the Pacific Constitution
Association of the Pacific Constitution
(Amended March 1999)
Name, Purpose and Membership.
- This association shall be known as the Medieval Association
of the Pacific, a non-profit educational association.
- The purpose of the Association shall be the encouragement
of medieval studies.
- Membership shall be open to anyone interested in the
purpose of the Association.
- The officers of the Association shall be a President, a
Vice-President, a Secretary-Editor, and a Treasurer.
- The Vice-President shall normally succeed the President in
- The President and Vice-President shall hold office for two
years. The Secretary-Editor and Treasurer shall hold office for
five years, and they may be reelected. Terms shall begin one week
after the annual members' meeting.
- The President shall preside at the meetings of the members
and coordinate or delegate any business connected with the
Association. The Vice-President is in charge of the John F.
Benton Award. The Secretary-Editor maintains the minutes and
archives of the Association and edits Chronica. The
Treasurer maintains the membership list, receives the dues, and handles
all financial aspects of the Association. The officers of the
Association shall be nominated to the annual members' meeting by the
Council or a committee thereof selected by the President.
- The governing body of the Association shall be a council
composed of no more than twelve members of the Association and the four
- Council members shall serve a term of three years.
One third of the Council shall be elected each year.
- Councilors shall be nominated to the annual members'
meeting by the Council or a committee thereof selected by the President.
- At least one members' meeting of the Association shall be
held in each Calendar year to receive reports from the Officers and
Council, to hold elections, and to transact necessary business.
- Special meetings may be called by the President, by the
Council, or by the instruction of thirty members of the Association to
- Any measure of business may be submitted by mail ballot to
the membership at large by a vote of two-thirds of those present at the
- If the Association is dissolved, it assigns its assets to
the Medieval Academy of America, a non-profit organization incorporated
under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1430 Massachusetts
Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138.
Amendments to the Constitution.
- Amendments to the Constitution may be made by a vote of
two-thirds of the membership at the annual members' meeting.
Written notice of the proposed amendments shall be mailed to the
President at least thirty days prior to the annual members' meeting.