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Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association / Proceedings of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association forty-second annual convention November 15, 16, 1933 assembled in the Eagles Auditorium Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sammis, J. L.G788
Secretary's report of progress,   pp. 64-67 PDF (977.6 KB)

Resolutions on expense and fees,   pp. 67-69 PDF (705.7 KB)

Page 67

It costs something like $760 to travel over the state continuously
during six, seven, eight months during the summer and fall, to or-
ganize new branches and visit old branches, to do this kind of work
we have been doing in the past at state expense and the question is
now, what are you going to do with it? It appears that you have in
the treasury considerably over a thousand dollars accumulated in past
years. That is your financial status at the present time. You have
voted here that you wanted this work with the branches continued.
Now it is up to you to get these two things together, and determine
what are you going to do about it.
MR. MALWY: Mr. Chairman, there was pointed out yesterday, that
if we were going to continue this branch activity, we would have to
take steps to increase our revenue, and it was also pointed out that
it might become necessary to amend the constitution to do so, and
yesterday evening at the hotel immediately after the luncheon, we dis-
cussed this question considerably and a resolution to amend the con-
stitution was offered here yesterday afternoon, as the constitution
provides that resolutions to amend the constitution must be presented
twenty-four hours before they are acted on, a few others and I in-
terested ourselves sufficiently to have a resolution drawn up which I
think we ought to present at this time.
Your secretary tells you that we have sufficient funds in the treas-
ury to take care of this additional burden of expense for the coming
year. However, it will be necessary to pass a motion here to ask the
Board of Directors to appropriate enough of those funds to carry on
the work for the coming year, and for the next year we will have to
make provisions in the constitution. Now, I have copies of the reso-
lutions here that I will present at this time for your consideration.
To take care of the expense of the coming year I offer as a motion,
"That the directors be requested to appropriate $750 or as much
that sum as is necessary to pay the travel expense of the secretary
between April and November 1934".
Motion seconded and carried.
MR. MALToy: Now, we are going to take probably $750 out of our
reserve funds during the coming year and that will pretty well ex-
haust them, so we will have to take steps at this convention, so as to
continue successfully, to reimburse the treasury and how do you want
to go about it. It will certainly depend upon you. A few of us dis-
cussed this thing last evening and we decided to offer this resolution:
"Moved to amend article three of the constitution, to read as fol-
lows: This association shall be a corporation without capital stock.
Active membership. Any cheese maker, past or present, in Wis-
consin, but not a helper, may become an active member in this associa-
tion, with the right to vote and speak in all association meetings, by
paying the annual membership fee of $2.00 in advance to the secre-
tary of the association for the current calendar year. For any per-

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