ARTICLE I - Name
The name of this organization shall be : Kabetogama Historical Society
ARTICLE II - Objectives
The objectives of the Society shall be the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Kabetogama area, more specifically to:
- Discover and collect any information, written or oral, which may help establish or illustrate the history of the Kabetogama area - its exploration settlement, development, progress—including tapes, films, photographs, paintings and artifacts.
- Disseminate historical information through programs and exhibits and promote interest in historical buildings, sites, and trails in the area.
ARTICLE III - Membership
- The Society shall be composed of active members.
- The Board of Directors may from time to time establish a new dues
- In order to vote at all meetings required dues must be paid in full.
ARTICLE IV - Board of Directors
- The business of the Society shall be conducted by a Board of Directors of five to seven members. The initial board shall be elected
at an organizational meeting on August 22,2006. Initial members shall serve one or two years. Terms will be determined by lot at a
meeting after the election. Three or four members will serve two
years. Two or one member will serve one year.
- Directors shall meet at least two times a year. Meetings are called by
the president or a majority of the board.
- A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum.
- All business of the board will be conducted in conformance with the
Roberts Rule of Order.
- Board vacancies shall be filled by the board to fill an un-expired term which may become vacant.
ARTICLE V - Officers
- Each year the Board of Directors will select from the elected directors a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The officers shall serve for one year.
ARTICLE VI - Duties of Officers
- The president shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors.
- The vice president shall assume the office of the president should the president be unable to execute her / his duties.
- The secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors, keep a roll of the members, conduct the correspondence of the Society; give notices of all meeting and make a report at the Annual meeting.
- The treasurer shall collect and have custody of the dues of members and of all donations and allocation of money received by the Society. The treasurer shall make a report at all regular and annual meetings and whenever required by the Society or by the Board of directors. The treasurer shall pay bills presented and approved by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VII -Meetings
- Two membership meetings shall be held - one in May and one in September. The annual meeting will be the September meeting.
- Special meetings of the Society may be called by the president, a majority of the directors, or at the request often members of the Society.
ARTICLE VIII - Committees
- The president shall appoint such committees are deemed necessary.
- All committees shall be appointed to serve for one year or until a particular project is completed.
ARTICLE IX - Amendments
Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed in writing by the president, a majority of the Board, or any 10 members. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote present in person or by proxy at a regular, special, or annual meeting provided 30 days notice has been given.