Mission AT TJ Morris American Communications Internet Radio

TJ Morris dba ACIR is A Communications Agency

American Communication Internet Radio information services for the convenience of the government. Volunteer Association Guided by inspiration, and internet research for health and welfare in education and communication.

We share various books, ebooks, movies, DVDs, CDS, Computers, Smart Phones, and many communication devices among our Club Members.

We make recommendations for the best comparing and saving of American Made Products and Services in the USA while supporting American Culture Internet Relations Online.

We encourage our ACO Club Members to share their own life stories and interests in humanity.

 

 

 

American Communications Internet Radio sharing American Culture International Relations

American Communications Internet Radio Club

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http://tjmorrismedia.com

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http://tjmorriset.com

http://eracop.com

http://cosmosradios.com

http://blogtalkradio.com/tjmorrisetcosmosradio

http://gosoulfirst.us

http://ascensioncenterchurch.org

http://ascensionpsychics.com

American TJ Morris Radio, TJ Morris Media  TJ Morris ACIR.

Archives provide a means to find archival resources that can be used for research, learning and teaching. We are using communication entertainment to educate our communities in fellowship and to lessen the burden of our government. We are Authors, Consultants, Organizers, Researchers, Radio Show Hosts, and Speakers on Ancient and New Thought Teachers and our own spiritual path findings. Basically we are writers and share an online experience.tj-morris-radio

WRITE FOR US! TJ MORRIS ACIR

Accepting online submissions for free service describing physical and digitized collections held in higher education, specialist, local authority, business and other research archives. It is updated every week with new content.

Education, Journalism, Communications, Reporting, Editorial Opinions, Copywriting, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Religious purposes and Scientific Research, Archiving Data online. 

The opinions expressed on this site and its programs are those of the participants TJ Morris Radio Media is for entertainment purposes and is intended for mature audiences only. It is protected under copyright and may not be recorded, re-broadcast, redistributed or re-used without express written permission by TJ Morris Radio, TJ Morris Media,  as ACIR. Ascension Cosmos Internet Radio.

 

The opinions expressed on this site and its programs are those of the participants and are not intended to and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of TJ Morris Radio Digital Broadcasting, TJ Morris Radio Media, its owners, agents or advertisers. All readers and listeners are advised that neither Cosmos Radio Org, TJ Morris Radio, TJ Morris Media nor its owners and agents shall be held liable for the content of programs, including any advice given. All readers and listeners are advised to make their own decisions after appropriate consultation with professionals who have had an opportunity to consider completely each reader and listener´s circumstances, and not in reliance upon the content of TJ Morris ACIR, TTJ Morris Media and its partners, affiliates or programs. All material on this website and any audio produced and streamed by TJ Morris ACIR Radio Media is for entertainment purposes and is intended for mature audiences only. It is protected under copyright and may not be recorded, re-broadcast, redistributed or re-used without express written permission by TJ Morris ACIR Radio Media. The following terms and conditions govern your participation in the membership program brought to you by a particular division (“we”, “our” or “us”) of  TJ Morris ACIR Publications, Inc. (the “Program”), so please read them carefully. Any participation in the Program by you, including without limitation use of the Program website or other Program benefit(s), will constitute your agreement to comply with these terms and conditions. In addition, please review our individual websites Disclaimers because those documents are hereby incorporated into these terms and conditions, so any participation in the Program constitutes acceptance of those documents as well.

If you cannot agree with these terms and conditions, please do not sign up for the Program. These terms and conditions may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. Your continued access to the Program website, use of any benefits and/or other participation in the Program will constitute your acceptance of any changes to these terms and conditions.

Your failure to follow these terms and conditions at any time may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Program, in whole or in part, or to certain Program benefits, without notice, in addition to our other remedies.

  • We reserve the right to discontinue the Program, in whole or in part, or change the content or formatting of the Program website, at any time without notice or compensation to you.
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History of TJ Morris ACIR AS OF APRIL 2004.

A Back story for Theresa includes Stephen Halpern in 1985 at the Gold Pyramid in Houston, Texas and TJ wen to Africa as did Tom. The whole story of Tom and TJ reads like the movie Mr. & Mr. Smith.

