Part Five


ARTICLE Xl

COLONIES

Section l. For geographical consideration and convenience, the Board of Assistants may authorize the formation of a Colony when five or more members of the Society, in good standing, shall sign a request for a charter for such Colony and file it with the Recording Secretary. The name of such Colony shall be in the following form: "The (name to be inserted) Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Georgia."

Section 2. Such Colony, after formation shall have been authorized by the Board of Assistants, shall elect a Lieutenant Governor, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Historian, who shall constitute an Executive Committee. Other officers may be added at the discretion of the Colony. The Lieutenant Governor shall present a written report on the activities of the Colony at the Annual Meetings of the Society and shall, on request, furnish the Board of Assistants with information concerning the Colony.

Section 3. (a) The Secretary of a Colony shall immediately notify the State Corresponding Secretary of the death of a member.

(b) The Secretary of a Colony shall send a list of newly-elected officers to the State Governor as soon as possible.

Section 4. A member of the State Society who wishes to affiliate with a Colony within this State shall make the request to the Lieutenant Governor of the Colony.

Section 5. A Colony may set nominal dues for the operation of said Colony.

ARTICLE Xll

REPRESENTATION

The representation of the Society at meetings of the General Society shall be as provided in the Bylaws of the General Society. A fund shall be appropriated to help defray the expenses of the Deputy Governor General and the Assistant General, or their representative/s, to the Triennial General Congress at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Board of Assistants meetings of the General Society.

ARTICLE Xlll

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this Society in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws and any special rules of order of the General Society or of this State Society.

ARTICLE XIV

AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended at any regular business meeting of the Society by a two-thirds vote of those members present and voting, provided the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular business meeting or is included in the written announcement of a regular stated meeting mailed to the general membership in advance. Unless otherwise provided prior to its adoption or in the motion to adopt, an amendment shall become effective upon adjournment of the meeting at which it is adopted.