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Unanimous! Members vote in favour of RMTGB restructure

On Monday 5th October, over 170 members, Trustees and staff attended the Trust’s Annual General Meeting and Court.

The meeting was held at the Novotel, Southampton, in the Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight who will conclude their Festival Appeal in support of the Trust next year.

The meeting was chaired by Michael Wilks, Provincial Grand Master for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and those present heard a series of informative and enjoyable presentations from the Trust’s President, Mike Woodcock, and Chief Executive, Les Hutchinson, as well as other members of Council and staff.

While several important items of business were conducted, the most significant was a vote on proposals to restructure the Trust which were first announced to members at the Special General Court held at the Royal Masonic School in April. You can read the full script of the meeting to find out more.

After a lively question and answer session, members voted unanimously in support of the proposals.

In his closing remarks, Mike Woodcock, President, said: “By voting in favour of the resolutions to restructure the Trust, you have played a vital part in one of the most important days in the history of not only this charity, but of Masonic Charity in general.”

Council are now able to take the next important steps in the consolidation process which will bring together the activities of the four central Masonic Charities under the new Masonic Charitable Foundation.