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 March 2018

High Sheriffs in nomination for 2018
Wednesday 14 March
The names of the High Sheriffs on the Roll for 2018 will be ‘pricked’ by Her Majesty The Queen at a private meeting of the Privy Council to be held at Buckingham Palace.

 APRIL 2018

National Crimebeat
Wednesday 18 April
The Awards Ceremony, which will be a celebration of 20 years of National Crimebeat, will take place at the Royal National Hotel, London. All projects to be entered must be endorsed by the High Sheriff and submitted by 5pm on the 17 January 2018. Judging will take place on 31 January 2018 and results notified in the following days.

Meeting of the co-ordinators of the regional meetings
April (tbc)
Meeting of co-ordinators of the regional meetings for High Sheriffs in nomination with members of the Council. The exact date and venue will be given later to those attending. Please address any queries to Elizabeth Hunter by email: elizahunter1964@gmail.com.

 JULY 2018

Seminar for High Sheriffs in nomination for the years 2019 and 2020
Friday 6 July
The 2018 Seminar for High Sheriffs in nomination will be held at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, on Friday 6 July 2018. Details of the programme and speakers together with an application form will be sent in mid- May 2018 to all High Sheriffs in nomination for 2019 and 2020.

 OCTOBER 2018

The Red Mass
Monday 1 October
The annual Roman Catholic Mass will be held at 9.30 am at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the start of the legal year. Those High Sheriffs and High Sheriffs in Nomination who wish to process will be invited to coffee beforehand from 8.30am. There will be a ticket-only reception in the Throne Room after the Mass. To obtain tickets, contact Stephen Hart by email at: stephenfhart@gmail.com.

The Ladies’ Lunch
Early October (tbc)
The annual Ladies’ Lunch will be held in London. When arranged, full details will be sent in May/June 2018 to those ladies who are in nomination.

 NOVEMBER 2018

The Nomination of future High Sheriffs
Monday 12 November, probably at 2.00 pm
The Ceremony of the Nomination of High Sheriffs will take place on Monday 12 November 2018 in Court 4 (the Lord Chief Justice’s Court) at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL. At this ceremony the names of those nominated for the Office of High Sheriff for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be read out in court. A tea party will take place afterward at a nearby venue. The Secretary will be writing in September to all High Sheriffs in nomination for 2019 and for 2020
inviting them to attend. This event provides a good opportunity for those in nomination to meet each other. It may be possible for a few 2021 nominees to attend as well but space in court is limited. The Association will not know the names of the 2021 nominees so it will be up to such nominees or their proposers to contact the Secretary should they wish to attend.

47th Annual General Meeting and Luncheon
Wednesday 21 November
The Association’s 47th AGM and luncheon will be held at Fishmongers’ Hall, London. The agenda and papers for the AGM and an application form for the luncheon will be sent to all members of the Association in mid- September 2018.

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