Court Ladies Dinner where Consort was presented with gift
Around 50 people attended the Court Ladies Dinner, which was the usual enjoyably relaxed event. After a reception in our delightful Arches area, dinner was enjoyed by everyone in the River Room.
As usual, the event was to acknowledge and celebrate the role of the Ladies amongst us, and the support they give us, and particularly that of the Consort to the Master.
Senior Warden, Prof Grattan lead proceedings with a toast to the guests, and to the ladies present, with particular thanks to Maureen for the support she has given the Master. Ken presented Maureen with a gift, so generously donated by Liverymen.
In response, Maureen said that she had expected this special year to be an exciting year but going on the experiences of The Master and her so far it has been even better than they could have expected, having made such warm friendships within this livery and now extending that friendship to other Liveries.
Maureen's hobby (when she has time!) is patchwork, where she now makes quilts for Project Linus, a volunteer organization, which aims to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatized babies, children and teenagers through provision of new home-made patchwork quilts.
Maureen said how delighted she was with the gift which was an implement (almost a 'Scientific Instrument if you like!) that will speed up her work enabling her to cut out shapes automatically and far more quickly than she could with out it.
Senior Past Master Ken Reay, then thanked The Master for what he was doing for the Livery.
Finally The Master closed the dinner, by returning to the main topic, and once again thanking the Ladies for all their support.
The picture shows Maureen already getting maximum use out of her lovely gift!