There was a large attendance at the mooting of the Druids' Lodge last night, when a number of visiting officers were present, The visitors were P.D.G.P, Bro. Jowsey, D.G.P, Bro. Simpson, D.V.P. Bro. Fisher, D.P. Bro. Rjbinson, P.A. Bro. Furneaux (representing the Board of Management), and P.S. Bro. Boulden. One member was initiated into the Order. The following officers were elected:— A.D., Bro, Dobbin; V.A., Bro. Moriarty; Secretary, Bro. H. Stephenson (re-elected); Treasurer, Bro. H. C. Shrimpton (reelected); 1.G., Bro. Harris; 0.G., Bro. Dunlop; A.D. Bards, Bros. O'Connor and Marsden; V.A. Bards, Bros. Beech and R. Stock; M.S., Bro. Pearson (re-elected); Auditor, Bro. T. E. Clayton. Bro. W. McRae was re-elected Trustee without opposition. The half-yearly balance sheet and auditor's report were adopted. The officers were installed m a very impressive manner by D.P. Bro. Robinson, assisted by P.D.P. Bro. A. Mulford, to whom a hearty vote of thanks was passed. The D.G.P. Bro.' Simpson, on behalf of the Lodge, presented retiring P.A. Bro. Dunlop with a handsome framed diploma. It was decided to forward a letter of condolence to Bro. T. Hancox over the death of his mother. The Lodge was then closed by A.D. Bro. Dobbin, after whioh those present sat down to supper, and this having been done justice to, a lengthy toast Hat, interspersed with songs and recitations, was gone through. In responding to the toast of "The D.Q.L. and Board of Management," the Grand Lodge officers gave some very interesting information m connection with Druidism and matters likely to be brought forward at the nest Grand Lodge meeting.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
Druids' Lodge. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
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