AND BY-LAWS of the
SOCIETY FOR HUNGARIAN PHILATELY
I - Name
1. The name of this organization shall be the Society for
II - Purpose
1. This society shall be a non-profit organization whose purpose
is to bring together those persons with an interest in the postage
stamps and other philatelic material of Hungary, and to generally
encourage and promote participation in Hungarian philately.
III - Membership
1. Membership shall be open to any person sixteen years of
age or over who is of good repute and interested in Hungarian
2. Such person may become a member of the Society only after
his application has been unanimously
approved by the Membership Committee and by the Executive Board.
All candidates shall make application
in writing on a prescribed form endorsed by an active member in
good standing, such application to be presented for action at
a regular meeting of the Society after approval by the Membership
Committee and Executive Board, and has been favorably voted upon.
The election shall be by secret ballot of the members present,
only at the next meeting following the reading of the application,
two negative votes constituting rejection. Application
for membership shall be accompanied by the annual dues and
initiation fee. Refund shall be made in the event of rejection
3. Persons becoming members after July first of any fiscal
year will be charged only fifty percent (50%) of one year's dues
for the balance of that fiscal year.
4. Honorary membership may be conferred upon any person by
the Society as a token of appreciation for outstanding service
in the field of Philately, or other reasons, upon recommendation
of the Executive Board and the approval of the membership of the
Society. There shall be no dues charged for this membership.
5. A member in good standing within the meaning of that term
as used in the Constitution and By-Laws,
is one who is not in default in the payment of dues or other indebtedness
to the Society, and against whom no charges are pending.
IV - Officers
1. The officers of the Society
shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Their terms shall be for four years, and they can be reelected.
The president cannot serve more than three consecutive terms.
V - Executive Board
1. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers
of the Society and any members-at-large (who shall be elected
in the same manner as the regular officers), and shall have full
power at all times to act on all questions pertaining to its interest
VI - Amendments
1. This Constitution may be amended at any regular business
meeting by two-thirds vote of the members present, provided that
such proposed amendments be in writing, signed by two members
in good standing, and submitted to the secretary for consideration
at the next meeting of the Society. Such amendments will be voted
upon at the following regular meeting. At least two weeks' advance
notice, stating the proposed change, shall be given by the secretary
to each active member. All amendments to this Constitution will
become effective immediately following approval.