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Zionist Society of Asheville
located within the Sharon Fahrer Collection [M2010.10.01]

     
"Zionist Society of Asheville," [zion_front, zion_005, zion_back], Zionist Society of Asheville,
D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNC Asheville
Title Zionist Society of Asheville
Creator Zionist Society of Asheville
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/books/zionist_society/default_zionist_society.htm
Subject Keyword Zionist Society of Asheville ; Asheville, N.C. ; Zionism ; Judaism ; Israelites ; constitution ; by-laws ; religious societies
Subject LCSH Jews -- Zionism -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- Sources
Jews -- Southern States -- History
Societies -- Religious societies
Constitutional law -- Religion and law -- Zionism
Judaism and Zionism
Zionist movement
Date Date of object: 1904-1906 ; Date digital:  2010-01-17
Publisher [Digital Publisher] D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Contributor

Sharon Fahrer

Type Source type: text 
Format image/jpeg/text
Source located within the Sharon Fahrer Collection [M2010.10.01]
Language English
Relation Sharon Fahrer Collection ; Helen Benninga Oral History ; Jewish Life in Western North Carolina ; History@Hand
Coverage Temporal 1906
Coverage Spatial Asheville, NC
Rights Any display, publication or public use must credit D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Description A small booklet containing the constitution and by-laws of the Zionist Society of Asheville. This single donated item, though scant in information, provides background history about a very little known organization in Asheville.
Citation Zionist Society of Asheville, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections Staff, 2012, HP
Last update 2012-01-19
Contents
Page number Item number Description Image
Cover zion_front [cover]
Page 1 [inside flap] zion_001
Zionist Society
Organized June 26, 1904

Asheville, N.C.

 

Page 4 zion_004
Constitution and
By-Laws

May 1, 1906

 

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Article I.
Name


The name of this Society shall be “The Zionists.”


Article II.
Objects


Sec 1. To assist in furthering the progress of Zionism

Sec 2. To promote the knowledge of Judaism

Sec 3. To acquaint its members with the various problems that may rise from time to time in the Jewish world.

Sec 4. To promote the social intercourse of its members.


Article III.
Membership


Any Israelite above the age of fifteen (15) shall be eligible to membership provided he or she shall be reported ...
Page 6 zion_006
… favorable by the Investigation Committee, and then elected by two-thirds of the members present.


Article IV.

The dues of this Society shall be 5 cents per week, payable at each meeting, and the sum of 25 cents as shekel fee per year.


Article V.
Executive


The executive powers of this Society shall be vested in a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four members of the Executive Council, all of whom shall be elected every quarter.


Article VI.
Duties of Executive


Sec 1. It shall be the duty of …
Page 7 zion_007
… the President to preside at all meetings of the Society, appoint all committees, sign all orders on the Treasurer, drawn by the Secretary.

Sec 2. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to perform all the functions of the office in the absence of the President.

Sec 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all meetings; to read all communications to the Society; to attend to all correspondence for the Society; to keep an account of the receipts and expenditures of the Society; to keep an account of all the indebtedness of the members; to draw all orders on the Treasurer counter-signed by the President, on approval of the Society.
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Sec 4. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep an account of the receipts and expenditures of the Society; to receive all moneys belonging to the Society; collect all dues and pay all bills when orders are presented to him or her, and present a written report.  
Sec 5. It shall be the duty of the Executive Council to organize lectures, concerts, prepare programmes, and in the other ways to execute the wishes of the Society, as expressed in general meetings.

 

Article VII.
Meeting


General meetings of the Society shall be held once each week, the time of the meeting to be decided upon at each previous meeting. Special meetings may be called …

Page 9 zion_009
… by the President whenever necessary, or upon written request of ten members, who may demand a special meeting for a special purpose.

 

Article VIII.
Quorum


Seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at general or special meetings.

 

Article IX.
Rules and By-Laws


Sec 1. By-laws may be made from time to time and amended at general and special meetings of the Society.

Sec 2. A two-thirds vote will be necessary for an amendment to any by-law or to the constitution.

Sec 3. An amendment to the …

Page 10 zion_010
… constitution or by-law shall be made from time to time upon four weeks notice.

 

Article X.

Election of officers and executive council shall be held in September, December, March and June.

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By-Laws.

1. The initiation fee shall be 25 cents for each person becoming a member of this Society.

2. Any member in arrear of dues for more than six months and fails to pay after being so notified by the Secretary, shall lose his or her membership in this Society.

3. Any Israelite above the age of fifteen wishing to become a member of this Society shall send in his or her written application; or such application may be made through some member of the Society.

4. The President shall appoint a Committee to be known as the …
Page 12 zion_012
… Investigation Committee, consisting of three members, for the purpose of ascertaining the desirability of a candidate applying for membership, and the said Committee shall submit their report at the following meetings.

5. A candidate shall not be present at the meeting in which his or her membership is being discussed, considered or voted on; except in such cases where the Society shall deem to necessary to otherwise.

6. Any person or persons becoming a member of this Society must take the following obligation: (candidate shall repeat)
I do hereby affirm that I …
Page 13 zion_013
… will carry out to the best of my ability the laws and regulations as set down in the constitution and by-laws; to assist in the futherance of the Zionistic ideal, viz: to secure a publicly assured and legally secured home in Palestine for the Jewish people.

7. A candidate shall not be present at the meeting in which his membership is being discussed considered or voted upon.

7*. Any officer who does not attend four consecutive meetings shall forfeit his or her office unless sufficient reasons are given to satisfy a majority of the members.

*duplicate number
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8. In case of the absence of both President and Vice President from a meeting, a temporary chairman shall be elected, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to conduct this proceeding.

9. The President shall not have the power to vote on any question or debate, except for when the votes are equally divided.

10. The maker of a motion can modify it, or withdraw it, after it has been stated by the chair; only one reconsideration of a question, shall be permitted.

11.
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