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Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

In July 2018, W.Bro. Paul Kerswell installed W.Bro. David Lawrence as the Worshipful Master of Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 1704. Among the guests present was VW.Bro. Richard Baker, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

After the Lodge was opened the Worshipful Master welcomed all members and guests and the RW Provincial Grand Master was saluted with seven. A ballot was taken for four joining members and those present were welcomed into the Lodge by the Worshipful Master.

The Audited Lodge Accounts for the Year having previously been distributed for consideration by the members, were put to the Brethren by the Treasurer and after receiving the comments and an appropriate recommendation from the Auditors, W Bro Richard Knox proposed and W Bro David Skilleter seconded the acceptance and adoption of the Accounts as presented. The proposal was approved by the Brethren with grateful thanks to the Treasurer and Auditors for their work this past year.

The Provincial Grand Master rose to congratulate the Worshipful Master and the Lodge for its very generous donation of £750 to the MBF, earlier in the year. The Lodge was now recognized as a Patron of the MBF and the RW Provincial Grand Master had much pleasure in presenting the Worshipful Master with the Patron collaret.

Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

The Provincial Grand Master then presented W.Bro. Richard Knox, ProvGDC, with a Grand Patron MBF collaret thanking him for his support for the 2022 Festival.

Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

The Master Elect, W.Bro. David Lawrence, was then presented to the Installing Master, recited his Obligation and was installed as Worshipful Master. The Working Tools were delivered by W.Bro. Peter Bullock, the Address to the Master was given by W.Bro. Chris Eley, to the Wardens by VW.Bro. Michael Barnes, to the Overseers by VW.Bro. Richard Baker and to the Brethren by RW.Bro. Ian Clark. The new Worshipful Master then gave a most interesting and informative presentation on Advanced Resuscitation and the History of Defibrillators (click here for a copy of the presentation).

The presentation also included a demonstration of how defibrillators worked. Our Provincial Grand Master was chosen to operate the defibrillator under guidance from W.Bro. David.

Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

I’m pleased to say that our Provincial Grand Master managed to revive the patient.

Installation Meeting of the Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge

After the Lodge was closed the Brethren of Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge and their guests sat down to a most enjoyable meal at the Nutfield Masonic Centre.

Fratres Calami Aerariique is the Surrey Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies Lodge. All Lodge Secretaries, Treasurers and Directors of Ceremonies are invited to join the Lodge. All enquiries to the Lodge Secretary, W.Bro. Tim Ford at tim.ford63@googlemail.com

Article and photograph by Chris Eley