All events are organized and run by family volunteers. Become a part of Glen Lake today!
Get Involved as a family volunteer or PTO Member! All families with students at Glen Lake are members of the PTO and are welcome at PTO meetings and events.
President: Audrey Leicher
Treasurer: Sara Lazorik
Secretary: Kelly Knewtson
Auditor: Rachel Klick
Board Members at Large:
The Glen Lake PTO is an important part of our school. Through events like the Walk-A-Thon, Carnival, Turkey Bingo, Boxtops for Education, and more, we are able to raise the money to fund many programs and resources for Glen Lake.
Goals of the PTO:
- Create an inclusive space for parents and families to participate in school events, learn more about the school year budget and hear updates from the Principal and staff.
- Create community building and volunteer opportunities for Glen Lake families.
- Raise funds to support the Glen Lake community — including field trips, equipment and programs for the building and outdoor space, student engagement and many more.
2021-2022 PTO Meeting dates:
*meeting locations will be communicated prior to meeting (Glen Lake School Media Center and/or Zoom)
Monday, September 13 2021, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, October 11th 2021, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, November 15th 2021, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, January 10th 2022, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, March 14th 2022, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, May 9th 2022, 6:00-7:30pm (Annual Budget and Board Voting Meeting)
Amended and Restated Bylaws Of Glen Lake Parent Teacher Organization
The Bylaws of Glen Lake Parent Teacher Organization, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation are hereby amended and restated in their entirety to read as follows:
Article I. Offices And Corporate Seal.
Section 1. Registered Office. The registered office of the corporation in Minnesota shall be as stated in the Articles of Incorporation.
Section 2. Other Offices. The corporation may also have offices at such other places as the Board of Directors may determine.
Section 3. Corporate Seal. The corporation shall not have a corporate seal.
Article II. Purpose.
The purpose of this organization shall be in the general interests of charitable purposes as stated in the Articles of Incorporation and in the specific interests of the Glen Lake Elementary School, its students and the surrounding community, as follows:
- to promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school and community and to promote adequate care and protection of children and youth;
- to bring into closer relation the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate in the total education of the child;
- to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in mental, physical and social education;
- to urge and promote the creation, development and improvement of facilities for all educational activities in the school, except by means of the carrying on of propaganda, attempts to influence legislation or participation or intervention in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office;
- to conduct and encourage the holding of and participation in all activities of the Glen Lake Elementary School;
- to promote and encourage the participation of families in all school activities;
- to solicit, collect and receive funds from private and other sources for use in carrying out the foregoing purposes; and
- to acquire, own, purchase, manage and dispose of property of every kind in carrying out the foregoing purposes.
Article III. Membership.
The qualifications and conditions of membership in the corporation shall be as follows:
Section 1. Any parent/legal guardian of a student currently enrolled in Glen Lake Elementary School,or of a student who will be attending the following school year, and any staff member of the School is eligible for membership. Eligible members of this corporation indicate a desire and willingness to promote and further the purposes of the corporation. A person shall become a member by signing the membership roster maintained by the Board of Directors and shall remain a member until such person withdraws or no longer is a parent or legal guardian of a student of or a staff member of Glen Lake Elementary School.
Section 2. Property Rights. No Member has any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation.
Section 3. Meetings of Members.
- There shall be a minimum of one general meeting of the membership during each school year.
- All Members of the corporation shall be eligible to hold office, to make motions before general meetings and to participate in discussions at the general meetings.
- Each Member shall have one (1) vote at all meetings of the membership. Vote shall be in person or by proxy. Proxy votes shall be in writing and submitted to the Secretary at or before the meeting.
- The presence of 50% of the Members who have signed in at a duly called meeting shall be required to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
- An action of the majority of the Members present in person or by proxy, shall be taken as the action of the general membership.
- The annual meeting of the Members of the corporation shall be held at such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors and upon 14 days' written notice of the annual meeting. Such notice shall contain a proxy statement, by which Members may evidence their vote in writing by submitting the proxy to the Secretary at or before the meeting.
