Maidenhead Chapter No 613 - Report : 28th June 2019
The meeting was held at Sindlesham and there were 40 in attendance, including the Grand Treasurer General H\E\M\Ill\Bro. David Williamson, District Recorder Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 32° and 21 Guests, namely Ill\Bros. Robert Faulkner 32°(117), David Jarvis 32° (18), Simon Jeffrey 31° (156) Bill Rhymes 31° (856) John Machray 30°(18) Reg Austin 30°(117) Peter Sands 30°(252) Dr. Matt Coward 30°(809) Lionel Voke 30°(856) Clive Willetts 30° (1082) Philip Burgess 30°(1082) E & P Bros. Martin Wright 18°(MWS 18) Steve Graesser 18°(117) Guy Barlow 18°(252) Keith Rogers 18°(MWS 548) Brian Page 18°(548) Ian Mitchell 18°(809) Richard Morrell 18°(MWS 811) John MacNeil 18°, 30° Elect(811) David Duggan 18°(1082) and Mike Brown 18° ( 856).
Following the opening of the Chapter, with Ill\Bros. Ted Dugdale 32° and Jim Tilbury 30° acting as Second General and Outer Guard respectively, the MWS, E & P Bro. Bob Britten18°, formally welcomed the Guests and offered the Grand Treasurer General the Baton, which was graciously declined.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 26th April 2019, 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 2018/2019. These were proposed for acceptance by E & P Bro. Roger Tomlinson 18° coupled with a vote of thanks to the Treasurer and Examiners. This was seconded by Ill\Bro. Ted Dugdale 32° and approved by the members.
His Supreme Council Certificate was presented to E&P Bro. Amine Nebri 18° by the District Recorder.
There then followed a very fine Enthronement Ceremony of E & P Bro. Roger Tomlinso 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. H Miles 18° (Absent)|
|2nd General||E & P Bro. J Burke 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°|
|Marshall||E & P Bro. V Mingolla 18°|
|Raphael||E & P Bro. M Cole 18°|
|ADC||Ill\Bro. A Lewis 31°|
|Herald|| E & P Bro. G Heron 18° (Absent)
|Capt of the Guard||E & P Bro. A Nebri 18°|
|Stewards||Ill\Bro. B Cook 30°|
|E & P Bro. S Hayes 18° (Absent)|
|Outer Guard||Ill\Bro. M Gibson 30°|
The Grand Treasurer General delivered to Address to the Chapter.
The Almoners report was presented, following which the Alms were collected.
The Risings were conducted, wherein the Recorder had circulated previously an appraisal of all correspondence received from Supreme Council and the District of Berkshire. In addition, the District Recorder passed on the best wishes of the Inspector General to all present for an enjoyable evening generally and to the Grand Treasurer General specifically, as well as a personal message for the new MWS for a highly enjoyable year in office.
The Treasurer gave Notice of Motion of the following:
- To propose that the annual subscription for 2020 be raised by £5 to £80, to cover an increase in charges by Sindlesham Court Ltd.
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.