Researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the history of the Haines Family settlers and others in the area of what is now known as northern Greene County, Town of Hunter, Catskill Mountains, New York, commonly referred to as the mountaintop.
To clearly explain and share the history of the pioneer spirit of the early settlers who took their families and possessions and settled in an uninhabitated area of the Catskill Mountains in the late 1700s; and
Through continuing genealogical research, to maintain and publish accurate and complete genealogical records of all our ancestors, including and up to the present time; and
To foster a spirit of fellowship and pride by publishing a newsletter, holding an annual family reunion which is open to all, and holding other such meetings and events as are deemed necessary and proper; and
To restore and/or erect historic markers and monuments in public cemetaries and along the roadsides to educate the public with regard to Haines Family history and that of other early settlers, and their contributions to the Catskill Mountaintop area; and
To undertake such other worthwhile projects and efforts that will contribute to the general public good; and
For the benefit of the general public, undertake the rediscovery of so-called "lost" existing cemetaries and burying grounds, the transcription, inventorying, protection, preservation, restoration, maintenance, publication, and, if necessary, acquisition, of abandoned ancient burial places, and reassertion of access thereto, if possible, to ensure that they are not among the approximately 100 historic cemetaries or burying grounds being permanently lost each year due to various circumstances; and
To acquire, to own, to hold, or to sell real or personal property in furtherance of the above purposes and for the conservation of the natural environment; and
To publicize items of historical or current interest that relate to the Haines Family and other early settlers; and
The Association is organized and shall be operated exclusively for non-profit charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or within the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law; and
To do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the above purposes or in their advancement.