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AKAROA BOATING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 27 October 1915
AKAROA BOATING CLUB.
OPENING OF SEASON
Tba boating season was opened in Akaroa on Monday, Labour Day, when there was a very large attendance of members and their friends. Mr 0 W. Leete, president of the Club, in declaring the season open, said fifteen active members bad enli3ted, and there were many ex members of thn Club fighting at the Dardanelles, lie said the Club's activities must neceesarily by very curtailed. Mr G, Armstrong, Mayor of Akaroa., also spoke. He said the Club could not hope to carry out an active season, as most of the members bad gone to the war,' He emphasised the require ments of the Empire, and every able* bodied man who could fight for his Empire should enlist without delay. Afternoon tea was provided at the sheds, and some very interesting rac ing took place, results of which are given below. Ladies' pair oar race (first beat - Misses Pool and Fergus 1, Mrs Good win and Miss Flaherty 2. A grand race, won by four feet
Second beat—Misses Rhodes and Curry 1, Misses N. and W. Lelievre 2
Third beat—Mrs W. Pool and Mise Newton 1, Miases V and N. Hammond 2. Won by three quarters of s length. 2nd round—Mrs W. Pool and Miss Newton 1, Missea Pool and Fergus 2 Won easily.
Final—Mrs W. Pool and Mies Newton 1, Misses Rhodes and Curry 2. Won by a length Combined crews—Miss Flaherty and C Glynan 1, Mrs Goodwin and M Kearney 2. Won easily.
Second heat—Miss Pool and B Walker 1, Miss Hammond and E Staples 2 Won easily
Third heat—Miss N Lelievre and D Oheokley 1, Miss Newton and M Daly 2 Won easily
Semi final—Mies Pool and R Wai ker 1, Miss Flaherty and 0 Glynan 2 Won by half a length Final—Miss N Lelievre and D Cbeckley 1, Miss Pool and R Walker 2 Won by one and a half lengths SOCIAL In the evening, a social was held in the Clubhouse, when, despite the rain, a good number were present. Progressive euchre, followed by a
dance, was the programme The euchre winners were Miss W Lelievre and Mr 0 W Leete Supper was pro vided by,the lady friends of the Club
An apology was read from Mr F Gardiner, of Purau.
The meeting was representatative of the Mt. Herbert, Wairewa and Akaroa Counties and the Akaroa Borough. The chairman said Mr J. F. Buchanan had asked him to call a further meeting to consider changing the name of the appeal from the Peninsula Carnival to a more suitable name,
Mr Montgomery said at a meeting of the Little River sub committee the point had been raised. The word carnival implied festivity, and there were many people in the district who did not wish to take part in festivity at this time. Hβ thought then it should be called an appeal. Mr Montgomery went on to refer to the financial aspect, which, he understood, had not yet been fully dealt with. The chairman explained that it had been decided at the first meeting to collect money for the wounded sol Aiers returning to New Zealand. They decided to collect money and invest it in the meantime, find out exactly what the objects of the Patriotic Fund were, and also the possibility oi the Peninsula being represented on the Canterbury Patriotio Committee.
Mr Montgomery asked if it was open for them to discuss the question as to whether this committee should be a committee for all war funds, and not only the Patriotic Fund. The chairman said it was a big sub* jeot to go into, but the original object of the committee was to raise funds for wounded soldiers and their dependents. Mr. J. 0. Ooop said he thought they should do their bast for the woundod soldiers fund or any other fund.
Mr. Montgomery then delivered a short addresi on the organising of the different funds and suggesting that it would be far better to act together as a district for all the money raised for patriotic purposes so that it was all paid out by one central committee. In this way they would know exactly where the money was going and they could support the objeots in pro* portion to support they deserved. He pointed out for an instanoe that the Little Kiver people did not know what the Akaroa people had done and so it wag all over the Dominion. Hβ did not think they knew what was required for the Patriotic Fund.
The chairman agreed with Mr. Montgomery that the district should aot as one and the whole Dominion as one for the Patriotic Fund. The whole working of the Patriotic Fund had been put on agood basis in Wellington. He thought however a central Peninsula committee was necessary for other funds, and that was his original object
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in o»Uing ft reputing Tbern wa« no reason wby they ebonld not handle all the Peninsula funds so that they could he traced and properly spent Mr, (Joop »aH in Little River tfapy collected £60 odd monthly and each month the committee met and allocated this money to tbe most deserving objpots. The chairman said they bad done well for the Belgium Fund and were now making a special effort to provide for eases of wounded men, who in in some oasea would need assistance f for a life time and thought they should : direct their present efforts to this objpcfc. Hβ thought tbe Government should have acted purlipr end then c, hundred and one funds would nT>t have been started. They were all obliged to Mr. Mont gomery for bis able address whicb they could aofc upon later on. Mr Montgomery said if they were limited to tbe Patriotio Fund they would not raise as much money as if they were raising money for general appeals. Mr. W. F. Parkinson considered they should not stick to one fund and not be too narrow about placing tbe money cblUcted. Mr. E. Hay ogreed with other speakers they should not appeal for one fund only, but pay what wa9 their fair contribution to the Patriotic Fund and bold the balance to pay to what ever was required. They Bhould not stick band and foot to the Patriotic Fund. He was inclined to make tbe appeal more general. Tbe appeal could save other appeals if a big effort was made. Mr. W. H. Montgomery said having determined on a fair quota they should appeal and set aside tbe amount of tbe quota. The rest could be given to general appeals. The Chrisfcehurch quota was not on a fair basis at ; present. Mr. F.. Hay said if they tied thornselves down in this appeal they would not be justified if they got £10,000 in not paving the whole amount over to that object. Mr. W. H. Montgomery then moved tbe following motion ; That after raising a proper quota for f he districts represented for the Patriotic Fund, the balance be held and used for the benefit of such objects connected with tbe war as the committee may from time to time decide. Seconded by Mr. G. B. Thacker and carried. It waa decided to oall tbe name of the object "The Peninsula War Funds Appeal. Ml , . Montgomery moved; That all moneys raised for tbe War Funds appeal be paid into the Bank of New Zealand by the committee and enly paid out to such funds as the committee from time to time decide. Seconded by Mr. W. W. Williams, and carried. Mr. W. F. Parkinson raided the question of having more than two queens in tbe queen oantesfc. The chairman said be would accept a no , ice of motion. After farther di?cusßion however * it was agreed not to alter the number of candidates in tbe queen contest-, as it was thought it would delay tbe whole matter. p It was decided to add Mr. J. 0. G. Gebbie's name to the central com* mittee, It was decided to call tbe queen contest "The I'eninsula Soldiers Queen Contest." * WAIBBWA AND MT. HERBERT COMMITTEE. p A meeting of tbe Wairewa and Mt. Herbert sub committee waa held at tbe Hill Top Hotel after the general meeting, Mr W. H. Montgomery being in the chair. Tbe chairman said the business * before them was to select a candidate for their district in the Peninsula soldiers' queen oonteafc. Messrs B. Ware and A, R. Fleming Btafced that Mt. Herbert did not wish to nominate anyone, and would sup port any candidate proposed for their district. The chairman suggested that public h' meetings should be called at Little Kiver and Kaituna, at which nomina- ■ tione would be received, and at tbe ?&. same time Individual subscriptions would be received in support of their district candidate. This would give - them a big start. Tbe nominee get %r ting tbe greatest! number of votes would be selected.
• After di-ciiH-i'iii it was d-uid-d >h»i 1 nominations for No, 2 candidate ' would be received up to 8 pro. on Thursday, and that a meeting be held ' in th« hib-ary, Little River, to BOCnpt i numiorttions If there we>e a nura her of candidates nominated then : meeting* would be held at Little River, Kaituna, and Gebbie's Valley, i and tbe candidate getting the most 1 support would be elected. AKAROA BOROUGH AND GOUNTY COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was at DuvancbeMe on Thursday last. Prwm Mpssrs J D Bnice (cbftirmaD). G. AnmatroDg, 0. B. Tbacker. K. Hay, W W. William?, G. W. Thom<»p, L. J Vangioni, A. R. Prichard, T W. Wilkins, and G. H. O'Oallnghan. I Mr Hay moved Mhs Jesfie Bruce be (heir district candidate in the soldiers' queen contest, Seconded by Mr Vangioni and carried unanimously. The following general committee was appointed for the Akaroa County appeal on behalf of their candidate :— Messrs J D Bruco (chairman), T. \\. WilkinP, A. R Pricbard, J Cains, T. E. McKenzie, J Gaskin, R A. Pettigrew T Stewart, D. McKay, T. Mould, B. Barker, and one representa tive from each sub committee in tbe county. Mr O'Oallagban was appointed Hon Bee to tbe Akaroa Borough and county committee . It was decided tbe following resi dents in their different districts be aaked to call meetings in the different
centres io oudvhß» lor Block, pioctuut and other saleable articles, and to push the sale of the queen tickets : — Messrs E. Hay (Pigeon Bay), A. Wegborn (Little Akaloa). J Pnpst (Chorlton), J. R. Tbacker and W. Bobtneon (Okain'a Bay), R. Bruce and W. Dalglisb (Le Bon's Bay), Jag. Knight and W. Moore (Hickory), J. Brown and W. Sunakell (Takumatua), W. W. Williams and A. VV. Orme (Robinson's Bay), F. W. Williams and G. H. O , oaltaghan(Duvaucbelle), R. A. Pettigrewand R. batter (Barry's Bay), J. Donovan, P. Bbadbolt and J. Wright (French Farm) D. McPbail and W. Warner (Wainui). Each sab committee wne asked to appoint; odh of its number to.represent it "on tbe general committee. It was decided to bold tbe Akaroa County Carnival in tbe first week in January.
AKAROA BOATING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 27 October 1915
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