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Members’ Right to Vote

Members’ Guide to the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act

Members’ Powers, Duties and Limitations

Members’ Right to Inspect and Copy Corporate Records

Director’s Powers, Duties and Limitations

Officer’s Powers, Duties and Limitations

Use of Nonprofit Corporate Funds

 

Do NSP Members Have a Right to Vote?

How Are NSP Directors Elected?

History

List of Directors, Terms of Office, & Method of Election

Federal Charter Serves No Regulatory Purpose

Complaint

Proposals

How Many Directors Should We Elect in the 2006 Election?

Proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation

Petition to Restore Members Right to Vote

1953 – Minnie Dole Founded NSP as a Membership Basis Nonprofit Corporation

1948 New York Articles of Incorporation

1953 Colorado Articles of Incorporation

1973 Election to Accept Colorado Nonprofit Act

1998 – Board of Directors Terminates Members Right to Vote in Articles

1997-08-15 Letter from National Legal Counsel Bond

1998-06-19 Letter from NSP Attorney Hill

Rebuttal of Letter from NSP Attorney Hill

1998 MWM-98-12 Board Resolution

1998 MWM-98-12 Board Resolution Objection

1998 Colorado Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation

2002 – Board of Directors Terminates Members Right to Vote in Bylaws

2002-06-06 AM-02-01 BOD Resolution to Amend Bylaws for Director Elections

2002-06-06 AM-02-02 Davis Motion to Eliminate NBR

2002-06-06 AM-02-03 Burnham Motion to Elect PR, DD, and BOD by Members

2002-06-06 AM-02-04 Burnham Motion to Elect DD and BOD by Members

2002-06-05 Minutes of Board of Directors’ Meeting in Garmisch, Germany

2002-06-07 Bylaws Amended in Garmisch, Germany

2004-06 Bylaws

2005 – Members and Five Division Directors Propose Amendments to Articles

Proposed Amendments to Articles of Incorporation

Frequently Asked Questions – National Issues

Frequently Asked Questions – Members’ Petition Process

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Members Petition

Members’ Petition – Mail-in Form

Members’ Petition – Electronic Form

2005-09-15 Five Divisions Request BOD to Allow Members to Vote

2005 – Members of Eastern Division Support Members’ Petition to Amend Articles

Eastern Division – Link to web site

Southern New York Region’s Resolution

New Jersey Region Letter

Western Massachusetts Region Comments on Voting Problems

2005-04-24 Eastern Division’s Resolution

2005-04-27 Division Director’s Letter to National Chairman

2005-06-23 Eastern Division Director’s Presentation to National BOD

2005-06-28 Division Director Hamlin’s Letter to June National Board Meeting

2005-07-23 Division Director Hamlin’s Letter Regarding Petition

2005-08-08 Hamlin’s Response to National BOD

2005-09-08 Patroller update on sequence of events

2005-09-15 Update from Rick Hamlin

2005-10-04 Voting by Email or Postal Mail?

2005-10-18 Update on Members Petition

2005 – Central Division Supports Amendments to Bylaws

Central Division – Link to Web Site

Central Division’s Presentation to National Board of Directors

Central Division’s Presentation to National BODPowerPoint download

Eastern Michigan Resolution

2005-07-29 Email from Jim Woodrum

2005-09-20 Update from Jim Woodrum

2005-09-22 Update and Letter to National BOD Regarding Detroit Resolution

2005-09-28 Central Division Does Not Support a Vote on the Members Petition

2005-09-10 Detroit Division Meeting

Minutes (Word download)

Minutes (filtered web page)

F05-002 Funds Proposal

F05-003 Election Date Bylaw Changes

F05-004 Election Date P&P Changes

F05 Action Items

Policies and Procedures as of 9/13/2005 Official

Policies and Procedures as of 9/13/2005 Reformatted

2005-10-05 Jim Woodrum’s Article

2005 – Members of Pacific Northwest Division Support Members’ Petition to Amend Articles

Pacific Northwest Division – Link to Website

2005-08-14 General Session on National Issues

2005-10-17 Steve Rolfe’s Comments

2005 – Members of Rocky Mountain Division Support Members’ Petition

Rocky Mountain Division – Link to Web Site

Rocky Mountain Division’s Resolution

2005-07-22 Ed Gassman’s Letter Regarding Members Petition

Why Vote?

2005-07-22 Members Petition to NSP

2005-09-15 Status Report from Ed Gassman, Rocky Mountain Division Director

2005 – (Ballard v. National Ski Patrol, Plaintiffs’ Complaint)
Four Members Take Legal Action to Enforce the Members’ Right
to Vote on Amendments to Articles Provided by CRS #7-130-103

2005-08-01 Directors’ Email to Members

2005-08-05 Sachs’ Memo to Division Directors

2005-08-25 Plaintiff’s Complaint

Exhibit A – 1998 Amended and Restated Articles

Exhibit B – June 2005 Bylaws

Exhibit C – Terry Reed’s Affidavit

Exhibit D – Members’ Petition

Exhibit E – R. F. Hamlin’s Email to William Sachs

Exhibit F – BOD Email to Membership

Exhibit G – Affidavit of Members’ Signatures on Petition

2005 – (Ballard v. National Ski Patrol, Plaintiffs’ Motion)
Four Members Take Legal Action to Enforce the Members’ Right
to Vote on Amendments to Articles Provided by CRS #7-130-103

