The quarterly meeting of Loyal Caversham Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., was held on Wednesday evening. N.G. Bro. Hill waß in the chair. The principal business was the consideration of the business paper of the district half-yearly meeting. P.P.G.M. Bro. Lake being unable to attend the distriot meeting at Lawrence, N.G. Bro. Hill was elected in his place. Two candidates were proposed for membership. P.G. Nutting, City of Westminster, responded to the toast of the visitors. Receipts for the evening were £4l 3s Bd. There was a large attendance of members and visitors at the Otago Lodge (Druids) meeting on Wednesday evening. A.D. Bro. W. Bird presided. Five candidates were initiated and three proposed for membership. After the business had been disposed of, the members met the brothers of the Royal Oak Lodge in a euchre tournament, which resulted in a decisive win for the visitors.
The bi-monthly meeting of Dstrict Lodge of Dunedin, No. 1, 1.0. G.T., was held last evening, when D.C.T. Bro. J. W. Parkinson presided. Delegates were present from all subordinate lodges. The district degree was conferred upon two candidates. A motion of sympathy and condolence was instructed to be sent to relatives of the late Bro. H. S. Fish, expressing deep sympathy with them in their bereavement. The report of the arbitrators appointed re the amalgamation of Break of Day and Dayspring Lodges was adopted. The D.S. reported that temperance addresses had been delivered in several Sunday schools, and there were several more to be delivered. Several matters appertaining to the good of the Order were discussed.
The annual reunion of the Dunedin and suburban courts of the Foresters was held in the Choral Hall on Wednesday evening, and passed off successfully. At the meeting of the D.G.L. of Druids yesterday it was decided to adopt the graduated scale of contributions, agreed to by the Grand Lodge of Australia. It was decided to place on the minutes a cordial vote of thanks to P.D.P. Bro. W. K. Bishop for his active services in promoting the cause of local government in Otugo and Southland. A hearty vote of thanks was also accorded to P.D.P. Bro. A. J. Wynn for the satisfactory and thoroughly impartial manner in which he conducted the ballot on that occasion. Special votes of thanks to Acting D.G.P. Bro. W. Wardrop for the.tactful manner in which he conducted the business of the meeting, and to the Acting D.V.P. Bro. W. Hopkins) were passed.
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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES., Evening Star, Issue 10429, 25 September 1897