ARTICLE I - NameThe name of this organization shall be "Norfolk Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution", herein "Chapter". ## ARTICLE II - Purposes The purposes of this Chapter are declared to be patriotic, historical and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the War of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people and to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants. ## ARTICLE III - Membership Membership shall be open to members in good standing with the National Society and Virginia Society and whose dues are current. The fiscal year shall coincide with the calendar year. ## ARTICLE IV - Elected Positions *Section 1.* The officers of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice President, a Chancellor, a Secretary and a Treasurer. They shall be members in good standing and elected at any assembly of the General Membership prior to the Annual Meeting of the Chapter, to serve for one year or until their successors are duly designated and shall take office following their installation during the Annual Meeting.
Section 2. A Registrar, an Historian and a Chaplain shall be elected concurrent with the officers. 2
ARTICLE V - Board of Managers*Section 1.* The Board of Managers shall consist of the elected positions in Article IV and the most recently retired past president holding membership in the Chapter. The Board shall take office immediately following the installation of officers at the Annual Meeting. It shall have power to fill vacancies in its body and any vacant elective office in this Chapter, unless otherwise provided for, and to manage the affairs of the Chapter.
Section 2. The Board of Managers shall adopt an annual budget at the outset (first quarter) of its term of office and propose a budget (in December) for the following year, subject to revision and adoption by that year’s Board of Managers. The Board shall adopt a budget for the subsequent year and establish written policies for all financials.
Section 3. The Board of Managers shall decide whether to accept designated funds and gifts, and ensure the purpose fits the intent of the giver and the overall purpose and goals of the Sons of the American Revolution. In so doing, the Board of Managers shall establish policies for the use of the funds.