Become recognized as a member of the TJ Morris Brand in USA. TJ Morris dba ACIR has distinguished the brand in publishing in the USA. TJ Morris Media, News, Publishing. Also, adding Ascension Center Church Organization for religious purposes with a “Live and Let Live” philosophy, and a “See you on the Other Side” which Theresa J Morris’s husband Thomas Ray Morris left to her with his last name.

Theresa Janette Thurmond was born in Monroe, Louisiana and married Thomas Ray Morris born in Lafayette, Indiana. Both were prior military for the United States and were interested history. Both were world travelers and began writing science fiction books. Later, Deborah Kay Dockery, Tom’s sister joined them. Then Janet Lynn Thompson, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now Janet Kira Lessin and her husband, Alexander Philip (Sasha)  Lessin, Ph.d. in Anthropology and a Masters in Psychology joined Theresa. TJ was once trained by Charles Muir at the home located in Maui where Dr. Lessin and Janet now live. This became the Ascension Center of Hawaii.

Theresa J Morris also known as TJ Morris dba ACIR has asked her friends and family to Publishing Organization, peer review, outreach, or training

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Charitable, Religious, Educational, Communication, Scientific Purposes

Our Self Sufficiency program assists
individuals with job skills, education,
financial literacy, substance abuse
treatment, healthy living, general life skills,
faith-building, and much more…providing our
clients with the tools they need to become
independent, contributing members of our
community. We are committed to ending
homelessness, instead of managing it, one
person at a time.

ACE Metaphysics taught by ACE Nonprofit Inc. also known as TJ Morris ACIR

Ascension Center Organization dba ACO and ACE FOLKLIFE Association dba ACE are a division of brands and logos of the TJ Morris ACIR BRAND in USA. Ascension Center Church Org and Cosmos Radio Org for purpose of Internet Online Church for Fellowship, Communication, Education, Science, History, Spirituality, Broadcast Media and publishing.

Fostering educational excellence in spiritual fellowship growth, education, and scientific purposes of continued research for the communication of truth. To promote student achievement in preparation of global competitiveness in communication online practicing skills. We specialize in art, culture, education, and research. We provide a spiritual gathering place online for private and group counseling, classes, seminars, publications, video tapes, and media of spiritual education, research, in products and services. Classes, events, radio shows, seminars, are formed to discuss workshop materials, revelations, teachings, and experiences of transformation in individuals. We do this through expansions in consciousness. We also share the healing of the planet and species with love and light in a trusting environment. Each member is continually supported in their spiritual journey and path of enlightenment. Each member is assisted in our community online as what we call the Internet to spiritual and educational self-growth, self-improvement, communication skills, speechcraft, and leadership abilities as both students and teachers in this world. TJ shares vision and strategy as well as day-to-day operations. Since the beginning TJ has focused on simplicity while inspiring creativity through solving problems with thoughtful guidance and suggestions including product design. As a result ACE and ACO has become the home for visual storytelling for everyone from brands, artists, authors, co-creators, educators, musicians, speakers, radio show hosts, web masters, and people with a creative passion. Ascension Center Education aka ACE Folklife Archivists. We are agents, consultants, organizers, archivists, copywriters, editors, writers and practitioners. We are the ACO Community Online Practicing Skills or ACIR COPS. ACIR American Culture International Relations founded by Theresa J Morris.

Theresa J Morris

Intuitive Spiritual Metaphysician Minister and Human Design Analyst Communications Counselor. Healing esoteric arts with over 30 years’ experience. Studied ancient wisdoms and new thought teachings, traditional cultures and spiritual traditions including the paranormal.  Speaker, Life Coach, Intuitive Tarot Reader and trans-personal consultant.  Sharing spiritual modalities, combined with unique systems about life from experience and what works. Soul education as ordained interfaith nondenominational Minister performs marriages, Spiritual Counselor, Intuitive Medium and Energy Teacher. Facilitator for metaphysical workshops, educational seminars, and Hypno-Regressionist. Author of over 30 books and agent, consultant, organizer for organizational events.

TJ Morris ACIR is a IRS recognized 501(c)3 charity and its bylaws follow.

The undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Kentucky, do hereby certify the following:

ARTICLE 1: NAME, LOCATION AND PURPOSE

Section 1: Name

The name of this corporation shall be the TJ Morris ACIR Incorporated, referred to within these bylaws by the shortened name TJ Morris.

