Thursday 27th February saw the first regular meeting at the Yeovil Masonic Hall of the newly installed Principals.
The meeting was honoured with the presence of David Dixon, 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, and his escorting Officer Sandy Glenn, Past Prov AGDC, who had decided to sit in to witness the rather different opening of the Chapter. The Chapter was then opened it its own usual style.
The MEZ, E. Comp. Bill Spregg proffered the Sceptre to the 3rd Provincial Grand Principal who said that in view of the differences in the ritual of the Chapter and the obvious amount of effort that had obviously been undertaken by all for the evening and he was not going to take that away from them and he returned the Sceptre.
Comp Ken Crang delivered a heartfelt eulogy in respect of Comp Ron Tuttiett who had passed to the Supreme Grand Chapter above. The Chapter stood in respect of departed merit
The usual business was completed followed by the reading of the Antient Minutes and the Chapter was then infused with incense.
The meeting continued with the exaltation of Brother Christopher James of the Lodge of Brotherly Love No.329. A delightful ceremony culminated by E. Comp. David Dixon, 3rd Provincial Grand Principal, welcoming Companion Chris James into the Holy Royal Arch and in particular to the Province of Somerset
After the usual business and risings the Chapter was closed and the Companions retired to the festive board.