of the same and shall remain permanent member* and be entitled to
all the rights and privileges of other members.
The members shall be elected at the first regular meeting in
September. In case of a vacancy, a representative shall be elected
as soon as practicable to fill the unexpired term of such member.
No person shall be a member of this Association under the age of
ART. VI—council—Sec. 1. The President and Vice President
shall constitute a council to attend to such business as is delegated
to them by this Constitution or which the State Association may in¬
struct them to perform.
They shall elect annually a delegate to congress, (until the right
of suffrage shall be given to all men without regard to race or color),
who shall be nominated by the President.
If they shall not elect the person nominated by the President,
they shall continue to ballot for a person nominated by him, until
a choice is made.
The delegare to Congress will be elected in October. In case
of a vacency, a delegate shall be elected as soon as practicable, to
fill the same.
The CourcU shall be called together by the President whenever,
in his opinion, this is necessary, and shall be empowered to trans¬
act any business not in conflict with the Constitution.
They shall decide what compensation each officer shall receive.
When an officer has been suspended by the Council, they shall fill
the vacancy until the State Association shall take action in regard to it.
They shall elect a Secretary who shall act as private Secretary
to the President, and perform such duties as the Council or
President may direct.
The Secretary of the Council shall remain in office one year, and
(shall be electt d annually in October.
The Council may, by a two-thirds vote, suspend the President
whenever he shall violate this Constitution, in which case, they shall
immediately call a meeting of the State Association, and, if two
thirds of the Association approved of the action of the Council, the
President shall be expelled from office, and they shall also suspend
any other officer for a violation of the Constitution, neglect of duty
or gross immoraliiy.
A majority of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business.
ART. VII—Sec. 1. The State Association shall meet annually,
in the month of October.
The time and place for holding the session shall be fixed by the Presi¬
dent unless tue Association or Council shall attend to that duty.
Ihe President or Council may call an extra meeting of the
Association when they consider it necessary.
ART. VHI—by-laws—This Association may make any By*
Laws not inconsistent with the Constitution.