Constitution & Bylaws
Mount Vernon Numismatic Society
Constitution & By Laws Adopted January 31, 1961
(B) Membership shall be comprised of four groups: regular, junior, senior and honorary members.
Annual membership dues may be adjusted as follows: During any regular scheduled
meeting a motion may be made and carried by a simple majority of members present
to propose adjustment to: the precise amount of; the effective date of; and rate
of adjustment(s). The motion and the vote are to be recorded in the minutes by
the secretary. If the proposal motion is carried, then at the next regular
scheduled meeting the chairman shall have the proposal read from the minutes. A
motion may be made to approve the proposal and if carried by a simple majority
the proposal shall be effective. If no motion is made to approve the proposed
adjustment, the proposal shall die. If any amendments are made to the motion,
the approval vote shall not be taken until the next regularly scheduled meeting.
(D) Honorary memberships may be awarded by two-thirds majority of the members present at a meeting.
(E) A junior member may be anyone interested in numismatics and under sixteen (16) years of age at membership time. A senior member is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
(F) A membership number shall be assigned to all members by the secretary. Consecutive numbers will be assigned with no numbers to be reassigned.
(G) An application for membership shall be presented to the secretary and shall include the following information: applicant's name, address, telephone number and age. Application to be accompanied by specified yearly dues. Applicant may become a member upon the approval of three current officers.
(H) A rejected applicant may re-apply for membership after six months if no objections have been presented to the officers.
(I) Should any complaint be lodged against any member, an investigation shall be ordered by the president or his representative(s) who may take the appropriate action on or before the next regular scheduled meeting. If justified, a penalty such as reprimand, suspension or expulsion may be invoked.
(J) Membership dues are payable by December 31st for the upcoming year.
Failure to pay within a three month grace period will automatically cancel
(A) The elective officers shall be: president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.
(B) The president shall preside at all regular meetings. In the event of his or her absence, the other officers shall perform the duties in the order named above. It is the duty of the president to appoint all committees and to see that they function as intended by the Society.
(C) The secretary shall keep written records of all the Society's activities and will be in charge of membership. The secretary shall report at each regular meeting the activities of the Society from the last report to date.
(D) The treasurer shall be the keeper of the Society's money and shall report income and disbursements to the Society at each regular meeting. All checks are made out by the treasurer.
(E) The officers for a new term
shall be elected as follows: in the year in which terms of office expire, the
president in October, shall appoint a nominating committee which shall present a
slate of officers at the November meeting. Further nominations can be made
from the floor at this time. The election is to be held during the
December meeting, and the members present will vote by secret ballot. A
majority of those voting will determine the elected candidate for each office.
All officers shall hold office concurrently, the term of office is 2 calendar
(B) No member, with the exception of officers, shall incur any expense in the name of the Society without Society approval. Officers may procure supplies, stationery, rentals, or postage without Society approval.
(C) All regular meetings shall be held the last Tuesday of each month. Exceptions may be made by a majority vote at a previous meeting.
(D) This Society was formed for the benefit of all its members.
Members will exert efforts to make it a success by obtaining new members
and by promoting the advancement of the Society and numismatics.