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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    Donate to AAF Relevant Info Contact AAF Zenagui Brahim Former Chairman Zenagui Brahim is Executive Director at New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership NH MEP an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards Technology under the US Dept of Commerce Zenagui has over 30 years of international experience in process improvement quality and supply chain management and executive education In February 2010 Zenagui was appointed New Hampshire Commercial Consul to North Africa Previously he was Director of the Institute of Professional Executive Education at Merrimack College in North Andover MA He consulted with manufacturing and service organizations on quality management systems and process improvement He spent eight 9 years in Asia and the Middle East working in management training and supply chain Mgmt Zenagui is a founding member of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association He was Vice President of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Northeast Region and Vice President in the Southern NH APICS Chapter He is a founder of the Algerian American Association of New England He serves in the NH Governor s Advanced Manufacturing Education Council NH Economic Development Advisory Board and he is an active member of NH high schools and community colleges boards Zenagui is

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    Donate to AAF Relevant Info Contact AAF Zenagui Brahim Former Chairman Zenagui Brahim is Executive Director at New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership NH MEP an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards Technology under the US Dept of Commerce Zenagui has over 30 years of international experience in process improvement quality and supply chain management and executive education In February 2010 Zenagui was appointed New Hampshire Commercial Consul to North Africa Previously he was Director of the Institute of Professional Executive Education at Merrimack College in North Andover MA He consulted with manufacturing and service organizations on quality management systems and process improvement He spent eight 9 years in Asia and the Middle East working in management training and supply chain Mgmt Zenagui is a founding member of the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association He was Vice President of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Northeast Region and Vice President in the Southern NH APICS Chapter He is a founder of the Algerian American Association of New England He serves in the NH Governor s Advanced Manufacturing Education Council NH Economic Development Advisory Board and he is an active member of NH high schools and community colleges boards Zenagui is

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Joan A. Polaschik U.S. Ambassador to Algeria
    CDTA THE CANCER GROUP AAF News and Events Join AAF Login Membership Application Membership Payment Page Donate to AAF Relevant Info Contact AAF Joan A Polaschik U S Ambassador to Algeria Joan A Polaschik was sworn in as Ambassador to the People s Democratic Republic of Algeria on August 15 2014 A career member of the Senior Foreign Service Ambassador Polaschik previously served as Director of the Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs at the U S Department of State In 2013 she served as the Acting Director of the State Department s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs Before that she was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U S Embassy in Tripoli Libya from 2009 to 2012 Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U S Embassy in Baku Azerbaijan from 2005 to 2008 and Regional Refugee Coordinator based at the U S Embassy in Amman Jordan from 2001 to 2004 Ambassador Polaschik served as Iran Desk Officer from 2000 to 2001 and as Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from 1999 to 2000 at the Department of State Her other assignments have included Political Officer at the U S Embassy in Tunis Tunisia

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Joan A. Polaschik U.S. Ambassador to Algeria
    CDTA THE CANCER GROUP AAF News and Events Join AAF Login Membership Application Membership Payment Page Donate to AAF Relevant Info Contact AAF Joan A Polaschik U S Ambassador to Algeria Joan A Polaschik was sworn in as Ambassador to the People s Democratic Republic of Algeria on August 15 2014 A career member of the Senior Foreign Service Ambassador Polaschik previously served as Director of the Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs at the U S Department of State In 2013 she served as the Acting Director of the State Department s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs Before that she was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U S Embassy in Tripoli Libya from 2009 to 2012 Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U S Embassy in Baku Azerbaijan from 2005 to 2008 and Regional Refugee Coordinator based at the U S Embassy in Amman Jordan from 2001 to 2004 Ambassador Polaschik served as Iran Desk Officer from 2000 to 2001 and as Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from 1999 to 2000 at the Department of State Her other assignments have included Political Officer at the U S Embassy in Tunis Tunisia

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Bylaws of The Algerian American Foundation for Culture, Education, Science and Technology
