THE CORNISH CONNETION OF THE COPPER COUNTRY
name of this organization shall be the KEWEENAW KERNEWEK: THE CORNISH
CONNECTION OF THE COPPER COUNTRY.
purpose of the organization shall be to preserve the Cornish heritage and
identity; to strengthen ties with Cornwall; and to strengthen ties with Cornish
relatives here and abroad.
SECTION I. QUALIFICATIONS
shall be open to any person of Cornish heritage or any person in full accord
with the stated purpose of the organization.
SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP
PRIVILEGES A. Each member is
entitled to one vote.
Dues paying members shall receive one copy of all mailings of the organization.
SECTION 3. DUES
The amount of dues shall be set at the annual meeting of the organization.
After June 1993 .the organization or its Board of Directors shall determine the
Payment of dues shall not be a condition for membership in the organization.
Payment of dues shall entitle the member to mailings of the organization.
SECTION 4. RECORDS
A membership listing
containing the names of all members of record since the inception of the
organization shall be maintained by the secretary's office and shall be
accessible to all members..
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION I. The elected officers of the organization
shall be: President; Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer; and three (3) Board
Members all of whom shall constitute the seven member Board of Directors.
All officers shall be Directors of the Board.
All Officers and Board Members shall assume office immediately upon adjournment
of the election meeting.
An officer or board member may resign by submitting a resignation to the Board
of Directors. An officer or board member may be removed from office by a
majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Board shall fill any such vacancy
until the next annual meeting or scheduled election.
II. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
The President shall preside over meetings of the membership and the Board of
Directors. The president shall supervise the work of the officers and
committees and may be a member of all committees.
In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President, the Vice-President
shall assume the duties of President.
The Secretary shall keep minutes of the meetings which shall become the
permanent records. The Secretary shall be responsible for all correspondence.
The secretary shall maintain a list of members.
The Treasurer shall collect all dues, pay all bills, be responsible for all
funds, keep reports, and submit those reports on the status of the Treasury
when requested. Payment of expenditures in excess of thirty-five dollars must
be approved by the Board of Directors or general membership. Financial records
shall be submitted to the Board annually for auditing. The President shall have
access to financial records at all times.
The Board of Directors shall conduct the affairs of the organization between
membership meetings. The Board of Directors shall be subject to the orders of
the membership and none of its acts shall conflict with said orders.
The Board of Directors shall create permanent and special committees as may be
deemed necessary; shall define the duties and responsibilities of such
committees; and shall require reports from the chairperson at meetings of the
board or membership.
The Board of Directors shall fill any vacancy which may occur in any of the
offices or on the board, or any vacancy created by an increase in the authorized
number of Directors. Such appointments shall be for the time until the next
annual meeting or scheduled election.
SECTION I . Committees shall be created as deemed
necessary to promote the objectives and to carry out the work of the
SECTION 2. Committee members shall be appointed by the
Board of Directors; by the general Membership during a scheduled or special
meeting; or may select those committees in which they are interested.
SECTION 3. Committees will consist of a number of
members as decided by the Board or membership and should be composed of those
willing to serve. A Committee Chairperson will be elected by committee members
at its organizational meeting.
SECTION I. Officers and Directors of the organization
shall be elected for a term of one year or until their successors have been
elected. No officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same
office. Each must be a member in good standing in the organization.
SECTION 2. The election of officers shall be held at
the annual meeting. The candidate with the largest number of votes shall be
SECTION 3. A nominating Committee, consisting of three
(3) members of the organization shall be appointed by the President two (2)
months prior to the Annual Meeting to draw up a slate of officers for the
elections. Any member nominated must have consented to serve if elected.
Nominations will also be taken from the floor.
SECTION I. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS.
A. Regular meetings
of the membership shall be held on the dates and at the places to be set by the
Board of Directors or the General Membership. All regular meetings shall be
open to the public.
The Annual Meeting shall be held during January .
A Quorum shall consist of those members in attendance.
Notice of all membership meetings shall be given to every member of the
organization by any
means that will
insure a reasonable advance notification in order to plan for attending the
SECTION 2. BOARD OF DIRECTOR
A. The Board of
Directors shall meet as necessary. The President or a quorum may call a meeting
of the Board.
A quorum shall consist of three (3) Board members
ARTICLE IX. CONDUCT OF MEETINGS.
membership shall discuss and adopt norms for the conduct of meetings.
SECTION I. These by-laws may be amended by a vote with
2/3 majority of the members
present and entitled
to vote at a membership meeting.
SECTION 2. An amendment to these by-laws shall be
presented at a regular or special membership meeting and voted on at the next
SECTION 3. A notice of intent to amend these by-laws
shall be given to every member of the Society at least ten (10) days prior to
the date of the membership meeting at which the amendment is presented. Said
notice may be presented by any means which will assure a timely receipt of the
organization shall seek to establish affiliations with local. State. Regional.
National. and International organizations that share its purpose and goals.
the event the organization shall become inactive. the organization will be
dissolved. Any liabilities and obligations will be satisfied with monies in the
organization treasury .and the remaining money shall be donated to a legally
entitled non-profit organization. Any collections and materials will be offered
to a library with. or in need of. a Cornish section. All records of proceedings
and membership files shall be turned over to the archives of an established
Suggested Meeting Norms
Officers and/or Board members will be responsible for preparing meeting agenda.
Members wishing to have items on the agenda should contact the President prior
to the meeting.
items will be communicated to members at the start of the meeting. The
President shall be the chairperson in charge of conduct of meetings. The
chairperson shall be responsible for keeping order at the meetings.
secretary will keep minutes of each meeting and will submit the minutes to the
approval at each
treasurer will issue a monthly report to the membership at each meeting. A
quorum shall consist of those present at any meeting.
voting majority shall consist of 51% of members present at any regularly
the event of prolonged discussion, the chairperson shall be responsible for