Anthony Bundy has become the newest member of the De Grey and Ripon Chapter No 1356 in a dignified and sincere exaltation ceremony.
The chapter was opened in the usual manner by the three principals, Albert Hogg first principal, Matthew Wilson second principal and David Spear third principal, Once the initial business of the chapter had been conducted Albert asked Colin Rowan to retire and entrust the candidate.
Colin re-entered the chapter with the candidate and the ceremony proceeded, with Albert Hogg delivering the first section of the ceremony and Peter Dodd completing the ritual. The new companion then took his seat in the west and listened to Reg Moss and Peter Dodd deliver the mystical lecture. Colin Rowan then gave a flawless explanation of the signs.
The ceremony of exaltation being completed the three principals congratulated Anthony and welcomed him formally into the chapter and hoping he would have many happy years of companionship in the chapter.
After the remaining business of the evening was completed, the chapter was closed and the companions retired to the festive board for a very enjoyable meal. The companions were pleased to have the company of their long serving treasurer and companion Arthur Bartley at the festive board who had recently been discharged from hospital.