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A Big Thank You to the District Grand Council of Surrey

The Annual Meeting of the District Grand Council of Surrey in the Order of Royal and Select Masters was held as a Virtual Business Meeting on Saturday 26th March 2021. Attending was the Grand Master, M.Ill.Comp. Kessick John Jones, and reprentatives from 23 Districts. There were also many members of the Mark Province of Surrey among the 150 Delegates that attended the meeting.

A Big Thank You to the District Grand Council of Surrey

The District Grand Master, R.Ill.Comp. David J Blackburn, declared the meeting open and the Assistant District Grand Recorder, Ill.Comp. Chris Eley, read the permission to hold a Virtual Business Meeting. The District Grand Master extended a warm and cordial welcome to all the guests and visitors.

After the regular business of the District had been concluded the District Grand Master addressed District Grand Council. In his address R.Ill.Comp. David expressed particular thanks to our Provincial Grand Master for allowing them to use our delux Mark Zoom account and to borrow our Provincial Grand Secretary and Zoom expert Ill.Comp. Tim Ford. He said that he is only too well aware that the Mark 2022 Festival looms and he is grateful to the Companions of Waverley Council and Pride of Surrey Council who have in the past couple of weeks donated nearly two thousand pounds to the Festival.

A Big Thank You to the District Grand Council of Surrey

He was very pleased to be able to repeat earlier donations from the District and virtually presented Companion Ian with a further Cheque in the sum of £1,000 for the Festival. Companion Ian thanked the District Grand Master and all the Companions of Surrey for their generous donation to the 2022 MBF Festival.

A Big Thank You to the District Grand Council of Surrey

The District Grand Master then thanked everyone for their attendance and support; and declared the meeting closed.

Article and photos by Chris Eley