JEWELS OF THE NILE

FIRST:  The name of the Troupe shall be Jewels of the Nile.
SECOND:  The principal office of the Troupe shall be located in Simi Valley, California.
THIRD:  Purpose of The Jewels of the Nile (Specific Goals)
  • To promote a general appreciation and greater understanding of the ethnic dances and dance traditions of the Middle Eastern countries by presenting fully costumed performances before general audiences in the Ventura County/Los Angeles County area.
  • To provide a performing outlet and additional training and learning experiences for performers of Middle Eastern dance and music.
  • To perform in the Ventura County/Los Angeles County area before special audiences who by virtue of educational, social, or physical handicaps would otherwise have limited access to cultural activities.
  • To promote a greater appreciation of Middle Eastern dance as an art form.

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP

Section I.

Jewels of the Nile troupe membership shall be by invitation of the Board of Directors.

Section II.

Jewels of the Nile troupe members have no vote, though the Board of Directors welcomes their input of information and opinions.

Section III.

The Jewels of the Nile troupe shall be comprised of dancers and/or musicians selected by unanimous choice of the Board of Directors.

Section IV.

Individuals interested in joining the Jewels of the Nile troupe may contact any member of the Board of Directors to request an audition, or any member of the Jewels of the Nile troupe may propose names for consideration.

Section V.

Individuals who are chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors will be invited to join the Jewels of the Nile troupe.

Section VI.

With reference to all activities conducted by Jewels of the Nile troupe, this organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, national origin or sexual preference.

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ARTICLE II. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section I.

The governing body of the Jewels of the Nile troupe shall be the Board of Directors. It shall consist of three members.

Section II.

It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to conduct all business and financial affairs of the Jewels of the Nile troupe and establish and implement all policies and procedures of this organization.

Section III.

Regular meting of the Board of Directors shall be held at least monthly, at a date fixed by the directors. Special meetings of the board can be held at the call of any one of the three directors.

Section IV.

A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section V.

Business shall be conducted by informal discussion.

Section VI.

Jewels of the Nile troupe policies and procedures may be established or be amended by the consensus of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE III. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The general officers of the corporation, all of whom shall be directors, shall consist of:

Director, Linda Erland

Assistant Director, Madonna Rose

Assistant Director, Lynne Tepper

Revised: February 1, 2000

STANDING RULES

TROUPE MEMBERSHIP:

Jewels of the Nile troupe members need to be loyal to the Jewels of the Nile and may not participate with performance groups in direct competition with the Jewels of the Nile. To do so creates a conflict of interest and may be detrimental to the welfare of the Jewels of the Nile troupe.  Any dancer who leaves the Jewels of the Nile troupe and does not return within twelve months must reapply and audition before being accepted once again as an active member of the Jewels of the Nile troupe.

REQUIREMENTS:

Jewels of the Nile troupe members are required to participate in three dance festivals per year and must attend rehearsals regularly. The selection of dance festivals is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Troupe members may be excused from participation in a troupe activity (festival) in cases of family emergency or other critical obligation. It is anticipated that this would be a rare occurrence.

Revised 7/30/94