Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey

Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 13
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
This was a superb day, witnessed by some 265 Mark Masons. Click here for the minutes of the meeting and the ProvGM’s address and click here to see a write up and photographs.



Messages from Mark Grand Lodge
The retirement of the Deputy Grand Master:
RW.Bro. Keith Emmerson, Deputy Grand Master is to retire and as a consequence, the MW.Pro Grand Master announced the following appointments:-
• RW.Bro. Raymond John Smith, Assistant Grand Master, as Deputy Grand Master
• RW.Bro. John Herbert Prizeman, President MBF, as Assistant Grand Master
• RW.Bro. Dr John Lawson William Wright, RD, FRCS will succeed RW.Bro. Prizeman as President of the Mark Benevolent Fund.

All three Brethren will be invested by the Most Worshipful Grand Master at the June Investiture meeting.




Surrey Grand Officers 2016
To be promoted/appointed.

First Appointments to Active Rank
Peter Scott Unwin GStwd Warlingham 1321

First Appointments to Past Rank
Paul Danbury Fitzgerald PAGDC* Redhill 1285
Derek Alan Harrington PAGDC Hiram 13
Ian Trevor Dudley Smith PAGStB Weyside 442

Promotions in Past Rank
Peter Richard Ernest Rubie-Todd PGMO* Loyalty 914
Brian Leslie Berry PGJO* Collingwood 1669
Christopher Douglas Cradock PGJO Manor of Bensham 1167
Robert Gregory Tuthill PGJO Loyalty 914
Laurence James Young PGSD Ditton 1857
John David Billett PGJD* Collingwood 1669
Terry Carpenter, JP PGJD Kintore 333
Louis Maurice Keats PGJD Rose 534

* signifies not through Province of Surrey



Mark Grand Lodge Meeting
The Investiture Meeting of Grand Lodge will be held on Tuesday, 7 June 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.

Note that this meeting is almost certainly going to be heavily over sub-scribed, hence the earlier than usual cut-off date for dining applications - Friday 20th May 2016. Book early to avoid disappointment. A PDF version of the Registration Form and Dining is available to download on www.glmmm.com



RAM - Presentation of a Royal Ark Mariner Certificate
Grand Lodge have informed all Provinces that the Biblical reference and quote shown in the 2015 edition of the RAM Ritual No 1 book is incorrect. It should now read ‘Book of Genesis, Chapter 6, verse 18; “But with Thee will I establish my covenant.”

Your Ritual Books should be amended. The next edition of the Royal Ark Mariner Ritual No.1 will be updated accordingly.



Annual Fees - 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2017
Extract from Communication GL- Tuesday, 08 March 2016 (which I am informed were duly adopted.)

Standard rate of registration and other fees payable by Lodges to Grand Lodge for the financial year 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017 - Fees shown are inclusive of VAT:

Dispensations
Lodge or Master Elect £29.00
Dispensation (nunc pro tunc) £56.50 – note that any request for dispensation received less than 21 days before it is required will be treated as a nunc pro tunc dispensation and charged accordingly.

Fees payable by Brethren
Annual Dues £30.00
Installed Masters Lodges £15.00
Brother on advancement £29.00
Joining Brother already registered £22.50
Joining Brother from another Constitution £29.00
Duplicate, replacement or amended Grand Lodge Certificate £29.00



Surrey MBF 2022 Festival
For the latest click here. It is now is time to commit - download a Gift Aid Form by clicking here.

Festival Pins available from WBro David Barden - dpbarden@aol.com.

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



The Cha-Di-Da - Friday 8th April 2016
Friday 8th April 2016 at the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel. This was another successful evening - well organised by Miguel Godfrey with the able assistance of Mick Mello and many others - next year’s already in the planning. Photos can be viewed by clicking here.



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
Mark Benevolent Fund: www.markbenevolence.org.uk



And finally...
“Repeating that same refrain”, if you have bright ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered, let your Province know.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

12 May 2016

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk