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Justice Committee, Constitution and Membership Levels of IS Not-For-Profit Membership Community
Milestone Two - Function monitors Structure
Milestone Two - Function monitors Structure
Milestone Two - a summary:
Milestone Two is a membership community (we like to call it a fraternity). It is international, and there are plans already afoot to make the website available in at least German, Italian, French and Russian.
There are two tiers of membership – the first is Associate Membership – open to all, and at a low annual cost. The Associate Members are a vital part of Milestone Two and have access to the projects, programs and activities of Milestone Two. They can engage in whatever way they choose, based on their own desires, time and capacity. An Associate member has no voting rights, but their views are important and they will always make up the larger portion of the membership community.
The second tier is Full membership. The cost of Full membership is the same as Associate, however to become a full member requires nomination and there are some basic qualifications required (including being voted in by the majority of Full members). The Full members of Milestone Two have voting rights. They can become members of the Council, and staff of Milestone Two.
One of the reasons we have set up the membership in this fashion is that whilst we want all to be able to access Milestone Two – we do not want to have the control of the organization fall into the wrong hands. There have been instances in the past where Corp Scientology has taken over an “enemy” organization by sending in a volume of their staff to sign up and get onto the board, and then take control. The checks and balances prevent this from ever occurring with Milestone Two. The control of Milestone Two will always remain in the hands of the most dedicated, most trained, high case level and most productive members – which is the logical way to see Scientology move forward into the future. And with the Full Members having the vote on all matters relating to strategy, Council, and more, we feel satisfied that the organization can be well governed into the future.
As it is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, it currently has directors (7) and those we call the Council. The Council can grow in size, commensurate to the size of the membership community. Council members are not remunerated for their work and the constitution makes it clear that no assets or income of Milestone Two can go directly or indirectly to line the pockets of those on the Council, or others.
It also has a small staff organization (simply called Milestone Two) which has the job of administering and coordinating activities within the membership. There are communications, a magazine/journal, website maintenance, bills to pay, financial books to keep, and so on. All the regular functions of a company have to be performed. Staff who work for Milestone Two are remunerated for their time and efforts, and the Managing Director is paid based on a financial system established and overseen by the Council. Gone are the days where you have to live in poverty if you want to be a staff member. Milestone Two will pay its staff, making it possible for people to be on purpose and also pay the mortgage.
The Council and the staff of Milestone Two have NO rank, seniority or privilege over members of the organization. They are there to keep corporate governance in for the company, and to keep things running smoothly. They are a coordination and service hub – not a dictatorial control center.
The majority of “work” of Milestone Two is actually done by the Members. And that “work” is any project or program that they wish to initiate and then collaborate, communicate and coordinate to get done. Within the Milestone Two these projects are called groups – a term meaning groups of people who have common interests, activities or intentions.
You always wanted to train as an auditor? Or you want to open a field practice? There is a group on this – which enables you to share information, have an ongoing forum on key topics, get assistance on obtaining checksheets, materials, access to a courseroom, find a good C/S, and also have access to some great internship programs.
You have a driving purpose to get literacy programs actually implemented in schools? Heck, let’s get it done. You may just want to do activities in your local school on a part time basis, or get a project done that has a huge impact. Milestone Two has a group on literacy programs, and there are others with the same interests, similar goals, and you can work together, get assistance, advice, you name it.
One of our first projects is very exciting and is a new Div 6 project to get the original OCA back in use. And what about the Primary Rundown? And what about cleaning up the subject of Ethics (from the current perverted Corp Scn version, to the original LRH definitions and policies on personal ethics)?
All of these can be done with programs and projects – and these are organized into “groups” within the Milestone fraternity. Milestone Two is simply the platform that allows members to connect, collaborate and be an OT group that gets things done.
Our constitution lays out how this is achieved, and gives the basic policy on the structure and the system.
Definition of Constitution: (noun)
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
A written record of this.
Our constitution is a lengthy document – however, it is not hard to read. It is important that members understand it as it is the system that can take Scientology forward into the future. It is the structure that enables us to perform the needed functions, and achieve the purposes and objectives of Milestone Two.
We look forward to your feedback. As stated in the first two articles -- we plan to open the doors for Milestone Two by June 21, which is (in Australian time) less than 5 days away.
Constitution - Milestone Two Ltd
A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee
The name of the association shall be Milestone Two.
Objectives and Purposes
To foster an open enterprise virtual platform for a broad and supportive international fellowship and community, uniting people to use the tools and technologies of L. Ron Hubbard on a daily basis to better conditions in the world, and to help themselves.
