Organizational Structure

Article I – Name of Organization

The name of the organization will be Asheville Tea Party.

Article II – Mission Statement
Our purpose in forming Asheville Tea Party (ATP) is to provide an organizational foundation for the execution of projects that advance our core values; those being specifically: the promotion and preservation of individual rights, Constitutionally-limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.

Article III – Scope of Activities

Using a project oriented structure and team leadership approach, ATP’s activities primarily include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Volunteer Recruitment
  2. Liaison Activities
    1. Groups
      1. Local  (BCRWC/HVL/Party Barn)
      2. Regional (NC rally support for Mark Meadows)
      3. State (NC Tea Part Constitutional Caucus/Black Robe Regiment)
      4. National  (FreedomWorks/Heritage Action)
    2. Media Relations
  3. Communication
    1. Newsletters
    2. Website
    3. Letters and Commentary
  4. Government Watch
    1. City/County
    2. State
    3. Federal
  5. Establishing a media presence through radio, print ads, etc.
  6. Conducting opposition and issues research  (ICaucus)
  7. Designing and coordinating events
  8. Facilitating educational opportunities
  9. Networking and forming ‘ad hoc’ organizational coalitions
  10. Soliciting financial donations in support of the above activities

Article IV – Leadership

  • A Project Management Board Team will provide leadership to ATP.
  • ATP will at all times have a certified Treasurer and Chairperson.
  • Project leaders and members of their team will provide action items for the organization and set agenda for Board meeting.
  • If any Project Management Board member leaves office in the middle of the term, Project Management Board Team members shall suggest candidates for the vacated position and choose a successor by consensus.
  • Any Project Management Board Team Member may be removed by consensus of the Project Management Board.

Board Duties are as follows:

Chairperson

  1. Advocate and promote the mission of Asheville Tea Party.  
  2. Provide input to newsletters and production.
  3. Oversee media relations.
  4. Contribute to website.
  5. Provide direction to Project Management Board and project leaders
  6. Develop Project Management Board by encouraging leadership from around District 11.
  7. In the event that the chairperson is incapacitated, his or her duties will be delegated by the Project Management Board Team.

Treasurer

  1. Maintain all reports, statements and other required documents.
  2. Collect, expend, and keep account of all the moneys received and spent by the group.
  3. Collect and deposit funds in the name of the organization.
  4. Prepare and present a financial report at the Board meetings and general organization meetings.
  5. Prepare and submit a financial statement at the termination fo the current term of office, to be submitted to the Board of Directors within thirty days after the termination date.

Project Management Board Members

  1. Set priorities for long and short term objectives based upon ATP’s mission statement
  2. Formulate and approve ATP policy based upon our mission statement
  3. Promote, organize and retire projects based upon ATP’s mission statement
  4. Approve organizational expenditures
  5. Remove Project Management Board member, if required
  6. Should the need arise, amend Project Management Board member duties to reflect new needs of the organization.

Article VII – Meetings

  1. Meetings are scheduled and announced by the Project Management Board.
  2. The Project Management Board will meet4 times a year at a time and place convenient to members.  Meetings can be on a conference call.
  3. A weekly social/meeting open to all, will take place every Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Project Leaders

  1. Determine individual project meeting time, place and members; meet as often as project members see fit
  2. Select, define and control project
    • Ensuring that all resources and activities are on target throughout duration of the project
    • Staying on plan
  3. Determine resources needed and report to Project Management Board
  4. Determine scope of operations
  5. Report progress to Project Management Board
  6. Disband project at completion with optional video documentation (See resource document: Project-Oriented Structure)

Project Types

not mandatory and not limited to:

  • Calls to Action
    1. Legislative Updates (Adopt-A-Bill…)
    2. Protests and Demonstrations
    3. Letter Writing, Online Commenting
  • Educational Forums
    1. Presentations
    2. Round-Table Discussions
    3. Debates
  • Guest Speakers
    1. Subject matter Experts
    2. Key Figures
  • Social Networking
    1. Parties, Get-Togethers
    2. Luncheons and Dinners
  • Film Screenings
  • Volunteerism
    1. Team Leads
    2. Coordinators
  • Communications
    1. Video Production
    2. Ad, Literature and Poster Development