This organization shall be known as "The Gloucester Genealogical Society
PURPOSE AND OBJECT
Section 1. The geographic area of primary interest covered by the Society
shall be Gloucester, Mathew and surrounding Counties.
Section 2. The Society shall provide for instruction in methods of
research, documentation and recording of family genealogies.
Section 3. Procure and maintain genealogical research resources and
Section 4. Collect, index and file family records.
Section 5. Collect, index, publish and disseminate genealogical
information of interest to the membership and general public.
Section 1. The Society shall consist of individual members, joint members
(husband and wife), life members, sustaining members, honorary members and
honorary life members.
Section 2. Membership in the Society shall not be denied to any person on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin or sex.
Section 1. The elective officers of the Society shall consist of the
President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Newsletter/Historian and
Section 2. Officers of the Society shall be elected for a term of 2 years
at an annual meeting of general membership of the Society and limited to
two consecutive terms in office.
Section 1. The Executive Board shall function as the operating arm of the
Society. It shall administer and manage the business and affairs of the
Society. It shall be responsible for establishing policies and promoting
programs. It shall be empowered to define offices and positions in
accordance with changing needs and to take necessary implementing action.
Section 2. The Executive Board shall consist of the following members:
a. The elected [and appointed] officers [and committee chairpersons] of
b. One (1) member, appointed by the President, who will serve a two (2)
c. Immediate Past President of the Society.]
Section 1. The Society shall meet not less than five times each year in
regular session in the months of January, March, May, September and
Section 3. The Annual Meeting shall be held in [as the regular] November
meeting for the purpose of receiving annual reports from officers and
committees, conducting election of officers when required and conducting
other appropriate business of the Society.
Section 4. Special meetings may be called by the President.
The Constitution may be amended by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3)
of the membership present at the Annual Meeting of the general membership
providing the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing to the
Recording Secretary, read at a previous regular meeting and a written copy
provided to each member at least thirty days prior to the next scheduled
Proposed revision to be approved at the Annual Meeting of the GGSV on Nov.
22, 1999. Revision is noted by the brackets and consist of Article V
taken from the by-laws revised Jan. 12, 1999.