By-Laws

ARTICLE I NAME

Section 1. The name of the organization is:

Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies

Section 2. The principal office of the Association shall be

located at:

63 Dening Road, Berlin CT

 

ARTICLE II MISSION STATEMENT


To represent, promote, assist and serve the common interests of the non-medical homemaker and companion agencies in the state of Connecticut and the individuals they serve. To develop, evaluate and disseminate solutions that foster providers with ethical, social and intellectual advancement.

 

ARTICLE III PURPOSES


The Association has been organized:


A. To educate and promote non-medical home care services at
the public and legislative levels.

B. To lead in the development of policy, standards, best care
practices, ethical guidelines and any other matters
necessary to ensure the care and safety of individuals
served.

C. To educate and inform members regarding important regional
and national issues relative to the non-medical home-based
service industry.

D. To appear on behalf of its members before government
agencies and other related entities in regard to matters
affecting the non-medical home-based service industry.

E. To offer the opportunity to network, share resources and
work collaboratively with others in the industry.

F. To provide members access to greater purchasing power on
essential goods and services.

G. To do whatever is necessary for the accomplishment of the
foregoing purposes and any and all other purposes that
may be recognized as proper and legal; all of which shall
be consistent with the public interest as well as in the
interest of the Association and its membership.

 

ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP


Section 1. Regular Members:

Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation
or any other entities prescribing to the purposes of
the Association shall be eligible for and entitled to
membership if elected by a majority vote of the Board
of Directors.

Section 2. Expulsion:

Any member, director, or officer may be expelled for
good cause by two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors
present at a meeting after notice and opportunity for a
hearing.

ARTICLE V MEETINGS


Section 1. Annual Meetings:

There shall be an annual meeting of the Association each
year at a time designated by the Board of Directors.
The purpose of said meeting shall be for the election of
members to the Board of Directors, election of officers,
for receiving annual reports and for the transaction of
other business.

Section 2. Special Meetings:

At the request of a majority of the members of the Board
of Directors, the Chairman shall call a special meeting;
such request must be made in writing at least twenty
20) days before the requested scheduled date.

No other business but that specified in the notice may
be transacted at such special meeting without the
unanimous consent of all present at such meeting.

 

ARTICLE VI BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Section 1. The business of this organization shall be managed by a
Board of Directors consisting of no less than seven (7)
nor more than thirteen (13) members who may include the
officers and employees of this Association.

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall have the control and
management of the affairs and business of this
Association. Such Board of Directors shall only act in
the name of the Association when it shall be regularly
convened by its Chairman after due notice to all the
directors of such meeting. At least 51 percent of the
members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a
quorum. Each director shall have one vote.

Section 3. The Board of Directors may make such rules and
regulations covering its meetings as it may in its
discretion determine necessary. Vacancies on the Board
of Directors shall be filled by a vote of the remaining
members of the Board of Directors for the balance of the
term.

Section 4. The Board of Directors shall select from one of their
number, a Chairman of the Board of Directors. The
Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Membership
and the Board of Directors.

Section 5. A director may be removed when sufficient cause exists
for such removal. The Board of Directors may entertain
charges against any director. The Board of Directors may
adopt such rules as it may in its discretion consider
necessary for the best interest of the organization for
this hearing.

Section 6. Board members shall serve a term of three years not to
exceed three terms. At the initial meeting, one-third of
board members shall be elected to a three-year term,
one-third shall be elected to a two-year term, and the
remaining third shall be elected to a one-year term.

Section 7. A board member may send his or her designated
representative to a board meeting for the
purpose of voting by proxy.


Section 8. Board members are required to attend at least half of all board meetings.

 

ARTICLE VII OFFICERS


Officers of the Association shall be the Chairman, President, Secretary and the Treasurer.

A. The Chairman:

The Chairman shall preside at all meetings
of the Membership, the Board of Directors and Committees.
In the event of the death or absence or inability of the
President to act for any reason, the Chairman shall
assume and perform the duties of the President.

B. The President:

The President shall oversee the day-to¬day
operations of the Association. In the event of the death
or absence or inability of the Chairman to act for any
reason, the President shall assume and perform the duties
of the Chairman.

C. The Secretary:
The Secretary shall:

1. Keep records and minutes of all Board and Membership
meetings;

2. Be custodian of the Corporate Seal;

3. Sign, where required, all corporate papers in
conjunction with the President;

4. Keep Membership Books showing the name of each member
and pertinent information relevant to each member.


D. The Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall:

1. Maintain and review the financial records of the
Association.

2. Present a financial report to the Board of Directors when directed to do so by the Board of Directors.


ARTICLE VII COMMITTEES


The Board of Directors shall have the authority to call for the establishment of committees as necessary.

 

ARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATION


Section 1. Fiscal Year:

The fiscal year for the Association shall
be based on a calendar year or such year as established
by the Internal Revenue Service.

Section 2. Financial Records:

Financial records shall be open for
inspection upon the reasonable request of any member. A
complete statement of receipts and expenditures shall be
presented to the Board no later than 60 days following
the fiscal year end.

 

ARTICLE X - RULES OF ORDER


Roberts Rules of Order (Revised) shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws or the laws of the State of Connecticut and the United States of America.

 


ARTICLE XI AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

 

The Bylaws may be amended, repealed or altered, in whole or in part, at any annual meeting of the members or at any Board of Directors meeting called for that purpose, by a majority vote of the Board. Any proposed change(s) shall be provided to each member of the Board of Directors at least ten (10) days before the date of the meeting at which the change is to be considered. Amendments shall become effective when adopted, except for terms of office which shall become effective at the next election cycle.

 

CERTIFICATE


We, the undersigned, hereby certify that we acted as Chairman of the Board, President and Secretary of the Board, respectively, of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies, Inc., held on the ______ day of_______________________________________________________, 20__, at which time the foregoing Bylaws were adopted as and for the Bylaws of the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies, Inc., and further certify that the foregoing constitutes the Bylaws of the Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies, Inc.


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Chairman Date

 

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President Date

 

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Secretary Date

 
 

Association of Connecticut Homecare Agencies