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The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

Due to the suspension of Masonic activity the December 2020 Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey in the Allied Masonic Degrees was held as a Virtual Business Meeting using the Zoom video conferencing tool.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

The District Grand Prefect, RW.Bro. John French, our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, declared the meeting open and welcomed all present.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

There were many Surrey Mark Masons attending, including our Provincial Grand Master, Past Members of the Provincial Executive, and our Provincial Grand Secretary, Bro. Tim Ford. Bro. Ray Seeley, our Provincial Grand Treasurer, was elected District Grand Treasurer.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

The District Grand Prefect announced that the District has supported Simon McCarthy’s 2022 mile Bike Ride and the Surrey Mark 2022 Festival and congratulated Simon on his magnificent achievement.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

After confirming the District Appointments and Promotions the District Grand Prefect addressed District Grand Council.

And finally, the District Grand Prefect gave his personal thanks to W.Bro. Ian Clark for allowing them to use the Mark Zoom account – and a big thank you to Bro. Tim Ford for his support behind the scenes in running the technical side of the meeting.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

Before the meeting was closed the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Thomas Firth Jackson thanked the District Grand Prefect for inviting him to the meeting and said how much he had enjoyed himself.

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey

The District Grand Prefect thanked everyone for attending and declared the meeting closed. Afterwards the Zoom remained open for a few minutes to allow everyone to chat together before saying goodbye.

Article and photos by Chris Eley