ARTICLE I - Name
The name of the organization is the Maytown Historical Society.
ARTICLE II - Purposes
A. To develop and maintain a continuing, written history of Maytown and East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
B. To seek, acquire/loan and preserve all documents, artifacts and other mementos which exemplify lifestyles and/or events of historical significance.
C. To research, classify and document pertinent information on buildings and to promote the preservation, restoration and registry of such buildings.
D. To determine the role of Maytown and East Donegal Township in world, national, regional and adjoining area history.
E. To cooperate with other historical societies and preservation organizations for mutual benefit and support and to carry out the purposes of the society.
F. To establish a permanent site for the storage, protection, preservation and display of property of the Society, or material on loan to the Society.
G. To present programs and events which will be informational, educational and interesting to the members and the general public.
H. The Society in no manner contributes to the pecuniary gain or profit of any of its members.
I. To advocate for government policies, ordinances and laws that preserve our historic buildings, farmland and community character.
ARTICLE III - Membership
A. Membership in the Society shall be open to all persons who desire to serve and further the stated purposes of the Society and to pay the required dues in an amount and manner as prescribed in the By laws of the Society.
B. Categories or classes of membership shall be delineated in the By laws of the Society.
ARTICLE IV - Organization
A. An organizational structure to fulfill the stated purposes of the Society shall be described in the By laws.
B. To generate or acquire funds to assist in carrying out the purposes of the Society.
ARTICLE V - Amendments
A. This constitution may be amended as follows:
1. By laws may be adopted which are not in conflict with the constitution.
2. Proposed amendments to this constitution must be made available to the Society members in writing and distributed in at least two (2) consecutive general meetings of the Society immediately prior to the meeting at which the voting is to take place.
ARTICLE VI - Dissolution
A. Upon the dissolution of the corporation the Executive Board shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the Court in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
*revised June 13, 2000
PO Box 293