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Charters, Bylaws & Standing Rules
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According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, "The Corporate Charter is a legal instrument which sets forth the name and object of the society and whatever other information is needed for incorporating the society under the laws of the particular state . . . In an incorporated organization, the corporate charter supersedes all its other rules, none of which can legally contain anything in conflict with the charter. Nothing in the charter can be suspended by the organization itself unless the charter so provides . . . A corporate charter generally should contain only what is necessary . . . to establish the desired status of the organization under law -- leaving as much as possible to the bylaws or to lower-ranking rules . . ."
The Certificate of Incorporation of Kempsville Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated was signed on July 30th, 1951 following a public meeting at the Yoder Dairy building in the village of Kempsville in Princess Anne County, Virginia. This document is now of historical interest only.
The Articles of Incorporation of Kempsville Rescue Squad Inc., signed on January 10th, 1967, established a second corporation that immediately assumed a partnership role with Kempsville Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated. The partnership relationship persisted until July 1st, 1997, when Kempsville Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated was merged into Kempsville Rescue Squad Inc.
The charter derives its authority from the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act of the Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Note that our chartered name is Kempsville Rescue Squad Inc. We are also registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to do business under the following names:
The current bylaws are now maintained here.
The bylaws derive their authority from the current charter.
According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, "Standing rules. . .are rules (1) which are related to the details of the administration of a society rather than to parlaimentary procedure, and (2) which can be adopted or changed upon the same conditions as any ordinary act of the society. . .A standing rule can be adopted by a majority vote at any business meeting without previous notice. Although such a rule remains in effect until rescinded or amended, it does not bind future sessions if a majority desires to suspend it temporarily for the duration of a particular session."
KVRS did not start taking advantage of the standing rule mechanism until after the merger of July 1997. The standing rules that we currently have in effect are as follows:
The standing rules derive their authority from the bylaws, which incorporate by reference Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised.
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