Section 2: Location

The principal office for the transaction of business of the corporation, principal executive office, is located in the State of  Florida, City of Gulf Breeze. The Board of Directors may by resolution change the location of the principal executive office and may by resolution establish branch offices at any place where the corporation is qualified to do business.

Section 3: Directors

The names and states of residence for the current directors of the corporation are publically published at the organization website: TJMorrisACIR.com. As Theresa J Morris, Stephanie E. Parrish, and Ginger T Bowers as non-profit organizers.

Section 4: Charitable Objective

TJ Morris ACIR is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Section 5: Mission Statement                                                        

The purpose of TJ Morris ACIR is to assist members in self-sufficiency as writers of all ages in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction to produce quality work and to help them develop successful writing careers.

Section 6: Goals

 

Authors require support and encouragement in a fast changing world and our goal is to provide this support. The board of directors shall issue annual statements affirming the current goals of TJ Morris ACIR Authors Club Investigative Reporters, reflective of trends and needs in the writing community. These stated goals will be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based.

 

ARTICLE 2: DEDICATION OF ASSETS

Section 1: Management and Utilization

In order to promote the purposes of TJ Morris ACIR, the corporation may hold and manage property, funds, hire employees, and contract for services for any community, charitable, educational, literary, or civil purposes as set forth in these bylaws. Unless stated otherwise, the general provisions, rules of construction and definition in the Kentucky Non-Profit Corporation Law shall govern the construction of these bylaws.

Section 2: Non partisanship

This corporation has been formed under Kentucky Non-Profit Corporation Law as a Public Benefit Corporation for the purposes described in this Article; and it shall be nonprofit and nonpartisan. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of the publication or dissemination of materials with the purpose of attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office or for or against any cause or measure being submitted to the people for a vote.

Section 3: Dedication of Assets

The property and assets of this nonprofit corporation are irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes as set out in this Article. No part of the past, present, or future net income or assets of this corporation on dissolution or otherwise, shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof, or to the benefit of any private person. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on:

  1. by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or
  2. by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Section 4: Dissolution

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1: Eligibility for membership

Membership shall be open to any of the following people or organizations that support the purpose statement in Article I, Section 3. Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application and annual dues, if applicable. No applicant will be denied membership on the basis of sex, color, race, religion or ethnic origin. Membership may be denied if the applicant or any organization to which the applicant may belong has aims or interests which conflict with the goals and purposes of the Corporation.

Section 2: Membership Classes

  1. Student member: any person currently enrolled full time as a student in a state-recognized high school (grades 9 through 12) or a nationally or regionally accredited university or college;
    1. A Full time college student is defined as an individual who is taking at least 12 credit hours worth of classes during the current semester;
    2. A full time high school student is defined as an individual who is enrolled in a minimum of five classes during the current semester, not including study hall or lunch AND is maintaining a minimum 2.8 or “B-” grade point average;
  2. Regular member:any person 18 years of age or older who is not currently a full time student;
  3. Senior member:any person of 65 years or older who is also retired from full time employment;
  4. Educational Organization:any accredited high school; or any college or university with a degree-conferring program in writing and literature;
  5. Publishing Organization:A literary magazine, press, or any other literary organization that publishes the works of others without requiring compensation in return. Publishing can be either print or electronic, including the internet, radio, television and movies.

Section 3: Rights of members

Member may access resources of TJ Morris ACIR that are reserved for membership access only.

Section 4: Resignation and termination

The membership of any member shall be automatically terminated upon the following events:

  1. The member closes his or her account on the TJ Morris ACIR website;
  2. The member fails to pay annual dues in the amount set by TJ Morris ACIR and within the times set forth in these bylaws;
  3. The member no longer meets the requirements for membership as set forth in these by laws; TJ Morris ACIR for the betterment of its members and their sponsoring organizations. Members agree to respect the confidential nature of any information, procedures, or techniques they become aware of because of their involvement with TJ Morris ACIR. Members will never reveal the professional confidences entrusted among one another except under circumstances consistent with the purpose.
  4. TJ Morris ACIR, its purpose, or its members. Members will refrain from conduct reasonably considered to be rude or demeaning while performing activities associated with peer review, outreach or training. Members will use their best efforts to support the integrity and competence of TJ Morris ACIR and prevent the subversion of the association and its purpose.

