Hollywood Sapphire Group
The initial dinner of the HOLLYWOOD SAPPHIRE GROUP was held on February 13, 1946.
Les Paul was an early Sapphire Member! He told me so! --EveAnna
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The OLD Rules and Regulations
prior to Dec. 2008
Section 1: This group shall be
known as the Hollywood Sapphire Group
Section 2: Its officers shall consist of a permanent Chairman, a permanent Secretary and Treasurer, and a Membership Committee.
Section 1: The meeting of this
group shall take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm (cocktails at
6:30); provided however no meeting shall be held in August. (August
Holiday removed 8/2008)
Section 2: At the conclusion of each meeting the presiding chairman shall appoint the Chairman for the following meeting.
Section 3: Notice to membership shall be given several days before each scheduled meeting.
Section 4: Meeting of the Month of February shall be annual Ladies Night.
Section 1: The duties of the
presiding Chairman shall be to provide an interesting program for the meeting
over which he presides, and to record the minutes of the meeting.
Section 2: The Treasurer shall receive all monies from the members and shall in turn pay the necessary amount for the evening meal. the Treasurer shall also send out notices of all meetings, taking making reservations for dinner and keeping an account of all monies received. (For this service the Treasurer shall have his meal paid for by members.)
Section 1: The Hollywood Sapphire
Group shall at no time consist of more than 50 active members. (not
Section 2: To be eligible for membership in the Hollywood Sapphire Group, one shall have a sound technical background associated with the sound recording industry or a close affiliate such as TV, motion pictures or sound equipment manufacture. No sales personnel shall become a member of the Hollywood Sapphire Group. (The no-salesmen thing is not strictly enforced)
Section 3: Only two persons from one particular concern shall be eligible for membership. This shall not apply where a member changes his job to a concern where two persons are already members.
Section 4: All members who have not attended three consecutive meetings shall become inactive unless studio or business obligations have prevented regular attendance. In such a case the member shall notify the Treasurer who in turn shall see that the member gets proper credit so that missed meetings shall not be held against him.
Section 5: Inactive members may attend meetings at any time, but shall not be notified of meetings nor shall they have the power to vote. Inactive members may become active again by attending three consecutive meetings.
Section 6: The reception of petitions for membership or affiliation shall be in writing. Said petitions shall be referred to the Membership Committee for investigation. Their judgment or reception or rejection shall be final.
Section 1: There are no dues for
membership or affiliation. However, each member shall pay to the Treasurer the
amount for his meal and that of any guest he may have invited, plus tips,
incidentals or extra amounts to cover expenses.
Section 2: There shall at no time be more than $25.00 in the Kitty. When such an accumulation occurs it shall go towards expenses of an evening meal when there is a "Members Only" meeting.
Section 1: The Membership Committee shall consist of six members, 3 of which are chosen from the original Charter Members, and they shall pass on all petitions for membership in the Hollywood Sapphire Group.
These rules and regulations have been compiled from the minutes of the Hollywood Sapphire Group Registration Book.