ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
IMPERIAL· SOVEREIGN COURT OF THE CZARISTIC DYNASTY
The name of this Corporation is the IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN COURT OF THE
A. This Corporation is a nonprofit public benefit Corporation and is not organized
for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the nonprofit public benefit
corporation law for charitable purposes.
B. The specific purpose of this corporation is to establish and maintain a
philanthropic and charitable organization. Dedicated to fund raising activities for
charitable organizations, encouraging and promoting human understanding and growth,
by enhancing the welfare of the human community.
A. The name and address in the State of California of this Corporations initial
agent for service of process is:
The President of the Board of Directors
PO Box 9106
Chico California, 95927
A. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes
within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal revenue Code.
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles the corporation
shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on:
1. By a corporation exempt form Federal Income Tax under section
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
2. By a Corporation whose contributions are deductible under section
170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
C. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying
on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The Corporation shall
not participate, or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or
distribution of statements), on behalf of any candidate for public office.
The property of this organization is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no
part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall never benefit any director.
Dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or
provision for payment of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to
a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively
for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Signed and admitted into date with the State of California on
November 21, 1991.
BYLAWS OF THE
IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN COURT OF THE CZARISTIC DYNASTY
ARTICLE 1 OFFICES
SECTION 1 PRINCIPAL OFFICES
The principal office of the corporation for the transaction for its business is
located in Butte County, in the City of Chico California, 95927.
SECTION 2 CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The county of which the corporations’ principal office is located can be changed
only by amendment of the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation and not
otherwise. The Board of Directors may, however change the principal office from one
location to another within the named county by noting the changed address and
effective date located in the original documents kept at the Corporations Principal
location, and such changes of address shall not be deemed an amendment of these
SECTION 3 OTHER OFFICES
The Corporation may also have offices in Glenn, Sierra, Nevada, and Plumas
counties and such places, within or without the State of California, where it is qualified
to do business, as its business may require and as the Board of Directors may from
time to time designate.
[Note: This Section needs to be updated to include Colusa and Lake Counties.]
ARTICLE 2 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
SECTION 1 PURPOSE
The specific purpose of this Corporation is to establish and maintain a
philanthropic and charitable organization dedicated to fund raising for charitable
activities [and to] Encourage and promote human understanding and growth and
enhance the welfare of the human community.
SECTION 2 OBJECTIVES
A. All fund raising events are conceived by the Emperor and Empress with
budgets to be presented to the Board at least one month prior to the event. Any function
that requires a $1000.00 budget shall be presented at least Three months in advance of
the date of the event. In the event budgets are not presented within the limit, the Board
of Directors will be authorized to assume and oversee the budget and planning of the
event, if necessary.
B. In planning an event the total cost shall not exceed 50% of the projected
C. The Budget for Coronation is to be due at the September Board meeting. In
the event the budget isn’t presented within the time limit, the Board of Directors will be
authorized to assume and oversee the budget and the planning of the event.
D. The duties of the Board of Directors is to oversee all financial considerations
and legal obligations of the Corporation. The duties of the elected monarchs (Emperor
and Empress) is to take charge of all ceremonial functions of the organization, and to
implement planning of all fund raising activities and other duties as mentioned in the
ARTICLE 3 MEMBERS (COURT)
SECTION 1 DETERMINATION AND RIGHTS OF MEMBERS
The corporation shall have one class of members only, and the property, voting
and other rights, interests, and privileges of any member shall be equal. No member
shall hold more than one membership in the Corporation. No member shall have
property, voting or other interest in the assets of affairs of this corporation except as
expressly provided in these bylaws.
SECTION 2 QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERS
Any person is qualified to become a member of the corporation, and shall be at least
eighteen (18) years of age or older for general admission with the exception of people
under twenty one (21) shall not be admitted to any function where the legal age is
twenty-one or older. Applicants shall be admitted to membership on making application
in person at regularly scheduled meeting of the Corporation and by payment of first
annual dues as specified in these bylaws.
