26TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Whereas every well-regulated organization requires certain rules and regulations for the proper transaction of its business, the promotion of its general welfare, and the orderly obtaining of the objectives for which it was instituted;
BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company K, Frankford Guard, a non-profit organization which in style, manner and equipment portrays a Union infantry regiment and civilians of the American Civil War, do hereby ordain, declare, and ratify the following By-Laws.
ARTICLE I: Executive Officers/Executive Committee/ Duties and Terms
The general administration and business of the 26th PA Volunteer Infantry shall reside with the Executive Officers, which are the eight elected officials as follows: President, Vice-President, Secretary; Treasurer, Event Coordinator, Civilian Coordinator, Recruiter and Company Commander. The Executive Committee will consist of all Executive Officers, Trustees, and heads of committees. The Executive Committee will be the "Governing Body" of the 26th PA Volunteer Infantry and will oversee all policy and enforcement issues. The Unit By-Laws and the Drug and Alcohol Policy will be the Governing Documents. Changes to these Documents can only be made by a General Membership vote. All unit officials are to be drawn from the general membership, must be approved by the general membership, and may hold military rank, or are a civilian re-enactor. The Executive Committee will have full authority to deal with any necessary business of the unit, subject to the approval of the general membership.
Specific descriptions of the duties of the various officials are as follows:
President: will preside at board meetings and general membership meetings; will represent the unit at Mifflin Guard meetings; will conduct the administrative duties necessary to the smooth functioning of the unit; will prepare annual reports of the status of the unit; and will serve in a general supervisory capacity.
Vice-President: shall have the duty to conduct meetings of the unit in the President's absence, represent the unit at Mifflin Guard Executive Committee meetings and be an advisor and promoter of any appointed committees, and may be appointed to the head of any committee. The Vice-President will share in the administrative duties of the unit, and represent the unit in the President's absence.
Secretary: will serve as coordinator of communications; will prepare minutes of meetings; will conduct any necessary correspondence; and share in the administrative duties of the unit as an Executive Officer.
Treasurer: responsibilities include the collection of dues, monitoring of all incoming and out going monies, and maintenance of all checking and savings accounts in the unit's name. Will supply twice-yearly fiscal reports, and share in the administrative duties of the unit as an Executive Officer.
Event Coordinator: will be responsible for obtaining all information, maps, schedules, etc., from each event sponsor, and will make all information available to the general membership via the unit Newsletter or separate mailing. Responsibilities also include registration of members for events and proper payment of registration fees. Will share in the administrative duties of the unit as an Executive Officer.
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