QCS Policy & Procedures

Prepare yourself!!! This is what happens when CDN government policy writers come together and write.... well policy- ITS DRY AS HECK and sadly NO pictures


“These regulations are more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.”



-unknown, but smart, pirate

Contents

Part 1 – Member Duties 3

Part 2 – UNPC Delegates 4

Part 3 – Membership Dues 5

Part 4 – Roles and Status 5

Part 5 – Elevations 7

Part 6 – Dress Code 8

Part 7 – Approved Wimple and Formal Gown 9

Part 8 – Sainthood 9

Part 9 – Fundraisers 10

Part 10 – Projects 12

Part 11 – Ceremonies 13

Part 12 – Watershed 13

Part 13 – Banking & Financing 14

Part 14 – Web Site and Social Media 15

Part 15 – Facebook “Closed” Page 16

Part 16 – Standards of Conduct 17

Part 17 – Discipline of Members 19

Part 18 – Meetings 20

Part 19 – Letters, Forms and Documents 21


Preface:

The Order of the Moist Brollie is an order of queer nuns, based in Victoria, British Columbia. We are dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Our ministry is one of public manifestation of habitual perpetration.


*sounds of a record needle being dragged across vinyl*


Alright…alright…..yah, this guidebook is sometimes boring. OK…well…MOSTLY boring! It’s just about as dry a read as you will ever experience. That said, it’s not supposed to be a thrilling novella. It’s full of important ‘business’ stuff on how we run our Mission/House and to aid in the personal development of our members. Consider it a reference book with easy-to-find-sections. We consider this a “living document” which allows it to be continually edited and updated to ensure that it is always current, relevant and helpful.

So, grab yourself a drink, cozy up and try to stay awake. We ask that you read it in its entirety, at least once, and then use it as your reference book to our Mission/House.

Oh….we did throw in some humorous quotes and jokes, along the way, to help stop you from bursting into tears of sadness and prevent you from nodding off…..


“At St. Bernardine’s the nuns never liked me.

Especially Sister Mary Bitch-and-a-Half. I think that was her biblical name.” Kathy Griffin

Part 1 – Member Duties


1.1 Duties of Reverend Mother (Mother Superior)

Is an Executive Director position and performs the following duties:

executes the duties of the President (as per the Bylaws)

assists the Mistress of Propaganda in the administration duties to the two Facebook pages and the Blogspot web page


1.2 Duties of Mistress of Novices

Is an Executive Director position and performs the following duties:

executes the duties of the Vice President (as per the Bylaws)


1.3 Duties of Mistress of Quills

Is an Executive Director position and performs the following functions:

executes the duties of the Secretary (as per the Bylaws)

keeps Sisterhood documents in order and up to date, such as the Constitution, Bylaws, Guidelines, etc.


1.4 Duties of the Mistress of Coins

Is an Executive Director position and performs the following functions:

executes the duties of the Treasurer (as per the Bylaws)


1.5 Role of Mistress of Propaganda

Is a Director position (not Executive) and performs the following functions:

maintains and provides administrator and moderator duties to the two Facebook pages and the Mission/House web page


1.6 Other Roles

Other titles/roles that can be assigned to any Fully-Professed member are, but not limited to, the following:

Mistress of Protocol – arranges and performs most ceremonials and rituals unless the members invite another member to preside

Mistress of Saints - investigates members of the community who have been nominated for Sainthood and provides results of the investigation to the Directors


“Back at the convent, we have this huge clock with the 12 Apostles painted on it. I know when the big hand is on the John and the little hand is on the Peter that it’s time for the sisters to get down on their knees…..and pray.”

Sister Mary Amnesia (from “Nunsense”)

Part 2 – UNPC Delegates


2.1 Number of UNPC Delegates

As per the UNPC policies, there are to be no fewer than 2 UNPC delegates: one lead delegate and one backup delegate (because…well….shit happens!). These delegates can either volunteer or be voluntold - chosen by the Mission/House by a vote.


