AGM and Installation Ceremony 2019

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The Master officiated at the Guild's AGM, held at Tallow Chandlers Hall, where the usual business of approving the accounts and appointing our accountants were dealt with. This year saw the adoption of new Articles of Association whereby five of our esteemed Past Masters were able to be reappointed as Directors of the Guild and rejoin the Court as full voting members.
After the AGM The Master installed Senior Warden Neil Redcliffe as Master for 2019-20. The new Master, Neil Redcliffe, said that he was hugely honoured and privileged to be installed as Master of the Guild of Freemen and follow his grandfather, Bunny Morgan who was Master in 1985. He thanked his fellow Court members for electing him and placing their trust in him to lead this distinguished and dignified City organisation. He promised to give his very best endeavours to honour that trust and hand the Guild on to his successors in good shape. He then went on to install his Wardens for the year: Ann-Marie Jefferys as Senior Warden, Alderman John Garbutt as Renter Warden, Chris Walton as Junior Warden and Cllr Lisa Rutter as Under Warden. Afterwards everyone retired to the Parlour to enjoy refreshments with the members who had attended the ceremony.
Photos of the ceremony can be found here

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Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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