The Installation Convocation was held on Tuesday 14th March and was attended by E.Comp. Clive Lambert, Provincial 3rd Grand Principal, accompanied by E.Comp. Adrian Halliwell, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
The installation of the three Principals, MEZ, E.Comp. Russell Frayling, H, E.Comp. Mark Collins and J, E.Comp. Neill Arthur, was carried out with dignity and sincerity. As the IPZ moved to the IPZ chair I think he grew 3 inches taller as the responsibility of the Chapter was removed from his shoulders.
The incoming Scribe N, Almoner and Charity Steward being unavoidably absent will be invested at the next Convocation.
AS the DC was needed elsewhere, the ADC took charge at the festive board, got slightly confused and ended up calling those present “Brother Companions”. However, we must cut the fellow some slack as he is getting on a bit !
The toast to the Visitors was given by E.Comp. John Morris and answered by E.Comp. Alex Carter, who said some very nice things about the narrators of the lectures at our January meeting.
One parish notice was given: Our annual Sunday Lunchtime walk will be on July 9th, and E.Comp. Tony Cooper and wife Dianne have agreed to cook for us again. Notice of time, start point and cost will be given nearer the date.
At the end of the evening, we started a new tradition by having a Tyler`s toast, ably given by Comp. Jim Arthur, who stood in at very short notice.
A very good and relaxed evening was had by all, and we look forward to our next Convocation, please see diary.