Minutes of the First Meeting of
the Board of Directors of
THE BETTER COMMUNICATION FORUM, INC.
an Indiana nonprofit corporation
The First Meeting of the Board of Directors of THE BETTER COMMUNICATION FORUM, INC., an Indiana nonprofit corporation, was held at the office of the Corporation at 8791 E. Wesley Lane, North Webster, IN, at 8 o’clock a.m., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Ben Ashpole was present in person and Brandy Coomer and Mitesh Mehta the other two Directors of the Corporation were present by telephone and by their presence waived notice of the time, place and purpose of the Meeting and any kind and all objections to the manner in which it was called or convened.
Ben Ashpole acted as Chairman of the Meeting and Brandy Coomer acted as Secretary of the Meeting.
The Chairman stated that the first order of business was to accept the Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Secretary of State of Indiana and the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation. Upon motion duly made and seconded the Board accepted the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation.
The Chairman then referred to the following four documents prepared for the Corporation by its attorney, Arthur Warady:
Mission Statement of The Better Communication Forum, Inc.
Bylaws of The Better Communication Forum, Inc.
Code of Ethics of The Better Communication Forum, Inc.
Conflict of Interest Policy of The Better Communication Forum, Inc.
Following full and complete discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the Corporation’s Mission Statement, Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Policy were unanimously adopted.
The Chairman stated that the next order of business was the election of officers. The Chairman proposed the following slate:
Chairman & President – Ben Ashpole
Treasurer – Ben Ashpole
Secretary – Brandy Coomer
Following full and complete discussion on nominations duly made and seconded, the individuals proposed by the Chairman were unanimously elected to the offices set opposite their names in the above list.
The Chairman then stated that since the Corporation was organized to be tax exempt pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), the next order of business was to authorize the officers of the Corporation working with the Corporation’s attorney, to apply to IRS for tax exemption for the Corporation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
“RESOLVED, that the officers of the Corporation be and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to file an application with the Internal Revenue Service for approval of the Corporation as an exempt organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and contributions to which are deductible for Federal tax purposes; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers of the corporation be and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to do all things and to sign all documents and instruments appropriate or necessary to effectuate the intent of these Resolutions.”
There being no further business, the Meeting was adjourned.
Brandy Coomer, Secretary