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and protection of its property and funds, and may from time to time alter or repeal such constitution, by-laws, rules, and regulations. The corporation may hold or lease, equip, and maintain a clubhouse and grounds for indoor and outdoor recreation; may provide means for the comfort and entertainment of its members and their guests and may do for its members and their guests whatever a private individual might do for his household and guests without being affected by any laws which would not apply to a private family; and may issue bonds, signed by its president and countersigned by its treasurer, to an amount not exceeding the value of its real estate at the time of issue. Said bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum per annum and shall be secured by a mortgage on the real and personal estate owned by said corporation; provided, that no such bond or bonds shall be issued by said corporation, except in pursuance of a vote passed at a meeting of the members of said corporation especially called for that purpose.

Sec. 3. This resolution shall not take effect until it is accepted by a meeting of The Waterbury Club Corporation and a certificate of such acceptance filed with the secretary of the state. When this charter is thus accepted The Waterbury Club shall be a corporation exclusively under this resolution with the same members, with the same officers and directors, and with the same constitution, by-laws, and rules as said voluntary association shall have at the time of the acceptance of this charter.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 355.]

[137.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE SHORT BEACH IMPROVEMENT

ASSOCIATION.

Resolved by this Assembly: That section seven of the charter of the Short Beach Improvement Association, approved March 28, 1895, is hereby amended by adding to said section after the word “ purpose in the fourteenth line of said section the following: “Said sanitary board shall also have full power and authority to make provision and provide for the lighting of the streets or highways within said territory by contracting therefor with any person or corporation having authority to furnish light for such purpose, and shall in such manner cause said streets and highways, or such portions of the same as they shall in their discretion deem necessary, to be lighted in the manner aforesaid; and said board may assess and apportion the expense and cost of said lighting among all the cottage, dwelling house, and hotel owners, and the owners of other buildings within said limits; provided, that no one building shall be assessed to exceed one dollar and fifty cents in any one year; ” and section seven of said charter is hereby further amended

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by striking out the word “any" in the tenth line of said section and substituting therefor the word “such," so that said section when amended shall read as follows: Said sanitary board shall have full power and authority to employ one or more persons to remove all garbage, filth, night soil, ashes, and other refuse matter within said limits, and authorize such person to make entry on any public or private property within said limits, outside of any dwelling house, store, hotel, bar, saloon, or restaurant, and take and remove all filth, garbage, ashes, and night soil, or other offensive matter, and said board may assess and apportion the expense and cost of said board among all the cottage, dwelling house, and hotel owners, and other buildings within said limits; provided, that no one building shall be assessed to exceed five dollars for such purpose in any one season, except that any hotel or boarding house having a greater amount of garbage or night soil than any private residence may be assessed by said board a sum not exceeding twenty dollars for such purpose. Said sanitary board shall also have full power and authority to make provision and provide for the lighting of the streets or highways within said territory by contracting therefor with any person or corporation having authority to furnish light for such purpose, and shall in such manner cause said streets and highways, or such portion of the same as they shall in their discretion deem necessary, to be lighted in the manner aforesaid; and said board may assess and apportion the expense and cost of said lighting among all the cottage, dwelling house, and hotel owners, and the owners of other buildings within said limits; provided, that no one building shall be assessed to exceed one dollar and fifty cents in any one year. Said board may collect all assessments from the several owners of such

properties by suit at law if need be, in the name of said corporation.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 78.]

[138.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE INCREASE OF

THE MINISTRY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the amendment to the charter of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry, approved June 19, 1895, is hereby amended to read as follows: The object of this corporation shall be to furnish means for the education of candidates for holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, and for that purpose said corporation may receive real and personal estate by subscription, gift, grant, deed, devise, or bequest to an amount not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may transfer and sell the same, and of which seventy-five thousand dollars shall be exempt from taxation.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 359.]

[139.] CHANGING THE NAME OF JOHN ADAM SANGLE OF OLD SAYBROOK.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the name of John Adam Sangle of Old Saybrook be and it is hereby changed to John Adam Ayer; provided, however, that the said John Adam Ayer shall file in the office of the town clerk of Old Saybrook a written acceptance of this change on or before the first day of August, 1903.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 130.]

[140.] INCORPORATING THE RAKOCZY HUNGARIAN SICK BENEFIT SOCIETY.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That Frank Toth, Stephen Deszo, Peter Semantsik, Andrew Pandra, Julius Budovski, Alexander Kallasay, John Deszo, Andrew Kollatar, Joseph Ciglar, Andrew Bodnar, and Anthony Seman, all of Bridgeport, officers and members of Rakoczy Hungarian Sick Benefit Society, a voluntary society organized at Bridgeport, April 13th, 1888, be, together with such persons as may hereafter be associated with them, and they are hereby incorporated and made a body politic and corporate by the name of The Rakoczy Hungarian Sick Benefit Society, and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession. The said corporation shall have power in law to purchase, receive, hold, and convey all kinds of property, real and personal, as the purposes of the corporation shall require, and may sell, grant, alien, invest, use, and dispose of the same, and the income thereof, in such ways as it shall deem best constituted for the promotion of its objects. Said corporation shall be located in the town of Bridgeport.

