¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 As secretary, Professor Burgess set about immediately to recruit state and regional leaders to form the first state and regional councils. Paul Sayre worked with a 10-member advisory council to plan the first annual conference of NCFR and edit the first journal.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Members of the first advisory council of 1938 included Anne D. Blitz, Dean of Women, University of Minnesota; Harriett S. Daggett, Professor of Law, Louisiana State University; Isabel E. Lord, Editor/Writer in Home Economics, Brooklyn, NY; Ethel R. McDowell, Director of Social Services, Municipal Court of Chicago; Goeffrey May, Assistant Executive Director, Social Security Board, Washington, DC; Wayne L. Morse, Dean, University of Oregon Law School; C. Rufus Rorem, Director, American Hospital Association, Chicago; Miriam Van Waters, Superintendent, Women’s Reformatory, Framingham, MA; Chester G. Vernier, Professor of Law, Stanford University, CA; and Carle C. Zimmerman, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, MA.
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 The purpose of the Association shall be to advance the cultural values that are now principally secured through family relations, for the advantage of the individual and the strength of the Nation.
¶ 14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Individuals may be elected to membership by the Executive Committee upon payment of the dues as provided by the by-laws. Other organizations active in the field of family relations may become affiliated with this Conference upon election by the Executive Committee and payment of the dues in keeping with the by-laws.
¶ 16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 The Officers of the Conference shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary–Treasurer, and ten (10) members of an Advisory Council. As officers acting together, they shall be known as the Executive Committee and shall exercise all powers given to this Committee.
¶ 18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 After the first annual meeting, September 17, 1938, the President and Vice-President shall be elected for one year only to serve in each office respectively. They shall both be elected at the same time, the Vice-President to serve for one year during the President’s term of office and then automatically for the next year as President himself. The Secretary–Treasurer shall be elected by the Executive Committee in keeping with the by-laws, and all other officers shall be elected by the Executive Committee in keeping with its later provisions.
¶ 19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 Ten (10) members of the Advisory Council shall be elected for a term of five (5) years and shall be eligible for re-election. Members of the Advisory Council who serve for the year 1938–39 shall draw lots according to which two of them shall serve for one year, two for two years, two for three years, two for 4 years, and two for five years; thereafter as their several terms shall end, they shall be elected for five (5) year terms as hereinbefore provided.
¶ 20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 The President, Vice-President and members of the Advisory Council shall be elected by vote of all members, conducted by mail, in keeping with the by-laws of the Conference itself. But preceding this election, a nominating committee, appointed by the President, shall nominate three persons for the office of President or Vice-President (as the case may be), and five (5) persons for vacancies on the Advisory Council. There shall also be places on the ballot for individuals at the election to write in other names which shall be counted and any 10 percent of the members may initiate other nominations for these offices. In the case of death or resignation of any officer, the Executive Committee shall select his successor for the unexpired term.
¶ 21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 Any regular constituted meeting of the Conference itself shall have power by majority vote to authorize action not expressly precluded by this Constitution, provided that this authorization is later approved by the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee disapproves such authorization of the Conference itself, it shall always submit the action of the Conference to such vote of the members not later than the next annual election, and a majority vote (by mail) of the members, shall validate the action of the Conference meeting.
¶ 23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 By and with the cooperation and approval of the other members, the President shall have the general responsibility for the work of the Conference. He shall preside at all the meetings of the Executive Committee, and of the Conference itself. He shall call meetings of both these bodies, and shall appoint committees, and carry on all the other work of the Conference, subject to the provisions of the Constitution and by-laws, and the express resolutions of the Executive Committee.
¶ 24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 0 The Vice-President shall assist the President and the other officers in a general way, but shall not be called upon for particular duties (without his consent) during his office as Vice-President.
¶ 25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 The Secretary–Treasurer shall keep the monies of the Conference and shall keep all the records of the meetings of the Executive Committee, and of meetings of the Conference itself, and of all other official activities of the Association. Under the President, he shall be the officer of general executive authority.
¶ 26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 The Executive Committee shall have power by majority vote to pass by-laws affecting dues for individual members and dues for affiliated organizations, and matters generally affecting the administration of the Conference. All officers not expressly covered in the constitution shall be elected by the Executive Committee.
¶ 27 Leave a comment on paragraph 27 0 The duties of the Advisory Council are covered by their duties as members of the Executive Committee apart from their general undertaking to further the interests of the Conference throughout the country.
¶ 29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 Amendments to this Constitution may be approved by majority vote of the Executive Committee and submitted to the membership, and these in turn will become a part of the Constitution. If approved by three-fourths vote of those voting on the amendment, or a clear majority of the whole membership, amendments to the Constitution may also be initiated by ten (10) percent of the members as in the case of nominations for office.
¶ 31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 0 (1) For the year 1938–39 the dues for individual members shall be $2. Organizations interested in this field may become affiliated with the Conference upon indication of the Executive Committee.
¶ 32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 0 (2) Official members for purposes of the first meeting September 16 & 17, 1938, shall be those who have paid the registration fee, but only those who have paid the full dues of $2.00 shall be members for purposes of the annual election.