Seattle Numismatic Society

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Address: Seattle Numismatic Society c/o Scott Loos, PO Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Ph. 425-831-8789.
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SEATTLE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY BYLAWS

ARTICLE I. ORGANIZATION

This organization shall be known as the SEATTLE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVE

This organization is formed for the mutual benefit of its members. Each member will exert every effort towards the advancement of numismatics, and towards making the organization a success by obtaining new members.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1.

(a) All applications for membership will be made on a form furnished by the secretary and will state the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, age (if a minor), date of application, collecting interest, and a statement “Applicant understands that membership is a privilege and may be denied or revoked for any reason,” and will be accompanied by the membership fee. The secretary will publish the applicant’s name in the following club newsletter for possible challenges. If no challenge is made, the application will be accepted as of the next meeting following publication. If a challenge is made the application will be held in abeyance until the challenge is resolved. The secretary will try to resolve the matter informally; if unsuccessful, the matter will be brought to a vote of the general membership.

(b) If an applicant is a former member whose membership has been revoked in the past, a meeting of the board will decide whether or not reinstatement will be considered. If a majority of the board votes against reinstatement, the application will be immediately denied. If the board votes for reinstatement, the application process will proceed as described above.

Section 2. When an application is accepted, the membership will take effect immediately.

Section 3. Classes of membership will be:

a) Regular member (may include minors; voting)
b) Junior member (17 and under; no dues, non-voting)
c) Life member (upon payment of 20x annual dues; voting)
d) Honorary life member (voting)
e) Honorary member (temporary member for one year; non-voting)
f) Family membership (spouses or partners and minor children in their home; adults voting)

Section 4. Any person who has rendered service to the club over a period of many years may be elected to honorary life membership by a two-thirds vote of the members attending any regular meeting. This honor shall be seldom awarded.

Section 5. Any person who has rendered signal service to the science of numismatics may be elected to honorary membership by a two-thirds vote of the members attending any regular meeting.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS and THEIR DUTIES

Section 1. The elective officers of the organization will be president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three board members. These will constitute the executive board.

Section 2. All officers will be elected to one term of office. A term of office will be defined as two years.

Section 3. The PRESIDENT will preside at all meetings and be an ex-officio member of all committees. In his absence, the duty will fall on the officers in the order named in Section 1.

Section 4. The VICE-PRESIDENT will be responsible for program content at the meetings, and for the conduct of drawings at the meetings.

Section 5. The SECRETARY will keep a written record of all transactions and report the minutes of all meetings, and in addition act as publicity chair.

Section 6. The TREASURER will receive and disburse all monies, and provide, when called upon by the president, a report that will include all monies received, disbursed, and presently held in all accounts.

Section 7. All officers will be elected by a majority vote at the annual meeting in November of each even- numbered year.

Section 8. All elected officers will be inducted into office and assume their duties and responsibilities with the January meeting following election.

Section 9. Except as otherwise provided in these bylaws, the activities of the corporation will be managed by the executive board. The quorum for the board will be a majority of the members thereof. In the event of a tie vote, the officer presiding at the meeting will cast the deciding vote.

Section.10. The board need not meet more than once per term. It may meet more often, upon reasonable notice, if the president so orders or if a majority of the members so request.

Section 11. If any office becomes vacant during a term, the remaining board members will select a replacement from the membership who will serve the remainder of the term.

ARTICLE V. INITIATION and DUES

Section 1. Annual dues will be reviewed and established by the executive board prior to each January meeting. Any increase in dues will require a two-thirds vote of the executive board.

Section 2. All regular dues will be payable January 1st of each year.

Section 3. Members two months (March 1) in arrears for dues will be dropped from the roll. Any member dropped for nonpayment of dues may be reinstated within a period of two years and retain the original membership number upon payment of all dues in arrears, provided that no charges are pending against said member. After a lapse of two years, application for membership must be made in the usual manner and a new number issued.

Section 4. A member not in good standing may not serve in any official capacity or on any committee.

Section 5. No dues shall be assessed honorary, honorary life, or junior members.

Section 6. In case a membership application is rejected, the dues shall be returned.

ARTICLE VI. GENERAL LAWS and REGULATIONS

Section 1. This club is formed for the mutual benefit of its members; each member will exert every effort to make it a success by obtaining new members and by advancing the interests of the organization and the study of numismatics.

Section 2. No member will incur any expense in the name of the club except the president, secretary, and the newsletter editor, who may incur any necessary expense for postage, printing, supplies, or stationery to perform their duties.

Section 3. All officers at the expiration of their terms of office will deliver to their successors all books, papers, monies, or other property of the club in their possession.

Section 4. A club newsletter will be published periodically.

Section 5. For any action at a meeting of the general membership, a quorum will be those voting members in attendance at a regularly scheduled meeting.

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS

Section 1. These bylaws may be altered or amended by the consent of two-thirds of the members voting on such alteration or amendment, provided that the proposed change has been read and discussed at two successive regular meetings in advance of voting. The proposed change will be mailed to every member (in good standing) of the club at the last known address, with due notice of the date on which a final vote will be taken.

Section 2. All amendments will go into effect immediately upon passage.

Adopted 1/16/2003.