ARTICLE 4: MEETINGS

Section 1: Scheduled meetings

Regular meetings of the members shall be held quarterly, at a time and place designated by the Board Chair. An annual meeting of the members shall take place in the month of May, the specific date, time and location of which will be designated by the Board Chair. At the annual meeting the members shall elect Directors and officers, receive reports on the activities of the association, and determine the direction of the association for the coming year.

Section 2: Special meetings

Special meetings may be called by The Board Chair, the Executive Committee, or a simple majority of the Board of Directors. A petition signed by twenty-five percent (25%) of voting members may also call a special meeting.

Section 3: Notice of meetings

The valid means of meeting notification include first class postal mail, next day private commercial delivery service, FAX, and e-mail. If email is used, then there must be a return confirmation from the addressee for it to be effective as service of a written notice.

Section 4: Quorum

The members present at any properly announced meeting shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5: Voting

All votes or action to be taken by the membership, Board of Directors, or Executive Officers require a simple majority vote, unless otherwise stated in these bylaws, of the required quorum for an action to be effective. An abstention by a person constituting a quorum shall count as a negative vote and shall not reduce the number of votes necessary to constitute a majority. Any person with a conflict of interest in a matter before TJ Morris ACIR should abstain from voting thereon and should note the conflict in the minutes. Whenever a vote is called for under these bylaws except the vote to elect or Officers, it must be by an open show of hands or a recorded roll call. If during the Board of Directors meeting a tie is recorded, the Board Chair may cast the deciding vote.

Section 6: Rules of Order

In the interest of efficiency, the following rules shall govern TJ Morris ACIR Author’s Clubs of America meetings:

  1. “One Page of Text” is defined as the amount of text contained on one 8.5×11” sheet of paper, in 10-point Courier font, using single line spacing and 1” margins.
  2. No document exceeding one page shall be introduced for initial consideration during a meeting. Documents longer than one page must be mailed or emailed to each member prior to the meeting.
  3. Nothing gets read aloud at a Board meeting. All items should be duplicated and distributed to the Board members before the meeting commences.
  4. If a committee has met, its report must be in writing and distributed to the Board members before the meeting.
  5. If a Board member raises an item at a meeting that has not been submitted in print prior to the meeting, the Board Chair reserves the right to refer that matter to the appropriate committee or individual.
  6. If an item to be discussed involves policy creation or change (determined at the discretion of the Board Chair), a Board member needs to make a motion before a discussion is held. If the item does not involve policy-making, no motion is required. Once discussion has ended, the item is referred to the President for appropriate staff action.
  7. The only time a vote is taken on a procedural item is if a Board member requests a vote.
    1. When there is unanimous consent to a Board action, no separate vote shall be taken. The Board Chair will ask “Are there any objections to the motion? If not, then the Secretary will note unanimous approval.”
    2. In situations where objections are raised, a vote must be taken. All votes will be taken by a simultaneous show of hands.
    3. When the Board Chair requests a vote on a motion, Board members in favor raise their hands first, followed by those opposed. The Secretary shall then record the vote.
    4. In situations where the meeting is not face-to-face (such as teleconferences or webinars), a suitable electronic means of collecting the tally shall substitute the show of hands;
  8. These rules are intended to help, not disrupt, the orderly flow of meetings. It is the Board Chair’s responsibility to avoid using these rules to complicate, rather than simplify the Board decision-making process.
  9. Attendance by a person at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of the notice requirements for that meeting.

 

ARTICLE 5: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1: Board role, size, and compensation

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the entire corporation and represents all the chapters in TJ Morris. The Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of three individuals, and no more than nine individuals, elected from among all members in good standing with TJ Morris ACIR as of the first day in January preceding the election. To keep voting and procedural motions moving smoothly, the Board of Directors shall always consist of an odd number of people, including the Board Chair. The members of the Board receive no compensation for their service, other than reasonable expenses.

Section 2: Terms

All Board members shall serve one-year terms, but are eligible for re-election for unlimited consecutive terms.

Section 3: Meetings and notice

The Board shall meet at least quarterly, at an agreed upon time and place. An official Board meeting requires that each Board member have written notice at least two weeks in advance.

Section 4: Board elections

New Directors and current Directors shall be elected or re-elected by the voting representatives of members at the annual meeting. Directors will be elected by a simple majority of members present at the annual meeting.

