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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.27.pdf

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ART. IV—DUTIES OF OFFICERS—Sec 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings; to call an extra meeting when­ever he may deem it advisable, or upon the request of five members, to initiate new members, and to perform all duties that may devolve upon him by the Constitution and By—Laws.

2. It shall be the duty of the Vice President, in the absence o! the President, to perform his duties.

3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a true and impartial record of the doings of the Association, and in the absence of the President and Vice President to call extra meetings of the Asso­ciation by the request of five members, and attend to such other duties as the Association may direct.

4 It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to take charge of, and safely keep, all monies and other property intrusted to him by the Association, and pay out the same only upon a requisition drawn ac­cording to the vote of the Association and signed by the President and Secretary. He shall report once a quarter, and as much oftener as the society may direct. He shall give to the President a bond in such sum as the Association may require for the faithful performance of his duties.

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

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 candidates before initiated, and report to the President upon the same.

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

ART. V—MEMBERSHIP—Sec. 1st. All persons who desire to become members of this Association shall first be proposed by a member in writing, stating name, age, business and residence.

2. The proposition shall be handed to the Examining Committee, who shall report upon the same as soon as practicable, either approving or disapproving.

3. After the committee have reported, a ballot shall be taken and if a majority vote in favor of the candidate he shall be declared elected,

4. After the candidate has been elected he shall be initiated as soon as practicable.

5. The candidates presenting themselves, the following questions shall be proposed to them by the Examining Committee: Will you do all in your power to alleviate the wants of the destitute, to assist in educating the people, to secure to all persons equal political rights, and defend and protect the Constitution and laws of the United States?

6. If the candidate shall answer each of the above questions in the

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