2.2 Role of UNPC Delegates

Performs the following functions:

prepares a report for each monthly meeting

one delegate must be available for the UNPC call, which is hosted every third Monday of every month, where they are expected to listen in and provide a verbal report of the House’s activities, struggles, successes, etc.

report on the UNPC call at the monthly, general Mission/House meeting


The definition of innocence: a nun working in a condom factory,

thinking she's making sleeping bags for mice.


Part 3 – Membership Dues


3.1 Dues

No membership dues are imposed at this time. The option to institute dues and the amount of such a fee (if dues are adopted) will be reviewed once a year, at the Society AGM.

What do you call a sleepwalking nun?

A roamin’ Catholic.


Part 4 – Roles and Status


4.2 Roles

Roles are interchangeable, depending on the level of comfort and availability of the member. The status of the member is not affected by the type of role they wish to portray. Regardless of the gender/titles they wish to express, the Mission/ House is always collectively known as “Sisters”.

There are two types of roles that members may portray:

  • Clergy – using the title of the member’s preferred persona (Sister/Brother), manifesting as such and in the public eye

  • Guard – performs a supportive role to the clergy, assisting in “back stage” ventures and logistics, thus allowing the clergy to do their good works and services


4.3 Status

There are three (3) levels of status for members and one status for non-members. Each member status is bestowed upon the member, based on the achievements as outlined in Part 5


4.4 Status Levels (member and non-member)

The following are the status titles, in order of accomplishment from lowest to highest:

  • Aspirant (new, interested person – not a member)

  • Postulant (first level of member status)

  • Novice (second level of member status)

  • Fully-Professed (third and highest level of member status)


4.4.1 Aspirants

Aspirants are:

  • not members

  • allowed to assist in any functions where members are present (not public-facing)

  • not authorized to speak on behalf of the Mission/House

  • allowed to attend Mission/House meetings but do not have any voting rights and may only speak if the Chair acknowledges and grants and there is no Motion currently on the floor


4.4.2 Postulants

Postulants are:

  • members

  • not provided with voting rights

  • do not hold a position on the Board


4.4.3 Novices

Novices are:

  • members

  • not provided with voting rights


4.4.4 Fully-Professed

Fully-Professed are:

  • members with voting rights

  • allowed to hold any director position on the board, including executive positions

  • allowed to hold more than one office on the Board (if lack of eligible members warrants) but may not hold more than one executive office


4.5 Titles/Honourifics

The following titles can be used along with their chosen name, on a Mission/House name tag; depending on the person’s status and the gender they wish to represent:

Aspirant – no title with name

Postulant – Postulant or Sentinel

Novice – Novice or Junior Guard

Fully-Professed – Sister or Guard

President – Mother Superior, Reverend Mother or Abbot

Sainted individual – Divine


Two nuns cycling down a cobbled street. The first one says, "I've never come

this way before". The second one replies, "Me neither. It must be the bumpy road!"

Anonymous


Part 5 – Elevations


5.1 Election to Elevate a Status

The elevation of Members or Postulants is held during a closed discussion of voting members, without the person being reviewed present, where the individual’s qualifications are reviewed. A unanimous vote must be gained for any elevation in status.

5.2 Requirements for Elevating to Postulant

An Aspirant can be elevated to the title of Postulant, after they have:

  • been actively involved in assisting with projects, manifestations and other events of the House for at least 60 days

  • attended at least two consecutive House meetings

  • voiced a desire to become a Postulant


5.3 Requirements for Elevating to Novice

A Postulant can be elevated to the title of Novice, once they have accomplished the following since being raised to the status of Postulant:

  • been actively involved in projects, manifestations and other events of the House for at least 90 days

  • attended three consecutive House meetings

  • completed an approved Postulant project for the House (major project)

  • are in good-standing in the House (paid membership dues)


5.4 Requirements for Elevating to Fully-Professed

A Novice can be elevated to the title of Fully-Professed, once they have accomplished the following since being raised to Novice:

  • been continuously and actively involved in projects, manifestations and other events of the House for at least 180 days

  • attended six consecutive House meetings

  • completed two approved Novice projects for the House (major projects - one being a fundraiser)

  • Are in good-standing in the House (paid Membership Dues)


Three nuns are walking down the street, when a man jumps out and flashes

them. The first nun has a stroke, the second nun has a stroke, the third one

didn't touch him.

