Maidenhead Chapter No 613 - Report : 25th October 2019
On Friday 25th October 2019, a meeting was held at the Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham. There were 17 present at the meeting, including the Inspector General, V\Ill\Bro. Roy Stone 33° and three guests, namely E & P Bros. Richard Morrell 18° (MWS 811), Michael Brown 18° (856) and John Foster 18° (377). The District Recorder, Ill\Bro. Tony Rees 32° was unavoidably absent, attending his London Chapter where he is the Recorder.
The Chapter was opened by The Most Wise Sovereign, E&P Bro. Roger Tomlinson 18°, with E & P Bro. John Foster ( guest ) acting as First General, Ill\Bros. Jim Tilbury 30° and David Arnold 31°, acting as Marshal and Raphael respectively.
The minutes of the last regular meeting held on 28th June 2019, were then confirmed as a true record and signed by the MWS.
The MWS then warmly welcomed the guests and offered the Inspector General the baton, which was graciously declined.
The MWS then performed a demonstration of the Perfection Ceremony, assisted by E & P Bros. Jim Burke 18°, the Intermediate Degrees and Bob Britten 18°, First Point. E & P Bro. Michael Brown 18°, acted as the Candidate. The MWS performed the Accolade.
Pursuant to the Notice of Motion given at the previous meeting, Ill\Bro. David Arnold 31°, Treasurer, proposed :
- The Annual subscription be increased to £80.00 p/a, due April 2020.
- The Dining Fee be increased to £25.50 for a three course meal.
This was seconded by the Prelate, Ill\Bro. David Lambton 31° and carried by the members.
The Almoner, Ill\Bro. Ted Dugdale 32°, being unavoidably absent, a brief report was submitted on his behalf by E & P Bro. Bob Britten 18°, following which Alms were collected.
On the Risings, the Recorder delivered an appraisal of all correspondence received since the last meeting.
The Third Point was conducted by the MWS, following which he closed the Chapter.
The evening was concluded with an excellent and harmonious festive board, during which the usual toasts were honoured.