有關家長會

有關家長會

黎明中文學校家長會組織章程

I. 名稱: 本組織全名為「黎明中文學校家長會」(Parents Association of The Li-Ming Chinese Academy),簡稱「黎明家長會」(Li-Ming Parents Association, or L.M.P.A.)。以下稱為本會。

II. 目的: 本會成立之目的在於:

A. 辦理對「黎明中文學校」(以下稱為本校)之學生、家長、及老師們共同有益之事務。
B. 作為家長與學校之間意見溝通的橋樑。
C. 酌情支援或贊助本校主辦之活動。

III. 宗旨: 本會工作的宗旨如下:

A. 本會為非營利、非宗教、非黨派之團體。
B. 本會行政及財務獨立於學校之外。但工作上,則與校方密切配合。
C. 本會工作不得干預校方之行政、財務、及教務。
D. 如本會因故解散,其資產淨額將分配給若干依照國稅法 (Internal Revenue Code) 501(c)(3) 條款所成立之免稅組織。

IV. 成員: 本會會員由全體本校學生之家長(Parents or Guardians) 組成。每家庭應繳交會費成為本會之一員。非學生家長之本校教職員亦得繳交會費成為本會之一員。

V. 組織:

A. 會員大會 (General Assembly)

1. 會員大會由全體會員組成,為本會最高權力機構。
2. 會員大會每學年初召開會議一次。
3. 經本會會員百分之二十以上連署,或幹事團﹝見下節﹞依工作上之需要,得隨時公告具體議案,召開特別會議。
4. 會員大會會議之召開,必須在一星期之前通知全體會員。由幹事團負責召集及主持。
5. 視情況之需要,幹事團得決定以通訊投票方式,代替會議之召開。
6. 通訊投票之選票,必須在投票截止日期兩星期之前寄出。
7. 會員大會之投票,以每家庭一票為原則。
8. 會議之出席會員數,或通訊投票之回收票數,如不足全體會員總數的百分之二十時,該次議決各案無效。
9. 會員大會之決議,除本章程之修訂外,以出席會員數或選票回收總數之過半數之決定,通過成立。

B. 幹事團 (Executive Board): 幹事團為本會常設執行機構。負責本會日常之運作及推動家長大會所付予之任務。幹事團之幹事分別擔任本會下列職位:

1. 會長 (President) 一人,綜理本會一切事務,對會員大會負責。分配、協調、並監督各幹事之職務,以期通力合作,圓滿達成幹事團之任務。在會員大會及幹事會議中擔任主席。
2. 副會長 (Vice President) 一人,協助會長掌理本會一切事務。在會長不克執行任務時,代行會長之職務。
3. 秘書 (Secretary) 一人,在會員大會及幹事會議中,擔任記錄工作。處理本會一切文書及通訊事宜。
4. 財務 (Treasurer) 一人,掌理本會所有資金及資產。保持本會一切收支之明確帳目。編訂預算及公佈年度財務報告。

C. 一般幹事若干人,分工處理幹事團任務內之一切事宜。幹事之人數依本會工作之輕重而定。
D. 除第一屆幹事團於本會第一次會員大會選出外,幹事團於每學年結束前,由現任幹事團決定下任幹事團之人數,以召開會員大會或通訊投票方式,主持改選。
E. 任何會員都可自薦或被提名成為候選人。
F. 投票結果,依預先公佈之新幹事團人數,及各候選人得票之多寡順序,循序當選。
G. 新幹事選出後,新舊幹事應於當年七月內,完成交接。
H. 會長、副會長、秘書及財務之職位分配,由幹事們互選決定。如有職位出缺,得隨時由其餘幹事遞補或互選補缺。
I. 幹事任期為一年,必要時,得延至新幹事選出後。連選得連任。但在同一職位不得連任一次以上。
J. 幹事出缺,或工作人手不足時,得隨時由幹事團主持增補選。選舉程序與正式幹事相同。增補選幹事任期與正式幹事同時結束。
K. 幹事之任期,得經由本會全體會員的過半數投票罷免,而終止。
L. 卸任之會長、副會長、秘書及財務,成為幹事團之當然顧問一年。
M. 幹事會議之一般財務及事務性決議,以幹事團之過半數定案。
N. 以本會名義在校外活動之決議,必須邀請本校校長或其指定代表,列席討論,以幹事團的三分之二,或出席會員大會會員的三分之二,通過定案。

