Brotherly Love RA Chapter 329 – Installation 17th November 2016

The Three Principals:  E Comp John Pinder Z, E Comp Neil Tinkley H and E Comp Mike Nathan J, welcomed E.Comp Barry Woodside Deputy Grand Superintendent to the Chapter, accompanied by: E Comp Derek Tadman PAGDC, E Comp Brian Buckle PGStdB. & E Comp Mike Rawlings, PGStwd.

The Chapter stood to remember Comp Alan Hunt who passed to the Grand Chapter above on 27th Oct he was  94, a Past member and Treasurer of our Chapter.  He is well remembered for his gentle disposition.

Item 4) The following Principals were installed in ancient custom:
E Comp Neil Tinkley as Z, E Comp Michael Nathan as H and E Comp Derek Marpole as J.

The Principals then Appointed and Invested their Officers:

Comp Derek Larner – Treasurer
Comp Bill Spregg – Scribe N
E Comp Clive Barlow – Scribe E
E Comp Ken Crang – DC
E Comp John Hawkins – Almoner
Comp Adrian Watkins – Prin. Soj.
Comp Garry Hall – 2nd Asst Soj.
E Comp Richard Stone – Asst. DC
Comp Ken Sherring – Organist
E Comp Brian Buckle – Asst. Scribe E
E Comp John Pinder – Janitor and Lift Conductor!

Item 8) A ballot was successful in favour of Bro Ben Watkins, son of Adrian Watkins. Bro Ben was initiated into Freemasonry by his father who will Exalt him in February, which will be of great interest to our Chapter.

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E Comps Michael Nathan, H, Barry Woodside, DepGS, Neil Tinkley, Z, and Derek Marpole, J

Chapter photos by Derek Tadman & John Hawkins
John Gave his Almoners Report – Full version being sent to all members,  he also mentioned the Activities of The SMFA meetings at Bridgwater and Wedmore.
The HRA Carol Service on Saturday 3rd December at 3.00pm in St John’s Parish Church Glastonbury, after which refreshments available in the Masonic Hall – just opposite. Wives’ partners and families are invited.

The Companions signed a Birthday card to be sent to Comp D R (Dick) Cheney – he will be 90 on Dec 4th.

Yeovil Friendship Group Meets on the 2nd Friday each month at The Blue Bell (Hungary Horse) Preston Road, 1100hrs. All FM’s, widows and families are welcome – 9th Dec. Contact:- Mike Waterman Tel. 01935 478067

Triple Taulk has been circulated to all. Members should also look at the Provincial website (www.somersetroyalarch.org) and open The Brotherly Love web site to read the latest information.