The Hope of Dunedin Lodge of Good Templars fcelct their -weekly meexmfj cm Friday evening- in their lodge room, Moray place. It "was well attended by members and visitors, prominent among whom was Bro. I. Nettlolou, Grand Councillor of the Grand Lodge of Victoria. After having been welcomed by tho Lodge Deputy _ (Bro. C'-omis-sionsr) ho was nocorded a scat, of honor by the, ehainuan. In reply to tho welcome, Bro. J. Netileton gave an Inieretrting address on tho Order in (lie- Australian Slates, and gave striking testimony to the advantages of being a Good Templar. "I was born," ho said," "in Dunedin, and was initiated in the Star of Freedom Lodge, Roslyn. 1 left. Duncdiu in 1885 for Melbourne, and have been closely identified with the Order ever wnce. I have, been four times elected to offieo in tho Grand Lodge, and now occupy the office or Grand Councillor. The speaker conveyed the, greetings of tie Victorian lodges, which were" accepted. After tho initiation of one enndiate arrangement" for the quarterly concert and other business, tho lodge was_ thrown open to allow non-members to take" part in tho farewell of lire. M'Keowu, who had volunleerd for Samoa. The G.T. said it \vtw> with regret that they were saying goodbye to Bro. JU'Kcown, because, ho had been such a. good member of the Hope of Dunedin Wlge. but. they admired tho spirit in which lie had offered his services to the Empire, and they all hoped to seo him bank sufe (after tho war had terminated honorably) in his usuul position. After the presentation of a pair of military brushes in a case had been made and tho singing of 'He's a Jolly Good Fellow,' Bros. Duniop, Comissiong, and Sandilands testiiied to his usefulness. Bro. M'Keowu, in reply, stated that ho hoped to get a lodge working in &moa, and that his great desire was that they would all do their l*st for the lodge while he was away. A good programme of musical itetn>, including 'Tippernry' and 'Will Ye No Come Back Again,' and votes to tho visitors coneluded a meeting in which encouragement and enthusiasm tor the work was predominant, although tinged with sadness at losing a good working memher for some time.
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LODGE MEETING, Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915