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ANNUAL MEETING. The annual mooting c f the South Island Poultry, Pigeon, and Canary Association was begun in tho Empire Buildings this morning, Mr P. Carolin (vice-president) occupying the chair. Tho following; delegates attended;— Messrs J. Tindall (Christchurch Club), W. J. S- Tat tors field (Dunedin), W. A. Amos (Ashburton), O. A. Browne (Oamnru), F. Henderson (Invercargill). A. Walker (Granity), F. M‘Fadyean (Kaitangata), A. Munyard (Tapauui), S. A. Limlsay (Southland). T. Jones (Christchurch United), F. Rogen (Christchurch Canary), T. Biown (Otago Game and Bantam). Tho Chairman said that they would all regret tho absence of the president, Mr E. J. Ross, which was duo to illness in that gentleman’s family. Ho extended a hearty welcome to tho delegates from rim various clubs. The council, 'ho said, should bo complimented ou the good work done by them during the year. They had smoothed out many difficulties, tho result being that the association mot to-day a happy family. Ho trusted tho spirit of the fancy—tho spirit of give and take—would always prevail. Mr A. Walker moved tho adoption of the report. Mr T. Brown sought information as to tho position of a member of his club who, though ho did not exhibit at their unauthorised show, was included in the list of those disqualified. Mr T. Jones mentioned that the council of tho association had already decided that only tho members of committee of the suspended club and exhibitors at the show were subject to disqualification, not tho non-exhibiting members, and this matter could be rectified by the member mentioned communicating with the association.—lt was pointed out that there was a form of application, for reinstatement for use of those desiring it, the Chairman, remarking that they would be glad to see all those who had been placed under tho ban back in the fold again. Tho letter from Air S. Thompson, president of tho Southland Cage Bird Club, referred to iu tho report, was read and discussed. The letter suggested the formation of a league to control all Southland show dates and to attend to matters connected with printing, special prizes, securing of cages, etc. ; also to buy and sell seeds and foods, and to work under the control of the South Island Association.—The matter of tho cost of printing was gone into fairly thoroughly, and opinions appeared to bo divided as to the practicability of the scheme suggested.—Mr Walker eventually moved that the clause he referred hack to the council for further consideration, and to communicate direct with each club. This was agreed to. Mr T. Brown seconded the adoption of the report, and this was carried. The balance-sheet was also approved, it being explained that owing to a number of £5 championships being won last year the expenditure had boon unusually heavy. An application by the Now Zealand Utility Poultry Club for affiliation with the association was granted. On the motion of the Chairman, the secretary was instructed to send letters of condolence to tho families of Messrs G. A. Macquarie and F. Eundon, prominent members of the fancy, whose deaths had been recorded in the annual report. Tbo meeting then adjourned till this evening.

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914