Tito animal meeting +0 arrange for the Boxing Day regatta was held nt Port Chalmers yesterday evening, and was well attended. Mr W. J. Wilson presiding in the absence of the chairman (Major Dodds). Tho annual report stated that the previous regatta was most successful in many ways. Although attendance has dwindled from what it was in years gone by, nevertheless, when counter attractions were taken into account, the attendance must ho considered satisfactory. The weather was ideal for yachting and motoring, in which entries were very good. Several swimming events proved interesting to the spectators. The committee acknowledged indebtedness for assistance in carrying out the regatta to tho Harhor Board, for use of tng and in other ways; to tho Railway Department, for uso of the wharves and tarpaulins; to the Union Steam Ship Company, for supplying tho flagship; to Mr J. Mill, for use or hulk’s "boat; to the Port Chalmers Council, for use of meeting room and water office; to Messrs Dartre and Cole-. 1 man, for services rendered; and to all those who contributed, to the regatta funds. Tho committee wished to also express their thanks to the regatta officials. In view of the present crisis' tho financing of the forthcoming re* gatta would require careful handling, but it v. as hoped that satisfactory i arrangements would he made to enable j the committee to carry on the regatta; as usual.
Tlia Chairman, in morinii the cdop-i,’ t-ion of the report r.nd balance-sheet,' said it was still a struggle for the oom-i mit-foo to nut the regatta. Despite; n-ocrl Tschisr and good treat her. except,' for the wind, last year, the people m3g not come down. The bulk of the prixoi money had, unfortunately, gone NorthJ;' but. those crews showed the best form',' and deserved their success. The thankft; cf the committee wore due also t» ; Messrs Coleman, Percy, and Knew-; stubh. The ■ inund.nl position was.' sound, there being a balance in hand cf £7O os lid. Tho rc.nort was adopted. Messrs M. Priest mid W, Pennick moved that the regatta he held on Boxing Day. Messrs Percy and Coleman moved that the regatta be held as usual, that certificates bo given as prizes, atjd the surplus handed to the Vi" el fa re Association.—lt wna decided to ]./*ld the regatta as a ]»itri‘iiic f unction, j ;..s F.Uggf*!it.;d. | The election of officers resulted jCdiainnan, Air J. Stevenson: vicechairman, Mr W. -t. Wilson ; trc.-»*.urcr ! Air J. Ernorson j secretary, Air E. S. ! Wilson ! committee—Alessrs AI. Priest, i H. N. Fairbnirn, W. Renniek, A. Colcj man, J. Davidson, H. Hay, J. Bode, ! W. A. Mills, W. Morgan, J. Morgan. I S. fi. Styche, E. Ifnewstubb. Howm, | W. T. Brailey, H. Percy, D. Wall, J. i Fnllarton. and P. Voting, i On the motion of Air Wilson, it was | decided to forward Mr. H. E. A toller a I Jitter of sympathy in his most untimely | breakdown in health.
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OTAGO REGATTA, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914
OTAGO REGATTA Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914
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