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NAMI ALASKA Bylaws
Adopted February 1985
Amended February, 1996; May, 1998; and March, 2003


PREAMBLE

The name of the statewide organization is NAMI Alaska, Inc. The mission of NAMI Alaska is to eradicate the stigma of mental illnesses and to improve the quality of life of people who are now or may in the future be affected by these diseases. For the purposes of these bylaws, the term mental illness shall include, but not be limited to, disorders falling within the definition of adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance as defined by the U.S. Public Health Service, Center for Mental Health Services.


Article I ~ Role of NAMI Alaska

Section 1.  NAMI Alaska will accomplish its mission through the following:

  • a.  Serve as the State Organization of NAMI. Inc. in and for the State of Alaska;
  • b.  Implement the direction of NAMI on a statewide basis, report on Affiliate and state issues to NAMI and report on national and state issues to Affiliates;
  • c.  Develop and annually review a NAMI Alaska plan that reflects the needs of people affected by a mental illness in Alaska;
  • d.  Develop statewide positions on issues based on a consensus of Affiliates;
  • e.  Promote, support, and assist in the formation and strengthening of local Affiliates as they carry out the mission of NAMI Alaska at the local level;
  • f.  Encourage members to participate in mental health planning, budgeting, and decision making processes, monitor programs and advocate for legislation, institutional policies, and rules and regulations affecting persons with a mental illness and families;
  • g.  Establish and maintain liaison with other mental health advocacy groups and mental health organizations in the state, in other states and nationally;
  • h.  Monitor, with the assistance of local affiliates, existing mental health care facilities, staff, programs, and standards for adequacy and accountability, and culturally competent services;
  • i.  Promote the hiring of quality mental health service providers and encourage continuing education and training;
  • j.  Help eliminate stigma about mental illness through public education;
  • k.  Advocate for quality individualized treatment in institutional and non-institutional care for persons with a mental illness;
  • l.  Advocate for prevention and early intervention programs where research indicates that these are effective;
  • m.  Promote community, state, and federal support programs, including supportive living arrangements linked with social, vocational rehabilitation and employment programs for persons with a mental illness;
  • n.  Advocate for increased private and public funding for mental health services, care and treatment, residential, and research programs;
  • o.  Promote and protect the rights of people with a mental illness and their families. Encourage inclusion of persons with a mental illness and their family members in decision-making in the mental health system and in their care and treatment;
  • p.  Provide assistance, information, and referral to mental health services for personswith a mental illness and their;
  • q.  Engage in other related activities as permitted by law and which are consistent with the provisions of these bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation;
  • r.  Solicit and receive funds in support of the above.

Section 2.  NAMI Alaska is formed to provide education, support, and advocacy services as described in Section 1 and will not provide other types of mental health services.


Article II ~ MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1.  General - Membership shall consist of three categories:

  • a.  Individual / Family Members (I/FM);
  • b.  Local Affiliates (Affiliate); and
  • c.  Associate members (Associates).

Section 2.  Voting Members The following categories shall be voting members as provided below:

  • a.  I/FMs; and
  • b.  Affiliates.

Section 3.   Individual / Family membership (I/FM)

  • a. I/FM definition — I/FMs are a family or one or more persons who accepts the mission of NAMI and NAMI Alaska, have paid the annual dues to an Affiliate, and for whom annual dues shall have been paid by their respective Affiliate to NAMI Alaska and NAMI.
  • b. Family definition — For the definition of I/FM, a family is a person living with a mental illness, theirfamily member(s) or friendsof persons with a mental illness. NAMI Alaska recognizes the I/FM as one person with one dues and one vote. An I/FM may be either a single person or an entire family. If there is one name on the membership roster, NAMI Alaska considers that person to be an I/FM; if a couple or family is on the membership roster, the family unit is an I/FM for NAMI Alaska purposes.
  • c.  Voting Rights    --  I/FMs in good standing, who are at least 18 years of age, shall be the voting members of Affiliates, nominate and elect the members of the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors and adopt and amend the Bylaws of NAMI Alaska, and may otherwise be voting members of NAMI Alaska as determined by the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors. An I/FM may support and work within several Affiliates but shall be a voting member of only one Affiliate for NAMI Alaska purposes.
  • d. Good Standing – Good standing for voting purposes shall be determined from the current membership rosters of I/FMs who have paid their dues. For voting in the NAMI ALASKA annual membership meeting the current year rosters on file in the NAMI ALASKA office on sixty days prior to the date set by NAMI will be used. For other elections, the roster will be used that is on file in the NAMI Alaska office 60 days prior to the mailing of voting materials.

