Very sad to report that in recent months Rev Alan Cook (Ward Club Chaplain) and Past Master, James Newby (CC) had died.
Ladies Badges – becoming a bit of a saga, “will be dealt with shortly”.
Wine – the idea of selling to members had obviously not worked. Plan now to try to get Guildhall Club to allow the Club to use at the Installation Dinner.
Among other Members elected, Mrs Christine Cohen, new Lime Street Ward CC and her husband John.
Many complaints about the quality of the material used. The Master felt particularly strongly about this.
Agreed to get quotes and samples and buy replacement ties. Decisions then about disposing of the current stock. Currently as an asset in the PandL Account.
Only 1 left agreed to get quotes for 6 or so.
Proposal to increase the Membership Subscription to £5.00p (from £3.00p since 1978), to cover increased costs and encourage more Life Members. A lengthy debate ensued and by a majority vote it was agreed to put this to the AGM.
Cost of Civic Lunch
With the cost likely to be in the region of £31.00p per person it was felt that consideration be given to finding ways to reduce the ticket price.
Idea of a two tier charge for Members and Guests, noted for future consideration
Cost of Club Guests to be borne out of Club Funds, NOT factored into the ticket price, proposed and agreed.
In view of Alderman David Howard’s excellent work on behalf of the Ward Club and the fact that he was a Past Master of the Club it was proposed that he be appointed Vice President of the Ward Club. This was passed with acclaim.
Bill Kelloe felt it was time for him to retire. Accepted with pleasure the position of Asst Hon Sec. Roland Hughes appointed Hon. Sec.
N.B. At this time it seems that three Committee Members came from Cornhill Ward and three from Lime Street Ward.