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REPORT

OF THE

PENNSYLVANIA FRUIT GROWERS' SOCIETY.

CONSTITUTION.

ARTICLE 1. This association shall be entitled “The Pennsylvania Fruit Growers' Society," and its objects shall be the advancement of the science of pomology and the art of fruit culture generally.

ARTICLE 2. Any person may become a member of this Society by a vote of the majority of the members present, at any meeting, and by paying into the treasury the sum of one dollar annually; or the payment of one dollar to the treasurer, at any time, shall constitute membership, and entitle said member to a copy of the proceedings. The payment of ten dollars, at one time, will constitute life membership.

ARTICLE 3. Its officers shall consist of a President, three Vice Presidents, a Recording and Corresponding Secretary, and a Treasurer, all of whom shall be elected annually by ballot.

ARTICLE 4. The following standing committees shall be appointed: A Committee of five on Nomenclature; a committee of three on Insects, of whom the professor of entomology shall be chairman; an Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer; and a general Fruit Committee; consisting of one member from each county represented, with a general chairman of the whole; each member of the Local Fruit Committee to have the privilege of appointing two assistants.

ARTICLE 5. The Society may at any time elect honorary members.

ARTICLE 6. The Society may from time to time appoint professors on entomology, botany, horticultural chemistry, and geology.

ARTICLE 7. This constitution may be altered or amemded by a vote of two thirds of the members present, at any regular meeting, notice of the proposed amendment, in writing, having been previously given.

ARTICLE. 8. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

BY-LAWS,

ARTICLE 1. The Committee on Nomenclature shall collate and decide the standard and synonymous names of all fruits known in the Society, with the authorities for each, and report, so far as practicable, at each regular meeting, and record the same in a book kept for that purpose.

ARTICLE 2. The General Fruit Committee shall carefully and thoroughly investigate the subject of fruit culture in general. Each local committee of three shall collect such useful and interesting information in relation to the subject as may be in their power, and embody the same in monthly reports, to be made to the general chairman ; such reports to be by him examined and embodied in his annual or semi-annual reports. Also, that the said county committee shall form ad interim committees for their respective counties; and further, that said ad interim committees are hereby authorized to publish their reports in the “ Gardener's Monthly," or such other paper as they may select, the same having been first submitted to the chairman of the General Fruit Committee for his approval: Provided, That said publication shall be free of expense to the Society.

ARTICLE 3. The annual meeting of the Society shall be held on the third Wednesday of January of each year, at such place as the Executive Committee may appoint, at which time the election for officers shall take place; said officers to serve from the close of the meeting, at which they are elected, to the close of the succeeding annual meeting, at which time an exbibition and discussion of fruits shall take place, and other business transacted in the following order:

1st. Reading of minutes of previous meeting.
2d. Roll called and dues collected.
3d. Election of officers.
4th. Reports of officers.
5th. Reports of standing committees.
6th. Reports of special committees.
7th. Unfinished business of former meeting.
8th. New business.

The nomination and election of new members shall be in order at any time during the session.

ARTICLE 4. Other meetings may be convened by the Execntive Committee at such time and place as they may appoint.

ARTICLE 5. No member who is in arrears for dues shall be eligible for any office, or serve on any standing committee; and any member who shall neglect to pay his dues shall cease to enjoy the privileges of membership.

LIST OF OFFICERS FOR 1878.

PRESIDENT

JOSIAH HOOPES, West Chester, Pa.

VICE PRESIDENTS.

H. M. ENGLE, Marietta.

A. R. SPROUT, Picture Rocks

JOHN I. CARTER, West Grove.

RECORDING SECRETARY.

E. B. ENGLE, Marietta.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY.

WILLIAM P. BRINTON, Christiana.

TREASURER.

G. B. THOMAS, West Chester.

PROFESSOR OF BOTANY.

THOMAS MEEHAN, Germantown.

PROFESSOR OF ENTOMOLOGY.

S. S. RATHVON, Lancaster.

PROFESSOR OF HORTICULTURAL CHEMISTRY.

S. B. HEIGES, York.

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