    dues Section 2 3 Rights of Members Only Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote or hold office in the Foundation Section 2 4 Resignation and Termination Any Member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Secretary Resignation shall not relieve a Member of unpaid dues or other charges previously accrued A Member may following an opportunity to be heard by the Board have his or her membership terminated for cause by a majority vote of the Board Section 2 5 Annual Meetings An annual meeting of the Members shall take place in the month of November the specific date time and place of such meeting to be designated by the Chairman In addition at such meetings the Members shall receive reports on the activities of the Foundation Section 2 6 Special Meetings Special meetings of the Members may be called by the Chairman the Executive Committee a simple majority of the Board of Directors or a petition signed by 15 of the total Members Section 2 7 Notice of Meetings Printed notice of each meeting of the Members shall be given to each Member by mail or electronically not less than two weeks prior to the meeting which notice will identify the date time and place of such meeting and the matters to be brought before such meeting Section 2 8 Quorum At least 15 of the Members must be present at any properly announced meeting to constitute a quorum for such meeting Section 2 9 Voting All matters to be voted upon in a properly announced meeting of the Members at which a quorum is present shall be decided by a simple majority of the Members present as such meeting Written proxies naming the individual who holds the proxy are acceptable if delivered to the secretary one week ahead of the meeting ARTICLE III BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 3 1 Power of Board The affairs and business of the Foundation shall be managed under the direction of the Board of Directors also sometimes herein referred to as the Board in accordance with the Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation the Articles The directors of the Board Directors need not be residents of the District of Columbia Section 3 2 Number of Directors There shall be twelve 12 Directors of the Foundation Section 3 3 Election of Directors Each Director shall be elected or re elected by the Members at the annual meeting of the Members Directors will be elected by a simple majority of Members present at the annual meeting held in accordance wit Section 2 9 From among the Directors elected at the annual meeting the Directors will also elect a chairman the Chairman who will chair the meetings of the Board and exercise those powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board Section 3 4 Term of Directors All Directors will serve three 3 year terms until their successors are elected and qualified staggered such that one third of the Directors shall be elected in each year No person may serve as a Director more than two 2 consecutive terms Section 3 5 Election Procedures The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for nominating a slate of prospective Directors In addition Members representing five percent 5 of the total Members may nominate a prospective Director to be added to the slate prepared by the Nominating Committee Section 3 6 Vacancies Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors shall be filled by the Board at a special meeting of the Board held in accordance with this Article III A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor Section 3 7 Removal of Directors A Director may be removed with cause by a vote of at least two thirds of the remaining Directors Any Director that has been removed shall promptly return all books and records relating to the Foundation that such Director possesses at the time of removal Section 3 8 Resignations Except as otherwise required by law any Director of the Foundation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Chairman or to the Secretary of the Foundation Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein and unless otherwise specified therein no acceptance of such resignation shall be necessary to make it effective Any Director that has resigned shall promptly return all books and records relating to the Foundation that such Director possesses at the time of resignation Section 3 9 Quorum of Directors A majority of Directors serving in office before the meeting begins shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of official business of the Board Section 3 10 Meetings of the Board Meetings of the Board of Directors regular or special may be held at such place within or without the District of Columbia as may be determined by the Board Regular meetings shall be held when the Chairman calls them The Board shall meet at least twice annually At least once a year the Board may set fixed dates for regular meetings of the Board of Directors that need not be called The Board shall fix the date of the annual meeting and any business or affairs of the Foundation which may come before the annual meeting may be considered and acted upon Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time for any purpose by the Chairman or by at least a majority of the Directors Section 3 11 Informal Action by Directors Unless otherwise restricted by law the Articles or the Bylaws any action required or permitted by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all the Directors consent in writing to the adoption of a resolution authorizing the action Such written consent may be executed in counterparts and shall have for all purposes the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors The resolution and the written consents thereto by the Directors shall be filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Directors Voting electronically is specifically authorized Section 3 12 Meetings by Conference Telephone Unless otherwise restricted by law the Articles or these Bylaws any or all Directors may participate in a meeting of the Board or a committee of the Board by means of conference telephone or by any means of communication by which all persons participating in the meeting are able to hear one another and such participation shall constitute presence in person at the meeting Directors not able to attend shall be able to submit their opinions comments electronically to the Chairman Section 3 13 Notice of Meetings a Notice of any meeting of the Board may be given in writing or electronically and all notices of meetings will state the date hour and place of the meeting Such notices shall be provided to each person entitled to receive notice no more than sixty 60 days and no less than seven 7 days prior to the meeting and such notices will be authorized by the Chairman or issued by the Chairman upon consultation of a majority of the Directors b Neither the business to be transacted at nor the purpose of