A. No fee shall be charged for making application for membership in the
B. The annual dues payable to the corporation by each member shall be $20.00.
C. Memberships shall be non assessable and will be from December to
December each year. Interim year memberships are prorated.
SECTION 3 CERTIFICATES OF MEMBERSHIP
The Board of Directors may provide the issuance of certificates showing
membership in the corporation. Each certificate shall have printed on its face in clear
type that the corporation is nonprofit. The form, size and the contents of the certificates
shall be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors. Each certificate shall be
signed by the Treasurer and be stamped with the corporate seal.
A. Holders of a valid membership certificate of membership will receive
discounts at ISCCD functions.
SECTION 4 NUMBER OF MEMBERS
There is no limit on the number of members the corporation may admit.
SECTION 5 MEMBERSHIP BOOK
The corporation shall keep a membership book containing the name and address
of each member, and the status of a membership certificate. Termination of the
membership of any member shall be recorded in the book together with the date of
termination. Such book shall be kept at the corporation principal office and shall be
available for inspection by any Director or member of the corporation during regular
SECTION 6 NON LIABILITY OF MEMBERS
No member of the corporation shall be held personally liable for the debts,
liabilities, or obligations of the corporation.
SECTION 7 NON TRANSFERABILITY OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the corporation is non transferable and non assignable.
SECTION 8 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
The membership of any member of this corporation shall automatically be
terminated under the following conditions.
1. Upon his or her request for termination delivered to the President or Secretary
of the corporation personally, or by registered mail.
2. Upon his or her death.
SECTION 9 SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION FROM MEMBERSHIP
A member of the court may be suspended or expelled for due cause as outlined
in the constitution of the ISCCD. The membership may be terminated only by both the
Emperor and the Empress, with a possible appeal to the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 4 MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS (COURT)
SECTION 1 PLACE OF MEETINGS
Meetings of membership shall be held at the principal office of the Corporation or at
such other place or places within or without of the State of California as may be
designated from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors ..
SECTION 2 ANNUAL AND "REGULAR" MEETINGS
1. Meetings of the membership shall meet annually on the first Wednesday of
February each year at 8:00 PM for the purpose of transaction of such
business as may come before the membership meeting.
2. Regular meetings of members shall be held on the first Wednesday of' each
month at 8:00 PM.
3. If the day fixed for the annual or "Regular” meeting shall fall on a legal
holiday, such meeting shall be held at the same hour and place on the next
succeeding day or as may be declared by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 3 SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
1. Special meetings of the members shall be called by the President, .the
Secretary, any two (2) directors or members holding at least ten (10) percent
of the voting power of the Corporation. Meetings shall be held at such times
and places within or without the State of California as may be designated by
resolution of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, or by membership
votes. If no designation, meeting is to be held at the principal office.
2. A written or printed notice of the time and place of every special meeting shall
be delivered personally or by telegram, or by register U.S. Mail at least 72
hours for delivery shall be that as shown on the books of the Corporation and
shall be deemed delivered at the time it is registered at the U.S. Postal Office,
or delivered to the telegraph' company. Such notice shall be given by the
Secretary of the Corporation or an alternate person as designated by the
President of the Board of Directors, or upon the neglect or refusal of the
person responsible for giving notice, by any member of the Board of Directors
of the Corporation.
SECTION 4 NOTICE OF MEETING
There shall be no requirement or written notice of any annual or regular meeting
as described in section 2 except, that no action shall be taken on any of the following
proposals, unless written or printed notice of the ·general nature of the business or
proposal has been posted for at least 72 hours, in public places frequented by members
of the Corporation.
A. A proposal to sell, lease, convey, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of
all or a substantial amount of the property or assets of the Corporation. If to
hypothecate Corporate Property, such property or assets are assigned to
secure the payment or performance of any contract, note, bond, or obligation
upon the Corporation.
