Bylaws of the Descendants of Edward and Eleanor Foulke
ARTICLE I - General
Section 1The name of this Association shall be Descendants of Edward and Eleanor Foulke
Section 2The principal office of this Association shall be located at 2047 Valley Forge Road, Worcester, Pennsylvania with mailing address of Post Office Box 768, Worcester, PA 19490.
Section 3The fiscal year of this Association shall run from January 1 through December 31st or as stated in any amendments to the By-Laws.
ARTICLE II - Membership
Section 1Membership will be granted to all persons who have the desire to see that the Purpose of the Association is advanced and who will work toward that goal.
ARTICLE III - Board of Directors
Section 1Number, terms of office, and manner of selection.
Section 3Executive Committee
ARTICLE IV - Power and Duties of Officers
Section 1The Chairperson shall represent the Association to the public and be the coordinator between the public and the Association. He/She shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall do and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the Board. He/She shall assign committee personnel.
Section 2The Vice-Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors in the absence of the Chairperson and shall do and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the Board. He/She shall as also perform the duties of the Chairperson when the Chairperson is ill, or otherwise incapacitated.
Section 3The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors. He/She shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices required by the By-Laws.
Section 4The Treasurer shall receive and keep the funds of the Association and pay out the same in accordance with the directions of the Board of Directors. He/She shall deposit all monies, checks, and other credits to the account of the Association in "federally insured depository institutions" the Board may designate. He/She shall audit all receipts and vouchers for payment made to and all vouchers and checks made by the Association. He/She shall render to the Board an account and statement of all his/her transactions at each annual meeting of said Board and at such other times as said Board may from time to time determine. All disbursements shall require the signature of two officers designated by the Board.
ARTICLE V - Amendments
Section 1The By-Laws may be altered or amended at any annual or special meeting of the membership by resolution approved by the affirmative vote of two-thirds majority of the membership, subject to approval by the Secretary of State of the State of Pennsylvania, as required by law. Written notice of any proposed amendment shall be mailed to each member of the Board of Directors not less than fifteen (15) days prior to any meeting at which such proposed amendment is to be considered, unless waived by a two-thirds vote of the Board.
ARTICLE VI - Purposed Clause
Section 1To establish and preserve the literary, civic and patriotic heritage of both the ancestry and descendants of Edward and Eleanor Foulke and their friends and associates by the collection of past and present accounts and evidence of their literary, civic and patriotic activities and, in commemoration, reunions with its membership; and to otherwise perform according to the Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania all acts to further this purpose including the purchase, lease, mortgage, sale and occupancy of real estate and to enter into contractual obligations to further these civic and patriotic purchases.
Section 2The Association shall have the right to charge a fee or price for its services or products and may make an incidental profit, but all such incidental profits shall be applied to the maintenance and operation of the lawful activities of the association, and in no case shall be divided or distributed in any manner whatsoever among the members, directors or officers of the association.
Section 3The association is organized exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, to foster national and international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve provision of athletic facilities or equipment) or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, as specified in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an association exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. No substantial part of the association shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (h), or participating in, or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Section 4In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of the association shall after necessary expenses thereof be distributed to such organizations that shall qualify under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended or, to another organization to be used in such manner as in the judgment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will best accomplish the general purposes for which the association is formed.
Section 5The Association shall receive, in kind, gifts and contributions and shall receive gifts donated by its members and friends, but the association shall not, directly or indirectly, solicit money, gifts or grants of any nature from the public or public funds, nor shall the association in any way act as a charitable association under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Section last updated February 02, 2001