The immediate Past Master sent a Message of thanks to all the Committee and Members for their support during the year, wishing them well for the evening – he was in Baku. The Fax (Faxcimile) ended with the following “Remember that if you lie down with the dogs you get up with the fleas”
An interesting comment taken from a letter from a Member to the Hon. Sec regarding seeking new people to join the Committee and the future of the Ward Club.
“From the personal experience of listening to the younger generations attitude to present day life, they appear to have little time for the more “traditional ” ways of life that we have seen as an essential part of City and Business life in past years. It is little wonder that values are changing when one reads of the Leeson’s and Horlick’s of this world, not to mention the problems in the heart of Lime Street Ward? It would be fascinating to know to what this person was referring?
In reviewing the proof the Hon Sec had noted various anomalies and it was agreed to hold back the printing until these had been corrected.
St Peter upon Cornhill £250
Lord Mayor’s Appeal £200
Sheriff and Recorder’s Fund £100
Red Cross Fair
It was pointed out that “to achieve the amounts raised in the past, it would require contributions for the stall AND people to man it” – some things never change.
The Master highlighted the need for encouraging new members
67 members and Guests attended the Dinner. £35 per person. The Guest speaker was Phillip Willoughby JP, CC – the previous year’s Chief of the Court of Common Council (Chief Commoner)