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LITTER RIVER PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE.

cMONTHLY MEETING,

A meeting of the Patriotic Committee waa held in the Library on Saturday, Present— Messrs J 0 Coop, (chairman), Mi?a Coop and Mrs J Jones, (from Red Cross Society) Messrs Montgomery, J Chapman, H Chapmen, Whatman, T Thompson and Aitken, treasurer; and H Lewthwaite, hon sco

Correspondence was read from Mrs W H Montgomery and the looa! Bed Croee Seoretary, re tbe distribution of parcels to the Troopers. ,

Correspondence dealing wilh the case of the late Trooper D. Anderson was read.

It was proposed by Mr H Chapman and seconded by Montgomery, this caso be referred back to the Chrietchuroh Executive of

the Canterbury Patriotio Fund, and the secretary was instructed Jto ascertain who represented the district of Little River, on the Executive, and also what comprised the district.

Proposed by the chairman and seconded by Mr Montgomery, that £6 be granted to Mr and Mrs Anderson as temporary relief. The chairman and Mr Whatman were appointed a deputation to wait on Mr Mould at next Dimuchelle sale Seoretary was instructed to make thia appointment, if posßible. with Mr Mould

Mr Montgomery reported that the Lyric Oroheatra had offered to give a free oonsert for Patriotic pm-poeeß The secretary was natruoted to write thanking the Oroheetr* for the ofler, and also to report to the Concert Committee.

a letter from Serbian Belief Fund Committee, London, waß read re your letter of 21at July la3t, we now enolose receipt for the amount from his Excellency, the Serbian Minister.

In forwarding the reoeipt the High Commissioner far New Zealand desires to advice aa follows:—"In acknowledging the do nation hie Excellency expressed sincere appreciation of the generosity of the kind donors, and asks that hi° beet thanks be con veyed to all the Eubscri6ers The amount hae bern allocated to the Serbian Parliamentary Commission for the Serbian refugees. The High Commissioner has also requested us to assure you that we will be very pleased at all times to render any assistance in the distribution of relief contributions."

A statement was read by the treasurer showing a balance in hand of approximately

Proposed by the ohairman and seconded by Mr Montgomery, that the sum of £9 16s 3d be granted to the Lady Liverpool Fund to square accounts to date

Proposed by Mr Montgomery and seconded by Mr Coop that the sum of £8 33 Id be vo'ed to the Christmas fund in order to close same

Toe Wounded Soldiers' Fund of £1 was also closed and credited to the General Fund

A sum of £12 13s 9d was voted to the local Red Crosß Fund bringing the credit in hand of this fund to £25

Proposed by Mr Coop and seoonded by Mr Montgomery, that a parcels fund be instituted for the forwarding of paroels to local troopers at the front

.It was agreed that the present Lady Liverpool Fund Committee be asked te act as members of th" parcels committee Proposed by Mr Montgomery and seconded by Me Coop, that the paroe s committee be granted £20 monthly for three months, beginning with February and ending with April.

Proposed by Mr Goip and eeconded by Mr Lawthwaite. that the sum of &15 be granted to Mrs Montgomery for the months of Feb* ruary. March and April for the forwarding of paroels to local troopers at the front. Proposed by Mr T Thompson, seconded by Mr Coop, that £10 be granted monthly during February, March and April to the Chrietohurch branch of the Lady Liverpool Fund

Proponed by Mr Lewthwaite, seconded by Mr Ch-pinan, that £25 worth of honey be p'irohased and forwarded to such hospitals in Egypt or elsewhere as the authorities in Wellington reeoramend, the distribution of same to be left in thn hands of a small com mittee, Messrs J Johnson, T Thompson G Barclay, and the seoretarjr.

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LITTER RIVER PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3525, 25 February 1916

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LITTER RIVER PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3525, 25 February 1916

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