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ARTICLE III.-Passive Members. Passive members shall pay twelve dollars ($12.00) per annum, in the same manner as the active members, but they shall not be required to devote any of their time to the working of the Association and shall not be eligible to office. They may attend meetings, if they so desire, with the right to speak on any question, but not with that of casting a vote.
ARTICLE IV.-Ladies Auxiliary Members. Ladies wishing to co-operate towards the charitable ends of this Association shall form a co-ordinate branch, as provided for in the charter, and be admitted therein by a vote of its members.
ARTICLE V.-Contributing members. Any person charitably disposed, residing or not in the city of New Orleans, may become, without any restriction with regard to creed, nationality or profession, a contributing member by paying annually any sum not less than a dollar. They shall not vote and shall not participate in the transactions of any meetings, nor perform any duties whatsoever.
ARTICLE VI-Corresponding Members. Corresponding members shall be such persons residing outside of the city of New Orleans who by any valuable communication shall have helped the good work of the Association. The title being merely an honorary one, they shall be liable to no dues, no duties, nor enjoy any privileges.
ARTICLE VII.-Honorary Members. Physicians of high standing in the Homœopathic profession, residents or nonresidents of New Orleans, or persons who have rendered some signal service to the cause of Homoeopathy, may be elected by the Association as honorary members. Honorary membership shall
not exclude from any of the other classes of membership.
ARTICLE VIII.-Life Members.
Any person who shall donate at one time to the Association a sum not less than a thousand dollars shall be ipso facto declared a Life member. Life membership shall not exclude from any of the other classes of membership. ARTICLE IX.-Applications for Membership.
The applications of gentlemen for membership shall be addressed to the Board of Directors, stating name in full, age, nationality, occupation, place of business, and residence, with a promise of contributing yearly any sum of money, not less than a dollar. This application must be recommended by two members of the Association, be read at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, lay over until the next regular meeting and then be voted upon by the Directors. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to decide to which class the member shall belong.
The applications of ladies shall be addressed directly to the officers of the Ladies' Auxiliary Association, and this body will have sole action upon them.
Corresponding members and life members shall be designated as such by the Board of Directors without any previous application. Honorary members shall be elected by the Board of Directors at any meeting, upon recommendation of the Medical Board.
ARTICLE X.-Annual Meetings of the Association.
The annual meeting of the Association, after 1891, shall be held on the third Monday in January of each year, in the City of New Orleans, the hour and
place to be designated by the Presi- ped on each successive ballot until the dent. At these meetings the elect- required majority is obtained. Should ions shall take place and such other there be but one candidate, the vote may business shall be transacted
be taken viva voce. properly come before it, not inconsistent The President shall be the chief officer with these By-Laws. Fifteen active mem
of the Association, with all the powers bers of the Association, ontside of the necessarily appertaining to his office. officers and directors, shall constitute & He shall preside over all meetings, and quorum for the transaction of business, shall have the casting vote when but a less number may adjourn from time tie occurs. He shall, whenever he deems to time until a quorum can be obtained, it conducive to the good of the Association, public notice of the time and place of speak and admonish on any matter perholding the meetings of the Association taining to its object. He shall be ex-officio shall be published at least one week prior member of all committees, and shall apthereto in a newspaper of this city, and point the same, and designate the chairactive and passive members shall be noti- man, unless otherwise ordered by the fied by postal card.
Association, and shall have full power of ARTICLE XI.—Special Meetings of the removal of all appointments made by himAssociation.
self. The property of the Association shall Special meetings of the Association may be under bis control during his whole term be called at any time by the Secretary by of office. The First Vice-President, in case
, order of the President, or upon the writ- of the death, or absence, or resignation of ten application of seven members, and the the President, sball assume the duties of call shall specify the business to be trans- that office, until the President returns, or acted. Members may be notified by mail. a new election takes place. The Second ARTICLE XII.— Officers of the Association. Vice-President shall assume the presidency
The Association shall be governed by a in case of the absence of both the President, President, a First Vice-President, a Sec- and First Vice-President. The Treasurer ond Vice-President, a Treasurer, a Secre- shall receive and keep all funds belonging tary, a Financial Secretary and pine Di- to the Association ; pay all orders drawn rectors, who shall constitute & Board of upon him by the President, and counterDirectors for the management of all the signed by the Secretary. He shall report property and concerns of the Institution. at each monthly meeting of the Board ARTICLE XIII.-Elections, Privileges and of Directors the receipts and expendiDuties of the Officers.
tures, with the balance on hand; at At the annual meeting of the Associa- the close of his term, he shall furtion the Officers and Directors shall be nish a full statement, together with nominated and voted for separately, ac- vouchers and papers, bills paid, etc., cording to rapk. When two or more can relating thereto, to a committee appointed didates are nominated, the presiding offi- for that purpose. He shall furnish a bond cer shall appoint two tellers to count the of two thousand dollars, with good and votes. If there be no election on the first solvent security, conditioned upon the ballot the lowest candidate shall be drop- faithful performance of his official duties.
He shall deposit within three days all the President shall appoint any active funds, in a bank or banks selected by the member to serve temporarily until there Board of Directors, and only draw checks is a meeting of the Association when a against the same, countersigned by the regular election shall always be in order. President. The Secretary shall keep the ARTICLE XIV.— Meetings and duties of the minutes, roll, admission and other books
Board of Directors. appertaining to his office. He shall pre- The meetings of this Board shall be on pare all notices of meetings, and issue the the first Wednesday of each month, at
He shall be exempt from dues dur- such hour and place as may be designated ing his whole term of office. The Finan- by the President. The Board shall appoint cial Secretary shall keep a cash book, annually, or otherwise such Physicians as ledger or account book, with the personal may bave been nominated by the Medical account of every member subject to dues Board and appoint officers, and assistants or contributions and fines, and an address for the care and direction of the respective book in which shall be inscribed the name, departments, with such salaries and allowresidence, and place of business of every ances as they may from time to time fix member of the Association. He sball and determine; to make such rules and present quarterly the bills of members. regulations for the government of the He shall receive 10 per cent. of all said physicians, surgeons, officers, and dues, contributions or fines collected attendants, and for the admission of by him. He shall settle with the Treas- patients and the well ordering and conurer "twice a month: on the eve of every ducting of the respective departments of monthly meeting of the Board, and the Institution, as to them may seem fifteen days thereafter. He shall be pre- proper and expedient. It shall cause pared at all times to furnish the pre- to be kept a fair record of all their doings siding officer a list of members not enti- wbich shall be laid before the Association tled to vote. He shall furnish a bond of at the annual meeting thereof or at any five hundred dollars. The Directors shall special meeting if so requested; and shall help the other officers in the discharge of make a written report on the Treasurer's
, their duties and shall manage the affairs accounts and on the general state of the of the Association to the best of their Institution, comprising an account of the ability. Should any officer be absent receipts and expenditures of the Associawithout cause for three consecutive meet- tion, a statement of the number of patients ings ; refuse to serve after being elect- admitted and discharged during the year ed; or be suspended for non-payment of in each department, and all such other dues or fines, his office may be de- matters as may be of importance and inclared vacant. All vacancies, whether terest to the Association, and for this occasioned by resignation or otherwise, purpose they shall, at some previous shall be immediately filled by the Presi- meeting, appoint a Committee of the dent, and at the next monthly meeting a Board. It shall make such by-laws, rules, regular election shall be ordered to take and regulations to govern its actions as place at a subsequent meeting.
