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The 43rd annual meeting of the Otago Rifle Association war, held in the Garrison Hall, last evening, Col. E. R. Smith, V.D., prthiding over a fair attendance of mem hers.

The balance-sheet showed that £95 2s had been spent ou prizes. There was a credit balance in the Dunediu Savings Bank of £34 7s lOd. The Chairman remarked that tho asso cist ton were £lO poorer than had lieen the ca?e last vear.

Captain'Lacey pointed out that the grant for tho 1913 meeting was over £SO, whereas la-st year they had only a grant of £l2 10s. so that last year's meeting was really better that the. previous meeting. The Chairman said that it was quite evident that their margin was entirely dependent on the grant, and it was to be hoped that during the coming year they would have a larger number of entries. He was sure that they would agree with him that under present conditions the young men might be expected to support the Rirle Association's meeting, .not only their own but others.

The following cffice-bearors were elected : —Patron, Col. the Hen. Ja*. Allen, V.D. : president. Col. >T. Cowie Nicholls. V.]'). ; vice-presidents—Cols. A. Bauchop. C.M.G.. E R. Smith, V.D.. Lietit.-cr.l. Stonehrtm, V.D.. Lieut.-col. Boyne. V.D., Major Hickey. D.5.0., Captain Proud foot. Captain Lacey, Captain Dempster, and pu>sidents of rifle clubs in the Dingo military district; council—on© member from each corps or rifle club; hon. secretary and treasurer. Rifleman L. C. Findlay; lion, auditor. Rifleman Logan. Tile date for the annua] pri/.e-firinc; was discussed, and it was finally decided to hold tho meeting at Easter, the secretary being instructed to write to the department stating that the association were of opinion that Easter was the <-.:\\y time that would suit, and asking for consent to this course be'iio; t:iken. It vas further that the- Ladies' Challenge Shield should be jii-''d for during the mraeling. A member sugjrct.ted that Dunedin merchants might, be willing to follow ihu example of Sydney merchants, who annually gave donation* towards rifle association meetings. One firm had given £IGO. Captain ProuTlToot pointed out that t'.u matter had received attention at one tiuii, buj the appeal for donations bad been unsuccessful. A resolution appreciative of tho valuable services rendered by Captain Lacey durinpj his term of office as secretary to the association was c:iiried unanimously

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OTAGO RIFLE ASSOCIATION, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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OTAGO RIFLE ASSOCIATION Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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