Lunchtimers was formed in London on 3rd March 1995 and exists...
"to extend the hand of welcome and fellowship to all those with a genuine and positive interest in Freemasonry regardless of sex, creed or any other limitation".

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HISTORICAL RECORD OF MEETINGS

2017

2 March 2017 - 28 attending. Speaker - WBro Keith Gilbert PSGD on 'Preparations for the UGLE Tercentenary Celebrations'.

Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting...
Matters of interest:
A very entertaining talk indeed. We became privy to many of the secrets of what the celebrations would entail, and were even shown some of the 'presents' to be given to visiting dignitaries from around the world. What was a surprise, too, was that nobody was really aware of the amount of preparation that has been taking place over the last few years (yes, years!) in the run up to this momentous anniversary.

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12 January 2017 - 29 attending. Speaker - Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis on 'Autism & Freemasonry'

Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting...
Matters of interest:

One of our Founders, Jules Smith was also with us today. We welcomed many first timers, and the Master At Alms tweaked everybody as usual to the amusement of all!


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2016

3 November 2016  - AGM - 10 attending.

Secretary Mike Pinfield opened the meeting pending Vice Chairman David Baruch's arrival 10 mins later...
Matters of interest:

Vice Chairman David Baruch invested as Chairman. Eulogy "The Broken Chain" for George Ferris, late Treasurer.
Robyn Wright elected as Vice Chair, Tony Wright elected as Treasurer, Brian Roberts elected as Master At Alms, Mike Pinfield reappointed as Secretary & Webmaster.

Resolutions:
1. Vice Chair Robyn proposed that the "Chairman's Moment" was dropped as an Agenda Item, and this was agreed.
2. Brian Roberts proposed that for the last toast "Lunchtimers Worldwide" all Attendees should turn to face outwards to drink the toast - and this was agreed.
3. While still continuing to accept new Members without a joining charge or 'Membership Fee', to defray expenses new members attending LLs for the first time would be asked to contribute 3 to LLs funds for their badge.
4. LL "Standing Orders" would be investigated with a view to their revision where necessary.

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1 September 2016  - 19 attending. Speaker - Mags Currie on ‘Egyptian Symbols evident in Masonry - their meaning & attributes

Vice Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:

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7 July 2016  - 30 attending. Speaker: Pauline Chakmakjian on "The Freemasons of Japan"

Vice Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:

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5 May 2016  - 24 attending. Speaker: Brian Roberts on "Coming In From The Cold"

Vice Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:

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3 March 2016  - 30 attending. General Open Forum

Vice Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:
It was agreed that Speakers should be arranged for whenever possible, whether on Masonic subjects or otherwise, to maximise the interest in and attraction of LLs generally.
It was also agreed that members s should actively publicise LLs in their Masonic units, and a flyer for this purpose would be most advantageous.

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14 January 2016  - 20 attending. Our usual January "Relax after Christmas & show off your pressies" meeting...

Vice Chairman David Baruch opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:

We had hoped to invest the new Chairman Simon Lincoln, but as he is finding it increasingly difficult to get away from work - regretfully it is highly likely that he will not be able to take up his position.

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2015

5 November 2015  - AGM - 16 attending.

Chairman Peter Chapman opened the meeting.
Matters of interest:

Vice Chairman Simon Lincoln (Chairman designate) unable to be attend to be invested due to work pressures.
David Baruch elected as Vice Chairman, George Ferris re-elected as Treasurer, Mike Pinfield reappointed as Secretary & Webmaster.

Resolutions:
Master At Alms to be 'ad hoc' per meeting this year, as David B had just been elected as Vice Chairman.

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