Historic Royal Oak







THE ROYAL OAK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded in 1938

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS


ARTICLE I -- NAME AND OBJECTIVES
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the ROYAL OAK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Section 2. The objectives of the Society are to encourage historical study and research and to collect and preserve historical material and folklore connected with Royal Oak and its vicinity, and to host an Annual Dinner.

ARTICLE II -- MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Any person shall be eligible to membership in this Society upon payment of annual dues to be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. All qualified members whose dues are paid, shall be entitled to a vote at the meetings of the Society.

Section 3. Honorary members in number not to exceed ten (10) percent of the active membership may be selected by the Board of Directors, or by a majority vote at any Annual Meeting, for notable service in furthering the objects of the Society. Honorary members shall pay the same dues as active member.

ARTICLE III -- MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Section 1. The annual meeting of this Society shall be held during each year on such day as the Directors may designate.

Section 2. Special meetings of the members of this Society may be called at any time by the Board of Directors and such special meetings must be called by the Board of Directors upon presentation to the Board of a petition requesting such a meeting and signed by not less than ten (10) percent of the active membership.

Section 3. Notice of the annual meeting and of special meetings shall be mailed to each active member at his last known address at least ten (10) days before such meeting or such notice may be given by insertion at least ten (10) days before the meeting of a notice, setting the time, place and purpose of such meeting, in a news- paper circulating in the City of Royal Oak, MI.

Section 4. Twelve (12) active members shall consist of a quorum for the transaction of the business at any membership meeting.

ARTICLE IV -- BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section l. This Society shall be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of its officers and the last two previously elected presidents and fifteen (15) other members of the Society whose term of office shall be for three (3) years, the terms of said fifteen (15) other members to be staggered so that five Directors shall be elected each year.

Section 2. Nomination of the Directors shall be made at the Annual Meetings of this Society, election to be made by ballot or by voice or other appropriate sign as may be designated by the President or Chairman of the meeting.

Section 3. Directors shall be elected to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors at the Annual meeting of this Society. However, the Board of Directors may fill vacancies before the next Annual Meeting.

Section 4. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such time and places as may be determined by the President of the Society provided that a written or verbal notice of such meetings shall be given to all Directors at least ten (10) days before the time set for the meeting. Two (2) absences from board meetings without advance notice shall result in that director being removed from the Board of Directors.

Section 5. A simple majority of members of the Board of Directors shall consist of a quorum for the transaction of its business except as herein otherwise provided.

ARTICLE V -- OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of this Society shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elected for a term of two (2) years.

Section 2. The duties and powers of the respective officers of the Society shall be such as customarily attached to the offices they hold in similarly constituted organizations, together with such other duties and authority as may from time to time be vested in them by the Board of Directors.

Section 3. The Board of Directors may from time to time appoint such other assistant officers of the Society and such committees as It may deem proper, and prescribe their respective duties and authority.

ARTICLE VI -- COMMITTEES
Section 1. The President may appoint such committees of members as he/she may, in his/her discretion, deem required for the proper conduction of the business of the Society and may prescribe the duties and authorities of such committees. The Board of Directors may appoint such additional committees or may instruct the President to appoint the same, as the Board may deem advisable, the duties and authorities of which committees shall be prescribed by the Board.


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