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Governance

The Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center was incorporated as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation in 1980. The current CIMIC Constitution was adopted in 1997 and since then has served as a model for Muslim organizations across the country.

CIMIC General Body

The General Body, comprised of all voting members, is the paramount authority within the organization and is responsible for oversight of the Board of Directors. The General Body selects all members of the Board of Directors and is obligated to assemble at least yearly to review all CIMIC affairs.

CIMIC Board

The Board of Directors is entrusted with the conduct of CIMIC affairs and is empowered to select officers, establish regulations and procedures, create committees, employ personnel, and engage in any other activities appropriate to the discharge of its trust.

The Board of Directors is composed of nine members, three of whom are elected by the General Body each year to a three-year term of service. Every Board member must be a CIMIC member who has maintained voting membership for at least two years prior to serving.

Board members are subject to the CIMIC Conflict of Interest Policy and are obligated annually to complete a Conflict of Interest Form documenting circumstances that might reasonably be regarded as creating risk of conflict between a Board member’s duties to CIMIC and the Board member’s other interests. Circumstances that may give rise to such conflict include financial interests, outside positions (whether paid or voluntary), and personal relationships (family, friends, group affiliations, etc.). The obligation to disclose potential conflicts of interest exists whether or not any impropriety has occurred or may occur.

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Committees

The CIMIC Constitution mandates three committees and authorizes the Board to create any others deemed beneficial to the conduct of CIMIC affairs. All committee coordinators are appointed by and responsible to the Board and must be voting members of CIMIC.

Executive

The Executive Committee is a standing committee mandated by the CIMIC Constitution and is responsible for routine administration of CIMIC business and for oversight of all other committees. The Executive Committee is composed of the President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, the Vice President attends committee meetings on an ex officio, non-voting basis.

Elections

The Elections Committee is a standing committee mandated by the CIMIC Constitution and is responsible for coordination of any elections, confirmations, or referenda conducted at CIMIC. The committee must have at least three members, and all committee members must be CIMIC voting members. Elections Committee members may not be members of the Board of Directors, may not be candidates in any election or confirmation, and may not campaign in any election or confirmation.

Regular elections to the Board of Directors are conducted annually to select three eligible CIMIC members to serve three-year terms. If a Board position falls vacant before completion of the term of service, then an eligible CIMIC member nominated by a supermajority of the remaining Board members is confirmed by vote of the General Body to complete that term, unless more than half of the Board positions fall vacant at once. In that case there would be a special election to the Board of Directors, but to date CIMIC has never found it necessary to conduct a special election.

Candidates for election or confirmation to the Board of Directors are selected by a form of cumulative voting in which all candidates appearing on the ballot are ranked according to the total number of yes votes received minus the total number of no votes received. Vacant positions are filled beginning with the highest-ranked candidate until the number of vacant positions or the number of available candidates is exhausted. To serve on the Board of Directors, a candidate must receive a greater number of yes votes than no votes.

Worship

The Ibadat Committee is a standing committee mandated by the CIMIC Constitution and is responsible for coordination of public acts of worship and of charitable distributions. The committee must have at least three members, and all committee members must be CIMIC voting members.

Activities coordinated by the Ibadat Committee include daily, Ramadan, and Eid congregational prayers, Friday sermons and other talks in conjunction with congregational prayers, distribution of Zakat and other financial assistance, Hajj planning, marriage contracts, and funeral services.

Membership

The Membership Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to advise and assist the Secretary in performance of the duty to maintain and publish accurate membership records and to recommend to the Board policies and procedures regarding the various categories of CIMIC membership. The committee must have at least three members, including the Secretary and at least two other Board members, and a majority of the committee’s voting members must be members of the Board.

Finances

The Finance Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to advise and assist the Treasurer. A primary activity of the Finance Committee is the screening of fundraising requests intended to benefit organizations other than CIMIC. The committee must have at least three members, including the Treasurer and at least two other Board members, and a majority of the committee’s voting members must be members of the Board.

The Fundraising Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to coordinate pledge drives and other fundraising efforts for the benefit CIMIC. These efforts are conducted primarily during the month of Ramadan. Both periodic and one-time donations are welcome.

Education

The Education Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to oversee educational programs at CIMIC for adults, youth, and children. Activities coordinated by the Education Committee include the Weekend Islamic School, Weekend Arabic School, Summer Camp, and a variety of seminars and workshops.

The Library Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to operate and maintain the CIMIC library and to oversee acquisition, technical processing, and management of its resources.

Outreach

The Outreach Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to oversee all public relations and daawah activities of CIMIC. Activities coordinated by the Outreach Committee include mosque visits and open houses, Urbana Farmer’s Market outreach booth, outreach to local prisons and inmate services, and interfaith collaborations with other religious and social justice organizations.

Community Development

The Social Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to cooperate with other CIMIC committees in the promotion of social interaction and fellowship among local Muslims. Activities facilitated by the Social Committee include potluck breakfasts and dinners at the mosque, community picnics in conjunction with CIMIC school activities, and receptions in support of CIMIC outreach activities.

The Muslim Youth Group is a standing committee created by the Board to organize activities for Muslim students of local middle schools and high schools, including halaqas, interfaith events, and social events.

The Sports Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to promote health and fitness among local Muslims through the organization of sporting functions at CIMIC. A primary activity of the Sports Committee is Tae Kwon Do instruction for varying ages and levels, which is currently offered every Monday and Wednesday.

Facilities

The Property Management Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to coordinate maintenance and repair of the mosque building, the apartments, and the grounds.

The Security & Safety Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to promote security and safety consciousness in the use of all CIMIC facilities. A primary responsibility of the Security & Safety Committee is the development and implementation of emergency procedures.

The Cemetery Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to liaise with Mount Hope Cemetery in Champaign to ensure efficient management of the local Islamic burial ground.

The Internet Committee is a standing committee created by the Board to promote effective use of electronic communications for the benefit of CIMIC. Responsibilities of the Internet Committee include maintenance of the website and organization mailing lists.