International Society, SAR

Bylaws

approved by the NSSAR Executive Committee on 2000 September 29
[the ITSSAR is an administrative unit and has no constitution]

BYLAW 1 - NAME, STATUS, AND OBJECTIVES

The International Society of the SAR (ITSSAR) is a special state society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) and operates under the Constitution and Bylaws of the NSSAR. The objectives shall be the same as those specified in the NSSAR Constitution.

BYLAW 2 - TERRITORY AND MEMBERSHIP

The territory of the ITSSAR shall consist of all territory outside of existing state societies in the International District. Membership qualifications shall be the same as those specified in the NSSAR Constitution, with the following restriction: Only residents in the territory of the ITSSAR may become "primary" members of the ITSSAR (paying national dues through the ITSSAR). This restriction does not apply to becoming a dual member of the ITSSAR (paying national dues through another state society). NOTE: See NSSAR Bylaw 19, Section 4, paragraph 3 and the 1999 SAR Handbook p 45 for description of primary and dual membership.

BYLAW 3 - OFFICERS

Section 1. The President shall be ex officio (whoever is the incumbent officer) the Vice President General for the International District. He shall have the duties normally associated with leading an organization and shall promote productive activity of society members in their communities.

Section 2. The Secretary shall be ex officio the SAR Ambassador for International Recruiting. He or his designate(s) shall provide regular communication with the members, collect the dues, and function as registrar.

Section 3. The President may designate members of the ITSSAR as aides to help develop a strong recruiting effort, help prospective members complete their applications, and manage other programs of the ITSSAR.

BYLAW 4 - FEES AND DUES

Section 1. Application Fee: No membership application or transfer into the ITSSAR shall be considered unless accompanied by a payment which is the sum of a) the NSSAR application fee, b) a $5.00 ITSSAR processing fee, and c) annual dues as defined in Section 3. The ITSSAR is required to transmit the NSSAR application fee and NSSAR dues to the NSSAR. Annual dues that accompany applications that are approved after October 31 will be credited toward the year that starts the following January 1.

Section 2. Supplemental Fee: No supplemental application shall be considered unless accompanied by a payment which is the sum of a) the NSSAR application fee and b) a $5.00 ITSSAR processing fee. The ITSSAR is required to transmit the NSSAR application fee to the NSSAR.

Section 3. Annual Dues: The annual dues shall be the sum of a) NSSAR annual dues and b) $5.00 for ITSSAR annual dues. The ITSSAR is required to transmit NSSAR dues to the NSSAR. Annual dues must be paid in full by January 1 to cover the membership year for January 1 to December 31 of that year.

Section 4. Method of Payment: Fees and dues must be paid in United States Dollars (USD) by check drawn on a U.S. bank or by credit card payment.

BYLAW 5 - AMENDMENTS

Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed by the president, the secretary, or by petition of three members of the ITSSAR. To be enacted the amendment requires a vote of approval by the Executive Committee of the NSSAR.

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