2005-08-31 Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction

2005-08-31 Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

2005-09-14 Defendant’s Answer

2005-09-14 Defendant’s Hearing Brief

Exhibit A – 1998 Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation

Exhibit B – 2005 Bylaws

Exhibit C – 1998 Federal Charter

Exhibit D – Boswell & Public Radio of Colo. v. Western Colo. Public Radio

Exhibit E – Ski Patrol Members Petition

Exhibit F – Email from Steve Over to Peter

Exhibit G – 2005-07-27 Letter from Attorney William Walters to Steve Over

Exhibit H – 2005-08-19 Letter from Walters to Attorney Jeffery Brandel

Exhibit I – Overview of the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act

2005-09-14 Transcript of Proceedings Contents

2005-09-14 Transcript of Proceedings

2005-09-14 Transcript of Proceedings – Opinion Only

2005-09-14 Preliminary Injunction Granted by Judge Munsinger

2005-09-21 Executive Director, Steve Over, Resigns

2005 – (Booth et al v. Sachs et al)
Six Division Directors Take Legal Action to Bar Members
from Voting on Amendments to Articles of Incorporation

2005-10-24 Federal Complaint Filed by Six Division Directors

2005-10-24 Civil Cover Sheet

2005-10-24 Appearance of Attorney

2005-10-24 Court Requires Notice to Defendants

2005-10-24 Court Denies Restraining Order

2005-10-24 Docket Entry

2005-10-25 Important Member Update Regarding Federal Suite

2005-10-26 Mike Costa’s Reply

2005-12-02 Notice of Dismissal

2005 – Agreement Reached to Allow Members to Vote on a Joint Proposal to
Allow Members to Amend the Bylaws and Elect Directors

2005-10-31 National Announcement

2005-10-31 Ed Gasman’s Email

2005-10-31 Jim Woodrum’s Email

2005-11-11 Update on Members Vote to Amend Bylaws

2005 – First Election of Directors by Membership

2005-11-05 Special Election Cycle for Board of Directors

2006-01-07 Nominating Committee Report

2006-01-07 Member Vote

2006-01-31 National Chairman Terminates National OEC Director

2006-02-20 IVS Associates Certifies Election Results

2006 – (Ballard v. National Ski Patrol, Defendant’s Motion)
NSP Ask Court to Enforce Sealed [Secret] Settlement Agreement
and Dismiss Case with Prejudice

2006-02-23 Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Dismiss Case

2006-03-10 Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendant’s Motion

2006-03-16 Defendant’s Reply to Plaintiffs’ Response

2006 – Members Request Resignation of Directors Serving More than Six Year Term Limit and Not Elected by Members

2006-02-02 Patroller Com. Request Everett’s Resignation as Interim National Chairman

2006-02-02 Patroller Com. Request Plumer’s Resignation as Director

2006-02-03 Patroller Com. Request Ries’ Resignation as National Legal Advisor

2006-03-02 Larry Accord’s Letter of Resignation

2006-02-28 Ron Plumer’s Letter of Resignation

2006-03-15 Eastern Div. Request Everett’s Resignation as Interim National Chairman

2006-03-18 Open Letter to National BOD Regarding Actions of Board Members

2006-04-28 Julie Rust’s Letter of Resignation

2006-05-01 Larry Accord’s Second Letter of Resignation

2006-05-09 Robert McLaughlin’s Letter of Resignation

2006 – Second Election of Directors by Membership

2006-09-21 Election Bulletin

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Appendix

Colorado Corporate Statutes

1958 Colorado Corporation Act (CCC), CRS #7-1-101 et. seq.

1967 Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act (CNCA), CRS #7-20-101 et. seq.

1994 Colorado Business Corporation Act (CBCA), CRS #7-101-101 et. seq.

1997 Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act (CRNCA) – Original Act , CRS #7-121-101

1997 Excerpts from the CRNCA Committee Comments

1997 Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act (CRNCA), CRS #7-121-101

 

Corporate Governances Cases

Pualek v. Isgar – Colo. App. #75-421 (6/3/1976)

Harding v. Heritage Health – Colo. App. #03CA0964 (7/17/2004)

Association of Graduates USAFA v. Reunification Committee of AOG USAFA

Federal Charter

1980 Federal Charter    Repealed in 1998

1998 Federal Charter

2005 Federal Charter Serves No Regulatory Purpose

 

 


Members’ Rights

Articles and Editorial Comments

1953 – Minnie Dole Founded NSP as a Membership Basis Nonprofit Corporation

1998 – Board Terminated Members’ Right to Vote in the Articles

2002 – Board Terminates Members’ Right to Vote in the Bylaws

2005 – Members and Five Division Directors Propose Amendments to the Articles

2005 – Members of Eastern Division Support Petition to Amend the Articles

2005 – Central Division Supports Amendments to the Bylaws

2005 – Members of Pacific Northwest Division Support Petition to Amend the Articles

2005 – Members of Rocky Mountain Division Support Petition to Amend the Articles

2005 – Members File Suit to Amend Articles [Ballard v. NSP, Plaintiff’s Complaint]

2005 – Member File Injunction to Stop Unlawful Election [Ballard v. NSP, Plaintiff’s Motion]

2005 – Six Division Directors File Federal Suit to Bar Members from Voting on Amendments to Articles [Booth v. Sachs]

2005 – Secret Agreement Reached to Allow Members to Vote on Joint Proposal to Allow Members to Amend the Bylaws and Elect Directors

2005 – First Election of Directors by Membership

2006 – Board of Directors Ask Court to Enforce Sealed (Secret) Agreement and
Dismiss Case with Prejudice [Ballard v. NSP, Defendant’s Motion]

2006 – Members Request Resignation of Directors Serving More then Six Year Term Limit and Not Elected by Members

2006 – Second Election of Directors by Membership

Colorado Corporate Statutes

Corporate Governance Cases

Federal Charter