Our Board of Directors
Tammi Sullivan Cady - President
Jordan Cady - Vice President
Jo-Ann Sullivan - Treasure
Karen Westover - Secretary
Rich Lyon - Financial Advisor/Accountant
Bylaws & Governance
Article I: Name
The name of this foundation shall be the Sullycat Foundation, also known as Team Sullycat, hereinafter referred to as the Foundation.
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial support to local families who have a loved one suffering with cancer and need help paying for medical bills and other expenses. We value helping individuals and families get through the hard times of cancer by supporting them, caring for their well-being, and helping them with financial struggles.
Article III: Membership
Section 1: The membership of the Foundation shall consist of any person passionate about helping to fulfill the organizations purpose.
Article IV: Board of Directors
Section 1: The Board of Directors shall be the active governing body of the Foundation.
Section 2: The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the following members:
Eight (8) people elected at the annual meeting of the Foundation by voice vote for a term of three (3) years.
One (1) person elected at the annual meeting of the Foundation by voice vote for a term of three (3) years to serve as the official accountant of the Foundation.
One (1) Sullivan family member at the annual meeting of the Foundation by voice vote for a term of three (3) years to serve as a voting member and official family liaison.
Section 3: The term of office for elected members of the Board of Directors shall
commence on the effective date of their election at the Annual Meeting of the Foundation. The term of office for appointed members shall commence on the effective date of their appointment.
Section 4: A vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors due to the death or resignation of an elected member shall be filled, for the unexpired term of office, by electing a replacement. Election shall be by majority vote of the Board of Directors attending its next meeting.
Section 5: Each member of the Board of Directors shall have voting rights.
Section 6: The Board of Directors shall meet annually following the Sullycat Golf Tournament. Other meetings may be called at any time provided each member is given written or oral notice.
Section 7: The responsibilities of the Board of Directors shall include the following:
To assume leadership in all Foundation activities.
To institute programs aimed at fulfilling the purposes and needs of the Foundation.
To plan and coordinate annual fundraisers and fund-raising campaign.
To select recipients for Sullycat Foundation grants.
To appoint an Acting Executive Director of the Board of Directors to preside over meetings if the Executive Director is absent.
To be responsible for preparing an appropriate agenda for the annual meeting of the Board of Directors.
To nominate suitable candidates for election to the Board of Directors.
Article V: Officers
Section 1: The officers of the Board of Directors shall include an Executive Director, Treasurer, and Secretary elected annually for a term of one (1) year by majority vote of the Board of Directors at the annual meeting. To be eligible for election to office a person must have served as an elected member on the Board of Directors for at least the previous twelve (12) months.
Section 2: The Executive Director shall preside at the meetings of the Board of Directors and shall be responsible for performing the duties normally associated with the office including filing all necessary federal and state tax materials.
Section 3: The Treasurer shall assume the duties of the Executive Director whenever the Executive Director is unable to attend any meeting and to perform other normal duties of that position.
Article VII: Quorum
Section 1: At Board of Director meetings five (5) members of the Board shall be present to constitute a quorum.
Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority
Robert’s Rules of order, as revised from time to time, shall govern the conduct of all meetings of the Board of Directors.
Article X: Amendments
This Bylaws, once ratified, may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, by a two-thirds vote at any meeting of the Board of Directors provided that the notice of the proposed amendment or repeal was an integral part of the meeting notice to each member.
Article XI: Ratification
These bylaws shall be ratified and in effect as of November 30, 2018.
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