This Document has but one purpose : to evolve into a sanctuary for homeless pregnant women on an organic farm with a school for midwifery.
It's success requires that you interact organically with it. This document's purpose will be arrived at as the proof of it's completion.
Long before then, this document will have acquired 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
We will have met the Board of Directors
They will have agreed to the charitable nature of the chartered trust, appropriate relevance, and pragmatic necessity of the Babylon Refugee Rescue Operation.
One might now ask, how does a document evolve?
This document will evolve by the process of filling in the blanks on the provided diagram. As the names of the members of the boards of directors of the charitable trust,
the media production team (the Bad Folk Orchestra), the midwifery school, the mother farmers, engineering and maintenance, and the clientele are filled in - we shall see to what extent these forces interact harmoniously, to which extent in unity, and to which extent dissonant. All efforts on the parts of these individuals to interact will be recorded within this document, in section 6 - Creation.
this page is the beginning of section one - revelation, in which the purpose of the BRRO is revealed, and the actions to be taken to complete those purposes are briefly outlined, to be detailed in sections 2, (the bad folk orchestra) 3, the midwifery school, 4 , the mother farmers, 5, engineering and maintenance, 6, creation
The Bylaws of the Mother Pharm Project Charitable Trust
1. The name of the organization shall be The Mother Pharm Project
II. Board of Directors
1. The Mother PHarm is to have a Board of Directors who shall serve without pay and consist of community members familiar through other walks of life with one or more of these 6 facets of the operation. The Board must include a specialist in each of these fields.
- non-profit administration
- agricultural practices
- modern medicine
- disaster relief
- presently being a pregnant woman who is not homeless.
2. Board members shall first serve one term of 9 months, to be followed, if acceptable to the rest of the board and the Administrative Council, by a second term of 1260 days.
3. After these two terms, members must vacate the board, being ineligible to serve on the board again for at least the length of time they have previously served.
4. Vacancies shall be filled by the Board, with the recommendation of the Administrative Council.
5. Board members with more than 3 absences in their first term, or in any 9 month period of their second term shall dismissed from the Board.
1. The officers of the board shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer nominated by the Board.
2. Elected officers will serve in their elected positions for the length of their term, unless, by unanimous consent of the other members of the Board with the Administrative Council sitting in the role of the Officer in question.
3. (a)The Chair shall preside at all Board meetings, appoint committee members, and perform other duties as associated with the office. (b)The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in case of the Chair’s absence. (c)The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of the Board, keep all approved minutes in a minute book, and post said minutes in an online database open to all. (d) The Treasurer shall keep record of the organization’s budget and prepare financial reports as needed.
1. The Board may appoint standing and ad hoc committees as needed to oversee the main functions of the Mother Pharm - to acquire property, dedicate it in perpetuity as a sanctuary for homeless pregnant women, and at that location operate social mechanisms appropriate to the care of our core clientele. These social mechanisms being
- an experimental farm producing Renewable resources for the use of the Administrative Council
- the study of midwifery and advanced obstetrics - endeavoring to maintain a forum for educational opportunities for those seeking to enter obstetrics from traditional and modern perspectives as a means of arranging for the health care of the Administrative Council.
- regular workshops on disaster relief preparedness training to serve as a benefit to the general community, as well as of our core clientele ( keeping in mind that when disaster strikes, the entire community may become homeless, including the pregnant women).
- a media production team ( to be known as 'The Bad Folk Orchestra ) to produce educational entertainment while documenting the three social mechanisms listed above.
1. Regular meetings shall be held once per calendar month, separated by at least three weeks time.
2. Special meetings may be held at any time when called for by the Chair or a majority of Board members.
3. Agendas shall be posted online at least 4 days in advance.
1. (a) A majority of board members constitutes a quorum. (b) In absence of a quorum, no formal action shall be taken except to adjourn the meeting to a subsequent date.
2. Passage of a motion requires Unanimous Consent. On any issue to which the board cannot unanimously consent, the Administrative Council shall have deciding vote by their unanimous consent.
VII. Conflict of Interest
1. Any member of the board who has a financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in an impartial manner, will offer to the Board to voluntarily excuse him/herself and will vacate his seat and refrain from discussion and voting on said item.
VIII. Fiscal Policies
1. The fiscal year of the board shall be (start date to end date)
1. These by-laws may be amended by a unanimous consent of Board members present at any meeting, provided; a quorum is present, provide a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each Board member at least one week prior to said meeting, and the Administrative Council also is in Unanimous consent.
