Operating Rules, Policies and Procedures of Janus
Janus is a Non-Profit organization that is run according to two documents, the Operating Procedures and the Policies and Procedures (with Attachments). These have been a work in progress for many years. They reflect both long standing "core" principles of Janus such as "run by the membership in regular business meetings," as well as more "tactical" issues such as the cost of programs, the types of public information we distribute, etc.
If you are a Janus member, reading through these documents will give you an excellent idea of what is needed to "change" Janus. Following the parliamentary mechanisms efficiently can yield effective, practical changes. You are strongly encouraged to read the rules and get involved by coming to the Business Meetings.
If you are a BDSM organization looking for sample rules to organize your own club, considering that Janus has managed to survive for over thirty years this shows that this model has some staying power; however it has downsides as well. We welcome other groups to evaluate what we have done and take that which suits your needs.
(These are all pdfs and downloadable by clicking on the link.)
The Operating Procedures set out the basics of meetings, events, elections, membership, etc.
The Policies and Procedures are the collected policies that are in current enforcement.
Policies and Procedures
The Policy Attachments are considered part of the Policies and Procedures document.
The Bylaws are what is filed with the CA Secretary of State in regards to our not-for-profit status
The Job descriptions attempt to give the main responsibilities of the various officer positions in the organization.