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~ $ The following clauses arc taken from the annual report of the Smith Island , 7 Poultry, Pigeon, and Canary Associa- ✓ tifin : \ There are at the present time 21 clubs ' C and societies affiliated to tho association. ■ C Only three iinnffiliatod shows have boon . V held in tho South Island, and during the year a number of fanciers who exhibited \ at those shows have applied for and been J granted reinstatement, and have undor.C taken not to offend again. The balanco- . > sheet for the year forwarded to the £ affiliated societies and clubs requires a \ word of comment. The subscriptions ■ \ were raised at tho last annual meeting C to an extent which was estimated to add . > a sum of about £lO a year to the asso- £ ciation’s income. This year, owing to \ the cost of new rules, this was nearly all ■ \ absorbed in printing, and in addition C the association had an unusually large » sum to pay out for championships won I outright. The above circumstances explain the shrinkage in the. balance to be carried forward to tho coming year, but the would urge on the association the necessity of evolving some scheme for forming a trophy fund apart from their annual income, ‘ A letter has been received from prominent member of the fancy in Bouthland embodying a proposal for the formation of a Southland Fanciers’ League, having for its purpose the controlling of all Southland show dates, attend to printing, collect and _ allocate specials, secure cages and staging, also buy and sell goods and ;■ foods, etc., nnd work under the direct control of tho South Jlsland Poultry, \ Pigeon, and Canary Association. The * council suggested that tho matter might < be brought up ns a remit at tho coming V meeting of the association. Arising out p of this proposal it has occurred to tho \ council that tho association, by establishl ing and supplying to affiliated societies C j and clubs a universal schedule, might bo } able to save the societies and clubs a cousiderablo sum annually, and any slight. J | profit on tho working of tho ‘ scheme It should be earmarked as a nucleus of a trophy fund such ns has been already suggested. The sales of this season’s pigeon rings have been about up to the average of the previous season, but it is too early to judge as to what the receipts for the year will be. In accordance with this association’s arrangement with the North Island Association, rings have been sent to the secretary of that association and to one or two promising centres in the North Island, but particulars of sales arc"- not yet to hand. Recently a deputation from tile New Zealand Utility Poultry Club waited on tho council to leam tho advantages their members would gain by affiliating, and tbs attitude the association would take up in regard to the dub’s egg-laying competitions. The council pointer] mil .that they were of the opinion that the association were not at all likely to interfererin any way with the Utility Club’s egg-laying competitions. The deputation were ’supplied with copies of the association rules for perusal, and the club have decided A, tu anulv for affiliation at this mcetuia.

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POULTRY- ASSOCIATION, Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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POULTRY- ASSOCIATION Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914