Thanks to those who voted. We needed to meet a threshold of 77 votes for a measure to pass. Voting closed on December 15 and the results of the voting are below. Five of the six proposals passed. They are now officially incorporated into the S-USIH constitution.
[Alteration to Article III, Section 3] Replace “Treasury” with “Treasurer. PASSES 81-0
[Addition to Article III, Section 3] Add to end of section: “The Treasurer shall also be responsible for ensuring that the Society is in compliance with all state and federal laws and policies relating to incorporation, taxation and other financial matters.” PASSES 80-1
[Addition to Article III, Section 4] Add to end of section: “The Secretary shall also be responsible for maintenance of the Society’s web page.” PASSES 79-2
[Addition to Preamble: Founding Principles—“Inclusiveness”] “Encouraging the participation of anyone with an interest in the intellectual history of the United States, including professional historians and scholars who work in other fields andalso teachers, public historians, journalists, policy analysts, artists, and free-lance critics.” PASSES 78-3
[Addition: Proposed as Article II, Section III] “Members are presumed to be in good standing unless specifically determined to be otherwise as a result of behavior detrimental to the goals of the Society. Such determinations shall be made by the Secretary, subject to approval by a majority of the Executive Committee. The membership in the Society of a person determined not to be in good standing shall be revoked for a length of time to be determined by the Secretary, up to and including permanently, subject to approval by a majority of the Executive Committee. The dues paid for a membership that has been revoked may or may not be returned to the former member, at the discretion of the Secretary.” REJECTED 68-13
[Addition to Article III, Section 2] All instances of the phrase “the approval of the Executive Committee” should be changed to “the approval of a majority of the Executive Committee.” PASSES 81-0