The Annual Christmas Lunch will take place at the Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne on Sunday 15 December. The cost is £27.50 a head and applications should be made to Ian Knox.
Friday 4 October saw the Installation of The Olney Council in Olney. The District Grand Master was in attendance escorted by the District Grand Director of Ceremonies. Twenty five members were present and enjoyed a very good meeting followed by an excellent festive board provided by new Caterers. Pictured are left to right: Stephen Tunney, Deputy Master, David Snape, Thrice Illustrious Master, Bernard Fancourt, Installing and Immediate Past Thrice Illustrious Master, and Michael Egan, Principal Conductor of the Work.
On Monday 9 September Leicester Council held their meeting at London Road, Leicester with 36 present at the meeting. The MEM degree was conferred upon Comp Kalpesh Chauhan with Very Illustrious Companion Jim Patel taking the chair and Companion Trevor Rogers delivering the history.
Illustrious Companion Stephen Finnigan then Installed Companion Peter Gibson – Leitch into the chair following which the new TIM invested his officers.
Pictured left to right are: Companion Chris Packham, DM, Illustrious Companion Peter Gibson-Leitch, TIM, Illustrious Companion Stephen Finnigan, Installing Master, and Companion Tony Fraser PCW
On Friday 6 September Carillon Council held its Installation meeting at the Masonic Hall, Loughborough. Prior to undertaking the Installation ceremony the Thrice Illustrious Master, Illustrious Companion Martin Collins, conducted the Select Master degree. Following his Installation, Illustrious Companion Brian Emerton appointed Companion Philip Marshall as Deputy Master and Nicholas Simpson as his Principal Conductor of the Work.
Pictured left to right are: Philip Marshall, Brian Emerton, Martin Collins and Nicholas Simpson
On Tuesday 16 April Grand Council was held in the Grand Temple at Great Queen Street. A number of members from the East Midlands District were either Appointed or Promoted in Grand Rank. After the meeting a number of members from the District then dined in the Grand Connaught Rooms.