Whereas, the need exists for cohesive action on these part of physicians of Indian heritage residing or working in the queens and long Island of New York;
It is hereby resolved that the AAPI of Queens and Long Island, Inc. (the “Association”) is formed to maintain the identity of such groups of people and to provide a forum for scientific, educational, cultural, charitable and social interaction among its members. The term “Indian” is used throughout these By-Laws in an ethnic sense and is meant to pertain exclusively to the India. The word “Heritage” similarly connotes ancestry.
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The principal office of the Association shall be in the Queens and/or Long Island, State of New York.
The objectives of the Association shall be:
AMENDMENTS AND ADOPTIONS
Amendments: The By-Laws may be amended, repealed or modified in “whole or in part by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the responding members. A proposed amendment may be initiated in writing at any meeting of the members with at least fifty signatures of voting members. The proposed amendment, duly initiated, shall be referred to the By-Laws Committee for consideration and recommendation to the executive committee. The recommendation of the By-Laws Committee along with the recommendation of the executive committee shall be submitted to the BOT for approval. These recommendations will be presented to the members for approval and will become effective immediately when approved.
The organization shall indemnify any and all of its, trustees or officers, or former, trustees or officers, or any person may have served at its request, against the expenses (including attorney’s fees) actually or necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense or settlement of any action, suit or proceeding in which they or any of them, are made parties or a party, by reason of being or having been a proceeding to be liable for willful misconduct in the performance of duty, and to such matters as shall be settled by agreement.
Roberts Rules of Order
Except as otherwise herein expressly provided, all matters of procedure shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order, revised, as the same shall, from time to time be revised and amended.
Any trustee, chairperson or member of the Executive Committee may be removed or impeached on the grounds of anti-organization activity, defamation of the office bearer of the organization, incompetence, corruption, financial irregularities favouritism, extortion, or oppression in office or gross misconduct in a board meeting called for such purpose. These allegations shall be communicated to the member by the Board of Trustees through registered mail. The alleged member shall than be entitled to a hearing before the Board of Trustees on such charges and shall be entitled to a full opportunity for hearing. In order to be eligible for the aforementioned, the alleged member should request in writing by certified mail such hearing within fourteen (14) days from the recipe of the above notification. Approval of two third of the full board shall be required for such disqualification of membership rights after the due process.
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