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The December Meeting of Knightsbridge Lodge

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 December Meeting of Knightsbridge Lodge

The Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Richard Knox, P.G.S.D., Assistant Provincial Grand Master, declared the meeting open and welcomed all present. The Secretary, , W.Bro. Bill Barr, P.G.J.D., Assistant Provincial Grand Master, read the Permission to Hold the Business Meeting and read the Dispensation.

A ballot was taken for two joining members, W.Bro. Christopher Day, P.Prov.A.G.D.C, and Bro. Ivan Larking. This proved in their favour and W.Bro. Chris was welcomed into the Lodge by the Worshipful Master and all those present.

The December Meeting of Knightsbridge Lodge

The next item was to declare W.Bro. Richard Wileman, P.G.J.D, as Master Elect for 2021-2022, and W.Bro. Tim Ford, P.G.J.D, as Treasurer.

The Charity Steward, W.Bro. Steve Jones, P.G.Stwd., highlighted the charitable events supporting our 2022 Festival, especially the Zoom Quiz organised for next Saturday. The Lodge agreed to a sponsorship of £500 from the Lodge towards the Festival.

The Provincial Grand Master said that it was a pity the RW.Bro. Archie Torrance, Provincial Grand Master of the Mark Province of Kent, was not able to be with us so we could congratulate him personally on his magnificent achievement of raising £2,050,879 for the MBF for his 2020 Kent Festival. Every Mark Lodge in the Province achieved an MBF Grand Patron Diamond Award. Kent is now an MBF Grand Patron Diamond Province; the first in the whole Constitution. RW.Bro. Ian said he has written to RW.Bro. Archie congratulating him on behalf of the Province of Surrey.

The Worshipful Master thanked everyone for attending and declared the meeting closed.

Article and photos by Chris Eley