Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey

Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 11
Firstly, and most importantly Brethren, the ProvGM RW Bro Ian and his wife Pat, extend to all members and their connections, their very best wishes for a Merry and Happy Christmas followed by a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Secondly, to Masonic business, I have the following information to pass on to you, and suggest that you pass it on to your members, to ensure they are up to date with Provincial and Grand Lodge Matters:



Surrey Provincial Annual Meeting 2016
Monday 21 March 2016 at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Please put this date in your diary - all Mark Master Masons are positively encouraged to attend - there is a need to be seated by 3.30 pm - booking form available by clicking here.

This is an important meeting with the Installation of a new Deputy and Assistant Provincial Grand Masters.




Royal Ark Mariners Grand Rank Investiture - 8th December 2015
Congratulations to the following who were Honoured with RAMGR at the meeting:
W Bro Tim Ford - Richmond Lodge No 808
W Bro Andrew Ford - Comites Sigillorum Lodge No 1352
W Bro Nigel Harding - Esher Lodge No 1050
W Bro Jim Turner - Manor of Bensham Lodge No 1167
W Bro Simon Williams - Noel Lodge No 505.




Surrey MBF 2022 Festival
For the latest click here.
For a Gift Aid Form click here.

An invitation will be sent to the Master, Secretary and Charity Steward for the Festival Launch on Thursday 5th May 2016 at Nutfield. Please note that date in your diaries now.

Festival Secretary W.Bro. Bill Barr billy.barr@virgin.net.



Fratres Calami Aeariique Lodge of MMM 1704 - Tuesday 9th February 2016, 5pm at Nutfield
All SECRETARIES, TREASURERS and DC’s are positively encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting, which will feature mini briefings by:

  • The Provincial Grand Secretary
  • The Provincial Grand Treasurer
  • The Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies
If there is any particular issue you would like covered, please let me know in good time. There will be time for questions. Bookings via FCA Sec WBro David Skilleter - token212@gmail.com



Mark Grand Lodge Meeting
The next Communication of Grand Lodge will be held on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Temple, Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ. all Mark Master Masons are invited to attend.



MGL and ProvGL Annual Dues 2015
Happily most Lodges have settled in good time. However there are still a couple of Lodges whose dues remain outstanding.



Annual Lodge Acounts
A reminder that soonest your Lodges accounts are approved and signed, copies to be forwarded (by e-mail preferred) to ProvGSec and ProvGTreas. Again most Lodges are complying, however there are a couple 2 years in arrears, and several 1 year behind.

Benevolent Monies In particular a reminder that Benevolent monies should be kept ‘sacrosanct’ - see point 7 in the Guidance Notes.



The Cha-Di-Da - Friday 8th April 2016
The venue is Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel - at the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, RH5 6BX. Click here for full details and booking form. Organiser:- Godfrey Miguel - migod@ntlworld.com



Mark Benevolent Fund
Visit www.markbenevolence.org.uk


Provincial Support Team
Requests for the services of the Support Team to be received in a timely manner, ideally THREE WEEKS before the date of the intended meeting.

Contact W.Bro. TIM FORD, ProvGReg, at ProvGReg@Markmastermasons.org.uk



Mark Stewards Lodge 1726 - Monday 22nd February 2016 at Croydon
Prestonian Lecture (2012) on ‘Scouting and Freemasonry’. The regular meeting will take place, Lodge will be closed and the lecture will be then be delivered. This means that all Freemason’s welcome to attend, even if not yet a member of the Mark. The meal afterwards will be a white table and therefore all are also welcome to dine.

Contact the Secretary - W.Bro. Bill Barr billy.barr@virgin.net.



Phishing Avoidance
Some consider it is prudent, when circulating Summons/documents, to use the BCC facility rather than showing lots of email addresses visible.



Websites to Visit
Provincial information: www.markmastermasons.org.uk
Provincial and other Events: www.markmastermasons.org.uk/diary.html
Provincial Downloads for Secretaries: www.markmastermasons.org.uk/downloads.html
Grand Lodge web site: www.glmmm.com



And finally...
Let us know if you have bright ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered. As always enjoy your Masonry.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

12th December 2015

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk