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Proceedings of the Convention of the Equal Rights and Educational Association of Georgia : assembled at Macon, October 29th, 1866 : containing the annual address of the president, Captain J.E. Bryant

1866 Macon GA State Convention.23.pdf

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Council approve of the action of the President, the officer shall be suspended until the next meeting of the Association.

He shall fill the vacancy until the Council have decided the matter.

He shall sign orders for the Treasurer to pay money, voted by the Council or the State Association and none others, unless specially authorized to do so by the Council or State Association.

He shall call a meeting of the Council, whenever, in his opinion, the good of the cause demands, and shall transact any business, not in conflict with the constitution, which he shall be instructed by the State Association or the council to transact, or that he may consider necessary for the good of the cause.

2. It shall he the duty of one of the Vice Presidents, designated by the Council, when the State Association is not in session, to perform the duties of the President, when, for any cause, he is unable to perform them. And if a vacancy arises when the Council is not in session, the President may designate one of the Vice Presidents to perform his duties.

Each Vice President shall be President of the County Association if there be one in the county in which he lives, during the time he remains Vice President, and shall labor to promote the interests of the Association in his county.

3. It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to keep a correct and impartial record of all the proceedings of the Association, and to attend to any business that the Association may direct.

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of the Association and Council, under the direction of the President.

5. The Chaplain shall open all the meetings of the Association with prayer.

6. The Treasurer shall be elected by the Council, and may be removed by the same, upon the recommendation of the President, whenever, in his opinion, the Treasurer shall not faithfully perform his duties.

He shall have charge of all money or other property, belonging to the Association, and shall give to the President a bond in such sum as the Council may require for the faithful discharge of his duties.

He shall pay out no money except upon order, approved by the President and signed by the Secretary of the Council.

He shall invest the money in his hands in such a manner as the Council may direct.

ART. V--members--The members of this Association shall be elected annually by the Subordinate Associations.

Each Subordinate Association shall be entitled to one representative, and one for each three hundred members or for a fraction over half that number.

The members of the Convention which form this Constitution and the officers elect of the Association shall be honorary members.

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