Organizational Structure for RCTPP

Please take the time to review the proposed Organizational Structure for the local Tea Party.  

We will be discussing this structure and your suggestions and the next meeting.  (20 Aug 2013)

 

Organizational Structure for RCTPP
Article I – Name of Organization 

  • The name of the organization will be Rowan County TEA Party Patriots, hereinafter referred to as RCTPP.

Article II – Mission Statement

  • Our focus is to engage the people of Rowan County with politics at every level. Our concerns include the growth of government, excessive regulations, taxing, and spending. We want liberty, the liberty that was given to us by God and protected by the state and federal Constitutions. We will work toward the limited representational republican government that is based on the rule of law and the rights of the individual that the United States founders envisioned. We will work to influence elections by supporting the most liberty supporting candidates through grassroots networking efforts. Once elected, government officials will be monitored closely to ensure continued adherence to these liberty principles.

Article III – Scope of Activities 

  • Using an Action Team oriented structure, Elected Leadership and an Advisory Board; RCTPP’s activities primarily revolve around accomplishing our stated mission.

Article IV – Leadership, Advisory Board

  • Leadership shall consist of an elected Chairman and Secretary. They will hold office for two years and new elections will be held at the February monthly social/meeting (Biannual starting February 2015). Recall of the elected leadership will come with a Super Majority vote (70%) of RCTPP voting members at any monthly social/meeting.

  • Leadership will appoint Action Team leadership to RCTPP’s Action Teams.

  • Action Team Leadership, and members of their team, will provide action items for the organization and set agenda for the bi-monthly Leadership Team meetings and quarterly Advisory Board meeting.

  • If any Action Team Leader leaves “office” in the middle of the term, the remaining Action Team Leaders shall suggest candidates for the vacated position.

  • Any Action Team Leader may be removed by consensus of the Leadership. Action Teams include: 1. Planning & Development, 2. Neighborhood Networking, 3. Research, 4. County/School, 5. Events/Liaison, 6. City

  • The Leadership will vote on expenditures over $200.00

  • Select, define, control, promote, report progress and complete Action Team projects

  • Changes to this Organizational Structure will come with a Super Majority vote (70%) of RCTPP voting members

Article V – Advisory Board

  • An Advisory Board will provide advice to RCTPP leadership (Made up of Action Team Leaders (voting), one from each team, and the Treasurer (non-voting) and one At-Large Member (voting), who facilitates the meetings – To Be Decided by a 50%+1 vote by the Leadership Team). Leadership will appoint Advisory board members.

  • The Advisory Board will set priorities for long and short term objectives based upon RCTPP’s mission statement

Article VI – Treasurer

  • Maintain all reports, statements and other required documents

  • Collect, expend, and keep account of all the moneys received and spent by the group

  • Collect and deposit funds in the name of the organization

  • Prepare and present a financial report at the Advisory Board meetings

Article VII – Meetings

  • Leadership will meet once every other (odd) month on the 1st Tuesday.

  • The Advisory Board will meet once a quarter on the 2nd Tuesday of Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct. An Advisory Board meeting may also be called by the Leadership between regular meetings when needed.

  • A monthly social/meeting, open to all, will take place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Article VII – Membership

  • Membership will consist of voting (paid membership) and non-voting (form membership) members. Voting membership can be revoked by the leadership for disrupting meetings or the RCTPP mission.   

 
RCTPP’s Action Teams:
Planning & Development Action Team
The Planning and Development Team takes care of the group’s communications (marketing, PR, image, etc.), finances (fundraising and PAC treasurer responsibilities) and administrative tasks (bi-weekly e-mail distribution, website and media page administration, membership, monthly meeting coordination, team support and volunteer recruitment). 

Neighborhood Networking Action Team
The Neighborhood Networking Team will focus on the local elections and influencing the vote in Rowan County. We will work to organize volunteers to pass out candidate endorsement lists in targeted neighborhoods pre-election and at the polling places during early voting, as well as on Election Day in both the autumn Primary and General Election.

Research Action Team
The Research Team will focus on finding/ vetting candidates and organizing the process of RCTPP’s endorsements. We will also look for ways to educate people in the community and our members on issues that we face by posting articles on media for people to access.

County/School Board Action Team
The County/School Board Team will work to keep up with issues that are facing the BoCC and BoE. They will attend meetings, organize and encourage speakers from the floor and writing campaigns. They will correspond with our elected officials and encourage conservative voting patterns and limiting the growth of government. They will work to keep our members up to date on County and School Board business. 

Events/Liaison Action Team
The Events/Liaison Team works to host an annual Toys for Tots, as well as other large events, they set up a RCTPP informational booth at community functions and help facilitate RCTPP’s fundraisers, if needed. They help secure speakers when necessary. They work in tandem with other Liberty groups, when appropriate, and strive to keep lines of communication open. 

City Action Team
The City Team will work to keep up with issues that are facing the Rowan County municipalities.  They will attend meetings, organize and encourage speakers from the floor and writing campaigns. They will correspond with our elected officials and encourage conservative voting patterns and limiting the growth of government. They will share information with each other. They will work to keep our members up to date on municipality’s business dealings.  

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