- Special meetings of the Members for any purpose may be called at any time by any member of the Board of Directors. Business transacted at special meetings shall be confined to the purposes stated in a notice thereof.
- Notice of such meeting of Members, stating the time and place thereof and, in the case of special meetings, the purpose thereof, shall be given to each staff member and the parent or legal guardian of each student enrolled at Glen Lake Elementary School not less than fourteen (14) days before the meeting. Notice to parent or guardian Members may be accomplished by delivering a written notice of such meeting to the child of such parent or legal guardian who is a student at Glen Lake Elementary School.
Article IV. Board of Directors.
Section 1. General Powers. The Board of Directors shall manage and direct the business and affairs of the corporation. The Directors shall in all cases act as a Board, and in the transaction of business, the act of a majority present at a meeting shall be the act of the Board, provided a quorum is present. The directors may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of their meetings and the management of the corporation as they may deem proper, not inconsistent with any statute or these Bylaws.
Section 2. Number, Qualifications and Method of Selection. The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than five (5) nor more than twenty (20) natural persons, a majority of whom must be adults. Directors need not be residents of the State of Minnesota. At least two (2) Members of the Glen Lake Elementary School faculty shall be on the Board of Directors at any one time. The principal of the Glen Lake Elementary School shall be a Director and is entitled to one vote. At the annual meeting, Members shall elect from the membership such Directors as are required under and pursuant to the Bylaws. Directors may be added other than at the annual meeting by a majority vote of existing directors to create vacancy Directorships not to exceed twenty (20).
Section 3. Term of Office. Each Director with the exception of the Principal of Glen Lake Elementary School shall serve for an initial one year term with all terms expiring at the end of the fiscal year.
Section 4. Removal. A Director may be removed from the Board of Directors for cause by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total number of Directors of the corporation.
Section 5. Compensation. No compensation shall be paid to any member of the Board of Directors for services as a member of the Board of Directors, except that the Board of Directors may approve, by resolution, reimbursements to Board members for expenses incurred in attending any meeting of the Board of Directors.
Section 6. Voting. All elected Directors of this corporation shall have full and equal voting rights at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and each Director shall have one (1) vote. The Board of Directors shall take action by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors present at a duly held meeting, except where the affirmative vote of a larger proportion or number is required by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.
Section 7. Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors shall hold its annual meeting at such time and place in the State of Minnesota as may be designated by the Board of Directors, for the purpose of electing Directors and Officers of this corporation and for the transaction of such other business as shall come before the meeting. At least fourteen (14) days’ notice of an annual meeting will be given to each Director.
Section 8. Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors may be held from time to time at such times and places in the State of Minnesota as the Board of Directors may determine by resolution adopted by a majority of the Board of Directors. At least five (5) days’ notice of regular meetings will be given to each Director.
Section 9. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President, the Vice President or by any three (3) or more Directors, by giving five (5) days’ notice to all Directors of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting.
Section 10. Place of Meetings. The Board of Directors may hold its meetings at such place or places as it may from time to time determine. Notice may be given by mail, e-mail, or telephone. Any meeting the notice for which fails to name the place of a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at Glen Lake Elementary School.
Section 11. Waiver of Notice. Notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors may be waived by any Director before, at or after the meeting, in writing or orally. Attendance by a Director at a meeting is a waiver of notice of that meeting, except where the Director objects at the beginning of the meeting to the transaction of business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened and does not participate thereafter in the meeting.
Section 12. Quorum. Except as otherwise provided by statute or these Bylaws, the presence, in person, of fifty percent (50%) of the total number of Directors shall be required to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting, and the act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the directors present may adjourn any meeting from time to time until a quorum is present. Notice of any adjourned meeting need not be given other than by announcement at the meeting at which adjournment is taken. If a quorum is present when a duly called or held Board meeting is convened, the Directors present may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding that the withdrawal of a number of directors originally present leaves less than required for a quorum.