VI. 經費:

A. 依會務推展之需要,由新任幹事團議決年度會費之金額,於開學時開始收繳。
B. 會員須於定期內向幹事團繳交會費,以享有會議中之投票權。
C. 依本會之收支狀況,由幹事團決議,本會得資助部份或全部校方提出之希望補助項目。
D. 本會財務以不負債為原則。如為業務推展之實際需要,負債總額以不超過總資產額為原則。

VII. 章程修訂: 本章程由本會籌備委員會(Preparatory Committee) 與臨時幹事團(Interim Executive Board) 共同協議定稿。於本會第一次會員大會出席總人數之過半數通過實施。本章程經通過實施後,條文之修訂必須經由本會全體會員的過半數投票決議。

VIII.但書: 本章程條文未竟之處,以最新版之Robert‘s Rules of Order Newly Revised 所定規則為輔。本章程之實施,如與本校校規、地主學校規定、或其他相關法令抵觸時,本章程無效。

黎明中文學校 2 0 1 6 – 1 7 學年度 家長會幹事團

會 長萬世康 Jack Wan
副會長蘇敏華 Marin Su (Chang)
財 務譚欣儀 Hsin-I Tan (Goh)
幹 事吳敬順 Derek Keng Soon Goh
幹 事吳志強 John Wu
幹 事章光霽 Kuang-chi Chang (Peterson)
幹 事Gregory Robleto
幹 事康定雯 Selena Robleto
幹 事許朝傑 Alex Chao Chieh Hsu
幹 事陳佳琳 Jamie Ja-Lin Chen (Huang)
幹 事單 葳 Vicky Wan
幹 事林昕儀 Cindy Lin (Wang)
幹 事張凱涵 Kai Chang (Wu)
幹 事華威博 WeiPo Hwa
幹 事石愛薇 Ivy Siak (Yang)

後排左起:陳佳琳、單 葳、蘇敏華(副會長)、吳志強
前排左起:Gregory Robleto、章光霽、萬世康(會長)
(另有譚欣儀、吳敬順、康定雯、許朝傑、林昕儀、張凱涵、華威博、石愛薇不在圖中)

聯絡方式

家長會長萬世康 (Jack Wan)
電話: 240-418-5771
Email: shihkang.wan@gmail.com

The Li-Ming Chinese Academy Parents Association By-Laws

  1. Name:  The full name of the Association shall be “The Parents Association of the Li-Ming Chinese Academy”, otherwise known as the Li-Ming Parents Association or LMPA, hereafter referred to as “the Association”.
  2. Purpose:  The Association shall:

a. Carry out activities mutually beneficial to the students, parents and teachers of the Li-Ming Chinese Academy (hereafter referred to as “the Academy”);
b. Serve as a communication channel between the parents and the Academy; and,
c. Provide financial and/or logistic support to the Academy according to needs.

3. Principles:  The Association shall operate on the basis of the following principles:

a. The Association is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-partisan organization;
b. The Association shall have financial and administrative autonomy apart from the Academy.  It will, nevertheless, cooperate closely with the Academy;
c. The Association shall not interfere with the administrative, financial and academic matters of the Academy;
d. In the event of the dissolution of the Association, its net assets shall be distributed according to stipulations of Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) for non-profit organizations.

4. Membership: Membership in the Association shall comprise of parents and guardians of the students of the Academy.  Each family must pay a membership fee to become a member.  Academy staff who are non-parents must also pay the membership fee to become a member.

5. Organization:

a. General Assembly.

i. The General Assembly shall comprise of all members of the Association and is the highest authority of the Association.
ii. The General Assembly shall meet once a year.
iii. Special ad-hoc meetings can be convened by the Executive Board based on operational needs or upon signatories of at least 20% of the membership.
iv. The General Assembly meeting shall be convened and chaired by the Executive Board.  The meeting announcement must be distributed to all members one week in advance.
v. The Executive Board can decide to replace a General Assembly meeting with voting-by-mail, according to circumstances.
vi. Ballots for voting-by-mail must be sent out two weeks prior to the deadline.
vii. Each family has one vote.
viii. For any voting to be considered valid, a quorum of 20 percent of the membership must be present at a meeting or have returned the ballots.
ix. A simple majority vote of greater than fifty percent shall be required of all decisions of the General Assembly, except for amendments to the by-laws.

