Constitution

The Constitution of the
New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society
as of June 1, 1990

I. Name

The name of this association shall be THE NEW ENGLAND GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY. It shall be affiliated with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society in London, England, on a mutually satisfactory basis.

 
II. Statement of Purpose

The New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society is an educational and philanthropic organization dedicated to the preservation and furtherance of the spirit and art contained in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan through a program of public education and support for performing companies in the New England region.

 
III. Membership

Membership in the Society shall be open to all who share the purpose of the Organization.

 
IV. Officers

The officers of the Society shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Director, and five Members at Large, who shall comprise the Executive Committee.

 
V. Elections

The membership of the Executive Committee shall be elected at the annual business meeting on the following basis:

  • President, Treasurer, and two Members at Large:Odd Years.

  • Vice President, Secretary, and three Members at Large: Even Years.

  • Program Director: Annually

Preparations for the election including a recommended slate of candidates shall be the responsibility of a Nominating Committee appointed by the President.

VI. Meetings

The Society shall hold General Meetings during the course of the year to achieve the purposes of the organization. A Business Meeting, separate and distinct from the General Meetings, shall be held annually at a date to be selected by the Executive Committee.

 
VII. Amendments

This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting at a meeting called for the purpose.