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BY - LAWS

  1. Applications for membership shall be made to the Secretary of the club, with the endorsement of one or more members, and when an applicant has been unanimously accepted by a vote of the Board of Directors he shall become a member of the Club.
  2. The initiation fee for each new member shall be $5.00.  The dues of each regular member shall be $1.50 for each regular dinner which he attends.  The Board of Directors may, however, increase the dues for attendance at any dinner as special occasion may require.
  3. No member of the Club shall speak longer than five minutes in a discussion, at any dinner, and not more than once at any one meeting, unless by unanimous consent.
  4. Each member of the Club may invite one out-of-town guest at his own expense, to any monthly meeting, first having given due notice thereof to the Treasurer of the Club; each member may have the privilege of inviting one resident guest to a monthly dinner, by first securing the consent of the Treasurer of the Club.
  5. Each retiring President shall be an honorary member.
  6. Any member who fails for three consecutive Club meetings to pay his dues, upon notice to him, shall be dropped from the rolls.
  7. Any member leaving the city for an absence covering more than three consecutive Club meetings may, or written application to the Secretary, be transferred to the non-resident list and relieved from payment of dues during such absence.
  8. Any name proposed for honorary membership must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors and endorsed by them unanimously before being put to vote of the Club.

The following amendments to the By-Laws of the Club have been recommended by the Executive Committee for adoption by the Club, to be acted upon at its first meeting in October, 1902:

     Section 2 of the By-Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
     "The dues of each active member shall be Four Dollars ($4.00) per annum, payable semi-annually on the first day of April and the first day of October.  In addition each member shall pay $1.50 for each dinner which he attends.  The Board of Directors may, however, increase the dues for attendance at any dinner as special occasion may require.

     Section 6 of the By-Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
     "Any active member whose April dues are not paid by October first following, or whose October dues are not paid by January first following, or who shall allow any dinner or other dues to remain unpaid for a period of three months, shall be subject to suspension from membership."

     Section 7 of the By-Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
     "Any member in good standing leaving the city permanently may, upon application to the Secretary, be placed upon the non-resident list and relieved from the payment of dues.  Any non-resident member returning to the city may be restored to the active membership upon application to the Secretary.

Constitution of the Knife and Fork Club of Kansas City

COMPILED for the CLUB by

J. E. McPHERSON
C. J. DILLON
FRED M. TUFTS

Committee

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