Mission & Vision
The mission of the Eagles Band Parents Association is to provide a platform where Frederick Douglass High School Parents, Band Director and Staff, and other concerned adults can come together to discuss ways to aid and assist the Frederick Douglass High School Instrumental Music Program.
Our goal as Band Boosters is to show support, spirit, and pride for all the students involved in all aspects of their education and to encourage other parents of the FDHS Instrumental Music Program to support and get involved in fundraising events.
The vision for the Eagles Band Parents Association is to utilize our tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status to provide a steady flow of revenue to support the mission of the Frederick Douglass High School Instrumental Music Program. Our reward would be to witness every band student succeed beyond their greatest potential.
Article I - Name
Section 1 - The name of this organization by virtue of its non-profit status shall be known as the Eagles Band Parents Association (EBPA).
Section 2 – Wherever the word “Association” shall appear in this Constitution and By-Laws, it shall refer to the organization described in Article 1, Section 1 of this Constitution.
Article II - Objective
Section 1 – This Association is dedicated to aid and assist the Frederick Douglas High School Instrumental Music program.
Article III – Policies
Section 1 – This Association shall be operated as a non-profit organization, and shall be non-partisan and non-sectarian.
Section 2 – This Association may cooperate with and lend assistance to the Frederick Douglass High School Instrumental Music Program provided such assistance has been determined by the membership to be of benefit to the parties concerned.
Article IV - Membership
Section 1 - Membership in this Association shall be open to anyone who subscribes to Article II, Section 1 of this Constitution.
Article V - Officers
Section 1 – The elected officers of the Association shall consist of a: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms.
Section 2 – Should any elected officer neglect, or be found incompetent in, the discharge of his/her duties, such officer shall be subject to removal from office. Removal from office shall be accomplished by a two-thirds majority vote of regular members present and voting, at any regular business meeting, provided a petition for removal has been presented to the Association officers, in writing, signed by ten (10) regular members in good standing. Written notice of the Vote for Removal must have been sent to the membership, not later than the occasion of the previous business meeting.
Article VI - Dissolution
Section 1 - The Association shall be dissolved if: A special meeting solely for the purpose of dissolution is called by any officer in good standing. All members are provided notice in writing of said meeting two weeks prior to date upon which the meeting is held. A two-thirds majority of members present must be present at the dissolution meeting, and of that number two-thirds present and voting must vote in favor of dissolution.
Section 2 – Upon a vote of dissolution, the Association shall:
- Sell all physical assets owned by the Association by whatever means decided upon by the members present at the business meeting not less than forty-five (45) days prior to dissolution.
- Pay or make provision for payment of all liabilities of the Association.
- Donate all remaining unsold physical assets to the Frederick Douglass High School Instrumental Music program at least 7 days prior to dissolution of the Association.
Section 3 - Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or 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.
Article VII - Amendments
Section 1 – Proposed amendments to this Constitution must be offered in writing, signed by (3) Elected board members and (2) regular members in good standing, at any regular business meeting of the Association. At such time the proposed amendments will be open for discussion and changes and deletions will be made. Written notice of contents of proposed amendments must then be provided to the regular membership, prior to the next regular business meeting and no action on proposed shall be taken until said provisions are met. At the regular business meeting a majority vote of members, in good standing, present and voting shall be required for approval of the proposed amendments.
Currently Under Revision