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A meeting of the Patriotic Committee was held in the Library on Tuesday evening-, present Mrs Coop and Mrs Jones (from Eed Cross Society), Mrs Montgomery, Messrs J. 0. Coop (chairman), H. Chapman, Thompson, Humphries, Johnson, Whatman, Aitken and Lewthwaite. Correspondence was read from Minister of Internal Affairs, Lady Liverpool Fund, Mrs Buchanan, Mr Wynn-Williams, and a number of letters from troopers at the front expressing their thanks for newspapers and parcels.

The financial statement as prepared for the Government requirements up to December 31st, 1915 showed receipts £1131 10s 7d, Expenditure £1178 16s 9d, Credit balace £152 13s lQcl. The Balance Sheet is as follows :— Receipts. General War Funds 334 15 6 First Lady Liverpool Fund 22 7 0 Food for Britain and Belgium 159 17 6 N.Z. Benevelent Fund 22 12 0 Garment Fund 10 0 Native Concert, Feb, 26, 1915 26 6 6 Boxing Day Gala 1914 121 16 3 Exchanges remitted by Bank 1 6 Monthly contributions to Belgian and other Funds 374 1 1 Other contributions to same fund 269 3 3 £1331 10 7 Expenditure Sent to Paymaster General, Welling ton 306 14 4 Stamps and Telegrams 14 7 Equipment Trooper Smith 11 4 7 Sundries _ 116 Payment for material 10 1 0 Sent to Treas. F. H. Pyne, Ch-ch. . 157 7 2 Refunded to Mrs J. F. Buchanan 10 0 Sent to Belgian Consul Christchurch 116 17 8 Expenses • 3 0 Sent to Belgian Harvest Carnival at Christchurch 300 0 0 Lady Liverpool Fund 17 16 11 Red Cross Fund 33 8 3 Belgian Fund 17 0 0 Hospital Ship 50 0 0 Serbian Relief Fund (sent through Bank N.Z.) 40 0 0 Postage on parcels and papers 6 10 9 Waistcoat Fund (Mrs Holland) ' 40 0 0 Parcels for troops and Base HospitalsEgypt 64 IS 6 Newspapers 1 J 5 0 Stationery 17 0 Sundries 14 0 Freights 2 6 £1178 16 9 Credit Balance £152 13 10

£1331 10 7 _ This amount was raised entirely independent of the War Appeal Funds and several other funds.. Proposed by Mr T. Thompson and seconded by Mr Whatman "That from this date each sectional committee keep and payj its own accounts and render a periodical balance sheet; to the committee." After some dis-

cussion the motion was lost. Proposed by Mr Thompson and seconded by the chairman, that a For Children's Hacking Cough Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,

General Patriotic Meeting be held in the Coronation Library on the. second Monday evening in month. Carried. I

Proposed by Mr Whatman, seconded by Miss Coop "That for one month grants be allocated as follows :--To local Red Cross £30, Patriotic Fund £15, Mrs Montgomery £15. Total £60." Proposed by Mr H. Lewthwaite, seconded by Mr J. Johnson that £25 be granted for relief of Serbians, provided that satisfactory guarantees are forthcoming that the money will be rightly distributed. Carried. ■Proposed by Mrs Montgomery and seconded by Mr J. 0. Coop, that £10 be sent to Chaplain Captain McDonald for use among the wounded soldiers in hospitals in Egypt. Carried. Mr Whatman reported that Mr W Mould, Okain's Bay would pay the rent for Andersons cottage amounting to 6/- weekly. Anderson's were now receiving £1 per week from old age pension, £1 War pension, 10/Patriotic Committee, Christchurch, and 6/- rent. Total £2 16s. He thought that if the rent was regularly received from Mr Mould there would be no need for the weekly 10/- from the Canterbury Patriotic Committee. The secretary reported that the sum of £25 voted at the last meeting for honey had been paid into the Public Account at the Bank of New Zealand and the honey would be bought and forwarded to Egypt by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Miss Coop reported that the Parcels Committee forwarded since, the last meeting three consignments of parcels to local Troopers, about 27 pai'cels each time, and Mrs Montgomery reported having also sent small parcels to the Troopers.' About fortnightly quite a number of letters of thanks to Mrs Montgomery and the Ladies Parcels Committee were received from the lads at the front..

The secretary was instructed to reply to Mr J. P. Buchanan's enquiry re the term for which the monthly contributions would be continued.

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LITTLE RIVER PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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LITTLE RIVER PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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