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A meeting of the New Zealand Bowling Association was held last night in the Grand Hotel; present—Messrs W. Carlton, vicepresident (in the chair), P. Duncan, F. Seideberg, E. Hogg, J. Wedderspoon, W. Davis, J. W, Mitchell (Invercargill), J. Scoular, dames Hislop, T, Young, W. Dawson, J. Barron, and George Caps tick, ELECTION OF OFFICEBEARERS. The following were appointed by the various clubs as delegates to the Association -.—Dunedin Club, Messrs F. Seideberg and T. Young ; Caledonian Club, Messrs W. Dawson and J. Wedderspoon; RoslynClnb, Messrs W. Carlton and P. Duncan; damans Club, Messrs E. J. Dowling and Mark Sinclair; New Plymouth, Messrs R. Paul and John Ross ; Invercargill, Messrs J. W. Mitchell and John Barron ; Mosgiel, Messrs J. H. Morrison and K. Churton; Phoenix (Oamaru), Messrs Thomas Meek and W. Davis ; Timaru, Messrs A. R. Spalding and James Hislop; Kaitangata, Messrs John Nicholson and W. P. Watson; Green. Island, Messrs R. H. Leaiy and G. xL Smith.

It was resolved that the secretary Write to His Excellency Lord Onslow requesting him to accept the office of pati-on to the Association.

Mr W. Dawson proposed that Mr W. Carlton be president for the ensuing yearHe pointed out that Mr Carlton had proved himself an energetic bowler. It would beof advantage to the Association to have a gentleman with bis experience and ability at the head of affairs.—Mr Carlton was elected unanimously* Mr Carlton, in thanking them for the , honor conferred upon him, pointed out the usefulness of the Association’s rale of appointing the vice-president as president elect,, as it made the office a rolling one, and noone could occupy the position of president two years in succession. Ho might say he had been connected with the Association I since its start, three years ago, and had not missed a meeting. The Association was progressing as favorably as could be expected, twenty clubs, numbering 1,500 members, having joined ; and there was, he was glad to say, a right loyal feeling existing among them. The Association had a capita! ; start, as they had a credit balance. He enu- ■ merated the number of valuable prizes to be competed for at the Exhibition in which upwards of 300 bowlers were ex- , pected to take part. It had been the custom | hitherto to import the Association medals, but personally he was not in favor of, doing so as we had the necessary material and skilled labor here, and if the Association could encourage local industries they should do so. He advised the various clubs to adopt colors, of which the-, secretary would keep a register. The income of the Association was raised from, subscription from the clubs, and was oily just sufficient to payworking expenses. They could not afford to give a pri-se, but he trusted that sufficient help wovjd be given in the way of donations, to make the forthcoming tournament a. success. For his part he would subscribe Llo.los to purchase any trophy the Association agreed to. He concluded by again thanking them for the honor they had conferred upon him.

Mr J. VV. of Invercargill, nominated Mr W. Dawson as vice-president, saying h$ Mas a zealous bowler and most liberal.

Mr Dawson, who was unanimously elected, in returning thanks concluded by promising, on behalf of Messrs Speight and, Co., a trophy of the value of LIS 15s. The other officers were appointed as. 5)1lows Treasurer, Mr Thomas Moodi*(reelected); secretary, Mr George Capstisk (reelected); auditor, Mr W. Davis: Tournament Committee—Messrs W. Carlton, W. Dawson, T. Moodie, and J. Secular; Committee for Prizes—Messrs W. Carlton, W = , Dawson, J. Scoular, and. Mark Sinclair.

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NEW ZEALAND BOWLING ASSOCIATION., Issue 8012, 14 September 1889

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NEW ZEALAND BOWLING ASSOCIATION. Issue 8012, 14 September 1889

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