I succeed Mr. David Forster and I would place on record my thanks to David for his diligent undertaking of the function during his term of office.
Dr. Joseph Shaw, by an earlier resolution of the LMS committee, will continue as Chairman. Eric Friar and Antonia Robinson joined the commitee.
Stefano Mazzeo, having completed the maximum term of office permitted by the constitution, retired. I am quite sure that he will continue to place himself at the service of the Society both as representative at the Dome of Home and no doubt in other ways.
Our guest speaker was Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Apostolic Nunicio to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He gave a most interesting talk which was received very well. My thanks to his Excellency for visiting us and I understand enjoying the post Vespers Fish and Chips on Friday evening!