Article 2. The Members
Article 2. The Members
- Qualification for Voting Membership
All Cambridge Residents, subscribers, and educational, governmental, health care, arts, religious, business and neighborhood organizations or other entities which are based in or serve Cambridge and which support the Corporation by contribution of money, service or equipment shall be eligible for Affiliate, Access, or Organizational membership.
1a. Disqualification and Removal of Membership
Any member serving a 90 or 30-day suspension shall not be eligible for the benefits of membership.
The Board of Directors may permanently suspend a member’s membership for cause upon the 2/3rds vote of the Board. Cause shall include, but not be limited to, consistent inability to work with others, abuse of one's position, gross misrepresentation, harassment of others, or illegal CCTV related activities. Any member proposed to be removed by a vote of the Board shall be entitled to a 10 days notice in writing, by mail of the meeting of the Board at which such removal is to be voted on, and shall be entitled to appear before and be heard by the Board at such meeting prior to such vote for removal taking place.
Voting membership in the Corporation is open to individuals either residing in Cambridge or who work or have a place of business in Cambridge that has become an Organizational Member and who demonstrate their interest in the affairs of the Corporation by:
- Completing and returning to the Corporation an Access Membership Enrollment Form; and
- Paying the prescribed membership dues, by category, as the Board of Directors from time to time establishes them.
- Who have been Members of the Corporation for at least thirty (30) days prior to any meeting of members.
The Board of Directors may establish honorary classes of membership to recognize those who have made special contributions, financial or otherwise, to the work of the Corporation.
The Annual Meeting of Members shall be held in Cambridge on a day in April of each year for the preceding year, taking effect in 1992, for the purpose of electing Directors and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Corporation’s Board of Directors shall determine the time and place of the Annual Meeting and Members shall be notified of each meeting as provided herein.
Special Meetings of Members shall be called by the President upon request of the Board of Directors or upon written request therefore submitted to the Corporation by not less than one-tenth of all members entitled to vote at such a meeting.
A written notice of every annual or special meeting of the Corporation, stating the place, date, hour, and purpose shall be given not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting to each member entitled to vote at such meeting at his or her address as it appears upon the records of the Corporation. Notice shall be displayed several times, in varying day parts, on each cable television channel managed by the Corporation during the notice period described above.
Ten percent (10%) of the Members entitled to vote, present in person or in proxy, shall constitute a quorum at any annual or special meeting of Members. If a quorum shall fail to attend, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present in person or by proxy. At such adjourned meeting at which a quorum is present or by the proxy, any business may be transacted that might have been transacted at the meeting as originally notified.
All meetings of the Members of the Corporation shall be open, in their entirety to the public.
Members shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to the Members for approval at meetings of the members except for the election of the Board of Directors as otherwise provided herein. Those eligible to vote on a question may vote in person or by written or emailed proxy dated not more that one month before the date of the meeting at which the proxy is to be cast. A copy of each proxy shall be filed with the Secretary of the Corporation before being voted. Except as otherwise limited thereon, the proxy shall entitle the person(s) named therein to vote at any adjournment of such meeting. A proxy purporting to be executed by or on behalf of a voting member shall be deemed valid unless challenged at or prior to its exercise. No person may vote the proxies of more than two other persons at any meeting.
The Board of Directors may, from time to time, adopt a schedule of annual dues. Dues shall be maintained at a level reasonably intended to cover the direct costs of; maintaining the membership rolls; providing for participation by the Membership in the governance of the Corporation; and communicating the Corporation's activities to the membership; including the use of printed materials such as a newsletter or a program guide. The Board may, in addition, prescribe a dues schedule based on the revenue or income of the members.