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With a Dominion record of 270 members, the South African War Veterans' Association, Auckland branch, is showing the way to the remainder of the branches in the matter of activities. The annual meeting last week, held in the R.S.A. rooms, 'High Street, drew the largest attendance for years. Satisfaction was expressed that'4o years after the fighting days of the members keen intei-est was being maintained, as was testified to by the presence of nearly 50 members at the meeting.

During the year all functions, parades and other activities were well attended. The Benevolent Fund had been widely distributed among members in needy circumstances. The Hamilton branch had been resuscitated, and had made a promising start. Keen interest had been manifest 'throughout the year in the outdoor bowling competition for the Springbok Trophy. St. Heller's have held the trophy against numerous challenges, and P'ay will be resumed in October next. The St. Helier's Club has donated a new trophy for an all-day tourney, and a committee was set up to deal with bowling interests, the members being Messrs. Val Dunne, W. R. Wilson. J H. Garrett. The election of office-bearers resulted as follows:— 1 _ , , ... President, Mr. F. C. Murdock, \ icepresidents, Messrs. C. J. Duffy and A. H. Smith; patrons. Colonel 1. H. Dawson, Colonel A. M. Samuel, Colonel J. Hardie Neil, Captain J. A. Algie, Messrs. C. G. Macindoe, E. Lahman and A. Read, committee. Messrs. C. Johnson, H. Smith, J. Hughes, C. Jones. C. Little, J. G. Waid, A. Read, J. W. Stevens and P. C. Rose, hon. treasurer, Mr. W. Linkliorn; ' lon : secretary, Mr. T. A. Gwillim; hon. assistant secretary. Mr. A. H. Smith: lion, auditor Colonel T. H. Dawson: representative to Disabled Servicemen's League, Mr. u. u. Macindoe.

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SOUTH AFRICAN VETERANS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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SOUTH AFRICAN VETERANS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

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