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Wednesday the 28th of 2018 February the general assembly was held in Jens Bangs Stenhus. A great number of persons participated.

Chief-bencher Niels Voss Hansen said welcome and asked the assembly to observe 1 minute’s silence in remembrance of our bencher Tom Thylkjær, who died in 2017, and our honorable member the Royal Highness Prince Henrik, who died February 2018. (Chief-bencher Niels Voss Hansen was among the 200 persons, who were specially invited to the Castrum Doloris in Christiansborg Slotskirke to say their farewells to His Royal Highness the Prince the day before the funeral service.)

Then the 2 new benchers, Kjeld Trudslev and Peter Reinau, were dressed in their cloaks and became thereby full members of the board.

And from there the usual agenda was followed. Honorable-vice-chief-bencher P.E. Jensen was chosen to chair the meeting, and he did so with a rough and yet tender hand.

The chief-bencher - in his report - listed the events of the year. He told that there had been17 initiations and that 460 new members had been initiated. He said that the Guild’s cashier unfortunately had had to leave the job because of illness, and that he was happy that 2. vice-chief-bencher Jens-Chr. Schmidt had been able to step in and for a time take over the Guild’s accounts.

The chief-bencher also mentioned the Guild’s 75th anniversary, which will be celebrated on the day of the liberation of Denmark, Friday the 4th of May, with an initiation into the Guild and a reception in Duus’ Vinkjælder and perhaps other jubilee activities.

After that Jens Chr. Schmidt presented the accounts, which showed a profit of DKK 30,399,00. He found that to be OK, due to the low interest rates.

The chief-benchers report as well as the accounts were approved by the assembly.

As usual there were donated honor and cash in connection with the general assembly. This year the Aalborg-prize went to Trine and Henrik Bakgaard for their unselfish idea of making Christmas-dinners for homeless people. The Prize of Initiative went to handball-player and mother Rikke Nielsen for her initiative to arrange handball for the disabled, and her plans for making a National Happiness Leage arranging handball games for disabled youngsters. Overkonstabel Mark Siggaard Johansen was chosen as Soldier of the Year for being competent and helpful and for being a cheerful person. As usual there were donations to the occupants of the Churchill-room and the Toldstrup-room in the 4th of May-College, this year it was Gustav S. and Sofie Nielsen.<<<

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