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 **Section 1** - Reunions of the Membership shall be held at a frequency as established by the membership, but not less frequently than every three (3) years. **Section 1** - Reunions of the Membership shall be held at a frequency as established by the membership, but not less frequently than every three (3) years.
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 ===== Article V - Meetings ===== ===== Article V - Meetings =====
  
  
-**Section ​1** – Annual Membership Meeting of the Association Membership shall be scheduled at least six (6) months prior to the meeting date. If scheduled, it may be combined with a reunion of the Membership.+**Section ​I** – Annual Membership Meeting of the Association Membership shall be scheduled at least six (6) months prior to the meeting date. If scheduled, it may be combined with a reunion of the Membership.
  
 **Section II** - In those years that a reunion is not scheduled, the Board of Directors shall hold the annual membership meeting. Any items requiring the vote of the Membership, including the election of the Board of Directors, shall be held by mail/​email/​fax vote with no less than 25% of the members in good standing. ​ Ballots shall be provided to the Membership at least 45 days prior to the meeting with a 30-day period to respond. If the Annual Meeting takes place at a central location, the membership shall be encouraged to attend. Meetings may be held physically, electronically or telephonically. ​ **Section II** - In those years that a reunion is not scheduled, the Board of Directors shall hold the annual membership meeting. Any items requiring the vote of the Membership, including the election of the Board of Directors, shall be held by mail/​email/​fax vote with no less than 25% of the members in good standing. ​ Ballots shall be provided to the Membership at least 45 days prior to the meeting with a 30-day period to respond. If the Annual Meeting takes place at a central location, the membership shall be encouraged to attend. Meetings may be held physically, electronically or telephonically. ​
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-====== Article VI - Board of Directors (BOD) ======+===== Article VI - Board of Directors (BOD) =====
  
  
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-Article VIII Elected Officers+===== Article VIII Elected Officers ​=====
  
-Section 1 – The elected officers of the association shall be the President, and the Vice President. 
  
-Section ​II – The Officers shall be elected ​from members ​of the Board of Directors by the Board of Directors for a term of one (1) year and may serve in that position for a maximum of two (2) terms unless waived by a 75% majority vote by the Board of Directors.+**Section ​1** – The elected ​officers ​of the association shall be the President, ​and the Vice President.
  
-Section ​III – The elected officers of this association ​shall be installed annually after the election ​of the Board of Directors ​and before ​the close of the reunion in those years that reunion is held or prior to the end of the Annual Membership Meeting ​in those years that a reunion is not held. The term of office is from the close of the Reunion or annual membership meeting that year to the close of the next annual Reunion or membership meeting.+**Section ​II** – The Officers ​shall be elected from members ​of the Board of Directors ​by the Board of Directors for term of one (1) year and may serve in that position for maximum ​of two (2) terms unless waived by a 75% majority vote by the Board of Directors.
  
 +**Section III** – The elected officers of this association shall be installed annually after the election of the Board of Directors and before the close of the reunion in those years that a reunion is held or prior to the end of the Annual Membership Meeting in those years that a reunion is not held. The term of office is from the close of the Reunion or annual membership meeting that year to the close of the next annual Reunion or membership meeting.
 +===== Article IX - Duties and Powers of Elected Officers =====
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-Article IX Duties and Powers of Elected Officers ​+**Section I** – The President shall:
  
-Section I – The President shall: +  - Act as Chief Administrative Officer of the Association 
-1. Act as Chief Administrative Officer of the Association +  ​- ​Chair the annual business meeting. 
-2. Chair the annual business meeting. +  ​- ​Chair BOD meetings. 
-3. Chair BOD meetings. +  ​- ​Appoint, with BOD approval, the support staff, and any replacement for elected board members if required, and such committees/​chairs as appropriate or authorized by the BOD. 
-4. Appoint, with BOD approval, the support staff, and any replacement for elected board members if required, and such committees/​chairs as appropriate or authorized by the BOD. +  ​- ​In the event that the Association does not have a Financial Auditor on staff, the President, with the approval of the Board of directors, shall appoint two members, who will be attending the Annual Membership Meeting, to audit the financial record and report their findings to the membership at the annual meeting. 
-5. In the event that the Association does not have a Financial Auditor on staff, the President, with the approval of the Board of directors, shall appoint two members, who will be attending the Annual Membership Meeting, to audit the financial record and report their findings to the membership at the annual meeting. +  ​- ​Send membership cards or certificates in acknowledgement of membership in the association. 
-6. Send membership cards or certificates in acknowledgement of membership in the association. +  ​- ​Not serve any other official or advisory position while serving as President.
-7. Not serve any other official or advisory position while serving as President.+
  
-Section II - The Vice-President shall:+**Section II** - The Vice-President shall:
  
-1. In the absence of the President, chair the annual meeting. +  - In the absence of the President, chair the annual meeting. 
-2. In the event that the President is unable to continue his duties, automatically assume the office of President.+  ​- ​In the event that the President is unable to continue his duties, automatically assume the office of President.
  
 +===== Article X Director Positions =====
  
-Article X Director Positions +**Section I** - Reunion Director
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-Section I - Reunion Director+
  
 The Reunion Director for the next reunion is selected from the Board members. The period of his responsibility shall run from his election until all accounts are settled regarding the reunion for which that person is responsible. ​ They shall, with the concurrence of the President and BOD, evaluate and select hotel facilities, arrange for the banquet and ceremonies, set up and stock the hospitality suite, arrange for the display of Association artifacts, and arrange optional tours and activities. The Reunion Director for the next reunion is selected from the Board members. The period of his responsibility shall run from his election until all accounts are settled regarding the reunion for which that person is responsible. ​ They shall, with the concurrence of the President and BOD, evaluate and select hotel facilities, arrange for the banquet and ceremonies, set up and stock the hospitality suite, arrange for the display of Association artifacts, and arrange optional tours and activities.
  
-Section II - Communications Director+**Section II** - Communications Director
  
 The Director of Communications is selected annually from the Board members. ​ He will oversee the newsletter and web page and all other operational areas that provide information to the membership. The Director of Communications is selected annually from the Board members. ​ He will oversee the newsletter and web page and all other operational areas that provide information to the membership.
  
-Section III - Membership Director+**Section III** - Membership Director
  
 The Director of Membership is selected annually from the Board members. He will oversee the ship’s store and all other operational areas that provide services to the membership. The Director of Membership is selected annually from the Board members. He will oversee the ship’s store and all other operational areas that provide services to the membership.
  
-Section IV - Administration Director+**Section IV** - Administration Director
  
 The Director of Administration is selected annually from the Board members. He will oversee the database, the accounting, and all other operational areas dealing with the corporate operations. The Director of Administration is selected annually from the Board members. He will oversee the database, the accounting, and all other operational areas dealing with the corporate operations.
  
- +===== Article XI Selection and Election of the Board of Directors ​=====
-Article XI Selection and Election of the Board of Directors+
  
 Annually the six (6) Board of Director positions and one alternate position are open for election. ​ Annually the six (6) Board of Director positions and one alternate position are open for election. ​
  
-Section I – Selection of candidates for the Board of Director positions shall be the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.+**Section I** – Selection of candidates for the Board of Director positions shall be the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.
  
-Section II – Candidates must make their desires known to the Nominating Committee via correspondence indicating their qualifications for a Board position. ​+**Section II** – Candidates must make their desires known to the Nominating Committee via correspondence indicating their qualifications for a Board position. ​
  
-Section III – Those nominated candidates will be published in the association Newsletter issue at least one month prior to the Annual Membership Meeting along with Ballots. The six members with the most votes will be elected as the Board of Directors; the seventh person with the most votes will be designated as the Alternate Board Member. ​+**Section III** – Those nominated candidates will be published in the association Newsletter issue at least one month prior to the Annual Membership Meeting along with Ballots. The six members with the most votes will be elected as the Board of Directors; the seventh person with the most votes will be designated as the Alternate Board Member. ​
  
-Section IV – In the event that there are insufficient candidates for the election or a failure to achieve a quorum of participating voting members, the election will take place at the next Annual Membership Meeting. In the event that a quorum is not achieved at the Annual Membership Meeting, the President, with Board Approval shall waive the Quorum requirement and the election will be conducted with those members in attendance.+**Section IV** – In the event that there are insufficient candidates for the election or a failure to achieve a quorum of participating voting members, the election will take place at the next Annual Membership Meeting. In the event that a quorum is not achieved at the Annual Membership Meeting, the President, with Board Approval shall waive the Quorum requirement and the election will be conducted with those members in attendance.
  
-Section V – The term of office is for one (1) year commencing at the conclusion of the Reunion. ​ If there is no reunion in that year, then the term of office will expire at the end of Annual Membership Meeting following the election. No Board Member may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.+**Section V** – The term of office is for one (1) year commencing at the conclusion of the Reunion. ​ If there is no reunion in that year, then the term of office will expire at the end of Annual Membership Meeting following the election. No Board Member may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.
  
-Section VI– If during the year any Director is removed, resigns, or for some reason cannot complete the term of office, the Board of Directors shall notify and install the alternate board member for the remainder of the term, or, if there are no alternate board members, appoint a Member to complete the remaining time in that year on an Interim basis.+**Section VI**– If during the year any Director is removed, resigns, or for some reason cannot complete the term of office, the Board of Directors shall notify and install the alternate board member for the remainder of the term, or, if there are no alternate board members, appoint a Member to complete the remaining time in that year on an Interim basis.
  
  
-Article XII Appointed Support Staff +===== Article XII Appointed Support Staff ===== 
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-Section I – The appointed Support Staff positions of the association are, but are not limited to; Secretary, Treasurer, Web Master, Historian, Publications,​ Financial Auditor, Database, Ship’s Store, Reunion, Media, and Membership.+**Section I** – The appointed Support Staff positions of the association are, but are not limited to; Secretary, Treasurer, Web Master, Historian, Publications,​ Financial Auditor, Database, Ship’s Store, Reunion, Media, and Membership.
  
-Section II – The appointment of Support Staff is by the President to serve at the will of the president. The term of office is no longer than that of the appointing president.+**Section II** – The appointment of Support Staff is by the President to serve at the will of the president. The term of office is no longer than that of the appointing president.
  
-Section III – Selection of appointed Support Staff will be from the association membership.+**Section III** – Selection of appointed Support Staff will be from the association membership.
  
-Section IV – appointed Support Staff shall have no vote, except as members. ​ If they serve a dual role as a Board Member, then they will have a vote only in accordance with serving on the Board.+**Section IV** – appointed Support Staff shall have no vote, except as members. ​ If they serve a dual role as a Board Member, then they will have a vote only in accordance with serving on the Board.
  
  
-Article XIII Duties of Staff+===== Article XIII Duties of Staff =====
  
-Section I - The Secretary shall:+**Section I** - The Secretary shall:
  
-1. Keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings. +  - Keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings. 
-2. Coordinate with the President to insure an accurate record of BOD virtual meeting procedures. +  ​- ​Coordinate with the President to insure an accurate record of BOD virtual meeting procedures. 
-3. Initiate and answer correspondence as directed.+  ​- ​Initiate and answer correspondence as directed.
  
-Section II - The Treasurer shall:+**Section II** - The Treasurer shall:
  
-1. Maintain records of all financial transactions and full accountability of the Association’s funds. ​ The Association commensurate with the anticipated accountability may, if it chooses, bond the Treasurer. +  - Maintain records of all financial transactions and full accountability of the Association’s funds. ​ The Association commensurate with the anticipated accountability may, if it chooses, bond the Treasurer. 
-2. Circulate annual notice for payment of annual dues. +  ​- ​Circulate annual notice for payment of annual dues. 
-3. Oversee the receipt of dues and their deposit to the proper Association account, and recording in the books of the Association. +  ​- ​Oversee the receipt of dues and their deposit to the proper Association account, and recording in the books of the Association. 
-4. Maintain and distribute, as appropriate,​ listing of members who have paid dues and communicate such to the board. +  ​- ​Maintain and distribute, as appropriate,​ listing of members who have paid dues and communicate such to the board. 
-5. On April 1st, report to the Board those members who have failed to pay their annual dues. +  ​- ​On April 1st, report to the Board those members who have failed to pay their annual dues. 
-6. Pay/​Reimburse those legitimate costs to the Association upon receipt of invoices. +  ​- ​Pay/​Reimburse those legitimate costs to the Association upon receipt of invoices. 
-7. Submit a copy of the Association’s check register, balance sheet, and income statement, and the status of funds to the President each month. +  ​- ​Submit a copy of the Association’s check register, balance sheet, and income statement, and the status of funds to the President each month. 
-8. Prepare and present for publication as directed by the board, and for open inspection, the Annual Financial Report at the Annual Membership Meeting showing actual money on hand and anticipated reunion costs, and submit to the President, for his approval, prior to presentation. +  ​- ​Prepare and present for publication as directed by the board, and for open inspection, the Annual Financial Report at the Annual Membership Meeting showing actual money on hand and anticipated reunion costs, and submit to the President, for his approval, prior to presentation. 
-9. Maintain accountability of Association funds through 30 June following the reunion and transfer fund accountability to the new Treasurer as of that date. +  ​- ​Maintain accountability of Association funds through 30 June following the reunion and transfer fund accountability to the new Treasurer as of that date. 
-10. Take care of, record and report to the Board of Directors any and all transactions with the Internal Revenue Service and applicable state agencies as required of a non-profit organization in order to maintain their non-profit status. +  ​- ​Take care of, record and report to the Board of Directors any and all transactions with the Internal Revenue Service and applicable state agencies as required of a non-profit organization in order to maintain their non-profit status. 
-11. Provide all requested reports and supporting documentation to the Financial Auditor.+  ​- ​Provide all requested reports and supporting documentation to the Financial Auditor.
  
-Section III - The Web Master shall:+**Section III** - The Web Master shall:
  
-1. Maintain the USS KING (DLG-10/​DDG-41) web site, message board, guest book and standardize all computer documentation for the secure access by the Board of Directors and informational access by the general public. ​ The Webmaster shall also prepare BOD documentation and notices expressly for Website use for the benefit of the ASSOCIATION.+Maintain the USS KING (DLG-10/​DDG-41) web site, message board, guest book and standardize all computer documentation for the secure access by the Board of Directors and informational access by the general public. ​ The Webmaster shall also prepare BOD documentation and notices expressly for Website use for the benefit of the ASSOCIATION.
  
-Section IV - The Historian shall:+**Section IV** - The Historian shall:
  
-1. Maintain and collect materials and artifacts of the Association and compile a narrative of the ship’s history.+Maintain and collect materials and artifacts of the Association and compile a narrative of the ship’s history.
  
-Section V – Publications shall:+**Section V** – Publications shall:
  
-1. Prepare, edit, publish and distribute the Association Newsletter three (3) times annually. These times shall normally be August, November and March. +  - Prepare, edit, publish and distribute the Association Newsletter three (3) times annually. These times shall normally be August, November and March. 
-2. Prepare, publish and distribute to the membership, the Membership Roster when directed by the President, normally annually after 30 June. +  ​- ​Prepare, publish and distribute to the membership, the Membership Roster when directed by the President, normally annually after 30 June. 
-3. Perform other publication tasks as may be directed by the president.+  ​- ​Perform other publication tasks as may be directed by the president.
  
-Section VI– Financial Auditor shall:+**Section VI**– Financial Auditor shall:
  
-1. Be independent,​ not serving in any other capacity as a Board Member, Officer, or Support Staff. +  - Be independent,​ not serving in any other capacity as a Board Member, Officer, or Support Staff. 
-2. Review the accounting records for accuracy and legitimacy.  +  ​- ​Review the accounting records for accuracy and legitimacy.  
-3. Report results to the BOD.  At the BOD’s direction, he/she will then report the results to the membership at its annual meeting.+  ​- ​Report results to the BOD.  At the BOD’s direction, he/she will then report the results to the membership at its annual meeting.
  
-Section VII – Database Manager shall:+**Section VII** – Database Manager shall:
  
-1. Maintain the association database of ship’s crewman +  - Maintain the association database of ship’s crewman 
-      Update the database as new or additional information is received +  ​- ​Update the database as new or additional information is received 
-2. Provide database information to the Board of Directors or appointed officers when requested+  ​- ​Provide database information to the Board of Directors or appointed officers when requested
  
-Section VIII - Ships Store operator shall:+**Section VIII** - Ships Store operator shall:
  
-1. Purchase various items of good quality, at the best price available, for                                                                                                                                                sale to Ship’s Company and the public with approval of the Board of Directors. Submit bills for purchased items to the Treasurer in a timely manner. +  - Purchase various items of good quality, at the best price available, for sale to Ship’s Company and the public with approval of the Board of Directors. Submit bills for purchased items to the Treasurer in a timely manner. 
-2. Receive orders for and deliver such items to Ships Company and public in a business like manner. +  ​- ​Receive orders for and deliver such items to Ships Company and public in a business like manner. 
-3. Report sales and funds transfer to the Treasurer monthly. (Sale reporting and transfer of funds period up to the BOD). Report shipping costs to the Treasurer for reimbursement with receipts as necessary. +  ​- ​Report sales and funds transfer to the Treasurer monthly. (Sale reporting and transfer of funds period up to the BOD). Report shipping costs to the Treasurer for reimbursement with receipts as necessary. 
-4. Maintain an inventory of items available for sale and record of items sold. Report, to the Treasurer, the inventory and record of items sold periodically and at year’s end.+  ​- ​Maintain an inventory of items available for sale and record of items sold. Report, to the Treasurer, the inventory and record of items sold periodically and at year’s end.
  
-Section IX – Reunion Chairman shall:+**Section IX** – Reunion Chairman shall:
  
-1. Oversee all reunion activities and preparations from appointment until all transactions and activities have been completed +  - Oversee all reunion activities and preparations from appointment until all transactions and activities have been completed 
-2. Prepare post reunion report for the president detailing the activities in preparation for the reunion, conduct of the reunion, problems encountered,​ solutions, lessons learned, and assist the subsequent Reunion Chairman, as needed.+  ​- ​Prepare post reunion report for the president detailing the activities in preparation for the reunion, conduct of the reunion, problems encountered,​ solutions, lessons learned, and assist the subsequent Reunion Chairman, as needed.
  
- Section X – Media Coordinator shall: +**Section X** – Media Coordinator shall:
-1. To be actively involved with electronic and print media for applicable veterans organizations. +
-2. Continually seek out and make contact with military members who served aboard the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41). +
-3. Ensure updated reunion and contact information is made available to the applicable electronic and print media. +
-4. The primary responsibility is for media (advertising),​ but this responsibility,​ from time to time, will overlap with the responsibilities of the Membership Chair.+
  
-Section XI – Membership Chairman shall: +  - To be actively involved with electronic ​and print media for applicable veterans organizations. 
-1. To seek out and recruit new members to our Association.  ​To utilize appropriate Internet ​and media resources, in addition to our Member’s Database, to reach the appropriate reader base. +  - Continually seek out and make contact ​with military ​members ​who served aboard the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41)
-2. To communicate ​with members ​and encourage them to stay active in The Association and to keep their membership current.  +  - Ensure updated reunion ​and contact information is made available ​to the applicable electronic ​and print media
-3. Prepare, ​and publish Certificates of Membership, and submit ​to the president for signing ​and distribution+  ​- ​The primary responsibility is for media (advertising), but this responsibility,​ from time to time, will overlap with the responsibilities of the Membership Chair.
-4. The primary responsibility is for membership development, but this responsibility ​will, from time to time, overlap with the responsibilities of the Media Coordinator.+
  
 +**Section XI** – Membership Chairman shall:
  
-Article XIV Committees+  - To seek out and recruit new members to our Association. ​ To utilize appropriate Internet and media resources, in addition to our Member’s Database, to reach the appropriate reader base. 
 +  - To communicate with members and encourage them to stay active in The Association and to keep their membership current.  
 +  - Prepare, and publish Certificates of Membership, and submit to the president for signing and distribution. 
 +  - The primary responsibility is for membership development,​ but this responsibility will, from time to time, overlap with the responsibilities of the Media Coordinator.
  
-Section I There shall be an Election Committee appointed by the President and comprised of at least two members whose function is to evaluate potential candidates for election to the Board of Directors, to supervise the printing and distribution of ballots and to tally the returned ballots to determine the candidate(s) elected by majority vote. The individual members of the Election Committee cannot be candidates themselves. The Election Committee will serve until all Election procedures are completed and a final report is submitted to the President.+===== Article XIV Committees =====
  
-Section ​II - There shall be a Reunion ​Committee, as needed, composed ​of sufficient ​members to effectively carry out the responsibilities ​of the reunion. The committee will be composed ​of Association Members appointed by the President, Reunion Director, or Reunion Chair. The Reunion ​Committee ​shall serve from formulation to the conclusion of the reunion when all financial obligations ​are satisfied ​and a final report is submitted to the Reunion Director or President.+**Section ​I** - There shall be an Election ​Committee ​appointed by the President and comprised ​of at least two members ​whose function is to evaluate potential candidates for election ​to the Board of Directors, to supervise ​the printing and distribution of ballots and to tally the returned ballots to determine the candidate(s) elected by majority vote. The individual members ​of the Election Committee cannot be candidates themselves. The Election ​Committee ​will serve until all Election procedures ​are completed ​and a final report is submitted to the President.
  
-Section ​III Other Committees may be formed ​or dissolved ​from time to time, as they are needed.+**Section ​II** There shall be a Reunion Committee, as needed, composed of sufficient members to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the reunion. The committee will be composed of Association Members appointed by the President, Reunion Director, ​or Reunion Chair. The Reunion Committee shall serve from formulation ​to the conclusion of the reunion when all financial obligations ​are satisfied and a final report is submitted to the Reunion Director or President.
  
 +**Section III** - Other Committees may be formed or dissolved from time to time, as they are needed.
  
-Article XV Removal of an Elected Board Member or Officer 
  
-Section I – Removal of Board Member+===== Article XV - Removal of an Elected ​Board Member ​or Officer =====
  
- If an elected Director or appointed officer or chairman fails to properly fulfill the requirements and obligations ​of his office, or if he were charged with dishonest conduct, that situation shall be brought before the Board of Directors for investigation. ​ The Board of Directors, through the President, shall notify the accused and afford him the opportunity to offer testimony/​evidence or disprove the allegations. Should the testimony/​evidence or subsequent performance not support continuance in office, the President, with concurrence of the remaining members of the Board of Directors, shall remove that Director, officer or chairman from office.  ​+**Section I** – Removal ​of Board Member
  
-Section II – Removal of an Elected Officer+If an elected Director or appointed officer or chairman fails to properly fulfill the requirements and obligations of his office, or if he were charged with dishonest conduct, that situation shall be brought before the Board of Directors for investigation. ​ The Board of Directors, through the President, shall notify the accused and afford him the opportunity to offer testimony/​evidence or disprove the allegations. Should the testimony/​evidence or subsequent performance not support continuance in office, the President, with concurrence of the remaining members of the Board of Directors, shall remove that Director, officer or chairman from office. ​  
 + 
 +**Section II** – Removal of an Elected Officer
  
 The elected Officers of the Association,​ as identified in Article VIII, Section 1, may be removed from office without cause, or recourse with a 2/​3-majority vote by the board. The elected Officers of the Association,​ as identified in Article VIII, Section 1, may be removed from office without cause, or recourse with a 2/​3-majority vote by the board.
  
 +===== Article XVI - Membership =====
  
-Article XVI Membership +**Section I**   - Regular Membership ​
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-Section I   - Regular Membership ​+
  
 All personnel, officer and enlisted, who have served on board USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) are eligible for membership as Regular Members. ​ Regular Members who are in good standing may participate in and vote at any meeting of the Association membership and in any Association elections. ​ All personnel, officer and enlisted, who have served on board USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) are eligible for membership as Regular Members. ​ Regular Members who are in good standing may participate in and vote at any meeting of the Association membership and in any Association elections. ​
  
-Section II   - Associate Membership+**Section II**   - Associate Membership
  
 Those not eligible for Regular Membership may apply for Associate Membership. ​ Eligibility for Associate Membership will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Associate members who are in good standing may participate in any meeting of the Association membership, but may not vote. Those not eligible for Regular Membership may apply for Associate Membership. ​ Eligibility for Associate Membership will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Associate members who are in good standing may participate in any meeting of the Association membership, but may not vote.
  
- Section III –Honorary Membership+**Section III** –Honorary Membership
  
 Honorary Membership is a special membership category presented to those individuals that have not served aboard USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) but have either distinguished themselves onboard King during the lifetime of USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) or have in some other way contributed significantly to the goals of the Association. ​ This level of membership is free and has no expiration date and, by its name, is honorary. ​ Honorary Members will have the same privileges as a regular Member, but will not be allowed to vote in Association business. ​ Selection of recipients of the Honorary Membership will be on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors. Honorary Membership is a special membership category presented to those individuals that have not served aboard USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) but have either distinguished themselves onboard King during the lifetime of USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) or have in some other way contributed significantly to the goals of the Association. ​ This level of membership is free and has no expiration date and, by its name, is honorary. ​ Honorary Members will have the same privileges as a regular Member, but will not be allowed to vote in Association business. ​ Selection of recipients of the Honorary Membership will be on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors.
  
-Section IV   - Revocation of membership+**Section IV**   - Revocation of membership
  
 The membership of any Member may be revoked for any activities that bring discredit to the Association,​ the US Military or members of the Association. The Board of Directors, at their sole discretion, may take this action. ​     The membership of any Member may be revoked for any activities that bring discredit to the Association,​ the US Military or members of the Association. The Board of Directors, at their sole discretion, may take this action. ​    
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-Section V   - Good Standing. ​+**Section V**   - Good Standing. ​
  
 A regular or associate member shall be considered in good standing if their dues are paid in a timely manner. A regular or associate member shall be considered in good standing if their dues are paid in a timely manner.
  
-Section VI   - Membership Period+**Section VI**   - Membership Period
  
 Membership in the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) Association is from January first through December thirty-first of each year.  Membership in the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) Association is from January first through December thirty-first of each year. 
  
-Section VII   - Termination of Membership+**Section VII**   - Termination of Membership
  
 If dues are not paid in a timely manner, Association membership, regular or associate, may be terminated. If dues are not paid in a timely manner, Association membership, regular or associate, may be terminated.
  
-Section VIII   - Reinstatement+**Section VIII**   - Reinstatement
  
 Any Regular or Associate Member whose membership has expired may be reinstated by such request and by paying the dues and any other past due financial obligations to the Association.  ​ Any Regular or Associate Member whose membership has expired may be reinstated by such request and by paying the dues and any other past due financial obligations to the Association.  ​
  
- +===== Article XVII Dissolution ​=====
-Article XVII Dissolution+
  
 Upon dissolution of the Association all residual monies will be donated to the Navy Relief Fund. All artifacts from the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41),​ if any will be offered to the Naval Historical Society. All property, equipment and supplies will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Navy Relief Fund. A volunteer will maintain historical records in the event that another Association for the King is formed. Upon dissolution of the Association all residual monies will be donated to the Navy Relief Fund. All artifacts from the USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41),​ if any will be offered to the Naval Historical Society. All property, equipment and supplies will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Navy Relief Fund. A volunteer will maintain historical records in the event that another Association for the King is formed.
  
- +===== Article XVIII Effective Date =====
-Article XVIII Effective Date+
  
 These Articles shall be presented for vote and adoption to the membership as necessary. If approved by two thirds or more of the Regular Members, then they will become adopted on the date of the vote.  That fact and the vote count will be recorded in the minutes. These Articles shall be presented for vote and adoption to the membership as necessary. If approved by two thirds or more of the Regular Members, then they will become adopted on the date of the vote.  That fact and the vote count will be recorded in the minutes.
- +===== Article XIX Changes and Amendments ​=====
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-Article XIX Changes and Amendments+
  
 These Bylaws may be changed or amended from time to time by the board of directors with a simple majority approval by the membership. These Bylaws may be changed or amended from time to time by the board of directors with a simple majority approval by the membership.
  
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 USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) Association USS King (DLG-10/​DDG-41) Association
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 Amended 19 November 2008 Amended 19 November 2008
  
 Dave W Bilby Sr, Administrative Director Dave W Bilby Sr, Administrative Director
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