Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey

Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 16
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. Venue: Croydon Masonic Hall, 73 Oakfield Road, Croydon CR0 2UX. You can download the dining form here. For details about parking click here.



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
Email: dpbarden@aol.com

Festival Chairman is W.Bro. David Else: dkelse@btopenworld.com
Festival Secretary is W.Bro. Bill Barr: billybarr51@gmail.com - PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS




Mark Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Lodge - Annual Dues 2016
70% of Lodges have settled in good time. To the others I would kindly remind you that these should have been paid in full by 30th September (Provincial By Laws No 9 refers). Please ensure payment by the end of November.


The Cha-Di-Da is booked for Saturday 1st April 2017
The cost has been held the same as last year - £55.00. The event will be held again at the Burford Bridge Hotel. For full details click here.



Your Lodge’s By-Laws
It is considered good practice to regularly re-visit and compare your by-laws with the Model versions - available for downloading from the GLMMM website - in the Secretariat section - www.glmmm.com



Fratres Calami Aeariique Lodge of MMM 1704 - Thursday 9th February 2017, 5PM, Nutfield
Although this is now a SECRETARIES, TREASURERS and DC’s Lodge, all our MMM’s are positively encouraged to attend and participate.

The meeting will feature a briefing, discussion and question session on “Succession Planning”.

If there is any other particular issue you would like covered, please let me know in good time, and we will try to include it. Bookings FCA Sec WBro David Skilleter- token212@gmail.com



RAM Summons
A couple of tips:- Election of W.Cdr. and Treasurer is Rule 14 and there is no ‘Very’ rank in RAM



Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank Investiture - 13th December 2016
Congratulations to the following who will be Honoured with RAMGR at the meeting:-
  • W Bro Barrie Freeman- Hiram Lodge No 13
  • W Bro Derek Harrington - Hiram Lodge No 13
  • W Bro Jack Love - Hiram Lodge No 13
  • W Bro Ian Parsons- Camberley Lodge No 1131
  • W Bro Ian Smith - Weyside Lodge No 442
  • W Bro David Barden – Surrey Enthroned Commanders Lodge No 1219
  • W Bro John Roberts- Weyside Lodge No 442


Mark Grand Lodge – Sent: Wed, 14 Sep 2016- Re:- Grand Secretary
At the meeting of the Quarterly Communication of Mark Grand Lodge held on Tuesday 13th September the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Richard Victor Wallis, announced that it was my intention to stand down as Grand Secretary at the Investiture meeting to be held on 13th June 2017.

As I approach my seventieth birthday in February next year I feel the time is right to hand the reigns of Mark Masons’ Hall to my Deputy, Very Worshipful Brother Ryan Williams, PGJO, and he will be invested as such in June and will then assume the equivalent role in the other Orders administered from Mark Masons’ Hall, on that day.

I have been pleased and honoured to have served the Mark Degree and all of the Orders administered by Mark Masons’ Hall for the last seven years latterly as Grand Secretary or the equivalent.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and cooperation during this time, and look forward to maintaining my friendship with you all in the coming years.

Yours sincerely and fraternally
R.W.Bro. Lt Cdr A P D Hannagan, RD - Grand Secretary



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...
If you have ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered, let your Province know.

AS ALWAYS - ENJOY YOUR MASONRY

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

November 2016

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk