A POPULAR POSTMASTER.
SEND-OFF TO MR WYLIE. On Wednesday evening the parishioners of Port Chalmers Anghcan Church tendered a farewell social to Mr and Mrs J. T. Wylie and family, who depart shortly for the North Island. During tho evening Mr Wylio was presented with a case of pipes and a gold-mounted tobacco pouoh, and Mrs Wylie was presented with a silver-backed hair-brush. Tho presentation was made by tho Vicar (Mr Goertz), who referredVn appreciative torms to the good work done by Mr Wylio during ihis term of office as vestryman. The Vicar's remarks were endorsed by Messrs Donald and Liley, and..were fittingly responded to by Mr Wylie. -
kvst evening tho members of tho Port Chalmers Bowling Oub met in tho Port Chalmers Hotel to mako a presentation to Mr Wylie, who has acted as secretary of tho olub for a number of years. Mr N. Dodds occupied the chair, and there were about 50 gentlemen present.
In proposing the health of tho guest, Mr Dodds stated thai Mr Wylie had been promoted to tho position of postmaster at Mar-ton, and whilst heartily congratulating him upon his well-earned promotion, he grieved- to realise that Mr Wylie was about to leavo them. An ardent " sport," goodhumoured and tactful, ho was ever ready to sacrifice himself for the benefit of others. Tho citizens, of Port Chalmers always regarded him as an ■ asset. In his capacity as postmaster he was always obliging and approachable. During his _ long service at Port Chalmers he (the chairman) had never heard anyone make a disparaging remark about their esteeraed i guest, whose departure was causing quite a feeling of sadness. On behalf of- tho Bowling Club, Mr -Dodds requested Mr Wylio to accept a cabinet of cutlery as a token of esteem tad warm friendship from the members, who appreciated the recipient as a most worthy citizen, and one of the most able secretaries the club ever liad.—(Loud applause.) Tho Chairman's euloghim was warmly endorsed by Messrs D. Ovcnden, J. Mill, J. Gray, G. E. Booth, J. Mathews, J. Donald, and others, the toast of the evening being honoured with enthusiasm.
In responding, Mr Wylie said he had difficulty in adequately expressing his feelings. Such service as he and Mrs Wylio had rendered the olub had been freely given because the members were worthy of it. He thought the flattering romarks of tho various speakers were hardly deserved, but such service as he had rendered the club had been a labour of love. Ho urged a greater enthusiasm amongst members in order to keep the Port Chalmers Club well to tho front in the bowling world. He cordially thanked tho donors for their valuable gift, which would always remind him of many happy yeara spent amongst tho bowlers and many other warm friends in Port Chalmers. Songs were sung during the evening by Messrs Do Maus, Ovendcn, and Thomson, and the company dispersed after singing " Auld lamr syne," and with three hearty cheers for Mr and Mrs Wylio and.family.
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A POPULAR POSTMASTER., Otago Daily Times, Issue 15658, 10 January 1913
A POPULAR POSTMASTER. Otago Daily Times, Issue 15658, 10 January 1913
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