Windsor Castle Chapter No 252 - Report: 01st Feb 2018
On Thursday 1st February 2018, the Inspector General and the District Recorder attended the meeting held at the Masonic Hall, Church Lane, Windsor. There were some 34 in attendance, including a good number of guests.
Following the opening of the Chapter, Ill\Bro. M Weeden 32°, delivered a moving Eulogy in respect of a dear departed Ill\Bro. Doug Sulley 30°, who passed to the Grand Chapter above on 26th January 2018.
Ill\Bro. P Davey 30° proposed the minutes of the meeting held on 4th November 2017, be confirmed as a true record. This was seconded by E & P Bro. N Coleman 18° and carried by the members.
The MWS invested the following Officer who was unavoidably absent at the Enthronement meeting
Stewards E & P Bro. C Woodley 18°.
Rev’d D Joynes, was then Perfected into the Order, in a very fine ceremony, performed by the MWS, E & P Bro. P Sands 18°, most ably assisted by Ill\Bro. P Davey 30°, Reception to the Intermediate Degrees, Ill\Bro. Dr. R Neale 30°, the Intermediate Degrees and E & P Bro. Dr. N Coleman 18° Explanation of the Collar, Signs and Words
A ballot was held in respect of W.Bro. Wg. Cdr. G Mitchell OBE, as a Candidate for Perfection, proposed by the MWS, E & P Bro. P Sands 18° and seconded by, the Prelate, Ill\Bro. L Langley 30°, which proved successful.
The Almoner presented his report, following which the Alms were collected.
On the Risings, the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received since the last meeting. This sadly included notice of three resignations, E & P Bros.
S Burton 18°, C Tormey 18° and M Beale 18°.
The Third Point was conducted by the MWS following which he closed the Chapter.
The evening was concluded with yet another excellent and harmonious meal at the Castle Hotel.