Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey

Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 14
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 2017
Saturday 18 March 2017 - 11:00am start. The impending closure of Fairfield Halls has forced a location move to Croydon Masonic Hall, 73 Oakfield Road, Croydon CR0 2UX. Please note date, time and venue in your diary now.

SURREY MBF 2022 Festival
The Festival has now been launched and now is the time for you to commit… click here to discover more.
Download a Gift Aid Form by clicking here.

Send completed forms to W.Bro. David Barden:
605 Maidstone Road, Blue Bell Hill Village, CHATHAM, Kent ME5 9QX

Festival Chairman is W.Bro. David Else:
Festival Secretary is W.Bro. Bill Barr:

Your Lodge Summons
Pointers to help ensure regularity.
  1. Ensure you use the latest Constitutions & Regulations- they are now included in the back of the annual YEAR BOOK - 2015-2016 is now published and available from Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.
  2. Election of WM - page 435 Section VI Reg 97(i).
  3. Election of MMM Treasurer, page 436 Reg 108(i).
  4. Election of RAM Commander and Treasurer - is page 459 Section XII Reg 14.
  5. Election of Auditors, at Installation page 440 Reg 132(ii).
  6. See page 28 of the Provincial Year Book for Approved Abbreviations for Ranks and Officers.
  7. It is usual to list honorary members in Rank Seniority Order- take a look at the Honorary Members listed for your Lodges entry in the 2015 Year Book.
  8. Regular Officers- page 435 reg 96 particularly note sections:-
    (i) The regular Officers of the Lodge are the Master, two Wardens, three Overseers, Treasurer, Registrar of Marks, Secretary, two Deacons, Inner Guard and Tyler
    (iii) Save by dispensation from The Grand Master, or in a Province or District, from the Provincial or District Grand Master, no Brother shall hold more than one regular Office, but a Brother may hold one of the additional offices together with a regular office.

    This means that one brother cannot hold more than one of the Offices listed i.e. the Secretary cannot be the Registrar of Marks as well, except by dispensation.

Websites to Visit
Provincial information:
Provincial and other Events:
Provincial Downloads for Secretaries:
Grand Lodge web site:
Mark Benevolent Fund:

And finally...
If you have 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

June 2016