PROPOSED HISTORY OF A.W.W.A.
Water Works Manufacturers’ Association Sends Out Prospectus and Ballot for Members to Decide as to Whether It Shall Undertake the Work— Prospectus of the History
THE following circular-letter has been addressed to the members of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, accompanied by a post-card ballot for the vote of the member to be recorded and returned to the Special Publication Committee having the matter of the proposed history of the American Water Works Association in charge:
Water Works Manufacturers’ Association
18 E. Forty-first St.. New York, Aug. 25, 1919.
Gentlemen: At the annual meeting of this Association, in Buffalo last June, a vote was taken on the advisability of publishing a history.
The result at that time was unanimously in favor of the proposition. Owing to the lack of full attendance at that meeting, however, it was decided to take a mail vote, and the Special Publication Committee was directed to send a prospectus to each member for consideration and decision.
This Is the Prospectus
Your committee believes that something should be done now to enlarge the membership of the American Water Works Association. This is hardly debatable. An enlarged membership is absolutely necessary to secure the very desirable extension of the Association service to a larger number of water works officials.
We further believe that this is a desirable and logical work for the Manufacturers’ Association to undertake, and to this end we propose the publication by us of a history of the American Water Works Association. Such a step would both greatly assist the special efforts of the Membership Committee and, at the same time, would afford excellent publicity to the members of the Manufacturers’ Association.
Such publicity is needed. The members of the Water Works Association, in general, have no idea which companies belong to the Manufacturers’ Association and which ones do not belong. It is our chance to be at once of active service to the Water Works Association and to put our organization in its proper light before the water works officials.
The book which we propose to accomplish this end will be distributed to approximately five thousand water works officials in the United States and Canada. Its scope may be outlined as follows:
Title: History and Activities of the American Water Works Association.
1st—To enlarge the membership of the American Water Works Association.
2nd—To bring to the attention of the members of the American Water Works Association the reason for the existence of the Manufacturers’ Association.
3rd—To increase the membership of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association.
1st—Rather complete history of the American Water Works Association with group pictures of the last five conventions.
2nd—Individual portraits of the officers of the Water Works Association for 1919 and 1920.
3rd—List of the places and dates of the annual conventions since the organization of the American Water Works Association.
4th—A list of the past-presidents.
5th—Classified list of the members of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, each member being classified under as many headings as he may wish.
6th—Alphabetical list of the members of the Manufacturers’ Association; with the address of their home office.
7th—A short and concise history of the Manufacturers’ Association; their reason for organizing and their activities.
8th—Individual portraits of representatives of the various members of the Manufacturers’ Association in alphabetical order.
Total cost not to exceed $75.00 per firm member.
Vote Now on the Post-Card Enclosed.
Yours very truly.
SPECIAL PUBLICATION COMMITTEE.
Burt H. Hodgman, Chairman.