Anonymous


Part 6 – Dress Code


6.1 All members

Title holders are not to appear in that role when also appearing as a member of the Mission/House. (Chose one or the other, not both.)


6.2 Aspirant

An aspirant must not wear:

  • stage/performance makeup or ‘whiteface’ which may imply member status (exempt: those in drag that are performing at the venue)

  • any clerical clothing which may imply member status (wimple, veil, collar, habit, cassock, etc.)


6.3 Postulant

A Postulant*:

  • must wear an all-white veil with the Postulant wimple

  • can wear clerical or drag attire

  • * If the Postulant prefers male, non-gender conforming or non-secular attire, their choice in apparel will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the voting members of the Mission/House.


6.4 Novice

A Novice*:

  • must wear an all-white veil with the Mission/House wimple

  • can wear clerical or drag attire

  • *If the Novice prefers male, non-gender conforming or non-secular attire, their choice in apparel will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the voting members of the Mission/House.


6.5 Fully Professed* (Informal)

A Fully-Professed member, during a designated informal function:

  • is required to wear a black veil with the House wimple for their first manifestation as a Fully-Professed member

  • can wear whatever colour veil they so choose, after their first manifestation as a fully-professed member

  • can wear clerical or drag attire of their choice as long as it is appropriate for all ages and situations and conforms to Mission/House standards

  • *If the Fully-Professed member prefers male, non-gender conforming or non-secular attire, their choice in apparel will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the voting members of the Mission/House.


6.6 Fully-Professed* (Formal)

A Fully-Professed member, during a designated “formal” function:

  • must wear a black veil with the Mission/House wimple

  • must wear the approved, formal Mission/House gown

  • *If the Fully-Professed member prefers male, non-gender conforming or non-secular attire, their choice in apparel will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the voting members of the Mission/House.


Part 7 – Approved Wimple and Formal Gown


7.1 Postulant Wimple

The approved wimple is as per the following photo:



7.2 Fully-professed Wimple

The approved wimple is as per the following photo:



7.3 Formal Gown

The approved gown is as per the following photo:

(TBD)


Does anybody know if making clothes for nuns is habit-forming?

Asking for a friend.


Part 8 – Sainthood


8.1 Sainthood

A way of acknowledging the good works of a person or group that are not Members or Aspirants.


8.2 Requirements of bestowing Sainthood

A person and/or group, witnessed to be propagating universal joy in a manner described, but not limited to:

  • committed to community-building

  • giving of time and energy to Not-For-Profit groups and charities which the local community benefits

  • works and services gifted to the Mission/House to enhance its ability to perform its work


8.3 Elevation to Sainthood

Evaluations for elevation to Sainthood are held during a general meeting, between voting Members; where the person/group’s qualifications are reviewed. A unanimous vote of all voting Members present must be gained for any elevation in status.


8.4 Sainthood Ceremony

(See Part 19)

Young Jesus comes running into Saint Joseph’s carpenter shop...

“Daddy, did you call me?”

“Ah no, son, I just hit my thumb with a hammer.”


Part 9 – Fundraisers


9.1 Fundraisers

Fundraiser are events that are organized and put on by the Mission/House whose main purpose is to raise money to support the good works of the Mission/House itself or on behalf of a designated charity or not-for-profit.


