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CONSTITUTION AND
BY-LAWS



OFFICERS

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STANDING COMAIITTEES



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IE HUGUENOT ASSOCIATION
OF NEW ROCHELLE was
organized in 1885 for the purpose
0|j of perpetuating the history of
=^ the Huguenot Settlement of New
Rochclle, by permanent records and monu-
ments, and to collect relics of the early settle-
ment of the town so that they may be exhibited
for the benefit of the general public.

The membership is not confined to Hugue-
not descendants of New Rochelle, but also
includes all who are interested in the history
and principles of the Huguenots, whether of
Huguenot descent or not, and no limit as to
residence. The annual dues of the Association
are $2.00 a year, and no initiation fee. Life
members are elected upon payment of $100.

Meetings of the Association are held quar-
terl}-, to which members and their friends are
invited.

The Association has recently acquired the
historic Huguenot house formerly occupied by
the Deveau family and later by Thomas Paine.
This house is being renovated and will be
used as the Association's headquarters, in
which the library of the Association will be
kept, and the historic relics given or loaned
to the Association will be on exhibition.

The headquarters is .situated on a beautiful
little park of one and a half acres, situated on
North .Avenue, adjoining Paine Avenue, at the
head of which >tan(ls I'aine's .Monument.

This property is to be actpiired by the Asso-



CONSTITUTION



ARTICLE I

Name
The name of this organization shall be "The
Huguenot Association of New Rochelle."

ARTICLE II
Object.

Section 1. The object of this Association
shall be to perpetuate the memory and to fos-
ter and promote the principles and virtues of
the Huguenots.

Sec. 2. To discover, collect and preserve
all still existing documents, monuments, etc.,
relating to the settlement and history of the
Huguenot Settlers of New Rochelle.

Sec. 3. To co-operate with the Huguenot
Society of America in the general objects for
which it is organized.

ARTICLE III
Membership

Section 1. The membership of the Society
shall consist of all persons, whether Hugue-
not descent or not, who are interested in the
objects of the Association, and who shall be
elected as required by this Constitution.

Sec. 2. Honorary members may be elected
in the same manner as other members, and
shall have the right to all the privileges of
the Society, except to vote.

Sec. 3. Life members may be elected by the
Association upon the payment of $100.

Sec. 4. The annual dues of all members,
except honorary members, shall be two dollars,
payable on or before the annual meeting.



Sec. 5. The mode of electing members shall
be as follows: Each application for member-
ship with the name and address of the candi-
date, signed by a member as proposer and sec-
onded by another member, shall be given to
the Execntive Committee; the candidate shall
be voted for by the Committee by ballot, a
two-third vote of the members present being
necessary to elect.

ARTICLE IV

Officers

Section 1. The ofificers of the Association
shall consist of a President, a Vice-President,
a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Sec-
retary and a Treasurer, who shall be elected
annually by ballot.

Sec. 2. Besides the ordinary rights and
duties of a presiding ofificer, the President
shall appoint the places of meeting, and in
conjunction with the Recording Secretary and
Treasurer he shall have power, and upon the
written request of five members, it shall be his
duty to call special meetings of the Associa-
tion.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Vice-
President in the absence of the President to
preside at the meetings and exercise all the
rights and privileges of the President.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Record-
ing Secretary to keep an accurate record of all
the proceedings of the Association; to notify
members of meetings of the Association: to
inform officers and new members of their elec-
tion, and until the Association shall order
otherwise, the Recording Secretary shall act
as Librarian, and have the keeping of all
books, pamphlets, manuscripts, etc., pertaining
to the Association.



Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Corres-
ponding Secretary to conduct the correspond-
ence of the Association and to take charge of
the applications for new members and present
the same to the Executive Committee.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer
to collect all dues and other moneys belonging
to the Association. Out of these funds he
shall pay such sums only as may be ordered
by this Association through its President or
Secretaries. He shall keep an accurate ac-
count of his receipts and disbursements, and
render an account of the same at each annual
meeting of the Association, which will name
a Committee to audit them.

Sec. 7. The officers of the Association shall
be elected at the annual meeting to serve for
one year, but if any vacancy occurs during the
year it may be filled at the next meeting of
the Association.

