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  1. The Jain Society of Houston (‘JSH”) is governed by its current Constitution. Current JSH General Body members may review the document to learn more and better understand JSH operating guidelines. The link to this document is here: >> Click Here <<

  2. During 2021, the JSH amended its i) current Constitution (amended version provided above) and ii) Certificate of Formation. The JSH Constitution was amended to provide for, among other things, the ability to conduct electronic voting and for the Joint Committee to conduct JSH operations during the Pandemic. The Certificate of Formation was amended and refiled to be in compliance with Texas non-profit requirements. The link to the recent amended Certificate of Formation: >> Click Here <<

  3. The JSH Joint Committee (“JC”) has authorized review of and update to the current JSH Constitution in order to better serve JSH General Body (“GB”) members. The purpose of this review and update is to:

    1. Provide a better set of guidelines and framework for the JSH to appropriately and safely conduct operations given the JSH’s member growth over the last 25 years as well as anticipated member growth and increased use of JSH facilities;

    2. Provide improved accountability at the JSH for both the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee;

    3. Provide transparency to JSH General Body members about communications, operations, funding, and actions to grow the JSH; and

    4. Provide authority for selected JSH operating committees to take action as well as prepare and execute on committee budgets;

As such, the JSH JC has created a Constitution Committee and worked with various general body members  over the last 5 – 10 years in an effort to provide an improved Constitution and By-Laws that meets the needs above. Many volunteers have worked on the Constitution Committee over the years alongside many members of various JC administrations, and the JSH is very appreciative of everyone’s contribution to the new JSH Constitution and By-Laws.

The most recent working draft of the proposed, still under-discussion, new JSH Constitution and By-Laws is provided here in the form of three links. Entire proposed Constitution/By-Laws document clean copy, proposed constitution/By-Laws with track changed/red lined mode and information summary sheet that highlights selected provisions from the document.

The JC encourages any General Body member to please contact any member of the JSH Board of Trustees and/or the JSH Executive Committee at the following email addresses with any questions, suggestions, or comments:

We greatly appreciate everyone’s feedback, thank you!

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