Bulletin HASKINS & SELLS 79
Our Annual Meeting
THE spirit and enthusiasm which animate
the annual meetings of firm
members and managers were markedly
lessened, this year, by the absence of M r .
Sells. On account of his recent illness and
the interdict of his physician against his
attendance, at this time, at any of the
gatherings of the firm, whether business
or social, it was decided to limit this year's
meeting to business sessions only. The
program of attendant social functions which
had previously been arranged was therefore
cancelled, and the conferences limited to
three.days—from Thursday, September 20,
to Saturday, September 22, 1923, inclusive.
The absence of the usual festive spirit,
however, served to bring out, perhaps into
stronger relief, the benefit derived from the
consideration and discussion of common
aims and problems.
The meeting opened with luncheon at
the Union League Club. Mr. Ludlam
welcomed the firm members and managers
present with a few words of greeting, and
presided over its subsequent business sessions
at the Executive Offices.
All our offices in this country, with the
exception of Salt Lake City, were represented
at the meeting. Mr. Lovibond,
from Paris, and Mr. Tompkins, from
Havana, represented the foreign offices.
Mr. Wildman, who is at present in Europe,
was greatly missed in the firm's councils.
Motion was made, and enthusiastically
carried, to convey the greetings of the
meeting to Mr. Sells, its regret at his absence,
and its hope and expectation that he
would preside at next year's annual coming
The meeting adjourned with many expressions
of pleasure and satisfaction, on
the part of those in attendance, in the
advantages derived from closer contact, the
free exchange of views, the carrying down
of the firm's traditions, and the welding
together of personal relations.