any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors need to be specified in the notice of such meeting although such prior notice is encouraged c Attendance by any Director at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called Section 3 14 Method of Voting Each Director present at a meeting shall be entitled to one 1 vote Where a vote of a Director is required such vote may be made personally including telephonically or electronically Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Bylaws all matters to be voted upon in a properly announced meeting of the Board at which a quorum is present shall be decided by a simple majority of the Directors present as such meeting Section 3 15 Compensation Directors shall not receive any compensation for their services as Directors However Directors may if authorized by the Board of Directors be reimbursed for necessary expenses including travel expenses reasonably incurred by them in the performance of their duties as Directors 1 The start up arrangements for staggering need to be specified for the first and second years specify which Directors leave year 1 and which Directors leave year 2 ARTICLE IV HONORARY BOARD AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FOUNDATION HONORARY CHAIRMAN Section 4 1 Honorary Board Members of the Foundation The Board may designate certain persons or groups of persons as one or more categories of sponsors benefactors contributors advisors or friends of the Foundation or such other title as they deem appropriate Honorary Board Members Honorary Board membership shall be by invitation only and shall be awarded to distinguished individuals who support the vision of the Foundation or render the Foundation special assistance Honorary Board Members shall serve in an honorary capacity for such term as the Directors may determine In the absence of any such determination an Honorary Board Member shall serve until the next annual meeting of the Board or special meeting in lieu thereof Honorary Board Members shall not be Members or Directors of the Foundation and shall not exercise any of the powers granted to Members or Directors and shall have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum and shall have no other rights or responsibilities in their Honorary Board Member capacity No Honorary Board Member shall bear any liability for the activities or obligations of the Foundation Section 4 2 Honorary Chairman The Ambassador of Algeria to the United States and the Ambassador of the United States to Algeria shall each be invited to serve as an Honorary Chairman of the Board Any Honorary Chairman of the Board shall not be a Member or Director of the Foundation and shall not exercise any of the powers granted to Members or Directors and shall have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum and shall have no other rights or responsibilities in such capacity No Honorary Chairman of the Board shall bear any liability for the activities or obligations of the Foundation ARTICLE V COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 5 1 Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall a consist of the Chairman the Executive Director the Secretary and the Treasurer b carry out such duties and responsibilities as the Board shall expressly delegate to it from time to time which duties and responsibilities shall not include the power to amend the Articles and or the Bylaws and shall otherwise be subject to the limitations of law the Articles and the Bylaws and c meet at least two times per year at such time and place as the Chairman may determine Section 5 2 Other Committees The Board of Directors shall establish a Nominating Committee and may establish such other committees as they may from time to time determine necessary or advisable including but not limited to committees to advise the Board and to deal with projects and programs related to the specific fields of Culture Education Health Science Information and Technology Each of the Nominating Committee and such other committees will be comprised of three or more Directors as the Directors may from time to time determine necessary or advisable and the Board of Directors may delegate to the extent permitted by law the Articles or these Bylaws such powers and duties thereto as the Board of Directors may deem advisable At any meeting of a committee a quorum for the transaction of all business properly before the meeting shall consist of a majority of the members of such committee Any committee may subject to the approval of the Board of Directors make further rules for the conduct of its business However unless otherwise provided by vote of the Board of Directors or by rules established by the Board of Directors the business of any committee shall be conducted as nearly as possible in the same manner including without limitation the power to act by unanimous written consent and to conduct meetings by telephone conference as is provided in these Bylaws for the Board of Directors The members of any committee shall remain in office at the pleasure of the Directors Each Director may be a member of one or more committees The designation and appointment of any such committee shall not operate to relieve the Board of Directors or any individual Director of any responsibility imposed upon them by law ARTICLE VI OFFICERS Section 6 1 Officers The officers of the Foundation shall consist of the Chairman an Executive Director two Vice Presidents a Treasurer and a Secretary each an Officer Each Officer shall be a Director provided that the Executive Director shall not be a Director but shall be a non voting ex officio member of the Board Any two or more offices may be held by the same person provided however that the person holding the office of Chairman may not simultaneously hold the office of Secretary Section 6 2 T erm of Office and Removal All Officers of the Foundation shall be elected by the Board from among the current Directors and they shall hold office for a term of one 1 year and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified Upon the death resignation or removal of any Officer the vacancy in office may be filled by the Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board of Directors An individual may serve