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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.24.pdf

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of the same and shall remain permanent members and be entitled to all the rights and Privileges of other members.

The members shall be elected at the first regular meeting in September. In case of a vacancy, a representative shall be elected as soon as practicable to fill the unexpired term of such member.

No person shall be a member of this Association under the age of twenty-one years.

ART. V I--COUNCIL--Sec. 1. The President and Vice President shall constitute a council to attend to such business as is delegated to them by this Constitution or which the State Association may instruct them to perform.

They shall elect annually a delegate to congress, (until the right of suffrage shall be given to all men without regard to race or color), who shall be nominated by the President.

If they shall not elect the person nominated by the President, they shall continue to ballot for a person nominated by him, until a choice is made.

The delegate to Congress will be elected in October. In case of a vacancy, a delegate shall be elected as soon as practicable, to fill the same.

The Council shall be called together by the President whenever, in his opinion, this is necessary, and shall be empowered to transact any business not in conflict with the Constitution.

They shall decide what compensation each officer shall receive.

When an officer has been suspended by the Council, they shall fill the vacancy until the State Association shall take action in regard to it.

They shall elect a Secretary who shall act as private Secretary to the President, and perform such duties as the Council or President may direct.

The Secretary of the Council shall remain in office one year, and shall be elected annually in October.

The Council may, by a two-thirds vote, suspend the President whenever he shall violate this Constitution, in which case, they shall immediately call a meeting of the State Association, and, if two thirds of the Association approved of the action of the Council, the President shall be expelled from office, and they shall also suspend any other officer for a violation of the Constitution, neglect of duty or gross immorality.

A majority of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

ART. VII--Sec. 1. The State Association shall meet annually, in the month of October.

The time and place for holding the session shall be fixed by the President unless the Association or Council shall attend to that duty. The President or Council may call an extra meeting of the Association when they consider it necessary.

ART. VIlI--BY-LAWS--This Association may make any By-Laws not inconsistent with the Constitution.

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