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A very enjoyable smoke concert was tendered to Mr Oscar Miiller last night by meiuiKirs of the Ravensbourne Boating Club, Mr Ross, the popular president of the chib, being in the chair, and over 100 members were present. Songs were contributed by Messrs Fergussou, Cray, Hoff, Kellett, Webber, Little, Smith, and Omit. The following toasts were also honored“ The Queen,” proposed by Mr Ross; “The Club,” Mr Kellett; “Supporters,” Mr Barker; “ Kindred Sports,” E Miiller; and “Departing Guests.” Mr Blackie. During the proceedings the chairman presented to Mr Oscar Miiller, the club’s late secretary, a handsome illuminated address, subscribed to by members and supporters of the club, and iu doing so he claimed to voice the feelings of the members when he said they were losing one of their hardest workers—not only in matters connected with the Boating Club, but the district in general. He was sure that one and all v. ished Mr Miiller every success iu Christchurch, where he was entering into business on his own account. Mr Miiller suitably replied, and thanked all members for the kind words spoken of him. It would always be a pleasure to him to see the club’s name taking a leading part in rowing circles. The address, which was an artistic piece of workmanship, was worded as follows:

I To Mr Oscar Moller, secretary Kavensbourue

Boating Club. “DearSir,—On the eve of your departure for Christchurch, we, the members of the Ravcnsbourne Boating Club, take this opportunity of conveying to you our sense of appreciation for the unselfish and untiring way in which you have given your services for the welfare of the club. Prom the inauguration of Ravensbourne as a boating district your hearty co-operation in aquatic sports, and the success which has attended your efforts in the formation and establishing of the Ravensbourne Boating Club, and the genial and popular manner in which you have fulfilled the onerous duties as the club’s just secretary, have gained for you many sincere friends in the community. Trusting that after you are settled in the sister province wo may frequently see your name appear in connection with rowing matters, and wishing that every success may attend you in the start you are making in business—We are, yours truly—Signed by chairman and members of Committee on behalf of the club.”

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RAVENSBOURNE BOATING CLUB., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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RAVENSBOURNE BOATING CLUB. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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