for no more than four consecutive terms of office Unless otherwise provided by a resolution of the Board of Directors all Officers shall be elected or appointed at the annual meeting of the Board Any Officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed by the Board of Directors with cause at any time by a two thirds vote of the Directors then serving in office Section 6 3 Powers and Duties of Officers Subject to the control of the Board of Directors all Officers as between themselves and the Foundation shall have such authority and perform such duties in the management of the property and affairs of the Foundation as may be provided in these Bylaws or by resolution of the Board of Directors and to the extent not so provided as generally pertain to their respective offices a Chairman The Chairman of the Board shall chair the meetings of the Board and the annual meeting of the Members shall exercise those powers and duties as are specified in the Bylaws as being those of the Chairman and shall exercise such other powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board b Executive Director The Executive Director shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation and shall i be the chief staff offier of the Foundation ii have charge of the property books accounts and quarters of the Foundation iii be responsible for the management and administration of the Foundation and iv exercise such other powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board The Executive Director shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe by standing or special resolution c Vice Presidents Each Vice President shall assist the Chairman and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe by standing or special resolution d Secretary The Secretary shall be responsible for the keeping of an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the Members The Secretary shall give or cause to be given all notices in accordance with these Bylaws or as required by law and in general shall perform all duties customary to the office of Secretary He or she shall perform such further duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors or the Chairman The Secretary shall have custody of the Foundation seal if any and he she shall have authority to affix the same seal of the Foundation if any and to attest the affixing by his or her signature e Treasurer The Treasurer shall have the custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Foundation He or she shall keep or cause to be kept complete and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Foundation and shall deposit all monies and other valuable property of the Foundation in the name and to the credit of the Foundation in such banks or depositories as the Board of Directors may designate At least annually and at such other times as may be required by the Board of Directors the Treasurer shall render a statement of accounts of the Foundation He or she shall at all reasonable times exhibit the books and accounts to any Officer or Director of the Foundation and shall perform all duties incident to the office of the Treasurer subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors and such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the Board of Directors The Treasurer shall if required by the Board of Directors give such bond or security for the faithful performance of his her duties as the Board of Directors may require for which he shall be reimbursed The Treasurer shall be assisted by an independent Certified Public Accountant ARTICLE VII AGENTS

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Bylaws of The Algerian American Foundation for Culture, Education, Science and Technology
    dues Section 2 3 Rights of Members Only Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote or hold office in the Foundation Section 2 4 Resignation and Termination Any Member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Secretary Resignation shall not relieve a Member of unpaid dues or other charges previously accrued A Member may following an opportunity to be heard by the Board have his or her membership terminated for cause by a majority vote of the Board Section 2 5 Annual Meetings An annual meeting of the Members shall take place in the month of November the specific date time and place of such meeting to be designated by the Chairman In addition at such meetings the Members shall receive reports on the activities of the Foundation Section 2 6 Special Meetings Special meetings of the Members may be called by the Chairman the Executive Committee a simple majority of the Board of Directors or a petition signed by 15 of the total Members Section 2 7 Notice of Meetings Printed notice of each meeting of the Members shall be given to each Member by mail or electronically not less than two weeks prior to the meeting which notice will identify the date time and place of such meeting and the matters to be brought before such meeting Section 2 8 Quorum At least 15 of the Members must be present at any properly announced meeting to constitute a quorum for such meeting Section 2 9 Voting All matters to be voted upon in a properly announced meeting of the Members at which a quorum is present shall be decided by a simple majority of the Members present as such meeting Written proxies naming the individual who holds the proxy are acceptable if delivered to the secretary one week ahead of the meeting ARTICLE III BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 3 1 Power of Board The affairs and business of the Foundation shall be managed under the direction of the Board of Directors also sometimes herein referred to as the Board in accordance with the Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation the Articles The directors of the Board Directors need not be residents of the District of Columbia Section 3 2 Number of Directors There shall be twelve 12 Directors of the Foundation Section 3 3 Election of Directors Each Director shall be elected or re elected by the Members at the annual meeting of the Members Directors will be elected by a simple majority of Members present at the annual meeting held in accordance wit Section 2 9 From among the Directors