BYLAWS OF THE
92™ ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
Amended October 2008
Section 1. Purpose: To reunite veterans of the 92nd A.F.A. Bn. that served in Korea with this unit during the period of 1950 until 1954, so that they might communicate with their comrades in arms and renew old friendships that were developed under the most adverse conditions in a land far away.
Class: There shall be one class of membership for this organization with no preference to position, rank or social status.
Section 2. Voting: Each member shall have one vote at any business meeting at which he is present. Proxy voting will not be permitted at any business meeting or election. No member may vote whose dues are not current.
Section 3. Dues: Annual dues will be payable in January of each year for an amount set by the elected Officers of the organization. The exception would be for a Life Member, which is a onetime payment. The membership will be notified by the Treasurer via newsletter prior to the month dues are payable for the ensuing year.
Section 4. Meetings: The annual business meeting will be held during the annual reunion of the organization. The location of the reunion for the following year will be determined by the Reunion Committee, consisting of the Board of Directors. The location of the next reunion will be posted in a newsletter at least six months prior to the reunion date. The reunion dates will be set by the Reunion Committee that determines the location.
Quorum: The quorum for a business meeting shall be the members in good standing present at the meeting.
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Section 1. Board Of Directors: The Board shall be comprised of seven (7) members,
which includes the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two (2) Directors and immediate Past President. All positions shall be elected for two ( 2 ) year terms with the exception of the immediate Past President and the Directors. The Directors shall be elected for three (3) year terms. The Past President shall retain his position until replaced by a successor. The elections will be held at the annual reunion/business meeting and current Board Members will serve until the end of the year after their successors are elected.
Section 2. Officers: The officers of the organization, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall serve two (2) year terms in their respective capacities both with regard to the membership and Board meetings.
The President shall preside at all meetings and other functions related to this organization or are properly required of him by the Board of Directors.
The Vice President shall exercise the authority of the President in his absence and perform other duties as may be assigned to him by the President of Board of Directors.
The Secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes of the business meetings and maintaining such other records as may be required of him by the President or Board Of Directors. He shall have charge of correspondence, notify members of reunions, keep an updated roster of all members, names, addresses and phone numbers. Publish newsletters on a periodic basis and mail to the membership. Carry out other duties incident to his office as the President or Board may assign.
The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due or belonging to the organization. He shall deposit the same in a bank approved by the Board in the name of the 92nd A.F.A. Bn.- Korea. His books shall at all times be open for inspection by the Board and he shall report to them at the business meeting regarding the condition of the finances and every item of receipt or payment made from the account. There shall be an annual review of the books as directed by the Board.
The Office of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person, in which case, the Board will be comprised of one (1) additional Director for a total of three (3) Directors, in order to maintain a total of seven (7) Board Members.
The Directors shall act as monitors of the financial affairs and other such activities that are deemed appropriate for the welfare of the organization. They will participate in all decisions that are required by the Board Of Directors. The directors will serve three (3) year terms in their respective Positions of #1, #2 and #3 if required. One Position will be elected each year beginning with Position #1 in 2004, Position #2 in 2005 and Position #3 in 2006. This will negate voting for two Directors in the same year. The current Directors will fill these Positions until replaced by a successor.
Section 3. Elections: The officers shall be elected by a majority of votes from members in good standing, present at the annual business meetings. A person may be re-elected to another term in office without term limits. Nominations will be submitted to the membership by the Nominating Committee and/or taken from the floor pursuant to Roberts Rules Of Order.
Section 4. Vacancies: Any vacancies occurring among the officers during the year will be filled for the remaining term of office by a majority vote of the Board via telephone. The exception would be the vacancy in the office of the President, in which case the Vice President would fill the office and the Board would fill the Vice Presidents office.
Section 1. In Addition to the nominating committee, the Board may also appoint officers such as: Chaplain, Webmaster, Email Coordinator or other positions that may be an asset to the organization.
Section 1. Amendments to the Bylaws may be proposed by the Board and submitted to the membership for approval at the annual business meeting. A copy of the amendments will be posted in a newsletter and mailed at least thirty (30) days prior to the business meeting. The amendment will be adopted upon approval of two-thirds of the members present at the meeting. Amendments may be submitted to the Board by any dues paying member of the organization for the Boards consideration.
DISPOSITION OF FUNDS AND ASSETS
Section 1. At such time that the membership determines that it is no longer feasible to conduct business or have reunions as an organization, due to the lack of participation or other reasons that would justify the dissociation of the organization, the following action shall be taken: The elected Board of Directors shall select a worthy charitable military organization and transfer the funds of the 92nd AFA Bn - Korea to such group. The Board will also conduct an inquiry to locate a suitable military institution / museum that would accept any remaining assets of the 92nd AFA Bn - Korea, i.e. Battalion colors and memorabilia accumulated by this Unit. This action would require the final approval vote of the membership at that time.