Article I - NAME

The name of the organization shall be the "Williamsburg Heritage Dancers at the College of William & Mary".

Article II - PURPOSE

The purpose of the organization is to promote the understanding, enjoyment and dancing of historical and modern American and English country dances.

Article III - MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the organization shall be open to all those interested in these dances and shall be made up of faculty, staff, and students of the College of William & Mary as well as those interested persons in the community at large regardless of race, creed, age, sex, or national origin.

Article IV - OFFICERS

The following officers shall be elected by the membership for two-year terms:

* President who shall preside and lead

* Vice-President who shall work with the President and fill in for him/her when necessary.

* Treasurer who shall keep the organization's finances.

* Secretary who shall keep the records of the organization

* Dancemaster who shall plan and instruct the dancing program.

* Member at-large

* Past president

* College Advisor (non-voting)

These shall be the voting members of the Executive Committee, which is empowered to plan the activities and finance of the organization.

Article V - COMMITTEES

The President is empowered to appoint committees from time to time as needed.

Article VI - SEMI-ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

There shall be two meetings a year for the organization. One should come in September-October and the other in March-April as arranged by the Executive Committee elected in the Fall of odd numbered years. The President or the Executive Committee can call special meetings of the organization by notifying members at a regular dance at least 14 days in advance.

Article VII - DUES

Dues may be adopted only by the Membership.

Article VII - AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended by 2/3 majority of the Executive Committee provided that written notice of the proposed changes be posted at the usual dance location at least 14 days prior to the vote.

Article VIII - RATIFICATION These bylaws shall become operative when approved by a 2/3 vote of those persons present at a meeting of the Membership of the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers. In questions of procedures Robert's Rules of Order shall be followed.


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