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Friendly Societies

ODDFELLOWS, M.U., 1.0.0. F.

The .meeting of the Loyal Shamrock, Hose and Thistle Lodge .. was very well attended, visitors being present from Loyal Cavershani and St. George Lodges. The, Loyal Hearts, of Oak Female Lodge paid an official ' visit and were accorded a hearty reception. After the usual business had been dispensed with the Lodge adjourned for a few hours to cards and music, and a frui’t supper. The following contributed to the enjoyment of the evening : Bros. Clarke, Spratt, Todd, Irvine, Cook, Goldie, Edmond. N.G. Sister Eva Brass acted as accompanist, and also contributed a pianoforte selection. N.G. Bro. Irvine is to be congratulated on the success of the evening. N. G. Sister E. Brass (Hearts of Oak), G.M. Bro. Dow (St. George), and Bro. Sharpe (Loyal Caversham) responded to the toast of the evening.


The ordinary meeting of Court Star of the South, A.0.P., held in ■ the Foresters’ Hall, on Thursday evening. There was a large attendance of members, a s the official handbook notified an open night. It was -• decided to devote the evening to the Solution of a problem that was now a burning question with the United Otago Foresters, viz.. How to form a fund without increasing the contributions of members. There was great interest taken in the discussion, wherein several speakers explained their views. It was finally decided that P.C.R. Bro. Ward wopld write a paper on the subject, and the disr cusi'ion was adjourned until Juno 18th. There were seven new members initiated, and six candidates proposed. The C. R. Bro C. Patton, complimented the members on the interest they, were taking in the meetings and the energy shown by introducing new. members. The 83 rd anniversary will take place in Ashley's Hall next Wednesday, the 22nd, and as the tickets are being 'disposed of rapidly the social promises to be a great success. The mounted men in Robin Hoad uniform will meet at the Foresters Hall, in Xith street, at 2.80, when it is intended to have the group photographed. In the evening all Foresters are requested to meet at the hall at 7.30 to take part in the procession, which will be headed by the Municipal Band and horsemen and standard bearer®.


. The Acorn Hodge, No. 1, 'held their first open night this season in their hedge Room, Nith street, on the Bth May. ' The A.D., Bro. A. H. Stott, presided over a large gathering, and extended a hearty welcome to the visitors, especially' the ladies. and hoped they would all spend an enjoyable, evening with the Druids. Mr Dud in opened a musical programme with a pianoforte solo, and Miss Bartlett and Bro. T. Bartlett gave a duet, both items being' well received. Bro. T. Faith sang in his usual style. Air Donaldson obliged the company with a comic song, and had to respond to encores. A duet by Air and Airs .1 aquiery was well, rendered. Bro. Anderson recited '‘His Sweetest Flower,” and Bro Swan gave a comic song in first-class style. Airs A. Bartlett. Airs (3. Morgan, Bro. A. Alacklan and Bro. Watson also rendered items, which were applauded.

Light' refreshments were handed round by the social committee, who deserve great credit. Dancing - followed, 3ro. C. Chennells (violin), Bro. Bartlett (flu gel horn), and Mr Dudin (piano), being the musicians. The District President (Bro. F. C. Barham), moved that a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to the visitors —especially the ladies and the musicians—for the assistance they had rendered in malting,’the evening - most enjoyable. and hoped he would see them all at future gatherings. Ho also thanked the committee, and wished them success for the season. I.P.A. Bro. F. K. Goodwin seconded the. motion. and spoke at some length o'f the success of such gatherings, and on behalf of the Druids ho thanked them all. The A.D. Bro. A. H, Stott brought the evening to a close. “Auld Lang Sync)' was sung, and cheers given for the ladies and committee.

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Friendly Societies, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 7, 18 May 1907

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Friendly Societies Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 7, 18 May 1907

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