To preserve and protect and correctly use the original spiritual philosophy and technologies developed by L. Ron Hubbard in order to secure this path to spiritual freedom for all those who wish to walk it.
To support an abundance of network communication lines to achieve the aims of the fraternity and to maintain inviting, supportive, honest and transparent communications for any who are interested in participating or wishing to learn of Milestone Two activities.
To support making training and qualifications services readily available across the planet, through the Milestone Two membership fraternity, to maintain the standard application of L. Ron Hubbard’s auditing, ethics and management technologies.
To provide support for Field Auditors, groups and organizations so they can obtain and maintain high technical standards and thus ensure their effectiveness and prosperity.
To initiate broad-reaching dissemination programs that individual members can use to introduce people to L. Ron Hubbard, his philosophies, and the technologies he developed.
To support an inter-faith program, promoting tolerance, cooperation, care and understanding as integral aspects to any movement that pursues ethical purposes.
To support the ongoing whistle-blower program on abuses and corruption of L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries and technologies, making clear delineation between such and the body of work itself.
Milestone Two is an on-line membership community. Its activities are carried out across the planet and it has no fixed location.
There are two tiers of membership; Associate Membership, and Full Membership. Anyone can be an Associate member of Milestone Two as long as they; are at least 18 years old; agree with the objectives and purposes of the organization; have paid the annual membership fee; and provided their full name, email, address, city and country they live in.
Membership is open to individuals. Groups and organizations cannot be a member of Milestone Two, however the individuals of that group certainly can. Individual membership is paid by the individual – not by corporations, groups or others, enmasse.
An Associate member has access to the Milestone Two Community online and can network with other members and thereby be part of a cohesive community working to build, deliver and disseminate the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard.
Associate members are kept abreast of Milestone Two ongoing activities, projects and programs, and can voluntarily contribute as they wish.
Associate members may use the Independent Scientology logo for any related activities, projects or communications they are involved in.
Associate members receive the online Milestone Two journal and also receive the Annual Report, which includes detail on organizational activities, financial status and strategy. The opinion and views of Associate Members are valued, however they have no binding vote.
Full Members have all the benefits of an Associate member, plus they have a vote in the strategy, programs, projects and activities of Milestone Two. There is no difference in cost between the two tiers, but there is a difference in contribution activity and commitment.
Full Members can request and potentially receive Milestone Two funding for their own activity or group, to build it in size, scope or delivery capacity.
Full Members can take on positions as Milestone Two staff and may be remunerated for their performance of specific key functions, as feasible. Full members are also eligible for nomination for a position on the Milestone Two Council.
An associate member can become a Full Member by;
1) evidence of extensive contribution towards the aims of Milestone Two;
2) passing a PTS A-J check and Help & Control Check by someone qualified to use an e-Meter;
3) nomination by another Full Member;
4) acceptance by the majority of Full Members (i.e., more than 50% of full members).
An associate member cannot become a Full Member;
1) By financial contributions or donations alone;
2) By relying on only past accomplishments and nothing in present or recent times;
3) Denigrating or disparaging L. Ron Hubbard or the workability of the technologies he discovered;
4) if they have not taken responsibility for any past membership or support of groups that have used L.Ron Hubbard’s technology harmfully.
The Milestone Two Membership fraternity and community (Associate and Full members) performs the majority of activities and projects to deliver and expand.
Access to Milestone Two’s online community and activities is only possible while a member is a paid member. Failure to renew or pay membership results in loss of access to Milestone Two networking facilities.
An Associate Member or Full Member of Milestone Two can resign at any time, however refund on annual membership fee is not possible. Any advanced payments for Milestone Two services that have not been delivered will be refunded.
Membership Community Coordination and Service
A small coordination and service Milestone Two organization exists for the Membership Community.
Milestone Two staff provide the basic functions detailed in the LRH seven division organizing board, to keep in basics such as HCO, Accounts, Membership and Qual for the Membership Community. Key is providing basic coordination facilities to assist the Membership Community to succeed.
Staff of Milestone Two have no management capacity or function over field auditors or groups -- they offer coordination services to the Membership fraternity and community to assist them to improve, build and expand their activities using LRH technologies. Such coordination services are provided and accepted entirely on a voluntary basis.
