TAC now has 2 types of kindreds!

Our board of directors has been working on ways to help our kindreds and members in more ways. We are working hard to create new programs and help in any way we can.

 

We are very proud to announce that TAC will be extending our umbrella with the creation 2 different types of kindreds.

Applications for both types of kindred can be found at the bottom of this page!

TAC Affiliated Kindreds

Until August 28th, 2018, there was only one type of kindred under the TAC umbrella. TAC Affiliated kindreds.

We currently have 22 kindreds that are affiliated.

We have updated a few things for our Affiliated Kindreds.

Here’s what you need to know if you have an Affiliated Kindred:

  • Affiliated Kindreds will be given the choice to remain Affiliated or step up to Official TAC Kindred status by being grandfathered in without meeting the 90-day probationary period of the eligibility requirement or the volunteer hours requirement needed to become Official Kindred.

 

  • TAC will not require affiliated kindreds to have a TAC Ordained Clergy Person, as a board member of the Affiliated kindreds.

 

  • TAC Affiliated Kindreds will not accept membership dues or charge for services. Until the Kindred has existed for 2 or more years, applies, and is successfully granted Official TAC kindred status.

 

  • The current and future TAC Affiliated kindreds will now be required to email a report to the Vice President of TAC once per quarter. This report will include; new members (including charter membership status with TAC), removed members (and reasons they were removed), or departed members (and reasons they left the kindred) and other pertinent information that may be required by the TAC Board of Directors now or in the future.

 

  • Any new kindreds joining after August 28th, 2018 can apply to be Affiliated or Official if they meet the requirements of either.

Introducing TAC Official Kindreds!

TAC Official Kindreds have been added by our Board of Directors as another way for larger kindreds to have some special “perks” for being active in their communities, for gaining members, for contributing to the growth of TAC, and for being excellent examples of what Asatru can be!

 

What are those special perks you ask? How about having TAC’s 501 c (3) status to your kindred will be recognized as a non-profit organization?

 

Official TAC Kindreds will be a branch of TAC!

Here’s what you need to know if you want to move up to, or if you would like to apply for, Official TAC Kindred with a newly formed group in your area:

  • Official TAC Kindreds would be directly answerable to the Vice President of TAC.

 

  • Kindreds falling under TAC’s 501 status will be an Official TAC Kindred, legally bound by TAC’s bylaws, CoC, and protocols.

 

  • Kindreds will operate autonomously but must have major actions and decisions approved by the TAC Board of Directors.

 

  • An Official TAC Kindred will be responsible for governing itself. If the leadership of the kindred goes rogue, the members of the kindred will be responsible for removing said leadership by vote. If the rogue leadership cannot be removed the Kindred and all its members will be given a choice; Replace the leadership from members of the kindred, withdraw from TAC Kindred Membership, or all charter memberships of kindred members will be revoked by TAC Board of Directors. This will make the kindred and its members responsible for anyone that goes rogue, and accept responsibility for actions, circumstances, and consequences caused by rogue member or distance themselves from rogue kindred members. If the Board of Directors of TAC must step into a situation such as this, everyone will be removed from charter membership, period, no questions asked.

 

  • TAC reserves the right to revoke membership of any individual kindred member in the event they go rogue.

 

  • TAC reserves the right to revoke the official status of a kindred in the event the Kindred itself goes rogue.

 

  • New kindred members will be on a probationary membership until they apply and are accepted as Charter Members of TAC of a period of no more than 90 days. Once they are accepted as charter members, they will be considered full members of the Kindred. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

 

  • Kindreds must meet specific requirements to be an official TAC kindred.

Applications for both types of kindred can be found at the bottom of this page!

Just what are those requirements?

  • Kindreds must go through a 90-day probationary period in which they abide the bylaws, CoC and protocols of TAC.

  • At least one leader (Chieftain or Gothar) must be ordained through TAC Either by Direct Ordination or by the Clergy Training Program.

  • To qualify to be an official TAC kindred, at least one Kindred Board Member must fulfill a major volunteer role with TAC. (ex: ambassador).

  • The kindred must have and maintain a minimum of 5 members to continue as a TAC Kindred (They can continue to be a TAC Affiliated kindred with less than 5 members but may not use TAC non-profit status).

  • The kindred must have a total of 200 hours of community service (collectively) to qualify. The community service hours do not apply to TAC Volunteers only. Any kindred member that does community service in their area such as crochet or knitting guild donations to charity, volunteering at food banks, homeless shelters, parks or highway cleanups can also be documented for your kindreds qualifying hours.

  • The kindred must maintain 30 hours of community service per quarter (3 months) Any one or more kindred members hours will be counted.

  • The kindred must maintain impeccable records, submitted monthly to the Vice President. These records will include membership records, volunteer and community service hours, board meeting minutes.

  • The kindred must have their own treasurer keeping the financial records for the kindred such as membership dues, donations, expenditures, etc. The financial records will be submitted to the Vice President of TAC monthly and they will be made public on the kindred website or online via the kindred Facebook page or group.

  • Kindreds must host events that are open to the public once per quarter.

  • Kindreds should schedule events to offset around ambassador events that might be in the same area. If an ambassador is a kindred member or leader, the ambassador is required to hold an event for TAC once per quarter and some but not all kindred events will count toward that requirements for the Ambassador Program.

  • Kindreds must be active in and a benefit to their local community.

  • Kindreds must have their own PR representative or spokesperson and maintain their own social media presence including having a website and/or Facebook “page” that clearly states the kindred is a non-profit organization.

  • Kindreds must keep TAC updated via a quarterly report on the goings on of the kindred. This will include members joining or leaving, problem members, events held or planned for the upcoming months, any other updates that do not fall under the records required under requirement #7.  

  • Kindreds cannot charge for services rendered and must abide the guidelines of the IRS 501c (3).

  • Kindreds will be allowed to collect membership dues from each member on a yearly basis. The membership dues cannot exceed $50.00 per individual membership or $100.00 per family membership per year unless otherwise changed by executive decision via TAC Board of Directors vote. A special request must be made in writing to the Board of Directors to increase membership dues beyond prescribed amounts.

  • Membership dues and other moneys collected, will be deposited into a business account with a local bank and may only be used for operating expenses of the kindred. A kindred board vote must be taken for any use of money from membership dues. Any Kindred Board member accused of misusing kindred funds will be immediately reported to TAC Board of Directors. Misuse of kindred funds will result in removal from the kindred and membership with TAC will be revoked. There will be no exceptions.  Kindreds may also accept donations from members and outside sources.

  • Kindred bank accounts will be listed in the Kindred name only; example: “Hrafn & Ulfr Kindred of Topeka”. (The name TAC or The Asatru Community will not appear on any kindred bank account.) This will be a business savings or business checking account. Three (3) officers of the Kindred will be listed on the bank account so that board approval is needed for all expenditures of kindred funds. Kindred finances are completely governed by the Kindred Board of Directors, separately from TAC finances and account/s.

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