City host a banquet

City Lodge No 2514 meeting at Woolton Golf Club hosted a ‘Ladies, Gentlemen and brethren to dine’ event following their regular meeting. Worshipful master Ian Barton, who was installed in January, opened the lodge with confidence along with his regular officers. Dave Holland acted as junior warden. The usual opening business having been despatched the treasurer, Geoffrey Johnston, presented his accounts for the previous year which were accepted unanimously by those present. The lodge was closed in due form and the brethren retired to meet in the dining room with their wives, partners and friends both Masonic and non-Masonic.

Ian Barton and his wife Elisabeth welcomed everyone and the chaplain Tom Arnold said ‘grace’. The 41 diners were then treated to a sumptuous Chinese Banquet provided by the golf club caterers. During the meal raffle tickets were sold and they raised the sum of £129 for charity which the lodge will disburse during the year.

An excellent evening in good company, which had been organised by Stephen Riley, was had by all and they look forward to autumn when the lodge will hold a Sunday carvery luncheon.

Story and pictures by Colin Roberts.

Left: Ian and Elisabeth Barton (centre) with their guests. Right: The ladies gather prior to dinner.

Left: Ian and Elisabeth Barton (centre) with their guests. Right: The ladies gather prior to dinner.