B. Proposal to amend the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws.
C. A proposal to merge or consolidate with another domestic or foreign
D. A Proposal to wind up or dissolve the Corporation.
SECTION 5 WAIVER OF NOTICE AND CONSENT TO HOLD MEETINGS
The transactions of any meeting of members not called in compliance with
Section 3 or Section 4 of Article 4 of these bylaws shall be considered as valid if items A
and B are complied with:
A. A quorum, as hereinafter defined, is present in person.
B. Either before or after the meeting, each and every person entitled to vote but
not present in person signs a written waiver of notice, or consent to the
holding of the meeting. Such waiver or consents shall be filed with the
corporate records and made part of the minutes of the meeting.
SECTION 6 QUORUM FOR MEETINGS
A quorum shall consist of a simple majority consisting of 50% plus one of the
voting members of the corporation.
SECTION 7 VOTING RIGHTS
Each member is entitled to vote, if in compliance with Article 3 section 2 of these
bylaws on each matter submitted to a vote. Voting shall be by voice vote or by secret
ballot if requested by two or more members present.
SECTION 8 FRACTIONAL VOTING
No single membership vote shall be split into fractional votes.
SECTION 9 PROXY VOTING
There shall be no proxy voting allowed. For a member to cast a vote he or she
must be present and all requirements of membership in the Corporation have been met.
SECTION 10 CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
Meetings of the membership shall be presided over by the reigning Emperor
and/or the Empress or in their absence, by the Imperial Crown Prince/Princess, or in his
or her absence, by a chairman chosen by a majority of the voting members present.
The Secretary of the Corporation shall act as Secretary of all meetings of the members
provided that in his or her absence, the presiding officer shall appoint another person to
act as secretary of the meeting. In case of conflict, Roberts Rules of order will be
ARTICLE 5 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1 NUMBER OF DIRECTORS
The corporation shall have at least five (5) and no more than nine (9) Directors
and collectively they shall be known as the Board of Directors.
SECTION 2 POWERS
The Directors shall exercise the powers of the Corporation, controlling its.
property, and conducting its affairs, except as otherwise provided by law.
SECTION 3 DUTIES
It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to:
1. Use collective skills to raise funds for local charitable organizations.
2. Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law,
by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these bylaws.
3. Appoint and Remove, Employ and discharge, and except as otherwise
provided in these bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, of
4. Supervise all officers, agents, and employees of the Corporation and to
assure that their duties are performed properly.
5. Meet at such times and places as required by these bylaws.
6. Register their addresses with the Secretary of the Corporation. The notices of
meetings mailed or telegraphed to them at such addresses shall be valid as
SECTION 5 DEFINITION OF SEATING OF THE BOARD
A. Two seats .shall be occupied by the current Emperor and Empress.
B. Two seats shall be offered to the recent past Emperor and Empress with the
exception of the Emperor and or the Empress who has resigned, removed or
rejected the seat, cannot. petition the Board to retain the seat at a future date.
C. Five (5) seats to be elected by the membership.
SECTION 6 PLACE OF MEETINGS
Regular meeting of Directors shall be held on the second Monday of each month
at 8:00 PM. if such day falls on a legal Holiday, then the regular meeting shall be held at
the same hour and place on the next succeeding day, or as declared by the Board of
Directors. At the annual meeting of the Directors in the month of February, the President
of the Board and offices shall-be elected for the next year.
SECTION 7 SPECIAL MEETINGS
Special meetings of the board of Directors may be called by the President, or if
he or she is absent or is unable or refuses to act, by the Vice President, or by any two
(2) Directors, and such meeting shall be held at the place, within or without the State of
California, designated by the person or persons calling the meeting. In the absence of
such designation, at the principal office of the corporation.
SECTION 8 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon three days notice by first class mail or
forty eight (48) hour notice served personally by telephone or telegraph.
SECTION 9 CONTENTS OF NOTICE
Special meeting shall specify the place, day and hour of the meeting and the
general nature of the business to be transacted.
SECTION 10 WAIVER OF NOTICE AND CONSENT TO HOLD MEETINGS
The transactions of any meeting of the Board, however called or wherever held
are as valid as though the meeting had been duly held after proper cal! and notice.
Provided that either before or after the meeting each and every director not present
signs a waiver of notice, consenting to hold the meeting, or an approval of the minutes
thereof. All such waivers, consents or approvals shall be filed with the Corporate
records or made a part of the minutes of the meeting.
