Adopted by the general membership of the Society on January 13, 2002;
Amended November 8, 2009 and May 25, 2013
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this organization is the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tallahassee.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVES
Said association is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
This society is a not for profit organization
a. To promote an interest in Jewish genealogy
b. To encourage and instruct members in genealogical research, and
c. To provide opportunities for sharing of genealogical information.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Membership - Any applicant interested in furthering the objectives of this Society is eligible for membership, and will be admitted upon payment of annual
Dues - Annual dues are $10.00 payable January 1. The dues year is the calendar year.
ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS
Meetings of the Society will be held on a periodic basis, as called by the President. For the purpose of conducting business, five members comprise a quorum.
ARTICLE V - OFFICERS
The officers of the Society are a President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Webmaster. The officers are elected for a one year term and hold over until their successor takes office. Any vacancy in office can be filled by the members at a duly called meeting of the Society.
The officers for the initial year of formal organization (January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002) are: President - Charles Nam; Vice-President - Shimon
Gottschalk; Secretary/Treasurer - Steve Kahn; Webmaster - Lou Schwartz
ARTICLE VI - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The President will:
a. Preside at all meetings of the Society.
b. Appoint committees as necessary, and chairmen.
c. Sign all contracts and documents authorized by the Society.
d. Set the dates for, and call, meetings.
The Vice-President will:
a. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of, or at the request of, the President.
b. Assume the duties of the President for the remaining term of office in the event of a vacancy in the
office of President.
The Secretary-Treasurer will:
a. Be the recording secretary of the Society and the custodian of its records.
b. Maintain a current membership list of all members in good standing.
c. Be custodian of all funds of the Society
d Sign checks and make authorized disbursements on behalf of the Society
The Webmaster will:
a) Maintain the website of the Society.
ARTICLE VII - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Nominations. The President will appoint a nominating committee, to be chaired by the most recently available Past President, at least one month before the
final Regular Meeting of the calendar year. The nominating committee will notify the Society membership of the nominations at least ten days prior to the last
Regular Meeting of the calendar year. Additional nominations may be made by the general membership from the floor at the last Regular Meeting of the calendar year, provided each nominee has agreed to serve if elected.
Elections. Elections will be held at the last Regular Meeting of the calendar year. Each member in good standing may vote in Society elections. Voting will be by voice if there is only one candidate for any office. If more than one candidate is running for any one office, the voting will be by secret ballot.
The candidate receiving the majority of the votes cast is elected. Officers will assume their duties at the first Regular Meeting of the calendar year.
ARTICLE VIII - DISSOLUTION OF SOCIETY
Upon the dissolution of the association, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
In the event of the dissolution of the Society, any salable assets will be converted to cash and used to purchase genealogical materials for the Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library. Dissolution will be conducted in accordance with IRS 501 (c)(3).
ARTICLE IX - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, will govern the Society in all cases in which they are applicable and not inconsistent with these Bylaws.
ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS
Once adopted, these Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of those voting, using the following procedures:
1. Proposals may be submitted in writing by any member to the President or Secretary/Treasurer by the meeting prior to the meeting at which the Amendment is to be decided.
2. Notice of all proposed Amendments must be provided to the membership at least 5 days prior to the Regular Meeting at which the Amendment is to be decided.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 8th day of November, 2009.
(Signed) Carl Rubin
(Signed) Stephan Fregger