Constitution

Membership Approval: November 8, 2014

ARTICLE I –NAME
The name of this organization shall be: ST. AUGUSTINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, and shall herein be referred to as the SOCIETY.

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The purposes of the SOCIETY shall be:

A. To preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors.

B. To locate, preserve, index, and publish public and private records

C. To encourage and instruct members in the art and practice of genealogical research and completion.

D. To encourage the collection of genealogical and historical material for the St. Johns County Library.

ARTICLE III – NON-PROFIT
The SOCIETY shall be a non-profit educational organization, and no part of its assets shall inure or accrue to the benefit of any officer, member, or individual.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS
The Officers of the SOCIETY shall consist of: President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. The offices of the Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary may be combined in to one position.

ARTICLE V – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the elected Officers, the Immediate Past President of the SOCIETY, the Standing Committee Chairmen and the Library Liaison(s).

ARTICLE VI – ELIGIBILITY
Any person or institution is eligible for membership, subject to the conditions set forth in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII – BYLAWS
The SOCIETY shall, by the enactment of suitable Bylaws provide for the election of officers, the length of terms, the election of members, the place and conduct of meetings, the amount of dues, and such other matters as may be necessary. The Bylaws shall contain nothing inconsistent with the Constitution.

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS
A proposal to amend the Constitution may be made by:

A. A resolution proposed by the Executive Committee
B. A petition to the Corresponding Secretary signed by not less than thirty (30) members in good standing.

Such proposals shall be sent to all members, using normally accepted means of communication, and in time to support presentation of the proposal at the Annual Meeting. A two-thirds majority of all votes cast shall be required for adoption of a proposed amendment, which shall become effective immediately, if so adopted.