a. To educate the members of the association and the public at large about the history and heritage of Grayson County, Virginia and adjacent areas.
b. To collect and preserve historical data, cultural information, physical and real property associated with the history and people of Grayson County. This data or property may include published books, sound recordings, written manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, personal property and real property.
Acquisition may be through loan, gift or purchase. Purchase of materials shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
c. To promote research into the archeology, architecture, arts, crafts, genealogy, history, and music of the area. The Foundation may publish findings in the form of books, newsletters, lectures, or electronic formats which may exist or may come into existence in the future.
d. The Foundation shall assist in the preservation of historic sites, structures, monuments, or other materials of historic, aesthetic, artistic, or architectural value.
e. The Foundation shall discourage the destruction or alteration of physical objects of historical value until a thorough study of the object has been made.
f. The Foundation may as resources permit, provide a place to study, display and preserve records and physical objects associated with the history of Grayson County, Virginia.
g. The Foundation shall cooperate with other people, organizations, or governments in these purposes
h. The Foundation may seek grants of funds or cooperative agreements with individuals, other organizations or governmental bodies to pursue these goals.
b. Charter members of the Foundation shall be those who have paid dues on or before December 31, 2007. The secretary shall record and preserve this list of members.
c. Membership – Active members are those who have paid their current annual dues.i. Dues may be modified annually by the board of directors if warranted.
ii. Donations. Donations of monies to the Foundation above and beyond prescribed dues shall be acknowledged by receipt from the treasurer.
This shall also be the time for election of members of the board of directors. The place of this meeting shall be determined by the Chair person of the Board of Trustees and shall be within the physical bounds of Grayson County, Virginia. Notice of this meeting and ballots for members of the board of directors shall be sent at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Ballots should be returned in sufficient time to reach the secretary 5 (five) days prior to the meeting, and they shall be opened and counted at the meeting.
A chair, who shall preside at meetings unless providentially hindered.
A vice chair, who shall preside in case the chair is unable to do so.
A treasurer who shall be responsible for the financial concerns of the Foundation. The treasurer shall also be responsible for filing appropriate reports and documents necessary to maintain the Foundations non-profit status.
A secretary, who shall take minutes of the meetings, maintain lists of members, and other correspondence of the Foundation.
Article VII – Political Activities
The Foundation shall not participate in political activities at any level, nor shall the Foundation endorse any candidate for any elective office.
By-Laws as modified and approved by ballot in July 2010