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ANNUAL MEETING. Tbe annual meeting of tbe A. .roa Bowling Club was beld at tbo Bon . gb Council Chambers on Friday evr t>in«, when there was a good attendance, G. Armstrong, Esq (president of the club) in the chair.

The hon. secretary (Mr A. H. Westenra) read tho annual report and balance sheet. Tbey are as follows :— " In presenting to tbe members of the club the report and balance sheet for tbe past year, the committee con gratulatos members on a fairly good season, Tbe green was in good order, though, as usual, we havo had difficulty as regards" a greenk eper. The season opened on Thursda;, 2nd October. Tbe ueual match president v. vice-president was played, resulting in a win for the latter. Oo Labour Day, Monday, 27th October, tbo employees of tbe N.Z. Farmers' Co. operative Association, Christchurch, invaded Akaroa in force, not only bowlers, but tennis and croquet teams came. A three rink match was played on the green, in which the local team beld its own by 9 points. On Thursday, 12th February last, tbe Australian bowlers and visiting friends from Christchurch were entertained by the club. A short game was played after lunch, in which the home team did not shine. Early in the year a fire brigade conference was held in Akaroa, members coming from

all part. of the dominion, amongst whom were a number of bowlers. A match was played on Tuesday, 10th March, resulting in a win for the home team by 22 points. Club Matches —President's Gold MedalWinner :A. ft. Munro. Club Pairs: J. R. Newton and A. H. Westenra. Sims Fern,-: J. Brown and A. R. Munro (holders). A.13.0- Badges: F. EJnnif)r;ror) and A R. Munro (holders). Ths.e have ohangsd hands t.w _a during the season. Li-idies' day >\'i-i held on Thursday, 9 b April (j nforriin.-tplp, the weather was rather douh' f -' ! , aid the attendance was limited. It will be wiser to hold this .arlier in the season, s.ben ihe weather can he mo.c depend.d upon. Tbe committee regr.r. to have to lecord tbe death rf nur bon treasurer (Mr M, (>. Duly), who, .in his official capacity, rendered the club valu.blb BPivice for many yp_r. The club's membership bas been considernbly minced during tbe past year. The mi i.ber now standi 46 ng-u_i 6 t 55 Quite a number «,f aciive mem hers bave left tbe district. Since the closing of the season tbe preen has been top diessed, and should be in good playing order during tbe coming .eason, Finance.—This is always a difficulty with a 3mall club where tbe subscription is low. Several of the playing members gave a donation. This in all amounted to £15 lis 6d, but notwithstanding we have still some £24 outstanding liabilities to meet. There are some subscriptions and-donation., not accounted for, nleo a few subscriptions not paid. If tht.e had been (.aid into our bankmg nc count, our financial po.ition would be fairly go. d We take ihis oppariunity of lb__iking those ladies who .o kindly piovided afternoon tea during the season. Our special tbanks are due to Mrs and Miss Mafefield, who dispensed tea on so many occasions. Tb_ haJance sheet .hows receipts £75 14. 6d, and expenditure £87 18. lid, leaving a debit balance of £12 4_ 5d Tbe balance of assets over liabilities i. £52 12s Bd. Jn conclusion, the com mittee expresses its best wishes for the prosperity of the club, and hope that during the coming season there limy be an increase in the member ship." '

Rfceitts—To balance, £4 18', subscrip tion., £45; entrance fees competition., £1 18--; amount collected to defray expenses eutertainhif? Australian bowlers. £8"7«; donation-—G Armstrong £3, R Bayley £1 Is. J S D-,dds'lo., J W. Hayward 9s, W. H. Hennin. £2 2*. E. E Leli.vra 19s, T. Lfwitt£tls. V. V. Masefield £l Is, A. R. Munro ss, J. X Newton 10- 6d, G. Pilking' ton£l Is, H htocker £1 Is, A H, Wes» _rira £1 1... W. W. Williams 10', H. Q. Youngman 10s. £15 lis 6.; balance, £12 4s fid; total, £87 IBi lid,

Expenditure-By cheque book, 2.; interest on. ui-vtgsg., £13 15a; bank charges on account, 10.?; caretaker, £28 6s 6d; labour (tr.pdrepsing (season 1912 13 and 1913 14), £124.;' "Akaroa Mail," £3 14_ 6d; L Ditely, £1 5- Gd; J. Kerridge, £5 13.; Para Rubber Company, £410s; entertaining Australian bowlers, £8 7.; borough rates, £2 la 3_; levy to centrp, £2 ss; sundry small accounts. £3 7_ 8J; borough rates, £117s 6d; total, £87 18s

Apseis —To freehold land and building, £300; plant and tltdcts, £15; subscriptions outstanding, £10 18>: total, £325 18a Liabilities.-By mortgage, £250; intere.t on mortage, £6 17s 6d; L J. Vangioni, £1 Is sd; J. Kerridge, £1 10s 6d; "Akaroa Mail," £1 lis Gd; balance to debit with Bank N Z , £12 4< 5.1; balance of a t se!s over liabilities, £52 12s 8..; total, £325 18-. Rtv. J. W Hayward, in moving tbe adoption of tbe report and balance sheet, spoke of the excellent work of tbe hon. secretary (Mr Westenra). He said the year Lad been a memorable one for tbe club, and he considered the 'financial condition of the club sound.

Seconded by Mr V. V. Masefield, a ndcarried. OFFICERS. The following officers were elected for tbe ensuing year .-—President, G. Armstrong, Eeq; vice-president, J D. Bruce, E_q; management committee, Messrs E. E. Lelievre, F. HarringtoD, V. V. Masefield, H. G. Youpgman and Rev. J.-W. Hayward ; delegate Canterbury Centre of NZ. Bowling Association, Mr E. G. Cbed wing, hon. auditor, Mr W. H. Henning; hon. treasurer, Mr G. W. Thomas; hon. secretary, Mr A. H. Westenra.

Rev, J. W, Hayward moved tbe club records its'appreciation of its late hon. treasurer (Mr M G. Daly). Seconded by Mr .. D. Bruce, and carried.

A motion of appreciation of tbe secretary's services was carried with acclamation.

A vote of thanks was passed to the retiring officers. Rev. J. W*. Hayward n_o\ed the season be opened in the first week in October.

Seconded by Mr J. Kerridge, and carried.

Mr T. Lewitt moved a hearty vote of thanks to the ladies who had helped in .ntertainiog tbeir visitors, and especially to Mrs and Miss Mafefield, who had provided afternoon tea throughout the season. Heconded by Mr A. J. Turner, and carried.

Mr J. D. Bruce moved the medals and prizes won last season be pre sented on opening day. Seconded by Mr T. Lewitt, and carried.

At a meeting of the management committee after the annual meetiDg the following committees were appointed ■-Green committee, Messrs F. Harrington, J. D Bruce, V. V. •Masefield and Rev. J. VV. Hayward; match committee, president, Messrs J. D. Bruce and Rev. J. W. Hayward.

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AKAROA BOWLING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914

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AKAROA BOWLING CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 25 August 1914

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