SECTION 11 QUORUM FOR MEETINGS
A quorum shall consist of his simple majority of the Board of Directors as
otherwise provided in these bylaws or in the Articles of Incorporation, or by law. No
business shall be considered by the Board of Directors at any meetings at which a
quorum as herein defined is not achieved.
SECTION 12 MAJORITY ACTION AS BOARD ACTION
Every act approved or decision made by a majority of the Directors present at a
meeting duly held at which a quorum is achieved is the act of the Board of Directors
unless the law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these bylaws require a greater number
SECTION 13 CONDUCT OF THE MEETINGS
Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be presided over by the President or in
his or her absence, by the Vice President, or in both absences, by a chairman chosen
by a majority of the Directors present. In the absence of the Secretary, another member
of the board will by appointed to act as secretary. All votes will be by voice vote except
when two or more members request a secret ballot. Roberts rules of order will be
enforced in the case of conflict.
SECTION 14 ACTION BY UNANIMOUS WRITTEN CONSENT WITHOUT MEETING.
Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors under any
provision of law may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board shall
individually or collectively consent in writing to such action. Such written consent (s)
shall be filled with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written
consent shall have the same force and effect as the unanimous vote of the directors.
Any certificate or other document filed under any provision of law which relates to action
of the Board of Directors without a meeting, and that the Articles of Incorporation and
bylaws authorize the Directors to act, and such statements shall be Prima Facie
evidence of such authority.
SECTION 15 VACANCIES AND APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD
Vacancies on the Board of Directors shall exist:
1. upon the death or resignation of any director.
2. whenever the number of authorized directors increased or not filled, the
Board of Directors may declare vacant the office of a Director:
a. if the director is declared of unsound mind by an order of the court
b. if within sixty (60) days after notice of the directors’ election, they do not
accept the office either in writing or by attending a meeting of the Board of
c. if at any time in the future a member is three months behind in dues they
shall be put on probation and lose all court privileges and benefits. If dues
are not brought current by the fourth month, they shall be removed from
the membership roll.
3. vacancies caused by death or resignation of a Director, or by amendment of
these bylaws increasing the number of authorized directors shall be filled by a
majority of the remaining directors by secret ballot. A person· elected to fill a
vacancy as provided in this action shall hold office until the next annual
election of the Board of Directors or until his or her death or resignation form
ARTICLE 6 OFFICERS
SECTION 1 NUMBER OF OFFICERS
Officers of the Corporation shall be:
2. Vice President·
There may be more than one Vice President, assistant Secretary, assistant
Treasurer, or other such officers. One person may hold two or more offices except for
the President and the Secretary. All officers mentioned above must be a member of the
Board of Directors.
SECTION 2 QUALIFICATIONS, ELECTION, AND YERM·S OF OFFICE
Any director may serve as an officer of this corporation, and shall hold office until
he or she resigns, removed, or is otherwise disqualified to serve, or until a successor
shall be elected.
SECTION 3 SUBORDINATE OFFICERS
The Board of Directors may appoint such officer or agents as it may deem
desirable, and such officers shall serve terms, have authority, and perform duties as
may be prescribed form time to time by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 4 REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION
Any officer may be removed, either with or without cause, by the Board of
Directors, at any time. Any officer may resign by giving written notice to the Board of
Directors, the President or the Secretary of the Corporation. Any such resignation shall
take effect at the date of receipt of notice or at a later date as specified therein. The
above provisions of this section shall be superseded by any conflicting terms related to
the Employment of any officer of the Corporation.
SECTION 5 VACANCIES
Any vacancy caused by death, resignation, removal, disqualification of any
elected officer shall be filled by the Board of Directors. In the event of vacancy in any
office other than the President, the vacancy shall be filled temporarily by an
appointment by the President until such time as the Board of Directors shall fill the
vacancy. Vacancies may or may not be filled as the Board of Directors shall determine.
SECTION 6 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT
The following shall be the duties of the President of the Board of Directors:
1. Shall be the Chief Executive officer of the Corporation and shall be subject to
the control of the Board of Directors.
