Article 1 – Membership

Section 1

Application for membership shall be to the secretary upon the official application blank provided by said officer.


Article 2 – Elections

Section 1

The officers and executive board members shall be elected at the annual business meeting of this academy by mail or from the floor.

Section 2

A nominating committee shall be appointed by the executive board two (2) months prior to election and shall recommend at least one (1) qualified member for each office.  Nominations of qualified members may be made from the floor in addition.


Article 3 – Duties of Officers

Section 1

The president shall preside at all meetings; shall serve as the chairperson of the executive board; and at the conclusion of his or her term shall serve for one year as a member of the executive board.

Section 2

The vice president shall:

    1. Become acting president to fill out the unexpired term if for any reason the president shall be unable to fulfill the duties of his or her office
    2. Act as chairperson of the program committee

Section 3

The vice president shall also:

    1. Assume the duties of the president in his or her absence or at his or her request

Section 4

The secretary shall:

    1. Be responsible for maintaining permanent and complete minutes of meeting of the members and of the executive board
    2. Be the custodian of the corporate records and the seal of the corporation
    3. In general, perform all duties incidental of the office of secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the president or by the executive board.

Section 5

The treasurer shall:

    1. Be the custodian of all funds of the society and be responsible for the proper accounting for all receipts and dispersements of the society
    2. Present at each annual membership meeting a detailed report of the financial status of the association and such additional financial reports as the board of directors may require
    3. In general, perform all duties incidental to the office of treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the executive board.


Article 4 – Duties of the Executive Board

Section 1

The executive board shall be the governing body of this society; shall give majority approval to the payment of all bills; shall recommend memberships; and shall meet to conduct academy business as requested by any officer.

Section 2

A majority of the members of the executive board must be present to constitute a quorum.


Article 5 – Meetings

Section 1

The business meeting shall be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the society.

Section 2

Special meetings may be called by the president.


Article 6 – Dues

Section 1

An initial membership fee of twenty-five (25) dollars shall be paid by each member.  This fee shall take place of the annual dues from the time of acceptance of the member until December 31 of the current year.

Section 2

The annuals dues shall be twenty-five (25) dollars and shall be remitted to the treasurer.


Article 7 – Parliamentary Authority

The Rober’s Rules of order, revised, shall govern all meetings and matters not covered by the constitution and by-laws of this academy.


Article 8 – Amendments

Proposed amendments to the by-laws shall be signed by at least three (3) members in good standing and submitted to the executive board for its consideration.  If approved by the executive board, it shall be voted upon at the regular meeting of the members and adopted by the majority vote of the members present.  The proposed amendment with the recommendation of the executive board will be announced to the membership at least 30 days in advance of any regular or special meeting at which the proposed amendment may be discussed.  If the proposed amendment receives unfavorable recommendation from the executive board, 2/3 majority must approve adoption.