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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.26.pdf

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6. The Executive Committee shall faithfully attend to all duties imposed on them from time to time making a report when called upon.

7, It shall be the duty of the Examining Committee carefully to examine all propositions for membership to the Association and when received by a constitutional vote, to examine the candidate before initiated, and report to the President upon the same.

8. It shall be the duty of the Financial Committee to make all necessary arrangements for furnishing the Association with needed funds, and to perform such other duties as the society may require of them.

ART. V—MEMBERs—Scc.1. All persons who are members of the State Association from this county shall be members of the County Association, having all the privileges of other members except the privilege to vote.

4. The President and Vice President of each Subordinate Association in this county, and Representatives constitutionally elected from the same shall be members of the County Association.

ART. VI.—If there is but one Association in a county it shall have the powers, and perform the duties conferred upon the County and Subordinate Associations.

ART. Vll—BY LAWS—This Association is authorized to make any By Laws not in conflict with the State Association.

ART, VIII—The meetings of this Association may be public or private.

ART. IX.—The members of one County Association shall have the privilege of attending meetings of all County Associations.

CONSTITUTION OF SUBORDINATE EQUAL RIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION.

PREAMBLE.

We, the friends of impartial justice, believing that in union there is strength, do organize ourselves into an Association to secure for all: 1st, equal political rights; 2d, assistance for the destitute; and 3d, the education and elevation of the people.

ART. I—THE NAME—The name of this Association shall be the Equal Rights and Educational Association of

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ART. II—OFFICERS—The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Chaplain, an Examining Committee of three, an Executive Committee of five, and a Financial Committee of six.

ART. III—The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chaplain shall be elected by ballot annually, at the first meeting in January. All the committees shall be filled by the President on the night of his election, or so soon after as may be practicable. All officers are to continue until their places are filled. Vacancies may be filled at any of the regular meetings.

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