The PGM RWBro Alexander Sillars McLaren recently attended Starkie Royal Ark Mariners No 159 to hear a lecture given by VWBro David Anderson.
He was offered the gavel on entry but declined. He stayed throughout the meeting and joined us at the Festive Board, where we were then joined by Mrs Barbara Peters and her husband WBro John Peters.
After the meal and the first toast to Her Majesty had been given, the PGM RWBro Alex Sillars Maclaren rose and gave a synopsis of the achievements of Mrs Peters who was already in possession of a Gold Award.
He congratulated her on exceeding the target for the Diamond Award by raising in excess of £3000 and made a formal presentation of the Pendant and accompanying certificate for her outstanding achievement. Mrs Peters then retired from the Festive Board and the rest of the toasts were completed in harmony.
We all then joined Mrs. Peters in the bar to thank her and wish her well.
Report & pics by WBro Peter Hughes