Section 13. Electronic Communications. A conference among Directors, or among members of any committee designated by the Board, by any means of communication through which the participants may simultaneously hear each other during the conference, constitutes a meeting of the Board or the committee, if the same notice is given of the conference as would be required for a meeting, and if the number of persons participating in the conference would be sufficient to constitute a quorum at the meeting. Participation in a meeting by electronic means constitutes personal presence at the meeting.
Section 14. Written Action. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a Board meeting may be taken by a written action signed collectively, or individually in counterparts, by all Directors. Any such written action shall be effective when signed by the required number of Directors indicated above, unless a different effective time is provided in the written action. When any written action is taken by less than all Directors, all Directors shall be immediately notified of its text and effective date.
Section 15. Vacancies. Vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from the death, resignation, removal or disqualification of a Director may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors, even though less than a quorum. The Director filling the vacancy shall serve until the next Annual Meeting. Vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from newly created directorships may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors serving at the time of the increase.
Section 16. Resignation. A Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the corporation. The resignation is effective without acceptance when the notice is given to the corporation, unless a later effective time is specified in the notice.
Section 17. Committees. The Board of Directors may from time to time, by resolution, establish committees having the authority of the board in the management of the business of the corporation to the extent provided in the resolution. Any committee so established shall consist of one (1) or more natural persons who need not be Directors, and shall be subject at all times to the direction and control of the Board of Directors. At any meeting of any such committee the presence of a majority of the members of the committee shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Committees of the Board shall take action by the affirmative vote of a majority of committee members present at a duly held meeting, except where the affirmative vote of a larger proportion or number is required by the Board. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a committee meeting may be taken by a written action signed collectively, or individually in counterparts, by all members of such committee. Each committee shall keep a written record of its activities and shall submit such written record to the Board after each meeting and to the members of the committee.
Article V. Officers.
Section 1. Number. The officers of this corporation, who shall be one or more natural persons, shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an Auditor, and may consist of such other officers as the Board of Directors may designate from time to time. All officers must be members of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The officers of the corporation shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. Each elected officer of the corporation shall hold office for a term of one (1) year beginning and ending in the month of June. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Auditor may be elected to the same office for no more than two consecutive terms. The Treasurer may be elected for no more than three consecutive terms.
Section 3. Resignation. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice of resignation to the Board of Directors or to the President or to the Secretary of this corporation. A resignation shall take effect at the later of the time specified in the written notice or the time the written notice is received by the corporation. Unless otherwise specified in the written notice, the acceptance of a resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 4. Removal. Any officer may be removed, with or without cause, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Directors present at the meeting called for the purpose, and that purpose shall be stated in the notice or waiver of notice of the meeting, unless all of the directors of the corporation are present at the meeting.
Section 5. Vacancy. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, or removal shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Section 6. President. The President of the corporation shall: (a) have general active management of the business of this corporation; (b) when present, preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors; (c) see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect; (d) execute and deliver in the name of the corporation (except in cases in which such execution and delivery either shall be expressly delegated by the directors or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of this corporation or shall be required by law to be otherwise executed and delivered) any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments pertaining to the business of this corporation, including, without limitation, any instruments necessary or appropriate to enable this corporation to donate income or principal of this corporation in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation described in the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation; (e) maintain records of and, when necessary, certify proceedings of the Board and Members; (f) perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors; and, (g) in general, perform all duties usually incident to the office of the President.
Section 7. Vice President. In case of the absence or disability of the President, or if at any time the President's office shall become vacant, the Vice President may be vested by the Board of Directors to have and exercise all the powers of the President during such disability or until the vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled.
Section 8. Secretary. The Secretary shall make and keep all records of the corporation, shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the corporation and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Board.
Section 9. Treasurer. The Treasurer of the corporation shall: (a) keep accurate accounts of all moneys of this corporation received or disbursed; (b) deposit all moneys, drafts, and checks in the name of, and to the credit of, this corporation in such banks and depositaries as the Board of Directors shall from time to time designate; (c) have power to endorse for deposit all notes, checks, and drafts received by this corporation; (d) disburse the funds of this corporation as ordered by the Board of Directors, making proper vouchers therefor; (e) render to the President and the directors, whenever requested, an account of all his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of this corporation; (f) perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President; and, (g) in general, perform all duties usually incident to the office of the Treasurer.
