President Mr Alderman Bryan Toye
Vice President Mr Alderman David Howard
Master Mrs Julie Gubbins
Upper Warden Ms Elizabeth Rodgers
Lower Warden R.C. Jorden
Hon Secretary Roland Hughes
Hon Treasurer Vincent Emms
Asst. Hon Sec William (Bill) Kelloe
Hon Auditor Anthony Metherell
Hon Chaplain. Rev. John Cross
AGM – and Dinner 15th February 1990 – Marine Club Leadenhall Street EC3
Rules changes, although it seemed that a specific proposal re length of service on the Committee had been rejected by the committee at a recent Meeting a variation was obviously put to the AGM.
Minutes not totally clear and no copy of the amended rules to hand (yet) But overall seems that Committee Members will be limited to two terms of Office, of three years each.
Cufflinks – orders could be made, then an Order would be placed.
A real change of venue. The Marine Club in the basement of 52 Lime Street. A well known and attractive venue. 79 enjoyed an excellent dinner, provided by Quintessance, which it would appear was followed by a very enjoyable Port.
This was a new venue, for many years previously this event had been held at the Guildhall Club, Guildhall, Aldermanbury.
The Dinner probably comprised of:
Supreme of Chicken Princess
Fresh Fruit Salad
The Guest speaker was The Master’s God-Father, Mr Geoffrey Gough who had recently retired from the Court of the Bank of England.
The change of venue was brought about in the main by a change in the pricing structure at the Guildhall Club.
This evening cost £26.50 per person
Annual Service – St Peter upon Cornhill – 6th June
Hymn No 231 – All people that on earth do dwell
Lesson 1 Peter vv 1-8 (The President Alderman B.E. Toye)
Lesson St Mark vv 1-11 (The Master Mrs Julie Gubbins)
Hymn No 214 (Come down O love divine)
Hymn 247 Praise my soul, the King of Heaven
This was followed by;
Civic Luncheon 6th June 1990 – in The Crypt – Guildhall
140 attendees in total, including 14 Official Ward Club Guests
Sheriff Paul Newall spoke on behalf of the Lord Mayor who had pulled out at the last minute (possibly) having remembered that his daughter’s 21st Birthday was on that day. Our Master needed a very instant speech re-write because of course she had prepared a speech about Hugh Bidwell the 662 Lord Mayor (Grocer) not Paul Newall!
It means our Master’s speech was shorter!
The guest speaker was John Clevely MW, the UK agent for Veuve Cliquot.
Salmon Bellevue – Macon Chardonnay – Louis Latour 1988
Boned and Stuffed Poussin, Pommes Parisienne, Turned Baby Carrots – Chateau Beausite 1986
Rasberry Mousse – with Pashion Fruit Coulis
Coffee – Petit Fours – Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny or Armagnac – J de Malliac VSOP
Catered by Payne and Gunter
Wine Tasting – The Waterloo Room – Davy’s Wine Bar – The Habit. – 26th June
A really light and bright modern room – not like a traditional Davy’s (Wood Panelling…..)
– a good thing as it was a very hot evening in mid summer!
8 Wines from Davy’s wine list were presented by Diana Paterson-Fox (Sainsbury’s/Daily Telegraph Wine Taster of the Year)
Bordeaux Sauvignon 1989
Macon Clessé 1988
Beaujolais Village 1988
Moulin a Vent 1987
St Amour 1976
Ch La Roche Beaulieu 1982
Ch Lafitte Carcasset 1985
Ch la Roche Beaulieu 1978
– £6.50 per person.
A Dinner was organised (£16.50), comprising:
Rump Steak, Potatoes and Salad
It seems possible that some of the attendees finished the evening at another Davy’s establishment – Skinkers near London Bridge ?
The traditional Harvest Festival was cancelled owing to building work in the Church
Autumn Function – Engine Room of Tower Bridge 13/11/1990
Finger Buffet with Wine (£19.50) in the Engine Room of Tower Bridge with a short presentation from Bridge Master Col C.R.L. Stevens
New Members and prospective members were actively encouraged to this informal event
Caterers – Crown Catering Group
No of Attendees 79
Committee Meeting 3rd Jan 1991 – Lloyd’s
Master, President, 15 Members in attendance
David Bridges enquired re a quote that he had apparently made at last year’s Committee Meeting. He wasn’t at the Meeting.
Discussion re an increase in subscription, deferred to the AGM
Other formal events attended by our Master
Invited to experience her first Silent Ceremony on 9 November 1990
Invitations from other Ward Clubs
Bishopsgate. Bi- Centenary Lunch, Mansion House 20 Feb 1990 (Founded 1790!) – in the presence of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor – Sir Hugh Bidwell GBE,. D.Litt.
Langbourne. Centenary Dinner 2 March 1990, Old Library Guildhall
Bishopsgate Bi – Centenary Banquet, Old Library Guildhall 21 Nov 1990