AGM and Annual Dinner – Lloyd’s 15th February 2001
The Master plus 41 Members were in attendance.
Matters of Interest
It was agreed that Members who had not changed their Standing Order following prior increases in Membership Fee or not paid their Subscriptions after at least three requests would be deleted from Membership. Agreed 39 Members be deleted from the Membership for non payment of subscriptions (over some period of time)
Thanks was given with acclamation to all those involved in our float in the year 2000 Lord Mayor’s Show (Mayoralty Pageant)
Mr Bryan Wakeham advised that he had attended the City Conservation Area Committee for the past 2 years and was seeking a replacement.
It was confirmed that Hon Membership should be bestowed on Mrs Joan Kelloe in recognition of the support she has given to the Club and her husband Bill (Hon Sec for many years), since 1954.
Agreed that a letter be sent out to all Ward clubs concerning the possibility of placing an Insurance Scheme on behalf of all. Min of 9 needed to make it viable,
A proposal that to encourage new members there be a specific New Members Evening would be considered
Confirmed that Mrs Joan Kelloe was very pleased to accept the invitation to become an Honorary Member.
The Hon Sec reported that the Club was in a healthy condition – even after the outlay on the Club’s Lord Mayor’s Show float ( a great success) but that overall our reserves had been depleted and that this fund needed to be rebuilt in case the Club was involved again.
(Which turned out to be the case for (Sir) John Stuttard (2006) and then (Sir) Charles Bowman (2017).
Items that needed to be considered
a) Deletion from the Membership List of those who had not paid their Membership or amended their Membership to the revised £20.00p – after three requests. – agreed.
b) That as the long term costs of Life Membership were exceeding the historic price of that membership that the option of Life Membership should discontinued ASAP. However this would require the approval of an AGM, thus would have to wait until 2002. In the meantime he was going to suggest that any Life Member for over 10 years be asked to revert to annual membership.
A proposal that Life Membership be discontinued and that existing Life Members be invited to reinstate their paid membership.(which some did) was supported.
Donations for the coming year as follows were proposed and agreed.
St Peter upon Cornhill £250
Lord Mayor’s Appeal £200
Sheriffs and Recorders Fund £100
Red Cross £100
Master’s Charity £50