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The following was the business transacted at the half yearly meeting of the Otago district, M.U.1.0.0.F., at Oamaru on Saturday

It was decided to hold the ne?t Purple Degree meeting at the lodge room of the Loyal Palmerston Lodge, Palmerston. The following recommendation from Hand and Heart Lodge was considered“ That in view of the many and important services rendered to this district and to friendly society interests generally by Past Provincial G.M. Bro. George Leslie, it is desirable that this meeting vote the sum of LlO for the purpose of presenting him with some token in recognition of such services.”—lt was decided to vote LI 5 for the purpose specified. The motion from Valley Lodge to amend clause 10 of district rule 15 by giving the lodges power to appoint deputies according to the number of members, one being allowed for fifty members, four deputies to be the maximum, was negatived. On the recommendation of the district officers it was decided to make the necessary arrangements for carrying out the valuation of the society required to be made as at the 31st December next, and P.P.G.M. Bro. Leslie and P.S. Bro. Black were appointed valuators.

The recommendation to establish a fund for the treatment of special diseases, such as those of the eye, ear, and throat, and in favor of granting future retiring P.G.M.s with illuminated certificates, were rejected. The recommendation from Sand and Heart Lodge—“ That it be an instruction to the district officers to consider the question of surrender values in connection with clearances, and report either to the next meeting of District Committee or (should they think it more advisable) after the matter has been dealt with by the next A.M.C. of the Order in Qreat Britain; the district officers (should they consider it desirable) to assopiatp with themselves a committee of any five members whom they may select adopted, The levies for tho year were fixed as follow:— Sick and funeral fund, Is fid; incidental fund, Is; mourning regalia, 4d. It was decided to hold the next halfyearly meeting in Dunedin on March 16,

D.P.G.M. Bro. Miller was elected G.M., and P.P.G.M. Bro. Robin and Bro. Black were respectively re-elected treasurer and P. secretary.

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ODDFELLOWSHIP., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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ODDFELLOWSHIP. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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