Windsor Castle No 252 - Report : 01st November 2018
On Thursday 1st November 2018, the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33° and Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31°, the District Recorder, attended the meeting held at the Masonic Centre, Church Lane, Windsor. There were some 35 in attendance, including ten guests, including V\Ill\Bro. Peter Harborne 33°, IG for Buckinghamshire, V\Ill\Bro. Peter Baker 33°, the Past IG for Middlesex, Ill\Bros. Anthony Leaver 31° (1060), Alan Smee 30° ( 1075), Lindsay Maskell 30° (811), Jimmy Edmundson 30° (117), E & P Bros. Bob Britten 18° (MWS 613), Alan Bland 18° (1060), Alan Skudder 18° (1145) and Russell Janes 18° (753).
Ill\Bro. Bob Peel 30°, acted as Outer Guard.
Following the opening, the MWS E & P Bro. Peter Sands 18°, warmly welcomed the IG and visiting Brethren. He offered the Baton to the IG which was graciously declined.
Ill\Bro. Paul Davey 30° proposed the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd May 2018, be confirmed as a true record. This was seconded by E & P Bro. Neil Coleman 18° and carried by the members.
The Treasurer, Ill\Bro. Steve Talbot 30°, submitted the examined Accounts for 2017-2018. Ill\Bro. Richard Orton 31°, proposed the adoption of the accounts, together with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Peter Wood 30° and carried by the members.
The MWS then carried out a very good Enthronement Ceremony of E & P Bro. Neil Coleman 18°, as the new MWS.
The new MWS invested his officers and those elected by the Chapter, as follows:
|Prelate||Ill\Bro. L Langley 30°|
|First General||Ill\Bro. D Stratford 32°|
|Second General||E & P Bro. Gordon Robertson 18°|
|Treasurer||Ill\Bro. Steve Talbot 30°|
|Recorder||Ill\Bro. Roger Chandler 30°|
|DC||Ill\Bro. Graham Hutton 30°|
|Almoner||Ill\Bro. Robin Trevett 31°|
|Marshall||E & P Bro. Howard Martin 18° (absent)
|Raphael||E & P Bro. Roland Thomas 18° (absent)
|ADC||Ill\Bro. Peter Wood 30°|
|Herald||E & P Bro. Chris Cunnigham 18°
|Capt of Guard||E & P Bro. Guy Barlow 18° (absent)
|Stewards||E & P Bro. Colin Cox 18° (absent)
|E & P Bro. Sam Woods 18°|
|E & P Bro. Shady Maurice 18°|
|E & P Bro. Rev'd David Joynes 18° (absent)
|Outer Guard||E & P Bro. Colin Woodley 18°|
The Address to the Chapter was delivered by the Inspector General.
The MWS, E & P Bro. Neil Coleman 18°, presented the Past MWS jewel to E & P Bro. Peter Sands 18°, the IPMWS.
The Recorder, Ill\Bro. Roger Chandler 30°, proposed Ill\Bros. Doug Jamieson 31° and Richard Orton 31°, as the Accounts Examiners for the ensuing year. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Robin Trevett 31° and carried by the members.
The Recorder proposed the newly appointed Marshall & Raphael as members of the Standing Committee. This was seconded by E & P Bro. Peter Sands 18° and carried by the members.
The Almoners report, which included updates on Ill\Bros. Mike Brenton 30°, E & P Bros. Gary Mitchell 18° and Howard Martin 18°, was followed by the collecting of Alms.
On the Risings, the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received since the last meeting, from both Supreme Council and the District.
It also included brief details of a new Candidate for Perfection in February.
The Third Point was conducted by the MWS, following which the Chapter was closed.
The evening was concluded with yet another excellent meal at the Castle Hotel, enjoyed in the most convivial atmosphere, where the usual Toasts were honoured.