Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Constitution, pp. -4 PDF (464.0 KB)
CONSTI'tUTI'ION. Article 1. This Society shall be known as "The Wisconsin State Hor- ticultural Society" and its location shall be at the city of Madison, I)ane County, Wisconsin, where its principal office shall be maintained. Article 2. The object of this Society shall be the advancement of the art and science of horticulture throughout the state. Article 3. This Society is formed without capital stock. Article 4. This Society shall consist of life members, annual members, honorary life members and honorary annual members. Life members shall pay a fee of five dollars for such membership. Annual members shall pay an annual fee of 50 cents, except paid members of local horti- cultural societies who shall pay an annual fee of 25 cents for such mem- bership; wives of such members shall be entitled to the privileges of full membership. Honorary annual members may, by vote, be elected and invited to par- ticipate in the proceedings of the Society. Honorary life members shall be elected by vote of the Society, and shall be distinguished for special merit in horticulture and kindred sciences, or shall confer some particular benefit upon the Society. Article 5. The general officers of the Society shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and an Executive Committee, consisting of the foregoing officers and one additional member from each congressional district, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum at any of its meet- ings. The officers aforesaid, except the Secretary, shall be elected, by ballot, at the annual meeting, and shall hold office for one year thereafter and until their respective successors are elect d. The Secretary shall be ap- pointed by the Executive Committee at its annual meeting after the elec- tion of officers and shall hold office for one year thereafter or until his successor is appointed. Article 6. The principal duties of the general officers shall be as fol- lows:- The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Executive Committee, shall exercise a general supervision and control of the business and affairs of the Society, and shall sign all leases, deeds and instruments for the transfer, conveyance or assignment of the cor- porate property, and all contracts, papers and instruments necessary or convenient in the transaction of the business of the Society, and when necessary, acknowledge the same.
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