of the 307th Bomb Wing B-47/KC-97 Association
307th Bomb Wing B-47/KC-97 Association
PURPOSE: The 307th Bomb WingB-47/KC-97 Association, hereinafter referred to as the Association, is a worldwide association of current and former members of the US Armed Forces assigned to the 307th Bombardment Wing (M); at Lincoln AFB, Nebraska between 1954 and 1965. The purpose is threefold: to perpetuate the legacy, history and memory of the 307th Bomb Wing; to promote the camaraderie of its members; and to support the US Air Force.
MEMBERSHIPS: The association shall accept membership from those who qualify by definition and widows/widowers of those who qualify, without regard to grade or rank. Other family members such as sons or daughters, other relatives, or military individuals with an interest in the legacy of the 307th Bomb Wing at Lincoln Air Force Base, may be accorded Associate Membership at the discretion of the Association. Ethnic background, race, national origin or religious belief shall never be a condition for membership.
OPERATIONS: The association shall operate as a non-profit veterans educational organization. It may or may not be endorsed by the US Air Force. The Association shall be apolitical and support no candidate or party for election to public office. No member shall receive compensation except for reimbursement of actual expenses on behalf of the Association.
MEETINGS: From time to time the Association may conduct reunions for the enjoyment of its membership and their guests. Such gatherings shall not exclude any category of members. As an all ranks and grades veterans educational organization, no reunion, convention or conference shall be conducted solely for a restrictive class of the membership. Nor shall any group of its veterans use the name “307th Bomb Wing B-47/KC 97 Association” to advertise a gathering that excludes any person eligible for membership
GOVERNANCE: The Association shall be governed by an elected President. Other elected officers shall be the Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. These officers shall by chosen by majority vote of the membership present at a Reunion Business Meeting. In case any office becomes unable to discharge his duties, the President shall appoint another Association member to replace him until the next Reunion Business Meeting. The President shall function as the Executive Officer of the Association and shall be responsible to the membership for the conduct of the Association. In case the President is absent or incapacitated, the Vice-President shall be empowered to act in his stead. The President shall appoint appropriate committees to make arrangements for the next reunion, to publish a periodic newsletter, and to perform other tasks in support of the Association as may be required from time to time. In case of an office vacancy, the order of succession shall be Vice-President, Secretary as appropriate to fill the vacant office.
DUES, DONATIONS, FEES: The Association shall not levy annual or periodic dues upon the membership. Donations to the Association and reunion registration fees shall be used only to maintain a central locator, to publish and distribute correspondence and newsletters, to operate and maintain the Association website, to plan and activate the program for future reunions, for military honors, military related charities, military history purposes, military academic institutions, as deemed worthy by the Association
AMENDMENT & PERPETUITY: These By-Laws may be amended by the affirmative vote of 51% of the membership present at a Reunion Business Meeting, provided that the purpose of the Association and its class of membership shall be inviolate. The Association shall continue in perpetuity until dissolved by a majority vote of the membership.
BY-LAWS COMMITTEE APPROVED: 5 MAY 1988
AMEMDED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS, 6 MAY 2004
AMEMDED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS, 26 APRIL 2014
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