MEETINGS & ENTERTAINMENTS
JIAYFIB3.D SUNDAY-SCHOOL-- ANNIVERSARY. The celebrations in' connection with the above were continued on Good Friday, when a tea and sacred concert toot place, and both were a great success, the schoolroom being crowded. The ladles in charge of the tables 1 were Mrs. Gobch, Mrs. G. Wilson, and Mrs. Athertou. The following ladies aud gentlemen rendered items at the concert:—Vocal: Mrs. G. Wilson, the Jlisses Geddes, Miss F Runciman, Miss G. Gooch, Miss G. Redferu, Miss G. Howlett, Miss E. Gooch, and- Mr. Gooch. Instrumental: The Misses' Wheeler and' F. Langsford Recitations: Mr. Runciman and Mr C. Wilson Special singing: by the scholars' and friends. PUKEKOHE EAST ROAD BOARD. S_M 1 „-* , '_K_M l3r meetf i>S of this Board was held at Buckland on Saturday, all the members being- present except Mr. w. Whyte. Mr.- Allan, the chairman, presided. A letter was read from the Treasury re subsidy, which has been reduced from £250 to £178 aud it was agreed to write to the Premie* protesting against the reduction. It was agreed to apply for £1000, being the final instalment of the loan for metalling roads, aud also to furuish particulars re additional loan of £300, required- for the purpose of finishing several works iv progress. Whangarata division was granted £20 from the general fund for a bridge, to bo paid over when the work is completed. The clerk reported that arrangements had been made for the delivery of 1000 yards of metal for Tuakau, Whangarata, and Harris* ville,. delivery to be given when trucks are available. The following members retire this year, viz.. Messrs. Allan, Drurugool, Booker, Tooman. and Whyte. The clerk was appointed returning officer, and In case of a contest polling places to be at Tuakau, Buckland. and Pukekohe East. The annua] meeting was Used for May Ist, in Buckland Hall, at 2 p.m. Mr. Hartley handed in his resignation. The Chairman moved that ft He on the table till next Board meeting, but this was defeated, the resignation being accepted, and the clerk authorised to take the necessary steps to rill the vacancy. Accounts amounting to some £200 were passed for payment. GRAFTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Grafton District School Committee was held last evening. Messrs J. Burton (chairman). Lavcr, Jaffrey, Johnston. Martin, and J. B. Pater, son (secretary) being present. Before the business opened the chairman mentioned the fact of the school having lost, through the removal by death, their late assistant, Mr N. D. McKay. Mr McKay, who proved himself an efficient teacher, was a great favourite amongst the scholars of the school, and the chairman, In very feeling remarks, moved that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to the relatives of the late Mr McKay. The motion was carried in silence by the members present standing.
The headmaster's monthly report show 3 the average attendance as 618.5; the number ou the roll Is 686.
Mr It. Caruachau having been appolnt»d flrst assistant. It was necessary for the committee to consider applications for the position of second assistant. After the ballots had been taken, the secretary was instructed to forward on to the Board the name of Mr William .T. Boden as being the most suitable applicant for tbe position. This being the last meeting of the committee, the chairman aud secretary were Instructed to prepare the annual report for presentation to the meeting of householders which takes place on tbe 26th iust. AVONDALE RATEPAYERS. An enthusiastic meeting of ratepayers was held in Mr. T. H. Spargo's workshop on Monday evening to consider what action should be taken to prevent an expenditure of £120 in laying what was alleged to be a useless drain. The following resolution was passed unanimously: "That the question of the drainage contract be held over until legal advice be obtained as to spending the whole available funds without confirmation for such special work at au ordinary meeting of the Board." II was decided to .forward a copy of the resolution to each member of the Board. With regard to the date of the election, it was deemed advlsable"~to "arpait a reply to Mr. Spargo's wire to the SolrW*o>Generai.
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