2. Supervise and control the affairs of the Corporation.
3. Perform all duties as may be required by law, the Articles of Incorporation of
this corporation, or these bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to
time by the board of Directors.
4. Shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and if applicable attend
regular meetings of the membership of the Corporation in the absence of the
reigning monarchs (both).
5. Except as otherwise expressly provided bylaw, by the Articles of
Incorporation, or by these bylaws, shall in the name of the corporation,
execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other
instruments which may form time to time by authorized by the Board of
SECTION 7 DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
The duties of the Vice President shall be to assume the duties of the President in
SECTION 8 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
The following shall be the duties of the Secretary of the Corporation:
1. Certify and keep at the principal office of the Corporation the original, or copy
of theses bylaws as amended or other wise altered to date.
2. Keep at the principal office of the Corporation or other such place as the
board may determine a book of the minutes of all meetings of the board of
directors, recording therein whether regular or special meeting, and if special
how called, how the members were notified along with the names of those
present and the proceedings thereof.
3. See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these
bylaws or as required by law.
4. Be custodian of these records and of the seal of the corporation and see that
the seal is affixed to all duly executed documents. The execution of which on
behalf of the corporation under its seal is authorized by law or these bylaws.
5. Keep at the principal office of the corporation a membership book containing
the names, address of each member, and if any membership has been
terminated along with the date of termination.
6. Exhibit at all reasonable times to any Director of the Corporation, or to their
agent or attorney, on request thereof, the Bylaws, the membership book and
the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Directors.
7. In general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other
duties as may be required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, these bylaws,
or which may be assigned to them from time to time by the Board of Directors
or the President.
SECTION 9 DUTIES OF TREASURER
The following shall be the duties of the Treasurer of the Corporation subject to
the provisions of Article 6 of these bylaws:
1. Have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds arid securities of
the corporation, and deposit all funds in the name of the corporation such
banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the
Board of Directors. He or she shall receive and give receipt for Monies due
and payable to the corporation from any source.
2. Disburse or cause to be disbursed the funds of the Corporation as may be
directed by the Board of Directors taking proper vouchers for such
3. Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the corporation
properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets,
liabilities, receipt, disbursements, gains, and losses.
4. Exhibit at all times the books or account and financial record to any director or
to their agents or lawyer where appropriate to the request thereof.
5. Render to the President and Directors whenever requested, an accounting of
any or all of their requested and accounting of any or all of their transaction as
Treasurer, and of the financial condition of the corporation.
6. Cause or cause to be prepared and certify the financial statements to be in
closed in any required reports.
7. In general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such
other duties as may be required by law, the Articles of Incorporation or by
these bylaws, or by duties that may be assigned to them by the Board of
Directors or the President.
ARTICLE 7 EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS, DEPOSITS AND FUNDS
SECTION 1 EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS
The board of Directors, except as otherwise provided in these bylaws, may
authorize any officer or agents of the corporation to enter into or execute any contract
and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation. Such
authority may be generally confined to specific instances, unless so authorized, to .bind
the Corporation for any purpose, for any monetary amount.
SECTlON 2 CHECKS AND NOTES
Except as otherwise specifically determined by resolution of the board of
Directors, or as otherwise required by law, checks, drafts, promissory notes, orders for
the payments of money, and other evidence of indebtedness of the corporation shall be
signed by two (2) of the following officers:
1. Vice President
4. Or designated other board of director if the above are not available.
SECTION 3 DEPOSITS
All funds of the Corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of
the Corporation in such Banks, Trust companies or other depositories as the Board of
Directors may select.
SECTION 4 GIFTS
The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the Corporation any contribution,
gift, request, or devise for the general purposes of the corporation.
ARTICLE 8 CORPORATE RECORDS AND SEAL
SECTION 1 MINUTES OF MEETINGS
The corporation shall keep at its principal office, or at such place as the Board of
Directors may order, a book of all minutes of all meetings of directors and of all
meetings of members, if any, with the time and place, whether regular or special, and if
special, how called, the proceedings thereof.
