ABOUT VETERANS FOR VETERAN CONNECTION, INC.
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UPDATED: January 1, 2012 Revised and approved VFVC Inc by laws by the VFVC
Inc. board members
BY LAWS and CONSTITUTION
A none paying volunteered Veterans organization
Veterans For Veteran Connection, INCORPORATED
Volunteers Membership with out dues
A NON-PROFIT 501-19(C) ORGANIZATION
1700 Waterford Road
Walworth, NY 14568
ARTICLE 1 – NAME, PURPOSE
Section 1: The name of the organization shall be known as; Veterans for
Veterans Connections, Inc. (VFVC, Inc)
Section 2: Veterans for Veterans Connections, Inc. was formed exclusively
as a Veterans’ Advocacy Group devoted to the improvement and protection
of benefits, entitlements, and services earned by our men and women in
uniform; to promote Charitable and Educational programs which assist our
former military personnel and their families which promote programs and
services that improve the Health and Welfare of our veterans, their spouses,
dependents, and widows; to enhance recognition of the service and sacrifice
made by our fellow veterans. To encourage enlistment and retention in
the United States Armed Forces; to maintain the highest morale within
our military ranks; and to promote the highest level of Respect, Honor,
and Integrity within our all-volunteer military services, to improve and
encourage communication, between former military personnel.
More specifically: As a grassroots Advocacy Group for Veterans’ Healthcare
Transportation Programs, Rehabilitation Programs, Educational Programs,
Specialized Medical Treatment, (Specialized Clinics, Mental Health, PTSD,
Audiologist, Speech, Eye Care, Dermatology, and medical services available.)
Section 3: Support and create Educational/School/Historical programs which
promote Patriotism and our American heritage.
Section 4: Assist U.S. military veterans, regardless of age, ethnic background,
sex/orientation, or religious belief. VFVC, Inc. is an equal opportunity
Section 5: Provide assistance to spouses, dependents, and widows of former
military personnel when filing for benefits and/or entitlements.
Section 6: Support groups and organizations that produce programs which
assist and service our former military personnel, and their families.
Section 7: Lobby Congress for innovative improvements, increased funding,
and greater accessibility to veterans’ healthcare and services.
Section 8: Maintain a bipartisan posture at all times.
Section 9: Provide moral support to all active duty personnel and their
ARTICLE 2: VFVC OFFICERS
Section 1: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
Section 2: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and an VFVC,
Inc. Board of Directors Consisting of nine, (9) appointed members are
all appointed positions. These offices are appointed by the VFVC President
and can be terminated at any time.
ARTICLE 3: OFFE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: VFVC Board of Directors will be created by the President and
consist of nine, (9) appointed board members.
Section 2: The number of VFVC Board of Directors will be determined by
the President. The President can expand, or decrease the number of board
members at any time as he deems necessary. However, the President must
notify all board members of proposed changes no less than 30 days in advance.
Section 3: The only qualification for serving on the OFFE Board of Directors
is individuals appointed by the President must be a United States citizen.
Section 4: Board of Directors can serve indefinitely and the appointment
of board members will be at the discretion of the President. (Appointed/unlimited
Section 5: It is the primary duty of the Board of Directors to advise
the President on issues of policy and business. It is also the duty of
the Board of Directors to advise the President on matters of importance
to the organization’s mission and purpose. All final decisions will be
made by the President, unless the President calls for a BOD vote on any
particular matter or issue.
Section 6: Each member of the VFVC, Inc Board of Directors has one, (1)
Section 7: Five, (5) VFVC, Inc Board of Directors must be present to constitute
a quorum at any meeting.
Section 8: The VFVC, Inc Board of Directors and all OFFE officers will
be required to meet once a month on a day to be announced. The President
will chair these meetings. If the President is unable to attend, the Vice
President will chair the meeting.
Section 9: Monthly meetings will be held by conference phone via Stardust
Radio. Every meeting will be recorded by the VFVC, Inc Media Director.
These recordings will be considered as the official VFVC Inc. meeting
Section 10: VFVC, Inc Media Director will be responsible for posting meeting
audio files on the Internet.
Section 11 VFVC Security Chief will serve as Master at Arms during all
scheduled monthly conference call meetings.
Section 1: Veterans for Veterans Connections is the operational term
for the nationwide movement for full mandatory funding of veterans healthcare.
Section 2: Veterans for Veterans Connections, Inc (VFVC, Inc) is an incorporated,
Section 3: Veterans for Veterans Connections,
Inc (VFVC, Inc) will sponsor its own activities, raffles, projects, and
ARTICLE 5: Veterans for Veterans Connections, Inc. (VFVC, Inc)
Section 1: Any U.S. citizen can serve as an VFVC, Inc State Director
Section 2: The VFVC, Inc President, with the recommendations of OFFE officers
and Board of Directors will appoint individuals to serve as Directors
within the states they live in. These Directors will be known as VFVC,
Inc State Directors of Operations’.
Section 3: The total number of appointed VFVC,Inc State Directors of Operations
within any one state will not exceed three, (3).
Section 4: VFVC,Inc State Director of Operations will be responsible for
coordinating OFFE operations within their state.
Section 5: VFVC,Inc State Director of Operations will be required to comply
with all state and local laws and regulations within their state.
Section 6: VFVC,Inc State Director of Operations will report directly
to the OFFE President and the VFVC,Inc Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 6: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Any United States citizen can join VFVC,Inc.
Section 2: All VFVC,Inc membership is FREE of charge, and all members
are volunteers within the organization.
Section 3: All membership applications will be reviewed by the VFVC,Inc
Membership committee prior to approval.
