MUFON Minnesota Group


MUFON Minnesota meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at the New Brighton Family Service Center. Meetings start at 2pm and end at 5pm. There is a 15 minute break at ~3pm. There is a social get together time from 1-2pm before the meeting starts. Anyone can attend. Meetings include videos, discussion, updates, news, reports, and attendee input. We try not to be overly structured, but have basic agendas which will be posted on the agenda page. NOTE: MUFON Minnesota has recently begun holding bi-monthly meetings at the Waite Park American Legion. See UFO Events for more date and time of upcoming meetings.

See MUFON Minnesota Meeting Location for more information.

A non-profit Corporation under MN Statute 317 A


Section 1: The name of this organization shall be MUFON Minnesota.  In conformity with common usage 
within MUFON, the business name shall be Minnesota MUFON.

Section 2: Purpose and Mission:
  The purpose of MUFON Minnesota is to support our parent organization Mutual UFO Network, Inc.(MUFON) 
  in their quest to resolve the mystery known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and all of its 
  related ramifications in a scientific manner.
  The mission of MUFON Minnesota is to inform and educate the public about the UFO phenomena and 
  investigate sighting reports.

Section 3: Incorporation:
  MUFON Minnesota has been incorporated in the State of Minnesota as a non-profit corporation, MN Statute 
  317A, under Charter Number 2338469-3 on May 2, 2007 and is a corporation in good standing. 
  The mailing address for MUFON Minnesota is that of the Treasurer, Kathy Blixrud.
  MUFON Minnesota shall be governed by its Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws.
  The annual corporate meetings will be held twice each year (March and September). Special meetings may 
  be called at any time by the Chairman and two other members of the Board of Directors. 


Any resident of Minnesota who is a member of the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is considered to be a member of 
MUFON Minnesota.


Section 1: Fiscal year:
The fiscal year of MUFON Minnesota shall be Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Section 2: Bank account: 
  A banking account, or accounts, convenient to the principal office, will be maintained for organizational 
  Savings or investment accounts may be opened by authorization of the Board of Directors. 
  The Chairman has the authority to pay normal expenses incurred for the operation of MUFON Minnesota.
  Expenditures of more than $100 for any single item require the prior approval of the Board of Directors. 
  Signature authority - Authorized signer(s) on MUFON Minnesota account(s) will be approved by the Board of 

Section 3: Income and Expenses
Expenses incurred by MUFON Minnesota shall be paid by assessing a nominal fee to those in attendance at 
meetings.  Amount of assessment shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 4: Annual Financial Report
At the conclusion of each fiscal year, the Director, Treasurer and Secretary will prepare an Annual Financial 
Report for submittal to the Board of Directors and to government agencies as required. 

Section 5: Audit
The Corporation's books of account shall be audited from time-to-time by auditors named by the Board of 


The Corporate Officers of MUFON Minnesota shall be: (1) State Director (Chairman), (2) Assistant State Director 
(Vice-chair), (3) Treasurer and (4) Secretary.
The corporate officers, named by the Board of Directors, may succeed themselves for an unspecified number of terms.


Section 1: State Director
  The State Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of MUFON Minnesota.
  The State Director is responsible for the administration and operation of MUFON Minnesota. 
  The State Director is duly authorized to conduct MUFON Minnesota business and to sign checks or drafts upon 
  MUFON Minnesota funds. 
  The State Director may hire office staff as required to conduct MUFON Minnesota business. 

Section 2: Assistant State Director
  The Assistant State Director shall assume the duties of the State Director when the State Director is unable 
  to attend a meeting.

Section 3: Treasurer
  The Treasurer shall keep the true complete records of all financial transactions and may delegate duties to the 
  Secretary in that regard. 
  The Treasurer is authorized to sign or countersign MUFON Minnesota checks. 
  The Treasurer will approve and sign the Annual Financial Report before it is submitted to the Board of Directors. 

Section 4: Corporate Secretary: 
  The Secretary shall keep the true complete records of the proceedings at all corporate annual meetings, and 
  prepare any annual reports for submittal to government agencies as required.  The Secretary shall rule on Points 
  of Order in conformance with Robert’s Rules of Order.  The office and duties of Secretary may be assumed 
  by another corporate officer upon action of the Board of Directors.


Section 1: Composition
The Board of Directors shall consist of the Corporate Officers as set forth above, plus other members consisting 
of the Certified Field Investigators who wish to serve and “at-large” members elected by the Board 
of Directors or the local MUFON members. Those Field Investigators or MUFON members who wish to serve shall indicate 
this verbally or in writing and may be nominated at a Board of Directors meeting.

Section 2: Election
Initial members of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the Incorporator.
New directors will be elected to a board position by a majority vote of the board of directors. The Secretary 
shall keep a current list of the members of the Board of Directors.

Section 3: Term
Board members shall serve for an unspecified period of time until written resignation or inability to fulfill 
their duties.
The Incorporator of MUFON Minnesota shall always hold a position on the Board of Directors.

Section 4: Meetings
A duly held meeting will consist of a quorum of at least fifty percent of board members. 
Meeting protocol shall follow Robert’s Rules of Order.

Section 5: Duties of
Directors will set policy and direction of the organization, set membership fees, revise the bylaws and conduct 
other business as necessary for the organization. 

Section 6: Removal
In addition to the criteria set forth under Article II, a board member may be removed by action of the Board of 

Section 7: Vacancies
Vacancies will be filled by a vote of the Board of Directors from candidates nominated by the Board of Directors. 
Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed and set by the Board of Directors.


Section 1: Liability of members
No member of this corporation shall be personally liable for any of its debts, liabilities, or obligations, nor 
shall any member be subject to any assessment for the same. 

Section 2: Property/assets
No member shall have any right, title, or interest in any of the property or assets including any earnings or 
investment income of this corporation. 

Section 3: Dissolution
In the event of dissolution of  MUFON Minnesota, any remainder of its net assets after discharge of its just 
debts and other legal and moral obligations shall be paid to such other nonprofit professional, scientific, 
educational or charitable institutions having similar purposes and objectives as MUFON Minnesota as directed 
by the Board.

Section 4: Speakers:
Speaker policy determining speaker, honorarium, fees, etc. shall be determined by the Board of Directors. 

Outside Speakers:  From time to time, as funds permit, MUFON Minnesota may invite persons to speak who are not 
members of MUFON Minnesota.  The decision on whom to invite shall be made by simple majority decision of board 
members present at an official meeting of the Board of Directors. It is the policy of MUFON Minnesota to not 
incur financial obligations beyond available funds; this is to protect the organization in case unforeseen 
circumstances, such as storms, prevent a speaker from presenting to the group after said speaker has incurred 
non-refundable expenses such as hotel or airline reservations.  It is the policy of MUFON Minnesota to 
compensate speakers for expenditures made in good faith if agreed to by the Board in advance.  All outside 
speakers shall be offered an honorarium of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The Board shall decide 
whether to offer to pay a speaker's expenses, such as hotel or transportation.  The Board shall also decide 
whether to pay for advertising or publicity for outside speakers.

Inside Speakers:  Potential speakers who are members of MUFON Minnesota may be invited to speak at meetings 
by the State Director, Assistant State Directors, or whoever has been asked to preside at a regular meeting 
of MUFON Minnesota.  No honorariums or compensation for expenses shall be offered to inside speakers.  However, 
inside speakers are permitted to sell books that they have authored or co-authored at such meetings.

Adopted June 26, 2007       Amended – April 2, 2008      Amended – March 10, 2014

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