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OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
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NOTICE OF MNETING AND SUMMONS TO ATTEND
In accordance with Section 3, Article 9, Constitution and By-Laws, notice is hereby
given that the annual convention of the Florida Association of Architeats of The
American Institute of Architects will be held in Daytona Beaoh, November 17, 18 and
A proposed amendment to the Conetitution will be acted upon at this convention and
in further compliance with the Constitution and By-Lava is included in this notice.
Under the power vested in me as the duly constituted official authorized to
officially notify you, I hereby sumon you to attend.
OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL
Now that you have been officially notified in an official manner, let's talk about
Though we had a meeting the other night to discuss the coming convention, Francis
Graig and Francis Walton of the Daytona Beach Chapter were reticent to reveal too
much detail as to that part of the convention that we all go to oonvention8 for.
The part that we say we go to conventions for comes under the heading of Tom Grand's
department and we can give a full preview on that.
Seriously, since the series of seminars was instituted, each succeeding year empha-
Sies the tremendous contribution which the College of Architecture and the Geaornl
Extension Division of the University of Florida make to the profession in the ar-
rangement of these most educational programs. They not only uwrk during the larger
part of the year toward assembling data and coordinating tha whole program but
actually do a tremendous amount of detail aork that would c-cnpletely a ,sk the
office routine of the general practitioners who usually make up the roster of
officers of the Assaaciation.
A glance at the following program will convince you that the list of participants
reads like "Whota Who in Housing"s
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTSr CONVENTION
AND SEMINAR ON "HOUSING" NOVEMBER 17, 18 and 19, 1949
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Seminar conducted by the College of Architecture and Allied Arts
and the General Extension Division, University of Florida
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Executive Board. Open Meeting. Informal.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Welcome by Hon. Ernest L. Padgett, Mayor of Daytona Beach, Florida
Seminar, Presiding: William T. Arnett, A.I.A.
Address: Housing Standards, Hiumpn and Tiighnfa
Leonard G. Haeger, A.IA., Technical Director, H.H.F.A,
Discussion from the floor.
Luncheon Buffet on beach
Business (Including Nominations)
Seminar, Presiding: William A. McCarty, A.I.A., lat V.P., F.A.A.
Address: PlanMing. Site and Unit
Gilbert L. Rodier, A.I.A., Director, Technioal Branch,P.H.A.
Discussion from the floor.
Seminar, Presiding: WMlliam D. Kemp, A.I .A., Vioe-Pres., Fla.North Oh.
Address: ThQ Bconomics.of Housing
Ray 0. Edwards, Executive Director, Housing Authority of
Discussion from the floor.
*Annual Banquet, Toatmasters Arthur Beck, A. I.A.
Guest Speaker: Louis Justement, F.A.I.A.
Address: Backgrovg. for Houiing
*Women, formal; Men, informal.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Seminar, Presiding: Alfred B. Parker, A.I.A., Pres.Fla.South Chapter
Address: Housing _and Oliatology
Walter A. Taylor, A.I.A., Director of Education and
Sightseeing Tour Recent buildings in Daytona Beach
KOTE TO THE LADIES: The only thing we could get out of the Daytona Beach boys 0n-
cerning the program for the ladies was that Mrs. Harry Griffin will be in charge
and that she "aint talking",. (It you know Lona, can you imagine that?)
You will receive more information from time to time but keep this in mind:
THE PLACE: Sheraton-Plata Hotel, Daytona Beach
THE TIME: November 17, 18 and 19.
As has been customary in the past, the evening of November 17 referred to officially
as an open meeting of the Executive Board wll be the usual discussion period where
we point with pride and view with alarm at great length until we ean boil things
down to an agenda for the business sections of the convention,
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
In accordance with Article 10, Section 1 of the Constitution and By-Laws, notice
is hereby given that the following amendment will be proposed at the annual conven-
tion of the Association to be held in Daytona Beach, November 17, 18 and 19, 1949z
ARTICLE IV, MEMBERSHIP
Section 1, add
"(c) The Association may sponsor Student Associate Branches whose membership
shall consist of upper division and graduate students in Architecture in
Colleges and Schools of Architecture in the State of Florida as may be recog-
nized by the Association.
