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1. Gifford PINCHOT, Vice-President (1910). 2. JAMEs R. GARfield, Vice-President (1910). 3. HENRY A. BARKER, Vice-President (1909-10). 4. A. B. FARQUhar, Executive Committee (1909). 5 wia. Fr. Faring Iones. Vice-President (1910). 6. E. L. WoRshA.M. Executive Committee (1910,
This organization shall be known as the National Conservation Congress.
The object of the National Conservation Congress shall be: (1) to provide a forum for discussion of the resources of the United States as the foundation for the prosperity of the people, (2) to furnish definite information concerning the resources and their utilization, and (3) to afford an agency urough which the people of the country may frame policies and principles affecting the wise and practical development, conservation, and utilization of the resources, to be put into effect by their representatives in State and Federal Governments.
Section I. Regular annual meetings shall be held at such time and place as may be determined by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Congress, or its officers, committees, or boards, may be held subject to the call of the President of the Congress or the Chairman of the Executive Committee.
Section I. The officers of the Congress shall consist of a President, to be elected by the Congress; a Vice-President from each State, to be chosen by the respective State delegations, and from the National Conservation Association; an Executive Secretary; a Recording Secretary; and a Treasurer.
Section 2. The duties of these officers may at any time be prescribed by formal action of the Congress or Executive Committee. In the absence of such action their duties shall be those implied by their designations and established by custom. In addition, it shall be the duty of the Vice-Presidents to receive, from the State Conservation Commissions and other organizations concerned in Conservation, suggestions and recommendations, and report them to the
Executive Committee of the Congress. ! (Ix)
Section 3. The officers shall serve for one year, or until their successors are elected and qualify.
ARTICLE 5—CoMMITTEES AND BOARDs
Section I. An Executive Committee of seven, in addition to which the President of the National Conservation Association and all ex-Presidents of the Congress shall be members ex-officio, shall be appointed by the President during each regular annual session to act for the ensuing year; its membership shall be drawn from different States, and not more than one of the appointed members shall be from any one State. The Executive Committee shall act for the Congress and shall be empowered to initiate action and meet emergencies. It shall report to each regular annual session.
Section 2. A Board of Managers shall be created in each city in which the next ensuing session of the Congress is to be held, preferably by leading organizations of citizens. The Board of Managers shall have power to raise and expend funds, to incur obligations on its own responsibility, and to appoint subordinate boards and committees, all with the approval of the Executive Committee of the Congress. It shall report to the Executive Committee at least two days before the opening of the ensuing session, and at such other times as the Congress or the Executive Committee may direct.
Section 3. A Committee on Credentials shall be appointed, consisting of five (5) members, by the President of the Congress not later than on the second day of each session of the Congress. It shall determine all questions raised by delegates as to representation, and shall report to the Congress from time to time as required by the President of the Congress.
Section 4. A Committee on Resolutions shall be created for each annual meeting of the Congress. A Chairman shall be appointed by the President. One member of the Committee shall be selected by each State represented in the Congress. The Committee shall report to the Congress not later than the morning of the last day of each annual meeting.
Section 5. Permanent Committees, consisting of five (5) members each, shall be appointed by the President of the Congress on each of the following five divisions of Conservation: Forests, Waters, Lands, Minerals, and Vital Resources. These committees shall, during the intervals between the annual meetings of the Congress, inquire into these respective subjects and prepare reports to be submitted on the request of the Executive Committee, and render such other assistance to the Congress as the Executive Committee may direct.
Section 6. By direction of the Congress, standing and special committees may be appointed by the President.
Section 7. The President shall be a member, ex-officio, of every committee of the Congress.
ARTICLE 6—ARRANGEMENTS FOR SESSIONS
Section I. The program for the session of each annual meeting of the Congress, including a list of speakers, shall be arranged by the Executive Committee. The entire program, including allotments of time"to speakers and hours for daily sessions and all other arrangements concerning the program, shall be made by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Unless otherwise ordered, the rules adopted for the guidance of the preceding Congress shall continue in force.
Section I. The personnel of the National Conservation Congress shall be as follows:
Officers and Delegates
Officers of the National Conservation Congress. Fifteen Delegates appointed by the Governor of each State and Territory. Five Delegates appointed by the Mayor of each city with a population of 25,000, or more. Two Delegates appointed by the Mayor of each city with a population of less than 25,000. Two Delegates appointed by each Board of County Commissioners. Five Delegates appointed by each National Organization concerned in the work of Conservation. Five Delegates appointed by each State or Interstate Organization concerned in the work of Conservation. Three Delegates appointed by each Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Commercial Club, or other local organization concerned in the work of Conservation. Two Delegates appointed by each State or other University or College, and by each Agricultural College or Experiment Station.
The President of the United States.