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JUBILEE CONVALESCENT FUND.

The following concludes our report of the meeting of subscribers to the above, which was held yesterday afternoon: — After the annual report had been submitted, Mrs A. W. Morris moved that the report as read be adopted. —Carried. The treasurer’s report, which was adopted on the motion of Mrs Dymock, showed the receipts to have been L 55 15s lOd, made up as followsßalance in bank, LBO 53 5d ; subscriptions, L 6 12s 6d ; interest, LIS 17s lid. , The expenditure was as under:— Cheques for patients, Ll9 7s 4d; cheque book, 4s 2d; leaving a balance in bank up to date of L 36 4s 4d. The fixed deposits were assessed at L 430 10s. The President said that besides the good resulting from the direct work of the society in sending away sick girls and women they hoped that the society had indirectly worked considerable good. Some member of the society had inquired into the circumstances of each case helped by the fund, and had tried to act as a friend towards the ailing person —a friend who would bo willing to help her on her return to • work, and to give her sympathy and assistance in time of trouble. In every case they had tried to send tho sick person to the place most highly recommended by a doctor as suitable to the cose. For instance one would need rest in the country, another sea air, while a third would derive mnoh benefit from a visit to Queenstown. The ailing persona were boarded by families,

and thev were glad to learn that in theso homes the patients had found good friends. This has been their first year of work, and they had sent away seven persons. To some this would seem a small number, but she would like to mention that the holiday fund of London, which last year sent away 14,000 children, in its first year only sent away thirty. They trusted that their small beginning had been a good one, and that their work would steadily increase in usefulness.

ELECTION Of OFFICERS AND GENERAL, The election of office-bearers resulted as follows:-President, Mrs Oliver (reelected) ; hon. secretary, MrsW.D. Stewart (re-elected) ; hon. treasurer, Mrs Woodhouse ; committee Mesdames Dymock, Morris, Borrows, Ross, and Miss bodley. Mrs Dymock proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs Colquhoun, the retiring treasurer, for the excellent services she had rendered in that capacity since the initiation of tho fund. .. Tho President, in putting the motion, said that Mrs Colquhoun had been most indefatigable in her work, and had carried out her duties with such enthusiasm that she (Mrs Oliver) felt sure that they were all greatly indebted to her. _ The motion was carried unanimously, ana the meeting then terminated.

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JUBILEE CONVALESCENT FUND., Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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JUBILEE CONVALESCENT FUND. Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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