Constitution

The Constitution of the Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group

Article I: NAME

The organization shall be called the Atlantic Medieval and Early Modern Group (AMEMG)

Article II: AIMS AND PURPOSES

The AMEMG has for its purpose the promotion and development of Medieval and Early Modern studies in the Atlantic Region on a multi-disciplinary basis; and that of promoting the scholarly activities of its members and their students. It also seeks to support and collaborate with other relevant scholarly organizations that benefit the research of the AMEMG membership.

AMEMG will seek to have a conference every year.

Article III: MEMBERSHIP

The following may become members of the Society: 1. Persons involved in the teaching of, and research in, aspects of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era (broadly conceived), including graduate students. 2. Any person subscribing to the aims and purposes of the AMEMG.

3. Presentations and discussions may be made in either official language.

Article IV: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

1. There shall be a general meeting of the Executive Committee a minimum of once a year. The Executive Committee is composed of the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary-Treasurer, a Member at Large, and a Graduate Student (voting). All members of the Executive Committee shall present their annual reports for approval at the annual Executive meeting. Annual reports must be approved by vote by the members of the AMEMG.

2. The Executive Committee will be elected at the Annual Meeting and serve for two years.

3. At any one time not all of the core Executive (Pres, VP, Sec) will be from the same province.

Article V: THE GENERAL MEETING

There shall be a general meeting of the AMEMG once a year at the annual conference. Alternately, the general meeting may be called by a decision of the Executive or on the request of at least 25% of the membership; but no general meeting may be held unless the entire membership receives a notice of a minimum of two weeks. Meetings may be held in person or virtually (e.g. via Skype). All members of the Executive shall present their annual reports at the general meeting for approval by the members. All members of the AMEMG are entitled to vote in person at the general meeting.

Article VI: AMENDMENTS

The Constitution may be amended either by two-thirds of the members present and voting at a General Meeting provided that no less than two weeks written notice was given to all members; or by a two-thirds majority of the members voting in a postal or e-mail ballot, provided that the amendment was proposed by the Executive Committee or by any five members of the AMEMG and that no less than two weeks written notice was given to all members.

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