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The name of this organization will be the Habersham County Historical Society (HCHS).
Section 1 – The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together those people interested in the history of Habersham County and surrounding area; and
Section 2 – To cooperate with State, County and local officials in establishing County-wide Preservation Ordinances and Zoning Laws to insure the preservation of historical buildings, structures, monuments and markers. To make an effort to preserve the heritage of Habersham County and surrounding area.
Membership in the Society shall be open to any person or groups interested in the history of Habersham County and the area.
Section 1 – Meetings will be held monthly on the second Thursday of each month. Time and place of meeting to be recommended by the Executive Board for approval by membership.
Section 2 – The annual meeting shall be held in December
Annual dues shall be as follows :
Dues shall be for the Calendar year (January – December)
Section 1 – The officers of the Society shall consist of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Immediate Past President of the Society, and four Directors.
Section 2 – The current officers, the Immediate Past President, the Directors and Committee Chairmen shall compose the Executive Board. This Board shall meet at the discretion of the President to review activities of the Society and plan for continuing projects to be presented to the membership for approval.
Section 3 – Duties of Officers
Section 1 – Elections shall be for a term of one calendar year. No officer may hold the same office for more than two consecutive years. Elections will take place at the November meeting and installation will be held at December meeting.
Section 2 – The Nominations Committee shall present a list of nominees for the five officers at the November meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor provided the consent of the nominee has been obtained previously.
If there is but one nominee for each office, the Secretary may be instructed to cast a ballot for the slate, otherwise voting shall be by secret ballot.
Section 3 – Installation of Officers and Directors shall take place at the Annual Meeting in December.
(All Committees to be appointed by the President)
Section 1 – Standing Committees
Section 2 – Special Committees
Section 1 – This Society shall cooperate with the Georgia Historical Commission, the State Department of Archives and with other Historical Societies to collect, preserve, exchange and share materials of both local and state-wide interest and to make these materials available to anyone interested in the same for examination and study.
Section 2 – The Society shall be a non-profit organization. In the event of dissolution of the Society, all of the assets, records, materials, etc. shall be turned over to the Northeast Georgia Regional Library in Clarkesville for preservation.
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Society by two-thirds vote of members present, provided the amendment shall have been presented in writing and read at a previous meeting.
These By-Laws shall be reviewed every three years by a committee of three appointed by the President. Recommendations for any revisions are to be presented to the membership for approval.
The latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern all parliamentary proceedings of the Society.
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