elected at the annual meeting the Directors will also elect a chairman the Chairman who will chair the meetings of the Board and exercise those powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board Section 3 4 Term of Directors All Directors will serve three 3 year terms until their successors are elected and qualified staggered such that one third of the Directors shall be elected in each year No person may serve as a Director more than two 2 consecutive terms Section 3 5 Election Procedures The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for nominating a slate of prospective Directors In addition Members representing five percent 5 of the total Members may nominate a prospective Director to be added to the slate prepared by the Nominating Committee Section 3 6 Vacancies Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors shall be filled by the Board at a special meeting of the Board held in accordance with this Article III A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor Section 3 7 Removal of Directors A Director may be removed with cause by a vote of at least two thirds of the remaining Directors Any Director that has been removed shall promptly return all books and records relating to the Foundation that such Director possesses at the time of removal Section 3 8 Resignations Except as otherwise required by law any Director of the Foundation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Chairman or to the Secretary of the Foundation Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein and unless otherwise specified therein no acceptance of such resignation shall be necessary to make it effective Any Director that has resigned shall promptly return all books and records relating to the Foundation that such Director possesses at the time of resignation Section 3 9 Quorum of Directors A majority of Directors serving in office before the meeting begins shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of official business of the Board Section 3 10 Meetings of the Board Meetings of the Board of Directors regular or special may be held at such place within or without the District of Columbia as may be determined by the Board Regular meetings shall be held when the Chairman calls them The Board shall meet at least twice annually At least once a year the Board may set fixed dates for regular meetings of the Board of Directors that need not be called The Board shall fix the date of the annual meeting and any business or affairs of the Foundation which may come before the annual meeting may be considered and acted upon Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time for any purpose by the Chairman or by at least a majority of the Directors Section 3 11 Informal Action by Directors Unless otherwise restricted by law the Articles or the Bylaws any action required or permitted by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all the Directors consent in writing to the adoption of a resolution authorizing the action Such written consent may be executed in counterparts and shall have for all purposes the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors The resolution and the written consents thereto by the Directors shall be filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Directors Voting electronically is specifically authorized Section 3 12 Meetings by Conference Telephone Unless otherwise restricted by law the Articles or these Bylaws any or all Directors may participate in a meeting of the Board or a committee of the Board by means of conference telephone or by any means of communication by which all persons participating in the meeting are able to hear one another and such participation shall constitute presence in person at the meeting Directors not able to attend shall be able to submit their opinions comments electronically to the Chairman Section 3 13 Notice of Meetings a Notice of any meeting of the Board may be given in writing or electronically and all notices of meetings will state the date hour and place of the meeting Such notices shall be provided to each person entitled to receive notice no more than sixty 60 days and no less than seven 7 days prior to the meeting and such notices will be authorized by the Chairman or issued by the Chairman upon consultation of a majority of the Directors b Neither the business to be transacted at nor the purpose of any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors need to be specified in the notice of such meeting although such prior notice is encouraged c Attendance by any Director at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called Section 3 14 Method of Voting Each Director present at a meeting shall be entitled to one 1 vote Where a vote of a Director is required such vote may be made personally including telephonically or electronically Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Bylaws all matters to be voted upon in a properly announced meeting of the Board at which a quorum is present shall be decided by a simple majority of the Directors present as such meeting Section 3 15 Compensation Directors shall not receive any compensation for their services as Directors However Directors may if authorized by the Board of Directors be reimbursed for necessary expenses including travel expenses reasonably incurred by them in the performance of their duties as Directors 1 The start up arrangements for staggering need to be specified for the first and second years specify which Directors leave year 1 and which Directors leave year 2 ARTICLE IV HONORARY BOARD AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FOUNDATION HONORARY CHAIRMAN Section 4 1 Honorary Board Members of the Foundation The Board may designate certain persons or groups of persons as one or more categories of sponsors benefactors contributors advisors or friends of the Foundation or such other title as they deem appropriate Honorary Board Members Honorary Board membership shall be by invitation only and shall be awarded to distinguished individuals who support the vision of the Foundation or render the Foundation special assistance Honorary Board Members shall serve in an honorary capacity for such term as the Directors may determine In the absence