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Family By-Laws



Section 1.  The name of this organization shall be called the "Jones Family Reunion".

Section 2. The principal office of this organization shall be located in the city of Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama.  The organization may have other offices as the affairs of the organization may require from time to time. 




The purpose of this organization is to reunite family members and to enhance the growth and development of family unity.



Membership is comprised of descendants of Alexander (Alex) and Margaret Louise White Jones.



*** Section 1. Annual Meetings. The "Jones Family Reunion" shall be the last weekend in July, at a time and place decided upon by family members who have the total families' convenience in mind. The location of each year's annual meeting shall be decided at the previous year's reunion. Amended 2003.

Section 2.  Regular Meetings.   Regular meetings shall be scheduled in preparation for the family reunion by the host city.  At least six meetings shall be held.

Section 3.  Special Meetings.   Special meetings may be called by the president or any three members of the organization of the host city.  At least forty-eight hours advance notice of the meeting should be given to the membership.

Section 4. Quorum.  One-third of the host committee will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  The action taken by those present at a meeting shall be the act of the organization.



Section 1.  The officers of this organization shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer, and shall be elected by members of the host city's organization only.  Any two or more offices may be held by the same person, except the offices of president and secretary.  The duties should be carried out according to Roberts Rules of Order.

Section 2.  Tenure. Officers shall serve for one year and may be eligible for re-election for an additional year.

Section 3.  Removal. Any officer may be removed by the organization whenever in its judgement the best interests of the organization would be served.  Also unexcused absence from three consecutive meetings shall warrant removal.

Section 4.  Vacancies.  Any vacancy occurring in the organization shall be filled at the next meeting.

Section 5.  President.  The President shall be the principal officer of the organization and shall in general supervise and control all the business and affairs of the organization.  He/she shall preside at all meetings of the organization.  He/she may sign with the Secretary, certificates or any deeds, or other instruments which the organization has authorized to be executed; and in general perform all the duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the organization from time to time.

Section 6.  Vice President.   The Vice-President shall, in the absence or incapacity of the President, perform the duties of that office.

Section 7. Secretary.  The Secretary shall attend the meetings of the organization and record the minutes of meetings; see that written notice of meetings are given; keep a register of the addresses of each member and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or organization.

Section 8. Financial Secretary.   The Financial Secretary shall keep a record of all financial transactions and compare records with the treasurer to ensure accuracy; and perform all other duties incident to the office of Financial Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or organization.

Section 9.  Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall be the principal accounting and financial officer and shall be responsible for the maintenance of all funds for the organization; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the organization from any source whatsoever and deposit all such monies in the name of the organization in such banks as shall be selected by the organization.  He/she shall render to the membership an account of all his/her transactions as Treasurer and perform all of the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as maybe assigned by President or organization.



Committees may be established as deemed necessary by the membership of the organization.



Section 1.  Contracts.  The organization may authorize in writing any officer or officers, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the organization.

Section 2.  Checks, Drafts, Etc.    All checks, drafts or other orders for payment of money, or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the organization shall be signed by two officers of the organization.

Section 3.  Deposits.  All funds of the organization not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the organization in such banks as the organization may select.

Section 4.  "Seed" Money.   All monies collected in each proposed reunion site, as startup capital shall be reimbursed after the family reunion expenses have been met.  Any monies left over shall remain in the city hosting the reunion to be used as "seed" money for the next time that city host the "Jones Family Reunion".  Members of the host city organization only will determine the maintenance or disbursement of funds.

Section 5.  Content of Reunion.   Every "Jones Family Reunion" shall include in its agenda a business meeting, family history update, family and worship time, and recreation.  These items shall be covered over a period of three days.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.   There shall be souvenirs available at all reunions to be decided upon by the host organization.

Section 6.  Mailing List of Jones Family.  Every known family member shall be informed in writing by the host city of plans for the "Jones Family Reunion".  Each host group shall acquire a list of family members from the prior family reunion host.  This mailing list shall be updated at every reunion and sent to the next proposed reunion site as a new mailing list.

* Section 7.  Cemetery Upkeep and Maintenance.  At each Jones Family Reunion, funds shall be collected for the upkeep and maintenance of the Jones Family Cemetery located in Uniontown, Alabama. Amended 1998.

** Section 8. Scholarship. A scholarship fund will be established for the direct descendants of Alex and Margaret Jones who are beginning entrance into any post-secondary institution of higher learning. Each head of family will be asked to contribute $25 or more for initial formation of scholarship funding. Amended 2000.



These by-laws may be amended, altered, changed, added to or repealed by the affirmative vote of a majority of Jones Family members entitled to vote at any annual meeting of the family reunion if notice of the aforementioned is contained in the notice of the annual meeting, and by a quorum at such meeting.



The rules contained in the Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all business and affairs of the "Jones Family Reunion".

  ***Amended August 2003

Initial By-Laws proposed August 1989 Changes were made in the initial proposal and approved August, 1990. In August 1998 the cemetery amendment was added. In August 2000, the scholarship amendment was approved. The change to Article IV, Section 1. Annual Meetings was proposed at the 2002 reunion in New York and will be voted on at the 2003 meeting in Mobile, Alabama. (Change Approved 2003)



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