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Meetings of members and associates of the Chamber are held in the Auditorium of the French Institute (599 Fifth Avenue at 48th Street), which has been placed at the disposal of the Chamber for meetings; at these meetings the reports of the standing and special committees of the Chamber are placed before the members and associates, new matters are considered and action can be initiated. The Standing Committee cover all classes of articles of general importation and exportation such as perfumery, provisions, mineral waters, silks, laces, toys, chemical products, porcelains, jewelry, precious stones, watches, glassware, cutlery, optics, hotel furnishings, household articles, merchandise of all kinds, natural products, etc., as the interests of its associates and members arise. There are also, as interests arise, general Standing Committees dealing with such subjects as Custom House procedure, duties, freights, communications, suits before the Federal and State Courts intercourse with Federal, State and Municipal Authorities (Docks, Health, Transportations, etc.), and the Great Commissions of the United States, such as the Interstate Commerce, Federal Trade Commissions, etc. The Chairmen of the Standing Committees are appointed, as occasions arise, by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Chamber and are chosen with the view of furnishing technical information to the Chamber in regard to articles of Commerce, commercial activity, etc. The members of the Standing Committees are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Chamber upon nomination of the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. The Chairmen of the Standing Committees constitute the Council of the Chamber, which has stated meetings. The Board of Trustees of the Chamber meets monthly during the season, and between these monthly meetings the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees acts with full power. The Executive Committee of the Board holds weekly sessions and confers with the Chairmen of the various com- [[end page]] [[start page]] mittees. Effective action can thus be secured at all times. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees presides at the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and of the Chamber. The Chamber's offices are at 599 Fifth Avenue (48th Street), New York City, consequently in a centrally located position. Applications for membership can be addressed to the Secretary at the offices of the Chamber, by letter. (A printed form of application is appended.) Associates pay dues annually of $25.00, and have all the privileges of members. They are elected at the weekly meetings of the Executive Committee. Members' annual dues are $100; life membership (exempt from dues) $1,000. In the interests of commercial relations between the United States and France, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., asks for effective and general support. [[line]] Board of Trustees of the Chamber: President, JOHN ASPEGREN (President, Messrs. Aspegren & Co., Produce Exchange), New York City. Vice-President, J. J. LARKIN (Vice-President, Equitable Trust Co.) Paris. Chairman of the Board, HON. MCDOUGALL HAWKES (President, French Institute in the U.S.; N.Y. State Bridge and Tunnel Commissioner; formerly Commissioner of Docks of the City of New York; Attorney and Counselor at Law), New York City. Vice-Chairman of the Board, SAMUEL W. FAIRCHILD (Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of N.Y.), New York City. JOHN A. PENTON, Cleveland, Ohio Secretary and Treasurer, EMILE C. JUEN, New York City. ALBERT MAC C. BARNES, Jr., New York City. HON. GEORGE PRATT INGERSOLL (Associate Counsel of Messrs. Homer S. Cummings and Charles D. Lockwood, Stamford), Stamford, Conn. A. SETON POST, JR., (Manager, Equitable Trust Co.), New York City. HON. WILLIAM R. WILLCOX (Chairman of N.Y. & N.J. Port Commission), New York City.
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