BURLINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY BY-LAWS
The name of this organization shall be BURLINGTON GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY and it shall be governed by the following By-Laws.
The object of this society is to help members with their
genealogical research through having special programs, being informed
of other places where help is available and learning methods of
preserving genealogical material.
Membership shall be open to all individuals interested in the
purpose of this society as set forth in the By-Laws. An individual
becomes a member by applying for membership and paying the necessary
dues. Annual dues shall be determined by the membership from time to
time. The membership year begins on 1 January and runs through 31
December of that year. Individuals or families joining after 1
November will have membership from November of the current year
through December of the following year. These new members will not
receive back issues of the newsletter.
Membership Renewal: Dues are due no later than 1 April of each
(1) The officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, Refreshment Chairman and Co-Chairman. A term shall be two
(2) The Board of Directors shall be the above officers and two
directors. The appointed positions of Librarian, Newsletter Editor and
Program Chairman automatically become members of the Board of
Directors. The immediate Past President becomes an Ex-Officio member
of the Board of Directors.
(3) Officers and Directors shall be elected at.the Annual Meeting,
the third Wednesday of January, by a majority of the members present.
The President, Treasurer, one (1) Director and one (1) member of the
Refreshment Committee shall be elected in even numbered years. The
Vice-President, Secretary, one (1) Director and one (1) member of the
Refreshment Committee shall be elected in odd numbered years. No
officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same
(4) The Refreshment Committee shall consist of two (2) elected
members. One (1) member will be elected every year for a two (2) year
term. The newly elected member shall serve as Co-Chairman while the
former member becomes Chairman.
(5) The Newsletter Editor, Program Chairman and Librarian shall be
appointed by the President. As this is an appointive office their
tenure may remain indefinitely. Upon resignation, a new Newsletter
Editor, Program Chairman and/or Librarian will be appointed by the
presiding Officer as deemed necessary.
Article V Duties of Officers and Directors
(1) The Board of Directors shall meet at least four times a year
when called by the President.
(2) The Board of Directors shall define policies and activities for
the society and have general management of its affairs. They shall
approve expenditures and arrange for the auditing of the Treasurer's
(3) A quorum shall be five board members.
(4) The President shall appoint various standing committees and
special committees with the approval of the board.
Meetings shall be held the third Wednesday of each month unless a
change is agreed to by the majority of the members, with the exception
of the December meeting.
The President shall appoint a nomination committee of three at the
August board meeting to prepare a slate of Officers and Directors to
be presented at the November Membership meeting. Nominations may be
made from the floor with the consent of the nominee. Election of
officers will take place at the January meeting. Their term of office
will begin at the close of the meeting at which they were elected.
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall be the parliamentary
authority for use in all matters and procedures not specifically
covered by these By-Laws.
Date By-Laws proposed: 3 September 1996
Date By-Laws accepted: 20 November 1996
Date By-Laws amended: 21 July 1999
Date By-Laws reviewed, amended, and accepted: June 2013
Burlington Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 593
Burlington, WI. 53105-0593