114th Aviation Company
"Knights of the Air"

Vietnam 1963 - 1972




The 114th Aviation Company Association

Constitution and Bylaws Constitution

 

Article I - Name  

This association shall be known as "The 114th Aviation Company Association". It is an organization for all past, present and future members of the 114th Aviation Company (also, at different points in history, designated the 114th Air Mobile Company, The 114th Aviation Company (Air Mobile Light) and 114th Assault Helicopter Company), and members of units historically attached to the 114th Aviation Company. Future reference to the 114th Aviation Company is meant to include all units that were historically attached to the 114th Aviation Company.

Article II - Objectives  

The 114th Aviation Company Association is dedicated to the following objectives:  

A. To renew and preserve the camaraderie and esprit de corps among members of the 114th Aviation Company Association.  

B. To foster, reinforce and perpetuate love of country, respect for the flag of the United States of America, and a strong sense of patriotism.  

C. To locate all current and former members of the 114th Aviation Company and attached units.  

D. To encourage all current and former members of the 114th Aviation Company and attached units to become affiliated with the Association.  

E. To gather data and material of an historical nature to compile and publish an accurate and detailed history of the 114th Aviation Company.  

Article III - Operation  

A. The 114th Aviation Company Association will operate on a calendar year basis.  

B. The 114th Aviation Company Association will operate as a non-profit organization.  

C. A Bi-annual audit will be conducted by a recognized financial agency selected by the Executive Council. This financial oversight may be performed by a recognized financial agency, accountant (either paid or pro bono), or informally by an Association member(s) who is/are not members(s) of the Executive Council.  

D. In the event of dissolution of this corporation, all assets shall be liquidated and all financial obligations of the corporation shall be paid. Memorabilia, historical records, photos and other documents belonging to the Association shall be donated to a non profit organization or organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and legacy of the 114th Aviation Company.

Article IV - Reunions

A. Reunions will be held every other year commencing in 1991.

B. Reunions will be held at a time and place to be determined by the Executive Council. Time and place will be influenced by informal polling of the Association membership.

Article V - Membership  

A. Membership is open to all past, present and future members of the 114th Aviation Company and members of units historically attached to the 114th Aviation Company; to surviving family members of KIA/Deceased personnel; and to certain other persons/organizations described below under the Associate classification; however membership shall be limited to the membership classification to which such person/organization qualifies.  

B. Membership classifications are General, Active, Honorary, Associate, and Life; and are described as follows:

General: Any former, present, or future member of the 114th Aviation Company and members of units historically attached to the 114th Aviation Company automatically become General members by virtue of that assignment.

Active: Active membership will be conferred upon a General member who pays a specific amount of dues annually, as directed and approved by the Executive Council.

Life: Life membership will be made available to a General member who pays a one-time Life Membership fee established and approved by the Executive Council.

The following categories of membership shall comprise the 114th Aviation Company Association Auxiliary

Honorary: A lifetime Honorary membership will be bestowed upon the surviving spouse, the surviving children, or the parents of KIA or Deceased members. Other Honorary membership may be awarded to other distinguished persons and must be voted upon by the Executive Council. Honorary members do not pay dues.

Associate: Associate membership will be made available to "a person or organization not actually assigned to the 1l4th Aviation Company, but having a deep and lasting association and/or interest in the unit", and who pays a specific annual fee as directed and approved by the Executive Council. 

Article VI - Organization

A. Officers of the 114th Aviation Company Association will be as follows:

1. National Director.

2. Deputy National Director.

3. Two (2) Members at Large.

4. Secretary.

5. Treasurer.

B. The Executive Council shall consist of

1. National Director.

2. Deputy National Director.

3. Two (2) Members at Large.

4. Secretary.

5. Treasurer.

C.  Holding office or other positions of influence and trust is limited to eligible Active and Life Members as defined in Article V above.

D. Responsibility and authority of the Executive Council:

1. The Executive Council shall be the governing body of the 114th Aviation Company Association. It shall be responsible for management of the affairs of the Association including funds, programs, and regulations. It shall have the authority to approve budgets, authorize expenditures, and approve meeting sites and program arrangements.

2. A majority of the Executive Council shall prevail in all matters pertaining to the Association.

3. In addition to business conducted at the Reunion, unusual and pressing business may be conducted by the Executive Council at other times by mail or by conference calling.