"Student Assooiate Branches may function under the sponsorship of Chapters
or under the direct sponsorship of the Association. When they function under
Chapters, their relationship to the Association shall be through the sponsoring
Chapter. When they function directly under the Association, their relationship
shall be directly with the Executive Board of the Association who shall be
authorized to approve the Constitution and By-Lavews under which the Student
Associate Branch operates."
The purpose of this amendment in to permit the Association to directly sponsor the
Student Associate Branch at the University of Florida, presently being sponsored by
the Florida North Chapter. The students felt, and your Executive Board concurred,
that inasmuch as students in Architecture are from all parts of the State, it would
be more appropriate that the student group be sponsored by the state-wide organisa-
tion. During the past year the Executive Board has invited representatives of the
Student Asacciate Branch to sit in on meetings. It has been felt that this has
proved beneficial to both groups.
The structure of the Institute and the Association is such that only corporate mam-
bera may hold office in the Association or vote in the election of officers or on
other matters pertaining to Institute affairs. The proposed amendment will not
alter this situation but it will bring the students into closer contact with the
state-wide parent organization.
President Little has announced the following Nominating Committee to serve at the
Lee Hooper, Chairman, Jacksonville
Ruse6t1 Pancoast, Miami Beach
Fred Selimann, Palm Beach
James Gamble Rogers, Winter Park
Prentisa Huddleseton, Tallahassee
Francisa alton, Daytona Beach
It is vital that we have an active organisation. Your attendance at the convention
is necessary because it is only at the convention that the Executive Board can re-
ceive its instructions concerning the wishes of the profession as to the general
over-all policies to be followed during the coming year.
It is highly probable that one of the most lively topics of discussion at the forth-
coming convention will be that of recently passed legislation, its cost and our
In order to give you a picture of how the Executive Board carried out the mandate
of last year's convention concerning legislation, the following brief review is
Since the first laws regulating the practice of architecture were passed in 1915,
only two attempts have been made to improve them. In 1941 the officers of the old
Association had introduced and carried through to successful passage the so-called
architectural registration law under which we have operated since that time. This
was a tremendous undertaking by an Association that had no funds and was accomplished
only through the personal sacrifice of time on the part of the officers and other
interested architects and was financed through loans made by individual architects
to the Association. This first move was the awakening,
Of course during the war nothing could be done but as a means of improving the
situation, the following motion was carried at the convention in 1945:
"The legislative committee be authorized to investigate the possibilities
of increasing the annual renewal fee and during the interim period we allow
the State Board of Arohitecture to apply to the Board of Directors of the
Association for funds to investigate and/or prosecute any oases which come
before it. The Board of Directors is empowered to appropriate funds for the
foregoing purpose." (Page 262, Minute Book of old Association)
Since that time the Association has continued to study the legislative problem and
it was voted at your last convention to invest a Legislative Committee with the
power to act and to empower the Executive Board with the authority to secure the
services of an attorney to make a continuing study of our legislative and legal
problems and to act in our behalf when authorized by the Executive Board,
Your Legislative Conmittee made a most careful study of the then existing law and
determined to go forward with certain amendments which would give the State Board
of Architecture the necessary funds to regulate the practice of architecture in
In previous bulletins you have been advised of the suooees of this program in the
regular session of the Legislature. The biennual appropriation of the State Board
was approved at the regular session and this appropriation provided for mame
$36,000 for the biennium. It was no easy. tak to secure such an appropriation and
when the regular session was over we all felt happy over our aoomplisbments.
Then came the special osesion, widely advertised as a house divided against itself
with one side determined to slash appropriations. There had also been advance in-
formation to the effect that all professional boards might be done away with at
this apeoial session.
Your Aaaooiation had received a good return on its inveetment during the regular
session only to be faced with the possibility of seeing it all lost if every
reasonable precaution was not taken to protect it in the special session. Your
Legislative Committee weighed this possibility seriously and again invested the
funds of your Assooiation in safeguarding the advances made. This was done by
keeping a representative in Tallabassee during the entire special session of the
Thanks to the alertness and vision of our Legislative Gonmittee and the vigilance
of our attorney who represented .us in Tallahasee, our appropriation remains
The secretary and the aeortaery's secretary are looking forward to seeing you not
later than 7 o'clock Thursday evening, November 17.
35th ANNUAL CONVENTION
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
AMERICAN INSTITUM OF ARGHITEOTS
DAYXTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
NOQ'TMBER 17, 18 and 19, 1949