To promote friendship, share and preserve the Filipino culture, tradition and heritage and to provide assistance to those who are under unfortunate circumstances.
To provide services for the benefit and well-being of our fellowmen.
The Filipino Community of Santa Clara County is a Nonprofit Organization bound by its values and traditions rooted and brought from our native country of the Philippines. It serves as a venue to share and experience the rich social and cultural heritage and traditional values through regular events and gatherings at 627 North 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
The objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
a. To establish cordial and harmonious relationship and understanding among Filipinos.
b. To foster active interest and participation in responsible government and civil affairs.
c. To initiate and develop programs and activities to meet the needs of the Filipinos of all ages.
d. To foster and perpetuate the Filipino culture and heritage.
e. To provide necessary assistance and to protect the rights of members, who by reason of health, financial status, age or unfortunate circumstances, shall seek the help of the organization
Section 1. Qualifications:
a. Any person of Filipino ancestry or descent, their spouses and immediate dependents, at least eighteen years of age shall be eligible for membership.
b. Non-Filipinos who do not qualify on Section 1a above may be accepted as honorary members, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin.
Section 2. Classes of Members
a. Lifetime Member - A member who has paid the lifetime membership fee of $100.
b. Yearly Member - A member who paid a yearly membership fee of $50.
c. Annual dues is effective January to December.
Section 3. Approval of Membership
a. All those desiring to become members of the Social Club will be required to complete a membership form. The information provided by a prospective member will be verified and if his or her qualifications satisfy the organization's criteria for membership, the member's application shall be recommended for approval by the membership committee chairperson and approved
by The Filipino Community of Santa Clara County president.
Section 4. Termination of Membership
a. Resignation, removal, death, or non-payment of membership dues shall terminate the membership in the organization.
b. The bases for termination described in Article V, Section 5c and 5d shall also be applied.
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5c. Any member, who has committed an act which, in the judgement of the three-fourth (3/4) of the remaining members of the Board, shall constitute misconduct in office.
5d. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, or any unbecoming conduct shall disqualify such member from holding any position."
Section 5. Rights of Members
Members of the organization shall have the following rights:
a. To receive the benefits and the use of the facilities and services offered by the organization. Refer to the approved resolution regarding discounts.
b. To suggest new and more effective ways and means to achieve goals and objectives of the organization.
c. To participate in all deliberations and discussions and be entitled to vote.
d. A member must have paid their dues six months prior to an election to be eligible to vote.
e. Honorary Members cannot vote in electing officers and in amending the Constitution and Bylaws.
Section 6. Benefits of Members
a. Discount for leasing the building for a special event (applies to lifetime member or yearly member; 50 %, 30% respectively).
b. Entrance fee discount (applies to lifetime member or yearly member).
c. Advertising discount (applies to lifetime member or yearly member).
The Filipino Community of Santa Clara County
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