Article I: NAME
The name of the association shall be the Early Slavic Studies Association (Hereinafter referred to as "the Association."
Article II: PURPOSE
The Early Slavic Studies Association is a scholarly, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering closer worldwide communication among scholars interested in pre-eighteenth century Slavic studies; and to promoting the dissemination of scholarly information on early Slavic studies through the organization of meetings and conferences and through the Association's newsletter.
Article III: MEMBERS
Membership in the Association shall be open to all persons having substantial interest in any aspect of scholarship dealing with pre-eighteenth century Slavdom. Members who have paid their annual dues are regular members and are eligible to vote.
Par. I: ANNUAL DUES
The annual membership dues shall be such sum as may be fixed by the Executive Council and approved by the membership.
Article IV: MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
Time and place of the Association's meetings and conferences shall be chosen by the Executive Council. There shall be at least one general meeting per year.
Article V: OFFICERS
The officers of the Association shall be a President, Vice-President/President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor, elected by the members. Additional honorary officers may be elected by the membership.
Article VI: EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The property of the Association shall be managed and its business conducted by the Executive Council consisting of the four officers.
Par. I:ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNCIL
The Association's business shall be formally transacted by correspondence between the Executive Council and the members of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer of the Association shall be responsible for communication with the membership. All actions taken by the Executive Council shall be duly reported to the membership. A petition shall require the decision to be brought to a vote by the members.
Par. II:ANNUAL BUDGET
The Secretary-Treasurer shall be required to present an annual budget for the approval of the Executive Council.
Article VII: ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS
Members elect the officers from among members who have contributed to early Slavic Studies through published research. The officers shall be elected for a term of two years. Successive two-year terms may be provided. The election shall be held at the annual business meeting or by mail ballot.
Article VIII: PUBLICATIONS
In addition to the newsletter, to be published at least two times a year, there may be occasional published papers.
Article IX: AMENDMENTS
Subject to subsequent ratification by two-thirds of those members voting in a mail ballot, the constitution can be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership by mail ballot.
Article X: DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution of the Association, any assets remaining after paying or making provision for the payment of all liabilities of the Association shall be disposed of exclusively for the purpose of the Association to such organization(s) organized and operated exclusively for scientific or educational purposes.