Pioneer No. 1 held their first 1915 meeting; on Tuesday last, at which the re was a fair attendance, Bro. A. Maedonnel presiding. The secretary reported the departure of Bro. J as. West head tor Samoa with the last expedition. A letter was received from the returning officer for South Otago giving the following res-alt of the recent election of Grand Lodge representatives for March session: -P.D.D.G..M. Bro. \V. Smith, D.H. Bro. L.D. Ritchie, and I'.G. Bro. Pevkin;. The two fonncr were present and thanked the ledge for their support, and assured members that thev would do their best io furlher this 1.0.b.F. interests. The secretary of South Ola«o District Lodge (Bro. F. Wilkinson) reported that another series of euchre entertainments had been arranged, proceeds to be devoted to the Grand Lodge war relief fund, and that a picnic and annual social would be held later. Further, that the Handbook was under way and would be readv in March. Grand Lodge officers —G.T. Bro.* J. H. Hinton as D.D.G.M.; D.D.G.M. Pro. T. F. Roscv-car as D.D.G.Mar.; T.D.D.Ii.M. Bro. W. Smith as D.D.G. War.; D.M. Bro. L. D. Ritchie as D.D.G. Guard.; P.D.D.G.M. Bro. F. Wilkinson as D.G.G. Chi..p.—were officially received. and installed into their retpectis-c positieus ;-- P.G. Brc. A. Jlacdonnel; N.G., Bro. J. Skinner; V.G., Bro. J. L. Park; secretary, Bro. F. M'Artmir; treasurer. Bro. (.:■. Latimer; conductor. Bro. S. G. Pudncy; warden. Bro. J. Duncan: R. and L.S. to 7\.G., Bros. ,1. Carmiehiiel and R. Murray: L.S.b.. Bro. W. T. Cattkott; R.S. to Y.G., Bro. Groom: guardian. Bro. .T. C. r i.v=on: chaplain Uro. ft M-Kinlev, sen. The installing officer I Bro. J. H. Hinton) expressed Ins pleasure at once ae-ain having the opportunity afforded him of" installing the olhcers of T*o. 1 Locke. He nrccd them to vise their best efforts lor the progress of the lodge by prompt attention to business and the getting of new member?, as well as perfection in giving lectures and charges. Ho much regretted the absence of P.G. Hire Bro. Win. He id that evening, for whem he tendered an aooioev. He had pleasure m P.G. jewel to the retiring P. 0.. Bro. J. Carmichael. Ho trusted that tae jewel would, with its owner, be prommein and frequently iu sister lodga rooms, as well as in Pioneer. Bro. Carmichael thanked the loo>e for the jewel, and promised to hear in mind what the G.T. had said. -The newlyolectcd N.G. thanked the members ot .he lcd"e for bavin? placed him in the presiding chair, which he would do his best to l,h =alisfic'oi-i!v. Votes of thanks to the incalling officers and other visitors were cordiallv "tendered, to which, on behalt of Grand Lodge, Bro. J. H. Hinton, G.T.. responded. PG Bro. Hickman (Linden). A-t.- Bro. M'Lflan (Unitv). and P.G. Bio. Shepherd (Leith) also thanked the lodge, and all added their best wishes for a prosperous year. Th»ro was a goad attendance at Ruth LcKke on Thursday night, at Albany Street Half. The installation of tin? following ofttcen took pla'-e for the current te;m: N.G., Sister Lowe; V.G., Sister Wilson: treasure-, Sister Runciman; secretary. Sister J'ilh"-: P.N.G., Sister Gibson: chaplain. Si-ier Kirkbv. warden. SUtcr Jennings; conductor, Sisicr Kilpatrick; EG., Sister M--\rtt"ir- Sisters Brown. Keirt. Lon- a:td Low. The G.L. was represented bv Bros. Reid, Miller, and Wilkinson, assisted by Sisters Lumi and Kuncmiau. Ine balan-o-3hcet showed good progress vlvtrmi; the terra ovei which Sister Gibson had so ai>H- presided. There were several sisters cresent. Sisters Keinnitz and liawn rebonded on their bebalf to the vote o: ; thimks. .
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I.O.O.F., Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915