The Master and 29 Members were in attendance.
Long discussion regarding the Red Cross and its Market, given various press releases regarding a decision not to allow Christmas Products or symbols in their shops. After investigation agreed to continue to support. Media story was inaccurate.
After the retirement of William Archibald as a Lime Street CC it was agreed to offer him the position of Hon Vice President, which he accepted with pleasure
Donations for the coming year as follows were proposed and agreed.
St Peter upon Cornhill £350
Lord Mayor’s Appeal £500
Sheriffs and Recorders Fund £100
Master’s Charity – Guide dogs for the Blind £50
After the AGM 54 Members and their guests enjoyed Dinner in the Captains Room at Lloyd’s. The Menu comprised;
Scottish Oaked Smoked Salmon
Roast Rib of Beef
Sticky Pecan Tart
The reply on behalf of the guests was given by Lieutenant-Commander J.L.Peer MBE. (RN). “Larry” was in the Royal Navy for 37 years, 17 as a rating and 20 as a Commissioned Officer. When he retired he joined Freemasons’ Hall as their CFO for 7 years. His talk related how an East Anglian farm boy became an “anchor faced old salt”. (Apparently many good stories).He was also worked as Treasurer of ITCH (IT help for the disabled) and Chair of Portsmouth District CAB.