SEC. 2. The objects for which this corporation is created are hereby declared to be for the moral and intellectual improvement of its members; for the cultivation and promotion of charity and benevolence; to aid and assist each other in sickness or misfortune; to provide for the funeral expenses of deceased members; and to make suitable provision for their widows and orphans.

Sec. 3. Said corporation may locate and establish subordinate societies and branches, composed of members of said corporation, in any town or city in this state or any other state of the United States, and said societies or branches, when so established, shall be governed and managed by such laws, by-laws, rules, and regulations as said corporation shall determine; and said corporation may enforce such laws, by-laws, rules, and regulations against said subordinate societies or branches in any action at law, in any court of this state or any other state of the United States; and all subordinate societies or branches shall be governed by such laws, by-laws, rules, and regulations as may

be in force at the time of their institution, or which may be hereafter adopted by said corporation, and said laws, by-laws, rules, and regulations may be enforced by said corporation by suit at law, in any court in this or any other state of the United States.

SEC. 4. Said corporation shall have power to make and adopt a constitution, by-laws, and rules for the admission, government, suspension, expulsion, and punishment of its members; for the election of its officers and their duties; for the management, safe-keeping, and protection of its property and funds; and also for the payment of funeral expenses of deceased members, and provision for their widows, orphans, or heirs; and may from time to time alter and repeal such constitution, by-laws, and rules and adopt others in their places, and shall have such other powers as belong to a corporation under the laws of this state. The present constitution, by-laws, and rules of the society and officers thereof shall remain the constitution, by-laws, rules, and officers of said corporation until others are adopted and appointed in their stead.

SEC. 5. This charter shall take effect upon its being accepted by the members of the society named in section one of this resolution, by a majority vote of those members present at a meeting to be called especially for that purpose, or by delegates duly elected and authorized to vote at such meeting. Said meeting shall be called by any two of the persons herein named as incorporators, by sending a written or printed notice thereof, specifying the object, time, and place of said ineeting to each of said incorporators and the present members of said society, at least five days before the day of meeting. Upon the acceptance of this resolution all the property rights and all the obligations of the present society shall pass to the corporation hereby created.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 279.]

[141.] INCORPORATING GROSVENOR-DALE HOLINESS CHURCH AND BIBLE

TRAINING SCHOOL. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That Frank M. Messenger, David S. Curtis, and Sarah Blanche Elliott, all of Thompson, together with such persons as may hereafter be associated with them, and their successors, be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of Grosvenor Dale Holiness Church and Bible Training School for the purpose of public religious worship; of promoting scriptural holiness; of imparting instruction in the doctrines appertaining to the holiness movement; of instructing persons for the work of the ministry at home and abroad; and of advancing the cause of scriptural holiness in the town of Thompson and vicinity.

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SEC. 2. Said corporation shall have the power to make and adopt by-laws for the admission, supervision, and expulsion of its members, and from time to time to alter and repeal the same; to provide for the clection of officers and define their duties; to regulate and provide for the management, safe-keeping, and protection of its property and funds; and to provide for the general direction of its affairs.

Sec. 3. The first meeting shall be called by Frank M. Messenger, or in case of his absence or inability, by either of the other corporators, at such time and place, and by giving such notice of said meeting, as shall be deemed reasonable and proper.

SEC. 4. Said corporation may acquire, by purchase, lease, gift, or devise, and hold real and personal property, not exceeding in value twenty-five thousand dollars, and shall have the power and authority to sell, convey, lease, or mortgage the same.

Sec. 5. The property of said corporation shall be subject to the laws of this state relating to the taxation of ecclesiastical societies.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 110.]

[142.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TRUSTEES OF DONATIONS AND

BEQUESTS FOR CHURCH PURPOSES. Resolved by this Assembly: That section two of the charter of The Trustees of Donations and Bequests for Church Purposes be and the same is hereby amended by substituting the word “twenty in place of the word “ten” in the seventeenth line thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows: The object of this act is to enable said trustees to take, hold, manage, and use such funds as they may acquire under the provisions of this act, for the support of the institutions, parishes, and missionary work of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the diocese of Connecticut, and for the promotion of any of its general interests, according to the doctrines, discipline, rites, and usages of said church; and to this end said trustees are hereby empowered to take and hold any and all transfers, gifts, devises, and bequests of real and personal estate which may be made to them on trust, condition, or otherwise, and to execute and perform any and all conditions, uses, and trusts, which may be imposed thereon, or connected therewith, and to manage, invest, reinvest, sell, demise, convey, or otherwise dispose of, said estate, and to appropriate and apply the net income thereof to any and all of the purposes and objects above declared; subject, however, in each and every case to the specific trusts, directions, limitations, or conditions contained in such transfer, gift, devise, or bequest; and provided also, that said corporation shall in no case hold property of a greater annual net revenue than twenty thousand dollars.

Approved, April 23, 1903.

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