AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING.
A crowded meeting was held in the Cit.y Council Chambers last night to on'sider the formation of a branch of the Women's National Reserve. The proceedings, which were enthusiastic iv every way, were presided over by Mrs W. Look."
Mrs Sadlier spoke of the extent to which women in tho Old Country are doing work that was previously done b\ men, thus assisting to release men for the war. The method of organising the Women's. Reserve was explained by Mrs Porter. ■ „ A . An address on the objects of the movement was given by Mrs Lock, who read a report of Mr Lloyd George's reply to a large boby of women who waited upon him in London and offered their services in meeting the national crisis. T , It was decided to form a Nelson branch of the Women's National Reservo, and the following officers were elected:— Honorary president, Mrs badlier- president, Mrs Lock; secretary, 31iss Mellett; executive Mesdames C. J Harlev, Sidford, Buchanan, C. Graham, and Richmond Fell, and Miss Richmond. , An ci rolling committee was arranged for, with Mr*. (Dr.) Lucas at its head. It was divided into sections, as follows: The Wood: Mrs. Cresswell, Misses Coster, Capper and Anderson, Brook street: Mesdames I'red. Hamilton and Brundell. Hampden street: Mrs. R. Allan, Misses Sclanders, Cock, Widdowson. and Maginnity. Waimea road: Misses Blackett and
Wilton. . Vanguard street: Miss Plo. Richmond. • _, ... Washington Valley: Mns. Philip; Moore and Miss Grace. ; City: Mesdames Hedges, Washbourn, V'ining and Eastcott, Misses W:astney and Bair-rJjer. , Tory street, Cleveland road, and Maitai: Mrs. C. Hamilton.- ! About 70 active and honorary members were enrolled in the rcoin. _ !
It is intended to hold meetings in different parts of the city in order, to arouse further interest in the movement, and make its purposes better known, and these meetings will be supplemented by a house-to-house canvass for additional members. Requests, have already been received from Stoke, Richmond^ Hope and other districts that steps may be taken to form branches of the Women's Reserve there, and these requests will be complied with as soon as possible. Mrs. Porter was warmly thanked for her attendance, and a vote of thanks was also accorded to the chairwoman.