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PAENGAROA-TE PUKE RACING CLUB
1931

The following is taken from the Bay of Plenty Times of Saturday 31 January 1931.

PAENGAROA – TE PUKE RACING CLUB - RACE MEETING ON MARCH 23.

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.

New Members:
Messrs M STEWART, N GRAFAS, L BOOKER and F E GEMMING were elected members of the Club.

Balance Sheet:
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.
President: Innes VERCOE
Vice-Presidents: J E ALEXANDER and G MENDS
Secretary: H CUFF
Timekeeper: J A JORDAN (Tauranga)
Judge: G MENDS
Starter: Mr VINCENT
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.

Committee Meeting:
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
Blackboard: G SIMPSON


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