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The twenty fifth annual meeting of ■he above club was held in tbe Teob-

nical school, Akaroa, on Wednesday last, when there was a small attend

anoe of members, Mr C Hall, club oaptain, being in the chair The annual report and balance were presented by Mr K. Bruce, n,m p. cmary and treasurer, and were I adopted.

Tbe bon. secretary, in a oompre bensive report stated that tbe club membership for the past seasen waß 67 members, as compared with 76 in the previous year. The club had met ; all its liabilities and would carry for ward a credit of £117 8 compared with a credit of £ 9 18a 8d brought forward last year The total receipts for the year, with the oredifc brought forward were £29 Ss 2d, and the expenditure was £27 6s 2d Tbe report also re corded tbe part played by the club'e team in tbe Peninsula Banner Com

petition and matches with outside teams. The club bad also beld a very successful sports meeting to encourage members to train. A successful an» nual ball bad been beld at the Boating Club's Hall on May 15th, In con elusion, tbe committee thanked the

president, vice presidents and others

for their donations, and the •« Akaroa Mail " for full reports of football doings. The report also thanked tbe ladies for their many hind services in helping in club functions.

The hoD. sec. waa congratulated upon bis able compilation of the re port and balance sheet.

Tbe report also stated that the officials appreciated tbe response made by members to enrol for active service and that twenty past and preeent players were on tbeir way to the front Tbe following officers were elected: President, Hon- B. H. Rhodes; vice presidents, Messrs G. Armstrong, E E« Lelievre, VV, H Henning H. "W. Piper. J. D. Bruce L J. Vangioni and Dr 0. 8 Cantaell; captain, Mr G. Hall; deputy captain, Mr F. S Miobell; hon ccc. and treasurer, Mr E Bruce, assistant hon. see. and treasurer, Mr V. Armstrong ; committee, Messrs G. Goodwin, W Jacobsoe, H. E. Moss, and E. Staples; delegates to Penin. sula sub-Union, Messrs A. Williams and R. Bruce; selectors, Meears Good win, Micbell and field captain; bon. auditor, Mr A. Gray. It was decided to open the season

on Saturday, May Bkb, It was decided to hold the following programme of sports on opening

clay .— 100 yds, place kicking competition, line kioking oorapetitioo, drop kicking competition, following up long punt competition, dribbling competition, Twenty minute ppells football between two teams picked by the selectors. v The following names were adopted as referees to bn pent to (be Union : — Messrß A. Oray, 0. Hall, 0. Goodwin and H. W. Wilkms A bearty vote of tbanks was passed to the ladies and officials. Mr Jacobson moved—This meeting plaoe on record its appreciation of the action of those members who had volunteered for active service, and that they be retained us members of the club until their return. Seconded by Mr Micbell and carried. Mr Miohell moved it ba a recommendation to the Peninsula sub-Union referees act on their own grounds Seoonded by Mr Moss and carried. The chairman moved it be a recom mendation to the sub Union that the Banner competition be abandoned during the war, but that the snb Union arranged the matches as usual. Seconded by Mr Goodwin and car. ried. It was deoided to enter a team for the competition. The question of travelling expenses was dieousged, as it wae thought that JB9 7a was too much to pay. It was aaoided not to pay travelling J expenses to" those travelling to \ matches. I A vote of thanks to the chair ter- j urinated the meeting.

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AKAROA FOOTBALL CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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AKAROA FOOTBALL CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915

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