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Proceedings of the State Colored Educational Convention Held at Frankfort, Kentucky, August 22, 1877

1877KY-State-Education-Frankfort_Proceedings (11).pdf

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10 PROCEEDINGS OF THE

After which, the following full and explicit Constitution and set of By-laws were submitted to the Convention. The Constitution was adopted with but few changes, and the By-laws as a whole, without discussion:

CONSTITUTION.

ARTICLE I.

This organization shall he known as the Colored Teacher's State Educational Association of Kentucky.

SEC. I. The officers of this Association shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall hold their offices for one year.

SEC. 2. The. President shall be elected by ballot, and the candidate receiving a majority of all the votes cast shall be declared President.

SEC. 3. The Vice President and Secretary may be elected by ballot in the same manner as the President, or by a viva voce vote, but must receive a majority of all the votes to constitute an election.

SEC. 4. The Treasurer shall be elected by ballot in the same manner as the President.

ARTICLE II.

SEC. I. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Association, to appoint all standing committees, and to perform such other duties as usual pertain to a presiding officer.

SEC. 2 In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall discharge the duties of that officer; and in the absence of both these officers, a President pro tempore may be chosen by the Association.

SEC 3. The Secretary shall keep full minutes of all regular or called meetings of the Association; and after they have been approved, the minutes shall be accurately recorded in a book kept for that purpose, which shall be the property of the Association. The Secretary may also correspond with other Associations; and it shall be his duty to secure copies of their proceedings when printed; to procure copies of all documents, State and Federal, printed for public information; and books and pamphlets thus obtained shall become the property of the

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