February 10th, 1915

Council Meeting held Wednesday February 10th 1915 at 7 pm.

Present Miss Emily Cox (chair), Miss Basnett, Miss Malpas, Miss Purcell, Mr. E. Watson (Clothiers Secretary), Mr. H.V. Herford.

Apologies. Apologies of absence were received from Mrs. Ashwell Cooke, Mrs. J. J. Findlay, Mr. H.V. Roe.

Minutes. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and passed.

Arising out of the minutes Miss Cox reported having seen the Lord Mayor who insisted on giving tea at the Annual Meeting.

Mr. Herford reported that Mrs. Aldridge had written agreeing that her last month’s salary should appear in the Annual Report as a special donation.

Annual Meeting. It was reported that the twentieth annual meeting had been held in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall on February 9th at 3.30. The Lord Mayor presiding. The Annual Report was presented by Miss Emily Cox and Mr. Herford. Its adoption was moved by the Lord Mayor and seconded by Mrs. Bruce Glasier. The election of Council officers was moved by Mr. William Marsland and seconded by the Right Rev. Monsignor Poock. A vote of thanks to the Lord Mayor and speakers was moved by Mr. P.M. Oliver and seconded by Councillor James Johnston. The meeting was very well attended.

Election of Chairman. The Chairman (Miss Emily Cox) was re-elected for the coming year. Moved by Miss Basnett and seconded by Mr. Herford.

Finance. The Treasurer made a financial statement.

Sub-Committee. The Sub-Committee minutes were read. It was reported that an advance on piece rates had been obtained at Messrs. Brownson’s, Hyde, as the result of two interviews with the firm and Mr. Watson, the Clothiers Secretary, assisted by the Secretary of the Council.

It was reported that a meeting had been held in the office for Humphrey’s Blouse hands, Councillor Geo. Fitt had spoken and roused great enthusiasm.

English Class. It was reported that the Joint Committee English Class had held a very successful social evening.

Emily Cox

March 10 1915.