61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 50, 51 -SMAY 8, 13 , 1947 made by the Board of Governors, such appointees to serve until the next national convention. "The Board of Governors shall have power (i) to appoint from its own members an executive committee of not less than eleven persons, who, when the Board of Governors is not in session, shall have and exercise all the powers of the Board of Governors, and (ii) to appoint and remove, or provide for the appointment and removal of, all officers and employees of the corporation, except the principal officer desig- nated by the President of the United States. "The annual meeting of the corporation shall be the national con- vention of delegates of the chapters, which shall be held annually on such date and at such place as may be specified by the Board of Gov- ernors. In all matters requiring a vote at the national convention, each chapter shall be entitled to not less than one vote. The number of votes which each chapter shall be entitled to cast shall be determined according to allocation by the Board of Governors, which shall be established on an equitable basis giving consideration both to the size of the membership of the chapters and to the size of the populations in the territories served by the chapters. Such allocations shall be reviewed at least every five years. "Voting by proxy shall not be allowed at any meeting of the Board of Governors, or at the national convention, or at any meeting of the chapters: Provided, however, That in the event of any national emergency which in the opinion of the Board of Governors makes attendance at the national convention impossible, the Board of Gov- ernors may permit the election of Governors by proxy at the national convention.' SEC. 7. Section 8 of the Act to incorporate the American National Red Cross, approved January 5, 1905, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEc. 8. That the endowment fund of the American National Red Cross shall be kept and invested under the management and control of a board of nine trustees, who shall be elected from time to time by the Board of Governors under such regulations regarding terms and tenure of office, accountability, and expense as the Board of Governors shall prescribe." SEC. 8. The corporation now existing as The American National Red Cross under the Act of January 5, 1905, as amended, shall coln- tinue as a body corporate and politic in the District of Columbia. The first national convention after the enactment of this amendatory Act shall be convened and held under rules and regulations prescribed by the governing body of the corporation as presently constituted. After such first national convention, the Board of Governors of the corporation from time to time shall constitute the associates and suc- cessors of the incorporators named in the said Act of January 5, 1905, and neither the said incorporators nor any associates or successors theretofore designated by them or by their successors shall have any powers or duties. Approved May 8, 1947. [CHAPTER 51] JOINT RESOLUTION To permit United States common communications carriers to accord free com- munication privileges to official participants in the world telecommunications conferences to be held in the United States in 1947. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the Com- munications Act of 1934, as amended, or in any other provision of law 83 Executive commit- tee. Officers and em- ployees. National conven- tion. Voting. Election of Gover- nors by proxy. 36 Stat. 604 . 36U..C. . 9. Endowment fund; trustees. Continuation of ox- istilg corporation.
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36U. S.C. Ietl sq. May 13, 1947 (S. J . Res. 102] [Public Law 48] 48 Stat. 1064. 47 U.S. C. i 609. Post, pp 450, 451, 454.