September 23, 1991
name of this organization shall be “The Lakeside Historical
II OBJECTS AND
1: The objects and purposes shall be to discover, collect and
preserve artifacts, books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, pictures, field
books and any and all articles, materials, historical landmarks,
buildings and other property which may establish or illustrate the
history and to perpetuate the heritage of the United States of America
and particularly the Lakeside area.
2: To publish and disseminate such historical matter as this Society
3: To operate a non-profit organization.
1: The membership year shall be from January 1 to December 31.
2: Qualifications: Any person interested in the purpose of this
Society may become a member upon payment of annual dues.
Dues not paid by February 1st will be delinquent.
Only members in good standing may vote and hold office.
Annual membership dues.
Business, professional and organization memberships shall
be entitled to one vote.
Life membership dues for individuals and organizations.
1: Regular Meetings: The regular meeting date for the Society shall
be the fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise specified by the
elective officers. The time
and place of each meeting shall be designated by the president.
2: Quorum: Ten (10) members shall constitute a quorum at a regular
meeting for the transaction of any business of this Society.
3: Special Meetings: Special meetings may be called by the president
or by the elective officers. The
secretary may also call a special meeting upon the written request of
not less than ten (10) members in good standing.
V OFFICERS AND
1: The elective officers of the Society shall be a President,
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Any two of the elective officers shall sign checks.
2: President: It shall be the duty of the President to preside at
all meetings of this Society; call such special meetings as are herein
provided for; see that the bylaws, rules and regulations are enforced;
appoint chairmen of standing committees and supervise generally the
affairs of this Society. The
President shall appoint a Corresponding Secretary, a Telephone Chairman
and a Parliamentarian.
3: Vice-President: The Vice-President shall be responsible for the
program, shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President and
perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to the office.
If the President’s office becomes vacant because of death,
resignation or otherwise, the Vice President shall assume the duties of
the President for the unexpired term.
4: Secretary: The Secretary shall record and preserve minutes of
meetings and provide a copy of the minutes to the President within a
week. Upon her/his
retirement, the Secretary shall turn over to her/his successor, or the
President, all records or other property of this Society in her/his
possession. The Secretary
shall retain all permanent records.
5: Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and be responsible for the
funds of the Society and shall be accountable to the membership of this
Society. The Treasurer shall
pay all current bills, with the consent of the President and the
Secretary, and keep the membership informed of the financial status of
the organization and give a full itemized accounting at each meeting and
an annual report at the January meeting.
Any bills over $99.00 must be voted on by the membership before
payment, but any under this amount do not require a vote before payment.
Upon retirement, the Treasurer shall turn over to her/his
successor or to the President all funds, books, records and any other
property of this Society that is in her/his possession.
VI STANDING COMMITTEE
1: Archivist: Will be in charge of the place where our historical
materials and items are stored and/or displayed.
2: Curator: Inventory and manage all gifts, books and other
properties of our Society,
3: Historian: Maintain a scrapbook of all publicity and news
articles concerning the Lakeside Historical Society.
4: Hospitality: Greeting members and guests, having attendance book
signed and recruiting refreshment hosts.
5: Membership: Be responsible for membership drives; collect dues
and issue membership cards; seek out those interested in the purposes of
this Society and enlist their membership.
Keep an accurate record of all members in good standing.
And when needed, provide the President or Telephone Chairman with
a written, regularly updated list of new members and notify members of
delinquent dues that are not paid by February 1st.
6: Newsletter: Will be responsible for the newsletter.
7: Press and Publicity: Endeavor to enlist the aid of all newspapers
and publications to properly publicize our Society and its aims.
8: School Coordinator: To assist in promoting inclusion of Lakeside
history in the school curriculum and to encourage the membership of
9: Community Coordinator: To act as liaison between the Historical
Society and the community and government agencies.
10: Telephone: To notify Board Members of regular and/or special
board meetings as needed.
11: Ways and Means: Coordinate projects with the approval of the
Board and membership.
12: Corresponding Secretary: Handle correspondence as directed by
1-A: At the regular November meeting, a Nominating Committee of
three (3) and an alternate shall be elected by a majority vote of the
members present to serve for the following year.
The committee shall meet with the Parliamentarian immediately
after the election to select a chairman and to determine a meeting date.
1-B: A slate of officers shall be presented at the October meeting.
Further nominations may be made from the floor at the November
meeting, at which time the election of the officers shall be held.
Officers shall be elected by a majority of members present,
through a show of hands, or if there is more than one candidate for an
office, by written ballot.
1-C: Elected officers shall take office on January 1st
the following year. Installation
shall be in December.
2: No member shall hold the same elective office for more than two
(2) consecutive years except the Treasurer who may serve longer.
3: Vacancies in any office shall be filled by a majority vote of the
members present at a regular meeting, except in the case of the
President as stated in Article V: Section 3.
VII PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
rules contained in Robert’s
Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern the proceedings of the Society
except in such cases as are governed by these bylaws.
bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members present at a
regularly scheduled meeting provided the amendment has been submitted in
writing at the previous meeting.
governing body of the Lakeside Historical Society shall be the elective
officers, namely the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer,
who shall be elected for a term of one (1) year.
officer may be removed from office for due cause after notification by a
vote of two-thirds of the members present at a regular or special
meetings of elected officers, chairmen, and any members who wish to
attend, should be held before each regular meeting, not later than
the Friday prior to that date. The
place and date shall be determined by the President.
Board shall be responsible for the annual Hometown Reunion.
Board shall annually review the Society’s insurance needs and make
budget shall be prepared and presented for approval at the January
meeting. The Budget
Committee shall be composed of the President, Vice-President,
Treasurer, Archivist, Ways and Means Chairman, Curator, Church
Restoration Chairman and any special projects chairmen.
shall be no talking during the regular meeting.
Members wishing to speak will be recognized by the President
and allowed three (3) minutes to speak.
person addressing the membership, or giving a report, shall stand in
front of the group while speaking.
These Bylaws approved at the
September regular meeting of the Lakeside Historical Society, held on
Monday, September 23, 1991.
Bylaws Study Committee
Gertrude Davis, Chairman