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THE MANCHESTER UNITY

The sixty-sixth anniversary meeting of tho Loyal Hand and Heart Lodge was celebrated quietly last week. N.G. Bro. S. J. Lyon tendered his resignation as Noble Grand, as he lws cuiistod in the Expeditionary Force, and it was with regret his resignation as chairman was accepted. The lodge instructed the P.S. to forward hi in a letter in appreciation of past services. Bro. ArCurdy, who is an ex-past officer of tho Loyal Dalton Lodge (Balelutha) was elected to the vacancy, and was dnlv installed bv G.M. Bro. Olliver, with P.G.s Bros! W. F. Lyon ..nd P. Thomson assisting. One candidate was initiated, Bro. Olliver filling the office of Lecture blaster. The meeting falling on December 29 was altered to December 22, subject to the endorse ment of the District Executive. A letter of condolence was sent to the relatives of a deceased brother. PG. Bro. P. Thomson, who has filled the position of sick visitor for over 12 years, resigned, and the resignation was accepted with regret. V.G. Bro. Stewart (Albion) responded on behalf of tho visitors. An interesting document relating to tho early history of the lotlge was on view. The letter in question was addressed to Bro. Graham, the secretary of the Loyal Hand and Heart Lodge' in 1851, bv Bro. Thomas, then Tro C.S. of the Wellington district, notifying that the dispensation of the lodge had arrived from England by tho Eunice, and would be forwarded on by tho Marie Josephine, together with the lodfce seal, lecture book supplement, the emblem, 20 rule books, one set of charges, one set of duties, one ponce book, a degree book, also the passwords, and the travelling passes, with keys. It was also mentioned that the Oddfellows in Otago could form an Otago district as soon as suitable brethren were forthcoming to ii 11 district chairs, a communication to that effect having been received from the headquarters in Manchester through Bro. Henry Ratcliffe. The meeting of the Loyal Dvmedin Lodge on Thursday was controlled by N.G. Bro. Shepperd. The members are making strenuous efforts to reach the competition tally as regards new members, and two will bo initiated next lodge night. It was decided to forward a letter of congratulation to P.G. Bro. Garth Gallaway on his gaining a commission in the reinforcement.-; for tho Expeditionary Forces. A full muster of officers and members was arranged for the official visit to the Mosgiel Lodge to-night. A letter of eondolenco was sent to P.P.S. Bro. W. A. Gibb on the death of his wife. This was all the, business, and the lodge closed early. The attendance r.f members and visitors was only medium.

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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