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Court Star of the South have to report a good attendance of members at its customary meeting held on Thursday week. The Woodwards gave a very gratifying report concerning the state of the sick upon the funds of the Court. There arc at present only two members 1 in receipt of sick pay. The Court has been fortunate in that direction this year, for the sick and funeral fund for the past six months showed a credit balance of £l4B Is Bd. It was decided to issue a challenge to the Shamrock, Rose, and Thistle Lodge, M.U. Order, for a euchre match on the evening of 3rd October. The suggestion that a concert bo given to the inmates at Lorne Farm by the Court was given effect to, and most likely the concert will eventuate on the 20th of this month. An invitation from the Druids for the C.R. to reprerent the Court at their anniversary gathering was received. The C.R. will not be able to attend, and P.C.R. Bro. Sorenson was asked to attend. The management fund of Court Awarua at the Bluff was assisted by the Court purchasing 18 tickets for their approaching social. Three new- candidates were proposed and five initiated into the mysteries of Forestry. This brings the total of new members admitted during the current year up to 80., It is worthy of note that no special inducements have been hefd out to the members to increase the membership by means of prizes, etc. The pure love of Forestry and the advancement of the Order being the permeating influences. The C.R., Bro. Raton, promised ‘o prepare some notes on the Widows and Orphans’ Fund for next meeting. The cribbage tournament for which a handsome pipe and woollen rug are donated for prizes, was continued. Bro. Parker has the lead at present, with Bros. Stuck and Doogin not far behind. This tournament will be terminated next night. On Wednesday night the members of the Court met in a friendly contest with the members of the Loyal St. Georgoj Lodge (Oddfellows) at cards. The match resulted in a draw, 42 games each. P.P.N.Gr. Bro. A. Todd presided, and at the conclusion of the game, thanked the Foresters for their attendance, and referred to the closer affinity of the Lodges at the present day. S.C. Bro. McNally, in the unavoidable absence oi the C.R,, thanked the OddePlows for the manner in which, the,-.- nad treated them, and called upon the members to give their "Foresters’ Fire’’ under the direction qf P.C.R. Samson. After three cheers had been given by the respective lodges the members dispersed.

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Foresters., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 14 September 1907

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Foresters. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 14 September 1907

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