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Yesterday afternoon a special meeting of the Central Committee of the Presbyterian Cbarge of Banks Peninsula was held at Mr J. D. Bruce'e residence, Akaroa, to make a presentation of an illuminated address to Mr J. S. Dodds, who has held the position of treasurer of tha Chargo for nearly a quarter of a century. Members of the Committee were present from all parts of Banfes Peninsula, The Rev. J. W. Hay ward. Pifesbjierian Minister, made the presentation, and spoke of the valuable assistance rendered tbe Church by Mr Dodds. He said the movement for the presentation had been spon* taneoua and hea/^j. The following members also Bpoke :— Messrs W. Morgan, J. D. Bruce, John Pettigrew, and Hi McDonald. Mr Dodds replied in very suitable terme, and spoke of the pleasure the work hnd been to him and of the assistance rendered by the trr-asurers in the different oentres. Hβ hoped he would be able to continue to give satisfac j tion in the position be hrd held,

Afternoon tea was dispensed by Mrs Bruce, and after tea a photograph was taken of

those present. An enlargement of the photo , graph will be presented ti Mrs Dodds later. A vote of thanks was accorded Mrs Bruce, who entertained the representatives, and was citried with acclamation. The following is the text o? the address :— "To JOHH SCOTX DODD3, EtQ,, AkAROA. —Dear Sir, —We, the office bearers of the ! Akaroa Charge of the Presbyterian Church, ( desire to express to you our deep appreciation of the valuable ..ervicea rendered by you lin your capacity as recretaiy and treasurer ' of the Central Committee during a period of J nearly a quarter of a century, and we ask ■ you to accept this iJlumioated address as a 1 : token of our very warm regards. Your un* J varying courtesy and fine business ability I thown in the discharge o!' the diiiies of yrnr

' office have the entire confidence and I esteem oE your co wmkers. You have served the church faithfully as Elder and Superintendent o£ the Sabbath Echon! for, many years at Akaroa. We trust that under the Divir c Bles; ing you may be able yet for very many years to continue

the good woik you have carried out with such efficiency, and with co much Liiifaotion to our church on Banks PenineuK— (Signed) John W, Hayward, Minister, John D. Bruce, John Pettigrew, W.m Morgan G. Vogan and Hugh McDonald (Elders), A. R. Munro, W. Corrigall, D. Fyfe, B. Steel Hay, T. Lewitt, Jas. Pitcaithly, A. W. Orme, C.

Innes, W. D. Macphail, B. Hay, T. H. Morcom, E, A. Dearsly, T. Lawrence (Manager*). October, 1913." The address i 3 a very handsome one, and beautifully framed.

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PRESBYTERIAN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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PRESBYTERIAN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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