1923 Board of Directors Meeting at Idylease


– No. 73 –

Held at the offices of the Association, Newfoundland, NJ
January 27, 1923

Present: Dr. D.E. Drake, Chairman
Dr. John W Draper
Mr. Stephen Harrison
Mrs Howard Place
Mr John W. Boylston
Mrs George A. Day

The call for the meeting was read by the Secretary who announced that a majority of the Directors were present.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, corrected, approved and adopted.

The Treasurer presented a financial repair which upon motion, duly recorded, was accepted ratified and approved and ordered on file.

The President reported that the $700.00 appropriated for fare used to the employees, the sum of $525.00 had been expended.

The Chair announced that the elections of officers for the upcoming year was in order.

Mrs. Day moved that the previous officers, Dr. D.E. Drake, President, Dr John W. Draper, Vice President, Dr H.H. Cate, Treasurer and Mr. John W. Boylston, Secretary: be re-elected for a term of one year or until their successors had been elected. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Harrison and carried.

Mr. Harrison moved that Dr. D.E. Drake be appointed Medical Director for a term of one year at a salary of $5,000 per annum and that Dr. H.H. Cate be appointed Associate Physician for a term of one year at a salary of $3,000 per annum. Mr H.G Dickinson be appointed Superintendent for a term of one year at a salary of $3,000 per annum.

Motion was duly recorded and carried.

Mr. Day moved that rent of that portion of the “Day” Cottage occupied by Mr. Dickinson and the rent of the bungalow occupied by Dr. Cate be the same as in 1922 – $200 – Motion seconded by Mr. Harrison and carried.

Mr. Harrison moved that the allowances made to the Dr. Draper and his wife for board and rooms be fixed at $20 per month. Seconded by Mrs Day and carried.

The Committee on the installation of the electric lighting system reported they had received bids for wiring, switchboard, etc within the building and the lowest estimate received was was $1,500 but they had not yet completed the prices for the lower house, garage and sleeping rooms for the employees or for the generating plant.

After source discussion, Mr Day moved that the President be authorized to execute a contract for the wiring system, switchboard etc. within the building at a price not to exceed $1,500 and that the sum of $1,500 be and is hereby appropriated for that purpose. The motion was duly recorded and carried.

On motion, duly recorded, the Committee consisting of Dr. Drake, Mr. George Day and John W Boylston was instructed to report to the Board no later than March 1, 1923. Estimate the cost for a “power house”, garage and sleeping quarters.

On motion, duly recorded the meeting was adjourned subject to call.

John W. Boylston, Secretary
January 27, 1923

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