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The Annual Assembly and Dinner 2006 was held at the City of London School for Girls, St. Giles' Terrace Barbican, EC2Y 8BB.

 

Please see below the report for some photos from the evening (Click on the thumbnail for a larger image).  


 

Annual Assembly and Master’s Observations

Wednesday the 29th March dawned dry and bright

Members and their guests converged on the City of London School for Girls or the Guild Annual Assembly in the evening, a very good venue for our event and thanks are due to the Head and Governors of the School for making it available to us
There was a very good attendance for the Assembly and the retiring Master, Peter Mayhew, outlined the successes of the previous year
The Officers were invested as set out in the last Newsletter
Peter Mather outlined the corporate plan including some exciting events, for example the archaeology event in July by the Tower of London, which is certainly unusual
John Hazel, the retiring Apprenticeship Warden proposed that Peter Mayhew should be appointed Father of Guild and this was carried unanimously

After the Assembly a truly excellent dinner was enjoyed by all concerned and thanks are due to Ivor Bennett, our Clerk and the catering staff at CLSG for organising such a spread
There were some very short speeches and some superb impromptu music provided by Ashley Bowes
After the dinner concluded Members and their Guests were happy to chat over a drink

It has been said that there is a new spirit in the Guild and I do feel that
What is so encouraging is that so many younger Members are showing an active interest and, as appears elsewhere in the Newsletter, Edward Andrews is getting to grips with the important job of Apprenticeship Warden
New Apprentices are coming forward, which of course represents the lifeblood of the Guild

I think this will be a really important year for the Guild on the serious side of raising the profile of the Schools in the City and raising the profile of the Guild in the Schools but also with some very interesting social events
The message should be “watch this space” or more important “watch your computer screen” because we are encouraging Members to view the Newsletter on screen

I would like all the Members to feel part of the Guild and to join in at least some of our activities

Christopher Gooderidge – Master

The meeting

 
Old friends catch up before the meeting  Photo - Old friends catch up
The new Master (Christopher Gooderidge) receives his Badge of Office from the outgoing Master (Peter Mayhew)  Photo - the New Master receives his Badge of Office
The new Upper Warden (Mira Chaterjee) affirms her Oath to the Clerk of the Court (Ivor Bennett)  Photo - The Upper Warden takes the Oath
The new Lower Warden (Peter Mather) receives his Badge of Office from the new Master (Christopher Gooderidge)  Photo - The Lower Warden receives his Badge of Office
The new Apprenticeship Warden (Edward Andrews) receives his Badge of Office from the new Master (Christopher Gooderidge)  Photo - The Apprenticship Warden receives his Badge of Office
For his service to the Guild, the outgoing Master is given the title "Father of the Guild" - (an honary title awarded only once before to the late Kenneth Mostyn)  Photo - the outgoing Master is named "Father of the Guild"
The new Master (Christopher Gooderidge) addresses the Court  Photo - The new Master addresses the Court
The new Lower Warden updates the Assembly on the Corporate Plan  Photo - The new Lower Warden gives an update on the Corporate Plan

The Dinner

Various Members and their Guests

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 Photo - Various Members and Guests at the Dinner

 

Ashley Bowes gives a superb impromptu recital - Well done Ashley    Photo - Ashley Bowes gives an impromptu recital
Many thanks to the catering staff at CLSG who looked after us so well    

Photo - The catering staff for the evening from CLSG

A very satisfied Clerk at the end of the evening - Many thanks Ivor for organising such an enjoyable event    

Photo - A satisfied Clerk at the end of the evening

 

 





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