President  Alderman Sir Charles Bowman
Vice President Alderman Robert Howard

 Master David Pinkerton

Upper Warden  Ivor Cook
Lower Warden  Norman Chapman
Hon Sec Daphne Cave
Hon Treasurer Chris Otter
Independent Examiner Michael Brecknell
Hon Chaplain Rev William Taylor

His Chosen Charity   T.O.F.S (Supporting very young babies born with a malformed windpipe and food pipe, being unable to breath or swallow properly – (tracheooesophageal fistula / oresophageal atresia)

Donations – to https:www.tofs.org.uk/donate.aspx

AGM and Installation Dinner – Evening of 11th of February 2020 – Bakkkkkkkkers’ Hall 

Picture Gallery – click here

The AGM was held in the Court Room of Bakkkkkkkers’ Hall.

Nothing major was discussed, but a proposal for a minor Rule Change was proposed and agreed to simplify the preparation of the Accounts.
– it was agreed that in future the Accounts be presented based on the Calendar Year.

Donations
Lord Mayor’s Charity
St Peter upon Cornhill
Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund
COLA Shoreditich Park
Lord Mayor’s Big Curry (Forces)
Masters Charity plus profit on one chosen event.

Finances
Cash 28,441
Collarettes 1,409
Ties etc 984

At the Dinner a really warm welcome was given to our new Master by the 95 in attendance. (The Hall holds 94). In addition to Members and Guests, there was a very supportive family group, who really enjoyed themselves.

Immediately after Grace given by Past Master James Cross, the Master made a short speech of introduction, touching on his chosen charity for the year T.O.F.S  (see above) and had great pleasure in presenting Sally Anne Hill with her Past Masters Jewel and introducing our new Upper Warden, Ivor Cook and Lower Warden, Norman Chapman

Dinner, provided by Cook and Butler.
Trio of smoked fish, Marinated in Dill and Cucumber Gin – Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Dom Bergan Vias
Loin of Highland Venison, Plum Crust, Juniper Berry Jus  – The Accomplice Shiraz – 2016 De Bortoli
Poached Pear in Mulled Wine – Clotted Cream Ice Cream – Muskat Ottenel Late Harvest 2016
Coffee, Petit Fours – Baräo de Villar Port

The Master’s Guest speaker, who replied on behalf of the guests was Mr Paul Kelly Managing Director of Kelly’s turkeys, a very major supplier.  He is in the Guinness Book of records for being the fastest Carver and Turkey plucker, and holds awards for outstanding service to the Turkey industry

He had many of us laughing a great deal, perhaps a joke or two were not necessarily 21st C  PC.

Towards the end of the evening after the toasts…. one of David and Margaret’s family, apologised if he was breaking with protocol but wanted to thank Margaret for all that she has done and does for David and the family, this was supported with a very large round of applause. Quite right to.

Covid 19

Our Master had a very good year planned for 2020/2021 and was really looking forward to it. However with the various lockdowns and restrictions over the year, some re-planning had to be done. See below.

 Our 1st Virtual Quiz – 10th June

Given the problems caused by Covid 19, we are so glad that over 20 Members and partners took part in our virtual quiz, pulled together and organised for us by Past Master Peter Cave.
Very positive feedback from the Master and all those who took part.
The questions were fair but apparently quite tough  – one person played their Joker on a particular round with confidence – their score regrettably as 0 and with a Joker (points x 2) was still 0.

The Rounds covered were:
City Pictures
Who, what and where?
Music, TV and Radio
Pirates and Lines
Animal, Vegetable and Mineral

The Winner was Member Phillip Hanton (a serous quizzer) with 30 out of a possible 36 (with the Joker)
Cornhill Ward CC Peter Dunphy came 2nd 0n 22 points

Our Master very generously decided to offer a bottle of Champagne to the Winner, which was suitably converted into Waitrose Vouchers for both the Winner and the Runner Up.

Dennis Sever’s House – possibly in the future