The 1st Anniversary with a short Annual General Meeting of the City Consorts, was held on the 5th September 2018 at the delightful venue of Bakers' Hall. This was attended by members, with the presence of our delightful Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman and of course our eminent Chairman Von Spofforth and her Committee.
This was an ideal Hall as we Mistresses/Consorts gathered to witness this special occasion. Reports were read and seconded and Apologies recorded together with relevant thanks delivered to various personnel attending.
It is ideal to say that our charming Chairman Von Spofforth had every reason to smile. All her City Consorts members were delighted to be there and thrilled that their involvement with this Society had turned out to be so successful. Every Mistress/Consort already in office and a Member of this progressive Society had a reason to be grateful for the support given while settling into their new posts. This has been followed by meeting and enjoying the friendships which have followed whilst giving each of us the confidence to attend the numerous functions ahead supporting our Prime Wardens/Masters. Even, I would add, to organizing a function for Livery Mistresses/Consorts.
Claire Chitty as Secretary also deserves an immense debt of gratitude. Involved with her very busy and exhausting nursing career she has managed to carry out our banking payments and ensured we members, received regular reports and updates on planned events.
Sincere thanks were expressed to Claire as well.
After the various Reports given by the Treasurer and Committee Members we were all able to enjoy a welcome glass of bubbles followed by a truly excellent luncheon.
To end our gathering, Von had asked her close and best school friend to entertain us with a song or two. This proved a SUPERB climax as Fridal, a beautiful Mezzo Soprano swung into action, after I would add, cleverly rectifying an electrical problem, with much humour!
Well, was there a Member attending who didn't enjoy her amazing performance? NO. We listened, toe-tapped and sang and thoroughly loved her amazing voice and brilliant entertaining personality.
A truly superb way to end the 1st AGM and 1st Anniversary Celebration of our City Consorts Association.
The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.
With my personal thanks for "being there" for me.