SABA, Inc. is a
not-for-profit corporation duly organized and existing pursuant to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.SABA is a non-partisan
neighborhood organization dedicated to representing the interests of ordinary residents and homeowners of south Ardmore who wish to maintain and enhance the quality of life in our community.
are an organization under which residents can come together to acquire and disseminate information and support each other
in our common goal of protecting and preserving our way of life. We seek to address resident's concerns on issues of zoning,
public safety, the environment, and all issues collectively identified as necessary to achieve our common goal.
maintain the integrity of residential areas;
preserve and enhance the "small-town" atmosphere.To assist in the improvement
of existing residential and commercial areas in order to foster a vibrant local economy.
monitor land use and serve as advocates to the township for sound land use;
promote sound environmental neighborhood policies; and
act as a strong community force to ensure that public opinion and sentiment is represented and acted upon by our elected officials.
amplify the civic voice and ensure resident participation in shaping the future of south Ardmore;
keep south Ardmore a livable and safe community;
support the police, fire/rescue, school, and utility services within the neighborhood;
build a brighter future for the place we call home.
Meeting:The date of the regular annual meeting shall be set by the Officers
who shall also set the time and place.If no time and place are set, the meeting
will be held on the third Tuesday of May, at
regular Annual Meeting shall be called for the purpose of approval of the officers’ slate and for the transaction of
any and all other business necessary and proper.
of not less than thirty (30) days of such meeting shall be provided by the Corresponding Secretary of the Alliance, by hand distribution, mail or email to members and/or publication in
a local newspaper and on the website.
agenda of such meeting, if available, shall be included with the distributed notice.
monthly meetings shall be held as determined by the officers.
quorum shall consist of the members present and a majority of the Officers.
Nominating Committee will, in the early spring, ask via email, mail or flyer distribution to the neighborhood for all interested
neighbors who wish to hold an officer position to present their names for consideration.The Nominating Committee will review all candidates and present a slate to all those present at the annual meeting
in May.This slate will be voted upon at the annual meeting.
Board of Officers of SABA may consist of 9-11 members:
(9) Officers, who are the elected Officers of the Alliance;
Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Designer/Web Designer, Public
Relations Liaison, and Volunteer Coordinator.
(2) ex-officio members who were the immediate past President and Vice President of the Alliance;
All officers shall commence their terms upon being approved
at the annual meeting.The President and Vice President terms shall be staggered
so that continuity of leadership is maintained.
the first annual meeting held in May of the Alliance,
all officers shall be selected.
person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Officers unless he/she shall have been a member in good standing
of the Alliance.
officers of SABA shall serve until the next ensuing annual membership
meeting or until such later time as the officers to be elected by the Alliance for the ensuing year have been chosen.The
newly elected officers and directors shall assume their respective offices upon the first day of the month following their
acceptance of election to such office.
Board of Officers shall have the control and management of the affairs and business of this Alliance.The Board of Officers
may only act in the name of the Alliance
after due notice to, and consent of the majority of the directors.
vote of the majority of officers present at the time of the vote shall be the act of the board, provided a quorum is present
at the beginning of the meeting.
majority of the Board of Officers, present or not, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business.
meetings of the Board shall be held during the year, on dates to be fixed by the Board.Notice of the time and place of such regular Board meetings shall be given to all members not less than five (5) days
before the date of such meeting.
meetings of the Board shall be held upon notice to the directors and may be called upon three (3) days notice to each director
either personally or by mail/email.
majority of the officers present, whether or not a quorum, may adjourn any meeting to another time and place.Notice of the adjournment shall be given to all officers.
Board of Officers may vote on any action without a meeting upon written consent of all the members of the Board (email may
be used in lieu of US Postal Service whenever possible.)
officer shall have one (1) vote.
Board of Officers may make rules and regulations covering its meetings at its discretion.
Board of Officers may determine the amount of annual dues payable to the Alliance.
vacancy on the Board of Officers shall be filled by appointment of the majority of the remaining officers.The officer so appointed shall serve until that seat is next up for renewal as if there had been no vacancy.
officer can be removed by a vote of the Board for the following reasons:failure
to attend a minimum of 65% of meetings; breach of confidentiality; failure to disclose a conflict of interest; failure to
exercise the duties of a board member.
Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board and the Recording Secretary of the Alliance.Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the
Board or the Secretary.Acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary
to make it effective.The resigning officer shall surrender all records, property,
and any other items pertinent to the Alliance immediately upon their resignation.
officer or director shall for reason of his or her office or directorship be entitled to receive any salary or compensation
but will be reimbursed for approved expenses on the behalf of the Alliance.
officers of the Alliance and their respective, staggered terms shall be as follows:
- 2 years (even years)
- 2 years (odd years)
Secretary - 2 years (even years)
- 2 years (odd years)
Treasurer – 2 year (even years)
Coordinator - 2 years (odd years)
Secretary - 2 years (even years)
Secretary - 2 years (odd years)
Relations Liaison – 2 years (even years)
President may serve two consecutive two-year terms. Other officers may serve
no more than three consecutive two-year terms.
shall be the duty of the President to preside at membership meetings of the Alliance and to preserve order therein.He/She shall appoint all committees and shall also have the right to serve on all committees by virtue
of his/her office, and in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of President, and such other duties as
may be assigned by the Board of Officers, or membership from time to time;
The President shall
decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal from the membership, if a valid objection has been taken by an interested
member, which appeal shall be determined by a majority vote of the members present and voting;
President shall cast the deciding vote when a tie occurs on any question;
President shall announce the result of all votes and shall have the power to call special meetings;
President is one of the officers who must sign checks or drafts of the Alliance, under the signature of the Treasurer.
in the event of the absence or inability of the President to exercise his/her office, become acting President of the Alliance
with all the rights, privileges and powers as if he/she had been the duly elected President.In addition, the Vice-President shall perform such acts as shall be delegated by the President.
in the event of the absence or inability of the President and Vice-President to exercise his/her office, become acting President
of the Alliance with all the rights, privileges and powers as if he/she had been the duly elected President.In addition, the Secretary shall perform such acts as shall be delegated by the President, as well as record
and distribute minutes of the meetings.
have the care and custody of all monies belonging to the Alliance and shall be responsible for such monies or securities;
be one of the officers who signs checks or drafts of the Alliance;
render, at stated periods, written account of the finances of the Alliance;
exercise all duties incident to the office of Treasurer.
Shall assist the
treasurer as needed.
keep the membership records of the Alliance in good order and distribute updated lists on a regular basis. Will recruit new
volunteers as needed.
see that all notices shall be given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws or as required by law;
present to the membership and/or Board of Officers any communications addressed to the Alliance;
attend to all correspondence of the Alliance and shall exercise all duties incident to the office of Corresponding Secretary.
be responsible for the coordination of development, design and maintenance of the website for the Alliance.
9.Public Relations Liaison
be responsible for all contact and communication with print, radio and web forums (working with the Website Secretary
The Board of Officers will determine the amount of annual dues payable to the Alliance.Individual membership fees shall be payable each fiscal year. Any delinquent membership fee(s) shall result in immediate
termination of said membership(s).
Alliance funds shall be held on account at The NEED BANK ACCOUNT AND NAME HERE, and reported to the membership at general
amendment to the by-laws may be proposed only by the Board of Officers, or upon petition of twenty-five (25) members.
by-laws may be altered, amended, modified or repealed by an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of those members
present and voting at the annual or special meetings of the Alliance duly called as provided by these by-laws.No such amendment shall be made unless draft amendments reviewed by the Officers prior to a general meeting.Proposed amendments cannot jepardize the tax-exempt nature of the Alliance.The Officers will then publish the amendment at least fifteen days prior to a meeting.Such notice shall specify the time and place of the meeting along with the proposed amendment(s).
the dissolution of the corporation and after the payment or the provision for payment of all the liabilities of the corporation,
the board of officers will dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation
or to organizations that are then qualified as tax-exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
code.Any assets not so disposed of will be disposedby a court of jurisdiction in the county in which the principal office of the corporation is located.