Constitution & By-laws
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Constitution of The Greater Oneonta Historical Society
Adopted by Trustees and Officers on March 20, 2000
Article I: Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the "Greater Oneonta Historical Society" as adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 1996 and recognized by the New York State Board of Regents' formal amendment to the Society's Absolute Charter on April 27, 1998.
Article II: Objectives and Purposes
The objectives of the Society shall be:
Section 1. To stimulate interest in and regard for the history of the greater Oneonta area.
Section 2. To encourage the study and dissemination of knowledge and understanding of that history.
Section 3. To gather and preserve appropriate and relevant documents, papers, artifacts, and objects related to and illuminating that history.
Section 4. To augment the above purposes through appropriate exhibitions and educational and interpretive programs on and about the greater Oneonta area.
Article III: Membership
Section 1. Any person interested in the objectives of the society may become a member in good standing upon payment of any appropriate dues.
Section 2. Any member delinquent in the payment of appropriate dues shall be notified to that effect in writing by the Treasurer. If dues are not paid thereafter within a reasonable time, such person shall then be notified that person has been removed from membership in good standing and from the active membership list.
Section 3. Removal from membership in good standing, as provided in Section 2 of this Article, shall in no way prejudice against susequent re-instatement to membership under the provisions of Section 1 of this Article.
Article IV: Management
Section 1. Management of the Society shall be vested in a Board of Trustees, which shall be responsible and responsive to the general membership and which shall be composed of the officers, Directors, and such other members as specified in the By-laws and under any relevant provisions therein.
Article V: Amendments
Section 1. This Constitution may be amended at any annual or special meeting of the Society by a two-thirds vote of a quorum of members in good standing.
Section 2. Any member in good standing may propose ammendment(s) of this Constitution by providing such proposals in writing to the Board of Trustees.
Section 3. Any proposed amendment must be submitted to the Board of Trustees at least thirty days prior to the meeting at which the amendment is to be considered.
Section 4. Notice of any proposed amendment must be given in writing to the membership at least ten days prior to the meeting at which the amendment is to be considered.
Article VI: Distribution of Assets Upon Dissolution
In the event of dissolution of the Society, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future Federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the Federal government, or to a state or local government for a public purpose.
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