Maoriland Worker, Volume 2, Issue 34, 27 October 1911, Page 14
The annual meeting of the above branch of the N.Z. Federated Shearers and Woolshed Employees was held at Masterton on Saturday, October llth; Mr. T. Nicholson in the chair. The balance-sheet for the year ending September 30, 1911, Avas presented, showing that the branch Avould start the year .vit.J'i a., small credit balance. The Chairman said he A r ould like to see every effort made to increase tlie membership, and trusted that all sheds would send for tickets where an organiser could not visit. It was decided to appoint organisers at the next meeting. Tho election of officers resulted: — President, F. Langs ton; vice-presidents T. Nicholson and George Haxton;
S. 'o'Regan, secretary. Mr. Laiig-ston, in returning thanks, was deeply impressed Avith the honour. He avould do his best to further the cause of the Union. Unionists always had an. uphill fight- not only had they to fight the battle of the workers in their ranks, but also the Avorkcrs without. It should be their ambition to get the latter into their ranks. —S. O'REGAN.