South East Air Mail Society
Constitution and By-Laws
As adopted on February 9, 2002
Article I: Name
The name of the organization shall be the
South East Air Mail Society, hereafter referred to as SEAMS.
This organization shall be a non for profit membership organization.
Article II: Purpose
The South East Air Mail Society is a membership
organization, associated with the American Air Mail Society
("AAMS"), the purposes of which are:
1. To promote air mail stamp collecting and
aerophilately in general.
2. To provide a mechanism through which members
may exchange ideas and sources.
3. To educate the public, the dealer, and
other stamp collectors about aerophilately.
4. To promote needed research in aerophilately.
5. To support the development of aerophilately
throughout the Southeastern United States.
Article III: Membership, Voting and Dues
Any interested individual or organization holding sustaining
membership in SEAMS. A Sustaining Membership will be granted
to any individual who donates $100.00 to SEAMS and is approved
by the Board of Directors.
- 1. The right of an individual member to vote shall be
conditioned upon the payment of dues prior to the business
meeting of that meeting.
B. AFFILIATION: SEAMS is to be affiliated
with the American Air Mail Society.
- To be a member in good standing one must pay dues $5.00
per year. The first twelve members shall be known
as CHARTER MEMBERS. At the time of Charter membership,
they must be an AAMS member.
- SEAMS dues shall be set and payable by the membership
at the annual meeting which concurs with the
Peach State Stamp Show.
- SEAMS members are encouraged to be members of the AAMS
Article IV: Officers
A. The officers of this organization shall
consist of a President, a Vice President (appointed by the
president), and a Secretary/Treasurer. The Terms of office
shall be for terms of one (1) year.
B. The officers of this organization and the
Immediate Past President (ex-officio) shall constitute the
Board of Directors.
C. The President and Secretary/Treasurer
shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present
at at the annual meeting which concurs with the Peach State
D. The President, with the concurrence of
Board of Directors, shall appoint any such committees as
deemed necessary to the functioning of the organization.
Article V: Powers and Duties of the Convention,
the Officers, the Board of Directors, and of Committees
A. Any voting member of this organization
may propose motions, make or second motions, and be elected
B. Officers of this organization shall perform
the usual functions of officers as prescribed by Roberts
Rules of Order Revised, unless otherwise provided herein
or by the Board of Directors. The Secretary/Treasurer of
this organization, in addition to the usual duties of such
office, shall forward
to the President the names of all voting members as received.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall furnish a financial report
at each meeting of the Board of Directors.
C. The Board of Directors shall be the governing
body of this organization between meetings, provided that
it shall make no policy decisions or take no actions in
conflict with existing decisions or actions of the convention.
D. All committee members shall be appointed
by the resident.
Article VI: Meetings
A regular meeting of this organization shall
be held once a year, to be known as the annual Convention
(Meeting) which concurs with the Peach State Stamp Show.
Other meetings may be called by the President to coincide
with any statewide stamp show. A majority of all of the
certified and seated at the convention shall constitute
a quorum to do business.
Article VII: Procedure
In the absence of provisions contained herein,
all procedures of this organization shall be governed by
Roberts Rules of Order Revised.
Article VIII: Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended at any annual
convention of this organization by a simple majority vote
of those present and voting according to voting procedures
contained herein, provided that such proposed amendment
shall be read from the floor in the first section of new
Business and provided
further that such proposed amendment shall be presented
in writing to all the board members thirty (30) days prior
to the first day of the Convention (Meeting).
Article IX: Communications
It shall be the responsibility of each member
to provide a current eMail address to the Secretary/Treasurer.
eMail is the official means of communications.