There’s a lot within the small Philodemic Constitution and By-Laws. A lot that most members don’t even realize. In seeking to explore the Constitution more fully, we’ve highlighted some interested passages. Your comments and thoughts about these passages are, as always very welcome.
Article 2, section 2 of the Constitution states the following:
The Society may, at its discretion, ask prospective members to prepare a report on the history of the Society, or some similar topic to be presented. These projects will not be assigned to individual inductees, but the Society may rather decide that for a month, or a semester, all of those invited to join will be asked to prepare such a request. The prospective members’ mentor shall judge him on this project. (1999)
Most likely, it’s intention was not to single out individual inductee in having to write this report. But what do you think? Is such a report needed or useful?