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As Amended September 8, 2014

At the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Business Meeting


Organization Name and Location

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be “Delta Golden Wings, Inc.”

Section 2. The home of this organization shall be that of the principle officer or as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.


Organization Purpose

Section 1. The purpose of Delta Golden Wings, Inc. is to maintain and continue close friendships and association of the members and to promote their general welfare.


Membership and Dues

Section 1. Regular Members shall be limited to pilots who are flying for Delta Air Lines, Inc. or to pilots who have flown for Delta Air Lines, Inc. or any company which has been merged into Delta Air Lines, Inc. and who has reached the age of fifty (50).  The membership shall also be limited to spouses of active members of Delta Golden Wings, Inc. and to surviving spouses of eligible Delta pilotsThe surviving spouses must not have remarried.

Section 2. In addition to regular members, there shall be: Honorary Members.  Award of such membership shall be by a majority vote of the members present at the annual reunion business meeting.

Section 3. Regular members shall pay the annual dues of $40 and this amount shall include the members’ spouse.  Widows, as referred to in Section 1 above, shall pay annual dues of $20.  Honorary members have no dues requirement.

Section 4. Dues are payable on or before of January 31st of each year and must be paid no later than the last day of February to have one’s name printed on the active member roster.  The period between those two dates is a grace period.  Should dues not be received by the last day in February, the treasurer and/or membership chairman may send out a reminder to past members that have not paid current dues.

Section 5. The voting body at the business meeting shall consist of members whose dues have been paid and are current.


Officers and Their Duties

Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be a president, vice-president, membership chairman, secretary and treasurer.  The officers and immediate past president shall constitute the Board of Directors.  These officers will pay their own personal expenses at the annual reunion but shall be reimbursed any submitted charges related to the performance of their respective duty(ies) during the time period of which they serve. 

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall have the power to transact the general business of the organization and shall arrange and control the current affairs.   

Section 3.  The President shall exercise supervision over all affairs of the organization and call and preside over each meeting.  He shall also be responsible for the editing and publishing of a newsletter and/or magazine for such time period as voted upon by the Board of Directors.  He will be responsible for signing all checks along with the treasurer.

Section 4. The vice-president shall execute such duties as are assigned to him by the president.

Section 5. The secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings called by the president and shall execute other duties as are assigned to him by the president.

Section 6. The treasurer shall handle the financial affairs of the organization, submit a financial report at each annual reunion and advise the Executive Board on transactions that occur at least every quarter. The President and Treasurer shall jointly authorize all expenditures needed for operations. 

 The treasurer shall maintain a current roster of members, listing of dues that have been paid, and the primary address, phone number(s) and the email address along with any other information he deems pertinent to each currently paid-up member.  He shall also execute such other duties as are assigned to him by the President.

Section 7. The membership chairman shall adopt methods of recruiting new members and take any action necessary to maintain current members.  He shall execute other duties as are assigned to him by the president.

Section 8. All contracts entered into by the organization (Delta Golden Wings, Inc.) shall be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and signed by the president and another Board member.

Section 9. The Board of Directors shall have the responsibility annually to appoint/reappoint a historian, a newsletter/magazine editor and a webmaster (website manager).  That should normally be accomplished at the annual reunion business meeting.  Should a vacancy exist in any of these positions during the following year, the president along with other members of the Board of Directors will seek a replacement to fulfill the respective appointed position until the next annual reunion business meeting.


Election of Officers

Section 1. All candidates for office shall be nominated and elected as provided for in this Article.

Section 2. The nominating committee shall be a standing committee appointed by the president and approved by the Board of Directors.  It shall be comprised of a chairman and two members.  The terms of the initial members will be of staggered terms of one, two and three years.  After the service of the initial members, each member shall serve on the committee for three years.  It will be the duty of the nominating committee to recommend to the president a replacement for each outgoing member of the committee. The chairman will be selected by the president in agreement by such member asked to chair the committee.  The duty of the nominating committee is to select candidates for office whenever a vacancy is due.  Each candidate shall be presented by the nominating committee chairman at the reunion business meeting.  Candidates for office other than those nominated by the committee may be nominated from the floor by individual members.  Nominations will not be considered without the consent of the nominee.

Section 3. Election of the officer(s) presented shall be by a show of hands and a majority voting shall rule.  In extenuating circumstances, written ballots may be used to elect one or more officer positions.

Section 4. The president, vice-president, membership chairman, secretary and treasurer positions shall be occupied by either active/retired members who have reached the age of fifty-five.

Section 5. Officers will hold office until replaced or re-elected at the annual reunion business meeting.  Shall the president by unable to serve during his term of office, he shall be replaced by the vice-president until a newly elected president is elected at the next annual reunion.  Should another officer be unable to serve during his term, he shall be replaced by a vote of the Board of Directors until a new officer is selected for that position at the next annual reunion.  Duration of each officer position is as follows:

President, 1 year; Vice-President, 1  year; Membership Chairman, 1 year; Secretary, 2 years and Treasurer, 3 years. 

Section 6. Newly elected officers at each annual reunion shall assume their duties as of the first day of the New Year so as to have officers serving their respective terms of office during a full calendar year.



Section 1. The organization shall hold an annual reunion at a place voted on by attendees at earlier reunions by a majority vote.  The date of such reunion will be decided on by the president after consideration of  by the Board of Directors of favorable travel time, availability of flights to/from the reunion city and consideration of hotel availability and overall cost of activities.  In extenuating circumstances (last minute problems that might arise at a given location), the Board of Directors will make a final decision as to the location of that reunion.  Members may bring one or more guests to a reunon should the space be available and proper registration cost  payment is made in advance for either a full or reduced-participation for scheduled activities.


Amendments to By-Laws

Section 1. These By-Laws may be amended only at a the annual business meeting by a 2/3 vote of active members in attendance.

Section 2. All scheduled reunion attendees shall receive a copy of suggested revisions to these By-laws a minimum of 30 days prior to the beginning of such reunion and these shall be sent either by U.S. mail or via members e-mail.