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Our second extract from 100 years ago in the Reform Club minutes focus on the election of committee officers. Barnes would go on to fight in the First World War but appears to have returned alive.
[6 May 1914]
Minutes of General Committee meeting held May 6th 1914 Mr David Smith in the chair
That the minutes of the previous [meeting] be passed, as read
That the accounts for the month as presented be paid
That the nominations be accepted as members of the club
That the following members constitute the House Committee,
Messrs Ashton, Wragg, Foers, Jennett, Heeley, Fisher, Madeley, Stringfellow, Robertson and Hobson
That the whole of the Committee comprise the Political Committee
That the Recreation [Committee be] formed of two representatives from each Committee along with their respective Secretaries.
That the Social Club Committee consist of the following members
Messrs Honeyball, Barnes, Fretwell, Ledger, Howarth, Foers, Blagden, Madeley, Nichols, Knight & A Crapper
That the Billiard Committee be made up of the following members
Messrs Howarth, Foers, Barnes, Blagden, Fretwell, Madeley, Ledger, F Morton, Stringfellow & Knight
That the following members form the Whist Drive Committee
Messrs Fretwell, Jennett, Barnes, Crapper
That the Emergency Committee be made up as follows
Messrs Wragg, Jennett, Smith, Honeyball, Howarth & Hobson
That the quota from the general Committee to the Angling Society be
Messrs Crapper, Fretwell, Stringfellow, Fisher, Barnes & Ledger
That the members on the Floral Society Committee be
Messrs Smith, Fisher, Ashton, Stringfellow, Morton, Robertson,Hobson & Bowers
That the 19th of May (Tues) be granted for an open night
That an all round match be arranged for June 2nd (Whit Tuesday), to celebrate the winning of the Billiard Shield & Chess Trophy, the following members to carry out arrangements for same
Messrs Honeyball, Howarth, Jennett, Foers, Smith, Barnes, Ledger, Knight, Holroyd, Jarvis, A Jennett be asked to act as Secretary.
With a vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding the meeting closed
[signed] Arthur Wragg