The 33rd annual meeting of the Hill tide Workshops’ Sick Benefit Society w» held, in the Social Hall, Hillside, yester day. Mr J. B. Graham (president) occu pied the chair. Tho annual report was read by the sec retary (Mr J. Robertson), the following being the chief items The year com menced with a membership of 278 ; 39 new members have joined, and two have beei received on transfer from other societies, making a total of 319. On the other hand, four members have left the service, nine have been transferred, five superannuated, nine joined the Expeditionary Forces, anc one died, leaving a membership of 291 to commence the year with. The income for the year was £494 10s Id in the general fund, and £27 Is Id in the medical fund, and after meeting all claims on the society there is a balance of £l2l 4s lid to divide. For sickness and accidents the society paid out £3lB 9s 2d. There wen 116 declarations on the funds, the tota sickness being 1,985 days, of which 68] days were caused by accidents. During the year one member died, and one mein her had the misfortune to lose his wife In each case the usual levies were struck and the amount paid over. The amonn expended under this head was £2O 12s 6d The deepest sympathy of tho member of the society is extended to the relative; of tho deceased member and to ohi bereaved member. , The committee hek 13 regular meetings during the year, al of which have been well attended by th< members of the committee. Mr S. Kellai having left tho service at the beginning of the year, Mr W. Wills was appointee to take his place, and on Mr Wills joining the Expeditionary Forces Mr M. Glovei was unanimously appointed to the va cancy. The medical fund continues to be the weak spot in the society, and re quires the assistance of the membere benefiting to show its usefulness and urge their fellow-men to. join.
The following officers were elected foi the ensuing year;— President, A. Austin] vice-president, D. Swinlon; treasurer, G, Brooks (re-elected); secretary, J. Robert* son (re-elected) j trustees, D. Robb ancj W. Rodgersou; auditors, A. Henderson and A. Wilson; prov. auditor, G. Swanson. Committee—Machine shop. W. Warrington; fitting shop, A. Henderson; smiths’ shop, W. Connor and C. Harropi boiler shop, D. Stew-art and M. Glover} car shop, W. Connor and G. Swansea j paint shop, A. Chambers ; moulding shop, J. List and W, G. Thomson; loco, department, J. Hanibleton; traffic A. Paterson ; maintenance department, R, Crawford and R. Blanc. Tho meeting closed with a hearty vote of thanks to tho retiring president, M< J. B. Graham.
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HILLSIDE WORKSHOPS, Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914