House of Ideology
Bylaws of the House of Ideology, an Unincorporated
Article 1: Offices
Section 1.01. Principal office
The principal office of the association for its
transaction of business is located in the city of West Hollywood and county of Los
Section 1.02. Change
Bylaws of the House of Ideology hereby grants the Council of
Ideologues full power and authority to change the principal office of the
association from one location to another.
Any such change is to be noted in the bylaws, but shall not be considered an
amendment to the bylaws.
Article 2: Members
Section 2.01. Classification of Members
We play roles in our House of Ideology defined by our Articles of
Association of our House of Ideology. Our High Ideologue of our House of
Ideology manages and administers the affairs, properties, and temporalities of
our House of Ideology. Our High Ideologue leads our Council of Ideologues.
Our Council of Ideologues consists of any number of Spiritizers. The wings of our House of Ideology are unincorporated non-profit religious organizations where in
spiritizers and people from all occupations gather to give and receive spiritual
entertainment, education, and leadership. The basis for the spiritual
entertainment, education, and leadership given and received are the words and
teachings contained within our House of Ideology Manifesto. Our High Ideologue
writes our House of Ideology Manifesto. We read our House of Ideology Manifesto
and offer our feedback. Together we converge upon models of self and world that
enable us to have the highest esteem of self and world that we can possibly
imagine. Together we devote our energy, space and time to thoughts,
beliefs, and expectations about self and world that produce the most powerful
emotional responses of joy, faith, and love imaginable and the most powerful
physiological responses of health possible.
B. We operate our House of Ideology using a hierarchical polity. Polity is our
internal organizational framework, patterns of association, cooperation and
governance, the structures that our faith community uses to implement our
doctrine and live out our commitment. Organization determines the relationship
between our local units and our more general, coordinating bodies. Polity
assigns content to different roles persons play in our faith community, as well
as its affiliated agencies.
C. The role of an Associate of our House of Ideology is as follows:
with our High Ideologue, Spiritizers, Ideologues and/or other Associates
of our House of Ideology.
To be free to make up
own mind about self and world.
D. The role of an
Ideologue of our House of Ideology is to do all that an Associate of our House
of Ideology does plus the following;
Affirm the statement
of faith contained within the House of Ideology Manifesto.
Build a model of
self and world made up of truth and myth and converge upon a standard of conduct
that in mind of self best produces happiness and health.
agnostic, positivistic, nationalistic, spiritization of a model of self and
world taken to its' logical extreme.
educated, and led by this House of Ideology Manifesto.
in agreement with discovery and optimistic about mystery.
E. The role of a
Spiritizer of our House of Ideology is to do all that an Ideologue of our House
of Ideology does plus the following;
Study and demonstrate ability as
an educator, entertainer, and leader to serve the House of Ideology as a
Spiritizer in accord with the Bylaws and Articles
of Association of the House of Ideology and the Articles
of Incorporation of the High Ideologue, A Corporation Sole.
Use this House of
Ideology Manifesto or write another Manifesto if desired to teach, entertain,
and lead others with good examples of how to take a love of healthy, agnostic,
positivistic, nationalistic, spiritization of self and world to its' logical
3. Join with at least two other Spiritizers of the House of Ideology to form a local wing of the House of Ideology as a non-profit organization.
Challenge us to have the highest esteem of self and
world that we can possibly imagine and converge upon a standard of conduct
that best produces happiness and health.
F. The role of the
Chosen One of our House of Ideology is to do all that a Spiritizer of our House
of Ideology does plus the following;
Love, guide, and
cherish the High Ideologue of our House of Ideology as mandated by the Articles
of Association of our House of Ideology.
Groom self as a
successor to the High Ideologue of our House of Ideology.
Join with our
High Ideologue and or other like-minded Spiritizers to form a wing of our House of
G. The roll of the
High Ideologue of our House of Ideology is to do the following;
manage the affairs, property, and temporalities of our House of Ideology, an
unincorporated non-profit religious association under the direction of the High
Ideologue of our House of Ideology.
rewrite our House of Ideology Manifesto as to best elaborate upon the Statement
of Faith of our House of Ideology.
Direct our House
H. Our High
Ideologue invites those who would like to identify with and devote energy,
space, and time to the accomplishment of our purposes and goals as described within
the House of Ideology Manifesto to join our House of Ideology as an Ideologue.
Some Ideologues who join our House of Ideology may choose to make themselves
available as Spiritizer of our House of Ideology
and participate in the development of our House of Ideology as this may unfold
over time. Here is the likeness of our
House of Ideology Seal. Here is the likeness of our High
I. The association shall
have no members.