Section 4.    Affiliates

  • a. Definition - Affiliates are groups of five or more I/FMs in good standing whose Affiliate membership application and bylaws have been approved by both NAMI Alaska and NAMI.
  • b. Voting Rights - Affiliates in good standing may be a voting member in any NAMI Alaska matter as determined by the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors, except for the nomination and election of the members of the Board of Directors and the adoption and amendment of the Bylaws of NAMI Alaska.
  • c. Good Standing – An Affiliate in good standing is one that meets the definition above, has submitted a membership roster with a named principal officer and dues within the last 12 months, and has filed a copy of their current bylaws with NAMI Alaska. An Affiliate ceases to be in good standing when its I/FM membership is less than five (5) or when its mission and purpose no longer conforms to NAMI Bylaws.Upon a 2/3 vote of the NAMI Alaska Board, an affiliate that is found not in good standing will be notified by certified letter and must reapply for affiliate status. Good standing for voting in NAMI Alaska elections shall be determined from the current membership roster of I/FMs who have paid their dues. For voting in the NAMI Alaska annual membership meeting the current year roster on file in the NAMI Alaska office by the date set by the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors will be used. For other actions regarding membership approvalthe roster that is on file on the NAMI Alaska office 30 days prior to the mailing of voting materials will be used.
  • d. I/FM Membership in Communities without an Affiliate - I/FMs in communities without an Affiliate may join an established Affiliate of their choice, or they will be members of the nearest Affiliate — based on normal travel modes and routes.
  • e. Name and Logo - All Affiliates shall include in their names the words “NAMI.” Each Affiliate shall acknowledge that NAMI controls the use of the name, acronym, and logo of NAMI, and their uses shall be in accordance with NAMI policy. Upon termination of affiliation with NAMI, the uses of these names, acronyms, and logo by the Affiliate member shall cease.
  • f. New Affiliate Applications for Membership
    • 1) The application process : The proposed Affiliate shall submit a copy of the Affiliate Bylaws along with a resolution signed by at least five I/FMs to the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors that requests recognition as an NAMI Alaska Affiliate and states that they support the NAMI and NAMI Alaska mission and role statements.
    • 2)  The approval process: The NAMI Board of Directors approves new Affiliates. The application and proposed Affiliate Bylaws must be reviewed by NAMI Alaska for conformance with the NAMI Alaska Bylaws, and the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors may approve endorsement to NAMI by a majority vote. If NAMI Alaska fails or refuses to endorse an application within 60 days from receipt by NAMI Alaska, the applicant may appeal this action, according to the mediation of disputes process in Article X of these bylaws.
  • g. Affiliation with NAMI Alaska - All Affiliates within Alaska shall be a member of NAMI Alaska.
  • h. Affiliate Role - The role of the Affiliate in carrying out the NAMI Alaska mission is to:
    • 1)  Implement the direction of NAMI Alaska and NAMI at the community level;
    • 2)  Engage in grass roots advocacy on local, state, and federal issues in coordination with NAMI Alaska;
    • 3)  Organize support groups and educational activities;
    • 4)  Provide information and referral services;
    • 5)  Conduct information and educational activities for the community;
    • 6)  Encourage members to serve on state and local mental health committees and boards;
    • 7)  Network and coordinate with other community groups on common issues;
    • 8)  Encourage development of coalitions with local groups and work with area legislators;
    • 9)  Monitor the local and regional services for people with a mental illness and promote improvement and expansion of services;
    • 10) Report on local issues and needs to NAMI Alaska.
  • i. Bylaws - In addition to meeting the requirements of Alaska laws, the bylaws of each Affiliate shall as a minimum contain provisions relating to the following subject matters:
    • 1) Mission statement - A mission statement consistent with the NAMI and NAMI Alaska mission statements.
    • 2) Role statement - A role statement that sets forth the means the Affiliate will use to accomplish its mission, and that as a minimum includes the elements in Article I Section 4. h. above.
    • 3)  Meetings - Provide for at least four meetings per year. These meetings may be education, support, board meetings, and/or membership meetings.
    • 4) Membership - All I/FMs shall be members of NAMI Alaska and NAMI. Membership definitions shall be consistent with NAMI Alaska's.
    • 5) Voting Members - I/FMs are the voting members of Affiliates.
    • 6) Dues   - The Bylaws of each Affiliate shall prescribe the method of determining dues to be paid by its members to the Affiliate.
    • 7) Name and Logo - All Affiliates shall include in their names the words “NAMI.” Each Affiliate shall acknowledge that NAMI controls the use of the name, acronym and logo of NAMI, that their uses shall be in accordance with NAMI policy, and that upon termination of affiliation with NAMI, the uses of these names, acronyms, and logo by an Affiliate shall cease.
    • 8) Mediating Disputes - The Board of Directors of the Affiliate shall be vested with authority to mediate disputes between its members and between its members and the Affiliate Board of Directors by procedures established by the Affiliate Bylaws. The Affiliate mediation procedures shall be consistent with NAMI Alaska's.
    • 9) Non-Discrimination - The Bylaws of each Affiliate shall provide that neither it nor any member shall discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, disability, creed, sex, religion, or age in the requirements for membership, its policies, or actions.
    • 10)Adoption and Revision of Bylaws - The Affiliate bylaws shall specify how their bylaws are to be adopted and revised, provided members of the Affiliate have the opportunity to propose bylaw amendments.
    • 11)Independence - Affiliates shall be independent of other agencies and advocacy groups not affiliated with NAMI, and shall not share bylaws, articles of incorporation or boards of directors with such groups.
  • j. Compliance with the NAMI bylaws - All Affiliates must remain in compliance with NAMI bylaws.
  • k. Non-interference in the internal affairs of an Affiliate - NAMI Alaska will not interfere in an Affiliate’s business or structure as long as the Affiliate remains in good standing with the NAMI bylaws.

