Albert Victor Chapter No 117 - Report : 17th June 2019
The meeting was held at Sindlesham and there were in attendance 22, including the District Recorder Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 32° and 5 Guests, including Ill\Bros. Bill Rhymes 31° (856), Graham Hutton 30°(252), Peter Wood 30°(252), Vince Pearson 30 (1165) and Lyn Austen 18 (1165).
Following the opening of the Chapter, with Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32°, acting as DC, the MWS, E&P Bro. David Robinson 18°, formally welcomed the Guests.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 22nd February 2018, having been previously circulated, were proposed for adoption by Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32°, seconded by Ill\Bro. Lionel Higgins 30° and approved by the members.
Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32°, assisted by Ill\Bro. Reg Austin 30°, proclaimed E & P Bro. David J. Robinson 18°, continuing in office as MWS for a second year. The re-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. T Lea 18° (Absent)|
|Treasurer||Ill\Bro. R Faulkner 32°|
|Recorder||Ill\Bro. R Austin 30°|
|DC||Ill\Bro. R Bancroft 31° (Absent)|
|Almoner||Ill\Bro. J Edmoundson 30° (Absent)|
|Marshall||E & P Bro. P Tranter 18°|
|Raphael||E & P Bro. G Ivory 18°|
|ADC||Ill\Bro. J Edmoundson 30° (Absent)|
|Herald||E & P Bro. G Summers 18°|
|Capt of Guard||E & P Bro. K Hawes 18°|
|Stewards||E & P Bro. C Smith 18°|
|E & P Bro. I Mulligan 18° (Absent)|
|E & P Bro. R Stratford 18° (Absent)|
|E & P Bro. S Hieke 18° (Absent)|
|E & P Bro. J Whitmore 18° (Absent)|
|E & P Bro. R DeLacy 18° (Absent)|
|Outer Guard||E & P Bro. J Newman 18°|
The District Recorder delivered to Address to the Chapter.
Following a ballot, E&P Bro. James Dance, who had been proposed by Ill\Bro. Robert Faulkner 32° and seconded by Ill\Bro. Anthony Howlett-Bolton OBE 30°, was admitted a joining member of the Chapter and formally welcomed by the MWS.
The Treasurer, Ill\Bro. Robert Faulkner 32°, presented his Accounts for 2018 / 2019. These were proposed for acceptance by Ill\Bro. Reg Austin 30°, coupled with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Lionel Higgins 30° and approved by the members.
Pursuant to a Notice of Motion given at the Chapter meeting on 28th February 2019 by Ill\Bro. Robert Faulkner 32°, a ballot was conducted and Ill\Bro. John Rigby 32° was elected an Honorary member of the Chapter.
In the absence of the Almoner, the Recorder invited submissions from the Princes present and the major item of note was the treatment which Ill\Bro. Reg himself was about to undergo for prostrate cancer, 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 District Recorder stated that he had been in touch with the Inspector General, who had sent best wishes to all for an enjoyable meeting. In addition both the Inspector General and the District Recorder wished the MWS a happy second year as MWS of the Chapter. The District Recorder also drew the attention of the Princes to the forthcoming meeting of the Thames and Chilterns Chapter on 4th July, when Ill\Bro. Raymond Head 32° would be enthroning his successor, Ill\Bro. Bill Rhymes 31°.
The Recorder, Ill\Bro. Reg Austin 30°, announced the resignations from the Chapter of E&P Bros. James Nelson and Ken Benford.
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.