Thursday May 10th marked the date of the Installation at the St Keyna Chapter, which was very well attended. The meeting was preceded by the presentation of a cheque for £900 to the Brain Tumour Charity by the Principals and the Charity Steward, Comp Barry Dryland, to Emma Cronin, Community Fundraising Manager for the South West. (She is the one in the middle !!)
Through its fundraising activities and medical research it has convinced the NHS to commit over £30 million pounds to developing treatments and searching for methods to eradicate this condition which is highly prevalent in children. Partly due to their efforts and perseverance, the diagnosis time has been reduced from over 14 weeks to less than 7, enabling an earlier intervention leading to reduced recovery times and fewer fatalities.
The new Principals are E Comp Frank Sims as Z, E Comp Andrew Bardens as H and E Comp Steve Coles as J. The Chapter was honoured with the presence of E Comp Clive Lambert, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal, an old friend of the Chapter who delivered the address to the Principals in excellent fashion.
The festive board was first class and there was a great balance of humour, banter and camaraderie amongst the Companions, who were unanimous in their support for the newly installed Principals. The chapter is in for another great year.
Speak to your lodge Holy Royal Arch Representative about completing the journey.
Grateful thanks to EComp Barry McCormack for this write up and photo.