Section 5. Associates

  • a. Definition   - An Associate member is an individual, association, or corporation that chooses to support NAMI Alaska or an Affiliate as other than an I/FM. Associates may be a direct member of either NAMI Alaska or an Affiliate.
  • b. Voting Rights - An Associate membership does not confer voting rights. Associate members may serve on committees appointed by the Board of Directors and participate in other activities.

Article III ~ DUES

Section 1.  Establishing dues – The amount of the NAMI Alaska dues shall be set by the Board of Directors at one of its regular meetings.

Section 2.  Date Payable - Dues for the year may be paid at any time, but for an I/FM to be in “good standing” for voting purposes at the NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting the dues must be paid in time for the Affiliate to forward them to reach NAMI Alaska by the date set by the NAMI Alaska Board and forward to NAMI National.

Section 3.  Collecting dues – The Affiliates shall collect all dues and submit a membership roster along with the NAMI Alaska and NAMI dues to NAMI Alaska by the date set by the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors each year.

Section 4.  Donations – Donations are encouraged from I/FMs and Associates and may be given suitable recognition, as determined by the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors for donations made to NAMI Alaska. Donations may be given for specific purposes or for general, local, statewide or national use.


Article IV ~ BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1.   Directors - The Board of Directors shall consist of one Director from each Affiliate plus the immediate past president of NAMI Alaska as an ex officio Director. Each Director shall have one vote and this shall constitute the voting membership of the Board of Directors.

Section 2.  Qualifications of Directors - The Directors shall be I/FMs who have or have had a mental illness or are the relative or guardian of such a person.