SECTION 2 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
The corporation shall keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of its
properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities,
receipts, .disbursements, gains and losses.
SECTION 3 INSPECTION BY DIRECTORS
Every Director shall have absolute right at any reasonable time to inspect all
books, records, documents of any kind, and the physical properties of the Corporation.
SECTION 4 CORPORATE SEAL
The Board of Directors may adopt, use and at will alter a Corporate seal. Such
seal shall be affixed to all corporate instruments. Failure to affix SHALL NOT affect the
validity of any instrument.
SECTiON 5 FISCAL YEAR OF THE CORPORATiON
The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin on the first day of February and end
on the thirtieth day of January in each year. If such day falls on a weekend or holiday it
shall be moved to the next working business day.
ARTICLE 9 BYLAWS
SECTION 1 AMENDMENT
Subject to any provisions of law applicable to the amendment of bylaws of
nonprofit corporation, these bylaws, may be altered, amended or replaced and new
bylaws adopted as follows:
A. Subject to the power of members, if any, to change or repeal them by a vote
of two thirds (2/3) of the directorship; provided that notice of such meeting
and of the intention to change the bylaws thereat is given as provided in
written consent of all directors without a meeting as provided in Article 4
section 15 of these bylaws, provided, bylaw fixing or changing the number of
directors of the corporation may not be adopted" amended or replaced, or
repealed except as provided in paragraph (B) of this section.
B. By the written consent of majority of the members entitled to vote at a
meeting of members called for the purpose of changing the bylaws.
ARTICLE 10 AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES
SECTION 1 AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES BEFORE ADMISSION OF MEMBERS
Before any members, other than the incorporators, have been admitted to the
corporation, any amendment of the Articles of Incorporation may be adopted by writing
signed by two thirds (2/3) of the number of voting members representing a quorum of
ARTICLE 11 CORPORATE PROFITS AND ASSETS
SECTION 1 PROHIBITION AGAINST SHARING CORPORATE PROFITS AND
No member, director, officer, employee, or any other person connected with this
corporation, or any private individual" shall receive at any time any of the net earnings,
or pecuniary profit from the operations of the corporation provided. However, this
provision shall not prevent payment to any such person or reasonable compensation for
services performed for the Corporation effecting any of the purposes as shall be fixed
by resolution of the Board of Directors. No such person or persons shall be entitled to
share in the distribution of and shall not receive any of the corporate assets on
dissolution or winding of the affairs of the corporation whether voluntary or involuntary.
The assets of the corporation after all debts have been satisfied, then the remaining
assets in the hands of the Board of Directors shall be· distributed as required by the
Articles of Incorporation and not otherwise.
ARTICLE 12 VOTING ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CROWNED
SECTION 1 VOTING ELIGIBILITY
A. Voting for the Emperor and Empress shall be opened to all citizens of the
Imperial Sovereign court of the Czaristic Dynasty of legal voting age of
B. Voting for the Board of Directors shall be limited to the dues· paid court
members of the ISCCD. In order for a member to be able to vote one· must
have been an active dues paid court member for three (3) months prior to the
SECTION 2 PLACE OF VOTING
Place of voting shall be located within the counties of the ISCCD. The number of
polling places, date and time of their location shall be determined by the Board of
SECTION 3 PROCEDURE FOR CASTING VOTES
A. A registry book shall be maintained at the polling place. A valid form of
identification in the form of a State Drivers License, State ID, Passport shall
be required to determine citizenship of the ISCCD.
B. A signature along with the type of ID and number shall be entered into the
registry book in order for a vote to be cast.
C. A current dues paid court members list shall be kept at each polling place and
the member shall sign next to their name when their vote for the Board of
Directors is cast.
SECTION 4 RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to have qualified officials
at each polling place.
B. No candidate for any office of the ISCCD shall be allowed within 150 feet of
any polling place during voting except to cast their own vote.
C. There shall be no active or inactive campaigning taking place within 150 feet
of any polling place.
