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A meeting of the committee was held last evening; present—Messrs G. Armstrong (chairman), M. Daly, F. Taylor, S. Hayward,. A. McFar-

lane, T. Lewitt, H. W- Wilkins, L. J. Vangioni and D. Handisides (hon sec.) Correspondence was read from Derry'a Private Band and Rangiora Brass Band, giving quotations for playing during the week from Saturday to Saturday. Mr P. Taylor sai<3 the Haywartl's Picture entertainment; was-in train for next Friday. Mr Taylor also rep >rted that he bad seen about a band in Chrislc'jurcb, but could get no further reduction. The terms of the Rangiora Brass Band were £18 for playing for the week, apart from the expenses. There would be fifteen men, including a conductor, Mr Daly said £100 was assured, and the band would cost £61 10?, but they hoped to recoup something by the concert kindly given by Mr F. Taylor, and also by band concerts. The hon. sec. Akaroa Boating Club wrote, offering the social ball «to the conference for the week. He said they would let it for £5, while the Oddfellows would let theirs at £7 He feared the Akaroa Boating Club's hall would not be.large enough for the band concert or the luncheon. Mr L. J. Vangioni moved the Oddfellows' Hafl bo engaged for the week. Seconded by Mr McFarlane. j Mr F. Taylor proposed the Rangiora 'Brass Band be engaged for the week from Saturday to Saturday for the sum of £18 and expenses, to be under full control of the Brigade. Seconded by Mr Wilkins and carried.

It was decided to have church parade to the various churches where morning services would be held. The Territorials would also fall in with tbe delegates. It was also resolved that Messrs M. Daly and D. Handisides submit the revised programme to the entertainment committee. A letter was read from Hon. It H, Ehodes saving that he would be present at the" Conference if his engage ments allowed of it. The secretary and Messrs F. Taylor and.!lLXefl4tt were appointed a subcommittee to arrange re luncboon on ast evening.

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FIRE BRIGADES CONFERENCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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FIRE BRIGADES CONFERENCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4370, 10 February 1914

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