DUNEDIN RIFLE CLUB.
The annual meeting of the.Dunedin Rifle Club wa H held last night, when there were about a dozen members present, the chair being occupied by Mr G. O. Proudfoot (captain).
• ANNTJAL REPOBT. It d"— al repott > which WBB aR follows, was
Your Committee have pleasure in submitting their report for the year 1898-97. The season opened on Saturday, October 10, 1896, withthe usual match President v. Vice-president, the. «r? sident scoring his eighth consecutive win The attendance at the range was very satisfactory, the. Committee being fortunate in getting some valuable trophies to be shot for. The thanks of the members are due, to Messrs Briscoe Fergusson and. Mitchell, Mendelsohn. Shaw and the Committee for their generous donations. Four members represented the club at the Otago Rifle Association, Mr G. C. Proudfoot winning the championship, Mr J. Armstrong being fifth At the New Zealand Rifle Association the club was represented by those members who took prizes. Mr Shaw's cup was won by Mr ,T. Armstrong, Mr Hardie bein| second. Messrs Fergusson and Mitchell's tronhv tor juniors was won by Mr Greenslade, Mr J Begg being, second. The New Zealand Rifle Association s bronze medal was won by Mr J Armstrong, Mr C. Speight being second. The competition for Mr Pram's cup was competed for this season, Mr J. Armstrong winning it. Mr J Jackbeuigsecond. Messrs Briscoe's trophy was won Mr J -- Bees b «4 second, ine Committees trophy was won by Mrßolfe, Mr Routledge being second. Mr J. Mendelsohn's trophy was won by Mr J. 'Begg, Mr Proudfoot being second. The championship was decided last year in the highest aggregate in four matches, and was won by Mr Begg with 314 points, Mr J. Armstrong being second with 302 points. Ammunition prizes were also given ouring the season, and were won by Messrs Jack, Greenslade. opeight, Armstrong, Hardie, Begg, Proudfoot Lyders Burns, Watkins; Rolfe, ant Durie. It is with extreme regret your Committee have to lecord the sad death by drowning of the late secretary, Mr JB. W. Watkins. Mr Wtkiw was a most energetic seoretary and promising mWp' £ nd ¥ a £ eath ia s'ncerely regretted? Mr W. K. Don has been good enough to act as secretatyin the meantime, The colonial ammunition having been so inferior, the Committee sent an order Home to Messrs Kynock, and expect delivery mtfew weeks. From the balance-sheet to be placed before.you this- evening you will see that the clubs funds are in a healthy condition. b ? knce *° b the year with being H? I*} 1 "- In con clusion, your Committee hope that the ensuing season will be as successful as tne last. NBW members. • Messrs J. Hannah and W. M'Hutoheson were elected members of the club. •'election of officers. The officer* of the ojub were elected as follows:—(resident, Colonel Wales: vice-presi-dents—Messrs W. Wills, J. G. Gow, W. Dawson, and J. A. Law; captain, Mr G. C. Proudfoot (re-elected); deputy-captain, Mr J. Armstrong (re-elected); secretary, Mr O. Speight; treasurer, Mr E. A. Rolfe; Comraittee-Messri J. Hardie, W. M'Hutcheson, and W. R. Don
OPENING OF THE SEASON. It was resolved to open the season on Oc ober 9 with the usual match President v. Vicepresident. ,• DELEGATE TO OTAGO ASSOCIATION. The captain of the club (Mr Proudfoot) was ti P on° dele B ate t0 tbe Otago Rifle AssociaThis conclude 1 the business.
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DUNEDIN RIFLE CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 10434, 1 October 1897