Sinodun Chapter No 548 - Report : 26th Apr 2019
A meeting was held on 26th April 2019 at the Cosener’s House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD. There were 30 in attendance, including V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33°, the Inspector General and Guests, Ill\Bro. Stephen Ellner 30° (Recorder of 856).and E & P Bro. Bob Elmes 18° ( 856) The MWS, E & P Bro. Keith Rogers 18°, being unavoidably absent due to holidays, the Past MWS, E & P Bro. Philip Mott 18, acted as MWS, opened the Chapter, warmly greeted all those present, offered the Inspector General the Baton which was graciously declined. The District Recorder Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31° was unavoidably absent as he was attending the Maidenhead Chapter Rose Croix meeting.
E & P Bro. Jim Flinn 18° proposed the minutes of the meeting held on Friday 25th January 2019, be confirmed as a true record. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Chris Norman 30° and carried by the members.
A Ballot was then held in respect of Bro. Brian David Page as a Candidate for Perfection, which proved in his favour.
The acting MWS then performed an excellent Perfection Ceremony, ably assisted by Ill\Bros. Garth Round 31°, Reception to the Intermediate Degrees, Chris Norman 30°, both the Intermediate Degrees and First Point, E & P Bro. Jim Flinn 18°, explanation and presentation of the collar.
Ill\Bro. Andy Cathcart 30°, acted as Second General for the First & Second Points, as once Ill\Bro. Chris Norman 30°, had completed his items of work, he departed immediately to prepare for his holiday early the next day.
The Inspector General carried out the Accolade.
The Almoner submitted his informative report following which the Alms were collected.
In the Risings, the Recorder reported on all correspondence received from both Supreme Council and the District of Berkshire.
The Recorder announced with regret, the resignation of E & P Bro. Finlay Gordon 18°, as a result of personal health problems.
The Third Point was conducted by the acting MWS, following which the Chapter was closed and the evening concluded with another excellent Festive Board.