THE latest Academy directory has been sent to the membership. I want to call your attention to the first part of this directory. The first few pages are taken up with the district and state chairmen. These are important in a democratic organization such as ours. Note the name of your state chairman and give him your cooperation in whatever he is doing. He was elected to that office and wants your ideas. Note the name of your district representative, for he was also elected, and by reason of this office is a member of the Executive Board which is the governing body of the Academy.
If you turn to page 9 and following, you will note some changes in committees. This is an attempt at clarification, based on some of the recommendations of the Reorganization Committee which was appointed by Dr. Sisson when he was President. The standing committees were the suggestion of that committee and are seven in number.
The Advisory Committee for Child Health is a purely advisory committee. It has no power except to render an opinion for the Executive Board. Its chairman is the immediate past president and its members are, in almost every instance, chairmen of other Academy committees. Ex officio members of this committee are the Scientific Program Chairman and the Editor of Pediatrics and of course the President. This gives the Executive Board, through the President, the collective opinion of those that are particularly well acquainted with the several areas of work in which the Academy interests itself. It is in effect a cabinet for the President.
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