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CONSTITUTION, Tidewater Grotto

I. The name of this organization shall be the Tidewater Grotto of the National Speleological Society.

II. The purpose of this organization shall be the same as those of the National Speleological Society with the additional purpose of organizing NSS members in the Tidewater area of Virginia and North Carolina better to promote the objectives of the NSS.


A. The Tidewater Grotto shall be governed by an Executive Committee made up of the following officers (all NSS members) elected annually by the members; a) Chairman; b) Vice Chairman; c) Secretary; d) Treasurer and e) Director.

B. The Executive Committee shall have complete power to manage the business, to formulate by-laws, to raise funds in any manner not inconsistent with the policies of the NSS, to perform all other necessary functions.

C. Decisions or actions of the Executive Committee may be overruled by a two-thirds majority of the membership.

IV. Meetings will be held as provided in the By-Laws.

V. Full membership is limited to members of the NSS.

VI. The Constitution and By-Laws of the NSS shall be binding on the Tidewater Grotto. Any action inconsistent therewith shall be null and void.

VII. Any NSS property shall revert to the NSS in the event of dissolution.

VIII. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by two-thirds favorable vote of those present at any meeting called by the Executive Committee expressly for the purpose, or by written consent of a majority of the total membership.


(Adopted April 28, 1971.)