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10. He shall perform all other duties specially required of him by the constitution and by-laws.
11. In case of the absence of the secretary, a secretary pro tempore shall be appointed by the presiding officer.
1. Corresponding Secretary. To the corresponding secretary shall properly belong the charge of all communications and correspondence, not otherwise provided for, between this and other societies or individuals, relating to the objects or operations of this society.
2. He shall make report at the regular meetings of the society of all communications received or written by him, which shall be duly filed and deposited in the collections of the society.
UNION OF OFFICERS IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL.
The offices of treasurer, recording secretary, and corresponding secretary, or any of them, may be conferred on the same individual, when in the judgment of the society the same shall be deemed expedi
STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES.
Committees on Business. There shall be appointed by the president at the annual meeting, standing committees of business, to be composed of three members each, on the following subjects, namely:
1. A Committee of Publication. To select and prepare all articles, papers, or essays proposed for publication by the society, and with its approval to superintend the printing thereof.
2. A Committee on the Library and Cabinet. To counsel and assist the secretary in enlarging and preserving the society's collections, and also to prepare and recommend such regulations for the use of the same as shall be judged necessary, to be approved by the society. 3. A Committee on Membership.
REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
Any officer of this society, or member of a standing committee may be removed from office by a vote of a majority of members present at any meeting; Provided, That ten active members be present, and the party moved against be notified for two months next previous, if in the state of Nebraska.
INITIATION FEE AND ANNUAL ASSESSMENT.
Every active member shall pay an initiation fee of $3, and an annual assessment of $2 to the treasurer within three months after the annual meeting, or incur an additional charge of twenty cents per month, as fine for not paying within the time specified.
REVISION OF THE LIST OF MEMBERS.
A revision of the list of members of this society shall be made at the annual meeting of the society for choice of officers, at which time shall be erased or discontinued the names of such members as by virtue of the society's constitution or by-laws shall have ceased to be entitled to membership therein.
Any person may be admitted as a corresponding member of this society by the vote of two-thirds of the members present at any meeting, provided that the candidate shall have been duly nominated at the preceding regular meeting, and the nomination regularly referred and considered by the committee on membership.
Honorary members may be chosen by vote at any regular meeting, the nomination having been made and referred at the regular meeting previously held.
REMOVAL OF MEMBERS.
In all cases of complaint against any member for misdemeanor, or conduct incompatible with membership, the party complained of shall be served by the secretary with a copy of the specific charges preferred against him; he shall also notify him to appear before the committee on membership at a certain place and time therein specified, to show cause why he should not be dismissed from membership of the society. The decision of the committee on membership shall be sent to the defendant by the secretary.
ALTERATION IN THE CONSTITUTION.
This constitution may be altered by the vote of a majority of the members present at any regular meeting, provided that ten of the members shall be present; And provided further, That any proposed alteration or amendment shall have been submitted at the second regular meeting next previously held, and read publicly at the last previous meeting to the one at which the vote shall be taken.
1. The regular meetings of the society shall be held at such a place as the officers may select, on or near the second Tuesdays of January, April, July, and October, the hour to be designated by the secretary in the notice of the meeting.
2. Written or printed notice of each meeting shall be given by the secretary to the active members not less than three days next before such meeting shall be held, either through the post-office, or by leaving the same at their usual place of abode, or by publication in at least one of the daily newspapers published in the city of Lincoln.
3. Any meeting of this society may be adjourned, whether a quorum be present or not, to such time as the majority of the members present shall determine; Provided, however, That notice of that adjournment shall be given by the secretary to the members, as aforesaid in section two.
ELECTION OF CORRESPONDING AND HONORARY MEMBERS.
4. At any regular meeting of the society, a quorum being present, any member may propose others for corresponding or honorary membership; if seconded by two additional members, a vote shall be taken and a majority of two-thirds of the members present shall constitute an election.
5. After the publication of this constitution all new members shall be elected by ballot, a majority of three-fourths of the members-a quorum being present-shall constitute an election. And no one shall be deemed an active member until he has signed the register of members, or accepted his election as a member in writing.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
1. The president shall preside at all meetings, but in case of his absence, one of the vice-presidents shall take his place; and should both the president and vice-presidents be absent, a president pro tempore may be elected by a majority of the members present.
2. Upon being called to order and duly organized, the proceedings of the society at its regular meetings shall be as follows:
First. The record of the proceedings held at the previous meeting shall be read.
Second. This shall be followed by reports from the recording secretary, the librarian, and the corresponding secretary.
Third. Reports from standing and special committees shall be next in order.
Fourth. The secretary shall then call the roll of active members in alphabetical order, affording an opportunity to each member to communicate any information, or propose any measure of interest to the society. All such communications must be put in writing and become the property of the society.
Fifth. At any special meeting called for extraordinary business, of which the members shall be notified in the calls to the meeting, the order of proceeding at the regular meeting provided for in the preceding section (2), may be for the time being suspended or modified as shall be determined by a majority of the members present, but no other business shall be transacted besides that notified in the call, except such as may belong to the ordinary transactions of the society.
NOMINATION OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.
All special committees shall be nominated by the presiding officer of the society for their approval unless their election shall be otherwise provided for by the express vote of a majority of the members present.