28 Nov With a Little Help From Their Friends
The Installation Convocation of the Chapter of Vigilance No 5946 was held in November. Present was their Official Visitor, E.Comp. Cliff Fisher, on a private visit, and an Honorary Member, E.Comp. Chris Eley. As the MEZ and Second Principal were held up in traffic Cliff and Chris were asked to stand in to open the Chapter, Chris as MEZ and Cliff as Second Principal.
As we were about to go in to the Chapter the MEZ, E.Comp. J B Ravrani arrived so we had to do a quick change. E.Comp. Chris then acted as Second Principal to open the Chapter. The Second Principal, E.Comp. Chris Bowers, then arrived. Chris was asked to continue as Second Principal for the Installation of the Principals.
E.Comp. Chris Bowers was installed as MEZ, E.Comp. Avtar Kudhail was installed as Second Principal and Comp. A Loparta was installed as Third Principal. The Readings were done by E.Comp. Cliff Fisher.
E.Comp. Chris presented the Z and H Robes and Sceptres, E.Comp. Avta the J Robe and Sceptre, and the Officers of the Chapter were then appointed and invested by the MEZ.
The Chapter was closed and after the customary photographs the Companions retired to the bar.
Afterwards, the Companions of Chapter of Vigilance and their guest sat down to a most convivial festive board at the Surbiton Masonic Hall.
Article and photographs by Chris Eley