Bombay Chapter No 18 - Report : 25th May 2018
On Friday 25th May 2018, a meeting was held at the Berkshire Masonic Centre, Mole Road, Sindlesham. Regrettably, due to prior commitments, the Inspector General and District Recorder were both unable to attend and tendered their apologies. There were some 30 in attendance, including numerous guests. Amongst the guests were: E & P Bro. Peter Sands 18°, MWS of No 252 Ill\Bros. Les Langley 30°, Graham Hutton 30° and E & P Bro. Peter Wood 18°, all of No 252, Ill\Bro. Roger Jones 30 of No 811, Ill\Bro. Jimmy Edmundson 30 of No 117, E & P Bro. Mark Heppelthwaite 18° of No 856, Ill\Bro. Jeremy Jarvis 30° of No 1083 and E & P Bro. Russell ? 18° of Calne Chapter No?
The minutes of the meeting held on 20th April 2018, were confirmed as a true record and carried by the members.
Bro. John Brunt, was then Perfected into the Order, in a very fine ceremony, performed by the acting MWS, Ill\Bro. Alan Lines 30°, most ably assisted by Ill\Bro. David Jarvis 32°, Reception to the Intermediate Degrees, Ill\Bro. Larry Baldry 32°, the Intermediate Degrees, Ill\Bro. John Machray 30°, the First Point and Ill\Bro. David Jarvis 32° the Accolade and Explanation of the Collar, Signs and Words.
Ill\Bro. Larry Baldry 32°, acted as 2nd General, Ill\Bro. Ken Beard 32° acted as Marshall and Ill\Bro.Jimmy Edmundson 30°, acted as IPMWS.
The MWS declared the following for the ensuing year:
E & P Bro. Martin Wright 18°, as MWS.
Ill\Bro. Alan Lines 30°, as Treasurer.
E & P Bro. John Pegler 18° as Outer Guard.
The following were then elected:
E & P Bros David Collis 18° and John Ferguson 18°, Standing Committee Members
Ill\Bro.John Machray 30° as Chapter Representative to the BMC
Ill\Bros. David Jarvis 32° and Ken Beard 32° as Account Examiners
The Almoner presented his report, which included an update on the health of Ill\Bro. John Holsman 30°, following which the Alms were collected.
On the Risings, the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received since the last meeting.
The Third Point was conducted by IllBro. Ken Hookes 31°, following which the acting MWS closed the Chapter.
The evening was concluded with another fine meal , enjoyed in the most convivial atmosphere, where the usual Toasts were honoured.