Proposed Changes to the By-Laws
last amended March 13, 2012
|NOTE: Only the lines changed are included here. Words struck out are the present By-Laws. Corrections are in red|
Article III: Membership
B. Dues shall be set by action of the Board of Trustees and approved by a vote of the general membership. This action shall be taken prior to the beginning of each calendar year.
2. Family - This
3. Contributing - This
4. Business - Special rate offered tobusinesses.
5. Patron - This
This group has three classifications: Patron, Silver Patron and Gold Patron
6. Life - Honorary memberships bestowed on worthy recipients by the Historical Society's Board of Trustees.
Article IV: Officers
A. The officers of this association shall be a President, a
Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, each of whom shall
serve for a term of two years beginning the first of January. To
stagger the change of officers, the President and Vice President
will be elected for two years to begin serving
B. Nomination of Officers - A nomination committee of
three (3) shall be appointed by the President at least ninety
(90) days prior to the October meeting. Said committee shall
D. Election of Officers - The officers and trustees shall be chosen by a majority of members at the November meeting. If candidates are unopposed, the election may be made by a show of hands, otherwise a Secret Ballot must be used.
ballots shall then be destroyed.
NominatingCommittee Chairperson. The completed ballot is returned in a sealed envelope to the Nominating
Chairperson no later than noon of the day that the vote is to be held.
Article V. Duties of the Board of Trustees
4.The Board of Trustees shall fill a vacancy made by death, resignation, or other cause in an unexpired term of an officer or Trustee of the Society.
Article VIII: Committees
Remove 7 and 8. 7 disbanded. 8 is now under Curator
7. General Rosecrans Command Headquarters: It is the duty
of the committee to elects its chairperson annually, provide
its own funding for reenactments and other projects of the
committee and to promote awareness of the Civil War through
Living History Pageants.
8. Volunteers Committee: This committee will recruit,
train, and schedule volunteers for the Myers Inn Museum and
other BWAHS programs as needed. They will maintain records
of volunteer hours and report these to the President for
Board meetings. This committee will also plan recognitions
for the volunteers.
Article X: AMENDMENTS
Amendments may be made to this Constitution and these By-laws by presenting said amendment in writing at any regular meeting of the Society, but no action shall be taken thereon until the next regular meeting. It shall require a 2/3 vote of the members present to adopt an amendment.
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