Section 10. Auditor. The Auditor shall be responsible for reviewing the financial operations and transactions of this corporation and its Treasurer. The Auditor shall perform regular checks of the income and expenses of the corporation, and shall review and verify the designated funds, bank statements and tax returns of the corporation. Annually and additionally as requested by the Board of Directors, the Auditor shall prepare a report reviewing the financial operations and transactions of the corporation.
Section 11. Other Officers, Agents, and Employees. This corporation may have such other officers, agents, and employees as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. Such other officers shall be elected and such other agents and employees shall be appointed in such manner, have such operational and administrative duties, and hold their offices for such terms as may be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.
Article VI. Indemnification.
The corporation shall indemnify and shall, to the extent of reasonably available working capital, make advances of reasonable expenses to each Director, Officer and employee of the corporation, whether or not then in office or employed by the corporation, as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 317A.521. The Corporation shall not indemnify or make advances of expenses to any person who may otherwise be entitled thereto under Section 317A.521, by reason of such persons status or former status as an agent of the corporation or otherwise. The corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person in that person’s official capacity against any liability asserted against and incurred by the person in or arising from that capacity, whether or not the corporation would have been required to indemnify the person against the liability hereunder or under the provisions of Section 317A.521. The foregoing right of indemnification and the right to receive advances of expenses shall not be exclusive of other rights to which any director, officer or employee may be entitled as a matter of law or under any Bylaw, Agreement or otherwise.
Article VII. Financial Matters.
Section 1. Books and Records. The corporation shall keep at its registered or principal office, correct and complete books and records, necessary and appropriate to the conduct of the corporate business, including minutes of the proceedings of its Board of Directors and any committees established by the Board of Directors, and the names and addresses of the members of the Board of Directors. All books and records of the corporation may be inspected by any member, during normal business hours, for any proper purpose at any reasonable time.
Section 2. Documents Kept at Registered Office. The Board of Directors shall cause to be kept at the registered office of this corporation originals or copies of:
- Records of all proceedings of the Board of Directors;
- All accounting records financial statements of this corporation; and
- Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of this corporation and all amendments and restatements thereto.
Section 3. Fiscal Agents. This corporation may designate such fiscal agents, investment advisors, investment counsel or managers, custodians, banks, or trust companies as the Board of Directors may from time to time deem appropriate and in the best interests of this corporation. The Board of Directors may at any time, and from time to time, with or without cause, discontinue the use of the services of any such fiscal agent, investment advisor, investment counsel or manager, custodian, bank, or trust company, and this corporation shall promptly discontinue the use of the services of any such fiscal agent, investment advisor, investment counsel or manager, custodian, bank, or trust company for breach of fiduciary duty under Minnesota law.
Section 4. Contracts, Checks, Drafts, and Other Matters. The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents of the corporation, in addition to the officers so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
All checks, drafts, or orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the corporation, shall be signed by such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors. In the absence of such determination by the Board of Directors, such instruments shall be signed by the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer and countersigned by the President or a Vice President of the corporation. All funds of the corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositaries as the Board of Directors may select.
The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift, bequest or devise for the general purpose or for any special purpose of the corporation.
Article VIII. Amendments.
The Board of Directors and the Members with voting rights may amend the corporation’s Articles of Incorporation, as from time to time amended or restated, and these Bylaws, as from time to time amended or restated, to include or omit any provision which could lawfully be included or omitted at the time such amendment or restatement is adopted.
Article IX. Fiscal Year.
The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first day of July and end on the last day of June in each year.
The undersigned, the Secretary of the corporation, hereby certifies that the foregoing Bylaws were adopted pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors adopted at a duly called and held meeting of such Board effective as of April 13, 2007.
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