First Meeting of Members of The Youngstown Library Association.
The first meeting of the members of The Youngstown Library Association was
held at the office of the Superintendent of Union Schools im [sic] the city of
Youngstown on the [22nd day of April 1881.] There were present Reuben
McMillan, Sarah E. Pearson, J.A. Hitchcock, Dr. F.S. Whitslar and Dr.
J.S. Cunningham, being all the subscribers to the articles of incorporation,
no other persons being as yet members.
Dr. F.S. Whitslar was made chairman and Miss Sarah E. Pearson
secretary of the meeting.
Upon motion of R. McMillan it was resolved that the book
which has been provided containing a copy of the articles of incorporation
be opened for the signatures to such copy of those who are now and who
may become members of the Association. And all who were present sub-
scribed their names to such copy
Upon motion of Dr. J.S. Cunningham the following regulations
for the government of this Association were unanimously adopted.
Any resident of the city or township of Youngstown may become a mem-
ber of this Association by subscribing his or her name to a copy of the
articles of incorporation to be provided by the said Association, and by paying
if a gentleman one dollar and if a lady fifty cents to the treasurer.
Each member shall pay to the treasurer on or before the first day of
each month of October after becoming a member if a gentleman one dollar
and if a lady fifty cents; and no member shall have the right to
vote, or be eligible as trustee, or as any other officer, if he or she has been
six months and still remains delinquent in the payment of such dues.
And in case such delinquency shall continue for one year the mem-
ber so delinquent shall cease to be a member. But no person thus
ceasing to be a member shall be debarred from again becoming one
in the manner above prescribed.
The corporate powers, business and property of this Association shall be
exercised, conducted and controlled by a board of five trustees.
All meetings of members shall be held at the office of the Superinten-
dent of Union Schools in the city of Youngstown.
The annual meeting of members for the election of trustees shall be
held on the first Tuesday of May in each year at 7 1/2 oclock p.m.
beginning with the first Tuesday of May 1881. The secretary shall
cause notice of such meeting to be printed in each of the daily news-
papers published in Youngstown for six days immediately preceding
each such meeting. But no such publication shall be required for
the first annual meeting in May 1881. It shall be the duty of
the secretary at each meeting of the members to provide a list of
members then entitled to vote. At the annual meeting a board
of trustees shall be elected by ballot by such members as may attend
and be competent to vote, each such member being entitled to one vote,
and a plurality of votes shall be required to a choice; provided that five