Constitution and By-Laws of CNV

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Constitution and By-Laws of CNV

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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS of Christian Naturist Village.org

I. The name of this virtual organization shall be Christian Naturist Village.org

II. The purposes of CNV shall be:
A. To bring together Christian believers who also are supportive of non-sexualized naturism, for mutual fellowship and support, evangelism and education.
B. To provide mutual fellowship, encouragement and support to all who visit this website.
C. To provide Christians an opportunity to share with all who visit, their love for the Lord, and the redemption from sin that's available through Jesus Christ.
D. To provide an avenue whereby people who don't know about or understand non-sexualized naturism may find godly, Christian answers to their questions.

III. The Statement of Beliefs of CNV shall be according to the document, Statement of Beliefs, located in the forum Founding Documents.

IV. Board of Directors
A. CNV shall be directed by a Village Council of Elders.
B. The Council of Elders shall give spiritual and structural oversight to the ministry of CNV, and hold this ministry true to its founding documents.
C. The Council of Elders shall function by consensus, where conversation continues until members can say "That's good; I can live with that."
D. Anyone can call for a vote on any issue. In such cases a two-thirds majority vote is required for the decision to prevail.
E. Offices of the Council, and organizing members shall be:
1. Village Mayor -- Site Administrator, replaced by Desert Hiker (04/15/07)
2. Deputy Mayor/ Sheriff -- Boondon, replaced by Natman (04/15/07)--title of Deputy Mayor changed to Sheriff (07/05/07)
3. Clerk -- Nakedflyer, replaced by Natman on 09/26/06.
4. Financial Officer -- Desert Hiker
5. Webmaster -- Webmaster
6. Site Administrator -- SiteAdmin, replaced by Desert Hiker
7. Members -- Nakedflyer, Rupester, Kiwifruit, Boondon
F. The executive officers of the Corporation shall be the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Webmaster. Each officer shall be empowered to conduct their business as executives without bringing every action to the Council for prior approval. However, every action which sets a new precedent shall be reported to Council, which shall have the power to rescind the action by a 2/3rds vote. (added 10/14/06)
G. Duties of each officer shall be according to normally understood expectations. Questions may be resolved by discussion among Council members.
H. All terms shall be for one year, reviewable annually on the first of March.
1. New council members may be nominated by any member of the council, and must be approved by 2/3rds of all active council members.
2. Council members who fail to work in harmony with the council, or fail to adhere to the founding documents of CNV, may be removed by a 2/3rds consent of the council.
3. Council members who are inactive for three months or longer may be removed by council action, after having been contacted by any council member.

V. Ministries of CNV may be proposed and developed by any Council member, as long as they remain consistent with the founding documents of the site. Members may propose new ministries, and will be free to develop their ministry as long as it remains consistent with the founding documents of the site.

VI. Membership in CNV shall be according to the document, Membership Levels and Requirements, in the Founding Documents forum.

VII. Continuing Participation in CNV shall be according to the Terms of Service document, posted in the Founding Documents forum.

VIII. Amendments to this document may be offered by any member of the Council. It shall be thoroughly discussed and prayerfully considered. Before adoption it shall be ratified by no less than 2/3rds of all active Council members in a poll put of for that purpose. Minor changes in terminology, etc., may be agreed upon by common consent of 2/3rds of the Council without a poll.

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Approved by unanimous consent on February 23, 2006

Amended September 26, 2006 to affirm natman as the new Clerk. (Nakedflyer had been the organizing Clerk, but was unable to function actively because of other duties.)

Jochanaan was added as a member of the Council on October 12, 2006.

Amended October 14, 2006, to add Section IV. F.

Nakedflyer and Kiwifruit resigned as members of the Council on October 25, 2006.

MatthewNeal was added as a member of the Council on February 16, 2007.
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