Members of Red Triangle Chapter No 3874 held their annual installation ceremony at Woolton Golf Club. The three principals entered the chapter and opened proceedings in step with normal custom. All then stood for a moments silence for departed companion Ray Mayers, who sadly passed away during the summer. The principals then extended a warm and friendly welcome to all the guests.
The members and visitors were then pleased to receive to Woolton Group, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals Michael Radcliffe, accompanied by the Woolton Group Vice Chairman Vic Albin along with other Grand and acting Provincial grand officers. The three principles arose and extended a very warm welcome to Michael and Vic.
At the commencement of the ceremony of installation, Alan Sale was honoured to take the third principal’s chair, Stan Povall that of the second principal and Graham Sinden remained in the first principal’s chair. Keith Close, first principal elect, was unable to attend due to being unwell and will be installed at a later date. Ian McGovern was installed as second principal and Harry White was installed as the third principal, after which they invested their officers for the coming year.
The scripture readings for the principals were given by Dave Wood to the third principal and to the second principal Brian O’Hare. The robe addresses were performed to a high standard by John Leisk (purple robe address) and Ian McGovern (blue robe address). Les Cutting gave the address to the three principals, Dave Dixson the address to the officers and Les Cutting to the companions of the chapter.
On the conclusion of the ceremony, Michael expressed the best wishes of the Grand Superintendent to the three principals; he also congratulated all the companions who had taken part in the installation ceremony. Michael was then presented with a cheque for £100 on behalf of the chapter companions to the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity. Michael thanked the companions for their generosity on behalf of the recipients. The business of the chapter completed the chapter was then closed and all retired to the festive board.