Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 5
I have the following information to pass on to you, and suggest that you 'ping' it on to your members, to ensure they are up to date with Provincial and Grand Lodge Matters:


Surrey Provincial Annual Meeting - Book Now
To be held again at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Monday 30 March 2015. Please attend to support those receiving Appointments and Promotions. The PGM would appreciate and needs your support.

All Brethren attending should be seated before 15:40pm.



Fratres Calami Aerariique Lodge 1704 (Surrey Secretaries & Treasurers Lodge)
All Existing, Past and Aspiring Secretaries and Treasurers are invited to attend the next meeting- to be held at Nutfield, Reigate on Tuesday 10 Feb 2015 - tiles at 5pm. The PGM and most of the Executive will be there - an opportunity to voice your opinion as to how you believe this Lodge can best serve Surrey Mark Masonry.- contact the FCA Secretary David Skilleter token2@ btinternet.com



Royal Ark Mariners Grand Assembly
The Royal Ark Mariners Grand Assembly takes place on Tuesday 09th December 2014 at 16:30pm. Here is a link to the dining form which is now on the GLMMM Website. http://www.glmmm.com/RAM/default.aspx



Surrey Overseer
You should receive your copy in the post very soon.



Annual Fees and Accounts submission
Regrettably, to date, a few Lodges have yet to make their annual returns – as a consequence annual subs are now overdue from those Lodges.



Your Lodge Summons
Again 'repeating the same refrain' - 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 2014-2015 is now published and vailable from Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.
2. Election of WM- is B-o-C, now page 431 Section VI Reg 97(i)
3. Election of Commander- is B-o-C, now page 455 Section XII Reg 14
4. Election of Auditors, at Installation is- B-o-C, now page 436 Reg 132(ii)
5. See page 32 of the Provincial Year Book for Approved Abbreviations for Ranks and Officers.
6. 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 2014 Year Book.
7. For those Secretaries who wish to know the identity of my Expert who inspects the summonses here is a photo of him.





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



Diary Date - Mark Meets The Craft @ Godalming - Monday 23 February 2015,
Opportunity to showcase “Mark Masonry” to your 'unenlightened' circle of Masonic connections.
Venue Masonic Hall Godalming, Ockford Road, Godalming, GU7 1RQ.
Being hosted by the Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge of Surrey 1726.
Starting 18:00pm for non Mark Masons and at 17:30 for Mark Masons.
There will be a festive board to which, all are invited- cost just £22.50 including wine.
Contact Terry Carpenter- Surrey Mark Stewards Secretary secretary1726@gmail.com



Mark Benevolent Fund
For all the latest information go to: www.markbenevolence.org.uk
Be advised that there is an updated copy of the MBF Qualifications Brochure for 2015. The jewels for the ladies have had a complete redesign and are now much more attractive to wear rather than the previous ‘clunky’ jewels based on the Life Subscriber jewel.



MBF Festival Devonshire 2016

The Province of Devonshire have asked that any funds that are being sent direct to them for their Festival in 2016 should be made payable to ‘Devon Mark Charity Association’. They are currently receiving funds payable to the Province and this is incurring additional costs to transfer the funds to the charity account.



And finally...
As always thanks to all Lodge Secretaries and Scribes, who continue to put in unstinting hard work for the benefit of your Members, Lodges and the Province, voluntary work that is beyond value. Remember let us know if you have bright ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered, please let me know, so it can be at lease be considered. And as ever, enjoy your Masonry.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

22nd January 2015

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk