425th Regimental Association By-Laws
FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-FIFTH REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
12 January 2002
The name of this organization shall be the FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-FIFTH REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association shall be to perpetuate the comradeship of members and the memory of their deeds while in the military service of the United States. To support the recruiting, retention, training, organization and reorganization of Company F (LRP), 425th Infantry and its successors, so as to keep the heritage of this organization alive.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this association shall consist of two categories.
Active – any person shall be eligible for membership who has served honorably in Company F (LRP), 425th Infantry or successor unit during peacetime or war. Only active members shall hold office or vote.
Honorary – honorary membership will be for a period of three (3) years after which time the individual may become a dues paying member if they so desire. Honorary membership may be conferred upon the following, after approval of a two-thirds vote of the association members at any regular meeting:
1. The father/mother/spouse of any member of Company F (LRP), 425th Infantry or successor unit who served during wartime.
2. Any person who made a valuable contribution to Company F (LRP), 425th Infantry of successor unit.
3. Any person making a valuable contribution to this association.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS
President – the President shall preside at the meetings of the Association and Executive Committee, appoint committees, call special meetings, etc.
Vice-President – the Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President and succeed to the office of President in case of a vacancy.
Secretary/Treasurer – the Secretary/Treasurer shall keep the permanent records of the Association, maintain the membership records, notify the membership of the time and place of meetings, receive and disburse funds, keeping accurate records of the same, and make an annual report to the Association.
Command Sergeant Major – the Command Sergeant Major shall have served as a First Sergeant or Platoon Sergeant/Section NCOIC and shall assist the President and Vice President as needed.
Historian – the Historian shall be the custodian of all records obtainable of Company F (LRP), 425th Infantry and successor units.
Executive Committee – the Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Association and shall be the governing body between meetings.
ARTICLE V – ELECTIONS
Election – no member shall be elected to office without the member’s consent. In case a member is nominated to office and the member is not present at the meeting, the sponsor must have written consent to place the member’s name before the Association for election.
Elections for officers will take place at the annual meeting of the Association. The term of office will be from 1 October – 30 September.
ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES
The President shall appoint committees as deemed necessary.
ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS AND DUES
Annual meeting – the date of the annual meeting will be selected by the Executive Committee and will attempt to coincide with a home station assembly of the current unit.
Dues – Active and Honorary members will pay dues as established by a simple majority of the membership at the annual meeting. Members will be considered active if they have paid dues for the current year.
Quorum – a quorum will consist of those members present at any official meetings of the Association.
ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the members present at any officially called meeting of the Association.