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Ambassador Council
This page explains the role and constitution of the Ambassador Council of the Muellners Foundation.
Ambassador Council is an autonomous body in the Muellners Foundation's global community. It is a standalone and independent Council with its own powers of constitutional governance.
💁Open Council focuses on Foundation's governance and Ambassador Council promotes Foundation's philosophy and values in general public.
Ambassador Council has two bodies: a. Youth Wing
b. General Wing
The primary function and role of the Ambassador Council is to vocalise, and promote Muellners Foundation's public message, statements and public policy advocacy on issues of global interest, within the Foundation's guiding principles.
Youth Wing:
Members (between the human age of 18-25) shall comprise the Youth Wing:
Note: Age as on the date of member's nomination (to the Ambassador Council) shall be below 25.
a. Student leaders affiliated to academia e.g Entrepreneurship Development Cells, Student Representation Bodies in Universities e.g Student Boards
b. Student members from Learn fellowship alum network, and with a distinguished community engagement.
General Wing:
a. Members who are above the human age of 25, shall be nominated to constitute the General Wing. b. Members should not be currently serving to any of the Open Council Committee for a nomination to the Ambassador Council.
Therefore, only non Open Council members are nominated to this wing.
Foundation's Ambassador Council shall be free and independent to create, constitute and govern themselves with this Open Constitution.
The members from the Ambassador Council work with following community guidelines:
Meetings:
1. All members of the Ambassador Council shall meet atleast once in a year, to appoint amongst themselves: an "Impeachable" President of the Youth Wing and an "Impeachable" President of the General Wing. Presidents of both Wings shall represent the Ambassador Council of the Muellners Foundation
President(s) shall meet the Executive Council of the Open Council, on behalf of the Ambassador Council, on an ongoing basis;
1.1 Meetings are generally recorded on a monthly basis through an electronic meeting with the Executive Council, either exclusively or through Open Convention
1.2 When recorded through the member’s presence in the Foundation’s monthly Council meetings, or
1.3 When participating through the Independent Board's private mailing list on any Open Council vote, atleast once in a month.
2. The Ambassador Council President(s) may convene to meet the Executive Council or other members of the Open Council through an electronic meeting, in addition to the monthly Council meetings, to contribute to their roles and responsibilities.
3. Ambassador Council President(s) can convene an electronic meeting, inviting all the Ambassador Council members, to conduct an independent documented review of the Foundation’s initiatives.
Meeting Minutes: The meeting minutes from any convened “Ambassador Council meeting” shall be released to the Executive Council within 14 days of the meeting.
The Executive Council's President shall add these meeting minutes in the General meeting with the Independent Board.
The Independent Board reserves the right to reject or accept the meeting minutes and documented reviews of the Ambassador Council.
Serenity Governance Framework:
4. Muellners Foundation runs itself with a decentralized governance system. Ambassador Council works with the Open Council members with respect to the Foundation's initiatives and projects.
The Executive Council ratifies the Ambassador Council’s Resolutions.
The Independent Board then ensures ratification of any amendments to the constitution, governance and steering of the Foundation, based on Executive council's public reports.
Consideration:
5. Appointment to this Ambassador Council is pro bono and voluntary in nature. Appointments are generally made for an election period of atleast 1 year and atmost 3 years.
Appointment, Nomination, Removal and Resignation:
Appointment:
6.1 Following members can officially nominate a new or existing member of the Foundation to the Ambassador Council:
6.1 a. An elected member of any of the Open Council bodies, an existing member of the Ambassador Council's Youth Wing or of the General Wing.
6.1 b. A non Open Council member can also request their own nomination, in the form of a community proposal. The Nomination action shall be officially initiated by the only members mentioned in above 6.1 “a”.
6.2 Self nomination by an existing member of one of the Open Council bodies for his/her/their appointment to the Ambassador Council is not acceptable.
Self nomination by an existing non Open Council member of the Foundation, for his/her/their appointment to the Ambassador Council is not acceptable. Please read more. 6.3 Once the nomination is accepted by the Nominee, Nominee or the member nominating the nominee, shall file supporting documentations such as nominee's literature, publications, demonstration of social activities on Foundation's Membership Registry.
A Council Resolution "Vote IN" is then scheduled on the Ambassador Council's mailing list.
Electoral Process for "Vote IN" is conditional to a quorum.
a. Quorum is achieved when a minimum of half of all the Ambassador Council members, participate in the Council Resolution - "Vote IN". b. A decision is received in favour of the Council Resolution - "Vote IN", when majority of all the participating members of the Ambassador Council, vote "+1". E.g: Let's say there are 21 Ambassador Council members.
