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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Rules of the Proposed Association

Rules of the Proposed Association.

I. That this Association be named the Home Mission Association of the Synod of Otago and Southland.

II. That the objects of this Association shall be to employ Missionaries, and to raise and distribute funds for the purpose of assisting sparsely peopled districts within the bounds of the Synod to maintain Missionaries until the several districts shall be in a condition to obtain a settled Ministry.

III. That the members of the Association shall consist of subscribers of twenty shillings a year and upwards.

IV. That the Managing Committee shall consist of a Chairman, a Secretary, and twenty members, in addition to such members as may be appointed by branch Associations, of whom six shall be a quorum.

V. That this Association shall be in connection with the Synod of Otago and Southland.

VI. That the funds shall be raised by annual subscriptions, donations, legacies, such collections as may be allowed, and any collections and subscriptions which may be made at any missionary services conducted by the Agents of the Association.

VII. That an annual meeting of the Association shall be held in the month of January each year, to receive the report and balancesheet of the Association, and to elect a committee of officebearers for the ensuing year.

VIII. That branch associations be formed in the various towns and districts of the Provinces of Otago and Southland, and that such societies as contribute a sum of not less than £10 annually to the funds of the parent society shall name one member of the Managing Committer, and societies contributing £25 shall name two.

John Gow

, Convener.