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LEDBURY Altb DISTRICT AIR-RIFLEI…

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IGLOUCESTER CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY.

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NATIONAL DEPOSIT FRIENDLY SOCIETY. Divisional Annual Meeting. j The annual meeting of the Gloucester Division (of which the Ledbury Branch forms a part) of the National Deposit Friendly Society was held in the Raikes' Memorial Schools on Saturday afternoon, when there was an attend- ance of 17 members of the Divisional Committee and 80 delegates from 35 districts in the area of administration. The reports presented showed that satisfactory progress had been maintained, and official assurances were forthcoming that the position of the Society in regard to the working of the Insurance Act was absolutely sound financially. Mr j £ H Spring, Chairman of the Division, was in the chair, supported by Councillor W J Merrett, of Cheltenham, and Mr W T Collett, the Divisional Secretary. The 45th annual report of the Society was presented, showing that during the year 42,192 benefit members were admitted to the deposit section, and, after allowing for deaths, with- drawals, and lapses, there was a net increase of 17,205, the total strength on December 31st being 347,464, as compared with 330,259 the previous year. Sixty-six new districts were opened, 27 closed, the number at the end of the year being 2,198. In the State section 45,391 members were admitted, the approximate membership' being 414,975. The sickness experienced was 205,435 weeks, an average of 3.54 days, compared with 2.54 in the previous year. The amount paid out in sickness was 2127,500, EW,198 for medical attendance, £ 2,187 for old-age pay, und £ 3,851 for grace pay. Members deposited £ 126,136 and with- drew £ 126,170, the total amount standing to their credit being 51,284,135. A sum of £ 29,818 had been advanced on members' mortgage, and 875 new policies for assurance were issued, the, total amount of assurance being £ 81,000. The reports were adopted.

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