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42      HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE
NATIONAL HORSESHOE PITCHERS ASS'N
OF AMERICA

Approved Feb., 1925, and Revised Feb., 1927

PREAMBLE
     "Knowing the art of horseshoe pitching affords a healthy recreative and a competitive sport suitable to all persons, young and aged, male and female, at a cost comparable to other games, and with a desire to standardize its laws authorize and conduct tournaments of National scope and encourage the promotion of leagues and associations throughout the nation, we do establish this Constitution and By-Laws for the following association hereinafter called The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America.
ARTICLE I.
     Section 1, The name of this association shall be THE NATIONAL HORSESHOE PITCHERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.
Article II. Legislative
     Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in an assembly of delegates to be appointed, elected or selected by the members of this association that are duly chartered under this body and such other delegates as provided for in Article II, Section 2.
     Sec. 2. When there is a State Association in good standing, it shall be entitled to five (5) delegates. When a State is not affiliated with the National Association, next preference in furnishing delegates will be conceded to affiliated State clubs. Class A clubs shall he entitled to two (2) delegates. Class B clubs shall be entitled to one (1) delegate. A completion of the State's allowance may be made from individual memberships. If the State's delegation cannot agree on its membership, the President of the Association shall have power to act. Five (5) votes is all that any State can have on a voting subject. Voting may be by ballot, rising vote or ayes and nays. Proxies not allowed, nor shall substitution be made for any delegate representing a State as an individual. State asso-ciations or clubs may substitute a member in good standing if a vacancy in the delegates arises. A delegate must be in person to have voting power.
     Sec. 3. The officers of this Association shall consist of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and a Treasurer, who will constitute the Board of Directors and have voting power as National officials and not as State delegates. The President may add as many honorary vice presidents as he may deem advisable.
     Sec 4 The officials consisting of the President, First and Second Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be the executive committee, and be in charge of the affairs of this Association and shall be empowered to transact such business in the interests of the game and the Association, as deemed advisable, and not contrary to the Constitution and By-Laws and Rules.
     Sec. 5. The officials shall be elected at the first convention after the first day of January, 1925, for a term of two (2) years and every two (2) years thereafter. They shall take office immediately at the close of the meeting when elected. The officers may call a meeting in convention at any time it is deemed advisable.
     By unanimous vote of the Convention at Duluth, Minn., August 15, 1927, the first sentence of Section 5, Article II, was changed to read as follows:
     The officials shall be elected at the first convention after the first day of January. 1929, to hold office until the next convention and then for a term of one and one-half years.
     Sec. 6 Fifteen (15) delegates shall constitute a quorum and have authority to transact the business of the Association when seated in convention.
     Sec. 7. Any member of this Association shall be eligible to hold office. Delegates to National Conventions, representing State Associations or State Clubs, must present certificate of election or appointment signed by the President of the organization he or she is delegated to represent.
     Sec. 8. In the event of the death or resignation of an officer or committeeman between conventions, the President is empowered to make appointment