(Passed June 24, 2006)
The name of this Society shall be the SEDALIA-WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
The objectives of this Society shall be to:
A) Further the study of archaeology, with special emphasis on West Central Missouri and the Midwest.
B) Employ scientific methods in research, publish results of research and encourage this in others.
C) Catalog and safely preserve artifacts, books, maps, pictures, archives and other materials of merit within the scope of archaeology.
D) Cooperate with the Missouri Archaeological Society and other worthy organizations in the field.
Membership in this Society shall be open to individuals and institutions interested in the scientific study of archaeology, upon payment of their dues, subject to possible disapproval by the Board of Trustees. Institutional Membership does not carry the right to vote.
The Officers of this Society shall be: President, Vice President(s), Secretary, Treasurer and other officers authorized by the By-Laws of the Society.
A Board of Trustees shall consist of ten (10) members elected from the General Membership of the Society. Trustees shall serve for a term of two (2) years with five (5) Trustees beginning their term in even numbered years and five (5) Trustees beginning their term in odd numbered years. The Board of Trustees shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
The Officers and pertinent Trustees shall be elected at the last Regular Monthly Meeting of the calendar year and shall assume office on January 1st of the following year. Any two (2) or more offices may be held by the same person except the offices of President and Secretary or President and Treasurer may not be held by the same person.
Regular Meetings shall be held monthly beginning in February and ending in October. Unless circumstances make other dates and times advisable, Regular Monthly Meetings will be held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Special Meetings may be called by the President or the Board of Trustees when deemed necessary by either.
Meeetings of the Board of Trustees shall ordinarily be called by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees as needed. The Board of Trustees must meet at least twice Annually.
Dues for the fiscal year shall be set by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. The calendar year shall also be the fiscal year of the Society. Rules and Regulations governing the fiscal year of the Society may be modified in a manner as prescribed in Article IX, Section I.
The President shall appoint all committees of the Society.
Property and Funds received by the Society for other than current use shall be handled in separate "Permanent Accounts" on the books of the Society. Such monies shall be kept in a separate account or invested as directed by the Board of Trustees to produce income upon the advice of the Trust Department of one of the principle banks of West Central Missouri.
The Constitution, By-Laws and Dues may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a Regular Meeting provided notice of the proposed amendment has been given at the previous Regular Meeting.