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Laugsforsamling 3 2019In Christian The Fourth Guild Annual Guild Meeting 2019 there was quite a large turnout 

The Master of Ceremonies, as usual, asked everyone to rise, whereupon The Benchers took their seats.

Afterwards, Chief Bencher Niels Voss Hansen welcomed to this year's Annual Guild Meeting followed by the later initiation ceremony with 18 new members.

The experienced chairman Mr. PE Jensen guided the assembly safely through the agenda - which meant he passed the word to the Chief Bencher for his annual statement.

He told that 2018 was a hectic year, not due to many initiations there were only 15 initiations with 344 new members, but because of the celebration of The Guilds 75th anniversary.

All initiations into the Guild are different. Remarkable was the initiation of 23 members of Odd Fellow Lodge no. 23 "Christian the Fourth" Copenhagen, who offered high spirits in the cellar.

MEMBERS are asked to help us with savings by signing on to digital mail (www.chr4laug.dk.). We can save quite a lot of money to post and printing expenses of “Laugstidende” (The Annual Newsletter).

In 2019 two new benchers were initiated, namely Ole Bech Christensen, who is Guild Cellar Master and Torben Røgild, who is Guild Treasurer. Both were duly dressed in the Guild Robe and beret. The Guild hopes to get a lot of work from these gentlemen.

Traditionally, there were also awards to:

“Soldier of the year” was Sergeant Brian Dorum from Air Transport Wing. “The Initiative Prize” went to” The Volunteer Work at Aalborg University Hospital” represented by Tina Marie Aarup and Vibeke Ramussen, “The Aalborg Prize” went to Leif Ervolder for his work with the LOA -ship. Finally, there were donations to the Churchill Room (Gustav Soelberg) and the Tholstrup Room (Magnus Neve Græsbøll) at The May 4th College.

Subsequently the treasurer Torben Røgild presented the accounts which was the end of The Annual Guild Meeting.

Later in the evening The Chief Bencher presented the Guild´s Gold Medal to Guild Vice Chief Bencher Henrik Jensen, who was initiated as Guild Secretary in 2005, and who has done a tremendous job. Behind every strong man is usually an even stronger woman, and therefore Mrs. Helene was presented a bouquet of flowers and a small bottle for joy and benefit.  

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Foto: Fini Ryming