Hawke's Bay Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand,
Napier, H.B. Founded 1874.
President: I. J. Pohlen, M.A.
Acting Hon. Secretary: C. F. H. Pollock.
The Council submits the seventy-first Annual Report, for the year ended 31st December, 1944.
In view of the difficult times, activities of the Society have again been much restricted.
The Annual Meeting was held on September 29, 1944.
The Statement of Accounts showed a credit balance of £17 9s 6d, Assets (including Library) were £1,085 17s 7d, and liabilities, nil.
The membership stands at 54—comprising 10 new members and 6 resignations occasioned by departure from the district. The death of Mr. T. H. Lowry was recorded with much regret after a membership of 44 years.
Additions to the Library include: The Menace of Soil Erosion, Monthly Science News (London), The Periodical (Oxford University Press), Times Educational Supplement, and three bound volumes of Nature (1943–44).
A paper entitled “The Genus Radula,” by Mrs. E. A. Hodgson (Wairoa), was submitted and approred for publication in the Transactions.