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DUNEDIN AMATEUR BOATING CLUB.

The annual meeting was held last night in the Chamber of Commerce, Mr C. F. Greenslade presiding.

ANNUAL EEI’ORT. The annual report, which was taken as read, stated that the club’s financial position was a most enviable one, the liabilities being nil, while a substantial sum was standing to its credit. This state of affairs had been attained through the medium of the art union promoted by the club. The club occupied a highly satisfactory position in the regatta reeoids for the season, its representatives having placed it at the head of the list as regards the number of victories gained. The boathouse was at present undergoing a thorough renovation, and would shortly be in splendid order. Nine club races, besides other competitions, were held, and afforded keen contests. The Committee had had the club’s plant thoroughly overhauled, the whole being now in first-class order. Reference was made to the severe loss sustained by the club iu the death of its esteemed president, Dr Jeffcoat, and to show its respect for his memory the Committee had decided to erect a permanent memorial iu the boathouse. As regards financial matters the report stated that the club might certainly congratulate itself on this year’s balance-sheet. At the beginning of the season the total indebtedness stood at £334 IQs sd, with assets amounting to £1,297 10s, There were now, as already mentioned, no debts, while the assets had increased by £283, or a total of £1,580 17s Id. The club had now plant sufficient to accommodate double its membership. The Hall Committee reported that the weekly socials instituted last -season had again been most successful, while the bi-weekly gymnastic class had been well attended. A lengthy number of card matches and tournaments took place chroughout the season, and were all verv successful, . The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, adverted to the highly satis factory position which the club was now in after only six years’ existence. He did not think there was another athletic club m the colony in a similar position. He alluded to the death of their president {Dr Jeffcoat), who occupied the position for two years,'of Mr H. S. Fish, vice-president (who, as mayor, formally opened their building in 1893), and of Mr J. L. Gillies, an ex-president, and who might be considered father of the club. Mr Hooper, their secretary, after six years’ service, was retiring owing to pressure of business, and he hoped the club w’ould see its way to recognise his services by electing him to a prominent position at some future time. (Applause.) Mr J. Watson seconded. He thought they had every reason to congratulate themselves upon their financial position, which be thought was largely due to the energy of gentlemen like Mr Hooper and Mr James and the good committees they had had.— (Applause.) The motion was carried unanimously. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS. The following office-bearers were elected: —President, Mr L. O. Beal; vice-presidents, Messrs 0. F. Greenslade, James Watson, S, Solomon, and A. C. Hanlon ; captain, Mr J. James (re-elected for the seventh consecutive term) - dsputy-captain, Mr G. Hogan ; hon. secretary, Mr J. J. Connor, jun. ; treasurer, Mr A. A. Gascoigne ; committee Messrs C. Columb, W. Farquharson, J. Foster, A. Hall, H. Harris, A. Hunter, J. Isaacs, J. M'Grath. A. Philip, and J. Williams ; delegates New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association, Messrs R. W. M Willy and W. H. Gifford ; Otago Rowing Association, Messrs J. J. Connor and W. L Hooper; auditors, Messrs W. L. Hooper and A. J. Sullivan; Match Committee, Messrs Hogan, Foster, and the captain. Mr W. L. Hooper was elected a life member in recognition of his services to the club.

REVISION OF RULES. On the motion of Mr Hooper a sub-com-mittee, consisting of Messrs Hunter, Columb, Gascoigne, Connor, and Solomon, was ap pointed to revise the rules and report to the Club Committee. THE LATE PRESIDENT AND VICE - PRESIDENT. On the motion of Mr James it was resolved that the Committee bo instructed to erect a suitable memorial to the late Dr Jeffcoat and Mr H. S. Fish. general. It was agreed that the question of points awarded to the aggregates be referred to the Committee for revision; and in connection with this matter the captain intimated his intention of awarding a prize to the member highest iu the aggregates who failed to win a first prizs. The following gentlemen also intimated their intention of presenting prizes for competition for the ensuing season :—Messrs C. F. Greenslade, A. J. Bloxam, E. Hungerford, W. L. Hooper, and J. Isaacs. Twenty-seven new members were elected.

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DUNEDIN AMATEUR BOATING CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 10431, 28 September 1897

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DUNEDIN AMATEUR BOATING CLUB. Evening Star, Issue 10431, 28 September 1897

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