This section is from the "Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909.
Sec. 1. The annual meetings shall be held at such place as may be determined upon by the Association.
Sec. 2. Special meetings of the Association may be called by the President with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee, whenever deemed expedient.
Twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business of the Association.
Sec. 1. Calling of the meeting to order.
Sec. 2. Calling the roll of members.
Sec. 3. Reading the minutes of last meeting.
Sec. 4. Reports of Special and Standing Committees, which shall be read by their titles in full.
Sec. 5. Selection of location for next Convention shall be determined by ballot. The city or town receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared to be the choice of the Convention.
Sec. 6. A Committee to nominate officers for the ensuing year shall be appointed to report at the next session.
Sec. 7. The election of officers shall be held at the morning session on the day preceding the last day of the regular convention.
Sec. 8. The first session shall close with the reading of the President's report and referring to appropriate committees any portion requiring the action of such committees.
Sec. 9. After the first session, the order of business shall be determined by the nature of the subject presented and by the will of the major-
Sec. 10. All questions, except the election or expulsion of members, and the election of officers, may be determined by yeas and nays or by a division if necessary.
Sec. 11. Any motion duly made and seconded shall be proposed by the President and shall then only be debatable.
Sec. 12. A motion made and seconded shall be open to discussion and while it is before the association, no motion shall be received unless to amend, divide, commit, to lay on the table, postpone or adjourn, and a motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate.
Sec. 13. Any member who may desire to speak, on any motion or resolution shall, standing, address the President, and shall confine his remarks to the question at issue, avoid any offensive or personal remarks and shall not speak more than once and then not more than five minutes upon the same subject, unless by permission of the President.
Sec. 14. No member shall be interrupted while speaking unless by a person rising to a point of order decided by the President.
Sec. 1. The election of officers shall be conducted by an officially prepared ballot.
Sec. 2. All persons elected officers shall signify their acceptance or rejection before adjournment.
Sec. 3. The members of the Executive Board shall be entitled to their expenses for attending all annual meetings of the Association and such other meetings as may be deemed necessary by the President.
Sec. 1. The Constitution may be altered or amended by a three-fourths vote of all members present at any regular meeting, and notice to alter or amend same shall be given at least one session before action thereon can be taken. In questions as to parliamentary usages, Cushing's Manual shall prevail. (Signed) C. L. Lewis, Chairman, L. F. Hammer, Jr., B. Frank Puffer, C. M. Hayes, J. Frank Johnson.
The women of the National Association met Friday morning and sections formed. The officers elected were:
Mary Carnell, Philadelphia, president; M. Estelle Jenkins, Chicago, secretary.
Mrs. Gertrude Kasebier, New York, was appointed chairman of the eastern territory; Miss Kather-ine Jamieson, Pittsburg, of the Middle West, and Miss Eola White, of all territory west of the Mississippi. They were empowered to select their own committees.
The final business session of the convention was held in the school room at Convention Hall, Saturday, 10 A. M.
The Committee on Resolutions reported, and the report was made the medium of conveying the thanks of the association to the citizens of Rochester, the Hotel Seneca management, the Chamber of Commerce, the merchants of the city, the Bauseh & Lomb Optical Com pa 113', the Eastman Kodak Company, the instructors in the school of photography, the press of Rochester, the retiring president and the board of officers. The report was presented by Charles W. Hearn, of Boston.
A special resolution thanked President Barrows for his capable and efficient administration and the Rochester photographers who arranged for the convention. In moving the adoption of the resolutions, Morris Burke Parkinson, of Boston, paid a tribute to George Eastman and spoke especially of the cordiality and hospitality which he had shown to the association.
At the conclusion of the business session the prizes for the most practical device in photographic accessories brought out within the last year were awarded. The decision was made by popular vote, each delegate being allowed to cast a ballot. Previous to the taking of the vote the contestants, of whom there were twenty-seven, were given three minutes each in which to explain their inventions.
The first prize was $100 in cash and was won by J. A. Meis-ser, of Eureka, C'al., on a mirror device which enables the operating photographer to focus the camera, with the plate in position, thus allowing the operator to see the subject up to the moment the exposure is made.
The second prize, a photographic library valued at $75, was won by O. C. Courtright, of Fort Madison, La. The invention is a device for facilitating printing from negatives and can be used with equal facility in artificial light and daylight.