The Board of Managers
The Vice-Presidents shall foster their respective departments within the Society ; they shall present annually to the Society summaries of the work done throughout the world in their several departments. They shall be elected to their respective departments by the Society. The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Society, shall collect the dues, and shall disburse under the direction of the Board of Managers ; he shall make an annual report ; and his accounts shall be audited annually by a committee of the Society and at such other times as the Board of Managers may direct. The Secretaries shall record the proceedings of the Society and of the Board of Managers ; shall conduct the correspondence of the Society ; and ‘shall make an annual report. The Board of Managers shall transact all the business of the Society, except such as may be presented at the annual meeting. It shall formulate rules for the conduct of its business. Nine members of the Board of Managers shall constitute a quorum. ARTICLE V. DUES. The annual dues of active members shall be five dollars, and of corresponding members two dollars, payable during the month of January, or, in the case of new members, within thirty days after election. The dues of members elected in November and December shall be credited to the succeeding year. Annual dues may be commuted and life membership acquired by the payment of fifty dollars. No member in arrears shall vote at the annual meeting, and the names of members two years in arrears shall be dropped from the roll of membership. ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS. Regular meetings of the Society shall be held on alternate Fridays, from November until May, and excepting the annual meeting they shall be devoted to communications. The Board of Managers shall, however, have power to postpone or omit meetings, when deemed desirable. Special meetings may be called by the President. The annual meeting for the election of officers shall be the last regular meeting in December. The meeting preceding the annual meeting shall be devoted to the President’s annual address. The reports of the retiripg Vice-Presidents shall be presented in January. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of twenty-five active members. ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS. These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a regular meeting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment has been given in writing at a regular meeting at least four weeks previously.