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 (A Mr R Gray) has purchased the entire first order of brooches, with the request that they be held by the Club and presented to each Lady Member while the stocks last. Mr Gray was made an Honorary Member.

AGM and Dinner – West Wing Guildhall – The Guildhall Club, Guildhall – Thursday 11th February

Nothing to report.

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

Civic Lunch
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

The Blessing

The Licensing of the Revd. John Cross M.A. as Priest in Charge. 17th December

A special day for the Ward, Ward Club and especially St Peter upon Cornhill
Regrettably no information is currently available at all about this Service – a shame.

As below a light buffet lunch was provided at St Edmund the King, Lombard Street.

Committee Meeting – 12th Jan – Lloyd’s

No minutes