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Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar


In February 2017, the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1704 hosted the Provincial Seminar for Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies of Mark Lodges in the Province of Surrey.

Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge hosts the 2017 Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Seminar




The Lodge was opened by the Worshipful Master, RW.Bro. Ian N Clark, ProvGM, and after the minutes were approved a ballot was taken to admit 9 new joining members to the Lodge. W.Bros. Simon William, Peter Unwin, Richard Knox, Barrie Selway, Chris Eley, Tim Ford, Bernie Greenwood, David Clark and Michael Fenech. This nearly doubled the Lodge membership numbers and it is hoped that more Lodge Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies will join in time.

After the Accounts were adopted a Notice of Motion was given to donate £500 towards the 2022 MBF Festival at the next meeting. W.Bro. Paul Kerswell was declared Master Elect for the ensuing year and VW.Bro. Greer Kirkwood was elected as Treasurer.

After the Lodge was closed the seminar for Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors Ceremonies was opened by VW.Bro. Richard Baker, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, who welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. He gave a special thanks to W.Bros. Ray Seeley and Trevor Sadler for all that they have done for the Province over the years as Provincial Treasurer and Provincial Secretary The Provincial Grand Treasurer, W.Bro. Ray Seeley, then spoke about the Lodge accounts with a particular focus on Lodge Balance Sheets. Next on was the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro. Richard Knox, who gave a presentation on succession planning in the Lodge.

The Provincial Grand Secretary, W.Bro. Trevor Sadler, also talked about succession planning and was followed by W.Bro. Tim Ford, Provincial Grand Secretary Designate, who talked about the revised Secretaries Handbook which will be launched at the Annual Meeting in March.

The Provincial Grand Master closed the seminar by thanking everyone for attending.

Membership of Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge of Mark Master Masons is open to Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies of all Mark Lodges in the Province of Surrey. To encourage more to join this special Lodge the By Laws have been changed so that the Lodge is now designated a Past Masters’ Lodge, which has enabled the Lodge to decrease its membership fees.

Afterwards the Brethren of Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge and their guests sat down to a lovely meal at the Nutfield Masonic Centre – some proudly wearing their Allied Masonic Degrees napkins.

If anyone is interested in joining they should contact the Lodge Secretary, W.Bro. David Skilleter at token212@gmail.com

Article and photographs by Chris Eley