Neighborhood Association By-Laws

July 19, 2017 - 15:27

The Delano Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Amended and Restated By-Laws

Article I

Articles of Incorporation

Section 1. The association is organized as a nonprofit corporation on the standard Secretary of State Form, which disclose;


Article II


Section 1. Delano Neighborhood Association, Inc. hereinafter referred to as or called (the) DNA.


Article III


Section 1. The recognized boundaries of the DNA are: Kellogg US 54/US400 to the South; Meridian Avenue to the West; Central Avenue and the Arkansas River to the North and East. See attached exhibit A (map)


Article IV

Registered Office

Section 1. (Old) 623 South Glenn, Wichita, KS 67213

Section 2. (Old) 232 South Millwood, Wichita, KS 67213

Section 3. (New) 432 South Osage, Wichita, KS 67213


Article V

Resident Agent

Section 1. (Old) Jeanette M. Moore

Section 2. (Old) Ray Rancuret

Section 3. (New) Wayne Wells


Article VI


Section 1. To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication with Delano citizens and liaison among the neighborhoods, other agencies and associations, public, private and governmental, who are doing business to achieve a similar or related purpose.


Article VII


Section 1. Anyone living within the boundaries of the association is a member of the Delano Neighborhood Association and has a right to one vote per person. The voting member must be at least 18 years of age and is expected to be conversant with the issues to be voted upon. No absentee voting ballot is permitted.


Article VIII


Section 1. There shall be at least six (6) General Meetings per year.

Section 2. The President may call additional meetings as it is deemed necessary to communicate important information to the members.

Section 3. The November meeting of even numbered years is for the voting of officers who will transact the official business of the Association. All meetings will be announced by publication of a meeting place, date and time in the Delano Dispatch.

Section 4. A total of ten (10) members must be present at a General Meeting and five (5) Board Members at a Board Meeting to achieve an official quorum.

Decisions are achieved by a simple majority vote of those present at the meeting. Any general, executive board or committee meeting is open to any resident, business owner or property owner from within the DNA.

Section 5. Whenever not covered by these Amended and Restated By-Laws, the DNA will follow Robert’s Rule of Order (Revised).


Article IX

Executive Board Members

Section 1. The Officers of the DNA shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These shall be elected from a slate of candidates prepared by the Election Nomination Committee. The President shall appoint an Election Nomination Committee of three (3) or more neighborhood representatives.

Section 2. The Executive Board of the DNA shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a maximum of five (5) District Directors. See attached exhibit A (map). The District Directors also called Directors, of the DNA and appointed by the Executive Board from within the District they live. There are five (5) districts within the recognized Delano Neighborhood Area. The term of office is for two years beginning January 1 and ending December 31.

Section 3. The Executive Board may strengthen the effectiveness of the Board by the special appointment of one or more consultants or past office holders or other persons who have special expertise and knowledge. These special appointed positions do not have voting rights.

Section 4. Officers are eligible to run for the same or any other office again, but in no event shall their term of office extend beyond (4) consecutive years in the same position.

Section 5. Officers or Directors failing to attend three (3) consecutive board meetings without notification can be considered to have resigned from their office. However, a letter of resignation, addressed to the President of the Board, may be used to vacate a position. Any vacancies so occurring shall be promptly filled by appointment by the Board Members for the balance of the term of office. Any person, age 18 or older, eligible for DNA membership, shall be qualified to hold an elected or appointed office position. Only elected or appointed Board Members shall be eligible to vote at Board Meetings


Article X

Description of Office and Duties of Officeholders

Section 1. President: The President shall be the principal officer and shall supervise and control the business and affairs of the DNA, subject of agreement among the Executive Board. When present, the President shall preside at all meetings. The President shall be the official DNA representative at all other pertinent meetings.

Section 2. Vice President: In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have the powers of and be subject to all limitations upon the President. The Vice President, from time to time may perform other additional duties as assigned by the President or the Executive Board.

Section 3. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep minutes and written records of all meetings. All records shall also contain written records of majority and minority opinion, including reports or stated opinions offered by expert consultants appointed to the Board. The Secretary shall be responsible for the keeping of all records and correspondence of the DNA. The Secretary shall make records of the DNA available for inspection at a mutually agreed upon time and place...

Section 4. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for all financial affairs and shall give an accounting at each General Meeting and at The Executive Board Meeting. Prior to the end of the Treasurer's term of office, there shall be complete audit of funds. The Treasurer, the newly elected Treasurer and the President shall conduct the audit. The Treasurer shall receive and safe keep all funds and pay bills owed by the DNA. Any disbursement of funds shall be by check. Other reports regularly representing the business of the organization to governing parties shall be completed by the Treasurer.

Section 5. District Directors, Directors live within the district they reside. The Directors are encouraged to get to know the specific needs of their districts and make contact with neighborhood members to learn as much as possible of those needs and specifics. The director will bring a report of those needs and specifics to the attention of the Executive Board at their next Board Meeting. To enhance the communication process the Director will appoint Block Captains within his/her district. The Block Captains should be relied upon to be the ears and eyes of the Director and should assist in facilitating overall communication within their area.

Section 6. Directors and Block Captains can call for meeting within their area of responsibility to enhance proper communication and the solving of specific issues that can only be remedied at the local level.


Article XI


Section 1. The President may establish and appoint members to committees as deemed necessary for the specific purpose of the discharging of the affairs of the DNA. All committee action shall be brought before the Executive Board for discussion and Executive Board action.


Article XII


Section 1. Any portion of the By-Laws may be amended. Any amendment to the By-Laws shall be governed by the following rules:

The President shall appoint a By-Laws Committee, when such is indicated, of at least three (3) members who will make proposed changes to the By-Laws in writing for the consideration and unanimous approval of the Executive Board. Any changes to the By-Laws are not adopted until so approved by the membership by a simple majority vote of members present at the next General Meeting. At any time the By-Laws are amended, a notification of a meeting for action on the changes of the amended restated By-Laws will be published in the Delano Dispatch prior to the next general meeting.


Article XIII

Removal of Officer

Section 1 Any officer can be removed from office by a petition signed by one-hundred (100) residents of the neighborhood. Each page of the petition must state the specific reason for the request of removal and will be presented to the Executive Board who will assign a special committee to investigate the allegation(s) and then make appropriate recommendations to the membership at an official General Meeting where the issue will be resolved by a simple majority vote.

Revised November 2015

Adopted by unanimous vote at the General Meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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