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Governance

The Board of Directors

The World Organization for Positive Action (WOPA) is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with the WOPA bylaws. The board consists of at least three and no more than twenty members, together with the officers of the organization. The officers of the organization consist of a President, Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Secretary and the Treasurer.

Officers and Members of the Board of Directors do not receive salaries for their services.

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets monthly — usually on the last Saturday of every month in Wayne or Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Any member or interested person may attend. We recommend confirming the time, date and location beforehand by calling 973-616-5115 or by using the contact form on this website.

Board Elections

The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the active membership of the organization in accordance with the WOPA bylaws. They are elected for two year terms and are permitted to hold office for multiple and successive terms. Nominations for positions on the Board of Directors may be made by any Member at the annual general meeting or at a special General Meeting called for that purpose.

Projects

All Projects must be approved by the Board of Directors and overseen by a Board Member, who must report to the Board of Directors. All travel costs for are paid by individuals.

Fundraising

WOPA raises money to fund its projects through individual and company contributions, fundraising events (including the annual Tricky Tray party held on the Saturday before Columbus Day and a Spring dinner dance party), and membership fees. All money raised go into the General Fund unless otherwise specified. Administrative fees for the organization are completely paid by its Board Members through their $15 monthly membership fee.

For more information on making a donation or becoming a member, see the Support WOPA section of the website.

WOPA Bylaws

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