Constitution

This organization shall be known as the Maine Cemetery Association.

The goals of the Association shall be the advancement of good, ethical cemetery management, and the free exchange of ideas between the Association’s members.

The Association shall consist of three (3) classes of members. These shall be regular members, associate members, and honorary members. Regular members shall be those who are actively engaged in the management or supervision of a Maine cemetery. They shall have the right to vote, be eligible to hold office, and pay association dues. Applicants for this class membership must have a minimum of 6 months experience and must be sponsored by a regular member. Associate members shall be those who are engaged in an allied industry or profession. They shall pay association dues, but shall have no vote nor be eligible to hold office. Applicants for this class membership must also be sponsored by a regular member. Applications for regular or associate membership must be approved by the Membership Committee and shall be persons whom the Membership Committee deems worthy of this distinction. Honorary members shall have no vote and shall not be subject to dues.

Annual meeting will be held in the fall of the year and at these meetings sufficient time will be allocated to conduct the business of the Association; including election of officers, Secretary/Treasurers Report and any other business pertinent to the Association. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. Officers are to be elected by ballot at the annual meeting in the fall, and shall assume their duties at the close of the meeting; they are to serve for two (2) years. The officers and the two most recent Past Presidents and (3) Directors (for a 1 year, 2 year and 3 year terms) shall comprise the Executive Committee. This Committee shall be responsible for the general management of the Association.

A newsletter is to be published four times a year informing members of the results of elections, votes on policy, Executive Committee Meetings and any information pertinent to the membership. The President shall be held accountable for the production of this newsletter. The responsibility may be delegated by the President.

This constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of those voting members present at the annual business meeting; proposed amendments to be borne on the notice calling the meeting. Seven members shall constitute a quorum.

Amended October 2004.