CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIETY FOR CZECHOSLOVAK PHILATELY, INC.
25 November 1991
Article I – NAME and INCORPORATION
The name of this organization shall be the SOCIETY FOR CZECHOSLOVAK PHILATELY, INC.
The Society is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the provisions of AThe General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986″ of the State of Illinois.
Article II – PURPOSE
The purpose of the Society is to educate collectors and promote interest, research, specialization, and exhibiting the stamps and postal history of Czechoslovakia, Bohemia-Moravia, Slovakia, Carpatho-Ukraine, Eastern Silesia, and the stamps and postal history of Austria, Hungary, Germany, Poland, and Russia, bearing postmarks of towns which at any time were a part of the Czechoslovakian postal system, also the military postal history of Czechoslovakia. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Article III – MEMBERSHIP
Any person interested in Czechoslovak philately who is known to possess good character shall be eligible for membership in the Society.
Article IV – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Society shall be governed by a Board of Directors who will determine its general and long range policies.
Article V – OFFICERS
The board of directors shall elect a President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer. These officers must be elected from the board of directors.
The President shall be the presiding official of the board of directors and implement the policies set forth by the Board.
The Vice-president shall assume the duties of the President in the event of death, resignation, or any incapacity of the President. Incapacity shall be determined by the board of directors.
The Secretary shall be in charge of all Society records and correspondence.
The Treasurer shall administer the financial affairs of the Society.
Article VI – BYLAWS
Bylaws shall be established to provide implementation of the governing of the Society.
Article VII – AMENDMENTS
The articles may be amended by a simple majority vote of the Board of Directors.