Message from the EHZC Board of Directors

 
 

*** Please attend the Member Meeting at 7:00 on Thursday, August 10th.

Notice of Special Meeting of Dues Paying Members

A special meeting of all members of Empty Hand Zen Center (The Meeting House Zen Group, Inc.) will be held on August 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the zendo, 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle. 

At the meeting members will vote on a resolution to authorize the board of directors to move forward on a sale of the Lawton Street building if our cash reserves fall below $60,000, which is an estimate of the amount needed to cover zendo expenses for one year. The resolution reads as follows: 

RESOLVED, that if and when the Corporation's cash reserves fall below $60,000, as certified by the Treasurer of the Corporation, then the Board of Directors is authorized to take all necessary steps to sell the real estate and improvements which are owned by the Corporation, located at 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle, New York. 

Under the by-laws, no other business can be transacted or voted on at the meeting. 

If you are not able to attend the meeting you can vote by proxy - giving someone the authority to cast your vote according to your directions. A form of proxy is enclosed with this notice below. You should check one of the three spaces to indicate how you intend to vote on the resolution; or you can give authority to your proxy to vote according to his or her discretion. 

Unless you are absolutely certain that you will attend the special meeting, you should complete a proxy and send or bring it to the zendo, so that your opinion will be represented. You can revoke the proxy at any time, and if you attend the meeting in person, the proxy is automatically cancelled.

We hope you will make every effort to attend the meeting, so that all of us on the Board and in the sangha will have the benefit of your compassionate wisdom. Together we can carry the Center forward to the next stage of its life, but only if we know we are all acting with one another's support. 
 

With great gratitude,

 

The Empty Hand Zen Center Board of Directors

Jeffrey Silver - Chairman - plata47@msn.com

Elena Falcone - Treasurer - elena.falcone@gmail.com

Chris Dee - Secretary - ebay14@verizon.net

 

(Print this email and fill out the form or contact us at emptyhandzen@yahoo.com for a separate Word or PDF document that you can print and fill out or email.)

PROXY

To: The corporate Secretary, The Meeting House Zen Group, Inc. (a/k/a Empty Hand Zen Center)

I hereby grant to (check one):

 ____ the Chair of the Board, or, in his absence, the Treasurer of the Corporation

 ____ ____________________________________________
           (fill in the name of a member who will attend the meeting)

my proxy to vote on my behalf at the Special Meeting on August 10, 2017. 

This proxy is effective for that meeting only, including any adjournment. 

The only resolution to be presented at the Meeting is the following:

RESOLVED, if the Corporation's cash reserves fall below $60,000 as certified by the Treasurer of the Corporation, then the Board of Directors is authorized to take steps to sell the real estate and improvements located at 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle, New York, owned by the Corporation. 

The proxy I have named above may exercise my vote (check one):

 ____ to vote YES on the resolution
____ to vote NO on the resolution
____ in his or her discretion on the resolution

I understand that I may revoke this proxy at any time, and that if I attend the Special Meeting in person, this proxy is revoked automatically. 

Signed:_________________________________

Date:

This Proxy should be delivered to the Secretary or to any member of the Board before the Special Meeting begins.

The Empty Hand Zen Center Board of Directors

Jeffrey Silver - Chairman - plata47@msn.com
Elena Falcone - Treasurer - elena.falcone@gmail.com
Chris Dee - Secretary - ebay14@verizon.net
Konin Cardenas - Guiding Teacher - emptyhandzen@yahoo.com
Deb Wood - musheen@verizon.net
Frank Raddock - frankradd@aol.com
Paula Borsody - paulaborsody@gmail.com