Constitution of the Gander Airport Historical Society
Amended Sep 15/2015
Section 1. Name
The name of the organization established under this Constitution is The Gander Airport Historical Society (GAHS).
Section 2. Purpose
The GAHS is organized for the non-profit and educational purposes of collecting, collating, developing, preserving, and displaying information, photographs, memorabilia and other material related to the history of Gander Airport, originally identified as the Newfoundland Airport. Part of its purpose and mission is to depict such history through the eventual construction and display of a scale model of the airport and the residential areas as they existed during the post WWII period and into the 1950’s. The GAHS in carrying out its purpose and mission, although without necessarily limiting itself in the future, primarily intends to do so in the form of a cyber on-line organisation.
The GAHS will be operated without purpose of gain for its members, and that any profits or other assets of the organization will be used solely to promote its objectives.
Section 3. Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the GAHS and may exercise all the powers and authority granted to the GAHS by law, including the establishment of such policy, procedures and the approval of any resolutions deemed necessary by the Board of Directors that are in the interest of the GAHS or in the conduct of its business. The Board of Directors shall have such authority to engage in any business that is in the best interest of the GAHS and consistent with its purpose and mission.
The Board shall consist of not less than five (5) and no more than eight (8) directors. Each director shall hold office for a term of one (1) to three (3) years and where possible, the terms of appointment shall be staggered. Vacancies existing by reason of resignation, death, incapacity or removal before the expiration of his/her term shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors. In the event of a tie vote, the President shall choose the succeeding director. The Board of Directors will nominate and elect their successors with a particular view of encouraging and soliciting interested persons from within the membership. A director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of that director’s predecessor in office. A director may, if elected, serve multiple terms.
Section 4. Effective Date
The effective date of this Constitution shall be September 17, 2013
This Constitution is signed by the following directors and officers of the GAHS: