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NORFOLK AND NORWICH

Archäological

Society.

LAWS

(18 d mended at the Annual General Meeting held on

the 18th day of May, 1911).

I. The Society shall be called the “ NORFOLK AND Norwich ARCHÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY.”

II. The objects of the Society shall be :-
(a) To encourage the study of History, Architecture, and

Autiquities; to collect and publish information on
the Arts and Monuments of the County of Norfolk,
including Primeval Antiquities; Numismatics; Archi-
tecture, Civil and Ecclesiastical ; Sculpture; Painting
on Walls, Wood, or Glass; Civil History and Antiquities,
coin prising Manors, Manorial Rights, Privileges, and
Customs; Descent ; Genealogy; Ecclesiastical History,
Endowments, and Charitable Foundations; Records, etc.,
and all other matters usually comprised under the

head of Archwology. (b) To encourage individuals or public bodies in making

researches and excavations, and afford then suggestions

and co-operation. (c) To oppose and prevent, as far as may be practicable, the

destruction of, and injury to, all kinds of Monuments. (d) To collect accurate photographs, drawings, plans, and

descriptions of such Monuments. III. The management of the affairs of the Society shall be vested in a Committee, consisting of a President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secreturies (of whom one at least shall be an Editorial Secretary), and eighteen members elected out of the general body

of the members. The Committee (of whom three members shall constitute a quorum) shall meet periodically for the transaction of business at such times as they shall appoint. The Chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his ordinary vote.

IV. Minutes shall be entered of all proceedings at the meetings of the Committee, and at the commencement of each meeting the minutes of the preceding meeting shall be read over for confirmation.

V. The President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretaries shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting for one year, and shall be eligible for re-election.

VI. Six of the eighteen members of the Committee shall go out of office by rotation annually, but shall be eligible for re-election, provided that such retiring members, resident within ten miles of Norwich; bato attended at least one-third of the meetings held during. their term of office. The Committee may supply any Tacenes that xray, occur in their number during the year.

VII. Any person desirous of becoming a member of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by members, at either a General or Committee Meeting; but no person shall be acknowledged a member of the Society uutil he or she has paid his or her first subscription.

VIII. The subscription of each member of the Society shall be seven shillings and sixpence annually, which shall be due on the 1st day of January in each year; payment of this sum shall entitle a member to all the publications of the Society issued during that year. A member elected before the 1st day of October in any year shall be liable to pay the subscription for that year.

IX. Any member whose subscription is in arrear for more than three years shall be removed from the Society's Roll, but may be reinstated at the discretion of the Committee on payment of such arrears. The Committee, however, shall have the power to remove a defaulting member at any period after his subscription has been in arrear for twelve months.

X. Any distinguished antiquary not connected with the County may be elected an honorary member at any Annual General Meeting of the Society, subject to his name, with those of his proposer and seconder, being sent to the Honorary Secretaries seven days previous to the meeting, and provided that the number of such honorary members shall not at any one time exceed ten.

XI. Antiquities belonging to the Society may be loaned by the Committee to the Norwich Castle Museum.

XII. A General Meeting of the members shall be held in each Fear, on

a day of which the Committee shall give at least one week's notice, for receiving the report of the Committee, electing members of the Committee for the ensuing year, and making such alterations in the laws and Regulations as they may think fit.

XIII. The accounts of the receipts and expenditure shall be audited, and a statement of the financial position of the Society shall be given at the Annual General Meeting.

XIV. Such short papers shall be read at the meetings as the Comunittee shall previously approve, and the meetings shall conclude with the exhibition of, and discussion on, such subjects of interest or curiosity as members may produce.

XV. The Comunittee shall have the power of publishing such papers and illustrations, at the Society's expense, as may be deemed worthy of being printed; that each subscriber shall be entitled to a copy of such publication, either gratis or at such price as the funds of the Society will admit, from the time of his admission ; and to such further copies and previous publications (if there be any in hand), at a price to be fixed by the Committee; that each of the authors of such published papers shall be entitled to fifteen copies gratis ; and that the Committee shall have the power to make such arrangements for re-printing any of the parts of the Society's Papers, when out of print, as they may deem most conducive to the interest of the Society.

XVI. The Committee may, on such occasions as they shall think necessary, call Special General Meetings by advertisement; and the Secretary shall, at the request in writing of twenty or more members, call a Special General Meeting, to be held at the expiration of a fortnight from the date of posting the notices convening such meeting.

XVII. No alteration shall be made in these Laws except at an Annual General Meeting, or at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose, of which fourteen days' notice shall have been give!), and provided that such notice shall contain the particulars of the alterations proposed to be made ; but the Committee shall be empowered to make, alter, and repeal By-Laws for the management of the Society, provided the same be consistent with these Laws.

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