ARTICLE I – Korrekt Purpose
Korrekt will establish a group of professionals and non-professional to advance education and public awareness regarding human issues, paying close attention to health and human rights protection particularly from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Treaty on Civil and Political Rights, the International Treaty on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and from other international and domestic human rights documents.
Korrekt focus is providing up to date information and education regarding the cause and treatment of illness and disease including addictions
of alcoholism and substance abuse.
Korrekt will provide promotion, public awareness and fundraising for research by the medical and scientific community to find the causes of human illness and disease.
Korrekt will also contribute to research and discovery of illness and disease where applicable and possible by providing several informative websites, electronic newsgroups, electronic messaging and electronic bulletin board services.
Korrekt newsletters and special mailers will be sent to those who do not have ability to access Korrekt information electronically.
Korrekt will help to provide internet access to people that do not have the ability to normally obtain internet access.
Korrekt information is available to members as well as nonmembers (general public). The information and data collected will then be provided to the scientific and medical community to further the advancement of illness and disease research, eventually leading to the elimination of illness and disease.
Korrekt will assist other non-profit organization locate community facilities for groups and discussion.
Korrekt will contribute to community improvement by offering consultation and volunteer labor utilizing creative and innovative techniques to improve communities in various aspects in which Korrekt operates, providing a mutually beneficial result.
Korrekt will create networking and fundraising for organizations and causes that align with Korrekt’s values, vision and mission in the local community, extending internationally.
Korrekt will have a strong environmental focus with strict attention to air quality and recycling.
Korrekt will offer emergency fundraising and support when possible for any community in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism or war with particular attention to the United States of America.
Korrekt will put forward a broad and diverse spectrum of information, education, services and activities to numerous areas of the public and nonprofit sector.
Korrekt vision is to balance our world and solve all problems using investigative techniques with distribution of intelligent and truthful information.
Korrekt does not sell, endorse or support the sale of any ingestible health improvement formulas or nutritional dietary supplement weight loss systems including vitamins and pharmaceuticals.
Korrekt feels that these substances are not necessary to achieve good health and a quality life.
Section 2: Korrekt shall be the name of the organization
Section 3: Korrekt is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, more specifically to:
The right to Korrekt, accurate and truthful information.
The right to good health, privacy, self liberation and freedom of speech.
The right to be free from tyranny, oppression, social restraints and control.
ARTICLE II – Membership
Section 1: Membership shall consist only of the members of the board of directors.
ARTICLE III – Annual Meeting
Section 1: Annual Meeting. The date of the regular annual meeting shall be set by the Board of Directors who shall also set the time and place.
Section 2: Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or the Executive Committee.
Section 3: Notice. Notice of each meeting shall be given to each voting member, by person, not less than 7 days before the meeting.
ARTICLE IV – Board of Directors
Section 1: Board Role, Size, Compensation. The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Council, and delegate’s responsibility for day-to-day operations to the Council Director and committees. The Board shall have up to 10 and not fewer than 4 members. The board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses.
Section 2: Meetings. The Board shall meet at least 1 per month, at an agreed upon time and place.
Section 3: Board Elections. Election of new directors or election of current directors to a second term will occur as the first item of business at the annual meeting of the corporation. Directors will be elected by a majority vote of the current directors.
Section 4: Terms. All Board members shall serve 1 year terms, but are eligible for re-election.
Section 5: Quorum. A quorum must be attended by at least 60 percent of the Board members before business can be transacted or motions made or passed.
Section 6: Notice. An official Board meeting requires that each Board member have written notice two weeks in advance.
Section 7: Officers and Duties. There shall be five officers of the Board consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Their duties are as follows:
The Chair shall convene regularly scheduled Board meetings, shall preside or arrange for other members of the executive committee to preside at each meeting in the following order: Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Vice-Chair will chair committees on special subjects as designated by the board.
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of Board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each Board members, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.
The Treasurer shall make a report at each Board meeting. Treasurer shall chair the finance committee, assist in the preparation of the budget, help develop fundraising plans, and make financial information available to Board members and the public.
Section 8: Vacancies. When a vacancy on the Board exists, nominations for new members may be received from present Board members by the Secretary two weeks in advance of a Board meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to Board members with the regular Board meeting announcement, to be voted upon at the next Board meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the particular Board member's term.
Section 9: Resignation, Termination and Absences. Resignation from the Board must be in writing and received by the Secretary. A Board member shall be dropped for excess absences from the Board if s/he has three unexcused absences from Board meetings in a year. A Board member may be removed for other reasons by a three-fourths vote of the remaining directors.
Section 10: Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board shall be called upon the request of the Chair or one-third of the Board. Notices of special meetings shall be sent out by the Secretary to each Board member postmarked two weeks in advance.
ARTICLE V – Committees
Section 1: The Board may create committees as needed, such as fundraising, housing, etc. The Board Chair appoints all committee chairs.
Section 2: The five officers serve as the members of the Executive Committee. Except for the power to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, the Executive Committee shall have all of the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Directors.
Section 3: Finance Committee. The Treasurer is chair of the Finance Committee, which includes three other Board members. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, a fundraising plan, and annual budget with staff and other Board members. The Board must approve the budget, and all expenditures must be within the budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to the membership, Board members and the public.
ARTICLE VI – No Discrimination
Section 1: Korrekt is a non-profit, professional organization open to membership without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation or political affiliations; its Membership shall be composed of those who meet the admissions policy and associate themselves together to further the mission, purposes and objectives here set forth in accordance with this Constitution and the By-Laws of Korrekt.
ARTICLE VII – Amendments
Section 1: These Bylaws may be amended when necessary by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Secretary to be sent out with regular Board announcements.
These Bylaws were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors of Korrekt on August 5, 2003 and drafted by founder Shawn Marcell Bosanszki.