© 2018 by Dallas Mexican American Historical League

P.O. Box 181885 Dallas, TX  75218

 

Dallas Mexican American Historical League

 

Bylaws

 

Article I.......................................... Name

Article II......................................... Purpose

Article III....................................... Membership

Article IV....................................... Officers

Article V........................................ Board of Directors

Article VI................................................. Meetings

Article VII.................................... Duties & Responsibilities of Officers

Article VIII..................................... Committees

Article IX....................................... Staff

Article X........................................ Miscellaneous

Article XI....................................... Execution of Instruments

Article XII...................................... Dissolution

Article XIII..................................... Amendments

 

ARTICLE I - Name

Section 1.

The name of the organization shall be the DALLAS MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL LEAGUE.

 

 

Section 2.

 

The Dallas Mexican American Historical League for purposes of brevity shall be known as DMAHL.

 

 

Section 3.

 

The principal office or place of business for DMAHL shall be at 4603 Ashbrook Road, Dallas, Texas 75227.

Section 4.

 

The fiscal year of DMAHL shall begin January 1 and end December 31.

 

ARTICLE II - Purpose

Section 1.

The purpose of DMAHL is to collect, document, and preserve the historical and cultural experiences of Mexican Americans in Dallas, Texas beginning from 1900.

 

 

ARTICLE III - Membership

 

Section 1.

 

DMAHL membership is open to all persons supportive of the purposes of the organization.

Section 2.

 

Active members of DMAHL are those persons who have paid their current membership dues and are involved in committee work and volunteer at DMAHL exhibits, presentations and other activities.

 

Section 3.

 

Membership categories and dues shall be determined from time to time by the Board of DMAHL.

 

Section 4.

 

Each membership, regardless of categories, is entitled to one vote at the DMAHL annual membership meeting.

 

 

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

 

Section 1.

 

The officers of DMAHL shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

 

Section 2.

 

The officers shall be elected by the Board members at the first regular meeting of the Board following the annual membership meeting. At said meeting of the Board the nominating committee shall propose a slate of officers. Additional nominations may be submitted from the floor.

 

 

Section 3.

 

No person shall be eligible to serve as an officer unless he/she has continuously been a member of the Board since the preceding regular annual election of officers.

 

 

Section 4.

 

Each officer shall serve one (1) year until the next annual Board election of officers. Officers shall not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. Any vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board.

 

ARTICLE V - Board of Directors

Section 1.

 

The Board of Directors (called the "Board") shall be responsible for the policy and direction of DMAHL. The Board will be responsible for the affairs of DMAHL.

Section 2.The Board shall be elected by the general membership by a majority vote at the annual membership meeting and shall consist of no less than five (5) nor more than twenty-four (24) members and shall be elected to serve for three (3) years. The exception shall be those Board members elected at the first annual membership meeting. One-third of those Board members elected at the first annual membership meeting. One-third of those Board members shall serve for one (1) year; one-third shall serve for two (2) years; and one-third shall serve for three (3) years Members shall draw from ballots for their assigned term.