Albert Victor Chapter No 117 - Report : 18th June 2018
The meeting was held at Sindlesham and there were in attendance 33, including the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33°, District Recorder Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31° and 11 Guests, including Ill\Bros. Bill Rhymes 31°( 856), Les Langley 30°(252), Roger Jones 30° ( 811), Lindsay Maskell 30° ( 811), E & P Bros. Peter Sands 18°(MWS 252), Howard Martin 18°(252), Gary Mitchell 18°(252), Viv King 18°(249), Brian Berry 18°(105), Anthony Davis 18°(1095) plus the DR.
Following the opening of the Chapter, with Ill\Bros. John Rixson 31° and Alan George 30°, acting as Marshall and Raphael respectively, the MWS, Ill\Bro. Reg Austin 30°, formally welcomed the Guests and offered the Inspector General the Baton, which was graciously declined.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 22nd February 2018, having been previously circulated, were proposed for adoption by Ill\Bro. Rod Bancroft 31°, seconded by Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32° and approved by the members.
There then followed a very fine Enthronement Ceremony of E & P Bro. D Robinson 18°, conducted by the MWS. The newly appointed MWS proceeded to appoint and invest his officers as follows:
|Prelate||Ill\Bro. L Higgins 30°|
|1st General||E & P Bro. D Colchester 18°|
|2nd General||E & P Bro. JM Rapley 18° Absent|
|Treasurer||Ill\Bro. R Faulkner 30°|
|Recorder||Ill\Bro. R Austin 30°|
|DC||Ill\Bro. R Bancroft 31°|
|Almoner||Ill\Bro. J Edmoundson 30° Absent|
|Marshall||E & P Bro. T Lea 18°|
|Raphael||E & P Bro. P Tranter 18°|
|ADC||Ill\Bro. J Edmoundson 30° Absent|
|Herald||E & P Bro. G Summers 18°|
|Capt of Guard||E & P Bro. F Barker 18°|
|Stewards||E & P Bro. I Mulligan 18° Absent|
|E & P Bro. R Stratford 18° Absent|
|E & P Bro. G Ivory 18°|
|E & P Bro. C Smith 18°|
|Outer Guard||E & P Bro. J Newman 18°|
The Inspector General delivered to Address to the Chapter.
The District Recorder presented a Supreme Council certificate to E & P Bro. Keith Hawes 18°, in his usual excellent manner.
The Treasurer, Ill\Bro. Robert Faulkner 32°, presented his Accounts for 2017 / 2018. These were proposed for acceptance by Ill\Bro. Lionel Higgins 30°, coupled with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32° and approved by the members.
The Treasurer then proposed the following donations:
a) £150.00 to Trinity Hospice
b) £500.00 to RWPGM 2023 Festival.
This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Lionel Higgins 30° and approved by the members.
The Almoners report was presented, which included an update on Ill\Bro. John Rigby 32°, following which the Alms were collected.
The Risings were conducted, wherein the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received from Supreme Council and the District of Berkshire.
The Treasurer gave Notice of Motion that at the next meeting he would propose the following:
a) Annual Subscriptions be increased to £75.00 per annum
b) Perfection fee be to be set at £50.00 for those Perfected in October
c) Perfection fee be to be set at £25.00 for those Perfected in February
The meeting was completed by the MWS performing the Third Point and the Closing of the Chapter, which was followed by an excellent Festive Board where the usual Toast List was honoured