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Tbe first meeting of the Committee of the newly-formed Duvauchelle Sports Club was held in the Akaroa County Council Chambers at Duvauchelle on Thursday last. The in. auguration meeting had been held earlier, and this was the first meeting of the new Committee. The following were present:—Messrs G. H. O'Caliaghan (chairman), T. Mould, A. Barker, J. Gaskin, T. Wakelin, A. B Prichard, D, Curry, L. Barwick, P. Cunningham, and T. B. McKenzie (Hon. Sec) The Hon. R. H. Rhodes wrote accepting tbe position of Patron of tbe new club, and enclosed a donation of j £1 la, and wished the club every success.

It was decided to thank Mr Rhodes for accepting the position and for the

douation. A letter was ' =m] from the Canterbury Centro of the New Zealand Athletic Association re affiliation ol r.he club. After a long, Mr Prichard j o'-opoapd tbo club affiliate with tbe Association. Seconded by Mr Wakelin and carried. Messrs J. Gaskin and E. H. Wright | wrote offering a challenge shield to the club for a relay race competition among schoolboy team 3of all Penin <ula schools, teams of four, over 880 yards, the winners to hold the shield for a year, and each to he presented with a silver medal. Tbe Hon. Sec reported having circularised, each school in the district re

the race Mr Pricbard proposed the generous offer of the shield and conditions be accrpted by the olub with thanks, Seconded by the chairman and carried with acclamation. Th 3 programme was then drawn up and was adopted as advertised else where. A discussion took place re holding a hurdle race. Mr T. Wakelin proposed a hurdle race be included. Seconded by Mr L. Barwick. Mr T, E, McKenzie proposed ag an amendment tbat the race should be cut out. Seconded by Mr D. Curry. The amendment waa lost and the motion carried. A proposal by Mr Curry, seconded by Mr Prichard, that a cross country event Bhould be included was lost. Mr L. Barwick proposed a bowling competition be held. Seconded by Mr T. Mould and carried. The chairman and hon, secretary were appointed a special committee to arrange for advertising and printing. The following officials were ap' pointed for sports day :—Judges.— Horse events, Mr J. Gaskin; foot events, Messrs Jas. Pettigrew, D McKay, D. Barwick; starter, Mr T. Masefield; bandicappers. Messrs T. W. Wilkins, P. Cunningham, and R. A. Pettigrew ; clerk of course, Mr E. Latter; hon, secretary and treasurer, Mr T. E. McKenzie; committeeMessrs G. H O'Caliaghan (chairman), J..Cairns, A Barker, D Curry, E. Cusdin, P. Cunningham, R. Johnstone, L. Barwick. T. Mould, T, Wakelin, T W. Wilkins and A, E. Pricbard, The hon* secretary proposed the rules be adopted. Seconded by Mr Curry and carried, Mr T. Mould proposed a dance be held in the Duvauchelle school on the evening of tbe sports. Seconded by Mr A. -Barker and carried. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated tbe meeting.

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DUVAUCHELLE ATHLETIC SPORTS CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913

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DUVAUCHELLE ATHLETIC SPORTS CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913

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