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SECTION IV.-Delegates. ART. 8. Delegates shall be elected by the members of the county societies, or shall be appointed by the Presidents thereof, to represent them in the Association; and each county society shall be entitled to two delegates, whose term of service shall be for one year.
Art. 9. Delegates shall sign the Roll of Delegates for the current year; and shall pay an annual fee of five dollars.
ART. 10. Delegates shall be entitled to vote on all questions which come before the Association; but they shall not hold office.
Art. 11. Delegates may, at the discretion of the President, be appointed reporters and members of special committees.
SECTION V.- Counsellors. ART. 12. The Counsellors shall be restricted in number to one hundred ; and shall consist: first, of all the permanent members of the present organization who give their consent to accept the position and its responsibilities; and, secondly, of such other members as may be from time to time elected to fill existing vacancies.
ART. 13. All vacancies existing in the Century of Coun. sellors shall be filled at the regular sessions of the Association, the election to be made by the joint ballot of Delegates and Counsellors, in the same way as is hereinafter provided for the election of the officers of the Association.
ART. 14. Counsellors shall hold their positions permanently, or until removed by death, resignation, impeachment or neglect of duty.
ART. 15. Counsellors shall sign the Roll of Counsellors; shall pay the annual dues; shall attend at least one annual session of the Association every three years ; shall perform any constitutional duty assigned to them by the President; shall fill all the regular offices of the Association ; shall have the privilege of voting on all questions coming before the Association; and shall not serve as Delegates under any circumstances whatever.
ART. 16. The revision of the Roll of Counsellors shall be
made a special order of business at every annual session of the Association; and any Counsellor who shall fail to pay the annual dues, as hereinafter provided, or any Counsellor who shall be absent from three successive sessions of the Association, shall forfeit membership, and his name shall be stricken from the Roll of Counsellors.
SEOTION VI.—Correspondents. ART. 17. Correspondents of the Association shall be elected at the regular annual meetings, and upon the recommendation of the Board of Censors.
ART. 18. They shall consist of distinguished members of the medical profession, living out of the State of Alabama ; or of those who, having done the Association faithful service as Counsellors for not less than ten years, may have resigned that position.
Art. 19. They shall be elected by ballot, and must receive two-thirds of the votes cast. The revision of the Roll of Correspondents shall be made a special order of business at every annual session of the Association.
Art. 20. They shall be furnished with the annual volumes of the Transactions; they shall pay no dues; they may transmit to the Association, from time to time, such communications as they may think proper.
1. One President.
5. Ten Censors.
ART. 23. The election of Censors shall be so arranged that two vacancies will occur annually by expiration of term of office; and to fill these vacancies, two Censors shall be elected at every annual session of the Association. When vacancies occur in the Board of Censors from any other cause than expiration of term, such as death, resignation, or impeachment, then such additional Censors shall be elected as may be necessary to fill the unexpired terms.
ART. 24. The election of officers shall be done in open meeting, by ballot, and without nomination. Delegates and Counsellors shall vote; and a majority of all the votes cast shall be necessary to election.
ART. 25. In like manner there shall be elected at every annual session, one Orator and one Alternate Orator, whose duty it shall be to prepare and deliver a public address on some subject connected with medicine, or the medical profession, at the next annual session.
SECTION VIII.-The President. ART. 26. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. He shall preside at all meetings of the Association, preserve order, give the casting vote when necessary, and perform such other duties as parliamentary usage imposes on presiding officers.
Art. 27. He shall submit to the Association, at every annual session, an Annual Message, devoted to the discussion of the interests, objects, and business of the Association.
Art. 28. He shall every year appoint Regular Reporters on the diseases, surgery, topography, and climatology of the various parts of the State, and on such other matters of professional interest as may in his judgment require investigation.
Art. 29. He shall appoint annually the requisite number of delegates to the American Medical Association, and to such other scientific bodies as may be expedient to have this Association represented in.
ART. 30. He shall, in the intervals between the annual sessions, direct and control the general policy and business of the Association, but always with careful attention to the precedents and customary usages of the Association, and to its constitutional provisions.
SECTION IX.-The Vice-Presidents. ART. 31. The Vice-Presidents, in their order, shall, in case of the absence or the death of the President, discharge all the duties belonging to the Presidental office.
SECTION X.—The Secretary. ART. 32. The Secretary shall have charge of all the books, papers, and records of the Association, except those belonging to the office of the Treasurer.
ART. 33. He shall record the minutes of the transactions of the Association in all its session.
Art. 34. He shall conduct the correspondence of the Association, under the direction of the President.
ART. 35. He shall have the custody of the Seal of the Association, and affix it to all official documents of the Association, under the direction of the President.
Art. 36. He shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Publishing Committee.
ART. 37. He shall keep a list of all the delegates from county societies, who attend the sessions of the Association, and publish their names annually in the Transactions.
ART. 38. He shall keep the Roll of Counsellors, and shall report annually to the Association the names of those who have retained their membership by compliance with the provisions of this Constitution, and also the names of those who have forfeited membership, together with the cause of such forfeiture.
ART. 39. In the case of the absence of the Secretary, or of his duly accredited representative, at any regular or called session of the Association, the President shall appoint a Secretary pro tempore to discharge his duties, and such Secretary pro tempore shall receive such compensation as the Association may order, to be deducted from the annual salary of the Secretary.
ART. 40. The Secretary shall receive such annual salary as may from time to time be ordered by the Association.
SECTION XI.-The Treasurer. Art. 41. The Treasurer shall have the custody of all the moneys, bonds, and securities belonging to the Association, except as otherwise ordered by the Association.
ART. 42. He shall collect from the Delegates and Counsellors the annual dues, and give receipts for the same.
Art. 43. He shall, within thirty days after the close of each annual session, issue a circular letter, notifying all Counsellors who were not in attendance of the necessity of prompt payment of their annual dues.
ART. 44. He shall, at the annual sessions of the Association, make annual reports of the financial condition of the Association, stating in full all moneys, bonds, and securities on hand; the several amounts received during the year, from whom, and on what account; the several amounts paid out during the year, to whom, and on what account; the several amounts due by the Association (if any), to whom, and on what account; the several amounts due to the Association (if any), by whom, and on what account.
ART. 45. He shall also include in his annual reports the names of all Counsellors who may have discontinued their membership by failing to pay the annual dues.
Art. 46. He shall furnish the Secretary of the Association, two months after the adjournment of the annual sessions, with the names of all Counsellors and Delegates who have paid their annual dues, as a guide to that officer in the distribution of the annual volumes of Transactions.
Art. 47. He shall transfer none of the money, bonds, or securities of the Association, except on a written order, signed by the President and the Secretary.
ART. 48. He shall give bond, with security, to be approved by the Board of Censors, in an amount to be fixed by the Board of Censors, equal to about double the sum likely to be in his hands at any one time, for the faithful performance of his duties; and said bond shall be properly certified and recorded according to the laws of the State of Alabama.
ART. 49. In the case of the absence of the Treasurer, or of his duly accredited representative, at any regular session of the Association the President shall appoint a Treasurer pro tempore to discharge his duties, and such Treasurer pro tempore shall receive such compensation as the Association may order to be deducted from the annual salary of the Treasurer.
ART. 50. The Treasurer shall receive such annual salary as may from time to time be ordered by the Association,