If a va
it may deem expedient, not inconsiscancy occurs among the nine directors, tent with the Charter and By-Laws of the
Association. Five members shall consti- By-Laws of the Association. tute a quorum for the transaction of busi
ARTICLE XVI.--Committees. ness, and all questions which come before The Association shall elect at the anthe Board shall be determined by a nual meeting an Auditing Committee commajority vote of those present.
posed of three active members, not ofillARTICLE XV.-Medical Board. cers, whose duty shall be to examine all the The Medical Board shall meet at least books and financial papers of the Assoonce every three months and as often as ciation and Hospital every three months necessary, subject to the call of its Pres- and to make a clear and detailed report ident, by postal card issued by its Sec- 'of the condition of the same at the next retary It shall discuss and pass res
annual meeting. They shall have the olutions on all subjects of a scientific, right to call a special meeting of the medical, surgical or hygienic character, Association at any time, through the relating to the workings of the Associa- President, if they deem it necessary. A tion, either by motions made by any of Hospital Committee shall be elected by the its members or at the request of the Board of Directors composed of two Board of Directors. It shall nominate, Directors, three members of the Ladies for the appointment to be made by the Auxiliary Association and two active memBoard of Directors: 1st, a Resident Phy- bers of the Association. It shall meet sician; 2d, Visiting Physicians, and 3d, once a week at the Hospital, supervise the Consulting Physicians. It shall super- management thereof and report to the vise the management of the Hospital from Board monthly. The Board of Directors, & professional point of view and make, the Medical Board, and the Association through its Secretary, a complete yearly shall have as many special committees medical, surgical, and hygienic report as they may deem expedient. to the Association, furnishing, in tabular ARTICLE XVII.-- Privileges of Donors. form, the medical statistics of the Institu. Any person, persons, or society of tion. It shall be the duty of its members to whatever creed or denomination, conkeep themselves posted on all subjects of tributing at any one time the sum of one interest throughout the world, in order to thousand dollars to the Association shall be able to furnish the necessary informa- be entitled, during a period of three tion to the Board of Directors; two of its years, to designate a patient or patients members shall be appointed by its Pres- to occupy a bed in one of the pay-wards, ident to attend every meeting of the subject to the approval of the Directors. Board of Directors during three months, Any person, persons, or society contribas delegates, with the right to speak on uting at any one time the sum of five any question, but without the right to hundred dollars to the Association shall vote, and if any of these delegates fail to be entitled, during one year following, attend any one of said meetings, its Pres- to nominate a patient or patients to ocident shall replace him at once. The cupy a bed in the pay-wards, subject to Medical Board shall make such rules and the approval of the Directors. In either regulations as it may deem expedient, case, the contributors shall have the not inconsistent with the Charter and right to affix a name to such bed. A do
Board, subsequent to the date at which said fiue shall have been imposed.
ARTICLE XIX.-Alleration of By-Laws. These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any regular meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the Directors, notice of the proposed change having been given at least one month previous.
ARTICLE XX. - Order of Business. The following shall be the Order of Business at all regular meetings of the Association and its Boards.
Calling of the roll.
Reading of the minutes.
Report of the Financial Secretary.
Reports of committees.
4. Treasurer's report.
nation of two hundred dollars shall entitle to the right of disposing of a bed in the pay-wards during six months, always with the approval of the Board of Directors. A donation of one hundred dollars shall entitle the donor or donors to the privilege of affixing a name to a bed in the free-wards for three years. The plate bearing the name shall be designed and provided by the Board of Directors. Any person, persons or society furnishing a room with all requisites shall have the right to name said room, affixing a suitable plate to the effect. At the close of every year a list of all the members and donors shall be published, with the consent of the donors, and those who have contributed twenty-five dollars or more shall have the amount specified.
The following fines shall be imposed: 1st, on any officer absent from any meetting 50 cents; 2nd, on every chairman of any committee absent from any regular or special meeting of his committee, for each offense $2.00; 3d, on every officer or chairman of any committee failing to present a report when due, for each offense $1.50; 4th, on every member of any committee absent from any regular or special meeting of his committee, for each offense 50 cents; 5th, on any member who has sign ed a call for a special meeting, for failing to be present at said meeting $5.00; 6th, on every active member absent at annual meetings 25 cents.
Fines are due and collectible from the day and during the month in which they have been imposed.
Excuses for the remittal of fines must be presented in writing or in person. No excuse for any fine shall be entertained after the second regular meeting of the
9. New business.
In all proceedings of the Association and those of its Boards parliamentary rules as per Cushing's Manual, shall be used.
At no meeting shall any member be