A VERY important occasion
AGM and Dinner – Guildhall Club, Guildhall – Thursday 16h February
This was a very Special AGM at which the concept of Patron was introduced offered and accepted by Immediate Past Alderman Christopher Rawson, who resigned his seat as an Alderman having been the Ward Alderman for 11 years. Sheriff in 1961 and a Common Councilman from 1968 until he was elected Sheriff.
This required a Rule Change.
Rule 5 – New first Paragraph
That having rendered particularly valuable and distinguished service to the club, such mmeber may be invited to become an honorary Patron for a period not exceeding 5 years, renewable by vote annually at the end of the first period.
He was obviously very popular with a very high percentage of the Members (94) all contributing £3 towards a Special Gift for him and his wife (Rosemary). A Victorian Solid Silver Dish.
Obviously something in the election seriously upset Christopher Rawson but on the other hand he was thrilled to receive the gift. ”
The New President Alderman Bryan Toye and the 4 common Councillors presented a Print showing Lime Street Ward as it had been in 1755, probably very similar to this one.
After the AGM – only 3 ties left. An Order for 100 ties was made @£2.70 each from a firm called John Paterson who the Club must have used in the past. Their Tie Dept was in the process of closing down – so the Order was transferred to Grant Elkins.
“Dear Mr Kelloe, it was good of you to send your Cheque today, for the ties, we return it for a vital addition, your signature”!
Cream of Mushroom Soup – garnished
Silverside of Beef with Dumplings and Pease Pudding
Profiteroles with Fresh Cream, Hot Chocolate Sauce or Cheese
Coffee and Mints – Port
House Red or White Wine (4 Glasses per person)