Minutes of 100 Years Ago
An Extract of the minutes of the meeting held 100 years ago is read out in Lodge at every meeting. You can read them at your leisure here:
THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE ALBERT EDWARD LODGE MEETING HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, LONDON ROAD, CAMBERLEY ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29th 1916
|PRESENT WERE||12 OFFICERS ( Including W/M W.Bro. G.H. Richardson )|
The Lodge was opened in due form after solemn prayer at 6.30 p.m.
The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and confirmed by the Brethren present.
A ballot was taken collectively for Mr. William Charles Squires & Mr. Charles William Chedgey who had been regularly proposed and seconded at the October meeting as fit and proper persons to become Freemasons, and at its conclusion it was found to be unanimous in their favour.
After signing the necessary declaration Mr. William Charles Squires and Mr. Charles William Chedgney were introduced into the Lodge as candidates properly prepared to be made Masons and were duly initiated into the Ancient Mysteries and Privileges of Freemasonry. The ceremony being very ably rendered by the W/M W.Bro. Richardson.
The Charge of the Degree was very impressively given by Bro. W. Hedges J.W.
W.Bro. W.H. Twort P.M. gave an explanation of the 6th section & Supplement to the 5th section of the first lectures.
The Lodge accounts, duly audited with the reference committees report, were presented and on the proposition of Bro. J. Pearson & seconded by P.W. White the report and balance sheet was unanimously adopted. W.Bro. Twort, treasurer, stated that he had placed £75 of the Lodge Funds on deposit at the Bank.
The following notice of motion, of which due notice had been given, was considered :- That the sum of Two Guineas be voted from the Lodge Fund to the Kitchener Memorial Fund. Proposed by W.Bro. Blackaby D.C. Seconded by W.Bro. Burn P.M. and on being put to the Lodge was carries unanimously.
W.Bro. A.M. Kennett Charity Representative gave the Brethren information respecting the rules of the Surrey Provincial Benevolent Association and the advantages it lays open for Brethren to procure votes for the Masonic Institutions. He hoped that a good many Brethren would become members of the association
The Secretary read a letter from W.Bro. Sir Horace Marshall P.G. Treasurer, thanking the W/M/ and Brethren, for the donation of £10. 10s. to the Freemasons War Hospital and Nursing Home.
W/Bro. Appleton I.P.M. gave notice that he intended to move the following notice of motion, at the Lodge to be held on December 27th. seconded by W.Bro.Blackaby D.C. :- that a Past Masters Jewel, of the usual Pattern and cost, be presented to W.Bro. G.H. Richardson W/M to mark a mosrt successful year of office.
Apologies for non-attendance were received from four Brethren.
Nothing further being offered for the good of Freemasonry in general or of this the Albert Edward Lodge in particular, it was closed after solemn prayer in perfect harmony at 8.10. p.m.