Section 2.01. Effect
Any action that would otherwise require approval by a
majority of all members shall require only approval of our Council of
Ideologues. All rights otherwise be
vested under the Non-profit Religious Law in members shall be vested in the
Article 3: Directors
Section 3.01 Number
The Association shall have not less than one (1) and not more
than thirteen (13) directors. The
exact number of directors shall be one and the number shall be fixed from time
to time, within limits specified by the bylaws, by amendment to these bylaws
duly adopted by approval of the Council of Ideologues, as that term is defined
in section 5032 of the Corporations Code.
Section 3.02 Qualifications
The Directors of the association shall be residents of
the planet Earth.
Section 3.03 Terms of Office
Each Director shall hold office for life or until their
resignation, or removal from office by the Council of Ideologues.
Section 3.04 Nomination
Any person may nominate self as qualified
to be a director under section 3.02 of these bylaws by the method of nomination
authorized by the Council of Ideologues or by any other method authorized by
Section 3.05 Election
The Council of Ideologues shall elect directors at any
regular meeting as prescribed by section 3.07 of these bylaws or by written
ballot as authorized by section 3.11 of these bylaws.
The Council of Ideologues elects candidates receiving the highest number
of votes. The High Ideologue of the House of Ideology holds veto powers.
Section 3.06 Compensation
Council of Ideologues may fix a sum from time to time by
resolution that shall be compensation given by the House of Ideology to directors.
Section 3.07 Meetings
(A). Call of Meetings
The High Ideologue, The Chosen One, the Secretary or any
two (2) Directors may call meetings of the Council of Ideologues.
(B). Place of Meetings
Council of Ideologues shall hold meetings at the
principal office of the association as specified in section 1.01 of these bylaws
or as changed from time to time as provided in section 1.02 of these bylaws.
(C). Time of Regular
Council of Ideologues shall hold regular meetings without
call or notice, on the first Wednesday of each month.
If any date fixed for the regular meetings falls on a legal holiday, the
Council of Ideologues shall hold the meeting scheduled for that day at the same
hour on the next succeeding day that is not a legal holiday.
(D). Special Meetings
The High Ideologue, the Chosen One, Secretary and or any
two (2) Directors may call special meetings of the Council of Ideologues.
Special meeting shall be held on four (4) days notice by first-class
mail, postage paid, or on forty-eight (48) hours notice delivered personally or
by telephone, including a voice messaging system or any other system or
technology designed to record and communicate messages, telegraph, facsimile,
electronic mail, or other electronic means.
Notice of a special meeting need not be given to any director who signed
the waiver of notice or written consent to holding the meeting, or approval of
the minutes of the meeting, whether before or after the meeting, or who attend
the meeting without protesting the lack of notice to that director either before
or at the commencement of the meeting. Directors
must file all waivers, consents, and approval with the association records or
make these a part of the minutes of the meeting.
A majority of the authorized number of directors
constitutes a quorum of the Council of Ideologues for transaction of business,
except as hereinafter provided.
(F). Transactions of Council
Except as otherwise provided in the articles, in these
bylaws, or by the law, every act or decision done or made by a majority of the
directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall be
the act of the Council of Ideologues. Provided, however, that any meeting at
which a quorum is initially present may continue to transact business
notwithstanding the withdrawal of Directors, if any action taken is approved by
at least a majority of the acquired quorum for such a meeting, or such greater
number as is required by law, the articles, or these bylaws.
(G). Conduct of Meetings
The High Ideologue or in his or her absence any directors
elected by the directors present shall preside at meetings of the Council of
Ideologues. The Secretary of the
association or, in the Secretary's absence any person appointed by the presiding
officer shall act as Secretary of the Council of Ideologues. Directors of the
Council of Ideologues may participate in a meeting to use of conference
telephone or similar communication equipment; so long as members participating
in such meeting can hear one another. Such participation shall constitute personal presence at the
A majority of directors present, whether or not a quorum
is present, may adjourn any meeting to another time and place.
If the meeting of adjourns for more than twenty-four (24) hours, notice
of the adjournment to another time or place must be given prior to the time of
the adjourned meeting to the directors who were not present at the time of the
Section 3.08 Action without Meeting
The Council of Ideologues may take any action required or
permitted without a meeting, if all members of the Council individually or
collectively consent in writing to such action.
Such written consent or consent shall be filed with the minutes of the
proceedings of the Council of Ideologues. Such
action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as unanimous vote
of such directors.
Section 3.09 Removal of Directors
(A). Removal for Cause
Council of Ideologues may declare vacant the office of a
director on the occurrence of any of the following events:
court order has declared the director to be of unsound mind;
(2). The director has been
convicted of a felony; or
director has been found by final order or judgment of any court to have breached
duties imposed by section 7238 of the Corporation Code on directors who perform
functions with respect to assets held in a charitable trust; or
director has failed to attend the minimum required number of meetings of the
Council set time to time by resolution of the Council.
(5). The director has conducted self in a manner
inconsistent with the tasks, goals and purposes of the House of Ideology as
described in the articles and/or bylaws.
