A Holy Royal Arch Tracing Board was presented to the Taunton H R A Chapters at the February convocation of The Chapter of St George by the the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp John Bennett. The host
chapter was represented by E Comp David Bates, Z of 3158, The Chapter of Sincerity by E Comp Charlie Barker and Taunton Deane Chapter by E Comp Sid French.
The MEGS explained that a full explanation of the Tracing Board would be given in due course with Chapter members being invited to participate in the proceedings
Following a request, from Provincial Grand Chapter for a ‘photo album’ of Chapter members, duly submitted. It was decided in this Chapter to give a copy of this gallery to all Exaltees to speed the recognition of their new Companions. This was preceded by a request at a Chapter meeting, duly recorded in the minutes, to obtain the consent, or otherwise, of Companions for their photo to be used for this purpose.
Members of the Chapter of St George participated in a donation of £200 to the ‘Forget-me-not Cafe’ at Langport where their respected companion, the late Comp Bob Rich had obtained valuable assistance whilst suffering from dementia. Comps Steve Thraxton, Ron Blake, Paul Diment and E Comp Paul Buckler were aware of the excellent work the club does in providing assistance to both those with memory problems and their carers and wished to record their appreciation in memory of a late Brother.
At the Installation meeting of the Chapter of St George no 3158, held in May 1995, E Comp Terry Wood was installed as the DC. He had held this office continuously for 20 years but decided to stand down this year.
He was thanked and praised for his service to the Chapter by the immediate past and current Z of the Lodge and the Second Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Barry K Woodside. It was said that E Comp Terry was known for his enthusiasm in ensuring the smooth running of ceremonies in the Chapter during this period – in addition to his woodworking skills.
The photograph shows Terry being congratulated by E Comp Barry Woodside, and the Chapter Principals, E Comps Matt Clothier (Z) David Bates (H) and Chris Cluff (J)