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- ■» — ■ ANNUAL MEETING. Tba annual general meeting of the Akaros County liaomg Club was beld at the racecourse, Mutukarara, on Friday last. Present Messrs it. U. B»adley, J. F. Buchanan, J. C. U, Uebbie, J. Parkinson, M. Cooney, F. Miliar, W, Thompson, B, M. Morten, and I. Quealy. Hon. see. - Mr W, F, Parkinson sent an apolopy for absence. I Mr K. 0> Bradley was voted to the chair. BALANCE SHEET. The bon. secretary read the balance sheet which ie as follows:— " RECEIPTS. Vy Balance .. .. 69 13 .1 Totatisator, £8728 @ 10%, lees charges .. .. 716 10 6 Nominations and acceptances 163 17 6 Gat«s .. .. 1«3 5 6 Fines .. .. --10 0 Sale of race cardi .. 74 b 0 Members' subscriptions .. 48 6 0 Koyalty on atooe .. • • 37 10 0 Kidera , fees .. •• 15 5 0 Luncheon booth .. .. 8 14 0 Kent of hill farm, 1 year .. '20 0 0 Publican's booth. .. .'. M 0 0 ■ £1367 16 7 EXPENDITCKE Interest, half J ear .♦ 20 0 0 Audit fees .. •• a <J <j NZ. Racing Conference expenses 1,2 4 <j.b Trotting Absooialun •• 1 11 b" Improvements to course—Feno. ing, limber, labour, etc .. 289 311 Stakes .. -. 3b'J 0 0 Handicapping .. .. 14 i* 0 Scales, attendance .. 7 19 0 Detectives .. ..■881) Starter .. •• * ° Government tax on receipts .. '225 17 v Printing and advertising •. 61 9 0 Cbp and ribbon .. •. 26 10 U Band .. •• - Jls 0 Gatekeepers .. •• 3.15 U Honorarium to etafi .. 5 0 v) Ikfreehments .. .. 3 U 0 Mearts and Williams .. 6 5^ Assistant Sdcretary, honorarium 5 0 0 Kates on island .. .. 10 5 Kent, iia'f jear .. .. 20 0 0 Ootmniss.uu sale ot cards, etc. 11 " 0 r-tipendiary btewards • ... s<> j> Conference fees, etc. .. 5 o 0 Luncheons .. ; . • 2 18 0 Bank charge, stationery, etc .. 1 1 f Balance to credit .. -' .. 210 14 J) £1367 16 7 ASSETS. Balance at Bank .. .. 219 14 .9 Subscriptions outstanding .. 21) 0(K Freebodpiperiy •• IWO 0 o Plant .. .. •• 200 0 0 , ' £1539 14 9' LIABILITIES. Balance die on lani .. •• £800 The chairman said be thought the club's financial position v< ry satisfactory. Tuey had started the year with a credit of £60 odd. He moved the adoption of the balance Seconded by Mr Parkinson aod carried Mr Harry Thompson, of Christohuroh wrote ofiering bis eervicea as starter *Mc W. H.. E, Wanklyn, secretary N.Z Racing Conference, wro.e applying to the dab for delegates expenses to »ne conference. The amount was £2 odd, and it was d ecided j to pay it. Mr Wanklyn also wrote asking what pre' cautions the club took against persons at their meeting. It wae decided to supply the amount paid by the club for detectives on the day of the meeting. . The club's 1915 meeting was fixed for Saturday, March 6th. The N.Z. Racing Conferen.e wrote re tart i ion oi rules, •

The letter was received. The seoretary N;a,, Racing Conference wrote applying to the olub for the sum of tl tctalisator tax, also that the club's contr.button towards the stipendiary steward s ex« penees and donation to tbe N Z. Sports Pro. tection League was £8 14s 7d. 'i be eeoretary elated that the club had paid £6 Hβ 7d to the stipendiary iteward*. It was decided the olub did not understand this claim, and reply accordingly. Tbe president of the New Zetland Racing Conference wrote recommending racing clubs to follow the example ot the English Jockey Club, and not abandon their meetings on account of the war. There were about 5000 men and their tamilies dependent lor their daily bread upon the epe»ts of raoing and trotting. The sacrifice to racing and trot ing ojubß would be comparatively email, The president, Sir George Clifford, eom^ mended oluba to follow the British example end hold their meetings in Ihe common interest. ,•',,• It wae deoided to reply that the club m. tended holding its meeting (jhie year. The sub oommittee of the New Zealand Kaoing Conference reported re starting, and recommending certain patents which it had approved. The hon. sec. reported that he and Mesars. M. Oooney and R. M. Morten had met Sir George Clifford at the course recently, and Sir George Clifford had recommended certain improvements, The secretary read a letter from the sti pendiary steward regarding improvements to the course They recommended enlarging the saddling paddock, erecting horse boxes, and putting up a grand etand by benching on Rabbit Island, and also other small improvements. A . ■ It was decided a sub.commitiee consisting of Messrs R. O. Bradley, B. Morten, W: F. Parkinson, and M. Cooney wait upon the Canterbury Jockey Club re improvements to the course. It was decided the sub-committee report to the Stewards at a later date. The queetion of improvement in the paesenger traffio arrangements from Chrietchurch and truoking facilities at Motukarara was gone into. It was deoided that the subvoramittee ap pointed to wait on the Canterbury Jockey Club, also wait on the Railway Department concerning those matters. ... The following officials were then appointed during the ensuing vo».r: — Patron, Hon. W Montgomery. MLC ; Vice , Patron, Hon. R Beaton Rhodes; President, J F Buchanan, Esq ; Chairman of Comtnitfc>es, Jno. Parkinson, Esq; Vice-Presidente, Meear's W H Montgomery, E Hay, G G Holmes, Dr Thaoker, 8 Nutt, R E Hall, Geo Humphries, WFleming, A X and RFFleming, F Murray, WF Parkinson; Hon. Burgeons, Dr Tbaoker and Dr Palmer ; Timekeeper, Mr J A Holmes; Auditor, Mr C Flavell; Stewaids Messrs E E Lelievre, M Cooney. 0 Bradley W F Parkinson, A E Birdling, J 0 Coop, R McCartney, W H Montgomery, S R Nutt, F G Birdling, R Latter, J F Buchanan, J Par. kinaon, H T Chapman. A V M Hutohmson, John Montgomery. B E Nutt, JK Jamie?on, R M Morten, W Thompson, and J C C Gebbie; clerk of course, Mr E C Latter; olerk of tcale3, Mr Noall; handicapper (flat races) Mr J F Henrys, (trot*}, Mr H Brink man; judge, Mr John Parkinson; starter, ; hon tre»surer, Mr J F Buchanan; hon secretary, Mr T Qaealy; general committee, Meaere J F Buchanan ; W F Parkinson, A E Birdting, T Quealy, F G Birdling. H Cbapman, John Parkinson, h Nut». R O Bradley, J C C Gebbie, S R Nutt, M Cooney, R M Morten. F Hubbard, W Thompson, J O Coop, J Rennie, F. Millar; judicial committee (for gallops). R 0 Bradley B M Morten and M Cooney; (for trots), W

Thompson and Q C Manson. The chairrawn rnov d n letter of sympathy bo sent to the relatives of ihe late Mr H. VV. Piper expressing regret at his death, and an appreciation of his services as starter of the club.

The chairman moved a hearty vote of thanks to the honorary secretary, Mr T Quealy, for his work during the pist year, and for his many years of honorary work or tbe club.

Seconded by Mr J. F. Buchanan, and carried unanimously. It was decided to leavn the revieion of the programme to the general oommittee and stewards

At a meeting of the Motukarara Domain Board held previous to the Racing Club meeting, it was decided to clear away the belt of pinus insipnia at the fence leading into the course. This will give an uninter' rupted view of tbe course straight from the stand, totalisator and paddo3k..

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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