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Article l: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Delta County Genealogical Society. Organized 1981.

Article ll: Objectives

1. To assist in genealogical research

2. To gain knowledge and teach others about genealogy and family history.

3. To collect and aid in the preservation of Delta County records of genealogical value.

4. To maintain a genealogical library. Books and records are to be regarded as reference material under the supervision of the society librarian and will be available to the public during all library hours. Records are presently housed at the Escanaba Public Library

Article lll: Memberships/Meetings

1. Membership dues are $20.00 a year for an individual. Membership begins January 1st and ends December 31st each year.

2. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter, free family history query assistance, and biannual membership surname listings.

3. Membership is available to anyone interested in genealogy, who is willing to share research with other members and upon payment of society dues./p>

4. An annual meeting will be held on the fourth Monday of September, with monthly meetings held on the fourth Monday of each month, except for November and December. Other meetings may be held as necessary and as called for by the president. All meeting are free and open to the public.

Article lV: Elected officers/Duties

1. President shall chair all meetings and call special meetings when necessary.

2. Vice-President shall preside at meetings in the absence of the president and also act as Correspondence Secretary to answe mail, manage all miscellaneous correspondance, and maintain membership lists.

3. Secretary/Treasurer shall record all proceedings of regular and special meetings, siperese agendas and appropriate materials prior to each meeting. and receive and disburse all monies of the Society as appropriate using standard accounting principles. Monthly Treasurer's reports shall be made each monthly meeting of the Society of all transactions made in that month. Treasurer's books shall be audited annually.

Article V: Committees

1. Newsletter. This group shall edit, print and mail/email the Society's quarterly newsletter to all members and partner organizations. Those who are not members who would like to receive the newsletter shall be charged $10 per year in advance. An editor shall be named to oversee this process.

2. Library. This group will be responsible to maintain the Society's genealogy library holdings and to assist patrons in genealogical research at the public library at a set time to be determined each month. A Society Librarian shall be chosen to be responsible for the collection and ordering of new books/materials and for scheduling committee members to be present at the library as required.

3. Membership: This group will be responsible for recruiting new members, including holding membership drives via US Postal Service, social media, and other avenues as appropriate. The membership committee will also assist the Society in arranging for guest speakers and promoting events to encourage participation and new members.

4. New committees will be formed as it becomes necessary.

Article Vl: Elections

Elections of officers will be held in September every other year. Only paid members may nominate and vote for elected officials

Article Vll: Amendments

Bylaws may be amended by 2/3 vote of paid member present at a meeting anytime it is deemed necessary.

Article Vlll: Dissolution clause

This clause is to provide for distribution of assets upon dissolution of the Society. Upon dissolution of the Delta County Genealogical Society, all of its assets which include both library holdings and cash fund balance, shall become the property of the Escanaba Public Library to do with as the may deem appropriate.


These By-Laws were approved by a unanimous vote of the Society's membership at it's October 24, 2022 meeting

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