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NAMI–Charlotte, an affiliate of both the North Carolina State and National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non–profit 501(c)(3) grass-roots organization, and is the only Mecklenburg County organization that focuses exclusively on people with serious and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic–depression) and unipolar disorder (depression).
Our members include individuals suffering from mental illness, family members, professionals in the mental health field and concerned citizens.
St. John's Baptist Church
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 704–333–8218
The mission of NAMI–Charlotte is to protect the dignity of, and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness through advocacy, education and support.
Our purposes in supporting this mission are:
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The NAMI–Charlotte Board of Directors holds open meetings on the first Monday of the month. When: 1st Monday 6:30 pm Where: St. Stephen United Methodist Church
6800 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
2011 Board of Directors
Name Title / Role David Spann, LCAS
President email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Robert Evans Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Brett Moyer Co–Treasurer email@example.com Gisela Kluge Co–Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Robinson Secretary,
email@example.com Michelle Brown Bruce Boney Grace Kelley Roger Melville Diane Riley, CPSS Lyn Wesse Carolyn Beene Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Cheryl A. Nicholas, Ph.D. Advisor, Board of Directors
CEO/Director, InnerVision Inc.
2011 Program Staff
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Name Title / Role Jewell Williams Connections Newsletter Editor email@example.com Bill Wesse Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
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BY–LAWS (April 2007)
National Alliance On Mental Illness–Charlotte (NAMI–Charlotte)
- NAME AND PURPOSE
- The name of this organization shall be the 'National Alliance On Mental Illness–Charlotte' (NAMI–Charlotte).
- To promote the quality of care, rights, and interests of mentally ill citizens, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves, and to advocate such policies at the local, state and national levels to ensure accomplishment of these objectives.
- The active promotion of a high quality no–eject continuum of care from state hospitals through various community facilities and support programs for persons who have prolonged mental illness.
- The active promotion of housing with varying degrees of supervision for individuals suffering from mental illness.
- The promotion of job training and low stress employment–voluntary or paid–to help the mentally disabled person become as self–sufficient as possible.
- To support and advocate research into the causes, alleviation, and eradication of mental illness.
- To develop an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of the problems of those afflicted with mental illness and increase awareness of the public responsibilities in dealing with these problems.
- To improve replica rolex communications and cooperation between mental health agencies and the families of mentally ill citizens.
- To encourage and aid in the formation of support groups throughout the Charlotte area.
- To solicit, receive, and contribute funds for the above–stated objectives.This Corporation will have the purpose and powers as may be stated in the Articles of Incorporation, and such powers as are now or may be granted hereafter by law.
- MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
- Individuals who contribute specified annual dues to the Chapter shall be members of the Chapter, and of such affiliated organizations as agreed upon by the members of the Chapter. Such members shall be entitled to membership for 12 months. Membership dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors, and shall be due and payable as of January 1 of each year, and any person(s) joining the organization between October 15 and December 31, shall be considered as having paid for the coming calendar year.
- The Chapter shall pay dues annually to affiliated organizations as agreed upon by the Board of Directors.
- The Chapter shall provide service to members such as newsletters, educational information, regular programs, support groups and other replica watches opportunities for participation.
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- The care and direction of the Chapter shall be vested in a Board of Directors which shall at all times consist of not less than ten (10) and not more than twenty (20) persons.
- Two–thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors shall at all times consist of persons having a mentally ill family member.
- Directors shall be elected by the general membership at the first general membership meeting of the new year to serve for a term of one (1) year. Directors may succeed themselves and shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified.
- The Board of Directors shall meet at least four (4) times a year. All questions shall be decided by a majority of the members of the Board of audemars piguet replica Directors. Upon written request of five (5) members to the President, he/she shall call a meeting of the Board of Directors within twenty days of said request.
- Vacancies on the Board of Directors may be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining Board members. Such appointment shall be only for the unexpired term of office.
- If a Board member is not in attendance for three (3) consecutive Board meeting or four (4) cumulative Board meetings, then he/she will be replaced by a new Board member.
