Zionist Administrative Committee Begins Its Reorganization Work

Completion of the reorganization of the Zionist Organization of America was effected at the first meeting of the newly elected Administrative Committee. Meyer W. Weisgal was elected secretary of the organization; Isaac Meister, treasurer, and Harry P. Fierst associate treasurer.

Acting on the resolution of the Convention, the Administrative Committee elected out of its membership a Finance Committee. The following were elected to constitute this Committee: A. L. Liebowitz, Norvin R. Lindheim, I. D. Morrison, Samuel J. Rosensohn, Morris Rothenberg, Henrietta Szold, Louis Topkis, Philip Wattenberg, and Isaac Meister, treasurer and Harry P. Fierst, associate treasurer, ex-officio.

The Finance Committee will elect its own chairman.

The Finance Committee was authorized to prepare a tentative budget of the Zionist Organization of America for the next three months and submit it for approval to the next meeting of the Administrative Committee. The budget for the year will be presented to the first meeting of the National Executive Committee, which is to be held immediately following the return of the American delegates from the Congress in Basle.

Following out the plan of reorganization which calls for the assumption of specific duties by members of the Administrative Committee, the Committee elected I. D. Morrison, Chairman of the Committee on Publications and Dr. David J. Kaliski, Chairman of the Hebrew University Committee. The members of these sub-committees are to be drafted from the membership of the Administrative and National Executive Committees, to be appointed by their respective chairmen. The Administrative Committee will meet every Wednesday.

The Administrative Committee took immediate steps for the launching of a campaign for 2,000 life members, each paying $100 in accordance with the decision of the Convention, the income of the life memberships to be applied to cover the deficit of the Organization and the creation of a reserve fund.

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