Monday, December 3, 2007

Saint John Polish Miners’ Society

Articles of Association
of the
Saint John Polish Miners’ Society
Document research by Ceil Wendt Jensen at
Michigan Technological University
Transcribed by Joseph Martin

We, the undersigned residents of the Township of Adams in the County of Houghton and State of Michigan, desiring to become incorporated under Act number 104 of the Session Laws of the State of Michigan for the year 1869, and acts amendatory thereof, being sections 7475 to 7481 inclusive, of the Public Acts of Michigan for the year 1897, entitled and act to provide for the incorporation of co-operative and mutual Benefit Associations hereby adopt the following Articles of Association.

Article One – The names and places of residence of the persons incorporating in the first instance are as follows:
Michael Borkowski, residing at Painesdale, Michigan
Michael Jaskobiak
Joseph Janoski
Joseph Glowzinski
Walter Kowalski

Article Two – The name of this association shall be The Saint John Polish Miners’ Society. The office for the transaction of the business of said association shall be at Painesdale, in said Township of Adams, in Houghton County, Michigan and the period for which this association shall be incorporated shall be thirty years from the date of execution of these articles of association.

Article Three – The object of the incorporation of this association are to care for and furnish financial aid to sick and disabled members, and to provide for the families of deceased members in such manner and upon such terms as shall be provided by the by-laws of the association.

Article Four – The number of Trustees shall be three. The regular officers shall be as follows: one President, one Vice President, one Treasurer, and one Secretary, whose powers and duties shall be prescribed by the by-laws of the Association. The place of holding the annual meetings of said Association shall be Painesdale in said Township of Adams, and in said County of Houghton, and State of Michigan.

Article Five – Any person of Polish descent, receiving a majority vote at any regular meeting of the association, may become a member upon payment to said association of such membership fee and such dues as shall be provided for by the by-laws of the association.

Michael Borkowski
Michael Jozkoviak
Joseph Janosky
Jozef Glowzinski
Walter Kowalski

State of Michigan
County of Houghton

On this 22nd day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Four, before me, a notary Public in and for said County, personally came Michael Borkowski, Michael Joskobiak, Joseph Janoski, Joseph Glowzinski and Walter Kowalski, to me known to be the persons who signed the foregoing articles of association and severally acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed, and that they executed the same for the interest and purpose therein mentioned. My commission expires March 16th, A.D.1906.

J. F. Hambitzer
Notary Public

Received for record August 27th, A.D. 1904.
Jimmie B. Taylor
Deputy County Clerk
Michigan Technological University
State Archives of Michigan Collection
Houghton CountyArticles of Incorporation, 1887
RG 89-464, Vol. 10, pp. 129-131