Robert Underwood Johnson
period, subject to removal by a majority vote; and a Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be appointed as follows: Three members of the Academy shall be elected at each annual meeting to serve as a Committee on Finance for the ensuing year. They shall appoint one of their number Treasurer of the Academy to serve for one year. He shall receive and protect its funds and make disbursements for its expenses as directed by the Committee. He shall also make such investments, upon the order of the President, as may be approved by both the Committee on Finance and the Executive Committee.V. DUTIES OF OFFICERSIt shall be the duty of the President, and in his absence of the Chancellor, to preside at all meetings throughout his term of office, and to safeguard in general all the interests of the Academy. It shall be the duty of the Chancellor to select and prepare the business for each meeting of his term. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the records; to conduct the correspondence of the Academy under the direction of the President or Chancellor; to issue its authorized statements; and to draw up as required such writings as pertain to the ordinary business of the Academy and its committees. These three officers shall constitute the Executive Committee. VI. AMENDMENTSAny proposed amendment to this Constitution must be sent in writing to the Secretary signed by at least ten members; and it shall then be forwarded by the Secretary to every member. It shall not be considered until three months after it has been thus submitted. No proposed amendment shall be adopted unless it receives the votes in writing of two-thirds of the members. OFFICERSPresident: W. D. HOWELLS,Chancellor: W. M. SLOANE,Permanent Secretary: R. U. JOHNSON,33 E. 17th Street, New York.Executive Committee.Finance Committee: JAMES FORD RHODES, W. M. SLOANE,R. W. GILDER.
1909 Oct 22
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.
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