Conneaut Area Historical Society
Our regular monthly meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at "The Villa at the Lake"
We have guest speakers, information sharing and refreshments. We normally have 40 to 50 members present.
Membership in CAHS is fun and educational. Dues per year are;
Membership Application and/or Renewal
City________________ State______ Zip______
Email Address ___________________________________
New_____ Renewal_____ Individual-$10____
Membership is from January 1 to December 31.
Send application and check/money order to:
CAHS Officers are:
President - Jack Mathay
Steering Committee Members are:
Jerry Gee Nancy LambJohn Colver
Betty Elliot Dan Meara
Norm Gross Sue Howard
BY-LAWS OF CONNEAUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
A Non-Profit Organization
also known as CONNEAUT AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ARTICLE ONE - MISSION
The mission of the Conneaut Historical Society, Inc. is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit artifacts and documentation of Conneaut area history; to disseminate knowledge about the Conneaut area to others; and to administer one or more museums to store and display such artifacts and documentation.
ARTICLE TWO - MEMBERSHIP
1. Qualifications. Any person interested in the history of the Conneaut area is eligible for membership in the organization upon application and payment of the required dues.
2. Dues. A schedule of annual dues of members shall be established by the Steering Committee and be payable as the Steering Committee determines from time to time.
3. Categories. The Steering Committee may establish from time to time various categories of membership and identify the particular qualifications for each type of member.
4. Term of membership. The term of membership shall be from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
5. Standing. Members shall be considered in good standing so long as all dues are paid to date. A member may be terminated by the Steering Committee for nonpayment of dues, and the right of that member to vote shall cease upon termination of membership. A member may be reinstated as the Steering Committee may determine.
6. Restriction. No member shall use the name or property of the organization for personal gain.
ARTICLE THREE - MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
1. General Meetings. General meetings of the members shall be held monthly at a time and place designated by the Steering Committee.
2. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of members shall be held each year in November or December on a date and at a time and place as determined by the Steering Committee for the purposes of electing trustees of the Steering Committee, electing officers, and of transacting such other business as may be necessary or appropriate. The annual meeting may take the place of a monthly general meeting of members.
3. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President, or by the Steering Committee, or upon the written request to the President of not fewer than twenty-five (25) members in good standing according to the latest available membership list. Special meetings shall be held at such time and place as may be fixed by whoever called the meetings.
4. Notice of Meetings. Notice of all meetings of members shall be published in a local newspaper of general circulation at least five (5) days prior to any meeting and may be published in such other media as the Steering Committee may determine.
5. Quorum. Attendance of fifteen (15) members shall constitute a quorum at all membership meetings.
6. Voting. Each member in good standing, whether individual or family, shall be entitled to one vote. Any family member shall designate an adult representative to exercise the member’s one vote.
ARTICLE FOUR - STEERING COMMITTEE
1. Number and Selection. The Steering Committee shall consist of a minimum of twelve (12) trustees, inclusive of the officers, who are elected by the membership at the annual meeting of members.
2. Terms. The trustees of the Steering Committee shall serve terms of three (3) years or until their successors are elected. The terms shall be arranged in such manner that one-third (1/3) of such terms shall expire and be filled each year at the annual meeting of members.
3. Vacancies. Any vacancy in the Steering Committee shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by vote of the Steering Committee.
4. Chairperson. The President of the organization shall serve as the Chairperson of the Steering Committee.
5. Secretary. The Secretary of the organization shall serve as the Secretary of the Steering Committee.
6. Powers and Duties. The Steering Committee shall conduct and direct all affairs of the organization and shall have all powers and duties ordinarily exercised by a board of trustees of a business organization. The Steering Committee may make such rules and adopt such policies and procedures as it deems necessary or appropriate for governing the organization and conducting its activities and managing its properties, consistent with the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws.
ARTICLE FIVE - STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
1. Regular Meetings. The Steering Committee shall meet at least quarterly and may meet at such other times as it deems necessary or appropriate to carry out its business. The Steering Committee shall designate the time and place for such meetings.
2. Special Meetings. A special meeting of the Steering Committee may be called at any time by the President or by any five (5) trustees and shall be held at such time and place as may be fixed by whoever called the meeting.
3. Notice of Meetings. Notice of all regular meetings of the Steering Committee shall be given by telephone, email, U.S. mail, or personal delivery at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting. Notice of all special meetings of the Steering Committee shall be given by email, U.S. mail, or personal delivery at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting.
