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Th.e regular meeting of All Nations Lod'.’i* was presided over by A.L). Bio. R. G. 8 tore r, when there was a good attendance of members. A letter of sympathy was passed to the relatives of a deceased brother. The judges detailed report of the efficiency competition was received and dealt with, satisfaction being expressed at the lodge coming out on top. After routine business some notices of motions wore handed in, and the lodge closed, to meet again on Friday, when a large number of members from tho town lodges were present. The Grand Lodge officers. D.P. Bro. Beazley and the Royal Arch Chapter, attended officially. A large number of ladies were also present. 'I he chair was taken by K.A.D. Bro. L). b. M. Millar, supported” by his officers. _ After congratulating the lodge on winning the competition for the third time out of five starts the 11. A.D. called on G.P. Bro. Alexander to present the shield, which he did in a neat .speech, expressing the hope that, the other lodces would strive to wm next time. A.D. Bro. Storor replied thanking tho previous speakers for their flattering remarks, and assured tho members of Other lodges that All Nations would take, some beating next competition. The rest of the evening was taken up with dancin" and musical items, refreshments being {landed round during an interval. The Royal Oak Lodge met on Monday night, there being a good attendance of members and visitors, A.D. Bro. Adkins presided. It was decided to give the Caversham Band tho support of the lodge in the efforts to get up a benefit for tho mother of the late Bro. Yates. It being quarter night, nominations of officers took place, there being keen competition for tho minor officers. The visitors’ toast was responded to by D.P. Bro. A. Stewart, PA. Bro. Birt” (Pride of Morning-ton), P.D.P. Bro. Ford (Lily of tho Valley). The Ivanhoe Lodge held their fortnightly meeting in Smith’s Hall, Hanover street, on November 16, A.D. Bro. R. Cahill presiding over a good muster of members and visitors. The Secretary reported that the appeal on behalf of a distressed brother was meeting with a ready response from the Lodge throughout New Zealand. The lodge decided, on tho motion of Bros. Simmons, sen., and iSeal—“That this lodge place on record their sincere regret of tho lamented death of Karl Roberts, and that a. copy of the minute ho forwarded to the Prime Minister.” P.A. Bros. Wilkinson and Grant stated that they would be candidates for the position of district president. The loyal toasts were resjvondcd to by P.A. Bro. Grant (West Harbor), Tho Lily of the Valley Lodge held their quarterly meeting in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Albany street, on Wednesday, A.D. Bro. Paul presiding over a large number of members. Nomination of officers: Bro. Metcalf, A.D. : Bro. Wilson, V.A. j Bro. Crawford, secretary (re-elected); Bro. Robertson, treasurer (re-elected); Bro. Rainham, I.G. ; Bro. Thompson, 0,0. ; Bros. M'Donald and Reid, A.D Bards; Bros. Campbell and Whitty, V.A. Bards. In regard to the matter of an organising grand secretary, P.D.P. Bro. Reid spoke at length on the question, and blamed the members of the various lodges for not putting enough energy into tho Order and trying to get new members. Tho question rinsed n good deal of discussion among the members, and it waa recommended to tho incoming Board of Management. Other motions discussed were—“ That all iP.D.P.a shall bo permanent members of the Grand Lodge, and have the right to ispeak and vote on any questions, but ishall not be allowed expenses incurred in attending such meeting”; and “That the (secretary and .treasurer be permanent officers during the pleasure of the lodge," fv-veral mothers spoke favorably on this matter. The usual toasts were honored .pad responded to.

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U.A.O.D, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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U.A.O.D Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914