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Organized June 26, 1904
May 1, 1906
The name of this Society shall be The Zionists.
To assist in furthering the progress of Zionism
To promote the knowledge of Judaism
To acquaint its members with the various problems that may rise from
time to time in the Jewish world.
To promote the social intercourse of its members.
Any Israelite above the age of fifteen (15) shall be eligible to
membership provided he or she shall be reported ...
favorable by the Investigation Committee, and then elected by
two-thirds of the members present.
The dues of this Society shall be 5 cents per week, payable at each
meeting, and the sum of 25 cents as shekel fee per year.
The executive powers of this Society shall be vested in a President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four members of the
Executive Council, all of whom shall be elected every quarter.
Duties of Executive
It shall be the duty of
the President to preside at all meetings of the Society, appoint
all committees, sign all orders on the Treasurer, drawn by the
It shall be the duty of the Vice President to perform all the
functions of the office in the absence of the President.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all
meetings; to read all communications to the Society; to attend to
all correspondence for the Society; to keep an account of the
receipts and expenditures of the Society; to keep an account of all
the indebtedness of the members; to draw all orders on the Treasurer
counter-signed by the President, on approval of the Society.
It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep an account of the receipts
and expenditures of the Society; to receive all moneys belonging to the
Society; collect all dues and pay all bills when orders are presented to
him or her, and present a written report.
It shall be the duty of the Executive Council to organize lectures,
concerts, prepare programmes, and in the other ways to execute the
wishes of the Society, as expressed in general meetings.
General meetings of the Society shall be held once each week, the time
of the meeting to be decided upon at each previous meeting. Special
meetings may be called
by the President whenever necessary, or upon written request of ten
members, who may demand a special meeting for a special purpose.
Seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business
at general or special meetings.
Rules and By-Laws
By-laws may be made from time to time and amended at general and special
meetings of the Society.
A two-thirds vote will be necessary for an amendment to any by-law or to
An amendment to the
constitution or by-law shall be made from time to time upon four
Election of officers and executive council shall be held in
September, December, March and June.
1. The initiation fee shall be 25 cents for each person becoming a
member of this Society.
2. Any member in arrear of dues for more than six months and fails
to pay after being so notified by the Secretary, shall lose his or
her membership in this Society.
3. Any Israelite above the age of fifteen wishing to become a member
of this Society shall send in his or her written application; or
such application may be made through some member of the Society.
4. The President shall appoint a Committee to be known as the
Investigation Committee, consisting of three members, for the
purpose of ascertaining the desirability of a candidate applying for
membership, and the said Committee shall submit their report at the
5. A candidate shall not be present at the meeting in which his or
her membership is being discussed, considered or voted on; except in
such cases where the Society shall deem to necessary to otherwise.
6. Any person or persons becoming a member of this Society must take
the following obligation: (candidate shall repeat)
I do hereby affirm that I
will carry out to the best of my ability the laws and regulations
as set down in the constitution and by-laws; to assist in the
futherance of the Zionistic ideal, viz: to secure a publicly assured
and legally secured home in Palestine for the Jewish people.
7. A candidate shall not be present at the meeting in which his
membership is being discussed considered or voted upon.
7*. Any officer who does not attend four consecutive meetings shall
forfeit his or her office unless sufficient reasons are given to
satisfy a majority of the members.
8. In case of the absence of both President and Vice President from
a meeting, a temporary chairman shall be elected, and it shall be
the duty of the Secretary to conduct this proceeding.
9. The President shall not have the power to vote on any question or
debate, except for when the votes are equally divided.
10. The maker of a motion can modify it, or withdraw it, after it
has been stated by the chair; only one reconsideration of a
question, shall be permitted.