2. Administrative Council - The administrative council shall be made up of our core clientele. The Homeless Pregnant Women on the farm will be required to sit in council with one another every other day ( missing no more than one in every three sessions unless having received prior consent of the council to have an extended leave ). This Council will be responsible for assisting the Board of Directors and the Heads of the four essential Social Mechanisms in maintaining the Mother Pharm as a resource for those who will sit in that council after their pregnancy has ended.
3. Assistants to the Administrative Council - after their pregnancy, members of the Administrative Council may stay on the Mother Pharm as assistants to the Administrative Council for a period to last no more than 1260 days. In this role they will be responsible for preparing the individuals on the administrative council for the decisions which will come before them. They will also in this time be responsible for developing and acting on a plan for where to go at the end of their term as assistants.
4. The Bad Folk Orchestra - the Bad Folk Orchestra shall be responsible for producing any documents or media appropriate to the needs of the Mother Farm in seeking to improve the quality of life for all Pregnant Women the world over.
5. Liberty of Conscience - the Mother PHarm will incorporate an interfaith meeting space in which residents may practice their various faiths through whatever forms of worship, meditation, ritual, ceremony, prayer or celebration is most appropriate.
6. Until such time as the Mother Pharm has property donated to it for dedication in Perpetuity as a sanctuary for homeless pregnant women, the Bad Folk Orchestra shall operate as a media production company attempting to raise awareness of the needs of our core clientele.
7. Any funds raised by the Bad Folk Orchestra before there is a Mother Pharm Property and Administrative Council upon it to receive them shall be set aside in sacred trust to be given directly into the care of the Administrative Council on the Mother Pharm when it does come into existence.
8. In the event that no such council comes into existence on such a farm within 1260 weeks of the formation of 'The Mother Pharm Project', then all savings within the charitable Trust will be turned over to the Salvation Army.
9. The Bad Folk Orchestra will be empowered to make use of one sixth of one sixth of monies within the charitable trust for activities appropriate to the successful completion of the Mother Pharm project, acting within a budget approved by the Board of Directors.
10. The Remaining 5/6 of that 1/6 of the Charitable Trust shall be considered a discretionary Fund to be used to pay fees appropriate to state, local and federal administrations.
11. The Remaining 5/6 of the Charitable Trust shall not be invested in such a way as to lose value.
12. In compliance with local codes, and in consideration of Disaster Relief Readiness, Bartered Workers on the Pharm shall be allowed to maintain temporary camps and residences on the Mother Pharm for 2 terms - a 9 month introductory first term, and a 1260 day second term. After completing an introductory term, they must apply to the Board and Council for continuance. After the second term, they must vacate the Mother Pharm for as long as they had previously served before applying to serve again.
13. Bartered Workers on the Mother Pharm ( anyone not on the Administrative Council or Board of Directors ) cannot be compensated monetarily by the Mother Pharm Trust for their efforts. Third Party Grants of compensation to Bartered Workers must be first accepted with Unanimity by the Board and Council, and cannot be arranged using the Legal or Tax Status of the Mother Pharm as an Umbrella.
14. Compensation for Bartered Workers shall consist of access to surplus resources not used by the Administrative Council.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The Mother Pharm Project
The undersigned incorporator(s), a natural person 18 years of age or older, in order to form a corporate entity adopts the following articles of incorporation.
The name of this corporation shall be The Mother Pharm Project
(street address, city, state, zip).
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes (pick one or more), more specifically to Establish a Sanctuary for Homeless Pregnant Women on an experimental organic farm that incorporates a midwifery school and center for disaster relief preparedness training as a charitable Trust. To this end, the corporation shall at all times be operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes.
At all times shall the following operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the corporation:
1. The corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise to its members. No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member of the corporation, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation affecting one or more of its purposes. Such net earnings, if any, of this corporation shall be used to carry out the nonprofit corporate purposes set forth in Article II above.
2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended.
The duration of the corporate existence shall be perpetual.
MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The corporation shall have one or more classes of members, as provided in the corporation's bylaws. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors, as defined in the corporation's bylaws. No Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation.
The number of Directors constituting the first Board of Directors is
, their names and addresses being as follows:
Members of the first Board of Directors shall serve until the first annual meeting, at which their successors are duly elected and qualified, or removed as provided in the bylaws.
No (member) officer, or Director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the (members) officer, or Directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.
At the time of dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all debts, obligations, liabilities, costs and expenses of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation by Charitable Contribution to the Salvation Army. In non case shall a disposition be made which would not qualify as a charitable contribution under Section 170(c)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, in such manner as the Board of Directors shall determine.
The incorporator(s) of this corporation is/are:
The undersigned incorporator(s) certify(ies) that she/he/they execute(s) these articles for the purposes herein stated.
Signature & Date