Articles of Association
Of the Polish Benevolent Society of Hussars of John Sobieski the Third, of Calumet
We, the undersigned, being of full age, and desiring to become incorporated under the provisions of Act No. 171, of the Public Acts of Michigan for 1903, entitled “An act for the incorporation of associations not for pecuniary profit,” do hereby make, execute and adopt the following articles of association, to wit –
The name or title by which said corporation is to be made known in law is Polish Benevolent Society of Hussars of John Sobieski the Third, of Calumet.
The purpose or purposes for which it is formed are as follows – for the intellectual and moral improvement of its members and to afford aid and relief to its members when in need.
The principal office or place of business shall be at Red Jacket, in the County of Houghton and State of Michigan.
The term of existence of this proposed corporation is fixed at 30 years, from the date of these Articles.
The number of trustees or directors shall be five.
The names of the trustees or directors selected for the first year of its existence are as follows – John Labyak, Michael Siemowski, John Bolinski, Jozef Ryback and Tomasz Slominski.
The qualifications required of officers and members are as follows – No person can become a member of this Society who is under the age of 18 years or above the age of Forty-five years or who belongs to any society which is forbidden by the Roman Catholic Church or is not free from all bodily diseases. He must be a member of a Polish Roman Catholic Congregation and bear a good moral character and fulfill his duties generally as a Catholic Christian.
In witness thereof, we the parties hereby associating, have hereunto subscribed our names this eleventh day of September, A.D. 1905.
John Labyak, Michael Siemowski, John Bolinski, Jozef Ryback, and Tomasz Slominski.
State of Michigan
County of Houghton
On this eleventh day of September A.D. 1905, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County, personally appeared John Labyak, Michael Siemowski, John Bolinski, Jozef Ryback and Tomasz Slominski known to me to be the persons named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and severally acknowledged that they executed the same freely and for the intents and purposes therein mentioned.
Notary Public in and for Houghton County, Mich.
My commission expires August 18th, 1909.
Received and recorded this 26th day of September A.D. 1905, at Four o’clock P.M.
Louis H. Richardson
Michigan Technological University
State Archives of Michigan Collection
Houghton County Articles of Incorporation
RG 89-464, 1905, Vol. 12, p. 415.