GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs
The name of this organization shall be the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The object of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization, shall be to bring into closer relation with one another the women’s clubs of the state in order to promote through their common interest the general welfare of the state and to afford facilities for the helpful interchange of ideas and club methods.
The organization shall be empowered to receive, hold and disburse gifts, bequests and funds arising from other sources and shall be empowered to own and maintain suitable property, both real and personal, necessary to carry out the purpose of the Federation.
Membership shall consist of women’s clubs, direct members, and other organizations whose work and purposes are germane to the objects of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The officers shall be a President, a First Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Director of Junior Clubs. There shall be an Assistant Director of Junior Clubs. There shall be a District President in each District and a District Director of Juniors in those Districts in which there are Junior clubs. All the above named shall be elected biennially.
ANNUAL MEETING (CONVENTION)
The Annual Meeting (Convention) shall be held in the spring. The place and date of the meeting shall be decided by the Board of Directors.
The state shall be divided into the number of Districts approved and named by the Board of Directors. The boundary lines of each District shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.
The Endowment Fund shall be an invested fund for the perpetuity of the organization. Interest accumulated from the investment is to be used for operating expenses. Such investments and expenditures are to be administered by a committee of four, with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Endowment Fund Committee shall consist of the President, the Treasurer, a member elected from the Board of Directors and a per capita member not currently serving in an elected capacity of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs.
This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote at the annual meeting, the proposed amendments having first been submitted for approval to the Board of Directors and a notice having been appended to the Call of the meeting and/or published in the official magazine of the organization.
In the event of dissolution, the total assets shall be liquidated and allotted to organizations of like purpose to be determined by the Board of Directors in accordance with governmental regulations as defined under Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.