THE INDIANA SANTA CLAUS SOCIETY TENETS
Our mission is adopted from the beliefs of Legendary Indiana Santa Jim Yellig. Santa Jim stated…”there’s only one reason for Santa Claus to be…and that is to spread joy and happiness.” We dedicate ourselves to this belief, spreading joy and happiness to children of all ages.
The ISCS Heart, Our Values:
The needs of children come first and foremost, not fame, not fortune. We are privileged to portray a magical symbol of Christmas. We will not do anything to tarnish or bring shame to this image or what it represents. We will seek knowledge from our fellow members or outside sources to insure my portrayal as a member of the Claus family is best as can be. We will be supportive of our fellow ISCS members and those in the worldwide Claus family. We promise to be upstanding members and servants in the communities we live in. We will always offer an outstretched hand to those in need.
The Goals of the ISCS:
We will support those in the ISCS and the world wide Claus community.
We will support and volunteer in our local communities.
We will seek and maintain 501(c)(3) status.
We will collect toys and coats for the ISCS “Support Bank”
We will provide support, whenever possible, to The Santa Claus Museum and Village to ensure The Letters to Santa mission will continue.
The ISCS will be run by a Board of Directors elected by it’s members. This Board will consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board will schedule and hold votes when necessary during its members meetings. A list of topics being voted on will be posted on the ISCS private Facebook page. Votes will be decided by a simple majority of those attending the meetings.
The Board of Directors Responsibilities and Promise:
The Board recognizes every member has a voice in the ISCS. Your voice is equal to all of ours in the ISCS.
The Board will listen to all.
The Board will uphold and abide by the ISCS Code of Conduct and Membership Requirements.
The Board will be honest and open to all ISCS members.
The Board will respect and honor all votes held in the ISCS.
The Board will pursue and maintain 501(c)(3) status.
The Board will strive to make the ISCS a preeminent group in the worldwide Claus Community.
The Board will assume and share the organizational functions and process of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The duties of the ISCS Board of Directors will be:
Organize yearly meetings so all members have an opportunity to attend at least one
Apply for and maintain 501(c)(3) status.
Coordinate ISCS presence at national events.
Collect monies associated with the operations of the ISCS and fundraising for charities.
Coordinate a yearly training meeting.
Maintain the ISCS website and Facebook page.
Look for opportunities to publicly promote these sites.
Collect member contact information for the ISCS website.
Collect copies of current background checks and/or performer insurance or copies of current receipts for the background checks and/or performer insurance
Provide communications via email to the members and answer all questions within 48 hours.