CFMS Newsletter—November 2010
guarantee by credit card must accompany yourreservation.An informal
will be held
As in the past, theHoliday Inn policy forbids our bringing snackfoods to any of the meetings. The
will be called to order on Saturday,
November 13, at 9 a.m.
President-elect JimBrace-Thompson will have a brief meeting of his2011 committee chairpersons on Sunday a.m.,time to be announced.
Banquet Menu: Miner 49er Barbecue Dinner
Mixed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings & Vinaigrettes; Country Cole Slaw with a CrackedPepper Sweet Vinaigrette; Country Style Ribswith Home Style Barbecue Sauce; Grilled HoneyGlazed Chicken Breasts & Natural Jus; SpicyBBQ Shoulder Tender; Country Baked Beans;Corn on the Cob and Chili con Carne; Cornbreadwith Honey Butter; Dessert; Coffee and iced teaservice; price,
(includes tax & gratuity).
Make banquet reservations by November 6,2010
. Mail your check payable to CFMS to:CFMSPO Box 1657Rialto, CA 92377-1657
PS Reports for the Directors packet must bereceived no later than 10/31. Chairmenunable to meet this deadline should bring100 copies of their report to Visalia for distribution at that time.
By Ruth Bailey& Theresa Kokinos
“PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGE”
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
This proposed bylaw amendment will provide immediate liability insurancecoverage for new member societies. Theexisting bylaw provision does not providethe new societies any CFMS benefits until approved at a subsequent Director'smeeting.
Section 2:General Membership(a)Membership in the Federation shallbe open to all duly organized nonprofitmineralogical, lapidary or other earthscience societies or clubs.(b)Any Society desiring to join theFederation shall apply in writing to theSecretary of the Federation, giving itsname, a copy of its bylaws, the names andaddresses of its officers, the number of members, and the month in which officersare elected. A check for the initial duesand insurance premium, based onmembership at the time of application,shall accompany the letter. The ExecutiveCommittee of the Federation shall voteupon the application, and a majorityaffirmative vote shall be sufficient to admitthe applicant to membership. TheFederation Secretary shall inform theSociety of the result of the vote if theapplication is approved. If the applicationis denied, the check for the initial dues andinsurance premium shall be returned atonce to the applicant. The newly-approvedSociety shall be formally introduced at thenext CFMS Directors meeting at which timea Certificate of Membership shall bepresented to their Society Director.
This Operating Regulation addition is proposed by Fred Ott, CFMS President. Thenew Operating Regulation outlines the procedure for new societies joining the CFMS in regards to the proration of dues and insurance, and insurance application fee.Ruth and I have reviewed the new languageand concur for approval.
Of course, this Operating Regulation iscontingent on the approval of the proposed Bylaws change to rectify the existing systemof accepting applications for membership inthe CFMS.
MEMBER SOCIETIESS. New Member Societies Initial Dues & InsuranceThe amount of money that must accompany anapplication for CFMS membership shall bedetermined as follows: