Entry to the Annual General Membership Meeting is free to all members and interested parties. To participate in the club's elections and vote on issues put before the membership, your dues must be current.
A meal will be available. All meal proceeds go to the Karneval's Prinzengarde uniform fund.
Meal tickets will be available beginning in late April.
The German-American Societies of San Diego is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of California for charitable purposes. Specifically, the purpose of the club shall include preservation of German heritage through educational, cultural and service activities ultimately furthering the understanding of German-American contributions to the growth of American history.
ARTICLE 7 MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
Section 7.1 Annual Meetings
An annual meeting of the members shall be held in the month of May each year. At the meeting, directors shall be elected and other proper business may be transacted.
Section 7.3 Authority for Electronic Meetings
If authorized by the board in its sole discretion, and subject to the requirements of consent in Corporations Code §20(b) and guidelines and procedures the board may adopt, members not physically present in person at a meeting of members may, by electronic transmission by and to the corporation or by electronic video screen communication, participate in a meeting of members, be deemed present in person, and vote at a meeting of members whether that meeting is to be held at a designated place or in whole or in part by means of electronic transmission by and to the corporation or by electronic video screen communication, subject to the requirements of these bylaws.
ARTICLE 8 DIRECTORS
Section 8.1 Number and Qualifications
The authorized number of directors of the Corporation (“Directors”) shall be seven (7).
The qualification of the directors of the Corporation (“Directors”), if any, shall be set by resolution
of the Board.
ARTICLE 10 OFFICERS
Section 10.1 Officers
The officers of the Corporation (“Officers”) shall be a President or a Chairperson, or both, a Secretary, and a Treasurer or chief financial officer, or both. These persons shall be selected from among the Directors. The Board shall have the power to designate additional Officers, including a General Manager, Vice President, and Publicity Director who also need not be Directors, with such duties, powers, titles and privileges as the Board may fix. Any number of offices may be held by the same person, except that the Secretary, the Treasurer and the chief financial officer (if any) may not serve concurrently as either the President or the Chairperson.
Section 10.2 Election of Officers
The Officers shall be elected by the Members at the annual meeting of the Corporation for a term of two (2) year, and each shall serve at the discretion of the Board until his or her successor shall be elected, or his or her earlier resignation or removal. The terms of the officers shall run concurrent with Director elections and shall be staggered. During the even numbered years, the following officers shall be elected: President, First Vice President, Treasurer and Publicity Director. During the odd numbered years, the following officers shall be elected: Second Vice President, Secretary, and General Manager. All applications for officer positions shall be submitted to the Corporation’s principal place of business by April 1st. No applications will be accepted after such date for the nomination of a particular officer seat nor are write-ins accepted.
10.6.3 Vice Presidents
The vice president of the Corporation (the “Vice President”) shall, in the absence or disability of the President, perform all the duties of the President and, when so acting, have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the President. The Vice President shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board. The Corporation shall appoint up to two (2) Vice Presidents.
In conjunction with the General Manager, the secretary of the Corporation (the “Secretary”) shall be the custodian and have charge of all books, papers, instruments and record of the Corporation. Additionally, the Secretary shall keep a full and complete record of the proceedings of the meeting of members and of the Board of Directors
10.6.7 Additional Officers
The Board may empower the President, or chief executive, to appoint or remove such other
Officers as the business of the Corporation may require, each of whom shall hold office for such
period, have such authority, and perform such duties as are provided in these Bylaws or as the
Board from time to time may determine.