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METHODIST FOREIGN MISSIONS

OTAGO LADIES' AUXILLARV. The annual meeting of the above was held in Trinity Church Schoolroom on Monday. Mrs West presided. The Secretary (Mrs West) read the annual report, from which we take the following items:— The meetings have been fairly well sustained, both in interest and attendance. Ten monthly meetings were held, and an "At homo" to the conference delegates; alio thruo committee meetings. Three meetings were held at Trinity, and one each at the following eburehe3 :—Mornington, St. Kilda, Oargill Road, Kew, Dundas Street, Octagon, and Port Chalmers. Amoug those giving addresses at the meetings were the Revs. W. Slade, E. Drake, T. A. Pvbus, J. T. Pinfold, G. T. Marshall, ami Mr Sotitcr, Sister Grace, Miss Brentnall, Jlcsdames Bowron and Thomas, and Sister Mabel. During; tho year a conference was held in Dunedin. and the Auxiliary ladies took the opportunity to entertain the representatives at afternoon tea. Sister Grace gave an interesting address on auxiliary work organised by Mrs Wiseman, also on sisters' work, both medical and educational, in China, India, Ceylon, and the West Coast of Africa. The president of th? conferonco. Rev. Serpell. also gave a short address. Tho Easter offerings did not return nearly as large a sum as in previous years, which we much regret. It will bo remembered that Miss Griffin was to be relieved to take up work among tho Hindus in Fiji when a sister could be found to take her place. Since this chauge could not be arranged. Miss Griffin now feels that she is called tfc continue in her present work, and to build on the foundation she has already laid. Owing to the many calls for patriotic funds, it was decided to abandon our annual sale, and in place thereof to hold an "At home," and to ask for donations of money in lieu of goods. The effort proved vcry succcssful, though not giving quite as good returns as our sale usually does. We have ulso to acknowledge a handsome donation from Broad Bay Auxiliary, who have ever responded liberally to our annual appeal. The Mission Board are asking for more money, that sisters may receive moro larger salaries, so wo must do all we can to raise, the necessary £IOO per annum which they expect of us. The Corresponding Secretory reported:—During tho past year we have beeit kept in close touch with the work Miss Griffin is carrying on in Suva. As wo have gathered from her letters, she has given up altogether the idea of entering the Indian work. Letters have been sent to Miss Griffin from our Auxiliary after each monthly meeting, amounting to 10. Copies of Miss Griffin's letters have also been sent to tho following societies:—Timaru. Broad Bay, Gore, and Invercargill. The corresponding secretary has from time to timo received business letters from these places, all of which havo been duly attended to. A most interesting letter was received from Rev. F.ntkott, of Russell Island, "British New Guinea. A letter of sympathy was sent to Miss Griffin owing to the present precarious position of Suva. The following officers were re-elected: Mrs E. A. Rosevear, president: Mrs W. J. West, secretary: Mrs N. C. Yeoman, cor. responding secretary; Mrs Bull, treasurer; and Mrs J. Dey, agent for the ' Missionary Review.' The newlv-elected officers wero Vice-presidents Mrs W. King and Mrs K. Drake. The committee are as follow: — Mesdames Harvev. Simon, Lewisham, Williams, Fea, Allmitt, Lawson, Fairbairn. M'Croun, Rainsforth, Ro3cvear, sen., White, Isbister. De Costa, King, Gibb, Osborne, Drain, Kennard, Misses Wright and Algic, also ministers' wives ex officio.

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METHODIST FOREIGN MISSIONS, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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METHODIST FOREIGN MISSIONS Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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