Maidenhead Chapter No 613 - Report : 22nd June 2018
The meeting was held at Sindlesham and there were 24 in attendance, including the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33°, District Recorder Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 31° and 5 Guests, namely Ill\Bros. Les Langley 30°(252), Lindsay Maskell 30° ( 811), E & P Bros. Peter Sands 18°(MWS 252), Howard Martin 18°(252) and Mike Brown 18°( 856).
Following the opening of the Chapter, with Ill\Bros. Brian Cook 30° and Hugh Miles 18°, acting as Marshall and Raphael respectively, the MWS, E & P Bro. Mike Gibson 18°, formally welcomed the Guests and offered the Inspector General the Baton, which was graciously declined.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 27th April 2018, having been previously circulated, were proposed for adoption by Ill\Bro. Tony Lewis 31°, seconded by Ill\Bro.Len Starling 30° and approved by the members.
The Treasurer, Ill\Bro. David Arnold 30°, presented the Accounts for 2017 / 2018. These were proposed for acceptance by E & P Bro. Robert Britten 18° coupled with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by E & P Bro. Roger Tomlinson 18° and approved by the members.
There then followed a very fine Enthronement Ceremony of E & P Bro. Robert Britten 18°, conducted by the MWS. The newly appointed MWS proceeded to appoint and invest his officers as follows:
|Prelate||Ill\Bro. D Lambton 31°|
|1st General||E & P Bro. R Tomlinson 18°|
|2nd General||E & P Bro. H Miles 18°|
|Treasurer||Ill\Bro. D Arnold 30° ( Elected)|
|Recorder||Ill\Bro. B McKenzie-Boyle 30°|
|DC||Ill\ Bro. L Starling 30°|
|Almoner||Ill\ Bro. E Dugdale 32° Absent|
|Marshall||Ill\Bro. B Cook 30°|
|Raphael||E & P Bro. V.Mingolla 18°|
|ADC||Ill\ Bro. T Lewis 31°|
|Herald|| E & P Bro. G Heron 18°
|Capt of the Guard||E & P Bro. M Cole 18°|
|Stewards||E & P Bro. J Emeny 18° Absent|
|E & P Bro. S Hayes 18° Absent|
|Outer Guard||E & P Bro. D Barham 18°|
The Inspector General delivered to Address to the Chapter.
The District Recorder presented a Supreme Council certificate to E & P Bro. Martin Cole 18°, in his usual excellent manner.
Ill\Bro. Tony Lewis 31°, proposed Bro. Amine Mecifi as a Candidate for Perfection and this was seconded by Ill\Bro. Bruce McKenzie-Boyle 30°. A ballot will be held at the next meeting.
The Almoners report was presented, which included an update on the health of E & P Bro. Norman Moulsley 18°, Mrs Tina McKenzie-Boyle and the MWS daughter, 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.
IllBro. Ces Williams 30, gave an update on the health of E & P Bro. John Emeny 18. The Recorder announced with regret the resignation of E & P Bro. Norman Moulsley 18, who has moved to Devon.
The Treasurer gave Notice of Motion of the following:
a) An increase in the annual subscription to £75.00 per annum.
b) An increase of 50p to the cost of the Dining fee
c) A donation of £500.00 to the RWPGM 2023 Festival.
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.