INDIAN CREEK CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
First Meeting of Board of Directors
November 5, 1981
The first meeting of the Board of Directors of Indian Creek Cemetery
Association of Comanche County, Texas, was held at Comanche County
Courthouse in Comanche, Texas, on the 5th day of
November, 1981, at 3:00 o'clock p.m.,
pursuant to notice of such meeting duly and legally given personally to each
member of the Board of Directors, fixing the time and place of the meeting.
The following directors were present at the meeting:
L.B. Bowman, Aubrey Jones, Brady York, Bonnie Biggs,
Rena Burdette, Gale York, Lloyd Coker.
being all of the directors of the Association. L.B. Bowman
was requested to act as Chairman in this first organizational meeting.
The Chairman then announced that nominations were in order for the office of
president of the Board of Directors. There upon, L.B. Bowman
was duly nominated and motion was made and seconded and unanimously carried that
further nominations cease and that L.B. Bowman
be elected president by acclamation. L.B. Bowman was
then declared to be the duly elected president of Indian Creek Cemetery
Association Board of Directors. The Chair then declared that nominations
were in order for the office of vice-president. Aubrey Jones
was duly nominated for the office of vice-president. Motion was made,
seconded and upon vote unanimously carried that further nominations cease and
that the said Aubrey Jones be elected vice-president
by acclamation. The Chair then declared the said Aubrey Jones
to be duly elected vice-president of Indian Creek Cemetery Association of
Comanche County Board of Directors. Motion was then made that the offices
of secretary and treasurer be combined into one office, which motion was duly
seconded and upon being put to a vote unanimously carried. The Chair then
declared that the offices of secretary and treasurer of the Association were so
combined in the one office of secretary-treasurer. Gale York
was then nominated for the office of secretary-treasurer. Motion was then
made, seconded and upon vote was unanimously carried that further nominations
cease and that Gale York be elected by acclamation.
The Chair then declared Gale York the duly elected
The next order of business was the drafting and adopting of Bylaws for the
regulations of affairs on Indian Creek Cemetery Association of Comanche County.
After discussion, the following Bylaws were read and studied section by section
and upon motion duly made and seconded said Bylaws were unanimously adopted as
the Bylaws of the Association which said Bylaws are as follows:
The president of the Association shall preside at all members'
and directors' meetings. He may call special meetings of the members or
directors and direct the secretary to give written notice of any special
members' meetings fifteen days in advance by mail and of any special directors'
meetings three days in advance by mail. The president shall perform all
other duties that usually pertain to the office or which may be delegated to him
by the Board of Directors.
The vice-president shall, in case of the absence or disability
of the president, perform the duties of the president.
The secretary-treasurer shall keep the records and books of
account of the Association and keep minutes of all members' and directors'
meetings. He shall have custody of all the moneys and securities of the
Association and keep regular books on the finances. All moneys of the
Association shall be deposited by him in such depository or depositories as
shall be selected by the Board of Directors. He shall have authority to
sign checks of the Association and shall perform all other duties that are
delegated to him by the Board of Directors.
Any person who is an adult having relatives buried in Indian
Creek Cemetery of Comanche County shall be a member of Indian Creek Cemetery
Association of Comanche County. The secretary of the Association shall
compile a list of members names and addresses and have same available for
There shall be an annual meeting of the members of Indian Creek
Cemetery Association of Comanche County held each year on the
first Sunday in June . The secretary shall mail or cause to
be mailed to each person known to be a member of the Indian Creek Cemetery
Association of Comanche County a notice at least fifteen days in advance of such
meeting. The president shall preside at the business meeting held by
the members and the secretary shall act as secretary thereof. At the
annual meeting held in the year 1982 , directors of
the Indian Creek Cemetery Association of Comanche County shall be elected for a
term of one year and election shall be had by members to fill the offices of the
seven directors of the Association each year thereafter. An attendance of
twenty - five in
number of the members of the Indian Creek Cemetery Association of Comanche
County shall be necessary for there to be a quorum for the transaction of
business of the Association at the annual meeting.
After the annual members meeting each year of the Indian Creek
Cemetery Association of Comanche County, the directors shall hold a business
meeting and take up such matters as may be in order and report of the financial
condition and any other pertinent matters shall be made by the president and
The Board of Directors of Indian Creek Cemetery Association of
Comanche County provide "The purpose or purposes for which the association is
organized is to provide perpetual care and to preserve and beautify the grounds
of Indian Creek Cemetery Association of Comanche County, Texas; and to this end
and purpose to accept contributions and donations; and to invest in Federal and
State Municipal securities and in savings accounts of saving associations or
banks, such funds so donated and contributed and to expend the income there from
for the purposes stated. Should funds be contributed with the request that
they be directly expended on said cemetery without being confined to the income
there from in such expenditure, then any such funds may be so used by the
corporation". Funds contributed with the stipulation that they be directly
expended shall be placed in the regular operating fund and be so expended.
The Board of Directors shall in all things endeavor to interest members in
contributing work as well as money to the upkeep of Indian Creek Cemetery
Association of Comanche County.
Should Indian Creek Cemetery Association of Comanche County ever
have occasion to sell, lease or convey any real estate owned by the Association
such action shall not be taken unless authorized by the Board of Directors at a
regular meeting and any such lease, conveyance, mortgage or bill of sale of real
or personal property shall not be valid unless signed by the president or
vice-president and attested by the secretary of the Association.
The Association shall not have a seal.
The next matter of business to come before the meeting related
to the application on behalf of the Indian Creek Cemetery Association of
Comanche County of exemption from Federal Income Tax and the exemption or
classification of the Association as being one to which gifts and donations can
be made and credit and exemption given therefore under the Federal Income Tax
Laws, Federal Estate Tax Laws and Gift Tax Laws. Motion was duly made,
seconded and unanimously carried that _____________________________________
take the necessary action to obtain these exemptions under the Federal Tax Laws.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Above minutes approved:
L.B. BOWMAN, President
GALE YORK, Secretary
AUBREY R. JONES, Director
BRADY YORK, Director
RENA BURDETTE, Director
BONNIE BIGGS, Director
LLOYD COKER, Director