Wallingford Castle Chapter No 1165 - Report: 17th Mar 2018
The meeting was held at the Wallingford Masonic Centre, with 21 Brethren in attendance, including the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33° . There were 2 guests, including Ill\Bro. Anthony McGahan 32° of Coeur de Lion Chapter No 105 (who became a Joining Member) and Ill\Bro. Richard Orton 31° of Windsor Castle Chapter No 252.
Ill\Bro.Raymond Head 32°, acted as Prelate, Ill\Bro. Tony McGahan 32° acted as Second General, E& P Bro. Ted Lewis 18° acted as Recorder, E & P Bro. Clive Blackburn acted as Captain of the Guard and Outer Guard, E & P Bro. Keith Mintern 18° acted as the Candidate.
Following acceptance of the minutes of the last regular meeting, a ballot was held in respect of Ill\Bro. Anthony McGahan 32°, as a Joining Member of the Chapter, which proved in his favour.
The MWS, E & P Bro. Vince Pearson 18°, then carried out fine demonstration of the Perfection Ceremony, most ably assisted by E & P Bro. Lyn Austen 18°, with the Intermediate Degrees and the explanation of the Collar, Signs and Words.
The Inspector General carried out the Accolade.
The MWS then proclaimed the following:
a) As MWS for the ensuing year, E & P Bro. Lyn Austen 18°
b) As Treasurer for the ensuing year E & P Bro. Robert Priest 18°
c) As Examiners for the ensuing year Ill. Bros. Roy Holmes 30° and Ian Blundell 30°.
The members then approved a donation of £200.00 to the Sue Ryder Foundation, this having been proposed by the MWS and seconded by, Ill\Bro. Alan Hopgood 30° .
The Treasurer then proposed an increase of the dining fee to £23, with effect from 1st November 2018. This was seconded by the First General and approved by the members.
The Inspector General then presented a Supreme Council certificate to E & P Bro. Garry Church 18°
Following the collection of Alms and the Risings, the Third Point was conducted by the MWS and the Chapter duly closed.
A most harmonious Festive Board followed where the usual Toasts were honoured.