THE DOANE FAMILY ASSOCIATION
OF AMERICA, INC.
This Association shall be known as the Doane Family Association of America, Inc., a non-profit organization Incorporated on April 20, 1936, under the laws of the State of New Jersey.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
National Reunion Meeting shall be held biennially, unless changed by a majority vote of the members present at a National Reunion Meeting.
The following officers shall be elected for a term of two years by a majority vote of the members present at the National Reunion Meeting:
· First Vice President
Fifteen (15) Regional Vice-Presidents shall be elected as set forth in the By Laws.
All officers shall be paid members of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc.
No officer shall serve, in the same office, for consecutive terms, either full or partial, aggregating more than ten (10) years, with the exception of the Historian.
An officer, other than the Historian, having served a total of ten (10) consecutive years, shall be ineligible for re-election to the same office, of one of the offices set forth above, for a period of at least two years.
Each officer shall hold office until a successor shall have been duly elected.
ARTICLE VI – BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The affairs of the Association shall be governed by a Board of Governors consisting of:
ARTICLE VII – STANDING COMMITTIES
The President shall appoint the following Committees to serve for two years:
Each Committee shall submit a proposed budget to the Executive Committee before the National Reunion Meeting.
No debt shall be incurred by any committee without prior approval from one of the following:
1. The Board of Governors
2. The Executive Committee
3. By the majority vote of the members at a National Reunion Meeting.
An Executive Committee shall be established composed of the following officers:
· The President
· The First Vice-President
· The Secretary
· The Treasurer
The General Fund shall consist of those monies received as:
· Earnings transferred from Association Special Funds
· Donations or legacies left to the Association for the normal operation of the Association and the expenses incurred thereto.
The Endowment Fund shall consist of those monies that have been given specifically to the Endowment Fund, of which only the earnings may be transferred to the General Fund.
The Hattie Belle Doane Van Hoy Memorial Fund shall consist of those funds received from the sale of The Doane Family books, donations given specifically to defray the expenses incurred in reprinting The Doane Family books and other genealogical materials pertaining to the Doane Family.
The Doane Family Association Foundation Fund is governed by a separate Corporation.
The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a National Reunion Meeting, provided prior notice has been given in writing to all members at least 30 days prior to the meeting date.
ACCEPTED AND ADOPTED this 6th day of August 2004.
Dick Doane, President
Mary Ann Sindt, Secretary