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CONSTITUTION
of
THE BALTIMORE CAMERA CLUB, INC.

July 19, 2011



ARTICLE 1
Name
This organization shall be known as the Baltimore Camera Club, Inc.

ARTICLE 2
Headquarters
The Club shall retain the Charter, equipment and property of the Baltimore Camera Club (formerly referred to as the Photographic Club of Baltimore City) and shall meet within metropolitan Baltimore.

ARTICLE 3
Objects
The object of the Club shall be; the promotion of the art and sciences of Photography in all its branches, through the association of its members for study and education in matters relating to photography; for photographic exhibitions and contests, and for any purpose which will promote greater interest and betterment in the knowledge and practice of photography.


ARTICLE 4
Membership
Any person who supports the objectives of the Club as stated in Article 3 and is of good moral character may apply for membership as provided for in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 5
Officers
The Officers of the Club shall be the President, Vice President Programs, Vice President Contests, the Secretary and the Treasurer.

ARTICLE 6
Directors
The Board of Directors will be composed of the officers, the immediate Past-President and three active members of the Club (referred to as members at large) and shall function in accordance with the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 7
Election
The Officers and Directors shall be elected annually in June, and take office officially on August 1 for a period of one year or until their successors qualify. Elections shall be held as specified in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 8
Vacancies
In the event of absence, resignation, incapacitation, death or removal of the President, the First Vice-President of Programs shall move up one office and the Directors shall, by majority vote, fill the vacancy. Officers or Directors elected by the Board shall be for the unexpired term only.

ARTICLE 9
Meetings
Meetings of the Club shall be held weekly during the active year and bi-weekly during the summer season as provided for in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 10
Committees
The Club shall have the following standing committees who shall function in accordance with the Bylaws:
Programs, the chairman of which shall be First Vice-President
Contests, the Chairman of which shall be Second Vice-President
The President shall appoint such special committees such as mentor, new member, and house as may be necessary to conduct the affairs of the Club as provided for in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE 11
Amendments
This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Club. The proposed amendment proposed by the Board, Shall be read and shall then be open for discussion for a period of 30 days after the reading. In addition, a copy or e-mail of the proposed amendment shall be distributed to each member in good standing within ten days of the reading and the date must be set forth as to the final vote. A two-thirds vote of approval by the members in good standing present at the meeting and voting shall be necessary to adopt the amendment.

ARTICLE 12
Quorum
One-third of the membership in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

ARTICLE 13
School
This Club will hereafter sponsor and perpetuate a school of photography open to the general public to be historically known as "THE EDWARD L. BAFFORD SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY." This camera school is to continue as an annual function.