Section 3.  Duties - In addition to the responsibilities vested in them by these Bylaws, the Directors shall be vested with the responsibility to execute the corporate purposes as stated in the Statement of Purpose contained in the Articles of Incorporation. It shall be the continuing responsibility of the Board of Directors to evaluate the overall functions of the organization and to take suitable actions to assure that the purposes, mission, and role are being appropriately served.   The Board of Directors shall delegate authority to the President, committees, and Executive Director in a manner that assures that the Board of Directors retains control and responsibility for the annual plan of work, budget, organizational structure, external relations, and policy formulation. All continuing internal policies approved by the Board of Directors shall be included in the NAMI ALASKA Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Section 4.  Board Meetings and Election of Officers  - The Board of Directors shall meet at least quarterly. At each NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting, a nominating committee appointed 30 days before the annual meeting to by the President shall present a slate of officers including the NAMI Consumer Council Representative to present to the Board of Directors.   The Board of Directors shall meet and organize by electing, from among the Directors, their officers. Such officers shall hold office until the next NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting or until their successors shall have been duly elected, whichever comes first. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or by any three Directors.  The NAMI Consumer Council Representative and Alternate shall be elected by the Board of Directors in even years to fill a two-year term.

Section 5.  Election of Directors - Each Affiliate shall select one Director from their membership, provided that the selection process is consistent with the Affiliate and NAMI’s bylaws.

Section 6.  Vacancy - Should a vacancy occur on the Board of Directors, the vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Directors of the affected Affiliate for the un-expired term, and the new Director shall be installed at the next NAMI Alaska Board meeting.

Section 7.  Terms of Office - Directors shall serve for a two-year term. Terms of office shall be measured from NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting to NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting, and the Director shall serve until the NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting where their successor is installed.

Section 8.  Proxies - If a Director cannot attend a face-to-face Board meeting, the Director may give another Director a written proxy to act in her or his behalf and must notify the President in writing in advance of each meeting. For teleconferences, a Director may give a verbal proxy to another Director and must notify the President in writing in advance of each teleconference.

Section 9.   Removing a Director from office   - The Board of Directors may, by two-thirds majority vote, remove a Director from office if the Director has two or more consecutive absences without authorizing a proxy, or for cause.  When the Board of Directors determines that an individual should be removed, the affected individual and Affiliate shall be notified by certified letter of the intention to remove. The affected parties shall have the opportunity to respond to such removal before the full NAMI Alaska Board at the next Board meeting, provided that the individual and the Affiliate shall each have had at least 30 days notice.

Section 10. Quorum - A quorum for a Board of Directors meeting shall be a majority of the Directors in office, including those represented by proxy.


Article V ~ OFFICERS

Section 1. General - The Corporation shall have a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers shall serve for one year or until their successor is elected.

Section 2.   President   - The President carries out the mandate of the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors; provides leadership and coordinates the activities of NAMI Alaska; presides at all official meetings of the organization; represents the organization at any hearings or meetings requiring attendance; serves as ex-officio member of all committees; supervises the Executive Director; and performs such other duties as the office may require.

Section 3.  Vice President - In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall assume all official responsibilities of that office. The Vice President serves as liaison with NAMI and keeps the membership informed of NAMI / NAMI Alaska activities; serves as committee coordinator; assists the Executive Director in organizing the Annual Membership Meeting; and performs other duties as directed by the Board.

Section 4.  Secretary - The Secretary shall supervise the taking of and attest to the minutes of the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings; supervises the handling of correspondence of the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors; and supervises the preparation and maintenance of the NAMI Alaska membership rosters and voting lists. All records shall be kept in the NAMI Alaska central office and, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, shall be available to the membership.

Section 5.  Treasurer - The Treasurer shall supervise the collection and distribution of all funds allocated to the organization and the deposit and records of transactions, the preparation of budgets and budget reports, and report regularly to the Board of Directors. The treasurer shall provide for an annual audit of all accounts using an auditor approved by the Board of Directors and arrange for a presentation of the audit report to the Board of Directors. Following the mandate of the Board of Directors, the Treasurer supervises the preparation and presentation of quarterly reports including budget balances, recommendations for budget amendments as needed, and reports of income and expenditures for all accounts.

Section 6. Past President - The immediate past President shall provide support to the President and Executive Committee as needed.


