BY-LAWS (COVENANTS) OF THE
                        MOONPATH CIRCLE, INC.
                      As Adopted June 24, 2006

          Recall that Purpose, Affiliation, Non-Discrimination, 
       Dissolution, Tax-Exempt Status and Amendments are 
       already addressed in the Charter.


                      ARTICLE I - MEMBERSHIP

A.  Any person, fourteen years of age or older, may become a
member of this Corporation (Congregation) who is in sympathy with
its purpose and program.  It is generally understood that all
members should have an understanding of the history of the
Congregation.

B.  Members are those who have qualified for membership by
signing the membership roll as provided in the Charter and who
remain linked by affection, association, and loyalty to this
organization.


                    ARTICLE II - BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
A.  The policy making body of this corporation shall be a Board
of Trustees, referred to as "The Council." The Council shall be
composed of six members of the Congregation.  This Council shall
consist of the President (First Officer), Vice-President (Second
Officer), Secretary (Scribe), Treasurer (Purse Warden), and two
Trustees (a Seneschal and a Seannachie). All Officers and
Trustees shall be at least eighteen years of age.

B.  The First Officer, Second Officer, Scribe, and Purse Warden 
shall be elected by the incumbent Officers and Trustees at the 
Annual Meeting to one-year terms or until their successors are 
elected.

C.  The Trustees shall be elected by the incumbent Officers and
Trustees at the Annual Meeting and shall serve for a term of one
year, or until their successors are elected.

D.  An Officer or Trustee may be removed from the Council by a
unanimous vote of the other Council members. A member of the
Congregation who is not a member of the Council may be removed by
a majority vote of the Council.

E.  Vacancies shall be filled by the remaining Council members
through appointment, and such appointees shall serve with full
authority until the next Annual Meeting.


F.  Meetings of the Council may be called by the First Officer or
any three members of the Council, after reasonable notice being
given of no less than twenty-four hours.

G.  The latter time restriction may be waived by no less than
eighty percent (80%) of the Council members, all of whom are
present at the meeting when waived.


                     ARTICLE III - OFFICERS

A.  The duties of the Officers shall be those commonly performed
in the positions held.

B.  The First Officer shall serve as the public voice of the
Council, call and preside at meetings, sign legal documents, and
perform other tasks as assigned by the Council.

C.  The Second Officer shall serve in the absence of the First
Officer and perform other tasks as assigned by the Council.

D.  The Scribe shall maintain records, handle correspondence,
supervise the election procedure, and perform other tasks as
assigned by the Council.

E.  The Purse Warden shall have charge of all funds and deposit
them in the name of the Corporation in such banks, or other
depositories selected by the Council.  The Purse Warden shall
make such reports to the Council as it may request.

F. The Seneschal shall be in charge of congregation altar tools
and arrangements and the administration of other servers around
the altar as the Council may request.

G. The Seannachie shall be the bard who preserves and repeats the
traditions and genealogy of the congregation as the Council may
request.


                    ARTICLE IV - THE MINISTRY

A.  The Council shall hold worship events on sabbats, full moons,
new moons, and other occasions that they deem appropriate.

B.  The Council shall provide one-on-one and group education for
members and others in the ways of the Goddess and the God.

C.  The Council shall maintain a website of educational and
resource material.

D.  The Council shall use graphic arts to further worship,
teaching and education.


E.  The Council shall perform acts of charity using money,
materials and service.

F.  The Council may ordain its members to the Holy Order of
Clergy for the purposes of performing legal ceremonies and
ministering to the outside community.

G.  The Council may ordain selected members of the congregation
as Elders in Communion (Clergy) for the purposes of performing
legal ceremonies and ministering to the outside community. An
Elder in Communion is a member of the congregation whom the
Council has determined to be linked to them by affection,
association, and loyalty and share in the essential elements of
their spiritual values.

H.  Ordinations shall be renewed at the Annual Meeting for those
deemed to continue in good standing by the Council.


               ARTICLE V - MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS

A.  Annual Meeting:  The Council shall set a time and place for
the Annual Meeting in the month of February (Imbolc).

B.  Special Meetings:  Special meetings of the Council or
congregation may be called by the First Officer or a majority of
those serving on the Council.

C:  Special meetings of the congregation may be called to
establish consensus and to gather concerns.

D:   Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of
the Council, other than amendment to the Charter or Bylaws or
removal of officers/trustees, may be taken without a meeting if a
consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be
signed by all of the Officers and Trustees.


              ARTICLE VI - QUORUM AND REQUIRED VOTES

A.  At Annual and Special Meetings, sixty (60) percent of the
Council shall constitute a quorum.

B.  Except as otherwise specified in the Charter or Bylaws, a
majority vote of those present at Council meetings shall be
sufficient to pass resolutions and otherwise transact business.

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