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Oregon Pioneer Association ;
THE ANNUAL ADDRESS OF HON. S. F. CHADWICK, REMARKS OF GOV. L. F. GROVER, AT RE-UNION JUNE, 1874,
O T H E R M A TT E R S OF IN TE REST.
OREGON PIONEER ASS00IATION.
We, the members of the OREGON PIONEER ASSOCIATION, do hereby adopt this Constitution as the fundamental law by which the proceedings of this Association shall be governed.
This organization shall be known by the name of the OREGON PIONEER ASSOCIATION.
The objects of the Association shall be to collect, from living witnesses, such facts relating to the Pioneers and history of the Territory of Oregon, as the AsSociation may deem worthy of preservation, and to promote social intercourse among its members.
The officers of this Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, who shall form the Executive Board ; and a Board of five Directors,including the President and Vice President, whoshall be ex-officio members of the same. All officers of the Association shall hold their respective places for one year, or until their successors shall have been elected as hereinafter provided.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and in case of his absence or inability so to act, the Vice President shall preside. The President, with the concurrent opinion of a majority of the Executive Board, shall have power to call special meetings whenever, in his judgment, the best interests of the Association shall demand it, countersigning all calls for the same ; also, all orders drawn on the Treasurer by the Secretary, and perform such other duties as the Association may, by resolution, impose upon him.
The Secretary shall keep a correct record of all proceedings of the Association, sign all orders drawn upon the Treasurer; also, all calls for meetings ; shall file copies of all letters written by himself on special business, touching the objects of the Association, and faithfully preserve all communications which he may receive relating to the Pioneers and history of the Territory of Oregon, and perform such other duties as shall be imposed upon him by resolution at the meetings of the Association.
The Treasurer shall receive, and safely keep, all moneys belonging to the Association, pay all orders properly signed by the President and Secretary, and keep books for the correct statement of his accounts.
It shall be the duty of the President to call meetings of the Executive officers and Board of Directors, at such time and place as he may designate, and the Secretary shall notify the Directors for what purpose they are to convene. It shall be the duty of the Directors to select the place for holding the annual reunions of the Association; to receive and examine the annual reports of the Secretary and Treasurer, and have power to require semi-annual reports from the same, and perform such other duties as may by resolution in annual session be imposed upon them.
All immigrants, male and female, who reside within the bounds of the orignal Territory of Oregon, under joint occupancy of the country by the United States and Great Britain, and those who settled within said Territory prior to the first day of January, 1853, are eligible to become members of this Association.
All persons having the qualifications set forth in the preceding Article, choosing to become members of this Association, are required to subscribe their