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is made. Such certificate shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the Board of Award.
4. — The medal may be awarded annually, but not oftener.
5.—No award of the medal shall be made to anyone whose eligibiUty to the distinction has not been under consideration by the Board of Award for at least one year.
6. — Awards shall be made by a board of sixteen, ap¬ pointed or chosen in equal numbers from the membership of the four national societies, the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Institute of Mining En¬ gineers; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. The governing bodies of each of these societies shall be requested to appoint from its membership one representative who shall hold office for one year, one for two years, one for three years, and one for four years; and each succeeding year to appoint one member to serve for four years.
7. — In case of failure of any of the national societies to make the original appointments as requested, the selection of representatives from its members shall be made b}'' those appointed from the other societies, and should an}^ future vacancy occur by reason of the failure of any of the said societies to act, or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Award from the membership of the society so failing.
8. — Should one or more of the four national societies go out of existence, its representation on the board shall cease and determine, and future awards shall be made by the representatives of the remaining societies.
All of the four societies have selected representatives and the council of award has now been duly constituted in accordance with the above terms.
The preliminaries for the medal ha^^ng been duly settled,