12 November 1835, page 2
We beg to remind the members of the St Andrew’s Society that the November quarterly meeting will be held at Rasco’s Hotel, this evening, at seven o’clock. As the election of office-bearers for the ensuing year, by the Rules of the Society is appointed for this general meeting, a numerous assembly of members is expected.
We are glad to find the example shown by Montreal in the formation of the St Andrew’s Society, followed in different parts of the two provinces. Already we have recorded the proceedings of the sons of Scotia resident in Quebec and Niagara; we have now the pleasure of directing attention to the following proceedings by which it will be observed that a St Andrew’s Society has been established for the Newcastle District in the upper province.
At a numerous meeting of gentlemen held at Piper’s Hotel Grafton on Friday 30th October, favourable to the formation of a St Andrew’s Society in the district.
John Steele Esq of Colborne being called to the Chair, and Mr John Irvine of Coburg appointed secretary, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved that in the opinion of this meeting, it is expedient to form a St Andrew’s Society for benevolent purposes
Resolved that the society be called “The District of Newcastle St Andrew’s Society.”
Resolved that a committee of eight be appointed to draft rules and regulations for the government of the society, and that they be empowered to receive the names of such individuals as may be inclined to become members – four of whom to form a quorum.
Resolved that the following gentlemen constitute the committee: Messrs John Steele, Dugald Campbell, John Taylor, Alexander Jack, John Irvine, David Brodie, Kenneth Mackenzie and Capt John Macdonald.
Resolved that a public meeting of the society be held at Grafton on Monday 16th November next at three o’clock pm to receive the report of the committee to adopt rules and regulations for the constitution of the society, and to elect office-bearers for the ensuing year – and that a notice be given in the Cobourg papers of the same.
Resolved – that the editors of the Cobourg papers be requested to publish the foregoing resolutions.
John Steele, Chairman
John Irvine, Secretary
Grafton, 30th October 1835.