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OFFICERS. f v The election of 1.0. G.T. Grand Dodge officers, ;.was- continued ,yesterday after-. ' noon. " Brother A. B. Thompson, of Wellington, was elected Grand Councillor. ; Fqt)u:.candidate3,.were .nominated-foryt-he; office of Grand Vice Templar.. Sisters Thorn and Wilson: tied for the office, and the G.L.T. stated that a second ballot would be taken after the Grand Lodge members had accepted the invitation of the Superintendent oi the City Fire Brigade to inspect.the appliances and witness a' practical demonstration of what occurs on an alarm being given. The brigade turned out within'sixteen seconds with the engines, which' received the hearty applause of the visitors, three ringing cheers being accorded the. Brigade. The report of the committee on the appointment of an oragniser was submitted, and after being well discussed, was adopted as amended. The final ballot for the office of Grand Vice Templar resulted in Sister Mrs. Wilson (Hastings), being elected. It was resolved that the salaries of the G.S. and G.T. be the same as previously. The election of officers was continued, and ; the following were elected:—Bro. Geo. Petheriek (Wellington), grand secretary; Bro. R. Rigarlsfojd (Wellington), grand | treasurer; Sister.Mrs. Cameron (Dunedin), supt. juvenile work; Sister F. Thorn (Dunedin), chaplain; Bro. G. Clark (Auckland), grand marshal; Bro. Ii H. Taylor, M.P. (Thames), Past G.C.T.; Bro. T. Tbwnsend (Hutt), grand elec. supt.; Bro. W. Millan (Wellington), grand assistant secretary; Bro. Muchmore (Timaru), grand guard; Bro. H. G. Fenn (Port Ahuriri), grand sentinel; Sister Pearce, sen. (Auckland), grand deputy marshal; Bro. La Mout (Denniston), grand messenger; Sister iXlrs. Dalton (Dunedin), grand organist. The following appointments were made this morning:—Bro. Rev. E. Walker, G.L-. Parliamentary representative; advisory board, Bros. Millan, Allan, Smith and Price (all of Wellington). The G..L, Trustees, Bros. Adams, Cameron and Carr, were re-elected. A letter of congratulation was received from the Rev. R. Raine, president of the Primitive Methodist, wishing the Grand Lodge God-speed in the work of temperance. It was decided that Bro. W. Johnson, P.G.C.T., be recommended for reappointment as Deputy International Chief Templar. After a brief recess, the newlyelected Grand Lodge officers were duly installed by Bro. W. Johnson, DJ.C.T., assisted by Brother Wilson, P.G.C., and Sister Watson, P.G.V.T. The. officers briefly returned, thanks to the members ,'for the honour conferred upon them in j electing them to the various positipns.i;Tfc was resolved: "That this Grand Lodge extend to our Brother E. IL Taylor, P.G.C.T., our heartiest congratulations and best wishes on his election to the House of Representatives. THE JUiVEKTLE RALLY. The juvenile rally at the Foresters' Hall last night was largely attended. Addresses were given by visiting delegates, and the children contributed several musical numbers. /)''

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I.O.G.T. GRAND LODGE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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I.O.G.T. GRAND LODGE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909