Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society.
On Tuesday evening, the fourth annual meeting of the above society was held in the Wellington Hall, Queen Street. The chair was occupied by the president, Mr. Councillor Hirst. The Secretary (Mr. Henry Kaye) read the report, which showed that the receipts from all sources amounted to £12,253 9s. 11d., being an average of more than £1,000 per month. The chairman proposed the adoption of the report, and the motion was seconded by Mr. Gill, and carried unanimously. Mr. Brook moved that the following gentlemen till up the vacancies of directors for the ensuing year :— Messrs. J.E. Webb, Josh. Sykes, Wm. Fawcett, and Thomas Armitage, which was seconded by Mr. Wood, and carried. Mr. Dixon proposed that Mr. W.E. Thomas and Mr. David Johnstone be elected auditors for the next year, which was seconded by Mr. Crowther and carried. Mr. Jonas Craven, the society's solicitor, made a few excellent observations in reply to a question asked by one of the members with regard to the Act of Parliament, under which the society was enrolled, and ho showed the advantages which might be derived from the society both by borrowers and investors, as protection was given by the Friendly Societies Act to the funds of the members. Mr. Kirk, the surveyor, with Messrs. Crosland, Stuttard, Smeeton and Vickerman, (directors) addressed the shareholders upon the advantages the society possess over ordinary Money Clubs, and they hoped to see its benefits extended. Votes of thanks were awarded to the President, Trustees, Directors and Auditors, for their past services, and acknowledged in suitable terms by the chairman.