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Caledonian Society.

The annual general meeting of members of the Ashburton Caledonian Society, was held on Saturday evening, in the 'upper room of the Oddfellows' Hall. Only ten members were present, and Mr W. Malcolm in the absence of the President, took the chair. BALANCE SHEET. i The year's records having been read, the Secretary submitted the annual balance sheet, which showed an income from all sources for the year of £206 16s 9d. After discharging all liabilities, there remained to credit the sum of £49 11s 3d. —(Applause). The balance sheec was adopted. ANNUAL REPORT. The directors' report fur the year was read as follows :— | " Your Directors have much pleasure in laying before you the eleventh annual report and balance-sheet for the year just closed, and feel highly gratified at the i results of the year's operations in being [able to show the, substantial credit balance !of £49 11s 3d. As usual wq held the ! annual concert and ball. From a musical J point of view, the concert was one of very high excellence; but we regret that financ'ally the result to the Society was jiot comI mens-urate with the trouble taken and ex- [ peusc incurred. There was no loss, however, over tlie transaction, but a small profit. We have given effect to your recommendation of last year, and have disposed of flic Sports Ground at a very satisfactory price.'' Wo Jiavo been very fortuuate in ■.'■'. f ■■■"■"■■ Domain Board the use of

v ■ •■■ ,'. .at an annual rental of £10, and this year we gave a contribution towards the cost of forming the running track. We held the annual gathering on Boxing Day, on the Domain Spoits Ground, which proved in every respect most suitable for the purpose. The Gathering was WQu. patronised by the. public, and had it not boon, fqr the threatening aspect gf the weather, the atter,dau.C6 WQuJ.d have been much larger, As it was, the receipts at tho gates proved very satisfactory, amounting to £45, We also held four Ingleside meetings during tho year. These were very popular, as they always are, but they are an jyxj/si,sive amusement to the Society, and your D.ifGct,Qrs v;quld recommend that in future tho price of tiokots, )}e uniform — namely 15s Od. Iv conclusion, we desipa to. express our hearty thanks to all who so libtJ.a}]y subscribed prizes for the annual sports,'' tti) hhG ladies and gentlemen who gave their services in connection with the Ingleside3^ and Conceit, and'ib all who in any way contributed towards furthering the interests of the Society."

The report was »kdopted in full, •with the exesp'tion ih*t the price of members tickets was fixed at Hfs 6d, or 15s 6d if ingleside privileges are taken. OFFICE-BEARERS.' Mr Donald McLean, the retiring President, was acldeti to ib.o list of patrons. Office-bearers for the year were ejected ajj follows :—President —Mr D. Thomas i Vice-Presidents—Messrs W. Malcolm and ,T. Spaly ; Treasurer —Mr W. Anderson; q;.,:/:,, T; . T <«-'y . Directors— M. ■: ■ .i--: !> M '■■■ :■, , .jr. L. Brown, A. Mulvoi^lo-, C ilj^l, »♦. 'C'raigh<j%d, W. Anderson, J. Scaly, and W. St G, E>oug]<)s : Auditors—Messrs A. H. Shui'y and %. Miimjs : Piper—Mr Alick McKay.

The Directors were asked to arrange iqv four lugkjsjde meetings during the winter, and after the usual yotes of thanks had been passed' the meeting adjourned.

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Caledonian Society., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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Caledonian Society. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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