AGM and Dinner 18th Feb 1999 – Lloyd’s
It was agreed to present Rev Coombs with a Silver paper knife. Obtained by Hon. Sec
Agreed to appoint the Ward Beadle (Edward Kipping) an Hon. Member.
Agreed after substantial debate to increase Membership to £20 (from £10) and Life Membership to £200, plus ask existing Life Members to make a one off donation of £50 n view of impending Lord Mayor’s Show involvement (2000).
The Master requested that the Chairman of Lloyd’s be invited to become an Honorary Member. This was agreed and Mr Max Taylor accepted.
The Master kindly donated to the Club a wooden gavel and striking board and proceeded to make positive use of it to close the Meeting.
Reported that a sub committee had been set up to prepare for the Club involvement in the Lord Mayor’s Show, namely,
The President, Master, Hon. Sec, Asst Hon Sec, Past Master Julie Gubbins, Past Master David Bridges.
Donations for the coming year as follows were proposed and agreed.
St Peter upon Cornhill £250
Lord Mayor’s Appeal £250 (increase of £50.00)
Sheriffs and Recorders Fund £100
Red Cross £150
Master’s Charity £50
80 Members and guests enjoyed Dinner in The Captain’s Room at Lloyd’s (£41.50 per person including wine), preceded by drinks whilst viewing the the “Nelson Collection”. The Guest speaker was Donald Coombe MBE. JP, a Member of Lloyd’s and Chairman of his own broking house, a Freeman of the City of London.
There was a specific request from the Master that in the invitational letter it stated that “lady guests are most welcome”.
The Menu was;
Timbale of Salmon with Lobster and Chive Sauce
Breast of Chicken with Wild Mushroom and Cream Sauce
Delice of Chocolate
Coffee and Truffles
Served with Chardonnay La Fortuna 1997 and Chateau Haut Rian 1995