b. Executive Board: The Executive Board is the execution body of the Association, responsible for day-to-day operations and performing duties given by the General Assembly.  Individual members of the Executive Board will have functions as specified below.

i. President:  The President shall chair the General Assembly meeting and Executive Board meeting.  The President shall oversee all activities of the Association and is accountable to the General Assembly.  The President shall delegate, coordinate and oversee all functions of the Executive Board to ensure successful accomplishment of Board duties through teamwork.
ii. Vice President:  The Vice President shall support the President in all activities.  The Vice President shall act for the President when the President is unable to do so.
iii. Secretary:  The Secretary shall record the minutes of meetings and handle all documentation and communication duties.
iv. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall handle all capital and assets, maintain accurate accounting of income and expenditures, prepare budgets and financial reports.
v. Board Members: The Board Members shall implement activities of the Associations.  The number of board members will depend on the workload.
vi. The first Executive Board shall be elected at the first meeting of the General Assembly. The number of members for the subsequent Board shall be decided by the prior Board which will convene an election either through a meeting or through voting-by-mail.
vii. Any General Assembly member can self-nominate or be nominated as a candidate for the Executive Board.
viii. Nominated candidates shall be elected to the Executive Board according to the number of votes in descending order until all agreed slots are filled.
ix. Following the election, the hand over of the Executive Board shall take place in July of the same year.
x. The positions of the president, vice president and treasurer shall be filled and decided by the elected Board members. Unexpected vacancies shall be filled by the remaining Board members.
xi. The term of the Board member shall be one year or until such time a new Board member is elected.  A Board member can serve more than one term but shall not hold the same position for more than one year.
xii. When unexpected vacancies occur or in the event of work overload, the Board can hold elections for additional Board members.  The election process shall be the same as for existing Board members and the term of the new person shall end when the term of the outgoing Board members would have ended.
xiii. A Board member can be terminated by a simple majority vote of the General Assembly.
xiv. The past president, vice president, secretary and treasurer shall remain as advisory board members for one year.
xv. General financial and administrative matter of the Board shall be decided by a simple majority vote of the Board members.
xvi. Activities outside of the Academy shall be decided with the participation of the Academy Principal or designated representative in the decision meeting, and a two-third majority vote of the Board members or of the General Assembly members present at the meeting.

6. Funding:

a. The amount of membership fee shall be decided by the incoming Executive Board for the following school year, according to the needs of the Association.  Membership fees shall be collected at the beginning of the school year.
b. A General Assembly member’s voting right is contingent upon the payment of the membership fee on time.
c. Based on the financial situation of the Association, the Board can decide to support partially or in full the funding request of the Academy.
d. The Association shall strive to remain free of debt.  The amount of the debt incurred shall not exceed the assets of the Association, when circumstances require such an action to support the operation of the Association.

7. Amendments: The current by-laws was drafted by the Preparatory Committee of the Interim Executive Board and ratified by a simple

The Li-Ming Chinese Academy 2016-17 Parents Association Officers

PresidentJack Wan
Vice PresidentMarin Su (Chang)
TreasurerHsin-I Tan (Goh)
Board MemberDerek Keng Soon Goh
Board MemberJohn Wu
Board MemberKuang-chi Chang (Peterson)
Board MemberGregory Robleto
Board MemberSelena Robleto
Board MemberAlex Chao Chieh Hsu
Board MemberJamie Ja-Lin Chen (Huang)
Board MemberVicky Wan
Board MemberCindy Lin (Wang)
Board MemberKai Chang (Wu)
Board MemberWeiPo Hwa
Board MemberIvy Siak (Yang)

Back row from left: Jamie Ja-Lin Chen (Huang), Vicky Wan, Marin Su (Chang), John Wu
Front row from left: Gregory Robleto, Kuang-chi Chang (Peterson), Jack Wan (President)
Not in picture: Hsin-I Tan (Goh), Derek Keng Soon Goh, Selena Robleto, Alex Chao Chieh Hsu,  Cindy Lin (Wang), Kai Chang (Wu), WeiPo Hwa, Ivy Siak (Yang)

Contact

Jack Wan
Phone: 240-418-5771
email: shihkang.wan@gmail.com