of any such determination an Honorary Board Member shall serve until the next annual meeting of the Board or special meeting in lieu thereof Honorary Board Members shall not be Members or Directors of the Foundation and shall not exercise any of the powers granted to Members or Directors and shall have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum and shall have no other rights or responsibilities in their Honorary Board Member capacity No Honorary Board Member shall bear any liability for the activities or obligations of the Foundation Section 4 2 Honorary Chairman The Ambassador of Algeria to the United States and the Ambassador of the United States to Algeria shall each be invited to serve as an Honorary Chairman of the Board Any Honorary Chairman of the Board shall not be a Member or Director of the Foundation and shall not exercise any of the powers granted to Members or Directors and shall have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum and shall have no other rights or responsibilities in such capacity No Honorary Chairman of the Board shall bear any liability for the activities or obligations of the Foundation ARTICLE V COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 5 1 Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall a consist of the Chairman the Executive Director the Secretary and the Treasurer b carry out such duties and responsibilities as the Board shall expressly delegate to it from time to time which duties and responsibilities shall not include the power to amend the Articles and or the Bylaws and shall otherwise be subject to the limitations of law the Articles and the Bylaws and c meet at least two times per year at such time and place as the Chairman may determine Section 5 2 Other Committees The Board of Directors shall establish a Nominating Committee and may establish such other committees as they may from time to time determine necessary or advisable including but not limited to committees to advise the Board and to deal with projects and programs related to the specific fields of Culture Education Health Science Information and Technology Each of the Nominating Committee and such other committees will be comprised of three or more Directors as the Directors may from time to time determine necessary or advisable and the Board of Directors may delegate to the extent permitted by law the Articles or these Bylaws such powers and duties thereto as the Board of Directors may deem advisable At any meeting of a committee a quorum for the transaction of all business properly before the meeting shall consist of a majority of the members of such committee Any committee may subject to the approval of the Board of Directors make further rules for the conduct of its business However unless otherwise provided by vote of the Board of Directors or by rules established by the Board of Directors the business of any committee shall be conducted as nearly as possible in the same manner including without limitation the power to act by unanimous written consent and to conduct meetings by telephone conference as is provided in these Bylaws for the Board of Directors The members of any committee shall remain in office at the pleasure of the Directors Each Director may be a member of one or more committees The designation and appointment of any such committee shall not operate to relieve the Board of Directors or any individual Director of any responsibility imposed upon them by law ARTICLE VI OFFICERS Section 6 1 Officers The officers of the Foundation shall consist of the Chairman an Executive Director two Vice Presidents a Treasurer and a Secretary each an Officer Each Officer shall be a Director provided that the Executive Director shall not be a Director but shall be a non voting ex officio member of the Board Any two or more offices may be held by the same person provided however that the person holding the office of Chairman may not simultaneously hold the office of Secretary Section 6 2 T erm of Office and Removal All Officers of the Foundation shall be elected by the Board from among the current Directors and they shall hold office for a term of one 1 year and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified Upon the death resignation or removal of any Officer the vacancy in office may be filled by the Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board of Directors An individual may serve for no more than four consecutive terms of office Unless otherwise provided by a resolution of the Board of Directors all Officers shall be elected or appointed at the annual meeting of the Board Any Officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed by the Board of Directors with cause at any time by a two thirds vote of the Directors then serving in office Section 6 3 Powers and Duties of Officers Subject to the control of the Board of Directors all Officers as between themselves and the Foundation shall have such authority and perform such duties in the management of the property and affairs of the Foundation as may be provided in these Bylaws or by resolution of the Board of Directors and to the extent not so provided as generally pertain to their respective offices a Chairman The Chairman of the Board shall chair the meetings of the Board and the annual meeting of the Members shall exercise those powers and duties as are specified in the Bylaws as being those of the Chairman and shall exercise such other powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board b Executive Director The Executive Director shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation and shall i be the chief staff offier of the Foundation ii have charge of the property books accounts and quarters of the Foundation iii be responsible for the management and administration of the Foundation and iv exercise such other powers normally associated with such a position all under the direction of the Board The Executive Director shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe by standing or special resolution c Vice Presidents Each Vice President shall assist the Chairman and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe by standing or special resolution d Secretary The Secretary shall be responsible