The following information has been sent in regard feo a meeting of the Peninsula executive held last week.' The group refers to the Peninsula district, lately engaged in the War Funds Appeal, with the addition of the Ellesmere, Springs and Halawell Counties:— .
The colourg for the group are navy and white,
Number of group two (2) Voting ceases March 18tb, at 6 p.m. Mr F M Warren, supervising treasurer
According fo a resolution passed by the Central Executive, all accounts must be in the bands of the supervising treasurer twenty four hours before the closiug of the poll. Any accounts not in his hand 9by that time will not be recognised by the executive, but will be paid by the committee incurring the expense. In your particular case you will probably pay your expenses before remitting your balance, and in that case the resolution will not affect you It was agreed that your committee should be asked to remit whatever amounts they have in hand—say after each meeting to the supervising trea surer, bo that youf chairman will know the financial position of your candidate. The money will be held in trust until such time as your chair. v roan authorises the purchase of votes. All moneys must be in the bands of the supervising treasurer by 6 p.m. on March 18tb, otherwise it will have no value to your candidate. Agreed that a badge be adopted same as sample submitted to the meet ing. Badge of brass in the form of a stud to fit into the buttonhole of a man's coat with No 2 engraved on it. Ladies' badges similar, except that instead of a stud will have a safety pin These badges are to be sold at Is each to any persons who are subscribers That is to say, if you'are paying your quota through the rates every ratepayer is entitled to purchase a badge. Or if. a person gives a reasonable donation be is en titled to purchase. The amount of the contribution considered reasonable will be governed by the donor's ch> cumstanceg, and will be at tbe discretion of tbe salesman. For instance, a tuan who ehould give £100 would not be considered a subscriber if he gave £1.
Tbe idea of tbo badge is that it marks a man as exempt from subscribing to other , groups. If one. of your local residents comes to town wearing a badge with your number, and is
asked for a contribution for another group he need only point; to bis badge to show that he is already doing his eh&re. "
Please advise me how many bodges your Committee think they oan d »e----poae of, Those present ordered 100 ladies and 100 gents. We are also selling post cards bearing Miss Bird* Hng'a photograph at Sd each, and will eend you 100 when ready. Miss Bird, ling has offered to attend any fono tions you may organise. She is willing to assist in any way within her powers. If you require her pre sence at any time, please communicate with her.
The supervising treasurer has a Rtook of receipt tickets valued at 3d, 6d, lg, 2s 6d and sa. If you require ij any please communioate with him. They are made up in blocks of 40 each price; These tiokefcs, if unsold on the 17th March, must be returned to him together with cash for any that have been gold.
TBERE WILL NOT BE VOTING COUPONS.
The cash received by the supervising treasurer will represent all the votes polled, so that it is imperative tbat ell money be remitted to him in time. I have official duplicate receipt books on hand, and will supply on application. When remitting money please give names of donors for amount of £10 and over, as these will be published daily, and also posted on a blackboard in the Square. Any further information or explanations I will be pleased to supply.— Yours faithfully, G. L DONALDSON, Secretary.
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QUEEN ELECTION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3518, 1 February 1916