Several members were unable to attend due to illness. WBro Ray Godwin IPM ProvGStwd, was acting WM, WBro Michael Rosney DC PProvSGD was acting IPM and acting Chaplain, WBro Derek Smith Almoner PProvDepGDC was acting JW, WBro Donald Bright PProvGSwdB was acting SD and Bro Jason Fitzgerald was acting IG.
† Prior to opening the Lodge, WBro R Godwin asked the Brethren to stand to order in memory of Mrs Edna Rothwell, wife of WBro K Rothwell PProvJGD, who had passed away on the 5th December. †
The acting WM advised that there had been only one nominee for the office of Worshipful Master for the ensuing year, that being Bro Kenneth Lee, SW. The acting WM asked if there were any other nominees, and on there being none, declared Bro Lee Worshipful Master Elect. Bro Lee thanked the Brethren for their confidence.
WBro Graham Grishakow, PProvGStB, was re-elected as Treasurer
WBro David Bury, PProvGSuptWks and Bro Will Atkinson, JW were re-elected as the Accounts Examination Committee.
WBro D Bright PProvGSwdB, acting SD proposed that the WM be empowered to appoint a Tyler for the ensuing year from amongst the subscribing members without emolument. Seconded by WBro A Fielder ProvAGStB, JD and approved by the Brethren.
WBro Grishakow Treasurer, proposed the Fees for the ensuing year which were approved by the members.
Following the notice of motion and in the absence of WBro Heskett, CS, WBro Harwood, Sec proposed certain charitable donations which were approved by the members.
A ballot was taken for Bro Jason Fitzgerald to become a joining member of the Lodge which proved in his favour.
Following the notice of motion WBro Harwood proposed and WBro Rosney seconded Mr Ian Moore for initiation into the Lodge.
Reports were received from the Almoner, Charity Steward and District Rep.
WBro Grishakow advised that the Lodge Bank Accounts were being moved from HSBC to NatWest and the accounts would be renamed.
Bro Lee proposed and WBro Fielder seconded that the Lodge purchase a number in the District 100 Club. The purchase would be made from the Lodge revenue account and any winnings would then be paid into that same account. This was approved by the Brethren present. WBro Bright asked the Sec to record his thanks to all who contributed to the organisation of the Christmas meal, which was a most enjoyable evening.
The Lodge was closed in peace and harmony, there was no festive board.