PENINSULA HORSE SHOW & PASTORAL ASSOCIATION.
A meeting of tbe committee of the Peninsula Horse Show acd Pastora Association was held at the Akaroa County offices, Duvauchelle, on Saturday. Present—Mr F Williams (president) chairman, and Messrs G. Armstrong, D. Barwick, D. McKay, T. E. McKenzie, R. A. Pettigrew, Jos. Gaskin, G. H. O'Caliaghan. A. R. Prichard, and C. W. Leete, hon. sec. Mr W. W. Williams sent an apology. Mr C. W. Leete read the audited balance sheet, which is as follows :— RECEIPTS, £■ s. d Balance, 1912 1 10 6 Entries 31 10 0 Entries cookery 3 8 6 Members aubs 40 10 0 Donations 47 8 6 Gate 17 8 6 Catalogues 2 5 0 Guessing competitions ... 310 0 £147 11 0 EXPENDITURE, £ 8. d. Prize money ... ... 69 9 0
Oookery 8 13 Ol Printing and advertising 15 12 0 nt ground 4 10 0 Band 11 14 6 nbour , . ... ... 5 10 ii Incidentals 6 2 8 Lunch and refreshments 7 9 6 Sheep 14 0 Cr. balance ... ... 17 6 9
£147 11 0 Mr Leete reported that Mr D. Bar wick's book had sixteen names, and
Mr Geo. Knudsen's, of Pigoon Bay, two. This brought tbe membership up to 99, and the total for member-
ship £49 103
The president slated tbat Mr E Elay bad promised £3 lo the As
The total credit wag abou
£26 63 9d when all the outstanding subscriptions came to band. The balance in the balance sheet was the cash balance
The balance sheet was adopted. Mr G. Armstrong, in speaking to the balance sheet, said he was very pleased that tbe Association's funds were in such a sound position. Some yeara apo it was stated tbat the Sbow was going to die, and it was berl to keep it going. It was thought tbe Little River Show would take tbe Duvauchelle Show's interest. Th© late interest in the Duvauchelle Show proved otherwise. The Show bad bigger entries this year than for years past. The officers had worked well
for tbe Sbow, He thought tbe com mittee should introduce cattle and J sheep classes. It was quite out of tbe question for Peninsula farmers to shorn cattle and sheep at the Little River Show as they would not be fit for ex hibiting. If sheep were driven over
tbe bill to the Sbow the dirt would get in tbe wool, and tbey would not be tit for exhibits Tbe same thing applied to cattle, as they would depreciate in transit. The only way was to take
them in a cart. If the Association had sheep classes, the Peninsula only would exhibit. Classes for cows would give an impetus to tbe dairy industry. He hoped in years to come they would have an extensive Sbow, It would be in the interests of the Peninsula to have such a show. Mr Armstrong then referred to the good work done by tbe secretary of the Association (Mr Leete), and proposed £10 10i be given bim as honorarium. Mr Leete, he said, had done yery noble work for the Association. Tbe motion was seconded by Mr Gafkin. Mr T. W. Wilkins endorsed Mr Armstrong's remarks, and said it was the proper course to form an Association. It relieved tbe officers and cc cretary of the work of collecting. He appreciated perfectly Mr Leete'B services, but asked if it was thought the Association could afford so large a sum as £10 10s. He thought it! rather muoh, He would ratber see a ! fixed salary later on, as he thought the donation of £10 103 would not adequately pay Mr Leete for his services. He moved, as an amendment, that £5 53 be granted at present to the seoretary as an honorarium, and ( that the matter come up for discussion i when tbe final balance sheet was con-1 Bidered. Tbe ohairmam said Mr Leete bad' done a tremendous lot of work for the Association, and be thought £10 103 waa little enough even for out of pocket expenses. Mr Pettigrew thought £10 103 waa small enough. They should bear in mind this donation was for two years. Mr McKenzie supported Mr Wilkins's amendment. He thought they should keep the credit balanoe and then try and put tbe Association on a good footing, and pay the secretary a fixed salary. Mr Armstrong said be proposed tbe resolution. If it was Mr Leete's last year as secretary he thought they should honour bim. Mr Leete was thoroughly deserving of their recognition, and no man was better entitled 1 to it.
The amendment was lost, Messrs Wilkins and McKenzie supporting it. The motion was then carried unanimously, and with acclamation. Mr Leete, in response, said he had taken pleasure and pride in the Show. He thanked the committee for the donation. Mr McKenzie made a suggestion that tbe Association use its influence with the Government to ask tbe Department of Agriculture to send a thoroughbred entire horse to tbe district.
It was decided to write to the Department of Agriculture about the matter. Tbe chairman said be heard that if Show Day was made a whole holiday at Akaroa more people would attend the Show from Akaroa. They should make a district holiday of Sbow Day. The secretary said he had written to"] the chairmen of every school com mittee in ths district about the matter, and asked them to make it a holiday. Mr Armstrong suggested adding flower classes to the show. He thought great interest would be taken in this department, and referred to the fine exhibit at tbe last Little River Show It would also attract a great many Akaroa exhibitors, and extend the scope of interest in tbe Show. Mr Wilkins thought the Association should advertise tbe launch trips to
tbe Show. Tbe Association would only have to guarantee tbe launch proprietors a certain sum, and tbey could make complete arrangements for a launch service round tbe harbour. .■ Mr O'Caliaghan suggested adding f children's school classes such as map' i drawing, eto., j
Mr D, McKay moved tbat a speoial committee consisting of the president and secretary, and Messrs G. Armstrong, G. .O'Caliaghan and T Wilkins inquire concerning the holding of school competitions at tbe next Show. * Seconded by Mr Prichard and carried, v Mr Pettigrew suggested a class for / troop horses for Peninsula mounted Territorials.
It was decided to bold the next meeting of tbe committee at Ihe same date as the April meeting of tbe Akaroa and Wainui Road Board to make arrangements for the new classes to yy be added to next year's programme. (£ Tbe secretary reported tbe following donations bad been made to the < ; T, Association :—Hon, R. H. Rhodes £5
ss, Hon, W. Montgomery £1 la, »1" Messrs G. Pilkington £i Is, Bank of
New Zealand £2 2*, J. 0. Coop £1 Is, - Loan and Mercantile £2 2s, Farmers'
Co op. Association £2 2s, E. Recce & Sons £2 2s, Dalgety & Co. £2 2f,». Pyne & Co £2 23, H. Matson &00. £2 2s, National Mortgage & Agency Co. £2 2s, J. Ballantyne & Co. £2 2s,
Bishop & Co.. £2 2s, Strange & Co. £1 Is, W. F. Parkinson £1, G. Armstrong £1 Is, E. X. Lelievre £2 2s, 0; Thacker £2 2s, [Q Checkley £1 Is, Crown Brewery £2 2s, Fletcher Humphreys £1 Is, Roper & Co. £1 Is, J, Gaskin £5 ss, E. Hay £8 Bs, P. +, Fabey 103 6d, B. G. Morass, H. W* '" Piper 10s. A vote of thanks to tbe ohairman was carried with acclamation, and tbo ■_*; meeting terminated,
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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW & PASTORAL ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913
PENINSULA HORSE SHOW & PASTORAL ASSOCIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913
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