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By-Laws

385th BGA

Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of: The President, The Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Editor of the Newsletter, Three Board Members, and the immediate Past President. The President shall act as Chairman of the Executive Board. If an individual holds more than one office, he shall have only one vote. Advisors to the Board may be appointed by the President, but do not vote.

 

Section 2. Any vacancy, however occurring, in the Executive Board, may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board.

 

Section 3. The Executive Board shall meet in person as called by the Chairman or by a majority of the Executive Board members; however, meetings may be conducted by teleconferencing or by email. Meetings by email are deemed to be in continuous session.

 

Section 4. The Executive Board may decide any question, item or business concerning the 385 BGA, by majority vote of those voting, except it may not act contrary to the intent of the Constitution.

 

Section 5. A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of officers of the Board. For email, no reply within two weeks of posting of the question shall be construed to mean, “abstain” on the vote(s).

 

Section 6. Members of the Executive Board shall not be paid any regular wages, salariesor reimbursements for any expenses for attending any meeting of the Board.

 

ARTICLE V

Finances

 

Section 1. The moneys of the 385 BGA shall be deposited in the name of the 385 BGA in such bank or banks as the Treasurer shall designate, and shall be drawn out by check signed by the Treasurer or an officer or officers as the President determines.

 

Section 2. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year, 1 January to 31 December.

 

Section 3. Annual dues for members shall be $35/year, domestic and foreign.

 

Section 4.  Funds of the 385 BGA shall be expended only for the purposes of the 385 BGA as stated in the Constitution, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Funds for conducting the business of the 385 BGA such as telephone, postage, office supplies, printing and reproduction, stationery, and any other supplies or equipment normally associated with an office of this nature.

(b) Funds for compiling, printing, mailing and/or electronically sending the 385 BGA  Newsletter, presently entitled The Hardlife Herald.

(c) Funds to search for, copy, buy and/or otherwise obtain historical 385th BG data, and/or artifacts to place in the Archives of the 385 BGA.

(d) Funds, if available and feasible, for memorials

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