Section 5: Election procedures

A Board Development Committee shall be responsible for nominating a slate of prospective Board members representing the association’s diverse constituency. In addition, any member can nominate a candidate to the slate of nominees. All members will be eligible to vote for each candidate, for up to 10 available positions each year.

Section 6: Officers and Duties

There shall be four officers of the Board, consisting of a chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer. Their duties are as follows:

  1. The Board 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, treasurer. The Board Chair is elected during the annual meeting by a simple majority of the quorum and shall appoint all other positions on the Executive Committee.
  2. The Vice-Chair shall perform the functions of the Board Chair in that person’s absence or disability and shall chair committees on special subjects as designated by TJ Morris ACIR Board.
  3. 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 member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained.
  4. The Treasurer shall make a report at each Board meeting. The 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 7: Executive Director

An Executive Director may be hired by the Board. The Executive Director has day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, including carrying out the organization’s goals and policies. The Executive Director will attend all Board meetings, report on the progress of the organization, answer questions of the Board members and carry out the duties described in the job description. The Board can designate other duties as necessary.

Section 8: Vacancies

When a vacancy on the Board exists mid-term, the secretary must receive nominations for new members from current Board members 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 terminated from the Board due to excess absences, more than two unexcused absences from Board meetings in a year. A Board member may be removed for other reasons by a two-thirds vote of the remaining Directors.

Section 10: Special meetings

Special meetings of the Board shall be called upon the request of The Board Chair, or one-third of TJ Morris ACIR Board. Notices of special meetings shall be sent out by the secretary to each Board member at least two weeks in advance.

 

ARTICLE 6: COMMITTEES

Section 1: Committee formation

The Board may create committees as needed, such as fundraising, housing, public relations, data collection, etc. The Board chair appoints all committee chairs. Each committee shall consist of a minimum of three TJ Morris ACIR members. Committee vacancies shall be filled by the committee chair and shall be subject to affirmation by the Board of Directors during the annual meeting. The Executive Committee and the Finance Committee, as described below, shall be permanent committees within TJ Morris ACIR

The three 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 the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, and is subject to the direction and control of the full Board.

Section 3: Finance Committee

The treasurer of TJ Morris ACIR is The Board Chair of the Finance Committee, which includes three other Board members. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, fundraising plans, tax reporting and preparation, auction activities, grant seeking activities and the annual budget with staff and other Board members. The Board must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within 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.

 

ARTICLE 7: FINANCIAL RECORDS AND DUES

Section 1: Fiscal Year

The TJ Morris ACIR business and fiscal year as well as all terms of office for Officers and Directors will begin on January 1st and terminate on December 31st of a calendar year.

Section 2: Annual Report

Nothing in these Bylaws shall be interpreted as prohibiting Executive Officers from issuing annual or other periodic reports to the members of the Corporation. However, the Executive Officers shall provide to the Board of Directors within sixty (60) days of the close of the corporate fiscal year and to those members who request it in writing, a report containing the following information in reasonable detail:

  1. The assets and liabilities, including trust funds, of the corporation as of the end of the fiscal year.
  2. The principal changes in assets and liabilities, including trust funds, during the fiscal year.
  3. The revenue of receipts of the corporation, both unrestricted and restricted to particular purposes, for the fiscal year.
  4. The expenses of disbursements of the corporation, for both general and restricted purposes, during the fiscal year.
  5. Any information required by Kentucky Law and United States Federal Law.

Section 3: Dues Assessments

Annual dues in an amount determined by the Board of Directors and enumerated in Section 2 of this article will be assessed to each individual and organizational member. Annual dues shall be collected in a manner outlined by the Board of Directors and forwarded to the Treasurer no later than the 15th day of December of each year. At the time of payment of dues, the member’s name, address, phone number, and email address shall be collected and forwarded to the Secretary.

Section 4: Rate Changes

Rates may be changed by a majority vote of the members at an annual meeting of the full membership. Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues. Rate changes will become effective on the January following the passage by vote.

 

ARTICLE 8: CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

Section 1: Purpose

The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect TJMorris ACIR’s interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of TJ Morris ACIR or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Section 2: Definitions

Interested Person: Any director, principal officer, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.

