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ASHBURTON CYCLING CLUB.

The first annual meeting of the Ashburton Oyoliug Olub, was held In Court Ohumberp, on Friday evening. There was a good attendance of members — Ointaln Mu'ler io the ohair.

The annual report and balance sheet showed tbe olub to be In a very flourishing o >tdltlon. " When eUrted In May 1887, the nnmber of members was ODly eleveD, while now there are twenty-eight on tbe roll. For tin first sixteen months of Its existence, the receipts of the Olub •mount to £43 1 5 1 sd, and the expenditure to £38 8s sd, leaving a credit balaooe of £5 7s. The first raoe meet'ng held by the Olub, (on February 6th 1889) was a great success, and after paying all expenses resulted Ie an addition of £10 14< 7d to the Olub's funds. With regard t) racing, members have been fairly Buooeatful both In Ashburton and elsewhere, the total value of p??Z9i won by members during the season amounting to over £25."

The report aud balance sheet were unanimously adopted.

The eleotion of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows : — Patron, Mr D. Thomas ; President, Mr A. Harrison ; Vice-President, Mr W. 0. Walker, M.H.R.; Oaptain, H. &.. Stephens ; sub-Captain, T. Wall; Hon Seoretary, R. Frizzel; Hon Treasurer, W, G. Murray ; Oommittee, Messrs Muller, Salek, Millar and Jones.

The following new members were eleoted ; — Messrs D. Millar, Dowle, Thompson, Webber and Frizzel.

Letters were read from the Pioneer Bicycle Olub and the New Zealand Cyclists' Alliance.

After some discussion it was decided to open the cyollog season of 1889-90 on Wednesday, September 11th.

After transacting some routine business the meeting adjourned with votes of thanks to the retiring officers and to the Chairman.

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ASHBURTON CYCLING CLUB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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