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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 4, No. 3
September, 1926
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

BY R. L. WILLIAMS

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Amend Section 2 of Article 3 so as to read:
Five Members of the Board of Directors to serve for a term of five years or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified, shall annually be elected by ballot from the members of the Society in the following manner:
Between the first and tenth of January of each year the secretary and treasurer shall prepare and have printed at the expense of the society ballots containing all names of the five directors whose terms will expire during that year, unless otherwise directed in writing by such director, and also names of such other members of the society as may be petitioned thereto in writing to be filed with the Secretary by the first day of each year by ten per cent (10%) of its members at said time entitled to vote on such matter, such ballot shall be by the secretary duly mailed to the address of each member of said Society, who shall cross or mark out all of the names on such ballot except such as he or she may desire to vote for, not to exceed five, and write his or her name on such ballot on the opposite side and then duly mail same to the secretary of the Historical Society at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On the fourth Tuesday in January following or as soon thereafter as practicable the president, vice-presidents, secretary and treasurer shall meet and open said ballots, counting same and retaining the envelops and ballots in a safe place until the regular annual meeting when the result of said ballots shall be announced, the five receiving the highest vote, provided each receives a majority of all the votes cast, to be declared elected by said society, provided where a majority of those voting has not been received for such place the annual Meeting shall proceed to fill such places by balloting as to such two names having received the highest vote for such position, provided further that in instances where only five names are here under placed on such ballot same shall not be mailed out but such fact certified jointly by the secretary and treasurer to

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the next annual meeting, and said five members by such meeting declared elected.

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Notice is hereby given of intention to move an amendment to the Constitution of the Oklahoma Historical Society for the purpose of changing the date of the annual meeting of the Society from the first Tuesday in February to the fourth Wednesday in January of each year.

(Signed) JOSEPH B. THOBURN.

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