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Name: The name of this organization shall be "Metroplex Atheists".

Purposes: The purposes of the organization shall be:

  1. To educate its members and the general public about:
    1. the nature and vital importance of separation of governments and religions, as required by the first amendment of the United States Constitution; and,
    2. the intellectual validity and the individual and social values of atheism, and the rejection of all forms of supernaturalism.
  2. To provide social meetings where members can come together with others of similar views and beliefs.
  3. To protect the constitutional and civil rights of atheists as members of a free and open society.

Officers: The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer and will be known collectively as the Executive Board.  Officers shall be elected for two year terms and will serve from January 1st to December 31st of the following year.  Elections will be held during the last quarter of odd numbered years.

Duties of Officers:

  1. President:
    1. Preside at meetings and plan the dates, times, and places of each meeting
    2. Oversee the timely implementation of board and membership decisions and delegate authority and responsibility.
    3. Call emergency and regular meetings of the Executive Board as required.
  2. Vice-President:
    1. Preside at meetings when the President is absent.
  3. Secretary:
    1. Maintain a record of the activities of each meeting.
    2. Report directly to the President.
  4. Treasurer:
    1. Collect and record any membership fees or donations.
    2. Report periodically on the finances of the organization.
    3. Report directly to the President.

An appointee of the President shall fill any vacancy on the executive board that occurs between elections until a special election can be held.

Meetings: Regular meetings will be held on the third Sunday of each month.

Membership: Voting membership in Metroplex Atheists requires the following:

  1. Agreement with the purpose of the organization, as described in the "Purposes" section above.
  2. A membership fee of one dollar ($1) per month.
  3. Attendance of at least three monthly meetings within the last twelve. Written rolls of attendance will be taken at each meeting in case there is a question of voting eligibility.  New members may vote at the third meeting attended within the first year.

Amendments: These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote at a regular or any emergency meeting. All proposed bylaw amendments must be submitted to the executive board at least two months before the meeting at which they will be considered. A copy of the suggested amendments will be given to each member, either in person or by email.


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