National Geographic : 1888 Oct
BY-LAWS. ARTICLE I. NAME. The name of this Society is the "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY." ARTICLE II. OBJECT. The object of this Society is the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge. ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP. The members of this Society shall be persons who are interested in geographic science. There may be three classes of members, active, corresponding and honorary. Active members only shall be members of the corporation, shall be entitled to vote and may hold office. Persons residing at a distance from the District of Columbia may be come corresponding members of the Society. They may attend its meetings, take part in its proceedings and contribute to its publications. Persons who have attained eminence by the promotion of geographic science may become honorary members. Corresponding members may be transferred to active membership, and, conversely, active members may be transferred to corresponding membership by the Board of Managers. The election of members shall be entrusted to the Board of Mana gers. Nominations for membership shall be signed by three active members of the Society; shall state the qualifications of the candidate ; and shall be presented to the Recording Secretary. No nomination shall receive action by the Board of Managers until it has been before it at least two weeks,,and no candidate shall be elected unless he receives at least nine affirmative votes. ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS. The Officers of the Society shall be a President, five Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, a Recording Secretary and a Corresponding Secretary. The above mentioned officers, together with eight other members of the Society, known as Managers, shall constitute a Board of Managers.