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The annual meeting of this club was held last night in the Shamrock Hotel, Mr J. Wedderspoon (vice-president) in tbo chair. There was a large attendance. The Secretary read several letters of apology for absence. ANNUAL REPORT, The annual report staled that the past season had been a very successful one. Not only had the-weather been at its best and the bowling very much improved and popularised, but a large number of new members had joined the club. The club had won seven games and lost five, and made a tie with the Dunedin Club. After referring to the prizes which had been won, and the tournaments, etc., which the club had engaged in, the report deplored the loss sustained by, the death of Mr James Cooper, than whom “ a more genial, straightforward, and sociable man never threw’ a ‘ jack.’” The balance-sheet showed that the income for the past year was £lO5 15?, and the expenditure £lO2 11a 3d, leaving a balance of £3 3a 9d. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and balance-sheet, said he was sure they would come to the conclusion thab the position of the club was very satisfactory. Their income met all their liabilities, and. they had a little to the good. That had not occurred for several years back. The report also showed that in the various matches iu which they bad taken part they had held their own. After referring to the club’s trip to Invercargill, and the matches played there, he alluded to the show made by the rink that went to Oamaru, about which, he thought, the least said the better. —(Laughter and hear, hear.) The allusion made concerning the matter in the report was, he thought, very apropos. The rink was knocked out.—(A Voice : “ You might have put the names in,” and laughter, y They would in future get their water supply from Andersonßay road, which wouldgive a better service than that hitherto obtained, the cost being £lO. The Caledonian Society had, at the request of the club, reduced the rent by £3, for which the society deserved their thanks. Mr J. A. Kirby seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried. • THE LATE MR JAMES COOPER. The Chairman moved that a letter of condolence be forwarded to the relatives of the late Mr James Cooper expressing sympathy with them in the loss .sustained by bis death. The chairman having presented the prizes won by the members anting last season, the meeting proceeded to the ELECTION OP OFFICE-BEARERS. The following were elected office-bearers for the ensuing season :—President, Mr W. Dawson ; vice - presidents, Messrs Peter Wilson and J. Wedderspoon ; secretary, Mr R. M'Robie ; treasurer, Mr J. Roberta; Committee—Messrs G. Walker, J. A. Kirby, A. Smith, F. Foster, and H. Yates; auditors, Messrs T. R. Dodds and C. E. Thomson ; Match Committee, Mr E. Hogg ; delegates to the New Zealand Association, Messrs C. F. Greenslade and J. Wedderspoon. TEA FOR VISITORS. On the motion of Mr J. Evans, seconded byMrH. Smeaton, itwas recommended to the Committee to consider the desirability of providing tea for visitors to matches. GENERAL. Several new members were elected. Mr Capstick intimated that Mr Hancock had promised to give a prize to the club to be competed for this year. Several votes of thanks having been passed, the chairman invited' those present, among whom were several visitors, to partake of supper, which had been provided at the expense of Mr Greenslade.

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CALEDONIAN BOWLING CLUB., Issue 10433, 30 September 1897

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CALEDONIAN BOWLING CLUB. Issue 10433, 30 September 1897

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