(6). The director has conducted self in a manner
inconsistent with the statement of faith of the House of Ideology as published
in the Manifesto
(7). The director has caused the trademarks and/or
service marks owned by the High Ideologue of the House of Ideology to be used in
a manner inconsistent with the licensing agreements.
(B). Removal without Cause
Except as provided in the Articles, any Director may be
removed without cause if such removal is approved by the Council of Ideologues
acting as Council of Ideologues within the meaning of section 5032 of the
Section 3.10 Resignation of Director
Any director may resign effective on giving written
notice of the High Ideologue, the Chosen One, the Secretary, or the Council of
Ideologues of the association. If
the resignation is effective at a future time, a successor may be selected to
take office when the resignation becomes effective.
Section 3.11 Vacancies in the Council
Vacancies on the Council of Ideologues shall exist on the
death, resignation, or removal of any Director; whenever the number of Directors
authorized increased; and on the failure of the Council of Ideologues in any
election to elect a full number of Directors authorized.
(B). Filling Vacancies by
Except for vacancies created by the removal of Director
pursuant to section 3.09 of these bylaws, vacancies on the Council of Ideologues
may be filled by approval of the Council of Ideologues or if the number of
directors then in offices is less than a quorum, by any of the following
(1). Unanimous written consent of the directors then in
(2). The affirmative vote of a majority of directors then
in office at a meeting held pursuant to notice or waivers of notice as provided
in section 3.07 (d) of these bylaws;
(3). or a sole remaining director.
Article 4: Officers
Section 4.01 Number and Titles
The officers of the association shall be our High
Ideologue and such other officers with titles and duties as shall be determined
by our Council of Ideologues and as may be necessary to enable our House of
Ideology to sign instruments. Our
High Ideologue administers and manages the affairs, property, and temporalities
of our House of Ideology.
Section 4.02 Appointment and Resignation
The officers shall be chosen by the Council of Ideologues
and serve at the pleasure of the High Ideologue, subject to the rights, if any,
of an officer under any contract of employment.
Any Officer may resign at anytime on written notice to the association
without prejudice to the rights, if any, of the association under any contract to
which the officer is a party.
Article 5: Corporate Records, Reports, and Seal
Section 5.01 Keeping Records
The association shall keep adequate correct records of
account and minutes of the proceedings of the Council of Ideologues, and
committees of the Council of Ideologues. The
association shall also keep a record of Directors giving their names and
addresses and the class of affiliation held by each.
The minutes shall be kept in written form.
Other books and records shall be kept in either written form or in any
other form capable of being converted into written form.
Section 5.02 Annual Report
The Council of Ideologues shall cause an annual report to
be sent to the Directors not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the
close of the association fiscal year. The
report shall contain all the information required by section 6321 (a) of the
corporation code and shall be accompanied by any report thereon of independent
accounts, or in the event that there is no such report, the certificate of authorized officer
of the association that such statements were prepared without audit from the
books and records of the association.
Section 5.03 Annual Statement of Certain Transactions and
Our association shall furnish annually to its Directors a
statement of any transaction or indemnification described in section 6322 (d)
and (e) of the Corporation Code, if such transaction or indemnification took
place. Such annual statement shall
be affixed to and sent with the annual report described in section 5.02 of these
Section 5.04 Association Seal
Our Council of Ideologues shall adopt a seal that shall
be the emblem of the House of Ideology. Our
Secretary of the Association shall have the custody of the seal and fix it in
all appropriate cases to all corporate documents. Failure to affix the seal shall not, however, affect the
validity of any instrument.
Article 6. Limitation
on Association Activities
No substantial part of the activities of this Association
shall consist of the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to
influence legislation, nor shall this Association participate or intervene in
any political campaign including the publication or distribution of statements
on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Article 7. Amendments
Approval in writing by the Council of Ideologues is
required to validate any amendment and to repeal an existing
amendment to the articles or bylaws of the House of Ideology.
Article 8. Subordinate Organization
The High Ideologue, A Corporation Sole administers and
manages the affairs, property, and temporalities of The House of Ideology in
accordance with the Articles of Incorporation of the High Ideologue, A
Corporation Sole. The High Ideologue is human intermediary for the High
Ideologue, A Corporation Sole and directs the House of Ideology in accordance
with the By Laws of the House of Ideology. The High Ideologue is included in the
Council of Ideologues and may not be removed, excluded from voting or in any way
inhibited from participation in the business of the Council of Ideologues.
CERTIFICATE of secretary of the House of Ideology
A California Nonprofit Unincorporated Association
I hereby certify that I am acting Secretary of said
association and at the foregoing bylaws constitute the bylaws of said
association and are duly adopted by a meeting of the Council of Ideologues thereon
of held on_December 19____, 2007
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned is the founder of the
House of Ideology and has executed these Articles of Association on December 19,
High Ideologue of the House of Ideology