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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

ANNUAL REPORT 1897

SCOTTISH VEGETARIAN SOCIETY.
Athenaeum, St. George's Place, Glasgow.
Established 1892.

Hon. President
Rev. H. J. WILLIAMS, Rector of Kinross.

Hon. Vice-Presidents:
Hon. Mrs. BRUCE, Arbroath.
J. GORDON DOUGLAS, Esq., Edinburgh.
Mrs. JOHN SMITH, Bothwell.

President:
H. S. BATHGATE, Mount Vernon.

Vice-Presidents:
W. J. BEGG, Glasgow.
JAS. GREENSHIELDS, Baillieston.
Mrs. A. S. HUNTER, Bridge-of-Allan.
L. McCARTNEY, Glasgow.
JOHN McFADYEAN, Irvine.

Committee
T. DUNLOP. : Mr. and Mrs. J. HUTCHINSON.
DAVID DUNN. : GEORGE KELLY.
Mrs. GREENSHIELDS. : J. C. MITCHELL.
R. K. GAULL. : Mr. and Mrs. J. A. RAMIAT.
Mr. and Mrs. D. HUTCHISON. : C. G. STEUART.
A. C. THOMSON.

Representative on V.F.U. Committee - Mr. C. W. FORWARD.

Hon. Joint Secretaries and Treasurers:
JOHN P. ALLAN and WM. SCOTT.

Our Committee has been divided up into sub-committees, viz - Social Committee ; Finance Committee Literary Committee and a Ladies' Committee is in process of formation.

The Social Committee is to look after halls and rooms when required, get up social meetings, secure lecturers, promote cookery classes, etc.

The Literary Committee is to revise everything published in the name of the Society, furnish reports to the press, and look after the diffusion of information generally.

It has issued a circular to members asking them to help by delivering lectures and essays when occasions offer, and it intends to do this annually.

It is binding a number of sets of selected pamphlets to lay on Institute reading room tables, and to lend to inquirers.

It proposes to issue a general injunction to members to consider it their duty to get well informed on the subject, and write to the press when opportunity arises.
Judicious advertising will also be resorted to. Each Committee, when it has wrought up and decided upon any course of action, is to submit its proposals to the general committee for approval.

We held our Annual Dinner on 19th March, 1897, at which 130 were present. We got more widely reported in the press, and much more sympathetically than heretofore.

At the opening meeting of the present session we presented an address to Mr. John Barclay, on the occasion of his leaving for Jamaica, for his zeal as Secretary, since the start of this Society, and for his feats as a vegetarian athlete, he having won nearly 100 prizes as a foot-runner, including the half-mile Amateur Championship of Scotland.

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