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at any general meeting of the Club, unless it has been submitted to the Executive Committee and received its approval.

Calling of Special Meetings Art. 13.-(1) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be called by the President, or on a requisition signed by three of its members. Special meetings of the Club may be called by the President, and shall be called by him on a requisition signed by twelve members, and stating the object of the meeting. This object shall be stated in the notice calling the special meeting.

Amendments to Constitution Art. 14.-This Constitution may be amended at the Annual Meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, subject to a two-thirds majority vote of the members present.

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1. That the Royal Colonial Institute and the Empire Club of Canada be affiliated with a view to mutually promoting the object for which both were founded, namely, the Unity of the Empire.

2. That Members of the Empire Club of Canada introduced by the Secretary of the Club on reporting their arrival in England to the Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute be made Honorary Fellows for month.

3. That residents in the Dominion of Canada may become both non-resident Fellows of the Royal Colonial Institute and Members of the Empire Club of Canada on being duly proposed and seconded, and on payment of an Entrance Fee of One Guinea and an Annual Subscription of One Guinea, for which they will receive the Journal of the Institute United Empire free of charge, and have the use of the Institute Building when in Lona Standing Address.

This subscription will cover Membership of both the Club and the Institute, and shall be allotted to the Institute and the Club in the proportion of three dollars and fifty cents to the former, and one dollar and fifty cents to the latter.

4. That all publications of the Empire Club of Canada shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute as soon as published, and each Member of the Institute, so desiring, shall be entitled to a copy of the annual volume of the Empire Club Proceedings and

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Addresses for the sum of seventy-five cents, or three shillings.

5. That the Monthly Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute United _Empire, shall be supplied to the Members of the Empire Club of Canada who are not Fellows of the Royal Colonial Institute at an Annual Subscription of one dollar, including postage, the ordinary subscription being one shilling per copy or twelve shillings a year exclusive of postage.

Received and adopted by the Empire Club of Canada, October 17, 1911.

The Object of the Club is the Advancement of the Interests of

Canada and a United Empire





An Address by the RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR GEORGE H. REID, K.C.M.G., High Commissioner for Australia, before the Empire Club of Canada, September 5, 1912.

Mr. President and Gentlemen,

I wish in the first place to express my indebtedness for the splendid compliment that you pay me by being here in such large and influential numbers at an entertainment in my honour as the representative of Australia in London. I shall have great pleasure in conveying to the people of Australia the exceedingly grateful warmth of this friendly, fraternal demonstration.

The subject that I have chosen for to-day is “Australia and her Relations to the British Empire,” and in dealing with that subject I must also incidentally speak. about the relations of Canada to the British Empire. Together they represent seven millions of square miles of British territory, seven twelfths of the whole area of the British Empire.

Now, I must cast a glance backwards in order to say a word or two about the early relations between Great Britain and Australia. For many years after the first white settlement in 1788, the affairs of the colonists were administered by a Governor whose acts were all subject to the control of the Secretary of State in London. In those days London was at an immense distance from Australia. The seas were comparatively unknown; the art of steam navigation had not yet been discovered. It took months to voyage to Australia; those who started on that voyage had no sort of certainty that they


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