Royal Cumberland pledge to Square Meals Appeal

There follows a letter sent out to all members of Royal Cumberland Chapter, can your Chapter do similarly? What a great act of charity.

I trust you are all keeping well physically and continuing to exercise your minds with the Grand Superintendent’s weekly quiz. Some of the questions are even more taxing than Royal Cumberland Ritual.

There can be no doubt that these circumstances in which we all find ourselves may correctly be defined as an emergency. Whilst I doubt Supreme Grand Chapter had the coronavirus in mind when compiling draft bylaws. E.Comp. David Medlock, MEZ of Royal Cumberland Chapter No.41, recently agreed to release £500 from the Chapter’s charity fund as our first pledge towards the Square Meals Appeal being organised at Bath Masonic Hall. He did so using the authority contained in our Bylaws governing emergency expenditure and requested that I appraise you of the action taken in the hope that it may encourage others to act even when we are unable to meet together in our Chapters.

Once we are back to normal, in whatever guise that may be, the decision will be formally reported to the Companions of our Chapter to ensure compliance with our Bylaws.

Jeff Penfold

Scribe E

Royal Cumberland Chapter No.41

Please let me know if your Chapter or any member of your Chapter has been doing anything interesting during this lockdown, so we can include on the website – send to: clo@somersetroyalarch.org