4. Quorum. Attendance of five (5) trustees of the Steering Committee shall constitute a quorum at all Steering Committee meetings.
5. Voting. For all meetings of the Steering Committee, the vote of the majority of the trustees present at a meeting shall prevail in all decisions made and business transacted.
6. Action Without A Meeting. Any action which may be authorized or taken at a meeting of the Steering Committee may be authorized or taken without a meeting in a writing or writings signed by all of the trustees of the Steering Committee, which writing or writings shall be filed with or entered upon the records of the organization.
ARTICLE SIX - OFFICERS
1. Number, Election and Term. The officers of the organization shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall be nominated from the trustees of the Steering Committee and elected at the annual meeting of members. Each officer shall serve a term of one (1) year beginning January 1 and ending December 31, or until his successor is duly elected, except in the case of resignation, removal from office, or death. A vacancy in any office shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the Steering Committee.
No person may serve concurrently in two or more office capacities, and no officer shall execute, acknowledge, or verify an instrument in more than one capacity.
2. Other Officers and Positions. The Steering Committee may from time to time appoint such other officers and administrative positions, not necessarily from trustees of the Steering Committee, as it deems necessary or desirable for the conduct of the business affairs of the organization. Such other officers and administrative positions shall have the titles, duties, and functions as may be defined by the Steering Committee.
3. President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Steering Committee and shall exercise the usual duties and functions of a presiding officer. The President shall be an “ex-officio” member of committees. The President shall have such additional duties and functions as may be defined by the Steering Committee from time to time.
4. Vice-President. The Vice-President shall assume the duties and functions of the President in the absence, incapacity, resignation, removal, or death of the President. The Vice-President shall have such additional duties and functions as may be defined by the Steering Committee from time to time.
5. Secretary. The Secretary shall have such duties and functions that usually pertain to this position including but not limited to the following responsibilities: keep complete and accurate records of all meetings of the members and of the Steering Committee and all other proceedings of the organization; log all communications received by the organization; give notices of meetings of members and of the Steering Committee; and maintain a record of members. The Secretary shall have such additional duties and functions as may be defined by the Steering Committee from time to time.
6. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have such duties and functions that usually pertain to this position including but not limited to the following responsibilities: oversee all funds and properties; maintain complete and accurate financial records of all receipts and disbursements and properties; assist in preparing financial statements and balance sheets; assist in preparing the annual budget; and receive and receipt for all funds and donations of property and deposit all funds. The Treasurer shall have such additional duties and functions as may be defined by the Steering Committee from time to time.
ARTICLE SEVEN - OTHER COMMITTEES
The Steering Committee may establish from time to time other ad hoc committees, such as a nominating committee, a finance committee, a bylaws committee, an audit review committee, or an acquisitions committee, as it deems necessary, desirable or appropriate for any particular purpose. Each committee so established shall be composed of at least one (1) trustee of the Steering Committee and such other members as the Steering Committee determines, all of whom and its chairperson shall be appointed by the Steering Committee. Such other members of a committee may be community persons who are or are not members of the organization; provided, however, no community person member of a committee who is not a member of the organization shall be chairperson of any committee. Each such committee shall perform the duties and functions and make reports of its actions as determined by the Steering Committee.
ARTICLE EIGHT - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
1. Receiving and Holding Property, Funds and Assets. The organization may acquire and own, lease, or otherwise hold and sell, lease, gift, or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property as determined by the Steering Committee. The organization may receive and receipt for any donations of property or funds. The organization may apply for and receive any grants in furtherance of its purposes and mission as determined by the Steering Committee.
2. Preservation of Tax Exempt Status. No part of the assets or earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or private persons, except that the organization may pay reasonable compensation for services rendered to the organization and make payments and distributions in furtherance of its purposes and mission.
3. Fiscal Year. The calendar year shall be the organization’s fiscal year.
4. Audit Review and Report. An audit review shall be conducted annually by a committee appointed by the Steering Committee, with a report of the review submitted to the Steering Committee.
5. Volunteer Services. Insofar as is practicable, the management of the organization and its business affairs shall be conducted by volunteers.
ARTICLE NINE - AMENDMENTS
The Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the organization may be amended, altered, or rescinded, in full or in part, by a majority vote of members present at the annual meeting of members or any special meeting of members called for that purpose. Notice of the meeting and proposed changes shall be given to all members in good standing at least three (3) weeks prior to that meeting. No amendment may override the non-profit, tax exempt status of the organization.
Initially adopted: October 1, 2002
Revised: November , 2007
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