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BANKS PENINSULA. A. & P. ASSOCIATION.

ANNUAL MEETING.

The annual meeting of the Banks Peninsula A and P. Association was held in the Town Hall, Little River, on Tuesday, the president (W. H. Montgomery, Esq.), in the chair, There was an actendance of about thirty members of tbe Association.

An apology for absence was received from Mr Wagboro.

Mr A. E. Low, judge for the flower flection at the bhow, wrote as follows : —

"In reference to your letter of tbe 28tb nit., I have to say that it gave me great, pleasure to assist in the judging at your late bhow. I muse congratulate tbe committee and stewards of the flower section for the great advance in setting up and stag ing the exhibits from when i was judging in 1911. There are a few minor points in the schedule that I think might be alteied to advantage, and I will at a later date send you a note or two on the matter."

The Ellesruere Licensing Committee wrote granting a conditional license for tbo Show.

From the Bailway Department, re giwcling the date of the Show, and suggesting that it should be held ho as not to clash with other important; fixtures, as it was difficult to meet ihe deuiaud for railing stock. The president smd the date of the show would be fixed by the committte

Mr B. 0. Rutherford wrote asking if be returned the prize tickets and prize money would bis exhibit be al lowed to compete again as a maiden. He bad returned all the money as a gift to the Association.

Tbe prebident moved the {secretary wiiie to Mr Rutherford that the As sociation ruled that a horse that bad won a prize could not be judged ad v maiden although the prize money be

returned

Seconded by Mr VV. F. Parkinson and carried.

Mr Edwin Hall, secretary of the Dominion Council o£ Agriculture, wrote asking the Association to affi liate with tbe Associated Agricultural Societies of New Zealand, and send a delegate to the next meeting of the Council held at the fnd of July.

The president said he had attended the Dominion Conference with Mr Parkinson in Christchurcb last year Nearly all tbe A. and P. Associationa had affiliated, and he thought: the Peninsula Association should affiliate. He moved the Banks Peninsula A. and P. Association join tbe Associated Agricultural Societies of New Zealand, and send delegates to tbe Dominion Couccil in July

Seconded by Mr J. 0. Coop and carried. The president, vice president, and and M e33i'B W, F. Parkinson and J. F. Buchanan were appointed delegates.

The following resignations were re ceived : —Messrs T. Masefield, E. E. Nnfct, T. Maedonalcl, R. B. Beonefcfc, and E. Lane.

HEPOBT AND BALANCE SHEET. The report and balance sheet were adopted They are as follows : — "The fifth annual Show was held in the Awa-Iti Domain instead of on the Racecourse as in former years. The weather was fine, and the Domain proved a very suitable Show Ground The attendance of the public was slightly less than in previous years, owing, no doubt, to the strike, which was also responsible for the withdrawal of some of the most important ex bibits The gate receipts amounted to £66, as compared with £75 in 1912. The total entries amounted to 950. The following table will show you a comparison with the previous year : — Sheep 89 (1912), 64 (1933), cattle 64 62, horses 261 267, pigs 25 24, dairy produce 275 • 272, potatoes and roots 46 45, grain and seeds 28 24, dogs 22 17, flowers 151 142, competitions 49 S3. The annual balance sheet has been audited and is appended. It will be seen that assets exceed liabilities Dy £147 6d. A liberal allowance made for depreciation in estimating a3setg, The membership has increased during the year, but, in order to en sure a satisfactory finance, members should do all in their power to enrol new subscribers. The thanks of the Association are due to the judges for their services ; to the numerous dc nora oe special prizes, to the Domain Board for the use of the Domain; the County Council for the use of the Council Chambers ; to Messrs Matson & Co. for the use of their yards , and to the many willing helpers who actively assisted to make the Show a success."

Eeoeiptc—Balance July 14, 1913 £26 3s 9d, annual members £176 10s, special priz63 £207 183. entry fees £189 133 9d, gates £66 163 6d, post entries £3 (j=, guessing competitions £6 16s, privileges and space £27 ss, sundry and catalogues £2 12s, balance £8 19b 3d, total £716 Is. Expenditure—Prizes £493 Os 6d, labour £45 16s 3d, printing and advertising £71 10a lid, petty £17, insurance £3, band £8, jndges , expenses £1 17s, hire of tents £10 12s 6d, lunoheon booth £15 10s 6d, ribbons and sundriee £1 17a 3d, refunds £1 19s. secretary £28, renb of library £2 sa, auditor's fees £5 ss. catalogues £4 16s, glass ware £4 10s 7d, Bank cbaigea and exohange £10s 6d, total £716 Iβ.' Assets £183 Is 9d, Liabilities £35 153 9d. The president said the Association was in a slightly better position than last year. The shifting of the Show from the old Racecourse to the

Domain hau oeeu au extra, cost thai; would not occur this year. There bad been a falling off in nnniml mernherß , siibpcriptiona from £21A h 1912 to £176 10?, special prizes £207 18* as compared with £250 in 1912, and £189 13s. 9d in entrance fees in 1913, as- compared with £205 in 1912, There had been a saving of £20 in the labour account and in other items of expenditure.

The chairman moved ihe auditor he authorised to write off some outstanding cheques:

Secohded by Mr T, White and car ried,

ELECTION OF OFFICER 3. The following officers wore elected : -President, Mr W. B\ Parkiuporj, vice presidents, Messrs J F Buchanan and W. H. Montgomery; auditor, Mr W. K. Lawrence; veerihary surgeon, Mr A. Taylor; treasurer, Mr T, Qiiealy.

Mfissrs Wynn William?, G. Cant, F. Reed and A. Harris ware elected members of the Association, and Miss Helen Rose Buchanan was elected a life member.

The president moved that all ebose mem bars three years in arrears with their subscriptions be struck off the list ol members.

The motion was carried. Meases Wyuo Williams, T, Feather W. B. Cunningham, S. Barclay, D. and G. Cant, V. Craw were e'ected members of the committee.

The following members were taken off tbe committue:—Messrs F. Dennis T. RWfield, G. Mason, E. E. Nutt and S. K. U?ber.

It was decided to ask the Litile River Domain Board for permission to hnld the Show on the Awa Iti Domain.

It was decided to give the new com raittee authority to deal with the revenue of tbe Association, aud to dis pose of tbe old yards on tbe Eace course as vas thought bes 1 ;. The usual excellent support was given for special prizes for the coming Show, and a large sum was promised in the - room.

After tbe passing of a few accounts the meeting closed,

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BANKS PENINSULA. A. & P. ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914

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