ASHBURTON CALEDONIAN SOCIETY
The annual general meeting of the Ash- . barton Caledonian Society was held on \ Saturday evening. There was a Urge attend anoe and Mt M. Stltt oooupied the chair. REPORT AND BALAVOK SHEET. The Directors' roy^rt was read as follows : — The Directors have much pleasure (n laying before you the tenth annual report and balance sheet for the year just closed, and considering the '-amount n£ liabilities banded to them with no available assets, jaaat congratulate themselves and tbe members generally for the hearty manner fn whioh they responded so liberally m subscribing to tbe funds of the Society. Aa you are a" aware the present directorate oame into effije at a late period of the year when most of the memoerß sub oeiptlons had been collected and leav* \au, a debit balance of £32 odd Wo, however, hold the annual sports on Boxing day which wore a great suoceas, aa this time they were self-supporting, which, we believe, has been the first time slnoa too formation of the Society. We aiso held a oonoart on Boxing night, but owing to the sb >rt notice m getting it up we regret to ssy it w«fl not bo anooeesf nl as your directors would have liked, although no loss was Incurred thereby. We would strongly recommend that some effort be made to make the summer concert as well as the annual one as brilliant and successful as In former years. Your Directors have pleasure m handing over the affairs of the Society to their suoeearfbrs free from debt with the exception of the mortgage on the sports ground, whioh we would recommend the Sooiety to jreallae upon at an early date, as we believe a more suitable ground aould be obtained nearer town than the present sports ground. Donald MoLban, President; The balance sheet showed a debit balance of £1 17a 2d, and It was stated that there were now funds In hand sufficient to wipe out this liability, Several members expreßsed|thefr plea* care at the satUfaotory state of affairs disclosed by the balanoe sheet. The report and balanoe sheet were adopted, BXEOTIOir OF OFFICERS Officers were elected as follows; — President, Mr Djnald MoLean ; VioePrestdents, Messrs D, Thomas, and 0. Oliver ; Directors, Messrs MoKeaz'e, J Matheson, W. Oraighead, J. L Brown, W. Anderson. M. Stftt, J, Scaly, 0. Reid, with power to add to their number ; Hon Treasurer, Air W. Anderson ; Hon Seoretary,' Mr J Scaly ; Auditors, Messrs A. H, Shcry, and R. Minnls. Me A, MoKSy was eleoted piper to the Sooiety. THE SOCIETY'S GROUND After discussion a motion was otrrled that If possible the Siolety's ground on the IS or i h East Belt be disposed of , with a view- to obtaining a . more suitable grouod nearer town. A eommittea consisting of Messrs D. Williamson, M. Stitt,. W. Anderson, and J. Trsoker was appointed to give effaot to the resolution. INGLIBIDBS. It was resolved that four Ingleslde gatherings should be held dating the oomlrig winter. COMPLIMENTARY. A hearty vote of thanka <ru paised to the officials at the sports gathering on. Boxing day. . A hearty vote of thanks was Also aooord&d to the retiring direotora and j offioer* of , the Society. The usual oompliment to the Ohiir brought the proceedings to a oloie. * ...I
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