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Friendly Societies


The Acor n Lodge held their halfyearly installation of officers of the Lodge room, Kith street, on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., D.P. Bro. Barham conducting the ceremony in a most impressive manner. The following officers were installed for the ensuing term ;—J.P.A., Bro. A. H. Stott, A.D., Bro. A. Scott ; V.A., Bro. Me Culloch ; Secretary, Bro. Anderson (re-elected) ; treasurer, BroBarham (re-elected) ; 1.G., Bro. J. G Miller ; 0.G., Bro. C. Morgan ; A.B.D.’s Bros. G. E. McDermott, P.D.P., and F. E. Goodwin, P.A. D.A. Bros. Smith a nd Miles ; minute secretary, P.A. Bro- Cooke. There candidates were initiated. At the conclusion of the installation D-.P. Bro. Barham entertained the brethren at a smoke concert, which was largely attended, A.D. Bro- . Scott presiding. A toast list was duly honoured in the true Druidic style. The toast of the “King and Druids” conpled with the “Grand Lodge of Otago and Southland,” was proposed by the chairman. P.D.P. BroStrang, in responding, spoke at some length on the prosperity of the Acorn Lodge and their sound financial position, adding that during the last half year they have initiated 26 new members, and also added £l3O to the sick hind, and £SO to the incidental fund. Tie quoted some of the benefits to be derived by being a brother Druid, and especially mentioned the substantial death benefit n f£7o. D.P. Bro- Barham and P.A. Bro. Cooke also responded. The to a st of “The Officers” was proposed by P. A. Bro. Cooke, who congratulated the past offieers o» the able manner in which they carried out their duties, ahd hoped that the present officers would do likewise. The officers briefly responded. The toast of “Kindred Societies” w 7 as proposed by P.D.P. Bro. White, who spoke on the good feeling existing between the friendly societies, P.D.P. Bro. McDermott responding. The toast of “Our Host” (D.P. Bro. Barham), was proposed by P.D.P. Bro Strang, who congratulated the Lodge on having such an energetic officer, and hoped that he may bo long spared amongst them. D.P. Bro. Barham thanked the brethren for their kind remarks and good wishes. The toast Q f “The Visitors” was proposed by P.A. Bro. Anderson and was responded to by P.A. Bro. Preddy (Rangiora Lodge), P.A. Bro. Logie (Gore Lodge), and Bro. Grounds (Lindon Lodge, Dunedin). Bro. Barham here presented P.A. Bro. F. E. Goodwin with a handsome framed diploma, and congratulated him on having attained the position of P.A. Bro. Goodw n, in a few w'ell-chosen remarks, thanked the brethren for their presentation. Songs were rendered by Beos. Humphries, P.A. Maclean, Sw r an, Watt, Miles, Pomeroy, P.D.A. Bros. Fai’fti, P.A. Bro. Keen and J.P.A. Bro. Stott, which were all w'ell received. Bro. Grounds acted as musician. A very pleasant evening closed with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

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Friendly Societies, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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Friendly Societies Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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