Constitution and By-laws of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, as Amended and Adopted December 12th, 1882: Also a List of the Life, Resident, Honorary and Corresponding Members

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Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1900 - 16 pages
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Page 7 - Article two shall be appointed to serve for a term of one year, two for two years, and two for three years, and thereafter two shall be appointed in each year to serve for a term of three years.
Page 16 - AMENDMENTS These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting...
Page 8 - At such election there shall be elected by the registered voters residing in such school district, one school trustee to serve for the term of three years and until his successor is elected and qualified.
Page 4 - Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of an Enrolled Law now on file in my office. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Great Seal of State, at the City of Springfield, this 14th day of February, AD 1861.
Page 4 - ... pleasure. SEC. 2. The constitution and by-laws of said association now in operation shall govern the corporation hereby created until the same shall be regularly altered or repealed, and the present officers of said association shall be officers of this corporation until their respective terms of office shall expire, or be vacated in pursuance thereof.
Page 5 - The objects of this Academy shall be the promotion and diffusion of scientific knowledge, by the reading and publication of original papers, by the maintenance of a library and a museum, and by other means calculated to arouse interest and stimulate scientific investigation. ARTICLE III.
Page 3 - ... regulations, and by-laws as may be requisite for its government and for carrying out the objects of the Association, and not contrary to the laws of the land, and may alter the same at their pleasure.
Page 3 - In 1859 the institution was incorporated, its object being "the increase and diffusion of scientific knowledge by a museum, by a library, by the reading and publication of original papers, and by such other suitable methods as shall from time to time be adopted." In 1862 a new charter was obtained. In the same year Robert Kennicott, the first director, returned from a Smithsonian institution expedition through British North America bringing many specimens, the duplicates belonging to the academy....
Page 11 - ... attend all sessions of the council and to serve on committees when appointed by the mayor and council. No alderman may vote on any question in which he has a direct personal interest, but he must vote on all other questions unless excused by a two-thirds vote of the members of the council.88 Aldermen may be removed from office for cause by a twothirds vote of the members of the council.89 The council determines the amount of salary which an alderman may receive.40 Supervisors 328 One supervisor...
Page 3 - Association;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession; shall be capable, in law, to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, implead and be Impleaded, within all courts of competent jurisdiction; may receive, acquire and hold real and personal property and effects, suitable to the carrying out of...

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