Financial Interest: A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family:

  1. a)An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which TJ Morris ACIR has a transaction or arrangement;
  2. b)A compensation arrangement with TJ Morris or with any entity or individual with which TJ Morris is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.

Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial. A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Article 12, Section 3, a person who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the appropriate governing board or committee decides that a conflict of interest exists.

Section 3: Procedures

Duty to Disclose: In connection with any actual or possible conflict of interest, an interested person must disclose the existence of the financial interest and be given the opportunity to disclose all material facts to the Directors and members of committees with governing board delegated powers considering the proposed transaction or arrangement.

Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists: After disclosure of the financial interest and all material facts, and after any discussion with the interested person, he/she shall leave the governing board or committee meeting while the determination of a conflict of interest is discussed and voted upon. The remaining board or committee members shall decide if a conflict of interest exists.

Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest

  1. An interested person may make a presentation at the governing board or committee meeting, but after the presentation, the individual shall leave the meeting during the discussion of, and the vote on, the transaction or arrangement involving the possible conflict of interest.
  2. The chairperson of the governing board or committee shall, if appropriate, appoint a disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement.
  3. After exercising due diligence, the governing board or committee shall determine whether TJ Morris ACIR can obtain with reasonable efforts a more advantageous transaction or arrangement from a person or entity that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.
  4. If a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably possible under circumstances not producing a conflict of interest, the governing board or committee shall determine by a majority vote of the disinterested Directors whether the transaction
  5. or arrangement is in TJ Morris ACIR’s best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is fair and reasonable. In conformity with the above determination it shall make its decision as to whether to enter into the transaction or arrangement.

Section 4: Violations of the Conflicts of Interest Policy

If the governing board or committee has reasonable cause to believe a member has failed to disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, it shall inform the member of the basis for such belief and afford the member an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose. If, after hearing the member’s response and after making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action.

Section 5: Records of Proceedings

The minutes of the governing board and all committees with board delegated powers shall contain:

  1. The names of the persons who disclosed or otherwise were found to have a financial interest in connection with an actual or possible conflict of interest, the nature of the financial interest, any action taken to determine whether a conflict of interest was present, and the governing board’s or committee’s decision as to whether a conflict of interest in fact existed.
  2. The names of the persons who were present for discussions and votes relating to the transaction or arrangement, the content of the discussion, including any alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement, and a record of any votes taken in connection with the proceedings.

Section 6: Compensation

A voting member of the governing board who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from TJ Morris ACIR for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member’s compensation. A voting member of any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from TJ Morris ACIR for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member’s compensation. No voting member of the governing board or any committee whose jurisdiction includes compensation matters and who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from TJ Morris ACIR, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to any committee regarding compensation.

Section 7: Annual Statements

Each director, principal officer and member of a committee with governing board delegated powers shall annually

sign a statement which affirms such person:

  1. Has received a copy of the conflicts of interest policy,
  2. Has read and understands the annual statements and policies.
  3. TJ Morris ACIR Incorporated is charitable and in order to maintain its federal tax exemption it must engage primarily in activities which accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.

Section 8: Periodic Reviews

To ensure TJ Morris ACIR operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be conducted. The periodic reviews shall, at a minimum, include the following subjects:

  1. Whether compensation arrangements and benefits are reasonable, based on competent survey information, and the result of arm’s length bargaining.
  2. Whether partnerships, joint ventures, and arrangements with management organizations conform to TJ Morris ACIR ’s written policies, are properly recorded, reflect reasonable investment or payments for goods and services, further charitable purposes and do not result in inurement, impermissible private benefit or in an excess benefit transaction.

Section 9: Use of Outside Experts

When conducting the periodic reviews as provided for in Article 8, TJ Morris ACIR may use outside advisors. If outside experts are used, their use shall not relieve the governing board of its responsibility for ensuring periodic reviews are conducted.

 

ARTICLE 9: AMENDMENTS

Section 1: Amendments

These bylaws may be amended when necessary by two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Secretary to be sent out with regular Board announcements.

 

CERTIFICATION

These bylaws were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors by unanimous vote on June 2, 2016. Signed electronically by the Founder TJ Morris also known as Theresa J Morris.

Agent of Service

Theresa J Morris

260 Carolyn Lane

Beaver Dam, KY 42320

(270) 274-6707

for TJ Morris dba ACIR