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    eBay Stamp Club CONSTITUTION

    Draft -- April 7, 1999
    Revision 1 -- April 10, 1999
    Changes in Italics

    PREAMBLE:
    We the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in the many aspects of Stamp Collecting, constitute ourselves The eBay Stamp Club and enact this constitution as our governing rules. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation among members, to promote philatelic knowledge, ethical stamp collecting, and fraternalism and to conduct club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Stamp Collecting in conjunction with the eBay community.

    MEMBERSHIP: Article I

    All registered eBay users interested in stamp collecting shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall be by declaration of intent on the eBay Stamps Board and signing the role of eBay Philatelists at http://to be determined..

    OFFICERS: Article II

    Sec 1. The officers of this club shall be Facilitator and Executive Assistant.

    Sec 2. The officers shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members voting at a periodic meeting.

    Sec 3. Vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by special elections at the earliest opportunity following the withdrawal or resignation.

    Sec 4. Officers may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the membership.

    DUTIES OF OFFICERS: Article III

    Sec 1. The Facilitator shall preside at meetings and conduct them according to the rules adopted. He/she shall enforce due observance of this Constitution; decide all questions of order, sign all official documents adopted by the club, and perform all other duties pertaining to the office.

    Sec 2. The Executive Assistant(EA) shall assume the duties of Facilitator in his/her absence. The EA shall maintain a roll of members, carry on any necessary correspondence, and assist the Facilitator in posting a notice of meetings to all members. The EA will do other such duties as determined by the Facilitator.

    MEETINGS: Article IV

    The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. Posted comments of a minimum of one-fourth of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

    MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE: Article V

    Members of the club will provide advice and assistance to anyone interested in stamp collecting.

    AMENDMENTS: Article VI

    This constitution or the By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership. Proposals for the amendments shall be posted on the eBay Stamps Board and shall be voted on at a regular meeting scheduled by the Facilitator within 14 days and after a 10 day period for notice to the membership.

    ETHICAL COLLECTING: Article VII

    Members will conduct themselves ethically while stamp collecting including on-line activities. This includes support of the ~APS Code of Ethics .

    COMMON COURTESY SHALL GOVERN PROCEEDINGS HOWEVER THE FACILITATOR MAY INVOKE ROBERT'S RULES IF DEEMED NECESSARY.

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    BY-LAWS

    1. Facilitator. It shall be the duty of the facilitator to maintain and post the constitution and By-Laws of the club. He/she shall note all amendments, changes, and additions on the constitution.

    2. Membership. Full membership is open to all registered eBay users who are interested in stamp collecting in its many aspects. Membership is required to hold office. Regular participation in meeting day topics is suggested for all members.

    3. Meetings. A regular meeting day shall be set for once each month. Since the internet is international in scope and runs 7 days a week 24 hours a day, it is expected that meeting participation will be by postings throughout the day on the eBay Stamps Board. At the conclusion of each meeting day, the facilitator shall determine when to schedule the next meeting day and the topic.

    4. Dues. No regular monthly dues will be assessed.

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