Master, President and 17 Members attended.
Noted that Mr Charles Rawson (Hon Patron) and Mrs Rosemary Rawson ( Hon Member) had decided that it was time to retire from the Ward Club. They wished the Club well for the future.
Proposed and agreed that the Membership subscription be increased to £10.00p from £5.00p. This was the average Membership for Ward Clubs.
Also proposed and agreed that Life Membership goes from £50.00p to £100.00p
Agreed that 4 weeks notice for advice of events was too short and that in future it would be 6 weeks. (Reverted back to 4 weeks at some point in the future).
It was proposed that a New Rule book be issued, incorporating the various changes over the past few years. The Hon Sec pointed out that he had many copies of the old rule book that he updated to send to new Members. A member, Mr P West, a printer offered to reprint the books for the Club. his generous offer was accepted.
The President referred to the Club visit to the Royal Mail and the offer to those at the Royal Mail of a visit to Lloyd’s – he would like to be involved.
Agreed £150.00p be donated to the Lord Mayor’s appeal and £150.00p continued to be donated to St Peter’s Cornhill
It had been suggested at last year’s Committee Meeting that it would be good for the Committee to get together socially and thus get to know each other better. this was the outcome – Reynier’s Wine Bar. A very convivial atmosphere, small vaulted cellar with racks of wines for sale at retail prices. If bought for consumption on the premises, a small corkage. At lunchtime a simple buffet of Charcuterie and Cheeses to go with one’s choice of wine. A really good spot for lovers of wine and simple food.
Given the size of Reynier’s – no guests allowed.