ARTICLE I – Name
The name of this Corporation shall be the Hosh Kids Inc.
ARTICLE II – Principal Office and Address
The Corporation shall continuously maintain in the State of New York a
registered office, and a registered agent whose office is identical with
such registered office, as required by the State of New York, and the
address of the registered office may be changed from time to time by the
Board of Directors.
ARTICLE III – Exemption
Hosh Kids is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Hosh Kids shall conform to all rules and requirements of a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and to the non-profit requirements of the State of New York. It shall ensure that its earnings do not inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and shall refrain from participating in political campaigns or partisan politics.
ARTICLE IV – Purpose and Functions
Section 1. Purpose
The mission of the corporation is enrichment education for children as a right of life rather than a luxury.
This Corporation provides enrichment movement and STEM education programs for children in preschools, elementary, and middle schools.
Section 2. Functions
To offer free and/or affordable enrichment programs in preschools, elementary, and middle schools.
Maintain the teaching standards of the corporation based on applied classroom research.
Offer school communities a wide variety of course offerings for their student population.
To foster and share enrichment education research and findings with local and national communities.
To find and implement ways to better serve schools and students in enrichment programs.
To sponsor and/or organize and fund events and activities that are
consistent with the purposes of the Corporation.
To maintain the Hosh Kids image (logo).
To establish a newsletter and/or other disseminating information
consistent with our purposes.
ARTICLE V – Members
The corporation shall have no members
ARTICLE V – Volunteers
We welcome all members of the public to join, support and volunteer at the Hosh Kids.
Hosh Kids’ true strength is in its volunteers. Hosh Kids since its founding has been a project of community service and community development. Volunteers assist in administrative and general operations of the corporation.
ARTICLE VI – Board of Directors and Officers
Section 1. Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Hosh Kids shall at a minimum include a President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors shall have no more than 15 members.
President of the Board. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and Board of Directors, and he or she shall be an ex-officio member of all board committees. The President shall appoint all committees for approval by the Board of Directors and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the board.
Secretary. The Secretary, together with the President, shall execute such legal papers, documents, or instruments as authorized by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall oversee the fiscal program of the corporation. He or she shall cause all funds of the corporation to be deposited in the name of Hosh Kids.
Section 2. Removal and Resignation
An officer may be removed from office, with or without cause, by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at a meeting.
Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or his/her designee. Any such resignation shall take place at the time specified therein.
As of December 1, 2013, the Officers shall be:
President: Henry Cross;
Vice-President: Yuuki Hirano;
Treasurer: Kana Hirano
ARTICLE VII- Meetings
Section 1. Quarterly Meeting
Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at minimum on a quarterly basis
at a time and place announced by the President.
Section 2. Meeting Notice
Written notice of all meetings of the Board shall be given to all Directors by
fax, email, or mail to the contact information on file with the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days in
advance of such meeting. The notice of any meeting shall include the purpose of the meeting
and the business to be considered.
ARTICLE VIII- Board of Advisors
Section 1. Role of the Board of Advisors
The specific functions of the Board of Advisors shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Provide professional guidance regarding all Hosh Kids matters to the corporation’s staff.
Provide strategic planning recommendations and oversight to the corporation’s staff.
Where appropriate and available, commit and direct resources services or activities identified by Hosh Kids as priorities.
ARTICLE IX- STAFF
Section 1. Executive Director
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.
ARTICLE IX- Salaries
Teachers and staff are compensated for their roles, managing, developing and growing Hosh Kids.
Salaries are paid out every two weeks on the 15 and last day of the month.
Reasonable salary increases will be reviewed by the board of directors as revenue grows.
ARTICLE X- Financial Management
Section 1. Financial Oversight
The Board of Directors shall regularly review the financial condition of Hosh Kids and shall seek such information from its accountants and auditors as will allow it to have a full understanding of the fiscal health of the organization.
The Board of Directors has the legal and fiduciary responsibility to exercise due care and prudence in the financial affairs of the organization. It shall exercise appropriate stewardship, including the purchase of insurance protection. Hosh Kids is a non-profit and its assets must be protected so that it may continue to serve the community into the future.
Section 2. Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the corporation shall be from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
ARTICLE XI- Conflict of Interest
No member of the Hosh Kids Board of Directors, or any of its Committees, shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation with Hosh Kids. Each individual shall disclose to Hosh Kids any personal interest which he or she may have in any decision on such matter.
ARTICLE XII- Dissolution or Bankruptcy
Decisions on whether the corporation shall dissolve requires a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. Any such action shall be done in accordance with federal and state laws governing non-profit, charitable organizations.
ARTICLE XIII- Disposition of Assets
Should the the corporation opt to dissolve, the remaining assets of the corporation shall be used to fund one or more other corporations, societies, or organizations engaged in activities substantially similar to those of Hosh Kids, serving substantially the same community and that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE XIV- Amendments
These by laws 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