4. The Executive Council may designate authority and functions to specific members of the Association

5. The Executive Council shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws.

E. Committees:

1. The 114th Aviation Company Association will have the following standing committees, with duties and responsibilities as outlined in job descriptions approved by the Executive Council:  

a. Membership.

b. Historical.

c. Reunion.

d. Nominating.

2. Vacancies for Committee Chairperson will be filled by appointment by the National Director.

3. All appointments to Committee Chairperson are subject to ratification by the Executive Council.

Article VII - Voting

A. Only Active and Life members are eligible to vote.

B. Attending members who are eligible to vote will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the 114th Aviation Company Association business meetings.

Article VIII - Constitution And By Laws Amendments

The Constitution and By Laws may be amended by the following procedure:

A. Proposed amendments will be submitted in writing to an Association officer not later than the first day of the reunion or special session.

B. The adoption of the Amendment(s) at the business meeting of the 114th Aviation Company Association will be by two-thirds majority of the members voting and present at the business session.

C.  The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the by-laws or the special rules of order of this Association.

Article IX – Chapters

Local chapters are encouraged and may be formed upon approval of the Executive Council. Chapters may have such officers, organization and meetings as they determine; not in conflict with the Constitution and By-

Laws of the 114th Aviation Company Association. Chapters must comply with the Tax Exempt Rules under which the parent Association is determined to be exempt. Each chapter, at inception and on each anniversary thereafter, will furnish the Executive Council the names of its' officers, and the nature of activities planned.  Search for former members, conducted in coordination with the Regional Director and National Membership Committee, should be a high priority in chapter activities.

 

BYLAWS

Chapter I – Members

1. Honorary memberships will be conferred by the Executive Council for life.

Chapter 2 - Termination of Membership

1. Members of any classification, including elected and appointed off­icials, may be terminated for cause or conduct contrary to 114th Aviation Company Association standards and best interest. Such termination will be accomplished by the Executive Council.

2. Active membership will be suspended for non-payment of dues and the member will revert to General membership status.  

Chapter 3 - Election of Officers  

1. Only Active and Life members will be eligible to hold elective office.  

2. Officers of the 114th Aviation Company Association will serve for a term of two (2) years.  

3. Members at Large will be limited to a maximum of four (4) years.  

4. The Nominating Committee will develop a slate of candidates who are willing and able to serve as Officers of the 114th Aviation Company Association. A list of nominees will be presented to the membership during Reunion registration. Additional candidates may not be nominated by the membership during the election.  

5. Officers of the 114th Aviation Company Association will be elected during the Reunion business session and will be installed to that office at the close of the Reunion.  

6. The election of Officers will be by ballot. Should there be only one candidate for office, the ballot requirement may be waived.  

Chapter 4 - Succession to Office  

1. Should the National Director resign, become incapacitated or otherwise be unable to serve, the Deputy National Director shall succeed him for the remainder of the term. Election for the National Director position will be held at the next reunion. The position of Deputy National Director will remain vacant until the next election.  

2. Should the Deputy National Director resign, become incapacitated or otherwise be unable to serve, the position of Deputy National Director will remain vacant until the next election.  

3. Should both the National Director and the Deputy National Director be unable to serve, the Senior Member at Large will assume the duties of National Director. The post of Deputy National Director will remain vacant and a new National Director and Deputy National Director will be elected at the next Reunion.  

4. Should the Senior Member at Large be unable to serve, the Junior Member at Large will become the Senior Member for the remainder of the term. The National Director will appoint a Junior Member at Large subject to ratification by the Executive Council.  

5. Should the Secretary be unable to serve, the National Director will appoint a new Secretary for the remainder of the term, subject to ratification of the Executive Council.  

Chapter 5 - Duties of Officers  

1. The National Director will preside at the business meetings of the 114th Aviation Company Association Reunion and at all Executive Council meetings.  

2.  The National Director will appoint or remove Committee Chairpersons, subject to ratification of the Executive Council.  

3. The duties of the Officers will be those which are customary for such offices, and such other functions as may be prescribed by the Constitution and By Laws of the 114th Aviation Company Association, the Executive Council and written job descriptions.  

Chapter 6 - Treasurer  

1. The Treasurer will be appointed by the National Director and ratified by the Executive Council.  

2. Once appointed, the Treasurer will serve in that capacity for an unspecified period of time.  

3. The Treasurer will sign checks for debts legally incurred by the 114th Aviation Company Association, and will perform other duties customary for the office.




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