Staff of Milestone Two have responsibility for ethics within the Membership fraternity and community – however this is simply to hold the channels firm for the delivery and execution of Milestone Two programs and activities – not for any other dreamed up purpose or counter purpose. HCO Milestone Two is there to detect and deal with PTSes and SPs that create trouble within the organization – but has no interest in the personal lives or activities of individual members.
HCO of Milestone Two can revoke an individual’s membership with Milestone Two if a Member refuses to cooperate or deal with a PTS situation that is impacting on Milestone Two activities. They can also revoke permission for the member to use the Independent Scientology logo for whatever projects or activities they are involved in.
Technical and Qual staff of Milestone Two have a responsibility to maintain technical standards in Milestone Two programs, projects and activities -- and departures from those standards are handled with the regular instruct, cram, retread and retrain line detailed in OEC Volume 5.
Staff members of Milestone Two must:
a) Be a Full Member
b) Be ratified by the Council of Milestone Two
c) Get fully hatted for their function/post within 6 months of appointment.
d) Train/audit regularly and thus be moving up The Bridge.
The Managing Director coordinates and works with the Milestone Two staff and the Membership Community to achieve the aims and objectives of the organization.
The Managing Director is a voting member of the Council and attends all meetings, however cannot at the same time hold the position of President, Secretary or Treasurer of the Council.
The Managing Director and staff of Milestone Two may be paid based on a financial system established by the Council, with a system that rewards production and is commensurate with the work being done by the individual staff members.
Governance of Milestone Two
The Milestone Two Council comprises of initially, no less than seven veteran Scientologists. The maximum number of Council members is based on the size of the Membership fraternity and community. Less than 200 members, the maximum number of Council members is nine. With 200 – 1000 members, the maximum number of Council members is 12. With more than 2000 members, the maximum number of Council members is 15.
Council members of Milestone Two must:
a) Be a Full Member;
b) Be minimally OT 3 and an experienced auditor;
c) Have proven accomplishments and competence in applying the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard;
d) Have a proven record of contribution regarding the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard;
e) Have taken responsibility for any past membership or support of groups that have used L.Ron Hubbard’s technology harmfully;
f) Must audit/study the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard regularly so they continue to move up The Bridge.
The responsibilities and functions of the Milestone Council are:
a) Establishing and publishing strategic direction;
b) Big picture policy formulation for Milestone Two, in alignment with LRH administrative technologies;
c) Managing Director appointment, monitoring, evaluation, and when necessary, removal;
d) Ensuring effective governance processes are in place, including legal and accounting requirements of the organization;
e) Making available resources to the Managing Director and staff to achieve the strategic plan (i.e., money, personnel, materiel, etc.);
f) Monitoring Milestone Two’s performance against its strategies and targets;
g) Ensuring risk management is in place;
h) Maintaining transparency and strong open communication lines with the Membership fraternity and community;
h) Overseeing financial obligations and management of Milestone Two monetary resources;
j) Overseeing technical standards of Milestone Two delivery services.
Council members are not remunerated for their work to govern Milestone Two, however their costs to attend the yearly annual meeting, and any other valid expenses are covered by Milestone Two.
Council positions are established through nomination and voting by Full Members, once a year at the Annual General Meeting and annual conference.
Council members have a term of 3 years. There is no maximum length a person can stay on the Council, however they must, every 3 years, get their position reaffirmed by the vote of Full Members.
The positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary within the Council, are decided by the council members themselves. All council members must complete the Corporate Governance Full hat within 6 months of appointment to maintain their positions.
A council member can resign their position at any time, with 4 weeks notice, if they consider they cannot fulfill their obligations as a council member.
Council members of Milestone Two have no special privileges or rights not afforded to all Full members.
The first council of Milestone Two is to be formed from the initial Founding members, as well as the posting of Managing Director. These positions are only valid for 1 year and must then be reaffirmed by a vote by the Full Membership at that time (with all Full members able to nominate for positions on the Council and on staff).
A Justice Committee exists, separate to the Council and to staff and executives of Milestone Two. This committee is comprised of 3 Full Members, hatted on ethics policy and original justice codes, with the function of being a last port of call on technically incorrect findings and instances of flagrant injustice or out-ethics actions which are destructive to statistics.
The Justice Committee has a Chairman with two members, and can conduct Board of Investigations, Board of Reviews and Committees of Evidence. These are convened by the Council if situations come to their attention that have not been handled by HCO Milestone Two effectively and must be handled for the Membership Community.
As a last port of call, the Justice Committee can also initiate justice actions on any council member or executive/staff member of Milestone Two if reports to HCO have not resolved severe ethics matters.
Milestone Two generates revenue through many lines including, but not limited to:
1) membership fees
2) field auditor/group support services
3) virtual folder storage and online auditor/C/S software
4) Chaplain/Mediation services for the Membership Community
5) Milestone Two events
The assets and income of Milestone Two shall be applied solely in furtherance of the above-mentioned purposes and objectives, and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the Council, the staff or the members of Milestone Two, except as bona fide compensation for services rendered, for authorized projects of Milestone Two, or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation.
The first annual general meeting of Milestone Two must be held within 12 months of the incorporation as a company. Milestone Two must hold an annual general meeting once each calendar year and within 5 months after the end of its financial year (section 250N(2) of the Corporations Act)
The Council members of Milestone Two can call a general meeting at any other time, the only requirements being that the Membership community must be given at least 1 month notice, and attendance by all Members is possible through international digital means.
A notice calling a general meeting must specify the place, date and time of the meeting and, as the Milestone Two membership is an international one, technology that will be used to facilitate this.
A notice calling a general meeting must state the general nature of the business to be transacted at the meeting and must specify an electronic address for the purposes of proxy appointment.
The business to be transacted at an annual general meeting must include the presentation of the annual financial report, Milestone Two Council strategic report and Managing Director’s report. It must also include the election of council members (empty positions, plus any vacant positions due to the end of the 3 year term policy for council members).
The Council may postpone or cancel a general meeting (other than annual general meeting) as long as all Members of Milestone Two are given notice of the postponement or cancellation and the place, date and time of any new meeting.
No business may be transacted at a general meeting unless a quorum of Members is present when the meeting proceeds to business. A quorum of Members is the majority of Full Members (i.e., more than 50% of the total number of Full Members), either attending in person, or through attendance using electronic means. If there is no quorum, the meeting must be adjourned and rescheduled for another time, to be well publicized to the Membership fraternity and community.
Associate members are welcome to attend any general meeting, but have no binding vote and do not impact the requirement for a quorum of Full members.
Full members of Milestone Two can request/call a general meeting at any time, to address a specific situation they feel requires attention, but must have the majority vote of all Full members to do so.
All General meetings of Milestone Two are chaired by the Council President, or in their absence, by the Vice President.
Full member votes are taken on a show of hands at the location of the meeting, plus a vote of yay or nay online, through digital means (for all those attending the meeting from other locations).
All Council members and general meetings must be minuted, detailing who was present, all proceedings and resolutions proposed, passed or rejected, all appointments and all orders made by the Council.
Minutes are signed by the President. Council meeting minutes are only distributed to council members. General Meeting minutes are distributed to the Full Membership Community.
In accord with LRH’s Essay on Management, Milestone Two will work to build and foster a true group by:
a. Creating affinity, group to group, and within the organization, and to create and maintain a high affinity with the rest of the world.
b. Creating an organization that is the model of a better world.
c. Persevering in the continual raising of organizational tone, toward the goal of the highest individual tone.
d. Self-generating the organization into a model of efficiency in all its functions and programs, with high pride in the performance on the part of every individual member of the group, and working to correct any individuals, units, or groups, with hatting, word clearing, ethics, de-PTSing, cramming, evaluation, justice or other appropriate technologies.
e. Making prolific use of the evaluator tech to always find correct situations and right whys that generate effective plans to move the fellowship community continually towards its various ideal scenes
f. Exchanging in abundance with Milestone Two members, and by continually building on the amount of theta in the group, to guarantee the longevity, greatness and general survival of the fraternity.
As conditions change and as Milestone Two evolves, this Constitution may be amended, such amendment being proposed by any Full Member in good standing subject to approval by full membership of the Council and provisional ratification by a majority of Full Members. Upon such ratification, the amendment goes into effect for one year at which time a review of its effect on the purposes and activities of Milestone Two is to be undertaken by the Council and, if deemed to have demonstrated positive effects, the amendment shall once again be put before the Full Members and if again receiving a majority of votes, the amendment shall become a permanent amendment to this Constitution.
In the event of Milestone Two being dissolved, the financial assets that remain after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, shall be transferred to another organisation with the same objectives and purposes, which is not carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.
Each voting member of Milestone Two must contribute to the company’s property if the company is wound up while they are a member. No other member must contribute to the company’s property if the company is wound up. The contribution amount is not to exceed $1.00 per member, and is for:
a.Payment of the company’s debts and liabilities contracted before their membership ceased;
b.The costs of winding up; and
c.Adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.
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