9.2 Other Methods of Fundraising

There are a number of other methods the Mission/House utilizes for collecting funds. These funds can be used for the Mission/House’s good works, donated by the Mission/House to a designated charity or not-for-profit, or during a not-for-profit’s or charity’s event in order to assist their function to maximize their earnings. These can be but are not limited to:


Blessings – taking donations in exchange for blessings


Pictures – accepting donation for photographs of or with Members (Photos Give Us Power)


Passing the Hat – instances where the Members have been invited to assist in collections during an event; interacting with the patrons and giving the members an opportunity to bring awareness about the cause which the donations are being collected.


Mix and Mingle – various social events which Members attend. Members are encouraged to engage patrons and collect donations in various methods. There may or may not be a planned cause or reason for collections.


Silent Auctions – solicitation of items from businesses or persons for an upcoming fundraiser

50/50 Draws and Door Prizes – selling of tickets, for an item/items on location or a percentage of the collections. (proof of a valid lottery license must be obtained or purchased)

Selling Merchandise – the Mission/House may produce items for sale. (ie T-shirts, buttons, etc.) Funds collected are for House use, unless otherwise decided by the House.

Information Mongering – Busking (standing) or manning booths where the House brings awareness to causes and promotes local events. General collections may be taken during that time.


9.3 Partnerships

Partnerships may occur when the Mission/House decides to work in consort with local, not-for-profits and/or charities. A member will be appointed to serve as point-of-contact for the group; to address the concerns and needs of both the group and the Mission/House and the role the Mission/House is to perform. Considerations: The agreement the Mission/House and the other organization decided upon. (The purpose, responsibilities, etc.)


9.4 Fundraiser Project Management

Project management methodology should be utilized for large-scale projects with numerous considerations. It is recommended that these events are organized with use of a committee with a Project Lead that is either a volunteer or appointed. This will ensure the workload is spread out to members of that committee and ensures a greater chance of a successful outcome.


9.5 Fundraiser Support

Each approved Fundraiser should have a Fully-Professed member assigned to provide support and trouble-shooting.


9.6 Approved Fundraisers

All fundraiser ideas must be approved by a vote of eligible Members present at a regular or special meeting of the Mission/House.


9.7 Vancouver Coordination

The Vancouver House has a close relationship with our Mission/House. We always like their members to attend our functions if they can and they like to come and visit us and assist if needed. Therefore, before choosing a date for larger or important events, attempts should be made to consult with the Vancouver House to avoid clashes with their calendar; thus ensuring the ability for their members to travel to Victoria if they so wish. (Also take ferry travel schedules into consideration.) Of course, if it proves to be impossible to find a date that does not clash, well…at least we tried!


A blind guy goes to the Passover Seder and someone passes him a piece of matzah. He runs his fingers over it and loudly exclaims, “Who wrote this garbage!?!?”


Part 10 – Projects


10.1 Definition of Project

An event or an assignment that is not necessarily fund-rendering. Its main purpose is to assist in the development of the Mission/House; furthering the tenets of SPI or assisting to promote community awareness of the Mission/House or a social issue, charity or non-profit.


10.2 Project support

Each Project should have a Fully-Professed member assigned to provide support the Novice/Postulant in charge; unless they feel they can handle the task. (Postulants should be cautioned against project-managing on their own unless they have a background/history which provides them with the skills required or the project is simple.)


10.3 Approved Projects

All project ideas must be approved of by a vote of the majority at a regular or special meeting of the House.



Part 11 – Ceremonies

(See Part 19 for copy of Book of Ceremonies)


Ed Sheeran wrote a song for the installation of a cardinal as the head of a Vatican congregation. The lyrics were, “Darling, you look PREFECT tonight.”


