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past president; and the immediate past treasurer. This committee shall prepare a Society
budget following the annual meeting in May, for a vote of approval by the board of
directors. The budget shall be presented to the general membership for a vote of
approval at the next regular meeting.
The Audit Committee: An audit committee of at least three (3) members shall be
appointed by the president at least thirty (30) days before the annual meeting in May,
shall audit or have audited the Society's financial books, and shall report at the annual
Section 3. Special Committees
Special committees may be created for a specific task and shall go out of existence when
the task is completed or shall cease to exist by a vote of the board of directors. Special
committees in cooperation with another organization may be formed with the consent of
the board of directors and shall be appointed by the president.
Article X - Special Funds of the Society
Section 1. Society Gifts
All pecuniary gifts given by the Society shall be placed in the Special Society Fund
Account, unless otherwise provided for in these bylaws. Gifts from the Society shall be
used as directed by the board of directors: for the purchase of books and equipment,
preservation of materials, or other items that pertain to genealogy and research therein.
Pecuniary gifts given to the Society shall be placed in the Special Society Fund Account,
unless directed otherwise by the donor. If the donor does not specify how the gift is to be
used, the board of directors will designate the use of the gift.
Section 2. The Society Endowment Fund
The Society's Permanent Endowment Fund is established and shall be administered for
the benefit of the Dallas Genealogical Society within the limits allowed by law, and for
the benefit of the Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library or its legal
successor. Donations or contributions to the Endowment fund shall include, but are not
limited to, a percentage of the Society's annual net income, said percentage to be
established by the board of directors at its discretion. The Society treasurer will invest all
monies in this fund in interest-bearing securities; investments are specifically limited to
Federal Government Securities or accounts at banks or savings institutions insured by the
FDIC or FSLIC. Each year the interest from this fund shall be placed into the Special
Society Fund account and used for the purposes set out in Section 1 of Article X.
Article XI - Records of the Society
Section 1. Society Records
All records of the Society, printed or electronically generated, prepared by a member or
nonmember in pursuance of activities, projects, or as a part of their job in the Society
shall be the property of the Society. These records shall include, but are not limited to,
the newsletters, quarterlies, publications, syllabi, membership and other lists, documents,
research records, and other Society materials.
Section 2. Society Archives
The Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in
Dallas, Texas, or its legal successor shall be the repository for the archival collection of
the Society. This collection shall contain the bound minutes of the meetings, a printed
copy of the yearly official membership list, and any other material the president or the
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