Our first event of the year was the Joyce Kennedy Memorial Lecture given this year by Kevin Maynard Station Manager of the RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station, my Charity for the year. Over 85 people attended from across the Livery movement and other organisations and they all heard an excellent and enthralling paper from Kevin. May we never need the RNLI but always be in a position to support the great works that they do. This support from the Lecture evening and the Livery Halls Walk has reached over £500 so far and I thank everyone for their contributions.