The name of this organization shall be the Francis Wyman Association.
The objects of the association shall be to collect and preserve historical facts relating to the family of Francis Wyman, of West Mill, England, the father of the emigrants Francis and John Wyman, and also to acquire and care for such historical property relating to the family of said Francis Wyman as the association may approve.
The association will hold meetings, raise funds, and publish andÂ circulate appropriate information for the objects set forth in this constitution.
Each member shall be approved by the executive committee and shall pay five dollars at the time of admission, for which a certificate of membership shall be issued.
There shall be a President, to be elected by the association at a regular meeting, who shall perform the usual and prescribed duties of that office. He shall be, ex-officio, a member of all committees, with a casting vote only, and he may call special meetings of the executive committee, hereinafter referred to, whenever he thinks it necessary, and shall, upon the request of three members of the executive committee, call special meetings of the executive committee or of the association.
There shall be not less than six vice-presidents, to be elected by the association.
There shall be a Treasurer and Secretary, who shall perform the usual and prescribed duties of such officers. They shall be respectively appointed by the executive committee, and may be removed by them.
There shall be an executive committee of seven members, to be elected by the association. Subject to these articles, the executive committee shall manage the affairs of the association, direct and dispose of its funds, and from time to time make and modify by-laws for the association and for its own action. The executive committee shall keep a record of its proceedings, and shall make a report to the association at its regular meetings. No appropriation of money by the executive committee, beyond the amount in the hands of the Treasurer at the time, shall bind any member of the association, excepting those members of the executive committee who shall vote for it. Vacancies in the executive committee may be filled by the President for the remainder of the term; other vacancies may be filled by the executive committee.
Regular meetings of the association shall be called by the executive committee at least as often as once in every three years.
All officers of the association shall be elected at each regular meeting of the association and each officer shall continue to hold office until his successor has been elected and is ready to enter upon the duties of the office.
All provisions of this constitution, except those relating to the rights of members, regular meetings, and the term of officers, may be suspended or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the executive committee. Due notice shall be given of all meetings of the association. Any member of the association may propose amendments to the constitution, which may be adopted at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose, by a vote of two-thirds of the members then present, provided such proposed amendment shall have been stated in the notice of the meeting.