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Sick Benefit Societies

The Argus, 27th January 1893

Local Intelligence
A sick benefit society has been formed in connection with the P.S.A., and members can be enrolled next Tuesday evening at 7.30, at the Congregational School, Rushden. Age 16 to 50. Sick pay 10s. per week; divide surplus at Christmas. Further particulars from Rev. M. E. Parkin.

[further on in the same newspaper]
Sick Benefit Society—A well-attended meeting was held in the Congregational Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, to take into consideration the formation of an Auxiliary Sick Benefit Society.

It was decided to commence at once, and a committee was appointed to draw up rules, &c., and submit them to the first meeting of members on Tuesday next.

Members are to be admitted from 16 to 50, and the sick pay 10s. per week.

A large number are joining, many of whom are not in any other club.

Rushden Echo, 22nd December 1905, transcribed by Kay Collins

Sick Benefit Society at Rushden - Messrs John Cave and Sons Employees
The annual meeting of the members of Messrs John Cave and Sons’ Employees’ Sick Benefit Society was held at the BWTA Hall last (Wednesday) night, Mr Paul Cave presiding.

The balance sheet showed the receipts for the year ending Nov 30 to be £194 3s 5½d, including members’ contributions £155 2s 3½d. Sick pay absorbed £56 10s and funeral claims £5. The sum of £85 12s 6d was devoted to dividend—103 members at 10s 6d each, 31 at 7/6 each, 81 at 5s, 17 at 2/6 and 2 at 1/3. £10 is placed to the reserve fund and a balance of £29 0s 1½d is carried forward to next year’s account.

The balance sheet, which was considered highly satisfactory, was passed.

Mr Mitchell, one of the auditors spoke of the excellent way in which the books had been kept.

All the officers were re-elected as follows:- President, Mr Paul Cave; vice-presidents, Messrs Amos Cave, Arthur Cave, Fred Cave, and John Cave; treasurer, Mr F C Woodward; secretary, Mr C White; auditors, Mr S Mitchell and Mr Walter Knight.

The sick list has been very favourable, the average being 4 days 16 hours per member.

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