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Secondary Education; ninth, of Business Education; tenth, of Child Hygiene; eleventh, of Physical Education; twelfth, of Science Instruction; thirteenth, of School Administration; fourteenth, the Library Department; fifteenth, of Special Education; sixteenth, of School Patrons; seventeenth, of Rural and Agricultural Education; eighteenth, of Classroom Teachers; nineteenth, for the Promotion of the Wider Use of Schoolhouses; twentieth, of Educational Publications; twenty-first, Deans of Women.
SEC. 2. The active members of the Association, and no others, are members of each department of the Association.
Sec. 3. Each department shall hold its annual meeting at the time and place of the annual meeting of the Association, except the Department of Superintendence, which may hold its annual meeting in February of each year, or at such other time as may be determined by said department, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the Association.
Sec. 4. The object of the meetings of the departments shall be the discussion of questions pertaining to their respective fields of educational work. The programs of these meetings shall be prepared by the respective presidents in conference with, and under the general direction of, the President of the Association. Each department shall be limited to two sessions, with formal programs, unless otherwise ordered by the President of the Association, except that a third session for business or informal round-table conference may be held at the discretion of the department officers.
Sec. 5. The officers of each department shall consist of a president, a vice-president, and a secretary, who shall be elected at the last formal session of the department to serve one year and until their successors are duly elected, and who shall, at the time of their election, be active members of the Association. In case there is a vacancy in the office of president of any of the departments, it shall be filled by an appointment made by the President of the Association. Any other departmental vacancy shall be filled by appointment made by the president of the department.
Sec. 6. The secretary of each department shall, in addition to performing the duties usually pertaining to his office, furnish the Secretary of the Association a copy of the proceedings of the meetings of the department for publication.
SEC. 7. All departments shall have equal rights and privileges, with the exception stated in Section 3 of this article. They shall be named in Section 1 of this article in the order of their establishment and shall be dropt from the list when discontinued. Each department may be governed by its own regulations in so far as they are not inconsistent with the act of incorporation or these by-laws.
Sec. 8. A new department may be establisht by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors taken at a regular meeting of the board or by a two-thirds vote of the active members at any annual business meeting; provided, That a written application for said department, with title and purpose of the same, shall have been made at the regular meeting of the board next preceding the one at which action is taken, or at the preceding annual business meeting, by at least twenty-five members engaged or interested in the field of labor in the interest of which the department is purposed to be establisht. A department already establisht may be discontinued by the Board of Directors upon a two-thirds vote taken at a regular meeting, or by a two-thirds vote of the active members at any business meeting of the active members; provided, That announcement has been made of the proposed action at a regular meeting of the board the preceding year, or at the preceding annual business meeting. A department shall be discontinued when it fails to hold a regular meeting for two successive years.
ARTICLE VI-COMMITTEES SECTION 1. On the first day of each annual meeting of the Association, unless appointment has already been made, the President shall appoint a Committee on Resolutions, consisting of seven active members, and a Committee on Necrology, consisting of five active members, and on the third day of such meeting he shall appoint a Committee on Nominations, consisting of one active member from each state, territory, and district represented at the meeting. Each state, territorial, and district representative shall be appointed on the nomination of the active members in attendance from said state, territory, or district; provided, That three or more active members participate in said nomination in accordance with these by-laws; and provided further, That in case of the failure of the active members of any state, territory, or district to nominate a member of the nominating committee in accordance with these by-laws, the President shall appoint an active member from said state, territory, or district, to serve on said committee. At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors on the first day of the annual meeting, the President shall appoint an Auditing Committee consisting of three active members of the Association, no one of whom shall be either a trustee or a director; to this committee shall be referred the report of the expert accountant, together with the communication of the President transmitting the same, as provided in Section 6 of this article; and the committee shall report its findings at the meeting of active members. The chairman of each of the foregoing committees shall be designated by the President of the Association at the time of its appointment.
SEC. 2. The meetings of active members present from the several states, territories, etc., to nominate members of the nominating committee shall be held on the first day of the annual meeting of the Association, at such time and places as shall be designated on the annual program by the President of the Association.
SEC. 3. The Committee on Nominations shall meet on the fourth day of the annual meeting at 9:00 A.M., at a place designated by the President of the Association, and shall nominate persons for the following offices in the Association, to wit: one person for President, eleven persons for Vice-Presidents, one person for Treasurer, and one person from each state, territory, and district in the United States as a member of the Board of Directors. It shall report to the active members at their annual business meeting.
