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The annual general meeting of the members of the above club wa3 held in the club room, Pelichet Bay Hotel, last night, Mr W. J. Strong (commodore) in the chair. ANNUAL BEPOHT. The third annual report and balance-sheet, submitted by the secretary (Mr W. H. Wood), stated that the past season had been very successful, except in the matter of finance. The interest taken in the different races was very keen, and some very fine finishes were witnessed. The membership had considerably increased, which, of course, meant more models on the lake. A lot of very valuable prizes were sailed for, and the thanks of the members were due to the donors of the trophies. Attention was called to the fact that the blue ribbon oF the club was won by a model of the now obsolete tyie of yacht—namely, a deep-keel bott. The Hew style of model, however, showed up to advantage in the other classes. With the new class of model added to the existing they would nnt only have graceful-looking models, but also high-speed ones. The want of a proper set of by-laws had been felt, and a sub-committee had drafted a very good set, which would be submitted for approval. A very successful smoke night was held in conjunction with the members of the Otago Yauht Club, and the hope was expressed that nothing would be wanting to make similar gatherings a success. During the year the lion, treasurer (Mr 0. Foster) had been compelled to resign owing to his removal to Auckland, and the Committee desired to express regret at losing his valuable servic?3. The hon secretary (Mr Brittenden) had also resigned. These vacancies had been filled by the coi 1110dore pro tcm. and by Mr W. H. Wood respectively. The balance-sheet, submitted by the chairman, showed a debit balance of 6* 4d. The Chairman expressed regret at the debit balance, which was accounted for by the expense incurred in clennins: out weeds, and which amounted to £V. The tender was really a/8, but the contractor had very generously knocked off £l. He had not the least apprehension ii regard to the coming season's finances. Referring to the models put on the lake last year, he thought that tbey were a great improvement ou those of the first year of the club's inception, and he was certain that this year they would have a still better c'ass of models. Of cqurse the models would have to be high-speed ones. Adverting to tiie spirit in which the races were sailed last year, he said they must not forgc-t that they were supposed to be amateurs, and there should be an entire absence of jealousy and bjckeiings. He was very pleased to see the way in which the members rolled up at the combined ''social" held some months past, and he thought it 3 auooess was largely due to their efforts, Tho report and 1-alanoe-sheet were, on the motion of Mr D. Patekson, seconded Mr B. Darling, adopted. Six new members were elected. BY-LAWS.

By-laws drafted by a sub-committoe were submitted, and, after discus3ioD, were adopted, ELECTION OF OFFICK-BEillGltS. The following <!ir.'ce:beirer3 were elected: President, Mr 0. i\ Grcenslade; vice-presi-dent, Mr A. J. Bloxam; commodore, Mr W. J. Strong; vice-commodore, Mr B. Davi-ij hon. secretary, Mr W. IT. Wood; hon. trea«urer, Mr K. tlawkos ; auditor, Mr J. A. Hopcraft; committee Vessrs A. Little, D. Patcrson, juu., and R. Darlirg.

OI'KNI.NT. DAY. It was decided tlmt the opening day of the season slioulil be on .Saturday, October 16. This concluded the bubirjcss.

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OTAGO MODEL YACHT CLUB, Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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OTAGO MODEL YACHT CLUB Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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