Article VI ~ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

An Executive Director may be employed by the Board of Directors to carry out NAMI Alaska objectives and shall have the general direction and supervision of the day-to-day affairs of the organization. The Executive Director shall report to and receive supervision and direction from the NAMI Alaska President, who will establish priorities and give other direction as appropriate. The Board of Directors gives direction through the NAMI Alaska President.

The NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall delegate authority to the Executive Director in a manner that assures that the Board of Directors retains control and responsibility for the annual plan of work, budget, organizational structure, external relations, and policy formulation. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.


Article VII ~ COMMITTEES

Section 1.  Executive Committee - The Executive Committee shall consist of the four officers of the corporation, the immediate Past President plus the Executive Director as a non-voting member. The President shall act as Chairperson and the Secretary as Secretary of the Committee. A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be three voting members, provided that all members of the committee were notified of the meeting. All actions shall require a majority vote of the voting members present. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to act only on matters which are urgent situations that cannot wait until the next full board meeting; issues that require preliminary discussions and refinement before the Board considers them, or routine matters that do not require full Board disposition.  The Executive committee may recommend actions for approval by the by the full Board and assist in setting an agenda.  All actions shall require a majority vote of the voting members present.  The Committee shall keep minutes of all of its meetings and transactions, and such minutes shall be reported at each meeting of the Board of Directors, and all actions are required to come before the board for approval of the Board of Directors.  Should the Board of Directors not agree with the Committee actions, the Board of Directors may pass a resolution giving the Committee new direction.  The Executive Committee is a committee of the Board of Directors and shall have only the authority specifically delegated to it by the Board of Directors.

Section 2.  Other Committees - The NAMI Alaska Board of Directors may, by resolution, create committees as needed. The resolution establishing a committee will, as a minimum, specify the number of committee members, how they are to be appointed, and the committee’s purpose, duties, and authority.


Article VIII ~ MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Section 1.  Annual Membership Meeting – Annually between April 1st and June 15th an Annual Membership Meeting shall be held at such place and time as the Board of Directors determines to be most convenient for the membership and the work of NAMI Alaska.

Section 2.  Purposes of the Annual Membership Meeting – The purpose of the Annual Membership Meeting shall be to act on proposed amendments to these bylaws and proposed resolutions, install new Directors, hear and review the annual reports of the Executive Director, NAMI Alaska officers and committees, set levels of membership and methods of recognition for donations, and conduct such other business and for such other purposes as may be approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 3.  Special Membership Meetings – Special Membership Meetings may be called by a petition signed by 10 percent of the I/FMs or a majority of the Board of Directors.

Section 4.  Quorum – The quorum for Membership Meetings shall be the I/FMs present.


Article IX ~ BYLAWS AMENDMENTS AND MEMBERSHIP RESOLUTIONS

Section 1.  Bylaws Amendments - Any member may propose an amendment to these Bylaws at anytime. A two-thirds majority of the I/FMs voting shall be required to amend the Bylaws. The amended Bylaws become effective in 30 days, unless the majority of Affiliates request reconsideration. In case of a request for reconsideration, the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall determine how the issues are to be resolved, provided, that a two-thirds majority of the I/FMs voting shall be required to amend the Bylaws.

Section 2.  Membership Resolutions - Any member may propose a resolution for consideration by the Board of Directors at a board meeting or by the I/FMs at a Membership Meeting.

Section 3.  How to submit Bylaw Amendments or Membership Resolutions - All proposed bylaw amendments and resolutions shall be submitted in writing by certified mail to the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors. For consideration at the NAMI Alaska Annual Membership Meeting, bylaw amendments and resolutions must be received by 60 days prior to the Annual Membership meeting before consideration by membership vote, or by mailed ballot.

Section 4.  Board of Directors Action on proposed Bylaw Amendments and Membership Resolutions - The NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall prepare their recommendations and present them along with the bylaw amendment or resolution and the ballot to the voting members at least 60 days prior to the due date for voting. If a bylaws amendment is submitted for consideration at other than the Annual Membership Meeting, the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall determine, in consultation with the proponent, the schedule for acting on the proposed amendment; provided, that all outstanding bylaw amendments shall be acted on within one year.


