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The Pacific FootbalVClnb held theic thirteenth annual social in St. Matthew’s Schoolroom on Friday evening. The hall was decorated with, ferns, flags, etc. Tho music, as supplied by Horne’s bind, was simply irresistible, - The supper table was well supplied and decorated in such a. manner as to reflect credit on- the ladies who had charge of it (the Coveut Garden Company). There were about sixty couples present, and dancing was kept up till 3.30 a.m. During intervals songs and instrumental gems were rendered. Messrs M‘Kerrp,w and Whelan were capable and energetic M.G.s. The members of the Otago Rowing Club and.Pirates Football Clnb met together oa Saturday evening for the purpose of bidding farewell to their clubmate Air James D. Shand, who is leaving Dunedin to take up his residence in Southland. Amongst thosa present were ’Messrs Leslie Wilson (cantaia 0.R.C.), R. Matheson (captain Pirates F.CIV. J. O. M'Lean (hon. sec. 0.R.C.), F. W. P. Jackson, J. A. Stewart, \V. A. Low» and pi S. Macaisey. . Air Leslie. Wilson occupied the chair, and in .a short speech expressed ■ regret that Mr Shand was leaving Dunedin, as the Otago R.C, could ill afford to low such a valuable memheri He. paid a tribute to Mr Shand’s - energy and abilities im aquatics, and Wound up by asking bins to " accept a. dressing case and walking stick as a memento of the esteem and regard in which he was held by hia brother athletes in Dunedin. Air Matheson also, eulogised Mr' Shand’s work in connection with the Pirates F.G., and stated that it was through ' his (Mr Shand’s) untiring energies 'that the Pirates F.C. held such a high position in the football field this season. Alr'Shand* in a manly speech, referred to the ■ pleasant and cordial relations which existed among the members of the clubs repre- - seated. He counselled all members present of the Pirates F.C. to train well, and by that means .-only wynld they keep up tha splendid position the club had now attained. He also hoped that the O.R.C. men would attend diligently to their coach’s instruction, and bring the club up to that position which aa a right it should hold.

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SOCIAL MEETINGS., Evening Star, Issue 10459, 1 November 1897

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SOCIAL MEETINGS. Evening Star, Issue 10459, 1 November 1897