FIRE BRIGADES' CONFERENCE.
A meeting of the general committee was held last evening. His Worship the Mayor presided over a good attendance. The Mayor reported that only one la-lj turned up at the meeting called for Monday last. However a number of ladies had assured him that they-would help in every way possible, and he did not think there would be any trouble. Mr M. G. Daly reported tbat the Mayrr and himself had made a round for collection, and they had already £60 prom ; sed. He could guarantee that by Saturday over £70 would be collected. There wa9 not a single refusal, and there uld be no diffi uHy about the finances, and they should be abie to have a band for a we< k.
The hon. sec. (Mr D Handisides) readout replies from two bands, quoting terms. The Mayor said that Mr F. Taylor, who was in Christehurch, was seeing the various bands, Mr F. Tajlor's suggestion that the band should give a series of concerts was a good one. Mr L. J. Vangioni said that £40 was too much to pay for the band for a few days There would be not enough left to spend in entertainment. Later he intimated the | band would cost £84 for the w^ek.
The Mayor said they could not decide yet about the band, Mr Daly said tbe band would probably pay for itself by concerts. The Mayor read a draft programme for the delegate?, to be submitted to the entertainment committee, as under :—
Suaday morning—ol urch parade, dele. gates to assemble at hospital corner at 10.15 a.m.
Sunday afternoon—Programme cf muse by band in Domain. Menday and Tuesday—Conference. V' l ednesday morning—Boat excursion round the Harbour. Afternoon—Citizens' luncheon to delegates at 1 30 p.m. Thursday—Swimming carnival and aquatic sports; picture entertainment at 8 p.m.
Friday—Picnic at Wainui
Saturday—Bowling, tennis, cricket,
Mr Day suggested the programme sbou'd be left to the entertainment aommittee. He was in favour of an open air church service in the Domain. He also suggested ihe Terriiorials.should parade with the firemen.
The Mayor said these were only sugges tions to the Entertainment Committee.
Mr Daly moved that the Mayoress and the secretary of the various Sports Ciub3 appoint a Ladies Committee.
Seconded by Mr L. J. Vacgioni and carried.
The matter of the band again came under consideration, and it was decided to write to the Barnham band to aek for their terms,
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FIRE BRIGADES' CONFERENCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914
FIRE BRIGADES' CONFERENCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4366, 23 January 1914
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