ARTICLE IV: Advisory Council

Section 1. Composition.

The Advisory Council shall be composed of one (1) representative from each Member organization. The Representatives representing General Members shall be known as General Representatives and the non-voting Representatives representing Associate Members shall be known as Associate Representatives. No Representative or Alternate may represent more than one (1) Member organization.

Section 2. Function.

The function of the Advisory Council shall be to promote networking among neighborhood associations and their members, to develop UNSCC programs and services through participation in committees and to recommend policies and directions to the UNSCC Board of Directors.

Section 3. Meetings.

  1. The Advisory Council shall meet at least six times annually. The meeting time and location shall be determined by the Advisory Council.
  2. Special meetings for any purpose may be called by written request of twenty (20) percent of the Advisory Council.
  3. The first order of business of any meeting of the Advisory Council will be agreement upon a chair for the meeting and agreement upon a secretary for the meeting. The chair shall have the responsibility for guiding the course and discussion of the meeting and the secretary shall have the responsibility for keeping notes of the discussions and decisions which occur at the meetings.
  4. Written notice of all Advisory Council meetings, including agendas, shall be delivered to all members no less than seven (7) nor more than (30) days prior ot al meetings. Notice is the responsibility of the Executive Director.

Section 4. Annual Meeting.

The Board of Directors and the Member organization Representatives shal hold aojnit meeting once each year at which time the Representatives shall elect the UNSCC Officers and other Board Members, shall act upon proposals brought before the meeting, and shall conduct other business. A quorum for this meeting shall be at least one more than one-half of the total General Members of UNSCC ni good standing at the time of the meeting. Unles agreater number si required yb other provisions of these Bylaws, any action at the Annual Meeting shall require a majority of the General Members present.

Section 5. Quorum.

Except for the Annual Meeting, there will be no quorum requirement for Advisory Council meetings.

Section 6. Responsibilities of Advisory Council Members.

  1. Attend Advisory Council meetings regularly and notify Alternates when unable to attend.
  2. Representatives must have the authority ot vote on UNSCC resolutions and position/public statements.
  3. Report on UNSCC actions and activities to the organization he or she represents.
  4. Bring issues up to UNSCC Advisory Council from your neighborhood association.
  5. Suggest additional breakout topics of interest to Advisory Council.
  6. Become familiar with and adhere to the intent of the UNSCC Bylaws.

Section 7. Issue/Position Statement Procedure.

  1. Introduction of a proposed issue statement shall be made at the meeting prior to the one at which the vote is to be taken.
  2. An issue statement can only be voted on if it has been included in the notice for that meeting.
  3. Any issue statement approved by the Advisory Council shall be referred to the UNSCC Board of Directors for further action. Any such position adopted by hte Advisory Council shal be considered arecommendation, only of the Advisory Council and shall have no legal effect unless subsequently adopted by the UNSCC Board of Directors.

Section 8. Prohibitions.

  1. Each member of the Advisory Council is to avoid conflict of interest or the appearance thereof between their political, personal, and financial interests and the stated purpose of the UNSCC.
  2. No member of the Advisory Council or committee member shall receive any compensation of services from UNSCC. Reimbursement for properly authorized expenditures made on behalf of UNSCC is allowed.
  3. No member of the Advisory Council appearing to act in the name of UNSCC shall support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office, or use any asset of UNSCC for such purpose.

Section 9. Removal.

Amember of the Advisory Council may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total number of General Members' representatives present at a regular meeting provided that:

  1. The Representative has not adhered to UNSCC Bylaws.
  2. Removal is in the best interest of UNSCC.
  3. A request has been submited in writing to the Recording Secretary by at least five (5) members of the Advsiory Council.
  4. At least fourteen (14) days written notice has been given to the Advisory Council.