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TRUST SERVICE COMPANY USER GROUP BYLAWS

Article I
Purpose

The purpose of the Trust Service Company User Group will be to 1) provide a forum for users of the Trust Service Company software to suggest and prioritize system wide enhancements and improvements to the software applications, 2) provide an organization through which the programmers for the Trust Service Company software can reach a large portion of the users to discuss new releases, improvements, and problem solving techniques, 3) promote interaction between the staff of Trust Service Company and the users of the Trust Service Company software, 4) foster positive relations between the users of the Trust Service Company software.

Article II
Membership, Meetings, and Voting Privleges

2.1 Membership
Membership in the Trust Service Company User Group will be open to all entities who utilize the Trust Service Company software.

2.2 Annual Meeting
The members of the Trust Service Company User Group will meet annually at the called business meeting to take place at the Trust Service Company User Group meeting. At the annual meeting, the members of the organization will elect officers that will represent them on Trust Service Company User Group business that arises during the year prior to the next annual meeting.

2.3 Voting Privileges
Each representative attending the Trust Service Company User Group meeting will have one vote to be utilized during any votes that occur at the meeting.

Article III
Officers


3.1 General Powers
The business and affairs of the organization shall be managed by the officers.

3.2 Officers of the Organization
The officers of the organization shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.

3.3 Election and Term
The officers of the Trust Service Company User Group shall be elected by the members of the Trust Service Company User Group and shall hold office for one year or until the person's death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification or until the successor shall have been elected and qualified, whichever comes first.

3.4 Removal
Any officer or agent elected or appointed by the membership may be removed by the membership whenever in its judgement the best interests of the organization will be served thereby.

3.5 President
The President shall be responsible for the implementation of the policies and procedures approved by the membership. The President shall have authority over the general management of the activities of the organization in accordance with these Bylaws, subject to the authority of the membership. The President shall serve as moderator of all meetings of the organization. The President shall sign and execute instruments in the name of the organization except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the membership or by these Bylaws to some other officers or agent of the organization or shall be required by law otherwise to be signed or executed.

3.6 Vice-President
The Vice-President shall have such powers and duties as may from time to time be assigned to him/her by the membership. The Vice-President may sign and execute in the name of the organization instruments authorized by the membership, except where the signing and execution of such documents shall be expressly delegated by the membership or the President to some other office or agent of the organization or shall be required by law otherwise to be signed or executed. In the absence of the President or in the event of the President's death, inability or refusal to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.

3.7 Secretary
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Officers and/or membership. She/he shall keep all minutes of all such meetings in books designated for these purposes. The Secretary shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law. She/he shall have charge of the books, records, and papers of the organization. She/he shall in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President, the officers, the membership, or by these Bylaws.

3.8 Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have charge of and be responsible for all funds and securities, receipts, and disbursements of the organization, and shall deposit all monies and securities of the organization in such banks and depositories as shall be designated by the officers, provided that the officers may appoint a custodian or depository for any such funds or securities, and the officers may designate those persons upon whose signature or authority such funds may be disbursed. The Treasurer shall be responsible (i) for maintaining adequate financial accounts and records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; (ii) for the preparation of appropriate operating budgets and financial statements; and (iii) for the preparation of all tax returns as required.

3.9 Meetings of the Officers
The officers of the Trust Service Company User Group shall meet once quarterly in the manner of conference calls, meetings, or any other arrangement available to discuss and implement action items from the annual meeting of the organization or to conduct the business of the organization.

Article IV
Contracts, Checks, and Deposits


4.1 Contracts
The officers may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the - name of and on behalf of the organization, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

4.2 Checks and Drafts
All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, issued in the name of the organization, shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents, or employee or employees of the organization and in such manner, including facsimile signatures, as shall from time to time be determined by the resolution of the officers.

4.3 Deposits
All funds of the organization not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the organization in such depositories as the officers may select.

As adopted June 21, 1996 and amended September 12, 2003.

 


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Trust and Retirement Plan Software
50 Millstone Road
Building 400, Suite 300
East Windsor, NJ 08520
866-750-TSCI

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