2017 Board member election announcement

Baltimore Chinese School Board of Directors Needs Two Directors by Election
巴尔的摩中文学校经过直接选举产生两位理事 



Baltimore Chinese School (BCS) Board of Directors (Board) needs two directors to the Board starting the 2017-2018 school year. The directors will be elected through a nomination and general election process by the BCS Community. Any BCS Community member can self-nominate or nominate someone else. Anyone with two or more nominations will be contacted by the Board to confirm willingness to serve. A brief CV, both in Chinese and English, should be submitted. Nominees with two or more nominations who are willing to serve will be listed on the ballot. BCS Community members who are 18 years or older are eligible to vote. The nomination process will be closed on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00pm, and the voting will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00 to 3:30pm at BCS. Included are the BYLAWS OF BALTIMORE CHINESE SCHOOL, which describe the responsibilities of the Directors of the Board. Please note that all directors of the Board are volunteers without compensation from BCS, which means that directors of the Board cannot be current BCS employees.

Please send your nominations to Dr. Chao Lu (Chairman of the Board) at clu@towson.edu and cc to Dr. Wei Sun (Principal) at wsunmd@hotmail.com.

巴尔的摩中文学校理事会需要增加两位理事,我们将通过中文学校社区推荐和自荐的方式产生候选人并经过直接选举选出。
被推荐或自荐的候选人需要提交一份简历,以便让大家对候选人有所了解。
推荐和自荐的截止日期是2017年4月23号星期天下午3:00.
直接选举时间为2017年5月7号下午一点到三点半,地点在中文学校大厅。
推荐和自荐方式:用电子邮件发送给现任理事会主席吕超: clu@towson.edu 并抄送现任校长孙伟: wsunmd@hotmail.com 。
注:中文学校理事会成员都是志愿者,中文学校不发工资。因此所有现在中文学校的员工都不能被选举为理事会成员。


BYLAWS OF BALTIMORE CHINESE SCHOOL



ARTICLE 2 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board represents the organization and holds the ultimate power in governing the school. The corporate power, the control of the business, and properties of BCS shall be vested by the Board as described by these Bylaws.

The Board appoints principal and approves PTA chair who is selected by PTA members, approves EC members who are appointed by the Principal.

SECTION 2.1 COMPOSITION OF BOARD

The number of directors on the Board shall be no less than three (3) and no more than seven (7). The Board shall also include the school Principal and the Chair of the PTA as Board members. Both Board directors and members have voting power.

The Board shall have a Chair and a Vice Chair, and may have a Secretary, who are elected by majority vote of the Board, the school Principal and the Chair of the PTA are not eligible for the Board Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary position.

SECTION 2.2 QUALIFICATIONS

The Board Directors shall be at or over age of 18, and are legal residents and shall be willing to work for the school as volunteers without compensation from the school.

SECTION 2.3 POWERS

Subject to the provisions of the laws of this State and any limitations in the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws relating to actions required or permitted, the activities and affairs of this corporation shall be conducted and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board.

SECTION 2.4 DUTIES

Duties of the directors and members are: to perform duties imposed on them collectively or individually by state laws, Articles of Incorporation, and the Bylaws; to be responsible for the overall policy and direction of the BCS and to delegate responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the BCS to EC (Executive Committee); to appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents and employees of the corporation; to supervise all officers, agents and employees of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly; to meet at such times and places as required by these Bylaws; to register their addresses with the Secretary of the corporation, and notices of meetings mailed or telegraphed to them at such addresses, to review financial reports and records, and approve the financial budget of the corporation; to conduct fund raising; and direct and conduct public relation affairs of BCS.

SECTION 2.5 TERM OF DIRECTORS

Each regular director shall hold office for a renewable term of two years and may be renewed twice thereafter if consecutively re-elected. A director of the Board shall hold office from July 1 following the election to June 30 of the year after next.