for the keeping of an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the Members The Secretary shall give or cause to be given all notices in accordance with these Bylaws or as required by law and in general shall perform all duties customary to the office of Secretary He or she shall perform such further duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors or the Chairman The Secretary shall have custody of the Foundation seal if any and he she shall have authority to affix the same seal of the Foundation if any and to attest the affixing by his or her signature e Treasurer The Treasurer shall have the custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Foundation He or she shall keep or cause to be kept complete and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Foundation and shall deposit all monies and other valuable property of the Foundation in the name and to the credit of the Foundation in such banks or depositories as the Board of Directors may designate At least annually and at such other times as may be required by the Board of Directors the Treasurer shall render a statement of accounts of the Foundation He or she shall at all reasonable times exhibit the books and accounts to any Officer or Director of the Foundation and shall perform all duties incident to the office of the Treasurer subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors and such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the Board of Directors The Treasurer shall if required by the Board of Directors give such bond or security for the faithful performance of his her duties as the Board of Directors may require for which he shall be reimbursed The Treasurer shall be assisted by an independent Certified Public Accountant ARTICLE VII AGENTS

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  • Algerian American Foundation - AFF Job opening
    The ED will be reporting to the Chairman or his her designee He She will have responsibility for and authority to direct the work of the AFF CEST in order to achieve the growth and impact targets as established by the Board THE ROLE The new ED will have a passion for and commitment to AAF s mission and possess the highest integrity both professionally and personally He She will provide leadership to the Board donors and the foundation associate and counterpart in Algeria to insure the best practices are followed in all areas including strategy program development organizational leadership and resource development fundraising He She will lead the effort to secure AAF s leadership position in Culture Education Science and Technology with Algeria through strengthening programs relationships and identifying new resource development funding sources Assist in developing promoting a strong and lasting partnership between the Algerian and American peoples as well as AAF s initiatives to promote scientific projects and workshops conferences on issues of mutual American Algerian interest Establish resource development goals with the Board and develop strong and diversified fundraising strategies while cultivating meaningful relationships with current and potential donors Plan implement and execute strategies and policies consistent with and to further support AAF s mission and objectives Promote awareness of AAF s image and work by ensuring an understanding of their programs and services in promoting the bridge connecting and linking Algeria and the US through collaborative projects and cultural exchanges Work closely with and report regularly Chairman or his her designee to insure that programs and efforts are undertaken to promote the health of AAF s mission and purpose QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS The new ED will have a discernable track record in an executive leadership role The ED will have an entrepreneurial focus with measurable

    Original URL path: http://algerianamericanfoundation.org/about-aaf/aff-job-opening?jsn_setmobile=no (2016-04-29)
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  • Algerian American Foundation - AFF Job opening
    The ED will be reporting to the Chairman or his her designee He She will have responsibility for and authority to direct the work of the AFF CEST in order to achieve the growth and impact targets as established by the Board THE ROLE The new ED will have a passion for and commitment to AAF s mission and possess the highest integrity both professionally and personally He She will provide leadership to the Board donors and the foundation associate and counterpart in Algeria to insure the best practices are followed in all areas including strategy program development organizational leadership and resource development fundraising He She will lead the effort to secure AAF s leadership position in Culture Education Science and Technology with Algeria through strengthening programs relationships and identifying new resource development funding sources Assist in developing promoting a strong and lasting partnership between the Algerian and American peoples as well as AAF s initiatives to promote scientific projects and workshops conferences on issues of mutual American Algerian interest Establish resource development goals with the Board and develop strong and diversified fundraising strategies while cultivating meaningful relationships with current and potential donors Plan implement and execute strategies and policies consistent with and to further support AAF s mission and objectives Promote awareness of AAF s image and work by ensuring an understanding of their programs and services in promoting the bridge connecting and linking Algeria and the US through collaborative projects and cultural exchanges Work closely with and report regularly Chairman or his her designee to insure that programs and efforts are undertaken to promote the health of AAF s mission and purpose QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS The new ED will have a discernable track record in an executive leadership role The ED will have an entrepreneurial focus with measurable

    Original URL path: http://algerianamericanfoundation.org/about-aaf/aff-job-opening?jsn_setmobile=yes (2016-04-29)
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