SEC. 4. The Committee on Resolutions shall report at the annual business meeting of active members, and, except by unanimous consent, all resolutions shall be referred to said committee, without discussion. This committee shall receive and consider all resolutions proposed by active members, or referred to it by the President; some time during the second day of the annual meeting of the Association the committee shall hold a meeting, at a place and time to be announst in the printed program, for the purpose of receiving proposed resolutions and hearing those who may wish to advocate them.
SEC. 5. The Committee on Necrology shall prepare for the publisht Proceedings a list of the active and corresponding members that have died during the year, accompanied by memorial sketches whenever practicable.
Sec. 6. Within thirty days prior to the time of the annual meeting of the Association, the President shall appoint a competent person, firm, or corporation licenst to do business as expert accountants; the accountants so appointed shall examine the accounts, papers, and vouchers of the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Board of Trustees, and compare the same, and shall also examine the securities of the Permanent Fund held by the Board of Trustees. The report of the said accountants shall be filed with the President before the opening day of the annual meeting of the Association, and shall be by him submitted with such comments as he may think proper, to the Board of Directors, at their meeting held on the first day of the annual meeting of the Association.
SECTION 1. A stated meeting of the Association, of the Council of Education, and of each department shall be held annually at such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee acting for the board in accordance with these by-laws. An annual meeting of the Association and its subordinate bodies may be omitted for an extraordinary cause, upon the written consent of two-thirds of the directors of the Association, obtained by the Executive Committee.
SEC. 2. The annual meeting of the Association shall be held in July, beginning on a day determined by the Executive Committee. Two sessions shall be held daily, unless otherwise ordered by the President of the Association. The annual business meeting of the active members shall be held on the fifth day of the annual meeting at 11:00 A.M. A regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held on the first day of the annual meeting at 10:30 A.M. The first regular meeting of the new Board of Directors shall be held as soon as practicable and within twenty-four hours after the close of the last session of the annual meeting, the place and time of the meeting to be announst in the printed program. The Board of Trustees shall hold its annual meeting at some convenient time and immediately following the meeting of the new Board of Directors referred to above in this section. Special meetings of the trustees may be called by the chairman, and shall be called on request of the majority of the Board of Trustees. Due notice of all meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be given to every member of the board by the secretary thereof.
ARTICLE VIII-PROCEEDINGS SECTION 1. The proceedings of the meeting of the Association, the Council, and the departments shall be publisht under the direction of a committee consisting of the President, the First Vice-President, and the Secretary, the First Vice-President acting as chairman of the committee; provided, That in the opinion of the Executive Committee the funds of the Association warrant the publication. Each member of the Association shall be entitled to a copy of the Proceedings. Associate members must make written application to the Secretary on or before November í for a copy in order to obtain it. Corresponding members, and active members whose dues are paid, will receive the publisht Proceedings without written application.
Sec. 2. No paper, lecture, nor address shall be read before the Association or any of the departments in the absence of its author, without the approval of the President of the Association or of the departments interested, nor shall any such paper, lecture, or address be publisht in the Proceedings, without the approval of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE IX-ELECTIONS, QUORUM SECTION 1. The certificate of membership, in connection with the official list of active members, shall be accepted as evidence that members are entitled to vote.
Sec. 2. Representatives from twenty-five states and territories shall constitute a quorum in all meetings of active members and of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE X-APPROPRIATIONS SECTION 1. Unless otherwise ordered by the active members at their annual business meeting, not less than 10 per cent of the gross income of the Association each year I shall be set aside for such educational investigations and studies as may be ordered in
accordance with Section 5 of Article III.
ARTICLE XI-AMENDMENTS SECTION 1. These by-laws may be altered or amended at the annual business meeting of the active members by unanimous consent, or by a two-thirds vote of the active members present if the alteration or amendment shall have been substantially proposed in writing at the annual business meeting next preceding the one at which action is taken; due announcement of the proposed action shall be made in the annual publisht Proceedings.
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
NOW KNOWN AS THE
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE of Acceptance of Charter and Adoption of By-Laws under Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906.
We, the undersigned, Nathan C. Schaeffer, the presiding officer, and Irwin Shepard, the Secretary of the meeting of the National Educational Association held at Los Angeles, California, on the roth day of July, 1907, said meeting being the annual meeting of the Association held next after the passage of an act of Congress entitled “An Act to Incorporate the National Education Association of the United States,"
Do hereby certify, that at said meeting held pursuant to due notice, a quorum being present, the said Association adopted resolutions of which true copies are hereto attached, and accepted the charter of the National Education Association of the United States, granted by said act of Congress, and adopted by-laws as provided in said act and elected officers; and the undersigned pursuant to said resolutions
Do hereby certify that the National Education Association of the United States has duly accepted said charter granted by said act of Congress, and adopted by-laws, and is the lawful successor to the National Educational Association. In witness whereof, we have hereunto signed our names this 20th day of August, 1907.
NATHAN C. SCHAEFFER, Presiding Officer
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE ACTIVE MEMBERS, JULY 10, 1907 1. Resolved, That the National Educational Association hereby accepts the charter granted by an act of Congress entitled "An Act to Incorporate the National Education Association of the United States,” passed June 30, 1906, and that the President and Secretary of this meeting be authorized and directed to execute and file with the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia a verified certificate showing the acceptance by the Association of the charter granted by said act.
2. Resolved, that the proposed by-laws of which notice was given at the annual meeting of the Association held on July 6, 1905, which are printed in full in the Journal of said meeting, be and the same are hereby adopted to take effect immediately.
3. Resolved, That the Association adopt as its corporate seal a circle containing the title "National Education Association of the United States," and the dates "1857-1907.”
4. Resolved, That the Association do now proceed to elect officers, and to organize under the charter granted by the act of Congress.
Filed in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia, September 4, 1907.
CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
B. G. NORTHROP, President.
S. H. WHITE, President.
JOHN HANCOCK, Treasurer. 1875-MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
W. T. HARRIS, President.
A. P. MARBLE, Treasurer. 1876—BALTIMORE, MD.
W. F. PHELPS, President.
A. P. MARBLE, Treasurer. 1877-LOUISVILLE, KY.
M. A. NEWELL, President.
J. ORMOND WILSON, Treasurer. 1878—No session. 1879-PHILADELPHIA, PA.
JOHN HANCOCK, President.
.J. ORMOND WILSON, Treasurer. 1880–CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.
J. ORMOND WILSON, President.
E. T. TAPPAN, Treasurer. 1881-ATLANTA, GA.
JAMES H. SMART, President.
E. T. TAPPAN, Treasurer. 1882-SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.
G. J. ORR, President.
H. S. TARBELL, Treasurer. 1883-SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.
E. T. TAPPAN, President.
N. A. CALKINS, Treasurer. 1884-MADISON, WIS.
Thomas W. BICKNELL, President.
N. A. CALKINS, Treasurer. 1885-SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.
F. Louis SOLDAN, President.
N. A. CALKINS, Treasurer. 1886—TOPEKA, KANS.
N. A. CALKINS, President
E. C. HEWETT, Treasurer. 1887-CHICAGO, ILL.
W. E. SHELDON, President.
NATIONAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION,
1857-1870 1857-PHILADELPHIA, PA. (Organized)
JAMES L. ENOS, Chairman.
W. E. SHELDON, Secretary 1858-CINCINNATI, OHIO
Z. RICHARDS, President.
A. J. RICKOFF, Treasurer. 1859-WASHINGTON, D.C.
A. J. RICKOFF, President.
C. S. PENNELL, Treasurer. 1860---BUFFALO, N.Y.
J. W. BULKLEY, President.
0. C. WIGHT, Treasurer.
JOHN D. PHILBRICK, President.
0. C. WIGHT, Treasurer. 1864-OGDENSBURG, N.Y.
W. H. WELLS, President.
2. RICHARDS, Treasurer. 1865-HARRISBURG, PA.
S. S. GREENE, President.
Z. RICHARDS, Treasurer. 1866-INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
J. P. WICKERSHAM, President.
S. P. BATES, Treasurer.
J. M. GREGORY, President.
JAMES CRUIKSHANK, Treasurer. 1869—TRENTON, N.J.
L. VAN BOKKELEN, President.
A. L. BARBER, Treasurer. 1870–CLEVELAND, OHIO
DANIEL B. HAGAR, President.
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
1871-1907 1871–ST. LOUIS, MO.
J. L. PICKARD, President.
JOHN HANCOCK, Treasurer. 1872-BOSTON, MASS.
E. E. WHITE, President.