April 18, 1999 and December 15,
The name of the society shall be
The George Sand Association.
Article II. Purpose.
The purpose of the society shall
be to coordinate and encourage research
and scholarship on George Sand through
conferences and the publication
an annual journal and an electronic
mailing list/newsletter, and website.
Article III. Membership.
Regular members are those who pay
annual dues; they are free to participate
in all the society's activities.
They shall receive the annual publication,
George Sand Studies, a refereed
journal registered with the CELJ,
as well as any additional mailings,
and have access to the electronic
mailing list/newsletter, as well
as all areas of the web site. There
shall be Honorary Members, those
persons selected by the Editorial
Board (though nominations will be
accepted from the whole membership)
and deemed to have promoted the
reputation of George Sand. Students
are also encouraged to join, with
reduced dues; the same reduced membership
fee will apply to retirees (see
below, Article V).
Article IV. Organization.
A President,Vice-President and a
Treasurer will be elected by the
membership, for a three-year term,
to take care of all aspects of communication
with the members and the MLA. These
officers and the Editorial Board
of George Sand Studies shall constitute
the Executive Committee, responsible
for policies and policy changes
of the association. The Co-Editors-
in-Chief of George Sand Studies
will chair the Editorial Board to
make policy decisions concerning
the journal, as well as serving
as managing editors. A special Guest
Editor may be chosen by the Editorial
Board for issues of George Sand
Studies; the Guest Editor shall
be responsible for the selection
of articles and production of issue(s).
General meetings of The George Sand
Association shall be held annually
at the MLA Convention; additional
meetings will be held at Sand conferences.
The purpose of the annual meeting
shall be to discuss plans for future
conferences, MLA panel topics, and
other items of interest that may
arise. Outside the agenda established
by the Executive Committee, there
shall always be a time reserved
for new business. Any item for vote
shall pass with a majority of those
Article V. Dues.
The dues schedule shall be fixed
by the Executive Committee. Any
change in that schedule is subject
to discussion and a vote by the
Committee. The dues structure will
be printed on the membership application.
Article VI. Use
Funds belong to The George Sand
Association, and shall be used to
produce George Sand Studies and
to communicate with the membership.
Modest sums may be granted to encourage
the organization of a conference
devoted to George Sand or the publication
of proceedings; the foregoing is
not, however, to be seen as automatic.
The Executive Committee shall have
full power to decide how to allocate
Article VII. Amendments
to the Bylaws.
Amendments to the bylaws shall be
proposed to the full membership
of the society. These proposals
shall be voted on at the annual
meeting, or by mail, following their
publication. A vote of two-thirds
of those present shall be required
to adopt an amendment.