President. Alderman Christopher Rawson
Master. Ian McNeil CC
Upper Warden John de Vine
Lower Warden James Newby

Hon Secretary. E.W.A. Kelloe
Hon Treasurer. John de Vine
Hon Auditor  W.D. Cutler

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

AGM and Dinner
22 Members – 13 Guests

Annual subscription raised to 3.00p

Rule change – The annual subscription shall be 3.00p. The amount of the subscription may be changed by the Club in General Meeting at any time.

Members afterwards dined with their guests in the Captain’s Room at Lloyd’s
The City Remembrancer, Geoffrey A. Peacock, M.A. replied to the toast to the guests.

Queens Silver Jubilee

It was agreed that we would sponsor The Junior  Band of the Royal Marines School of Music at a special parade in Guildhall (as done in the previous year). Members were asked to make a special donation of up to £2 to cover the cost of the Buffet after the event for the Band.

The Junior Band of the Royal Marines will open the City of London’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations, on March 31, when they march and play in Guildhall Yard, EC2 at 12. 30pm.

The event has been organised and sponsored by Lime Street Ward (Club?) in the City.

The 40-strong band, under the direction of Lt. Graham, Hoskins, is made up of boys aged between 17 and 19 who have completed training at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent. The engagement it in Guildhall Yard will be the last public appearance for many of them before they move to an adult band.

The Regiment of the Royal Marines is officially affiliated he with the Corporation of London’s Church, St. Lawrence Jewry, in Guildhall Yard, and is one of the seven regiments privileged to be able to enter the City with colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.

Silver Jubilee Civic Luncheon – 19th May

This special lunch was held in the presence of The Lord Mayor Sir Robin Gillett and the Lady Mayoress accompanied by Mr Sheriff Cole and his lady.

Harvest Festival Service – St Peter upon Cornhill – 5th October

Committee Meeting 6th October  – Lloyd’s

9 Members in attendance

Supply of a further set of Ties was discussed. The initial batch having all been sold.

The Hon Sec was authorised to purchase up to 100.00p worth, subject to the cost per tie not being prohibitive.

A question was raised regarding Ladies joining the Ward Club by Mrs Queckitt. It was agreed that there was nothing in the rules to prohibit it.
Any applications would be reviewed by the Committee in the normal way.

Congratulations were proffered to the Master on his being elected to the Court of Common Council.

It was agreed that the Annual Church Service would precede that Civic Luncheon – this might be the first time that this happened.

11th October – Visit to City of London Museum and Buffet £5.00

21 members and and 40 guests enjoyed a successful personal visit to the Museum.

The Club had to take out its own General Third Party Liability insurance policy with a limit of £250,000 for the 1 evening
Premium £10, placed by Holmwoods, Back and Manson with the Prudential.

Ward Clubs Reception in Association with the United Wards Club – Mansion House – October 26th

24th November InnHolders Hall

Would appear to have been a Members only evening, although doubt it, – 45 approx attended.

Committee Meeting – 8th December – Lloyd’s

12 members in attendance

Discussions in the main about events for 1978 and Items for the AGM.

Committee Meeting – 19th January – Lloyd’s

9 Members in attendance.

Regrettably John de Vine felt he could not stand as Master for 1978/79 owing to ill health.
It was proposed and agreed that Mr C Wiard become Master for 1978/79.

An application for Membership from Mrs P.E. Queckett was received and agreed. The first Lady member  – it seems.