Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine
Highlights from Past Minutes
141 Members and quests attended the February meeting.
25th anniversary of the Society
Joint meeting with St. Paul Society held
Cost of dinner was $7.15
Annual dues raised to $30.00
Honorary membership status granted for "physicians who have performed distinguished service in their field"
Resident Travel award discontinued. Added money from travel award to the student scholarship award handled by the MMF (increased from $1,000 to 1,300)
Donation to MMF student scholarship increased from $1,300 to $1,500
Subsidized resident guest dinners by 50% for February meeting to get more medical students involved in the meetings.
Dues raised to $35.00
Secure legal advise to become a tax-exempt corporation
Watson award fund raised to $1,000
(1) Bylaws reviewed and all active members upon retirement could request a change in their classification and would become honorary members; and (2) discussed the possibility of merging the Minneapolis and St. Paul of Internal Medicine
Dr. O. Andrew Volstad, attorney at law, advised members on establishing the society as a non-profit corporation. He prepared articles of incorporation. He advised council to have on hand only those assets in the amount necessary to fund the society for one year as required by the articles incorporation. Also need a board of directors that are elected annually. Council decided that the board would consist of nine members: President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and 4 councilors
Donation to MMF scholarship fund $1,000
$2,500 given to MMF for the revolving loan fund for medical students plus $1,000 for the scholarship fund
Membership approved tax free status of society
Remove from the original constitution that a Recorder is a part of the Executive committee
Copy of revised constitution, articles of incorporation and by-laws presented to Committee and send to membership
Dues increased to $45.00
(1) Dues increased to $50.00; and (2) began meeting at the Minikahda Club in September 1986
Society paid for medical residents who were guests