PROPOSED BY-LAWS (COVENANTS) OF THE
                  CONGREGATION OF THE GODDESS, INC.


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

                                                   Draft 6/16/06
                                                   Notes
                      ARTICLE I - MEMBERSHIP

A.  Any person, fourteen years of age or older, may become a 
member of this 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 have 
paid an annual dues of $25 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 (Congregation) 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 two 
years, 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 six 
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.

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 shall ordain Officers and Trustees to the Holy 
Order of Clergy for the purposes of performing legal ceremonies 
and ministering to the outside community.

G.  The Council shall 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 at the sabbat of ____.

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.



_____________________           ATTEST:______________________
   President                               Secretary


                                  Adopted: _____________________