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Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana


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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.

Provided--That when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor in the minutemen or militia it must be satisfactorily shown that such ancestor was actually called into the service of the United States or of some one of the thirteen original states, and that they performed garrison or field duty; and --

Provided, further, that when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor as a sailor or marine it must in like manner be shown that such service was other than shore duty, and was regularly performed in the Continental Navy, or in the navy of one of the original thirteen states, or on an armed vessel other than a merchant ship sailing under letters of marque and reprisal; and that such ancestor of the applicant was duly enrolled in the ship's company, either as an officer, or seaman, or otherwise than as a passenger; and --
Provided, further, that when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of an ancestor as an official, such service must have been performed in the civil service of the United States or of one of the thirteen original states, and must have been sufficiently important in character to have rendered the official especially liable to arrest and imprisonment, the same as a combatant, if captured by the enemy, as well as liable to conviction of treason against the government of Great Britain. Service in the ordinary duty of civil office, the performance of which did not particularly and effectively aid the American cause shall not constitute eligibility.

In the construction of this article, the volunteer Aides-de-Camp of General officers in Continental service, who were duly announced as such, and who actually served in the field during the campaign, shall be comprehended as having performed qualifying service. The civil officials and military forces of the State of Vermont during the War of the Revolution shall also be comprehended in the same manner as if they had belonged to one of the thirteen original states.

No service of an ancestor shall be deemed as qualifying for membership in the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, where such ancestor, after assisting in the cause of American Independence, shall have subsequently either adhered to the enemy, or failed to maintain an honorable record throughout the War of the Revolution. No person shall be admitted unless he be of good moral character and be judged worthy of becoming a member.

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.

Any article or section of the Constitution or Bylaws of the Sons of the Revolution not in conformity with the laws of the State of Indiana or with regulations established by the Internal Revenue Service necessary to obtain and maintain a tax exempt status under various regulations as may be required by State of Indiana or the Internal Revenue Service shall be embraced and included in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana. Any article or section not conforming with be void and any needed additions or corrections will be included without subsequent action by the society.

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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