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CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MOLYNEUX FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Article I: Name

The name of this association is the International Molyneux Family Association also known as the IMFA.

Article II: Aims and Objectives

SECTION 1. To maintain an association of those interested in the origin, history, and development of the various branches of the de Moulin, Molineux, Mulnix, and other various spellings used by the family.

SECTION 2. To promote the research and study of the Molyneux family history.

SECTION 3. To promote the conservation of documents, monuments, and other material of special significance to the Molyneux family.

SECTION 4. To circulate a regular newsletter on a quarterly basis, dealing with matters of topical interest and current genealogical and biographical research into the Molyneux family.

SECTION 5. To hold meetings and family reunions as often as can be arranged at places of special significance to the Molyneux family.

Article III: Membership

SECTION 1. Eligibility for Regular Membership.

  • A. Any person bearing the name Molyneux, or spelling variants thereof;
  • B. Any person who can trace descent from any fore bearer named Molyneux or any spelling variants thereof;
  • C. The spouse or issue of any person described in items A & B above.

Section 2. Eligibility for Contributing Membership.

  • A. Any person who does not qualify in the foregoing, but desires membership in the Association through donations of money, research, or other contributions.

Article IV: Officers

SECTION 1. The officers of the association shall include President, Vice President, second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, and a Family Representative from each country having members.

SECTION 2. Duties of the officers:

  • A. The President shall conduct all meetings, in the absence of the president the Vice President or second Vice President, or Family Representative of said country shall conduct all meetings in that order.
  • B. The Vice President or second Vice President shall be Chairman of all committees.
  • C. The Secretary shall keep a record of the procedures of the Association and its board. He/she shall also conduct all correspondence.
  • D. The Treasurer shall keep a record of the Association's finances. He/she shall present a report at annual meetings.
  • E. The Editor shall compile the quarterly newsletter and furnish proofs to each Family Representative.
  • F. The Family Representatives will reprint and post the newsletters as near to the appointed time as possible.
  • G. The Executive board shall consist of the above named officers, and family representatives. They are responsible for transacting the business between meetings. Major decisions are to be brought before the entire organization for vote.

Article V: Elections

Section 1. The above named officers shall be elected at an annual meeting to hold office for two years. Nominations shall be made by a nominating committee appointed by the President at least sixty days prior to the annual meeting. Nominations from the floor will be accepted.

Section 2. The President shall serve on the Executive board for one year immediately following the completion of his/her term of office.

Section 3. The privilege of holding office shall be limited to those who are regular members.

Section 4. The Family Representatives and Editor shall be appointed by the Executive board for an unspecified term.

Article VI: Meetings of the Association

Section 1. An annual meeting shall be held at a time and place to be determined by the board. The Association members shall be notified at least sixty days prior to the meeting.

Section 2. Other meetings or reunions may be held during the year at the discretion of the board.

Section 3. Those members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Article VII: Amendments

Section 1. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the regular members who are present at any meeting of the Association.

Section 2. Any proposed amendment shall be submitted to the membership with notice for the meeting.

Article VIII: Rules of Order

Section 1. Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable.