MEETING AT ELMWOOD. '
A meeting .of the Central Council of the Order of St John and the New Zealand Branch of the British Red Cross Society , was v held at "Elmwood", Christchurch, at 10 a.m., on Friday the 23rd, under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor, at which the following- members were present:—
Mr C. P. Powles, Wellington Military District. Mrs J. P. Luke, Wellington Military District. Mr W. Allan, Wellington Military District.
Mr J. A. Flesher, Christchurch. Mr B. Tripp, Timaru. Mr J. P. Hays, Nelson. Mr J. E. Bone, Dunedin Mr Glendining, Otago. Miss McLean, Southland. The following resolutions were carried unanimously:— 1. Proposed by His Excellency the Governor, seconded by Mr Tripp, that—
Lieutenant Colonel W. H. S. Moorhouse act as Officer in charge of the Central Department in Wellington. 2. Proposed by Mr Flesher, seconded by Mrs Luke that—
"In response .to an appeal from His Excellency the Viceroy of India, bandages, surgical dress-
ing\ body felts, essence of- beef, essence of mutton and condensed milk, be forwarded for use of troops in Mesopotamia." 3. Proposed by Mr Bone, seconded by Mr Powles, that— "The Officer in Charge of the Central Office be authorised on the authority of the Governor, to settle matters of extreme urgency by calling a meeting of the Central Council, three being a quorum, (one from each centre) [under the' Chairmanship of His Excellency or a Deputy Chairman appointed by him."
4. Proposed by Mr Allan, seconded by Miss McLean, that—
"Expenditure to the amount of say £300 per annum be authorized for Executive purposes, to be apportioned equally among the Military Districts represented on the Council."
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RED CROSS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 10 March 1916