Sec. 8. There shall be a Chaplain, appointed
annually by the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE V

Directors

Section 1. There shall be a Board of Direc-
tors composed of fourteen members who shall
have charge of the real property of the Asso-
ciation, and such personal property owned or
in its custody not otherwise provided for in
this Constitution.

Sec. 2. The election of the Board of Direc-
tors shall be as follows: At the annual meet-
ing in October, 1909, five members shall be
elected for one year, five for two years and
four for three years, and annually thereafter.
They shall hold office until their successors
are elected.



Sec. 3. Vacancies in the Board of Direc-
tors may be filled at any regular or special
meeting of the Association, such election to be
until the next annual meeting.

Sec. 4. Five members shall constitute a
quorum at any meeting of the Board of Direc-



ARTICLE VI

Committees

Section 1. The Association shall have an
Executive Committee composed of the officers,
and five other members to be elected by ballot
at the annual meeting. Three members shall
constitute a quorum.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Executive
Committee to examine and pass upon the cre-
dentials and elect candidates for membership,
to engage suitable persons to deliver the ad-
dresses and prepare the papers contemplated
in this Constitution, and to make all other ar-
rangements necessary for the meetings of the
Association and to transact all business of the
Association not otherwise provided for in the
Constitution.

Sec. 3. There shall be a Membership Com-
mittee composed of not more than ten.
The members of this Committee shall be ap-
pointed annually by the Executive Committee.

Sec. 4. The duties of the Membership Com-
mittee shall be to receive applications for
membership and present the signed applica-
tions to the Corresponding Secretary.

Sec. 5. Other committees may be appointed
by the Executive Committee as the business
of the Association may require.



ARTICLE VII

Meetings

Section 1. The regular meetings of the As-
sociation shall be held quarterly on the second
Thursday of January, April, July and October.
The October meeting shall be the annual meet-
ing of the Association.

Sec. 2. Other meetings shall be held at
such times and places as the Executive Com-
mittee may decide.

Sec. 3. The meetings of the Executive Com-
mittee shall be held on the tirst Thursday of
each month from October to June, inclusive,
at such time and place as the Chairman may
designate.




BY-LAWS



Sec. 1. Notices of meetings shall be given
at least three days in advance.

Sec. 2. It shall always require seven mem-
bers to constitute a quorum for the transac-
tion of business.

Sec. 3. At all meetings of the Association
the order of business shall be as follows:

1. Roll Call.

2. Reading and adoption of the minutes of

the previous meeting.

3. Reports of Officers.

4. Report of the Executive Committee.

5. Reports of Special Committees.

6. IMiscellaneous Business.

7. The reading of papers or delivery of ad-

dresses before the Association.

8. Adjournment.

Sec. 4. All resolutions shall be presented
in writing to the Chair if requested.

Sec. 5. Appeals taken from the decision of
the Chair shall require a two-third vote to be
sustained.

Sec. 6. Tlie object or objects of special
meetings shall be stated in the call.

Sec. 7. At special meetings all resolutions
shall require a two-third vote of the members
present.

Sec. 8. If any member shall neglect or re-
fuse to pay the annual aues for two consecu-
tive years after due notice, the Treasurer shall
report such member to the Executive Commit-
tee, who may strike the delinquent's name
from the roll of membership.

Sec. 9. The Constitution and By-Eaws of
this Association may be amended at any meet-
ing of the Association by a two-thirds vote of
those present, provided the changes proposed
have been submitted at a previous meeting, and
a copy thereof mailed to each member with
a notice of the meeting at which such amend-
ment is to be acted upon.



OFFICERS

President,
HENRY M. LESTER

Vice-President,
THOMAS S. DRAKE

Recording Secretary,
GEORGE T. DAVIS

Corresponding Secretary,
MORGAN H. SEACORD

Treasurer,
CLARENCE S. FLANDREAUX



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THE OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCLATION

and

MRS. S. A. STEPHENSON

MISS ADA SECOR FOGGIN

HENRY H. TODD

JOHN F. LAM'BDEN

GEORGE F. FLANDREAUX



MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

MISS KATHERINE J. C. CARVILLE

MISS ETHEL FRANTZ

MISS GERTRUDE B. HALL

MISS MABEL FLANDREAUX



CHAPLAIN

REV. CHARLES F. CANEDY, D. D,




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