Constitution Georgia 1752 Club Article 1-Name The name of the Association shall be the Georgia 1752 Club. Article 2-Objects Its objects shall be the furthering of all matters relating to the duties of insurance representatives and affecting their common interest, and the acquisition and exchange of information regarding the profession of insurance, including civic or promotional or philanthropic activities that the club desires to support, in order that each member may be better able to promote the interests of his or her company and said profession in general. Article 3-Membership Membership shall be personal. An eligible candidate may be elected to membership at any qualified meeting after favorable recommendation of the executive committee. A simple voting majority, of the qualified members in attendance at a qualified meeting, is required for acceptance to membership. There shall be four categories of membership: 1. Qualified Member: Any person in an insurance related position i.e. Field representative, for a Property Casualty Company, claims representative, premium finance company etc…whose work is primarily in the state of Georgia may be eligible. 2. Supporting Member: Employee’s of the professional Insurance Agents Association of Georgia or the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Georgia are eligible. This category has no voting rights. 3. Lifetime Member: May be awarded to a member that has; (A) Retired from active employment (B) Made Specific contributions to the Georgia 1752 Club over a number of years. They shall retain all rights of qualified members but not pay any dues. 4. Honorary Member: may be bestowed upon anyone the club may wish to confer special distinction. They shall pay no dues and have no voting rights. The name of an eligible candidate shall be submitted to the Executive Committee by the candidate’s sponsor at or prior to any regularly scheduled meeting of the membership. Upon approval of the Executive Committee, the name of the candidate shall be submitted to a vote of the membership, provided the proposed member is present at said meeting. The term “Insurance Company” shall be construed to include any Property and Casualty Insurance Company, regardless of corporate structure, which operates through the Independent Agency system. Expulsion: Charges warranting expulsion shall be submitted to the Executive Committee, and the charges and the individual(s) shall be given a hearing before that committee. If, in the judgment of the committee, substantiated charges warrant expulsion, written notice shall be given to the entire membership and a three quarters majority of the membership shall be required to expel the charged member. Article 4: Officers The officers shall consist of a President, a President Elect, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall be elected annually by ballot and hold office until their successors are chosen and qualified. Vacancies occurring in offices between annual meetings shall be filled by the Executive Committee. Article5: Executive Committee There shall be an Executive Committee to consist of the officers as aforesaid, the immediate past President and one other member to be chosen at large, the latter to be elected annually. One additional member of the Executive Committee is to be elected for each six members above twenty with maximum number of Executive Committee limited to nine members. Article 6: By-laws This organization shall make such by-laws as may be necessary for the additional conduct of its affairs. Article 7: Amendments This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting, or at any meeting especially called for that purpose, and then only by a three quarters vote of the members present and voting at such meetings, four weeks previous notice of such change, and specifying therein the full text thereof, having been mailed to the address of every member. Article 8: Nomination of Officers Each year a Nominating Committee shall be activated by the President composed of not less than three, nor more than five, of the most recent past presidents of the club who are still members, the chairman of the committee to be the immediate past president. Should the immediate past president be unable or ineligible to service, the President shall appoint a chairman from the other members on the committee. It shall be the duty of said Nominating Committee to present to the Secretary at least four weeks prior to the annual meeting a list of one nomination for each office and executive committee; and the Secretary shall notify all members of such nominations at the time of the notices of said annual meeting shall be issued, but not less than two weeks prior to said meeting. Article 9: Dissolution The Georgia 1752 Club may be dissolved by a three fourths vote of the entire membership. Motion to dissolve shall be by a three fourths majority vote of members at any annual meeting. A mail ballot of the entire membership shall then be conducted by the Secretary and the results shall be tallied by the Executive Committee at the next annual meeting. In the event of dissolution, all outstanding indebtedness of the Club shall be retired and any remaining funds shall be donated to a charitable organization chosen by the club. This constitution as worded in revision approved on 4/17/86, 8/15/86, 9/13/90, and 11/09/06.
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