Part 12 – Watershed


We are fairly unique; having members scattered all over this large island that has so many small cities and towns. We foresee a future where we may have isolated members (Missionaries of Vancouver Island, if you will) in far-flung locations that can never attend a stated meeting or event in Victoria as the vastness of the land mass, the quality of the road conditions and the time on the road prohibits travel. We recognize, as well, that the area is generally underserved. Therefore it was decided that it was appropriate to include the entire island and the minor islands surrounding Vancouver Island into our Mission/House ‘watershed’, to provide the best chances for those who want to become members to join, grow; nurture their personal development and to assist and encourage those with sufficient numbers within close proximity to create Houses of their own. The only exception is “Hippie Haven” Salt Spring Island; as they like to be regarded as neutral territory (like Switzerland…but with less chocolate) and are fiercely independent. We’re not touching them with a barge pole….as they like it that way…)

In order to assist our current and future, far-flung members we have developed the following:


12.1 Skype


Those members unable to attend meetings in Victoria, in person, will be allowed to Skype or Facebook FaceTime into meetings.


12.3 Travelling Meetings

When more than 2 Victoria members are able to travel to another members city/town on the evening of the Mission/House regular meeting night, the monthly meeting can choose to ‘go on the road’. Minimum of two is required so that we will fulfill the quorum requirement under our Bylaws.


12.4 Events held outside of Victoria

Events that non-Victoria-area members attend do not need prior approval

By the Mission/House.


12.5 Fundraisers held outside of Victoria

Fundraisers held by non-Victoria-area members require prior approval by the Mission/House and at least one Fully-professed member must be in attendance. That member must count and collect the money and deliver it to the Mistress of Coin to be deposited and/or disbursed.

The teacher says, "Today, class, we are going to learn multi-syllable words. Does anybody have an example of a multi-syllable word?" Little Sarah says, "Mas-tur-bate." Miss Rogers smiles and says, "Wow, Sarah, that's a mouthful."

Sarah says, "No, Miss Rogers, you're thinking of a blowjob."


Part 13 – Banking & Financing


13.1 Access

The treasurer and Chair or Vice Chair are authorized to use the bank account. Withdraws require two authorities to remove fund from the account.


13.2 Budgets

Each project requires a set budget. Budget and funds will be voted on to gain approval.


13.3 Reimbursement

The House will, when possible, reimburse money spent to benefit the house and its projects; so long as it is informed of these expenditures. Receipts and Invoices must be provided to the Mistress of Coin.


13.4 Expenditures for Members

As members gain rank and status within the house, the house will absorb the cost of the collar of the first wimple and bib gifted to the member during Elevation Ceremonies.


Four nuns are in line to go into heaven. God asks the first nun if she has ever sinned. She says, "Well, I've seen a penis." So God puts holy water on her eyes and lets her enter. He asks the second nun the same thing and she says, "I've held a penis," so he puts holy water on her hands and lets her enter. Then the fourth nun skips the third nun in line and God asks why she did that. The 4th nun replies, "Well, I need to gargle it before she sits in it."


Part 14 – Web Site and Social Media


14.1 Website Administrator

The website administrator is the Mistress of Propaganda.


14.2 Website location

The website is: www.theorderofthemoistbrollie.com


14.3 Facebook Administrator

The Facebook page administrators are the Mistress of Propaganda and the Reverend Mother.


14.4 Facebook Title of Group Page

The Title of this FB page is “The Queen City Sisterhood - The Order of the Moist Brollie” and must not be changed without majority vote of the Board.


14.5 Facebook page location

The Facebook page location is: https://www.facebook.com/QueenCitySisterhoodVictoria/


14.6 Facebook Type of Group

This Page is an Open Group, so anyone can see it and post. This setting should not be changed, in order to allow anyone to see the Page and contact us for rentals, etc.


14.7 Facebook Admin Rules

Administrators must follow FB guidelines and terms of use when posting, commenting and monitoring posts and use good judgement at all times.


14.8 Offensive Posts

The Admin must remove offensive posts immediately and monitor threads to ensure acceptance, patience and respect is being observed by all.

