Article I: Name
The name of this corporation shall be Pine Island Area Historical Society, Inc. and its headquarters shall be 314 North Main Street, Pine Island, MN 55963, within Goodhue County; mailing address shall be Post Office Box 165, Pine Island, MN 55963.
Article II: Mission
The mission of the society shall be the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Pine Island, Minnesota area and to relate that history to that of the State of Minnesota. More particularly its objectives shall be: To locate and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the Pine Island, Minnesota area; to disseminate historical information to interested persons, groups, and institutions and to arouse interest in history; and to accomplish these goals through the establishment of clearly defined collection, conservation, and interpretation policies.
Article III: Membership
Article IV: Government
Article V: Board of Directors
Article VI: Duties of Officers
Article VII: Meetings
Article VIII: Committees And Boards
Article IX: Disposition Of Collections
Article X: Indemnification Of Officers And Directors
Article XI: Affiliation With the State Society
The society shall be enrolled as an individual member of the Minnesota Historical Society, paying the established dues one year in advance, and as such it shall, whenever feasible, send a delegate to represent it at the meetings of the state society. An annual report shall be sent to the Minnesota Historical Society in which the activities of the society are reviewed, this report can be the same as that made to the membership at the annual meeting.
Article XII: Amendment
Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed in writing and filed with the secretary by any three members. The secretary shall notify all members in writing of the proposed amendments, and they may be adopted by a two-third vote of the members present at the annual meeting if a quorum is present and provided two weeks have elapsed since the sending of the notice
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