THE MANCHESTER UNITY
X.G. Bro. M'Gurdv presided over lasi-wo-k’f- meeting of the Hand and Heart Lodge. Tin; aitendance was only medium, and hardly any business was transacted. 8.-0. A. J. Lyon, who resigned from tVposition of X.G., was presented, on the eve of bis departure for tlr- front, with a set ol military brushes, accompanied bv the cordial wishes of hit follow-member* for a eafe return. Bro. Lyon forwarded 1C tl.e lodge his acknowledgment, of th< lodge's good wishes ami of their letter expressing thanks for past services. The rei c-->; v. .i» <l-vt led 10 cards. Judging by the nominations received, there going to he keen competition for • cv r. t of officers of ihe Loyal Milton Lodge, the elect ion taking place 10-ncir-r* • . T-.o candidates will also bo initial d. X.G. Bro. A. S. Powley presided over the meeting last week, the attendance being moderate. The Loyal Dunedin Lodge met last 1 ho, sky evening, X.G. Bro. "J. .Sheppml rontroll ng a small muster. Among the* ■'cjti vycndenre was .i letter from Be). B.ii'r notifying the lode-- that he had ■ ; c c'-d-'d I'i Tr.-o-.tham to pen the reinfo»cements, also one from the P.C.S. drawing the lodge’s aitcniioii to the alteration of rule re payment of the contributions of -:e rn m Bov wlio are on the Empire's .service, and that the alteration of date n.r rc-xr meeiing had been agreed to. Two raid id. i .f? wen- initiated by L.51. Bro. J Guild, ast-risted by Bro. 0. Johnstone a> conduit or. There were no visitors at the lodge, which closed early. The last meeting of the year of the Loyal .-Mhicn ?>dge was held on Tbur-dag la.-1. Ail the jfiuer.i were present, and X.G. Bio. C. Anderson presided. Xothing of very great importance, apart from the election and installation of officers for ihe next terra, transpired at the meeting. The a!UaK'iar.ce of members and visitors was stnall. owing no doubt to the change of date. The following officers were, installed hj; GAi Bro. Greenfield; assisted- hf executive and past officers : —X.G, p- \V. Stewart, V.G. Bro. J. Byfieid, E.S. Bro. !). c . hj V-,. Bit. B A’Jv.-rui-.*, G. Bio. C Xichol, P.S. Bro. Stabb, T. Bro. S. Smith, G..M. and L.M. Bin. C. Anderson. Tn„ retiring trustee (P G. Bro. A. J. Smith) was re-elected, and I.P.G. Bro. Greenfield, Bro. W. Smith, and Bro. C. Milburn were appointed supporters. ILa election of the Arbitration Com rail toe wa* deferred. A deputation was appointed to wain on the District Executive to beseedi a grant from the distress fund for a dead ving case. The toasts were acknowledged by X.G. Bro. Longwcrtk (Center,aiy), P.D.G.M. Bro. 0. W. Smith, and p’P.G.Mv Bro. Goughian, who congratulated tho officers on their election and the lodge on their choice, and the meeting closed with an exchange of seasonable greetings.
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THE MANCHESTER UNITY, Evening Star, Issue 15682, 22 December 1914