The admin reserves the right to Block anyone who becomes considered a nuisance, unless they are a member of the House. All Blocked incident details of non-members must be reported in a Facebook Private Message to all members.

If a House Member’s post is deemed offensive it is immediately brought to the attention of the Mother Superior (President). The Reverend Mother can so chose to remove them from the page, if the matter is urgent and ongoing, until the House can gather for a meeting/vote. If the offending post was made by the Mother Superior then the Vice President is notified and follows the same decision-making.


My computer made a funny sound the other day. Of course, I’ve never heard it get thrown out a window before.


Part 15 – Facebook “Closed” Page


15.1 Administrator

The Facebook page administrators are the Mistress of Propaganda and the Reverend Mother.


15.2 Title of Group Page

The Title of this FB page is “The Queen City Sisters - Plans and Coordination” and must not be changed without majority vote of the Board.


15.3 Facebook page location

The Facebook page location is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174192811327087/


15.4 The Facebook login and Password

(Not available in Facebook for a Closed page.) To log into the Closed page, an authorized administrator must first sign in to their own account. Once logged in, the administrator can access the Closed page.


15.5 Type of Group

This Page is a Closed Group so only members and invited persons can view.


15.6 Admin Rules

Administrators must follow FB guidelines and terms of use when posting, commenting and monitoring posts and use good judgement at all times.


15.7 Offensive Posts

The Admin must remove offensive posts immediately and monitor threads to ensure acceptance, patience and respect is being observed by all. If a House Member’s post is deemed offensive it is immediately brought to the attention of the Mother Superior (President). The Reverend Mother can so chose to remove the post from the page, if the matter is urgent and ongoing, until the House can gather for a meeting/vote.

The Mother Superior can so chose to remove them from the page, if the matter is urgent and ongoing, until the House can gather for a meeting/vote.

If the offending post was made by the Mother Superior then the Vice President is notified and follows the same decision-making.


A hacker attack briefly shut down Twitter on Thursday. Millions of Twitterers were forced to talk to each other the old fashioned way….

Through Facebook.


Part 16 – Standards of Conduct


16.1 Members and Aspirants Attire

During public events where minors and/or media may be present, Members and Aspirants must not wear any garment or accessory:

that displays foul language

that depicts sexually explicit acts or anatomy


16.2 Members and Aspirants Behaviour

During public events (where minors and/or media may be present), Members and Aspirants should refrain from the following, in order to safeguard our Mission/House’s repute:

foul language

inebriation (alcohol or drugs)

lewd behaviour or engaging in sex acts

wearing clothing that exposes body parts which would be in violation of provincial, state or federal law in which the public event is held

fighting or any violent act

touching anyone without expressed consent and in a manner that would be perceived as inappropriate in a public space


16.3 Consent

Members must, at all times, be mindful that consent plays a vital part in their ministry.

Consent is permission for something to happen, or an agreement to do something. It can be related to everyday activities or sexual activity. You must always ask for consent before touching another person or posting a photo online.

Consent must even be asked if it is to just give a hug or hold their hand.

The Mission/House highly recommends that no sexual advances be given while doing the work of the Mission/House. (Getting consent to exchange contact information is preferred.)

The absence of a “No” does not equal consent. Many people become quiet when they’re scared or confused or don’t know how to say no.

All members are encouraged to watch this video, to understand consent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8



These basic principles will make sure every encounter you have (sexual or everyday) is consensual:

Consent has to be a freely given and with an enthusiastic YES.

Consent to one activity (like hugging) does not mean consent to other activities. Make sure you ask again when you initiate something new.

Consent needs to be continual and ongoing. So, for example, if you have been holding hands for a while then re-ask for consent before continuing to hold hands.

Anyone can revoke their consent at any time. People can change their minds at any time. Be aware of physical hints that they no longer are consenting, such as pulling away. If they do, release them immediately.

