NETCACHE Constitution

Current as of results of NETCACHE General meeting on December 3, 2013

Article I

Name

The name of the organization shall be North East Tarrant County Association of Christian Home Educators (also known as NETCACHE).

Article II

Purpose

The primary purpose of NETCACHE is to provide Christian-based adventure, character, and leadership programs.  Such programs include Trail Life USA, American Heritage Girls and similar opportunities.

Article III

Membership

NETCACHE shall be composed of families who support a parents' right to direct the upbringing and education of their children and desire to affiliate for the purposes of providing Christian based adventure, character, and leadership programs.

Members shall be diligent to ensure the integrity of the organization by encouragement of NETCACHE leaders and being vigilant to hold NETCACHE leadership accountable to this charter.

Members who either cease to support NETCACHE's requirement of Christian leadership, or the inclusion of Christian practices and beliefs in NETCACHE programs, shall be removed from NETCACHE membership and programs by a unanimous vote of all Board members. Board members who are not present for the vote shall cast their vote in absentia.

Article IV

Board Members and Meetings

There shall be at least five NETCACHE board members that shall oversee the organization's programs.

Board members shall meet the following qualifications:

  1. Board members must agree with and support the statement of beliefs in Article VI of this charter.
  2. Board members shall initially consist of the following:
    Craig Burgess, Lewis Oglevie, Ron Orr, Jim Sutton & Roy Wickham.

Board members will appoint a chairman who will serve at the board's pleasure.

The chairman shall provide the oversight for NETCACHE in conjunction and cooperation with the board.

Board members shall be responsible for chartering tasks, organizational policy and vision leadership for NETCACHE programs.

Board members shall protect the integrity of NETCACHE programs by appropriate board actions that are biblical and redemptive.

Board members bear responsibility and accountability for NETCACHE finances, which must be provided to all board members, and be available through any board member to the organization's membership.

When a board vacancy exists, members may provide a recommendation for a replacement board member. The board member must be accepted by the other board members when a majority of NETCACHE members have presented a signed petition to any of the existing board members recommending a replacement board member for a vacant board position. If NETCACHE membership does not provide a recommendation to replace a vacant board position within a reasonable time (1 month minimum), the board may at its discretion appoint and accept a board member from the membership with the consent of a majority of board members. All board vacancies must be announced to NETCACHE members before the "reasonable time" clock begins.

Members of NETCACHE are welcome at board meetings. Non members of NETCACHE may attend board meetings with the majority consent of board members.

Article V

Execution and Amendment

This charter shall become effective upon approval by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting at a general meeting called for that purpose. Amendments to the NETCACHE charter shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at a general meeting called for that purpose.

Article VI - Requisite Beliefs of Board Members

General Beliefs

Family

Parental Rights and Responsibility in Education

Nature of Education

Policies

Firearms

Trail Life: Persons using or possessing firearms must comply with all local, state and federal laws and official Trail Life policies during all Trail Life activities.

American Heritage Girls: Persons using or possessing firearms must comply with all local, state and federal laws during all AHG activities.

Membership Fee Waivers

The board may elect by majority vote to waive family annual membership fees for the following conditions:

1. A person who is not a NETCACHE member is requested by a NETCACHE family member to act as a mentor for an American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes candidate.

2. A person provides essential services to the NETCACHE organization on a continuing basis and does not have any children registered in any chartered NETCACHE program.

3. A family financial hardship which is presented to all the board members for consideration of a waiver on a year-by-year basis.

The NETCACHE Board membership manager shall document board approved nominees for waived annual membership fees on the protected NETCACHE website. Documentation shall be placed on the website as soon as possible after a board decision to waive membership fees.

The NETCACHE board shall review and vote on the status of any waiver when knowledge of a change in any of the conditions authorizing the waiver is brought to the attention of any board member.