Central States Numismatic Society
Serving the Numismatic Community since 1939
By-Laws (Rev. September 12, 2015)Page 4
All awards shall be provided by CSNS. Enough awards will be provided to cover all categories. The costs of these awards will come from convention revenue. All exhibit awards will come with the approval of the governing board.
The by-laws may be amended by the governing board, except for amendments relating to the voting rights of the members or eligibility for office of officers and governors.
Amendments to the constitution, and/or amendments to the by-laws relating to the voting rights of the members or eligibility for office of officers and governors shall be presented by the governing board in writing to the membership at least 40 days prior to the commencement of the principal convention. A majority vote of those members returning ballots postmarked at least 20 days prior to the principal convention shall be effective to accomplish any such amendment.
The Central States Numismatic society shall issue a periodical to be known as "The Centinel".
An editor shall be appointed by the governing board for a period of two (2) years.
The name and address of the editor shall be noted on all publications and stationery of the Central States Numismatic Society.
"The Centinel" will be published quarterly.
Any other publication and/or advertisements connected in any way with the Central States organization, must have approval of the governing board except that the publicity chairman of any Central States convention may submit publicity releases to newspapers and other periodicals without such approval unless otherwise notified by the secretary in which case approval must be obtained.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an association exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) or (b) by an association, contributions to which are deductible under section (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1985 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law.)
Upon the dissolution of this association, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed by the Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
( Most recently amended September 12, 2009.)