❖ The annual meeting of the Caledonian Society was held at Quill’s Hotel last night. The attendance was limited. Mr. St. George Douglas occupied the chair. The Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. E. H. Harris, read the report, and on the motion of Mr. Wilkie, seconded by Mr. Parkin, the report was adopted. A vote of thanks
was accorded to Mr. Hay T. Smith for his kindness in giving the use of his paddock. The annual balance-sheet was then submitted to the meeting, showing a credit balance of L 8 13s. Gd.; liabilities amounting to L 5 7s. 2d., due to Mi'. J. Y. Ward; and possible assets of LSO. The Secretary explained that considerable difficulty had been experienced in making up the balance-sheet by himself and the Treasurer, owing to the disinclination of some of the director's to give the necessary information to make up a proper statement. The balance-sheet had not been audited, and it was resolved that the Treasurer and Secretary should sign it, and their signatures should be considered a sufficient audit. Mr. Ward’s account for commission was reduced to L 3 18s. 2d. It was stated that funds were in the hands of some members of the Society who had been written to for a settlement, but had not responded to the calls made on them. The following officers were then reelected :—President —Mr. Mat. Stitt ; vice president, Dr. Stewart; treasurer, Mr. Thomas Quill: secretary, Mr. J. Mac Lean Dunn ; directors, Messrs. James Scott, Charles Reed, W. Anderson, Donald Maclean, Robert Mdiar, Duncan Cameron, Niel Maclean, Hay T. Smith, E. Saunders, T. Bullock, W. St. G. Douglas, and John Frazer. Auditors— Messi’s. Weeks and Wilkie. Mr. Weeks proposed a vote of thanks to the late secretary (Mr. Harris) for his past services, which being seconded by Mr. C. Reed, was carried ; and a futher vote was recorded to the directors and other officers, a vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the proceedings.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 64, 21 February 1880
CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 64, 21 February 1880
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