Atleast 11 members shall participate in the Council Resolution for the "Vote IN" to achieve quorum. This is the qualifying state for the Council Resolution to be logged on Serenity public ledger. For the appointment to be electorally approved, the "Vote IN" should receive atleast half of the total votes(required for quorum), in the favour of this Council Resolution. So, in this example, six (+1) votes of the participating 11 Ambassador Council members will do the job.😒
6.4 Appointment to the Ambassador Council is published on the public facing records of the Muellners Foundation and members are encouraged to link public affiliations to the Foundation.
Removal:
7.1 Members of the Ambassador Council or the Open Council can only officially nominate removal of a member from both wings(General or Youth) of the Ambassador Council.
7.2 Ambassador Council Resolution - Vote OUT" is considered to be active on the Serenity system, once it is initiated on the Ambassador Council’s private mailing list.
Electoral Process for "Vote OUT" is conditional to a quorum. a. Quorum is achieved when a minimum of half of all the Ambassador Council members participate in the Council Resolution "Vote OUT". b. A decision is received in favour of the "Vote OUT", when majority of all the participating members of the Ambassador Council, vote "+1". E.g: Let's say there are 21 Ambassador Council members.
Atleast 11 members shall participate in the Council Resolution for "Vote OUT" to achieve quorum. This is the qualifying state for the Council Resolution to be locked on Serenity public ledger. For the removal to be electorally approved for next stage, the "Vote OUT" should receive at least half of the total votes(required for quorum), in the favour of this Council Resolution. So, in this example, six (+1) votes of the participating 11 Ambassador Council members will do the job.😒
A strong reason for violation of Muellners Foundation’s governing policies and directives must be provided by member(s) initiating the resolution, to support the Ambassador Council resolution “Vote OUT”.
7.3 Community Referendum: Final removal of a member from the Ambassador Council is subject to a community referendum on the passed Council resolution “Vote OUT”, stated in 7.1 & 7.2 above.
Community Referendum is generally accessible by all members of the Muellners Foundation - both Open Council, Election Council, CWC members, Ambassador Council and non Council citizens.
Quorum on the Community Referendum for the Council Resolution - "Vote Out" is achieved when 33% (more than 1/3rd) of all the voluntarily organised subscribed members participate. Of the minimum participating members, the Community Referendum stands as Decided when majority of the quorum populace votes in favour of the stated Council resolution “Vote OUT”.
E.g: Let's say there are 1000 Foundation members.
A minimum of 333 members are required to participate in the Community Referendum to achieve quorum. The decision of the Community Referendum depends on a majority(167/333) in favour of, or against the subject of the Referendum. This is the qualifying state for the Referendum to get locked on Serenity public ledger.
Resignation:
9. A member's resignation from the Ambassador Council is a voluntary action.
A member may resign from the Ambassador Council by stating the reasons for resignation. The announcement of resignation can be done via electronic email on the Ambassador Council's private mailing list. If the President (of any of the wing of the Ambassador Council) is resigning, the Ambassador Council shall meet to appoint a new President before the resignation is deemed effective on the Serenity's ledger.
Miscellaneous:
10. The Independent Board reserves the right to update the terms and conditions, statutes from time to time, in compliance with the existing rules and regulations of the association, including reserving the right to terminate a member's appointment to the Ambassador Council at any time, without notice and without the due electoral process of removal, in the following scenario:
If the member is found convicted of criminal, civil and financial crimes, in any court of competent jurisdiction, across the world, where Foundation has an active presence, either through a legal body representation or an affiliate network.
Read more on the guiding principles & diversity statement of the Foundation here.
Read more about the Foundation’s Code of Conduct here.
11. The statutes of the Foundation and terms and conditions governing its functioning can be found here. The Independent Board reserves the right to dissolve a whole wing of Ambassador Council and initiate constitution of a new wing of the Ambassador Council.
12. The Foundation members communicate via cryptographic electronic communications systems, and technology tools.
In connection to the electronic meetings convened by members of this committee, Foundation’s IT infrastructure shall be used.
If the meeting took place outside the Foundation’s communications infrastructure, then the meeting minutes must be brought back to the notice of the Executive Council.
Prior to a nomination and receiving a passed Council Resolution "Vote IN", candidates to Ambassador Council should file their supporting documents to Serenity Membership Registry. A private link is generated by Serenity system.
Custodian: Election Council
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