Water Works Manufacturers Association
The fifth annual report of this Association shows continued prosperity. The membership having increased by nine and total revenue nearly $500 in 1913. The total receipts were $5,099.74 against $4,656.36 in 1912. The report of the Executive Committee says that at the completion of the fifth year of our organization we were able to report a membership of eighty-two, which is an increase of nine over last year. Sixty of our members were represented at the Minneapolis Convention, a number having extra representatives present, and in all one hundred twenty-three manufacturers’ delegates were registered. The attendance at the convention surpassed all previous meetings, and the number and character of exhibits were far in advance of any convention heretofore. There were fifty-three exhibits, occupying a total space of fourteen hundred forty-eight square feet. This feature of the convention was ably handled by the Exhibit Committee, of which Mr. Fred S. Bates was chairman. The several forms of entertainment provided for the delegates and guests were well attended and, we believe, were enjoyed by all. At the Annual Meeting of the Association, which was held on June 24, 1913, at the West Hotel, twenty-eight members were present. Four of the five members of the Executive Committee whose term expired this year were reelected, and one new member elected, so that the Executive Committee for the year 1914 is as follows:
Executive Committee: Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., American Asphaltum and Rubber Co., Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., Engineering Record, Hays Mfg. Co., Hersey Mfg. Co., International Steam Pump Co.. Mueller H. Mfgr. Co., Neptune Meter Co., Pittsburg Meter Co., Rensselaer Valve Co., Smith A. P. Mfg Co., Water Works Equipment Co., Wood R. D. & Co., The New York Continental Jewell Filtration Co.
The by-laws were amended at this meeting. and a revised copy of same was sent with the report. A meeting of the Executive Committee was held following the Annual Meeting, and the officers elected to assume office August 1, 1913, were as follows: Wm. C. Sherwood, President; Hersey Mfg. Co., New York; Oscar B. Mueller, Vice-president, H. Mueller Mfg. Co., Sarnia, Ont.; Robert E. Milligan, Treasurer; The N. Y. Continental Jewell Filtration Co, N. Y.
The report of Robert E. Milligan, Treasurer, shows receipts for the year of $2,820.09 and disbursements of $2,837.00 with a balance on hand of $2,262.05. A supplemental report of the Executive Committee issued January 28th, 1914, says: Supplementing our Annual Report for the fiscal year ending July 31, 1913, it was necessary to hold back this report pending receipt of amounts due from members covering extra representatives and extra exhibit space at the Minneapolis Convention, in order that said amounts could be credited to the proper year, and thereby form a basis of comparison with other years. Since our Annual Meeting we have had two special meetings of the Association, one of which was held during the week of the New England Water Works Association Convention at Philadelphia, and the other at Atlantic City during the Convention of the Pennsylvania Water Works Association. At both meetings amendments to the by-laws were favorably voted on, and at the former meeting the special committee appointed to confer with the Executive Committee of the American Water Works Association reported having received from that Association the usual entertainment and exhibit privileges for the next convention at Philadelphia, in May, 1914. Subsequently we entered into negotiations with the Pennsylvania Water Works Association whereby we were to have exclusive control of the exhibits at their convention to be held at Atlantic City, Oct. 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 1914. The opinion of the Pennsylvania Water Works Association with reference to exhibits is conveyed in a letter from their secretary, Mr. F. S. Purviance, dated November 12, 1913, copy of which has already been sent you. Respectfully submitted, Executive Committee, William C. Sherwood, President; Robert E. Milligan, Treasurer, and Ernest K. Sorenson, Secretary.