THE GRAND LODGE, 1.0.G.T.
The following business was transacted after we went to press yesterday:— An animated and interesting debate took place on the presentation of a report on the finance of the Grand Lodge. . Ultimately the recommendations of the G. W.B. were adopted as contained in his official report. In accordance with a resolution the Grand Lodge previously adopted, the following address was presented to Bro, Samuel Capper:— To Bro Samuel Capper, P.R.W.G.00., G.W.O.T. of N.W.G.L. of England. Dear Sir and Brother, —This Grand Lodge, now in session assembled, rejoices to see you in their midst, and hereby tenders to you a hearty and cordial greeting. We remember, with sincere pleasure, your long connection with the order in Great Britain; your earnest labors as an eloquent exponent of temperance principles, both by speech and by song ; and your energetic and indefatigable labors in connection with the Order of Good Templary at a period of special difficulty, and when the very existence of the Order in Great Britain seemed to tremble in the balance. All these long and faithful services, rendered to our beloved Order, have ma ie your name well known, although until the present your face was personally unknown to us. We are delighted to have you in our midst at this our Grand Lodge Session, and hope to benefit by your special experience, and to be aroused to greater activity by your stirring addresses. We would also take this opportunity of expressing our high regard for your partner in life, our Sister Capper, who, as a life-long abstainer, and an energetic worker in support of our cause, and as a member of an illustrious colonial temperance family, merits this slight recognition at our hands. Trusting that your visit to New Zealand may be the occasion of much pleasure to yourself and of great benefit to the Order, we are, dear Sir and Brother, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand, John Hakdikg, G.W.O.T. D. C. Cameron, G W.S. William Carr, G.W.T. Ashburton, April 7, 1885. On resuming for the evening sitting the Grand Lodge degree was conferred on five candidates, after which the Grand Lodge immediately proceeded to the election of officers, which resulted as follows : G.W.0.T., Bro John Harding, Napier (re-elected), G. W. Counsellor, Bro John W. Jago, Dunedin; G.W.Y.T., Bro Simpson, Kaiapoi; G.S.J.T., Bro Robins, Hawera (re-elected); G. W.S., Bro Cameron, Dunedin (re-elected); G W.Tr., Bro Wm. Carr, Dunedin (re-elected) ; G. Chaplain, Bro M. W. Green, Christchurch; G. Marshall, Bro Stead, Invercargill. Ihe officers elect were installed by Bro Capper, assisted by Bro Davis. Omiatchurch was fixed upon as the next pla.ie of meeting.
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THE GRAND LODGE, I.O.G.T., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885
THE GRAND LODGE, I.O.G.T. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1509, 9 April 1885
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