The Annual Convocation of the Chapter took place on 10th May 2017 at the Taunton Masonic Hall.
The chapter was honoured by the presence of the MEGS Ex. Comp. D. John Bennett, The Deputy Grand Superintendent Ex. Comp Barry Woodside and The 2nd Provincial Grand Principal Ex. Comp Maldwyn Davies. Also in attendance was Ex.Comp Bob Moore, Past Deputy Grand Superintendent.
The meeting was unusual in so far as the Haggai Elect had been taken ill and was unable to be present. Ex. Comp Kieran Hughes stood in as Haggai for the meeting.
The MEGs had hoped to present a 50 year certificate to Ex. Comp Peter Tomkins, however Peter was not well enough to attend. The MEGS therefore presented the certificate and badge to Ex. Comp Roger Bailey (Z) for presentation to Peter later in the year and ideally before he moves to Singapore to be with his daughter.
Ex. Comp Roger Bailey then installed Ex.Comp Charlie Barker as First Principal of the Chapter. The newly invested First Principal got off lightly this evening as he had no-one to install. It is intended that he will be installing Ex. Comp David Brandhuber as Second Principal at our November Meeting. Ex. Comp Kieran Hughes then installed Ex. Comp Chris Partridge as the Third Principal.
The newly installed Principals (Z & J) with (L-R) Ex. Comp. M. Davies (2ndPrGP), Ex. Comp K. Hughes (H-Acting), Ex. Comp B. Woodside (DGS), Ex. Comp C. Barker (Z), Ex. Comp. D. J. Bennet (MEGS) and Ex. Comp C. Partridge (J)
The meeting continued with the Principals installing their Officers for the year.
After the Chapter was closed the Companions retired for the festive board, as shown in the pictures below.