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AIR FORCE WOMEN OFFICERS ASSOCIATED

REVISED BYLAWS

ARTICLE I.

             The name of this organization was changed to AIR FORCE WOMEN OFFICERS ASSOCIATED (hereinafter known as AFWOA) per bylaw revision, August 16, 1988.

 ARTICLE II.  Purpose.

         A.  To maintain ties of comradeship born of service as woman officers in the United States Army Air Corps/United States Air Force through reunions normally held biannually.

           B.  To enhance and record experiences and interests of retired Air Force women officers, former Air Force women officers, and Air Force women officers serving in the active and reserve air forces.

         C.  To preserve the history of women who have served or are serving as members of the United States Army Air Corps/United States Air Force.

           D.  To promote recognition of contributions made by women while serving in the United States Armed Forces, to include support of appropriate memorials.

           E.  To support education of women currently enrolled in United States Air Force education/training programs and to recognize their significant achievements.

 ARTICLE III.  Membership.

       A.  Membership will include retired, active, reserve or former women officers of the United States Army Air Corps/United States Air Force.

           B.  Honorary membership may be extended to individuals of other services and/or organizations who have rendered outstanding service to the AFWOA, when nominated by a member and approved by the Board of Directors.  Honorary members may not serve on the Board of Directors.

             C.  Accession to membership will entitle each member to notices, rosters of members and similar publications originated by the Board of Directors.  The roster will not be sold or otherwise provided to any person or organization not qualifying for receipt thereof under these bylaws.

           D.  A meeting of the membership will be held in conjunction with each reunion.  Such business as may be properly brought before the membership will be discussed.  Any member present may enter an item into the agenda provided the president is notified seventy-two hours before the Meeting convenes.

             E.  Funds to support the AFWOA will be collected from membership dues and donations    Funds excess to annual operating expenses will be maintained in a secure form (i.e. Certificates of Deposit or other like investments) and used to further the aims of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors.

 Article IV.  Board of Directors.

           A.  Operating authority for the organization in the name of the AFWOA membership is vested in the Board of Directors.

           B.  A Board of Directors of five or more will conduct the basic functions of the AFWOA and establish its operational policies.  Directors will be volunteers and serve for five years.  A president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer will be selected by and from the Board of Directors.

             C.  The president will appoint a successor should a vacancy occur on the Board of Directors.

           D.  The Board of Directors will nominate and select a new board a minimum of sixty days prior to expiration of the term of the incumbent board.  The succeeding Board of Directors will hold an organizational meeting and elect new officers as required.  Subsequent business meetings will be held at the call of the president.  At least one meeting per year will be held.

             E.  Directors will be notified of the time and place of each meeting at least two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.

           F.  A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

 
Article V.  Duties of officers.

           A.  The President shall be the chief executive officer of the AFWOA; will call and preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors and the membership; shall see that all orders and resolutions are carried out; and shall have the general powers and duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office of president of an organization.

           B.  The Vice President will assume the duties of the President in her absence.

           C.  The Secretary is expected to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and reunions; record the minutes of those proceedings; give notices required by statute, bylaw or resolution; and perform other duties as delegated to her by the President or full Board of Directors.

           D.  The Treasurer shall have custody of AFWOA funds and securities; shall keep accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in appropriate AFWOA records; shall deposit monies, securities and other valuable effects in the name of the AFWOA in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors; shall present at each meeting of the Board of Directors an accounting of the financial condition of the AFWOA and transactions since the last meeting; shall make a similar presentation to the membership during reunions; and from time to time as requested by the president.  The treasurer is authorized to sign checks in the name of AFWOA without counter-signature by the president.

 Article VI.  Committees.

             As and when authorized by resolution of the Board of Directors, the president shall appoint committees of members for purposes expressed in an authorizing resolution.  A committee will be appointed by the Board for the purpose of making arrangements for each reunion of the membership.

 Article VII.  Dissolution.

           Should the Board of Directors vote to dissolve the Air Force Women Officers Associated, the assets of the organization, property, records, and funds shall be donated to an appropriate organization as determined the Board of Directors at the time of dissolution.

 These revised bylaws were adopted by the Board of Directors at their meeting on 11 March 2008.

Patricia M. Murphy
President
Marianne R. Rogers-Faust
Vice President
Carol A. Habgood 
Treasurer
Wanda H. Seals
Secretary
Patsy A. Hughes
Board Member
Clara C. (Chris) Johnson
Board Member
Gina M. McGuiness
Board Member
Karen Rankin
Board Member
Ellen J. Staley
Board Member


Air Force Women Officers Associated
P.O. Box 780155 ~ San Antonio, Texas 78278

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