Windsor Castle No 252 - Report : 07th February 2019
On Thursday 7th February 2019, 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 27 in attendance, including six guests, namely Ill\Bros. Mike Woolford 31° ( 1165),John Machray 30°(18), Jimmy Edmundson 30° (117), E & P Bros. Bob Britten 18° (MWS 613), Roger Tomlinson 18° (613 Guest Organist) and Jim Olney 18° ( Golden Seal)
Ill\Bro. Bob Peel 30°, acted as Second General.
Following the opening, the MWS, E & P Bro.Neil Coleman 18°, warmly welcomed the IG and visiting Brethren. He offered the Baton to the IG which was graciously declined.
Ill\Bro. Steve Talbot 30° proposed the minutes of the meeting held on 1st November 2018, be confirmed as a true record. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Bob Peel 30° and carried by the members.
The MWS then invested for the following, who had been unfortunately absent from the Enthronement Meeting:
E & P Bro. Howard Martin 18° Marshall
E & P Bro. Roland Thomas 18° Raphael
E & P Bro. Guy Barlow 18° Capt.of the Guard
E & P Bro. Colin Woodley 18° Outer Guard
A ballot was held in respect of Bro. Sevelin Stoychev Zakhariev as a Candidate for Perfection, which proved in his favour.
The MWS proceeded to conduct the ceremony of Perfection for Bro. Zakhariev, ably assisted by, Ill\Bros. Graham Hutton 30°, Reception to the Intermediate Degrees, Roger Chandler 30°, the Intermediate Degrees, Derek Stratford MBE 32°, First Point and Graham Hutton 30°, explanation of the Collar, Signs & Words.
Ill\Bro. Richard Orton 31°, acted as Raphael for the Second Point.
The Inspector General carried out the Accolade.
Ill\Bro. Roger Chandler 30°, Recorder, proposed “The members of the Windsor Castle Chapter No 252 affirm that they wish to continue to have their personal details published on the Chapter Summons”. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Robin Trevett 31°, Almoner and carried by the members.
The District Recorder, Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31°, presented a Supreme Council certificate to E & P Bro.Wg.Com. Gary Mitchell 18°, in his usual excellent manner.
The Almoner, Ill\Bro. Robin Trevett 31°, gave a detailed report, which included updates on Ill\Bros. Mike Brenton 30°, Richard Neale 30°, Richard Oldfield 18°, George Kuzdenyi 18°, Tim Smith 18°, Bob Ebdon 32°(HM) ,Austin Burn RVM 18° and the wives of Richard Routledge RVM 31° and Derek Stratford MBE 32° .
This 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 a proposal for a new Candidate for Perfection in May.
Ill\Bro. Les Langley 31° was acclaimed in his new regalia, following promotion and warmly applauded by the assembled Brethren.
Ill\Bro. Michael Weeden 32°, gave Notice of Motion that at the next regular meeting he will propose Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31°, District Recorder, as an Honorary Member of the Chapter.
The Third Point was conducted by Ill\Bro. Richard Orton 31°, following which the Chapter was closed in due form by the MWS.
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.