Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, Incorporated
Done at the City of Indianapolis, Indiana on the 23rd day of September, Two Thousand and Six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Two Hundred and Thirtieth.
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, Incorporated. Doing Business As: Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, Sons of the Revolution-Indiana, SR-Indiana, SR-IN, SRIN.
ARTICLE II: OBJECT
The object of this society is to perpetuate the memory of the men who achieved the Independence of the United States; to commemorate events and honor places connected with the American Revolution; to assist in collecting historical material and in preserving memorials relating to those events; to inspire greater devotion to the principles for which our revolutionary forefathers struggled; to foster the same spirit of patriotism; and to secure a more faithful prosecution of these ends by the promotion of friendship and good fellowship among the members of this society.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Any male person above the age of eighteen years shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana who is descended from an ancestor, as the prospectus, who, either as a military, naval or marine officer, soldier, sailor, or marine, or official in the service of the thirteen original colonies or states, or of the national government representing or composed of those colonies or states, assisted in establishing American Independence during the War of the Revolution, between the 19th of April 1775, when the hostilities commenced and the 19th of April 1783, when they were ordered to cease.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
The officers of this Society shall be a President, one or more Vice Presidents, one or more Secretaries, a Treasurer, a Registrar, a Historian, a Chaplain, a Chancellor, a Surgeon, Representative to the General Society, and elected additional members to the Board of Managers and such other officers as the Board of Managers shall determine, and all said officers shall from the time of their election or appointment, continue in their respective offices until the annual meeting, and/or their respective successor shall be duly chosen.
ARTICLE V: SEAL AND INSIGNIA
The Seal of this Society, the Insignia to be worn by the members, and the rules in regard to them, shall be such as have been prescribed by the General Society Sons of the Revolution.
ARTICLE VI: COMMEMORATIONS
It shall be a standing regulation that the members shall, when practicable hold a commemorative celebration and dine together at least once every year.
ARTICLE VII: INCORPORATION RESOLUTION AND CHARTER OF INCORPORATION
The Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana shall be incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana and the said Incorporation Resolution and said Charter of Incorporation granted by the State of INDIANA shall be in total embraced within the Constitution of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, Incorporated as ARTICLE VII, nunc pro tunc.
ARTICLE VIII: ALTERATIONS AND AMENDMENTS
No alterations or amendments of the Constitution of this society shall be made unless notice thereof shall be duly given in writing and signed by the members proposing the same, at a meeting of the society not unless the same shall be adopted at a subsequent meeting thirty days after such notice, by a vote of three-fourths of the members present.
ARTICLE IX: DISSOLUTION
In the event of the inactivity for a period of five years or more, or the dissolution of this society, or the formation of a society which shall be contrary to the objects cited heretofore or the objects of the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Incorporated, all assets and records of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana and title thereto shall be conveyed to the General Society Sons of the Revolution Incorporated for proper disposition as the General Board of Managers shall deem necessary.
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