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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84

Second Day

Second Day.

Devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. Bennett. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed.

A discussion as to the official organ of the Union took place, Mrs. H. Snow speaking in favour of the Sentinel, and Mrs. C. Fulton in favour of the Leader. The matter was adjourned till the 25th instant.

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The Recording Secretary read the reports from the Local Unions.

The President gave an account of her tour through both Islands, stating that she had travelled 1,900 miles since she was chosen President, and had formed seven fresh Unions, and spoke of the flourishing condition of the various Unions, trusting that in the coming year many more might be added.

After devotional exercise the meeting adjourned till 2.30 p.m.

The convention resumed business at 2.30. After devotional exercise, the following members were elected as Superintendents of Departments :—

Mrs. A. Dudley Ward, Evangelistic Work; Mrs. G. Clark, Legislation and Petitions; Mrs. Hinton, Social Purity; Mrs. May, Hygiene; Mrs. H. Snow, Influencing the Press; Mrs. E. E. Packe, Unfermented Wine; Mrs. C. Fulton, Juvenile Work; Mrs. J. Plimmer, Gaol Work; Miss Sorley, Young Women's Work; Mrs. Brame, Inebriate Home Work; Mrs. Paterson, Work among Young Women.

Mrs. G. Clark read a paper on " Cooking."

It was resolved not to support grocers holding spirit licenses.

Mrs. E. E. Packe read a paper on " Unfermented Wine."

It was resolved that the next Convention be held at Christchurch.

After the doxology and benediction, the meeting adjourned.