People are impacted differently by alcohol and drugs, which means it can be difficult to tell if someone can give a clear "Yes" when intoxicated. You can’t legally get consent from someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol because it’s hard to tell what someone is actually feeling. Waiting for a sober "Yes" also lets you know that someone is aware of what they are consenting to.

There is no consent when a person in a position of power or authority pressures someone to engage in any unwanted touching. Remember that many see us as having power in our community.


16.4 Sexual Assault

Not having consent, especially before sexual touching is initiated, is considered assault. Assault is not tolerated by the Mission/House. An accusation of assault will be taken very seriously by members and will be investigated. If it is deemed that assault by a member has occurred, then punitive measures may occur.


16.5 Suspension or Expulsion

The Board has sole determination if violations of Sections 16.1 - 16.4 constitutes a sufficient reason for suspension or expulsion.

For more information about consent:

https://www.islandsexualhealth.org/sexual-identity/glbt-faq/


Part 17 – Discipline of Members


17.1 Disciplinary Suspension or Expulsion of Members

In the event that the House determines that a Member should be expelled or suspended from membership:

At the direction of the Reverend Mother, the Mistress of Quills shall provide twenty (20) days’ notice of suspension or expulsion to the Member and shall provide reasons for the proposed suspension or expulsion.

The Member may make written submissions to the Mission/House in response to the notice received within such twenty (20) day period.

In the event that no written submissions are received, the Mission/House will proceed to notify the Member that they have been suspended or expelled from membership.

If written submissions are received in accordance with this section, the Mission/House will consider such submissions in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the Member concerning such final decision within a further twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the submissions

(Refer to Bylaws - Article 2.5 for reasons for suspension or expulsion)


17.2 Length of Suspensions

The duration of the suspension shall begin on the date of issuance of the suspension letter and:

not less than 3 months

no greater than one year


17.3 Decision and Length of Suspension not Negotiable

Once the Member has been notified that they have been suspended, the decision and length of the suspension is irreversible.


17.3 Reinstatement of Expulsion

A person who has been expelled shall not be entitled to re-apply for membership without the expressed consent of the House and by a majority vote on a Special Resolution.

17.4 Aspirants


The Board, while not being able to suspend, can expel an Aspirant. Once an aspirant is expelled they are not allowed to regain this status, attend meetings or any public of private functions on behalf of the Mission/House unless a vote by all the members where the result is unanimous.


“We must understand the difference between discipline and punishment, Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.”

Zig Ziglar


Part 18 – Meetings

18.1 Monthly Board Meetings

Monthly meetings are held, year-round, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

The time and place is at the discretion of and determined by the Board (as per the Bylaws).

All Executive Board members must attend every meeting, unless excused by the President (Reverend Mother), however; all members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Repeated absences by an Executive of the Board may be cause for removal from the Executive position with a Notice of Special Business (see Bylaws 3.5) and nomination/vote to replace with another Director or member-at-large.

18.2 Annual General Meetings

Yearly (AGM) meetings are held as per the Bylaws (after Jan 1st but before March 31st) and is important to attend as the Board Directors are elected at this meeting.

The time and place is determined by the Board (as per the Bylaws) but every consideration will be given to the time and place to ensure as many members can attend as possible.

18.3 Ad-Hoc meetings

These happen infrequently but do occur and are mostly struck by committees (fundraisers, sewing parties, yadda) or en camera meetings by the Board (to discuss elevations, discipline, etc.). These meetings are not broadcast to other members who are not required to participate nor is there cause within the bylaws to do so. (i.e.: feel privileged if you are left out!)

“A two-hour meeting can often be almost as effective as a well-written email.”

Anonymous



Part 19 – Letters, Forms and Documents

19.1 QCS – Constitution


19.2 QCS – Bylaws


19.3 Book of Ceremonies


19.4 Sainthood Certificate

(See 19.3)


“Mom, chill out. I’ll be back in three days, tops.”

Jesus



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