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King Alfred Exhaltation and East Africa Crisis Appeal Donation
At the 112th meeting of King Alfred Chapter, after the announcement by E. Comp John Sillett, E.Comp. D. John Bennett the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent in and over the Province of Somerset was admitted, escorted by Officers of Supreme Grand Chapter and Officers of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Somerset.
Unfortunately E. Comp Jeremy Thomas our ‘H’ was not able to be present, E. Comp Arthur Rowe stood in for this ceremony.
The main business of the evening was to exalt our newest member, Bro. Paul Barber (from Tivoli Lodge).
We also welcomed Justin Percy as a re-joining member, here seen with the Principals, and exaltee.
In the risings the MEGS congratulated our ‘J’ Sandy Glen on his promotion to Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, and also our guest organist Colin Henderson on his promotion to Past Provincial Grand Organist, to be carried out at the Provincial Meeting on 18 May.
With an extremely pleasant surprise, our Treasurer also announced that the Chapter was able to make a generous donation of £500 to the East Africa Crisis Appeal so that the money could be put to use in this desperate situation. This was quickly seconded so that the Charity Steward can progress this payment.
At the festive board, the MEGS also thanked John Silett for his service, a special mention for this evening given it was John’s last official outing with The MEGS, and also it was John’s birthday.
We now look forward to our next convocation on 8 May.
Note – further pictures will follow as not all are uploading to the webite at present.