Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Revised club constitution

Constitution

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society, Inc.

Silver City, New Mexico

Objectives

The Grant County Rolling Stones Gen & Mineral Society Inc shall be dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of the earth sciences and related subjects. Its primary purpose is the exchange of information and the furtherance of the knowledge of mineralogy, gem cutting, geology, and to stimulate interest in the development of these studies. It is composed of individuals who have chosen gems and minerals, and these afore stated related interests as their hobby.

Article 1: Name

The name of the organization shall be: The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Inc.

Article 2: Affiliations

The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Inc is affiliated members of The Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc, and The American Federation of Mineralogical Society, Inc.

Article 3: Officers

The Officers of the Society shall be: President, Vice President, Field Trip Chair, Show Chair, Treasurer, Historian, Newsletter Editor and one Member at Large. The Officers of the Society and the Past President shall constitute the Board of Directors. The elected Officers of the Society shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian and Member at Large. Additional members of the Board of Directors shall be Past President, Field Trip Chair, Show Chair and Newsletter Editor. These Members shall be appointed as necessary by the Board. The six elected Officers shall serve for no more than two (2) consecutive years in any one position with the exception of the Treasurer who may serve up to three (3) years.

Article 4: Annual Meeting

The annual meeting shall be held in December at which time the Officers previously elected shall be installed.

Article 5: Right to Vote

Members in good dues standing, 18 years of age or older, are entitled to vote. A majority consisting of at least (25) twenty five members must be present in order to complete any business this Gem and Mineral Society presents at its regular meetings. Proxy voting will be allowed. Proxies must be submitted to the Secretary any time prior to voting.

Article 6 --- Dissolution

In the event of the dissolution of the Society, after the payment of all debts and liabilities, the assets of the Society shall inure to the benefit of the Western New Mexico University Geology Division of the Earth Sciences Department for the granting of scholarships.

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