The Standard Reference Work; For the Home, School and Library Volume 10

The Standard Reference Work; For the Home, School and Library Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...be well informed on parliamentary procedure, impartial and just, and willing to subordinate his opinion to the will of the majority. He must be able to command the respect of the society, and to maintain order. Partiality and lack of discipline will soon disrupt any society. The duties already mentioned pertain to the meetings of the society, but there are others equally or more important devolving upon the president. As head of the society he usually exerts a greater influence than any other member. The members naturally look to the president to take the lend in planning the work of the society, in furthering its usefulness and in safe-guarding its interests. The presiding officer should be a person of the highest character, and should possess sound judgment and the qualities of a good executive. The Vice-president. The vice-president takes the place of the president in His absence, and should be qualified to discharge the duties of, the presiding officer. The Secretary. Next to the presiding officer, an efficient secretary is the most essential to the success of the society. A secretary should know how to keep books and how to handle correspondence. The position is one of responsibility, and an ignorant or inefficient secretary will hinder the progress of the society and may cause it to disband. The duties of the secretary are: To keep a record of all meetings. To read all papers ordered to be read. To call the roll of members. To keep the books and papers of the society. To prepare a program of tlie meeting for the chair 'unless there is a program committee). To keep a list of all standing and special committees. To deliver to each chairman of a committee a list of its members, with the papers, if any, referred to it. To indorse reports...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741072
  • 9781236741073