CONSTITUTION
Revision: A, Date: 4/30/03

ARTICLE I
NAME & STATUS

The name of this Chapter shall be the McKinney Chapter #63, Texas Society of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. The Chapter is a non-profit organization and derives its status from Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code granting such status to the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and its subordinate elements. The National Society is a corporation created by special act of the Congress of the United States in 1906, and amended in 1925 and in 1961.

ARTICLE II
OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this Society are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of those patriots who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people; to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants; to inspire them and the community-at-large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks; to mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropriate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution of our country and the injunctions of Washington in his farewell address to the American people.

ARTICLE III
OFFICERS

The officers of this Chapter shall be a president, one or more vice-presidents, a secretary, treasurer, chaplain, registrar, historian and sergeant-at-arms. These officers, together with the immediate past president, or an alternate, shall constitute the Executive Board of this Chapter.

ARTICLE IV
MEMBERSHIP

Any male meeting the membership criteria of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution can become a member of the McKinney Chapter, Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, however they are not a full voting member until they reach the age of eighteen.

ARTICLE V
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1. The Executive Board shall formulate and carry out plans for promoting the purposes and growth of the Chapter and will generally superintend its interests. They shall execute such other duties as may be assigned them at any meetings of this Chapter. Section 2. The Executive Board shall review all applications of candidates for membership and make appropriate recommendations to the Chapter membership for its approval.

ARTICLE VI
ANNUAL MEETING

The Chapter shall hold an Annual Meeting as set by the bylaws of the chapter at which installations shall be conducted.

ARTICLE VII
AMENDMENTS

This Constitution of the chapter may be amended at any meeting of the Chapter by a two-thirds vote of the members present, provided that notice of such intended amendment be given at the previous regular scheduled meeting and said notice is published in the preceding monthly newsletter.