Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3
Auckland, 20 August, 1889
The annual meeting of the members of the Auckland Branch of the N.Z.T.A. was held-on Saturday evening, August 17. The President (Mr W. J. McDermott) occupied the chair, supported by the Vice-President (Mr T. S. Gibbins). There was an unusually large attendance of members, owing chiefly, no doubt, to the fact that part of the evening's business was to elect officers for the Executive Council of New Zealand, which is to be located in Auckland for the next twelve months, and in which so much interest is taken. The annual report and balance-sheet were read and adopted, showing matters in connexion with the Society to be on a good sound basis, and having a substantial balance with which to commence the new year. The election of officers then took place and resulted in the re-election of Messrs W. J. McDermott and F. Christmas as President and Secretary respectively, with Mr J. Turner as Vice-President. Officers for the Executive Council were elected as follows:—President, Mr M. Connolly, Herald; Vice-President, Mr J. Carnahan, Star; Secretary, Mr W. Jennings, Star. Matters relating to loans, &c, also suggestions upon the new rules of the Australian Union were relegated to a committee to report upon. The customary votes of thanks to the outgoing officers brought to a close one of the most enthusiastic meetings of the printing profession.