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iLYF-Charitable trust and its members are dedicated to the cause of building and nurturing a community that encourages a confluence of knowledge and ideas and contribute to India’s progress.

We are driven by our desire to play a part in building a healthy, prosperous nation that is looked upon for inspiration and none of this can be achieved without the support of our members around the world. Our charitable trust, under the aegis of our Office Bearers and Trustees, has consistently worked with our members to conduct programmes aimed at benefitting students in schools and colleges across the country, while blood donation and awareness camps are conducted to help those in dire need.

Trust Rules and Regulations

A. Forum:

International Lingayath Youth Forum (iLYF) is an Association of Person (AOP) formed for the growth and welfare of fellow lingayath youths operates not for not-for-profit basis and not aligning with any particular political party or religious group.

B. Vision, Mission, Values, and Objects:

International Lingayath Youth Forum (iLYF) is an Association of Person (AOP) formed for the growth and welfare of fellow lingayath youths operates not for not-for-profit basis and not aligning with any particular political party or religious group.

  • Vision: To create a dynamic, engaging, influential forum for the growth of the citizen of India.
  • Mission: iLYF seeks to unite the global community of Indian entrepreneurs, academics, and professionals with a drive to enrich their lives through learning and networking and contribute for the collective growth of the community.
  • Values: Indian value system of inclusion of people of all colours, sects and gender.
  • Objective:
    • To develop the fellowship among members through the medium of their business, profession, occupations, and knowledge for the welfare of fellow members and community.
    • To encourage active and fellow citizens to cultivat the highest ideals in business, professional, and civic traditions.
    • To promote understanding, networking, and co-operation among fellow members.
    • To promote the extension of the Association.
    • To carry on any other activity to further the above objects as the Executive Committee may decide from time to time.

C. Four pillars of iLYF activities/services:

ILYF four avenues of activities/service are the philosophical and practical framework for the working of the forum:

  • iLEAD: Avenue of opportunity for iLYERS to network, guide, and promote business prospects with fellow members. Through various mentoring programs like seminars, conferences and business networking events.
  • iCARE: Avenue of opportunity for iLYERS to strengthen the future of our youth though career counseling, guidance, and leadership development programs.
  • iSHARE: Avenue of opportunity for iLYERS to give back to society and improve the quality of life of fellow citizens.
  • iBOND: Avenue of opportunity for iLYERS to understand and build strong bonds of friendship with fellow members.

D. Organization Structure:

The members from among themselves shall elect the officers of the iLYF and iLYF – Charitable Trust:

  • The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer (Referred as Office bearer [OB])
  • Members of Executive Committee (EC) (Seven [maximum] in numbers other OB) and
  • Trustee of iLYF – Charitable Trust (Ten Trustees [maximum] in number other than OB; The OB on assumption office shall be deemed to have become the trustees of the Trust and shall be deemed to have retired with immediate effect on discharge of their role and responsibility as OB)

The OB, Members of EC, and Trustees will have full power to act on all matters, except to change the constitution and bylaws of the Forum and Trust deed. Any changes/amendment to the constitution and bylaws of the Forum and Trust deed need approval of two-third affirmative votes of members present at the annual assembly provided a copy of the proposed change has been circulated to each voting member 30 days in advance of the general body meeting.

All activities performed by iLEAD and iBOND will be supported by iLYF(AOP) and iCARE and iSHARE by iLYF – Charitable Trust.

E. Event:

The OB, Members of EC, and Trustee shall on the best effort basis conduct quarterly one event to promote and support each of four iLYF avenues. The Team responsible for such events will adhere to the preset/predefined structure set by the EC, all activities planned will be clearly documented for further reference.

F. Meetings:

  • Annual Meeting:
    • An annual meeting of newly elected officers shall be held not later than July 31st as provided in the bylaws.
    • The outgoing office bearers shall present performance report and financial accounts of the year that passed to be approved at the meeting.
  • EC and Trustees Meeting:
    • The EC and Trustee meeting will meet at least once a month and at the call of the President. The President or in his/her absence the President Elect, shall preside EC and Trustees meeting and shall have a casting vote if necessary.
    • The quorum for the EC and Trustee meeting will be two third of the total number of members.
    • Any EC member and Trustee who fails to attend three meeting in a financial year will cease to be a member of EC/Trustee for the year. The iLYER who cease to be member of EC/Trustee can be reappointed by two-third votes favoring his appointment at the EC and Trustee Meeting.

G. Membership:

  • Membership Qualifications:
    Persons fulfilling the constitutional membership requirements are eligible for membership. Application for admission to membership of forum as an Ordinary Member and Patron Member shall be made in writing on the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by payment of the application fee as fixed by the EC. The prospect members’ application shall be considered by the EC who may accept or reject or deal otherwise with the membership request. The decision of the EC will be final. The EC shall not be bound to give reasons for its decisions. Membership in the form shall commence from the date of acceptance by the EC.
  • Membership Type:
    • Annual Membership and
    • Patron/life time Membership
  • Admission Fees and Dues:
    Every member shall pay an admission fee and annual dues as prescribed in the bylaws, except that any transferring or former member of forum or another forum who rejoins the forum, shall not be required to pay a second admission fee.
  • Duration of Membership Period:
    Membership shall continue during the existence of the forum unless terminated as hereinafter provided.
  • Automatic Termination:

    • Membership Qualifications: Membership shall automatically terminate when a member no longer meets the membership qualifications, except that
      • The board may grant a member moving from the locality of this club or the surrounding area a special leave of absence not to exceed one (1) year to enable the member to visit and become known to a in the new community if the member continues to meet all conditions of club membership;
      • The board may allow a member moving from the locality of this club or the surrounding area to retain membership if the member continues to meet all conditions of club membership.
    • How to Rejoin: When the membership of a member has terminated as provided in subsection (a) of this section, such person, provided such person’s membership was in good standing at the time of termination, may make new application for membership, under the similar or another classification. A second admission fee shall not be required.
    • Termination of Membership: Membership (Ordinary or Pattern) shall automatically terminate by EC, if member fails to meet membership criteria or any disciplinary action initiated and as determined by the EC.
  • Termination Non-payment of Dues:
    Any member failing to pay dues within thirty (30) days after the prescribed time shall be notified in writing by the secretary at the member’s last known address. If the dues are not paid on or before ten (10) days of the date of notification, membership may terminate, subject to the discretion of the EC.
  • Resignation:
    The resignation of any member from the Forum shall be in writing, addressed to the president or secretary. The resignation shall be accepted by the EC, if the member has no indebtedness to the Forum.

H. Community, National, and International Affairs:

The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the members of this Forum and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a Forum meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions. However, the Form shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.

  • No Endorsements: The Forum shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for public office and shall not discuss at any Forum meeting the merits or demerits of any such candidate.
  • Non-Political:
    • The Forum shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions, and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
    • The Forum shall not direct appeals to peoples, or governments, or circulate letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.