- The officers of the Chapter shall consist of:
- There will be a joint meeting of the outgoing Board of Directors and the incoming Board of Directors at the Board meeting following the first general membership meeting. At this time officers shall be elected by incoming the Board of Directors and shall serve a term of one (1) year. The new Board shall begin functioning the following month.
- Duties of Officers shall be:
- President: Preside at meetings of the Board of Directors and general meetings of the membership, appoint the chairs of all committees except the Nominating Committee and serve ex–officio on all committees, excepting the Nominating Committee.
- Vice–President(s): The VP shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence and shall perform specific responsibilities as delegated to him/her by the Board of Directors and/or the President.
- Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Board meetings, shall give notice of meetings and shall perform such other duties as the Board may request.
- Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and deposit the funds of the Chapter as directed by the Board of Directors; shall render periodic financial statements and such other reports and accounts of the financial condition of the Chapter as may be requested by the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall have the power to sign checks for the Chapter for expenditures approved by the Board of Directors.
- Budget: The officers shall prepare an annual budget for the coming fiscal year and a financial report of the last fiscal year for submission to the Board of Directors and to the membership for approval at the first general membership meeting of the year.
- The Board of Directors may elect from among its membership or employ an independent agent to audit the Chapter's books.
- The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Chapter, plus the designated liaison to the State Affiliate. The designated liaison should be present at the monthly Chapter Board meeting. This committee shall have the power of the Board between meetings of the Board, except that it cannot modify any action taken by the Board, and all its actions shall be reported to the Board of Directors. A two thirds (2/3) majority of Board members present shall constitute a quorum.
- The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) persons (three  Board members and two  Non–Board members) and shall be elected by the Board of Directors and shall prepare and publish a list of nominees for the available vacancies of the Board of Directors, including unexpired terms of office, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the electionItem meeting.
- Such other Committees as needed may be organized to carry out the program of the Chapter.
- For the purpose of conducting organizational business at membership meetings, a quorum shall be by two–thirds (2/3) majority of the membership present.
- AMENDMENT OF BY–LAWS
- At any meeting of the membership, the members may, by a two–thirds (2/3) majority of the membership present, assuming a quorum, alter, amend, or repeal any part of all of these by–laws, adopt new by–laws, or replace them providing no provision of the by–laws to be amended or replaced would be inconsistent with the organization's status as a tax exempt organization under the laws of North Carolina.
- All proposals to amend, alter, repeal or replace any part of the by–laws must be mailed to all the membership at least two weeks prior to any membership meeting at which such changes would be considered.
- NOT–FOR–PROFIT CORPORATION LAW
- Wherever not otherwise provided in the by–laws, the internal affairs of the Chapter shall be governed by the procedures established in the not–for–profit corporation law of the State of North Carolina.
- PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
- A current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of business in all applicable cases that are not in conflict with these by–laws.
- In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the corporation will be turned over to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to the Federal, State or local government for exclusive public purposes.
- The NAMI–Charlotte affiliate shall not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, disability, creed, gender, religion, age, handicap or any other criteria not specified here that is entered into law by local, state or national government in the requirements for staff, membership, its policies, or actions.
- LIABILITY OF BOARD MEMBERS
- No person who is serving or who has served as a director of the Corporation shall be personally liable to the Corporation or to any of its members for monetary damages for breach of duty as a director, except for liability with respect to (i) acts or omissions that the director at the tome of such breach knew or believed were clearly in conflict with the best interest of the Corporation, (ii) any liability under G. S. 55A–8–32 or G. S. 55A–8–33, (iii) any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal financial benefit, or (iv) acts of omissions with respect to which the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act does not permit the limitation of liability. As used herein, the term "improper personal benefit" does not include a director's reasonable compensation of their reasonable incidental benefit for or on account of his service as director, trustee, officer, employee, independent contractor, attorney, or consultant of the corporation. No amendment or repeal of this article, nor the adoption of any provision to these Articles of Incorporation inconsistent with this Article, shall eliminate or reduce the protection granted herein with respect to any matter that occurred prior to such amendment, repeal, or adoption.
