Kingscote Young Peoples Club

Kingscote Young People's Club

1931 At a meeting held in the Kingscote Methodist Church last Tuesday, it was decided to form a " Young People's Club. Officers elected : — F. Phillips, Chairman, M. Leopold, Secretary and Treasurer. Committee : — Misses D. Snelling, A.Frost, R. Clark, Messrs. S. Uren, L. Potter. Miss Doris Snelling kindly placed her piano for the Clubs use — a gener ous act much appreciated by club members. It was decided that meetings be held fortnightly. Candidates for membership to be nominated by at least two members, and vote of club taken. All members to be prepared to contribute to evenings entertainment. All members to accept parts as allotted by committee. Decided that as soon as club's funds permit, to issue a distinctive badge to club members. Any member absent for three consecutive meetings be asked to return badge to club. Membership fee threepence per fortnight. For next meeting Tuesday Nov. 3rd, which will be held in Kingscote Methodist Church, an interesting and varied programme has been arranged.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 24 October 1931, page 3

1931 A very enjoyable evening was spent on Tuesday evening when the members of the Club arranged, and carried out a very successful wedding, with a wedding breakfast and toasts to follow. The whole thing was carried out in proper style, the exponents dressing for their parts and carrying them out exceedingly well. Those taking the prominent part being Bride, Elsie Holland ; Groom, Frank Chapman, Minister, Lance Potter ; Bestman, Stan Uren ; Brides Maids, Gladys Cook, Dona Snelling and Myrtle Clark ; Groomsmen, Melville Leopold and Frank Turner ; Brides Parents, Alice Frost and Kitch Potter; Grooms Parents, Molly Smith and Howard Wheaton. The wedding was a total success, even to the bride being late, and the bestman losing the ring. The Minister made a very good job of it with the Bride and Groom blushing all the while. After the weddingg, the happy couple and their attendants and friends sat down to a well furnished table, which was provided by the young ladies of the club for the occasion. The toasts went off in fine style, and after they had finished, the happy couple and their attendants went for their honeymoon, while the others cleared the hall ready for a dance, which followed until 11 o'clock. The 31 members present enjoyed themselves immensely and are all looking forward to our next evening on December 1st, when members will contribute a small paper on the various items found in the weeks newspapers.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 21 November 1931, page 3


Sir, — The Kingscote Young People's Club is conducting an Ugly Man competition with the object of raising funds for the installation of an electric light plant at the District Nursing Home, in conjunction with other efforts, now being made for the same purpose. The competition being con ducted by the club is solely for the purpose of providing a lighting plant, and is in no way intended to help in paying tbe running expanses of the hospital. The plant when installed will be a capital asset to the hospital and therefore the hospital being public property, to the whole district, I think most people will agree with me that at present the light provided is quite inadequate. There ia actually no system installed, only kerosene lamps being provided and in the case of an operation involving anesthetics these are unsafe to use, ether being highly inflammable. This means that should such an operation have to be performed at night, electric torches, most unreliable and unsuit able things at the best of times, would have to be used, with conse quent risk to the patient. In asking the public to support the competition I would stress the fact that the pro posed lighting scheme is in no sense a luxury, and that without it the hospital is only partially capable of fulfilling the purpose for which it was built. I am, etc., G. H. AYLIFFE, Hon Sec K.Y. P.C.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 9 September 1933, page 2

1933 Kingscote Young Peoples Club.

The above Club held it regular meeting at the District Hall on Tuesday evening, December 5th., when it was decided, by vote, that the Club should go into recess indefinitely, on account of the attendance being insufficiently large. It was decided that the balance of the funds should be handed to Mr W. W. Cook to enable him to renew the stock of community song books which have been used by the Club for the past two years. During the remainder of the evening readings were given by Mr T. Waller, (visitor) and a vote of thanks to him was passed by the members.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 16 December 1933, page 2