President. Alderman Alan P Greenaway
Vice President. Alderman Sir A. Charles Trinder GBE, MA, DSc.

Master. Donald Abel
Surveyor for a Brewing Company.

Upper Warden. John Mepham
Lower Warden. George W. Burrow

Hon Sec. B Petitpierre
Hon Treasurer. John Holland
Asst Hon Sec. John de Vine
Hon Auditor. L Lowney

A programme for the year

17th Feb AGM and House Dinner – Lloyd’s Library and Captain’s Room

Agreed that £52.00 be written off for Non-paid Membership

Agreed that the Donation, now of £21.00p, to St Peter upon Cornhill should in the future form part of the AGM Agenda, not coming up every year under AOB.

13th April. Meeting Vestry – St Peter’s upon Cornhill

7 Members present

After discussion  and an explanation from the Hon. Sec and support from the Hon. Auditor it was agreed that in future Minutes could be in typed format and inserted in a loose leaf folder – not in a specific Minutes Book, so long as the sequence was clearly defined.  “This was in line with Modern Practice.”

N.B. As there were still a few pages left in the Original Minute Book, the Club did not go to a loose leaf folder until the 1973 AGM, the typed Minutes being glued into the Minutes Book.

9th May – Annual Church Service – St Peter upon Cornhill and Civic Lunch – Mansion House

Civic Lunch in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress

163 Members and Guests plus 19 Official Club Guests. “A very successful event”
– Speaker Field Marshall Lord Harding of Petherton GCB. CBE. DSO.MC.

Whitebait Supper – Greenwich Maritime Museum – 9th May 

Apparently a very enjoyable and fun evening – over 60 particpants

21st September – Committee Meeting  – St Peter’s Vestry

13 Members in attendance.
It was noted that the Club President Alderman Alan Greenaway would be retiring shortly and that Mr Wharton CC (a club member) was also retiring thus there would be some Elections in the foreseeable future.

It was agreed to present our President with an illuminated address at the next House Dinner.

A draft of this was presented to the Meeting and approved.

Speaker – A Senior representative of the Automobile Association

6th October – Harvest Festival – St Peter upon Cornhill

The Master was asked to read the Lesson

27th October Ladies’ Night Dinner and Dance  – Livery Hall, Guildhall

Apparently a very successful event with 146 Members and guests participating.

Committee Meeting – 15th November  – Sion College

Mr Christopher Rawson was elected as Alderman for Lime Street Ward
Mr J Evan-Cook was elected as a Common Councillor for Lime Street Ward

Discussions re the Combined Ward Club Event – I think it lost money in 1972
There was a proposal that a new Committee be formed for 1973 and onwards.
It was being proposed that for the 1973 event the ticket price would be £9.00p per person.
It was felt that £18.00p per couple was to high given the other events in the year many people would attend.

The Ward Club representatives (Master and Hon Sec) were asked to put these thoughts forward to the Event Committee in January.

The closing of a chapter?

Actually the closing of the Club’s first (and only) Minutes Book

From now on typed Minutes filed in Ring Binder(s)