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Volume 31, 1898
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Officers of Incorporated Societies, and Extracts from the Rules.

Wellington Philosophical Society.

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—E. Tregear, F.R.G.S.; Vice-presidents—G. V. Hudson, F.E.S.; Sir J. Hector, F.R.S.; Council—R. L. Mestayer, M. Inst. C.E.; H. B. Kirk, M. A.; G. Denton; M. Chapman; E. F. Hawthorne; Sir W. Buller, F.R.S.; B. M. Molineaux; Secretary and Treasurer—R. B. Gore; Auditor—T. King.

Extracts from the Rules of the Wellington Philosophical Society.
5.

Every member shall contribute annually to the funds of the Society the sum of one guinea.

6.

The annual contribution shall be due on the first day of January in each year.

7.

The sum of ten pounds may be paid at any time as a composition for life of the ordinary annual payment.

14.

The time and place of the general meetings of members of the Society shall be fixed by the Council, and duly announced by the Secretary.

Auckland Institute.

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—J. Batger; Vice-presidents—H. A. Talbot-Tubbs, E. Roberton, M.D.; Council—G. Aickin, W. Berry, C. Cooper, F. G. Ewington, E. A. Mackechnie, P. Marshall, F.G.S., T. L. Murray, T. Peacock, D. Petrie, F.L.S., J. A. Pond, F.C.S., J. Stewart, C.E.; Trustees—E. A. Mackechnie, S. P. Smith, F.R.G.S., T. Peacock; Secretary and Curator—T. F. Cheeseman, F.L.S., F.Z.S.; Auditor—W. Gorrie.

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Extracts from the Rules of the Auckland Institute.

1.

Any person desiring to become a member of the Institute shall be proposed in writing by two members, and shall be balloted for at the next meeting of the Council.

4.

New members on election to pay one guinea entrance-fee, in addition to the annual subscription of one guinea, the annual subscription being payable in advance on the first day of April for the then current year.

5.

Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

10.

Annual general meeting of the society on the third Monday of February in each year. Ordinary business meetings are called by the Council from time to time.

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—L. Cockayne; Vice-presidents—R. Speight, Dr. W. H. Symes; Hon. Secretary—Professor A. Dendy; Hon. Treasurer—Captain F. W. Hutton; Council—Dr. Evans, H. R. Webb, R. M. Laing, T. W. Naylor Beckett, J. B. Mayne, and Professor Arnold Wall; Hon. Auditor—R. C. Bishop.

Extracts from the Rules of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
8.

Members of the Institute shall pay one guinea annually as a subscription to the funds of the Institute. The subscription shall be due on the 1st November in each year.

The Institute may also admit associates, who shall contribute five shillings annually to the funds of the Institute, and shall have all the privileges of members, except that they shall not have the power to vote, or be entitled to the annual volume of the Transactions.

9.

Members may compound for all annual subscriptions of the current and future years by paying ten guineas.

15.

The ordinary meetings of the Institute shall be held on the first Wednesday in each month during the months of May to October, both inclusive.

Otago Institute

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—F. R. Chapman; Vice-presidents—Dr. Scott, A. Bathgate; Council—Professor Benham, Dr. Hocken, Dr. Shand, G. M. Thomson, B. C. Aston, E. Melland, Crosbie Smith; Hon. Secretary—A. Hamilton; Hon. Treasurer—J. S. Tennant; Auditor—D. Brent.

Extracts from the Constitution and Rules of the Otago Institute.
2.

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, and on the payment of the annual subscription of one guinea for the year then current.

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5.

Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds and ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

8.

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.

(5.) The session of the Otago Institute shall be during the winter months, from May to October, both inclusive.

Westland Institute

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—T. H. Gill; Vice-president—G. K. Sinclair; Hon. Treasurer—A. Mahan; Trustees—Messrs. Morton, Clarke, King, Dawes, Beare, Michel, Falla, Perry, Macfarlane, McNaughton, and Drs. Macandrew and Teichelman.

Extracts from the Rules of the Westland Institute.
3.

The Institute shall consist (1) of life-members—i.e., persons who have at any one time made a donation to the Institute of ten pounds ten shillings or upwards, or persons who, in reward of special services rendered to the Institute, have been unanimously elected as such by the committee or at the general half-yearly meeting; (2) of members who pay two pounds two shillings each year; (3) of members paying smaller sums, not less than ten shillings.

5.

The Institute shall hold a half-yearly meeting on the third Monday in the months of December and June.

Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—T. Tanner; Vice-President—J. E. H. Jarvis, M.R.C.S.; Council—R. D. D. McLean, M.H.R., J. Caughley, H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S., A. Milne-Thomson, M.B., C.M., D. Dinwiddie, T. C. Moore, M.D.; Hon. Secretary—J. Hislop; Hon. Treasurer—J. W. Craig; Hon. Auditor—J. E. Crerar; Hon. Curator—A. Norris, F.E.S.

Extracts from the Rules of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
3.

The annual subscription for each member shall be one guinea, payable in advance on the first day of January in every year.

4.

Members may at any time become life-members by one payment of ten pounds ten shillings in lieu of future annual subscriptions.

(4.) The session of the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute shall be during the winter months from May to October, both inclusive; and general meetings shall be held on the second Monday in each of those six months, at 8 p.m.

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Southland Institute

Office-Bearers.—Trustees—Ven. Archdeacon Stocker, Rev. John Ferguson, Dr. James Galbraith.

Nelson Philosophical Society

Office-Bearers for 1899.—President—The Bishop of Nelson; Vice-presidents—A. S. Atkinson and Dr. Mackie; Council—Dr. Boor, Rev. F. W. Chatterton, Messrs. Gibbs, Lukins, and Bartell; Hon. Secretary—R. I. Kingsley; Hon. Treasurer—Dr. Hudson; Hon. Curator—R. I. Kingsley; Assistant Curator—E. Lukins.

Extracts from the Rules of the Nelson Philosophical Society.
4.

Members shall be elected by ballot.

6.

The annual subscription shall be one guinea.

7.

The sum of ten guineas may be paid in composition of the annual subscription.

16.

Meetings shall be held on the second Monday in every month.

23.

The papers read before the Society shall be immediately delivered to the Secretary.