ARTICLE l – NAME & PURPOSE
The 8th Kentucky Infantry C.S.A. & U.S. Living Historians, Inc & Civil War Re-enactors was formed to help educate the public by giving hands on experience in the life of the American civil war solider and his family of the 1800, s.To allow any and all who have a passion to teach, a chance to do so and be apart of history itself.
ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
This membership shall be open to anyone regardless of education, race, sex, religion, and is not closed to those who have made mistakes in their past. This is a group of educators and Reenactors and teachers who care about teaching the history of the American civil war.
Membership dues are due after the first 3 months of becoming a member of the 8th Kentucky. If you decide to continue with us your dues will be, for single membership $15.00 and family membership dues $25.00.
A family will be anyone living in the same household. The first three months will be a probationary period for both the member and the group to allow the new member to be certain they are willing to put forth the amount of time and the cost of doing events. And to allow the group to make sure the new member is of a good character and will fit into the group. The minimum age to carry a musket is 14.
(Some events require 16)
Membership in the first year of business shall be free to any and all who fill out a proper Membership Application and who shows a passion to teach or learn about the History of the American Civil War and the period of the 1800,s.
ARTICLE III - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
The date of the regular annual meeting shall be set by the Board of Directors who shall also set the time and place. The members shall also be informed of the meeting times and dates and shall be informed of such meetings within 14 days of the scheduled meeting. At least two members in good standing have to be present to constitute a quorum to hold a meeting. When the group obtains more members this can be changed by a vote of the current members by the board calling for a special meeting to do so.
Section 2: Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the president, the vice president, or a simple majority of the Board of Directors. A meeting will be called when a problem comes up that needs the attention of the members.
Section 3: Notice. Notice of each meeting shall be given to each voting member, by mail, e-mail or phone or in person, not less than 14 days before the meeting.
1. Open with a prayer
2. Salute to the confederate flag
3. Pledge to the U.S. flag
4. Playing of I am their Flag
5. Reading of the Minutes of the last meeting.
6. Events discussions and plans.
6. Reports of Committees.
4. Reports of Officers.
5. Old and Unfinished Business.
6. New business.
ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board will meet twice a year with the meetings being January and July of each year. The board members shall serve two years before new members need to be elected. Each board member will be elected by a voting of members who are present and in good standing. The board members shall remain in the current positions if there are no other members to be elected at the time of the board elections. If at the time of the elections there are less than 5 members there shall be a special written elections notice filed in the secretary’s notes of this instance.
A quorum must be attended by at least 2 board members for any votes to be accepted.
Notice. An official Board meeting requires that each Board member have written notice two weeks in advance. A public notice shall be placed in the local news paper for special board meetings.
SECTION 4 Elections
Election of Officers will be held ever December. This applies to Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. In the event that an elected Officer resigns, etc. Every member with rank will move up one step to fill the position. The company Field Staff will consist of elected officers and NCOs’ and the board members. The Corporations officers do not hold rank on the field.
ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES
The board may create committees for functions’ but the creation of committees is and will not be limited to the board members. The president and other officers have the ability to create such committees to carry out needed plans voted on by the members of the group. Committee members shall report their plans to the officers at the regular monthly meetings and shall keep the officers informed on any and all aspects of the directions of the committee.
ARTICLE Vl- Event Scheduling
The schedule will be voted on in the months of January, and February of each year. The schedule will be open to any and all new and old events through out the year. Events can be added and deleted from the groups schedule by a majority vote of all members. Each person in the group has a vote from the rank of captain on down in the matter of event scheduling. This also includes those who are Portraying Civilians and members 16 and older.
ARTICLE Vll Unit incurred cost of operations
Fees and other related incurred cost for events and functions for the group will come from company member’s donations, and or donations from other individuals or originations for the sol purpose of the event asked for. There will never be any funds used for personal profit of the members. Fund raising for incurred cost will be done according to Kentucky State and all federal laws and all collected funds will be used entirely for the event asked for unless other wise stated. We are a 501 c 3 non profit corporation and we will obey all federal and state guide lines as such. Registration fees for events and all personal items will be the responsibility of each member.
ARTICLE Vlll RECRUITING
If a person from another unit wants to join the 8th Kentucky they are more than welcome any one can belong to as many different reenacting groups as they wish.
ARTICLE lX WOMEN ON THE FIELD
Women who portray men on the field when at an event, where the event does not allow women, and when with a division who do not allow women can not take the field as a solider.
ARTICLE X COMPANY RULES AND GUIDE LINES
Using illegal drugs is prohibited at any time. Prescription drugs should however, be carried in its issued container (for proper dosage) these modern containers should be carried in the haversack hidden out of sight.
d. Reasons for dismissal
e. Rank Structure
This will be a working guide line as the unit grows the rank will be voted on at the first yearly meeting in December of each year. As the need of structured rank becomes available the members shall chose the officers in voting. A working structure of Field Officers and N.C.O,S will be any member in good standing who has attended no less than 4 events per Calendar year, not including monthly meetings and drilling. If for any reason a member fails to attend the minimum number of events per year he or she will loose the currant rank they hold. If you attend an event that your unit is at and you do not Registered at an event as an 8th Ky Member, and or do not take the filed as a member this will not be counted as one of the Minimum required events for that calendar year.
ARTICLE Xl – AMENDMENTS
These Bylaws may be amended when necessary by a two-thirds majority of the members. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Secretary to be sent out with regular member announcements. If a vote is called for the board members and president shall see that all members who are present are furnished with a copy of the current bylaws.
ARTICLE Xll Ownership of Corporation
for the Battle of
Historic Farmington House Plantation
Staples Office supply co.
3058 Bardstown Road
Louisville ky 40205
Kingsleys Meat Company
2701 Taylorsville Road
Louisville KY 40205
RITE AID PHARMACY
3036 Bardstown Road
Louisville KY. 40205
1250 BARDSTOWN ROAD
LOUISVILLE KY 40204
Reading of the profitt letters done by jimmie andrew jackson
video made in Febuary of 2015
louisville libries presentation on march 14th 2015
Link to you tube movie of the presentation part 1
You tube link to part two
History live it or lose it, always remember the past was someone present.
Their Gift To You, Your Gift To Your Children