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mibihar Friends of Bihar & Jharkhand in Michigan

Principal Office: 4037 Shadrock Dr, Troy, MI 48085 Phone (248) 835-2528 info@mibihar.com TAX ID – 45-4513209

THE CONSTITUTION OF ‘MIBIHAR’ Article 1 Name: This registered, non-profit organization, in the State of Michigan, USA, shall be known as MIBIHAR. Commonly, it will also be known as ‘Michigan Bihar - Friends of Bihar and Jharkhand in Michigan’. Article 2 Objectives: A. To promote and preserve culture and heritage of Bihar and Jharkhand in Michigan through social, cultural, charitable and fundraising events. B. To raise funds and use it for the betterment of the society in Michigan and India. C. To provide a platform for fostering better communication and cooperation among people of Bihar, Jharkhand and all Indians in Michigan. D. To promote a positive image of Bihar, Jharkhand and all Indians in Michigan. Article 3 Membership & General Body: A. Membership is open to all those who are interested in the activities of MIBIHAR and also committed to the promotion of MIBIHAR. B. To be a member of good standing, each member would be required to pay membership dues, as established by the MIBIHAR Executive Committee as well as present an overall positive image of the organization and its members. Members shall not engage in any activities tha t would hinder the growth and health of the organization. Membership will include husband, wife and dependents. Dependents shall be the persons listed on US Income Tax Form 1040. C. All members of good standing and their spouses will constitute the General Body and will have the voting rights.

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mibihar Friends of Bihar & Jharkhand in Michigan

Principal Office: 4037 Shadrock Dr, Troy, MI 48085 Phone (248) 835-2528 info@mibihar.com TAX ID – 45-4513209

D. MIBIHAR Executive Committee reserves the rights of returning the membership fees to a member in order to rescind his/her membership, without assigning any reason. Article 4 Governing Body: A. Executive Committee: The governing powers of MIBIHAR shall be vested in an Executive Committee (EC), consisting of four office bearers – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and no less than five and no more than seven Members-at-Large (Working Committee). The President will either be elected by the outgoing EC or if a consensus is not reached, by voting by the General Body. President will then select other three officer bearers of the EC. All four officer bearers of the EC will then select the Members-at-Large. The Executive Committee may also constitute a Board of Trustees, which shall work only in an advisory capacity to the EC, for developing long term plans, etc. B. The services to the MIBIHAR Executive Committee are voluntary and there shall be no remuneration to any committee members. This is a voluntary service to the community. C. Eligibility for holding office: Only the members in good standing will be eligible to hold any position in the Executive Committee. Members in good standing are those who have contributed to the growth of MIBIHAR and also projected positive image of MIBIHAR and its members. They should also abide by the MIBIHAR confidentiality and non-disclosure clauses. D. The duties of each Executive Committee member will be as provided in the MIBIHA R Bylaws. Article 5 Term of Office: A. Executive Committee shall serve for a one year term. The Executive Committee members shall not serve more than two terms consecutively in the same position. The President may be recalled by 2/3 rd of the General Body by a vote. If the President is recalled, the entire Executive Committee will stand dissolved, until a new President is elected. Outgoing EC will be responsible for calling for the election by inviting the General Body.

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mibihar Friends of Bihar & Jharkhand in Michigan

Principal Office: 4037 Shadrock Dr, Troy, MI 48085 Phone (248) 835-2528 info@mibihar.com TAX ID – 45-4513209

B. In the event the President wishes to make changes in the EC during the term, such changes must be approved by 2/3 rd of the EC members. Article 6 Finances: A. MIBIHAR Executive Committee shall maintain a bank account with two signatories – Treasurer and President. When MIBIHAR will have sufficient funds to operate two accounts with enough minimum balance in both to avoid any monthly banking fees, at that time two separate accounts will be created; one for the MIBIHAR operating funds and the other for depositing the life membership dues. B. Signatures of the above mentioned MIBIHAR officers will be filed with the financial institution before the accounts can be operated. Article 7 Bylaws: MIBIHAR operations shall be carried out as per the MIBIHAR Bylaws. Article 8 Agent and Office: The current President of MIBIHAR will be the registered agent of the MIBIHAR and his/her residence will be the principal office of MIBIHAR at no cost to the organization. Article 9 Revisions and Amendments to the Bylaws and the Constitution: Revisions to the Bylaws and amendments to the Constitution may be initiated by the Executive Committee and referred to an 'Ad hoc' Constitution and Bylaws committee of five members appointed by the Executive Committee. Such a committee will study, evaluate alternatives, and make their recommendations to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will present the revisions to the General Body for approval. Revisions to Bylaws

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mibihar Friends of Bihar & Jharkhand in Michigan

Principal Office: 4037 Shadrock Dr, Troy, MI 48085 Phone (248) 835-2528 info@mibihar.com TAX ID – 45-4513209

and amendments to the constitution shall be approved by a simple majority of the General Body. Article 10 In the case of dissolution, all assets shall be distributed to such organization which subscribes to the ideals as those of MIBIHAR and are qualified as tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provisions of future United States Internal Revenue Laws.

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