Article X ~ MEDIATION OF DISPUTES

Section 1.   The NAMI Alaska Board of Directors is vested with authority to mediate disputes:

  • a.  Between existing and/or proposed affiliates,
  • b.  Between existing and/or proposed affiliates or I/FMs and the NAMI ALASKA Board of Directors, officers, committee or staff, and
  • c.  Subject to the provisions of Section 5, between I/FMs and an Affiliate where resolution of the dispute cannot be achieved at the Affiliate level.

Section 2.  Between existing and/or proposed Affiliates - In case of disputes between existing and/or proposed affiliates, the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall determine and direct the process that they believe will best resolve the issues.   In the event that resolution of the dispute cannot be achieved within ninety (90) days from receipt in the NAMI Alaska office of written notice of the existence of the dispute, the dispute, together with the names of persons authorized to act on behalf of the affected parties, shall be referred to the NAMI Board for final and binding resolution by the NAMI Board.

Section 3.  Between existing or proposed Affiliates or I/FMs and the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors, officers, committee or staff - In the case of disputes between existing and/or proposed affiliates or I/FMs and the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors, officers, committee or staff, the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors shall determine and direct the process that will best resolve the issues. In the event that resolution of the dispute cannot be achieved within ninety (90) days from receipt in the NAMI Alaska office of written notice of the existence of the dispute, the dispute, together with the names of persons authorized to act on behalf of the affected parties, shall be referred to the NAMI Board for final and binding resolution by the NAMI Board.

Section 4.  Between I/FMs and an existing Affiliate - In the case of disputes between I/FMs or I/FMs and proposed Affiliates, which cannot be resolved at the Affiliate level within ninety (90) days from receipt in the Affiliate office of written notice of the existence of the dispute, the dispute, together with the names of persons authorized to act on behalf of the affected parties, shall be referred to the NAMI Alaska Board for final and binding resolution by the NAMI ALASKA Board.

Section 5.  Between I/FMs and an existing Affiliate - Upon the request of all parties to a dispute between an existing Affiliate and an I/FM, NAMI Alaska may mediate the dispute. Procedures for any such mediation shall be subject to the agreement of the parties. In the event only one party to a dispute between an existing Affiliate and an I/FM makes a request for NAMI Alaska to provide mediation, NAMI Alaska may, upon a majority vote of the full Board, offer mediation according to procedures agreed upon after consultation with all parties, provided that the recommendation resulting from mediation is advisory and shall not be binding on the parties unless the parties agree.

Section 6.  Provider - client relationships - Where an Affiliate is a provider of direct services; NAMI Alaska will not use the provisions of Section 5 to interfere with the provider - client relationships. However, the NAMI Alaska Board of Directors may take action to represent a client’s interests in the same manner that it takes such action where the provider is not an Affiliate.


Article XI ~ FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year shall be established by resolution of the Board of Directors.


Article XII ~ PARLIMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern NAMI Alaska in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the NAMI Alaska Board may adopt.


Article XIII ~ NONDISCRIMINATION

Neither NAMI Alaska nor its Affiliates shall discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, disability, creed, sex, religion, or age in the requirements for membership, its policies, or actions.


Article XIV ~ INDEPENDENCE

NAMI Alaska and its Affiliates shall be independent of other agencies and advocacy groups not affiliated with NAMI, and shall not share bylaws, articles of incorporation or boards of directors with such other groups.


Article XV ~ SEAL

NAMI Alaska shall have no seal.


Article XVI ~ LIABILITIES AND INDEMNIFICATION

The directors, officers, employees, and members of NAMI Alaska and its Affiliates are not, as such, personally liable on or for any of its obligations. NAMI Alaska shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless its directors, officers and employees from and against any loss, liability, damage, cost or expense resulting from their actions or omissions concerning the business or activities undertaken on behalf of NAMI Alaska, provided that the actions or omissions which were the subject of the demand, claim or lawsuit did not constitute bad faith, negligence or misconduct, and provided further that such actions of omissions were done in good faith and in manner reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of NAMI Alaska.

Directors shall be informed of the availability of NAMI Alaska insurance policies and given a copy of the insurance policy upon request.


 

 

 

 

 


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