Section 4: Once approved, each member will receive a numbered VFVC,Inc
Section 5: In general, VFVC,Inc members at large do not have voting rights
Section 6: The VFVC,Inc Membership committee will create and maintain
a membership log consisting of member’s name and contact information,
and membership number.
ARTICLE 7: OFFE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Section 1: VFVC,Inc Officers VFVC,Inc Board of Directors members, and
VFVC,Inc State Directors of Operations makes up the VFVC,Inc membership
committee and can accept membership applications and issue VFVC,Inc membership
Section 2: VFVC,Inc Vice President will act as VFVC,Inc Membership Chairman.
Section 3: A copy of all membership applications must be forwarded to
the VFVC,Inc Vice President.
Section 4: A membership log will be maintained by the VFVC,Inc Vice President
of all OFFE members.
Section 5: A membership log will also be maintained by each VFVC,Inc State
Director of Operations on the members in their state.
ARTICLE 8: OFFE COMMITTEES
Section 1: Committees will be formed as needed for VFVC,Inc projects
Section 2: Any active VFVC,Inc member in good standing can serve on a
ARTICLE 9: OFFE DONATIONS AND FUND RAISING
Section 1: VFVC,Inc will accept financial donations and provide all donors
with tax exempt information.
Section 2 VFVC,Inc will conduct raffles to raise donations.
Section 3: VFVC,Inc will accept donations of real property, or items of
value, and will provide the donor with a receipt for the estimated value
of the donation.
Section 4: All cash/check donations collected will be deposited directly
into the VFVC,Inc E general account.
Section 5: VFVC,Inc Treasurer will be responsible for accounting for all
donations deposited into the VFVC,Inc general bank account.
Section 6: VFVC,Inc Treasurer will prepare a quarterly financial report
covering all donations and expenditures. A copy of this report will be
posted on the VFVC,Inc web site and provided to all VFVC,Inc officers
and VFVC,Inc Board of Directors.
Section 7: Individuals or businesses that donate a minimum of $20 will
receive a plastic card which will identify them as a financial supporter
of VFVC,Inc E and the nationwide grassroots movement to improve and protect
the benefits and entitlements earned by our men and women in uniform.
Section 8: 100% of all funds raised will be used for VFVC,Inc. operating
ARTICLE 10: - SPECIAL ISSUES VOTING
Section 1: When deemed necessary, or appropriate by the President, special
issues and/or OFFE business matters will be put before the membership
for a vote.
Section 2: Any/all VFVC,Inc members will be allowed a vote on special
Section 3: The VFVC,Inc President, with the advice of his officers and
Board of Directors will determine what issues qualify for a membership
Section 4: The VFVC,Inc Secretary will be responsible for creating a system
and method for special issues voting and ballot count.
Section 5: The VFVC,Inc Secretary will post voting results in the OFFE
ARTICLE 11: PUBLICATIONS, PRESS RELEASES, NEWSLETTERS
Section 1: VFVC,Inc Public Relations Director will be responsible for
publishing press releases on all VFVC,Inc activities. All press releases
will be posted on the Internet.
Section 2: VFVC,Inc Public Relations Director will be responsible for
producing a quarterly VFVC,Inc Newsletter. These Newsletters will be posted
on the Internet.
Section 3: All Press Releases, Newsletters, Publications must be approved
by the OFFE President and VFVC,Inc Public Relations Director prior to
ARTICLE 12: OFFE PRESS CARDS
Section 1: VFVC,Inc photo Press Cards will only be issued to OFFE Officers
and State Directors of Operations.
Section 2: If an individual leaves the organization for whatever reason,
they will be required to turn in their Press Card to the VFVC,Inc Security
Chief for disposal.
ARTICLE 13: COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES
Section 1: If a member has a complaint or a grievance they can submit
a written description of the situation to the Chairman of the VFVC,Inc
Board of Directors for review.
Section 2: The VFVC,Inc Board of Directors will determine what action,
if any, and advise the VFVC,Inc President of their recommendations.
Section 3: All complaints and grievances will be handled in a confidential
Section 4: The VFVC,Inc Board of Directors has the power to cancel an
individual’s OFFE membership as they deem necessary.
ARTICLE 14: PROPERTY AND DISOLLUTION
Interest in the organization's property is limited to its use for organizational
dissolved, all property not needed for payment of debts and expenses shall
be transferred or conveyed to one or more organizations that engage in
activities related to humanitarian
assistance to Veterans and their families.
ARTICLE 15: INDEMNIFICATION
The corporation shall indemnify any person who was or who is a party
or was or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending
or completed action or suit or proceeding as provided in Section __ and
the sub-sections of the New York Revised Code Section 724 as provided
and here after amended from time to time.
ARTICLE 16: AMENDMENTS
These by-laws may be amended by the affirmative vote of the majority
of board members at any duly constituted meeting after previous notice
to all members.
ARTICLE 17: CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
This organization shall serve a public interest. No part of the organizations
net earnings may inure to the benefit of an insider. An insider is any
person who has a personal or private interest in the activities of the
organization such as Officers and Directors.
ARTICLE 18: REMOVAL
An Officer or Director shall perform their duties at all times in good
faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in the best interest of
the corporation. The Board may remove any Officer or Director from office
at any time with or without cause by a majority vote of Directors present
at a meeting called for such purpose if a quorum is present. Prior written
notification shall be given to the Officer or Director to be removed.
VFVC, Inc OFFICERS: President/Founder – Gene D. Simes – (unrestricted/unlimited
Secretary – Simon Alvarado – (appointed/unlimited term)
Treasurer – Yann Iannucci – (appointed/unlimited term)
OFFE, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
1. Gene D Simes – (OFFE Chairman of the Board)
2. Simon Alvarado - (OFFE Secretary)
3. Yann Iannucci – (OFFE treasurer)