Monthly Archives: April 2011
Was given the First Minute book of the Caledonian Society last night, William Adams was the Society historian for years, it was his wife that called me last night and told me about the Box of Society belongings.
The first page of the book :
Minites of metting held in the Office of McAllister & Mott. Back of Nova Scotia Building. Campbellton N.B. on the evening of Friday the Forth day of November 1898
On Motion duly seconded and carried. Question McAllister M.P was appointed chairman.Our motion duly seconded and carried. Question Montgomery was appointed secretary. The Chairman then explained that this meeting was called for the purpose of organizing a society of persons of Scottish birth and descent.
After some discussion the secretary submitted a constitution and by laws prepared for the purpose of organizing the purposed and moved that “we do now proceed to organize a Society of persons of Scottish Birth and Decent to be called “Caledonian Society of Restigouche” for the purpose of offering relief and assistance to distressed Scotchmen and Decedents, and for the purpose of maintaining a Social and Friendly intercourse among its members, and to further and interest in the History, ____ and Traditions of Scotland” Which motion having been duly seconded by Archibald McKenzie M.P.P was first to the meeting and noncontroversial carried.
Our motion duly second it was recorded to adopt the draft constitution and by laws submitted for the organisation proposes only and to appoint a committee of three to draw up and submit a regular constitution and set of by laws for the new Society.
The Chairperson appointed as said committee Archibald McKenzie, Dr P.W Hall and the Secritary.
The following persons that submitted there intentions of joining the Society : John McAllister,___ Montgomery, Dr A.P Crockett,Dr P.W Hall,D.J Bruce,John Miller,H.P Harquis,W.J Jardine, G.K Le Praike,Donald Macbeth ,Archibald McKenzie ,Rev A.f Carr, A.E.G McKenzie,A__ McDonald, Mac Kendrick,R.B Macbeth,Geo Moffat,W.G Fraser and Edward Macral.
upon Motion duly seconded and carried it was recorded to forward to the election of Officers of the society:
The following officers were then dully nominated and elected.
President John Mc Allister M.P
Vice President Archibald McKenzie M.P.P
Chaplin Rev A.F Carr
Treasurer A.Mc G McDonald
Secretary ____ Montgomery
Marshall A.D MacKendrick
upon motion duly seconded it was resolved that the President and secretary be authorized to receive and enroll new members until St Andrews day___ ___ ___.
The President then appointed the following Committees:
Sick visiting Committee: rev A.F Carr, Dr A.P Crockett,Dr P.W Hall,D.F Bruce,W.G Fraser.
Constitutional committee: Archibald McKenzie,A.D Mc Kendrick,W.G Fraser,W.J Jardine, A.E.G Mc Kenzie.
Upon motion duly seconded the secretary and treasurer were authorized to procure the books required for their respective offices.
The matter of the celebration of St Andrew day was discussed and left for further consideration.
Upon motion duly seconded it was resolved that this meeting adjourned until Friday evening__ at 8 O’clock.
New’s flash Lost informashion has surfaced from the Caledonian Society of Restigouche.
I will be picking up the First Minute’s book from 1898 and other Memorabilia tomorrow.