may become a voting member of this Fellowship who is in sympathy with its philosophy and who has signed the membership book.  The list of members will be reviewed annually.  Membership will be maintained by making a financial contribution to the Fellowship and/or attending at least one worship service during each program year.

ARTICLE IV  DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION

This fellowship is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Mountain Desert District and the Rocky Mountain Area Conference.

ARTICLE V.  MEETINGS

The regular meetings of the Fellowship shall be determined by the Fellowship itself, or by any person or persons designated by it.  The Annual Meeting shall be held at the end of each program year at such time and place as shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.  Special meetings may be called by the Board and special meetings shall be called at the written request of any five members; the business to be transacted shall be specified in the call to the meeting.  Thirty (30) per cent of the membership shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VI.  OFFICERS

At each Annual Meeting there shall be chosen a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Program Chairman and a House Chairman (all all other officers the Fellowship deems advisable) all of whom shall hold their offices for one year, beginning July 1. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors.  No later than the March meeting, the Board of Directors shall appoint a nominating committee of three (3) members, who shall present to the Annual Meeting a slate of officers for the following year.  There shall be no limit on the number of consecutive annual terms that a director may serve on the Board.  The Board of Directors shall have general charge of the property of the Fellowship, and the conduct of all of its business affairs and the control of its administration, including the appointment of such committees as it may deem necessary.  It may fill vacancies and persons so appointed shall serve until the next Annual Meeting.  All officers shall be members of the Fellowship.

ARTICLE VII.  FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year shall be from July 1 to June 30 (the same as the Unitarian Universalist Association).

ARTICLE VIII.  AMENDMENTS

These by-laws, so far as allowed by law, may be amended or replaced, at any Annual or special meeting of the Fellowship by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting.  Notice of any proposed change shall be published in the notice of the meeting.

ARTICLE IX.

Should this Fellowship cease to function and the membership vote to disband, any accrued assets of the Fellowship shall be assigned to the Unitarian Universalist Association to be used for the extension of liberal religion.


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