Office-bearers for 1881:—President–G. M. Thomson, F.L.S.; Vice presidents–Dr. Hocken, A. Montgomery; Hon. Secretary–Professor Parker; Hon. Treasurer–D. Petrie, M.A.; Auditor–D. Brent, M.A.; Council–Dr. Coughtrey, R. Gillies, F.L.S., W. Arthur, C.E., G. Joachim, H. Skey, W. M. Hodgkins, W. N. Blair, C.E.
Office-bearers for 1882:—President–W. Arthur, C.E.; Vice-presidents–G. M. Thomson, F.L.S., G. Joachim; Hon. Secretary–Professor Parker; Hon. Treasurer–D. Petrie, M.A.; Auditor–D. Brent, M.A.; Council–Bight Rev. Bishop Nevill, Rev. Dr. Roseby, Professor Mainwaring Brown, Professor Scott, W. N. Blair, C.E, A. Montgomery, R. Gillies, F.L.S.
Extracts from the Constitution and Rules of the Otago Institute.
Any person desiring to join the Society may be elected by ballot, on being proposed in writing at any meeting of the Council or Society by two members, on payment of the annual subscription of one guinea for the year then current.
Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds and ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.
An Annual General Meeting of the members of the Society shall be held in January in each year, at which meeting not less than ten members must be present, otherwise the meeting shall be adjourned by the members present from time to time, until the requisite number of members is present.