The name and the title of the organization shall be “Telugu Association of Greater Charlotte Area”, henceforth referred to as TAGCA.It shall be a not-for-profit organization registered under the laws of the State of North Carolina.
The purposes for which Telugu Association of Greater Charlotte Association is organized are:
To preserve, maintain, perpetuate and promote the heritage of people interested in Telugu culture.
To foster friendship and understanding among people interested in Telugu culture.
To promote and encourage Arts and Cultural activities of Telugu language.
To assist and propagate cultural, educational, social and community affairs of the members.
To preserve and propagate Telugu cultural heritage amongst future.
To raise, solicit, collect and disburse funds, charities, and donations for cultural, educational, and charitable purposes either directly or in cooperation with other not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Any person who subscribes to the objectives and purposes of TAGCA is eligible for membership.Membership is for one year, beginning on April 1st and ending on March 1st of the following year.The categories of membership shall be 1) Single, 2) Family, 3) Youth and 4) Honorary.Applicants for the membership shall be at least 18 years of age and should submit an application in the format approved by the Board of Directors of TAGCA along with required dues.Membership application needs to be approved by at least one Director of the TAGCA.
Single Member: Single membership shall be open to any person who fulfills the requirements as defined in Section 3.0 of the By-Laws.
Family Member: A family membership shall be open to any family which fulfills the requirements as defined in Section 3.0 of the By-Laws. A family is defined as husband, wife, dependent children and dependent parents.
Youth Member: Telugu speaking youth between ages 18 and 25 years fulfilling the requirements defined in section 3 of the By-Laws is eligible for a youth membership.
Honorary Member: Any person who served the Telugu community with honor and distinction may be elected as an honorary member upon the unanimous vote of the Board or by a two thirds vote of the members present during voting at any general body meeting of TAGCA.
Board of Directors shall meet at least 6 times between April 1stand March 31stof the following year.The quorum for such a meeting shall be six attendees. A Director who is absent for two consecutive meetings without a valid or approved reason ceases to be a member of the Board of Directors.There shall be one annual general body and this shall coincide with Budget presentation.
The Board of Directors shall prepare the annual budget and publish it by end of June.
Articles of Incorporation may be altered, amended or repealed pursuant to the procedure stated below: