National Geographic : 1891 Apr 1
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECRETARIES. PRESENTED TO THE SOCIETY, DECEMBER 26, 1890. Membership.-The Society was organized in January, 1888, with a total membership of 165. At the close of its first year, in December, 1888, the member ship was 209. At the close of the second year, in December, 1889, the membership was 228; and the present membership is 392.* Since the last annual meeting the membership has been in creased by the election of 190 new members. It has been decreased by the resignation of 10 members, by the death of 1 member (Capt. C. O. Boutelle) and by the dropping of 15 mem bers for non-payment of dues. The net increase has thus been 164, and the present total membership is 392 as above stated. This membership is classified as follows : Active members -----. - - - - --- ------- 331 Corresponding members ---------------- 57 Life members ----... ------- -------- 4 Total number of members .--------- 3'92 At the beginning of the year, corresponding members paid no dues. On March 20 of this year, however, the By-Laws were so amended as to require these members to pay annual dues of $2.00, such payment entitling them to the publications of the Society. Meetings.-The Society has held 22 meetings during the year, of which, 13 were regular meetings for the reading and discus sion of papers, 4 were public lectures at which an admission fee * The membership has since increased to 399, as shown by the sum mary on p. 334.
1891 Mar 28