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The Installation meeting of the Richmond Lodge

The Installation meeting of the Richmond Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners was held in April. Present as a guest of the Secretary was W.Bro. Michael F Barnes, RAMGR, PDepProvGM, of Rose Lodge No 534.

The Installation meeting of the Richmond Lodge

The Worshipful Commander invited W.Bro. Michael Barnes to occupy the Senior Warden’s chair, W.Bro. George Dryden to continue as Junior Warden and W.Bro. John Fitzgerald to act as Guardian. W.Bro. Malcolm Clarke installed Bro. Gordon Hamilton as Worshipful Commander for the ensuing year in a most sincere manner. The Worshipful Commander appointed his Officers and invested those present.

The Address to the Worshipful Commander was given by W.Bro. Malcolm Clarke and W.Bro. John Fitzgerald presented the Past Commander’s Jewel to W.Bro. Gordon Hamilton.

The Worshipful Commander then invited W.Bro. Michael Barnes to present a Grand Lodge Certificate to Bro. Roger Tutton. This was done in his most interesting and informative manner.

The Installation meeting of the Richmond Lodge

After the customary photographs, the Brethren of Richmond Lodge and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable Royal Ark Mariner festive board. Richmond Lodge is a member of the Austin Group meeting at Surbiton and an open invitation is always there for other Brethren to join them.

Article and photographs by Chris Eley