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Annual report of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association for the year ending April 25, 1910 with report of annual meeting held April 25, 1910

[Annual report of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association for the year ending April 25, 1910 with report of annual meeting held April 25, 1910],   pp. [unnumbered]-[125]


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8       Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association
On motion the report of the committee was adopted and
the secretary was instructed to east the ballot of the mem-
bers of the association for the persons named respectively
as officers of the association. The secretary having reported
the ballot cast, the     persons named were       declared duly
elected.
The following resolution offered by W. R. Bagley was
unanimously adopted by rising vote:
WHEREAS, John M. Olin, Fresident of this association from the time
of its organization, was compelled during the past year to resign that
position and to sever his official connection with this association; and
WHEREAS, the members of this association realize that the progress
and success of this association has been due principally to his efforts;
and
WHEREAS, gifts for the benefit of the city aggregating more thani
$250,000 have been secured largely through his personal solicitation
and in consequence of the confidence inspired by his management of
the association and his connection with it; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the members of the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive
Association, assembled in annual meeting, that we express and convey
to Mr. Olin in behalf of the city of Madison and the inhabitants
thereof, our deep sense of gratitude for the services which he has ren-
dered to our city by the work which he has taken up and accomplished
and that we express to him our profound sorrow and regret that it is
not possible for him longer to continue to be the active and guiding
spirit in the work so broadly planned and so successfully carried out
by him;
Resolved, further, that the secretary of the association be directed to
furnish Mr. Olin a copy of this resolution and that the resolution be
published in the annual report of the association and that it be spread
upon the records of the association.
The annual report of the directors was then read by the
secretary.
The paper upon "Parks and the City Plan" was pre-
sented by Mr. John Nolen.
Hon. B. H. Meyer spoke of "Children and the Parks."
Mr. Olin spoke of "The Future."
At the conclusion of Mr. Olin's address the following
resolution was offered by Ion. A. L. Sanborn:


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