SECTION 5 BALLOTS AND MISS ELECTIONS
A. Ballots shall be developed by the Secretary of the Corporation and shall be a
separate color for the Board of Directors, Emperor and Empress, and shall be
B. In the event that the number of votes do not match the voters, a miss election
will be called and a new date set by the Board of Directors.
C. A voided vote shall have void written across the ballot and placed in the
voting box with the election official’s signature on it.
D. .There shall be NO ABSENTEE votes cast in either the election for the Board
of Directors or Emperor and Empress.
SECTION 6 ELECTION OFFICIALS
All votes shall be placed in a sealed container with the election officials signing
the seal to establish a secure noting. Only those individuals who are responsible for
counting votes shall be able to break the seal. Any broken seal prior to this shall
establish a miss election with all votes destroyed and a new date set by the Board of
SECTION 7 PRESIDENTS VOTE
A. The President of the Board shall have their vote sealed in a separate
envelope with the seal signed to endure security. Their vote shall be opened
and counted ONLY IN THE EVENT OF A TIE VOTE. The President shall
place three (3) envelopes that are sealed into the ballot box. One for
Emperor, Empress, and the Board of Directors. If there is no tie than the
President’s votes shall be destroyed.
B. Any person running for office must be elected by a 51% majority, or by a
majority of the votes cast. This would include the President’s votes in the
event of a tie.
SECTION 8 ACCOUNTABILITY OF ELECTION
A. A qualified book keeper or CPA shall be secured by the Board of Directors to
count votes in the event that there is more than one (1) candidate for any
B. There may be present three (3) members from the community of the ISCCD
who are not members of the ISCCD to observe the counting of votes.
SECTION 9 SEALED ENVELOPE
The sealed envelope with the election results shall be delivered to the president
of the corporation at the beginning of Coronation.
SECTION 10 ELECTION RESULTS
The tabulations of the elections shall be available for the candidates to view
following a written notice to the Board of Directors within thirty days of the Coronation.
After thirty days the ballots shall be destroyed by the Secretary of the Corporation and
the registry and voting tally shall remain as part of the permanent records of the ISCCD.
SECTION 11 APPLICATIONS
Application for the positions of Emperor and Empress and the Board of Directors
must be available by the last day of October. The application fee for the position of
Emperor an Empress shall be set down by the College of Monarchs and the Board of
Directors. The Board of Directors will set down the application fee for the candidate of
the Board position. These fees will be assessed by the Board from year to year. The
application shall be received by the Secretary or Treasurer of the Corporation prior to
the Court meeting in December. Applicants for the Board of Directors shall turn in a
letter of intent along with their fee.
SECTION 12 REVIEW BOARD
Review Board for the Emperor and Empress candidates shall take place after the
court meeting in the month of December, with candidates’ night following within two (2)
weeks or review board. NO CAMPAIGNING shall take place prior to candidate’s night.
Any campaigning prior can result in the stripping of candidacy at the discretion of the
review board. The review board will consist of the College of Monarchs and the Board of
ARTICLE 13 IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS
SECTION 1 IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS
The Board of Directors, or 3/4 of the current dues paid members of the empire
may impeach any officer of the empire and the Board of Directors must hear the Articles
of Impeachment within 30 days.
ARTICLE 14 DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS
SECTION 1 AMOUNT OF FUNDS. " .
The reigning Emperor and Empress or their designee shall determine the
amount, the method and to which organization that will receive funds, after it has been
presented and approved by the Board of Directors. They must see that the organization
has their non profit exempt status as determined under the 501 (c) (3) code of the IRS.
SECTION 2 MINIMUM BALANCE
Two hundred (200.00) dollars shall be included in the coronation budget for the
new reign to start their year. All other funds minus the operation cost of the ISCCD shall
be announced at investitures held two weeks after Coronation.
A minimum balance must be maintained in the account of three hundred (300.00)
dollars. Only in Emergency situations as determined by the Board of Directors can the
balance drop below the minimum amount.
SECTION 3 DISTRIBUTION
Funds shall be distributed in a timely fashion to the organizations as funds
become available. There should be no more than (1) month delay in the distribution of