Wallingford Castle Chapter No 1165 - Report: 18th Nov 2018
On Saturday 17th November 2018, the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33°, and the District Recorder, Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31°, attended the meeting held at the Masonic Centre, Wallingford. There were some 36 in attendance, including numerous guests, amongst whom were V\Ill\Bro. Peter Baker 33°, Past IG for Middx, Ill\Bro. Anthony Howlett-Bolton 30° RWPGM (117), Ill\Bros. Richard Orton 31° (252), Philip Perkins 30° ( MWS 689),John Machray 30 (18),David Arnold 30 (613), E & P Bros. David Collis 18° ( 18), Mike Warner 18° ( MWS 856), Raymond Reed 18° (548), Dr. Neil Coleman 18°, (MWS 252) and Anthony Leaver 31° (1145). Ill\Bros. Philip Perkins 30° ( guest 689), acted as First General and Alasdair Milne 32° as Marshall.
Following the opening, the MWS E & P Bro.Vince Pearson 18°, warmly welcomed the IG and visiting Brethren.
Ill\Bro. Alan Hopgood 30°, proposed the minutes of the meeting held on 17th March 2018, be confirmed as a true record. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Tony McGahan 32° and carried by the members.
The Treasurer, E & P Bro. Robert Priest 18°, submitted the Accounts for y/e 31st August 2018. Ill\Bro. Alan Hopgood 30°, proposed the adoption of the Accounts together with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by E & P Bro. Lyn Austen 18° and carried by the members.
Following a Notice of Motion, the MWS, E & P Bro. Vince Pearson 18°, proposed the sum of £225.00 be donated to the Sue Ryder Trust, Wokingham, for the purchase of a special reclining chair for their Day Centre. This was seconded by Ill\Bro.Alasdair Milne 32° and carried by the members. The MWS advised the chair would be delivered on 7th December and he would be in attendance.
The MWS then carried out a very good Enthronement Ceremony of E & P Bro. Lyn Austen 18°
The New MWS invested his officers and those elected by the Chapter, as follows:
|Ill\Bro. Rev’d R Holmes 30°|
|1st General||E&P Bro. A Roberts 18°|
|2nd General||Ill\Bro. A McGahan 32°|
|Treasurer||E&P Bro. R Priest 18°|
|Recorder||Ill\Bro. Dr. M Woolford 31°|
|DC||Ill\Bro. I Hopgood 30°|
|Almoner||Ill\Bro. T Green 30°
|Marshall||E&P Bro. P Wells 18°|
|Raphael||Ill\Bro. A Milne 32°|
|ADC||Ill\Bro. A Hopgood 30°|
|Herald||E&P Bro. C Blackburn 18°|
|Organist||E&P Bro. P King 18°|
|Capt of Guard||E&P Bro. K Kwesie 18° ( absent)|
|Stewards||E&P Bro. R Orton 18°|
|E&P Bro. R Edmunds 18°|
|E&P Bro. P Arthur 18°|
|E&P Bro. K Mintern 18°|
|Outer Guard||E&P Bro. A Welborn 18°|
The IG, delivered the Address to the Chapter
The Almoners report was submitted, which included an update on Ill\Bro. John Davies 30° and a vote of thanks to the retiring Almoner, Ill\Bro. Robin Raggett 30°.
This was followed by the collecting of Alms.
On the Risings, the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received since the last meeting, which regrettably included confirmation of the resignation of Ill\Bro. Stefan Fafinski 30° and E & P Bro. Keith Winterbourne 18°.
The Treasurer gave Notice of Motion that at the next regular meeting he will propose the annual subscription be increased from £53 to £58.
The Third Point was conducted by the MWS, following which the Chapter was closed.
The evening was concluded with yet another excellent meal, enjoyed in the most convivial atmosphere, where the usual Toasts were honoured.