2010 Board of Directors
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Name Title / Role Roger Melville President Robert Evans Co–Vice President Michael Weaver Co–Vice President Carolyn Robinson Secretary; Membership Administration Brett Moyer Treasurer Carolyn Beene Bruce Boney Gisela Kluge Grace Kelley David Spann Lyn Wesse Cheryl A. Nicholas, Ph.D. Advisor, Board of Directors
CEO/Director, InnerVision Inc.
2010 Program Staff
Name Title / Role David S. Rains Family–to–Family Coordinator email@example.com Bill Wesse Connections Newsletter Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Wesse Webmaster email@example.com
2009 Board of Directors
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Name Title / Role David Raines President Robert Evans Vice President Carolyn Robinson Secretary; Membership Administration Margaret Peacock Treasurer Chris Baldwin Carolyn Beene Bruce Boney Briana Fishbein Grace Kelley Gisela Kluge Walter Kluge Roger Melville William Morris Darby Rogers Sarah Shaw Lyn Wesse Tonya Williams
2008 Board of Directors
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Name Title / Role David Raines President Briana Fishbein Vice President; Connections Newsletter Editor Carolyn Robinson Secretary; Membership Administration Lyn Wesse Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Karah Beene Support Group Leader, Family–to–Family Co–Leader Bruce Boney Betty Cobb Family–to–Family Coordinator & Co–Leader Robert Evans Grace Kelley William Morris Peer–to–Peer–Presenter John Patton Family–to–Family Co–Leader Margaret Peacock Diana Riley Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Bill Wesse President Emeritus, Webmaster, Support Group Leader, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster
2007 Board of Directors
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Name Title / Role Bill Wesse President, Support Group Leader, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster Betty Cobb Vice–Presiden, Family–to–Family Coordinator; Connections Newsletter Editor Carolyn Robinson Secretary; Membership Administration John Patton Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Karah Beene Support Group Leader, Family–to–Family Co–Leader Bruce Boney Carol Jorgensen Family–to–Family Co–Leader Grace Kelley Gisela Kluge Vice–President Emeritus Walter Kluge Vice–President Emeritus William Morris Peer–to–Peer–Presenter Margaret Peacock Susan Raughton Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Lyn Wesse
2006 Board of Directors:
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Name Title / Role Bill Wesse President, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster Gisela Kluge Vice–President Walter Kluge Vice–President Carolyn Robinson Secretary Susan Raughton Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Karah Beene Support Group Leader, Family–to–Family Co–Leader Betty Cobb Family–to–Family Coordinator Bruce Boney Ann Grassi Carol Jorgensen Family–to–Family Co–Leader Grace Kelley William Morris Peer–to–Peer–Presenter Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Lyn Wesse
2005 Board of Directors:
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Name Title / Role Bill Wesse President, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster Gisela Kluge Vice–President Walter Kluge Vice–President Carolyn Robinson Secretary Susan Raughton Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Karah Beene Support Group Leader Bruce Boney Ann Grassi Carol Jorgensen Family–to–Family Co–Leader Grace Kelley Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Lyn Wesse
2004 Board of Directors:
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Name Title / Role Bill Wesse President, NAMIWalks Coordinator, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster Gisela Kluge Vice–President Walter Kluge Vice–President Carolyn Robinson Secretary Susan Raughton Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Kimberly Blakeny Bruce Boney Barbara Gessner Ann Grassi Carol Jorgensen Family–to–Family Co–Leader Grace Kelley Robert Steele Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Lyn Wesse
2003 Board of Directors:
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Name Title / Role Robert Steele President Gisela Kluge Vice–President Walter Kluge Vice–President Carolyn Robinson Secretary Susan Raughton Treasurer Carolyn Beene Family–to–Family Co–Leader Bruce Boney Barbara Gessner Ann Grassi Carol Jorgensen Family–to–Family Co–Leader Grace Kelley Leslie Vander Baan Public Relations Bill Wesse President–Elect, NAMIWalks Coordinator, Family–to–Family Co–Leader; Webmaster Lyn Wesse Family–to–Family Coordinator