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Urbana, O October 20 1874
At an informal meeting of the Central Ohio Scientific Association
Held at Dr. Boals office.
Dr. Moses was called to the chair and W.F. Leahy appointed Secretary Pro Tem
On Motion, the chair was empowered to appoint a committee of three
to draft a Constitution.
The following pensarrs were appointed. Mr. Glover, Mr. Meyer, and
The members resolved themselves into a committee of the whole
to assist the committee an constitution.
The following constitution was submitted and on motion
Article 1st. The Society shall be called "The Central Ohio Scientific
Art. 2nd The object of the Organization shall be
1st The cultivation of Science
2nd The Study of the region around us and its
3rd The development of a scientific taste in the
4th Mutual acquaintance among scientific workers
Art. 3rd All members shall be chosen by ballot after having
been nominated at a proceeding meeting. The affirm-
ative votes of three fourths of the members present
shall be necessary to a choice. Corresponding and Hon-
erary members may be elected and shall be
free from all fees and assessments.
Art. 4th Each member shall pay an initiation fee of two dollars.
The annual assessments for each member shall not exceed three dollars
Art. 5th The offices of this association shall consist of a
President, Vice President, a Recording, and a Cor-
responding secretary, Treasurer and Curator,
They shall hold their offices one year or until
thier successors shall be appointed. They shall
be elected by ballot.
Art. 6th The President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer
shall constitute an executive branch.
Art. 7th By-laws for the more particular regulation of the
society may be made.
Art. 8th Amendments to or changes in this constitution