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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 7, No. 3
September, 1929
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

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At the Annual Meeting of the Members of Oklahoma Historical Society, held January 23, 1929, Mrs. Jessie R. Moore gave notice that she would at the next annual meeting of said Society; To wit, January 23, 1930, present an amendment to the Constitution setting aside the present method of electing the Board of Directors, which is as follows:

"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 twenty-five 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 envelopes 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 hereunder placed on such ballot same

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shall not be mailed out but such fact certified jointly by the secretary and treasurer to the next annual meeting, and said five members by such meeting declared elected."

And adopt the method originally provided in the constitution adopted in 1922.

Signed, Mrs. Jessie R. Moore.

At the January 23, 1929 meeting of the members of the Historical Society, Judge R. L. Williams gave notice that he would at the next annual meeting present an amendment to the constitution requiring a referendum on all future amendments to the constitution and by-laws of the Society.

(Signed) R. L. WILLIAMS.

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society was held August 2, 1929, in the Library of the Society with the following members present: Judge Thomas H. Doyle, vice-president, presiding, Judge R. L. Williams, Judge Phil D. Brewer, William S. Key, D. W. Peery, Jasper Sipes, and Judge W. A. Ledbetter.

Judge Doyle and Judge Williams, on the part of the committee appointed at the Board Meeting August 1, 1929, to confer with the Board of Affairs in regard to increases of salaries, reported that the Board of Affairs had agreed to an increase of the salary of the chief clerk from $1320.00 to $1500.00 per year and an increase in the salary of the file clerk from $1320.00 to $1500.00 per year and declined to agree to any further increases for the present, but agreed that when the new building was completed and the Historical Society was housed in the new building that said Board of Affairs would be glad to take up further increases as to salaries.

Mr. Sipes moved that the salary of the chief clerk be increased from $1320.00 to $1500.00 per year and that the salary of the file clerk be increased from $1320.00 to $1500.00 per year. Motion was seconded by Mr. Peery and carried.

Judge Thomas H. Doyle,
Vice-President, presiding.


Meeting adjourned.

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