President. Alderman Bryan Toye
Vice President. Alderman David Howard
Hon Patron. Christopher Rawson
Master. Deryk Skerton
Upper Warden. Ronald Garton
Lower Warden. Ms Julie Hutchins
Hon Secretary. Rowland Hughes
Asst Hon Sec. William (Bill) Kelloe
Hon Treasurer. Vincent Emms
Hon Auditor. Anthony Metherell
A very special event for the Lady Members
“For some time now the Gentlemen of the Club have been able to display their membership by wearing a Club Tie. A good friend of the Club who wished to remain anonymous has purchased the entire first order of broaches, with the request that they be held by the Club and presented to each Lady Member while the stocks last.
AGM and Dinner – West Wing Guildhall – The Guildhall Club, Guildhall – Thursday 11th February
Life Membership subscriptions 3908.71
– Collarettes 822.73
– Ties 129.98
– Wine 0.00p (all drunk at the last AGM)
Life 78 approx
Paid 250 approx
The Diner menu comprised”
Smoked Salmon Mousse – House White Wine
Silverside of Beef with Dumplings – House Claret
Apple and Blackberry Pie with Cream
Coffee and Sweetmeats – Port
A Mr John Norman gave a witty and entertaining reply on behalf of the Guests.
Church Service at St Peter upon Cornhill and the Civic Luncheon – The Crypt – Guildhall – 24th May
Smoked Fish Hors d’Oeuvres – Sylvaner Trimbach 1985
Saddle of Veal with Apricot Stuffing – Chateau Palmier 1982
Strawberry Flummery with Peach Cardinal
Coffee – Petits Fours -Fonseca Bin 27 or Armagnac – Janneau VSOP
A rather firm letter from the Common Cryer and Sergeant at Arms re timings – there had been problems with timings at three of the last four events.
– three speeches are quite adequate
– Toast Master must be aware of and take responsibility for timings
– the Manager should attend the Master throughout – and not disappear! He had to be fetched after the Dessert by the President!!
– the Toastmaster was totally inadequate
Please get it right next year, as your events are such fun.
The Club did.
Committee Meeting 28th July – Lloyd’s
Master and 11 Members in attendance.
Agreed that Mr Roland Grey be offered Hon Membership of the Club. Mr Grey was responsibly for providing the momentum to obtain designs for the new Ladies Badge and also paid for the first 20 so that they could be offered to the Lady Member’s for free.
Ties The new ties had been received and would be made available at 6.00p immediately
It had been confirmed that the die used for the Ladies Badge could also be used for cuff-links. quotations to be obtained for 25 pairs.
It was proposed and positively agreed that a social event be organised after Committee Meetings in the future so Committee members could get to know each other better – likely venue – The Lamb, Leadenhall Market.
Finger Buffet and Reception – HMS Belfast 29th September
79 Members and Guests in total took part in this very enjoyable and interesting visit which included a guided tour of HMS Belfast.
Any Ladies attending were warned not to wear tight skirts or high heels.
No Menu available but they did have Apple Strudel and coffee towards the end of the evening.
£24.50 – the Tours were only £1.00 extra.
Harvest Festival – St Peter upon Cornhill – 7th October
This annual event took place, without a Rector in place – see below 17th December.
Praise, O praise our God and King
Lesson – The Alderman
Lesson – The Master
Come, ye thankful people come
Now thank we all our God
A special day for the Ward, Ward Club and especially St Peter upon Cornhill
The Licensing of the Revd. John Cross M.A. as Priest in Charge. 17th December
Committee Meeting – 12th Jan – Lloyd’s