• Peter Egbudom posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Mr Secretary,
    This motion is an amendment to the constitution and the bylaws draft amendment to be discussed in the September 2020 General meeting.

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    From: Godwin Okolue
    Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 1:25 PM
    Subject: Fwd: Amendment motion to the constitution and the bylaws draft.
    To: Christian Ezeokeke , Christian Ezeokeke

    Here is the motion.

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    From: Godwin Okolue
    Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 1:19 PM
    Subject: Amendment motion to the constitution and the bylaws draft.
    To: , Peter Egbudom

    Constitution :
    Attendance for membership in good standing shall be, 5 and 6 for individuals and family members respectively. Attendance for the last 12 months preceding any incident shall be used to determine attendance eligibility.

    If a member is gravelly ill and he/she is bed-ridden or incapacitated, the attendance in the last 12 months preceding the official notification of his/her affliction to the Umunne Cultural Association in Minnesota shall be used to determine attendance.

    Death Benefits :
    All death benefits shall be vested incrementally based on the number of years of membership. A member or his /her beneficiaries, shall be paid 20% of the total cash payment payable for death benefit for each year he/she has completed prior to the due date of the benefit. Death benefits shall be fully vested in five years of continuous uninterrupted membership. The due date of death benefits shall be the date of occurrence.

    Members shall be levied a sum of money each time the date benefit is due in order to maintain solvency of the fund.

    Death benefit for a member’s child should apply to any biological child not just a minor child.

    BYLAWS :
    The president shall source out grants to a professional grant writer, if necessary. In this situation, the terms of engagement shall be submitted for approval by the general membership in the UCAM general meeting prior to engagement.

    The full cash payment for death benefit to a member shall be $7500.00 (seven thousand, five hundred dollars).

    Marriage benefit shall be $200.00 instead of $500.00

    High School GPA requirement has been eliminated.

    Contracts with Third Parties :
    The president shall give consent and express approval for all contracts with the third parties except those that require the approval of the general membership of the UCA. Third parties’ contracts that fail to meet this criteria shall not be binding on the Umunne Cultural Association of Minnesota.

    This motion is sponsored by :
    Godwin Okolue and Christian Ezeokeke.