The Lily of the Valley Lodge, 1.0 GiT.. Held their weekly meeting in the Albany Street Oddfellows’ Hall, Bro. R. M'Kin lay, C.T., presiding. There was a ve;y large attendance of rr.emlrcre and visitors, the representatives of the Rescue Lodge especially attending in large numb«.-. Invitations wero received from the Hope of Dunedin Lodge to a picnic on Labor Day, and from the Rescue to attend a social evening, both being accepted. Farewell messages were also received from several brother? who were going to the front with the Expeditionary Forces, the C.T. expressing the hope that they won!'l toon return, safe and well. One candichu. was initiated. The item for the evening was a challenge by the Rescue Lodge for the District Lodge initiation banner, held by the Lily of the Valley. Bros. H. Johnson (Pioneer) and Sandilancls (Hope of Dunedin) officiated as judges, and at the conclusion of the competition congratulated the two teams on the splendid man r.er in which they had rendered the service, especially eulogising the work of tinmarshals. Bro. Chadwick (Lily) gained the possible number of marks, while Pro. Stanley (Rescue) was a good second, one point behind. The Lily were again declared the winners, the Rescue members promising to again challenge at some future date. A vote of thanks was accorded to the visitors, judges, and to Sister Williams (pianist), and responded to by Bros. Hilton and Bewley (Rescue), Johnson (Pioneer), and Gilchrist (Hope of Dunedin).
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LODGE MEETING, Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914