By-Laws of the Historical Brass Society

The By-Laws of the Historic Brass Society, Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York, USA, define its operating structure and rules.

September 9, 2020: Announcement of Change of By-Laws and Vote for Adoption

Over the past year, the Board of Directors has been working to change the By-Laws of the Historic Brass Society to encourage greater participation and turnover in senior positions and has increased the number of opportunities to participate in a variety of areas. In addition, the editorial process is being changed to encourage more ideas and greater participation as well as better distribute the workload. Now that this process has been completed, the Board has opened the nominating process up for both elected and appointed positions with elections to be held in November of 2020.

As per Article VII of the By-Laws, the By-Laws may be adopted, amended or repealed by majority vote of the Membership at the time they are entitled to vote in the election of Directors as well as by the Board of Directors.

Article VII paragraph 3 states that any change to the By-Laws that regulates the election of Directors must be voted on by the Membership for approval. Since the Board has made changes to how Directors are elected, including posing consecutive term limits -- a maximum of two consecutive 3-year terms with a minimum 1 term hiatus before standing for election to the Board again -- notice is hereby given that the Board wishes the Membership to vote for the approval of the proposed By-Laws in November of 2020 at the time of the elections for Vice President, Secretary and Directors.

You may review and download the proposed By-Laws with this link.

The Board has worked very hard on these By-Laws and we recommend approval of the proposed By-Laws as is. Members are free to propose additional changes to the By-Laws at any time to the Board or at meetings of the Membership. A virtual Membership Meeting will be held via GoToMeeting in early December after the elections are closed. Members are free to propose additional changes to the By-Laws to be considered at that time along with any other topics to be discussed.

The Board of Directors of the Historic Brass Society, Inc.