Stanley Liu was appointed Master at our AGM on 24th February, which was held at “his patch”. The Army and Navy Club (The Rag) just off Pall Mall.
Over 90 Members and Guests enjoyed a Champagne Reception and excellent Dinner in the Marlborough Suite.
Our Master very generously presented the Club with an Immediate Past Master’s Badge which was given for the first time to IPM Alistair Bassett Cross. “I believe that I speak for us all in the Club that it would be a great honour if Alistair would be the first recipient of this Jewel”
The main topic under discussion at the AGM were the Rule changes proposed by the Rules Sub Committee.
This would allow Committee Members who had been unable to take up the position of Lower Warden during their 3 x 3 years limit on the Committee, could still apply at a later date. The rules were also changed to ensure people could not “go round twice” unless filling a temporary vacancy.
Mixed hors d’oeuvres – Coeur de Lanciers Blanc
Lamb Cutlets Reform – Mixed Vegetables – Coeur de Lanciers Rouge
Lemon Tart with Raspberry and Mango Sauce
Coffee and Petit Fours – Army and Navy Club Port
The after dinner Speaker was Sir Brian Jenkins GBE, Prior for the Order of St John and a former Lord Mayor of the City of London. (1991/92). He gave a very entertaining speech with wit, well chosen words and impeccable delivery. He would have gone on for much longer if his wife Lady Ann had not pulled him back into his chair!
Our New Banner was on display (presented by Past Masters Julie and Mark Gubbins)
The Lower Warden (James Cross) taking positive responsibility for it.
Our excellent Hon. Sec decided to retire at the AGM receiving very grateful and appreciative thanks from our President, loud applause and a lovely silver vase (a self choice).
Her replacement was Mrs Daphne Cave