Registrations are now being accepted for EdCamp 2013!
Don't miss your opportunity for middle and high school students (at least 10 years old and in 5th through 12th grade in the 2012-2013 school year) to attend a week-long camp with workshops and clinics led by professional performers and
EMTC won two NEPTA Awards at the 2013 awards ceremony held on April 13th.
“Tales of Dark Imagination III,” written and directed by David Schmidt, won an award for Best Original Production.
In addition, Reese Allen won the “Best Child Actress” award for her role
The NEPTA Nominations are out! EMTC is nominated for the following awards:
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) - Art Donato, Dean Hutchins, Marty Courtney.
EMTC presents another great audience participation murder mystery dinner theatre event - two great performances at two great locations.
This Corporation shall be named, known, and styled as designated in its charter, "THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS THEATRE COMPANY, INCORPORATED", but alternatively shall be referred to as "THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS THEATRE COMPANY", "EMTC", or "Corporation".
The home office of the Corporation shall be located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Membership classifications and fees shall be determined by the Board of Directors by a simple majority vote. No person shall be excluded from membership on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, or sexual orientation.
Regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors shall be scheduled yearly at the first meeting of the new fiscal year and will be duly publicized.
Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at the request of two Board members with no less than seventy-two hours notice. In the event of an emergency when seventy-two hours is not feasible, the Vice-Chair and Secretary will be empowered to poll the Board for the decision.
A general membership meeting of the Corporation shall be held annually during the month of April on a date and at a time and place to be fixed by the Board of Directors.
Notification of all meetings of the Corporation shall be by either written notice to each member in good standing or by publication in a public newspaper at least ten days before the day fixed. In case of a special meeting, said notice shall include the reason(s) for such a meeting.
At least fifty-one percent of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business unless otherwise specifically provided for in these bylaws. A simple majority vote shall be sufficient to transact any item of business except as may otherwise be provided in these bylaws.
Any EMTC member present who is eighteen years or older shall be entitled to vote, and the vote of each member shall be of equal weight. No more than 2 votes shall be allowed per family membership and only the representative member of a corporation, business, civic organization or affiliate shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Corporation.
Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Corporation shall be distributed to the Board of Directors within thirty days following said meeting and shall be available to the membership upon request.
There shall be a Board of Directors composed of at least five and no more than fifteen persons who shall be members of the EMTC.
At the Annual Meeting of the Corporation, a Nominating Committee composed of at least three members shall present a list of nominees for Board vacancies some of whom shall be designated as nominees for Officer positions.
The names of additional eligible nominees may be made from the floor under the appropriate item of business during the Annual Meeting. The membership shall then proceed to vote.
The elected Directors shall be divided into three divisions, one division of which shall be elected at the Annual Meeting each year for a three year term. The term of office shall begin at the start of the new fiscal year. Should a vacancy on the Board of Directors occur during the course of the year between Annual Meetings, the Board shall elect a member to fill any unexpired portion of the term of office of the Director creating the vacancy. Initial Board members within the three divisions shall be divided into one year, two year, and three year term Board members; there after, elected members shall serve a three year term.
In addition to the inherent powers and the powers granted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors shall have the following powers:
The members of the Board of Directors shall remain informed of all facets of the EMTC.
A Board member shall not be personally liable for monetary damages for any action taken, or any failure to take action, unless (i) the Board member has breached or failed to perform the duties of his/her office under subchapter 57 of the Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation Law and, (ii) the breach or failure to perform constitutes self-dealing, willful misconduct, or recklessness. The provisions of this section shall not apply to (i) the responsibility or liability of a Board member pursuant to local, state, or federal law. Any repeal or modification of this section shall be prospective only, and shall not affect to the detriment of any Board member, any limitation on the personal liability of a Board member of the Corporation existing at the time of such repeal or modification.
There shall be a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall serve for a term of one year. They shall be elected at the Annual Meeting, and shall serve for a term of one year to begin April first. These Officers shall form the Executive Committee.
Duties of the Officers:
The Chairman and Treasurer shall be required by the Board to be bonded and others as deemed necessary by the Board.
The Board of Directors has the power to appoint any Ad Hoc position as deemed necessary.
There shall be the following Standing Committees:
Other committees may be named by the Board as deemed advisable or necessary.
There shall be an Executive Committee composed of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer of the EMTC to conduct any necessary business between the meetings of the Board and set the agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Corporation. A majority of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.
Duties of Standing Committees:
The Board of Directors has the power to create a permanent trust fund in case of need.
The fiscal year shall run April 1 to March 31 and an annual external audit or review of the finances of the Corporation shall be completed as soon as possible after this date.
The rules contained in "Robert's Rules of Order" shall govern the procedure of the EMTC in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the current bylaws of the EMTC.
All amendments shall be made by a majority of members present and voting at the Annual Meeting or a special meeting of the EMTC membership. Amendments to the bylaws require advance notice of the proposed amendment in accordance with Article 4, Section 4 of these bylaws. The bylaws of the EMTC shall be reviewed and/or revised every three years by a committee of no less than three Board members to be appointed by the Chairman.
The Corporation shall indemnify its Board members and Officers to the fullest extent permitted by Pennsylvania statutory or decisional law, as amended or interpreted, including the advancement of related expenses, upon a determination by the Board or independent legal counsel appointed by the Board (who may be regular counsel for the Corporation) made in accordance with applicable statutory standards; provided, however, that such indemnification shall be only to the extent permitted of organizations which are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
First created June 9, 1999
Revised March 28, 2006