PAENGAROA-TE PUKE RACING CLUB
The following is taken from the Bay of Plenty Times of Saturday 31 January 1931.
The annual meeting of the Paengaroa-Te Puke Racing Club was held at Te Puke on the 23rd inst. Mr Innes VERCOE (President) in the chair.
Messrs M STEWART, N GRAFAS, L BOOKER and F E GEMMING were elected members of the Club.
The balance sheet, which showed a very satisfactory state of affairs was presented by the Secretary and was unanimously adopted.
Election of Officers:
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
|Patron:||Mr C E MACMILLAN, M.P.|
|Vice-Presidents:||J E ALEXANDER and G MENDS|
|Timekeeper:||J A JORDAN (Tauranga)|
|Assistant Starters:||W GILMORE and H INNES|
|Clerk of Course:||J PURSLEY|
|Handicapper:||J E ALEXANDER|
|Clerk of Scales:||Messrs CHESTER and DELANEY|
|Stewards:||J BROWN, W WICKHAM, J P RYAN, J L P HARRIS, W BIRD, G CAWTE, A GORDON, G SIMPSON.|
|Committee:||C CHESTER, L BOOKER, M STEWART, J P RYAN, N GRAFAS, W WICKHAM, W BIRD, F E GEMMING, A SOMERS, E HARGREAVES, G SIMPSON, J COURTENAY, C CHESTER, H E BUTCHER, A GORDON, G CAWTE, T E CONWAY, W PILCHER, A THOMAS, J PURSLEY, W O KNIGHT, L HARRIS, J BOYES, J MAHONEY, J T ECCLETON, A JAMIESON, M G CRUICKSHANK.|
|Course Committee:||Messrs DELANEY, G MENDS, W GILMORE.|
|Hon Surgeons:||Drs McRAE and RANDELL.|
Date of Race Meeting:
The matter of holding the race meeting on Monday March 23rd, came up for discussion. Members thought that as Tauranga was holding its meeting on Saturday March 21, and Opotiki on Thursday March 26, it would be advisable to hold the local meeting on the Monday March 23. It was resolved that nominations close on March 18 and acceptances on March 21. The proposal that a trotting event be included in the programme was considered, and after discussion it was decided to adhere to last years programme and to add a saddle trot event ( 1½ miles) for a stake of £15.
At a meeting of the committee held subsequently the following appointments were made;
|Judical Committee:||I VERCOE, J E ALEXANDER, J MAHONEY, W WICKHAM|
|Horse Stewards:||W WICKHAM, W BIRD, G CAWTE|
|Enclosure:||M G CRUICKSHANK, J BOYES, J CONWAY|
|Race Cards:||A GORDON|
|Parking:||M STEWART, P TAPSELL|
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