Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 7
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:


Not Too Late
SURREY PROVINCIAL ANNUAL MEETING - MON 30th March 2015 - be seated before 15:40pm. To be held again at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon - attached is another copy of the booking form. The PGM would appreciate and needs your support! e-mail stewart@blueladygroup.co.uk



Messages From M.W.Bro. Richard V Wallis Pro Grand Master
11 March 2015 - RE: Grand Secretary
I write to advise you that last week I received a letter from R.W.Bro. Paul Tarrant, P.G.J.W., our Grand Secretary, advising me that although he has made significant progress in his recovery following the stroke suffered twelve months ago, he was still experiencing problems, and that it was difficult to know how long a full recovery would take. As a consequence he believed that it was time for him to stand down as our Grand Secretary, a brave decision made with the best interests of our Orders at the forefront of his thoughts.

I am sure that like me, you will be saddened by his decision, but we all wish R.W.Bro. Paul every good wish for a continued recovery. I would like to place on record my personal thanks to him for the foundation he laid during his short tenure as Grand Secretary as the organisation continues to move forward.

The current interim organisational structure will continue with V.W.Bro. Lt. Cdr. Angus Hannagan, RD, as Acting Grand Secretary.

13 March 2015 - RE: Grand Secretary
I am pleased to advise you that V.W.Bro. Lt. Cdr. Angus P D Hannagan, RD, P.G.J.O., has been appointed as our Grand Secretary with effect from 1st April 2015. You will be aware that V.W.Bro Angus has been acting as Grand Secretary for the last six months with great effect, and we are confident that he will continue in this manner. In order to complete the team at Mark Masons’ Hall a new Deputy Grand Secretary will be appointed and I would welcome applications from suitably qualified Brethren to be considered for this role. Any Brother who expresses interest should, in the first instance, contact the Grand Secretary for further information.



Annual Fees - 01 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
Extract from Communication of Grand Lodge- held Tuesday, 10 March 2015 (which I am informed were duly adopted):
9. To propose that standard rate of registration and other fees payable by Lodges to Grand Lodge for the financial year 1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016, shall be as set out below;

Warrants
New Warrant at cost
Warrant of Confirmation at cost
Centenary Warrant at cost

Patents
Provincial Grand Master at cost
District Grand Master at cost
Grand Inspectors at cost

Dispensations
Lodge or Master Elect - £28.50
Dispensation (nunc pro tunc) - £42.50 –
n.b. 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 - £29.50
Installed Masters Lodges - £14.75
Brother on advancement - £28.50
Joining Brother already registered - £22.00
Joining Brother from another Constitution - £28.50
Founder member of a new lodge - £8.00
Founder member of a new lodge from another constitution - £28.50
Duplicate, replacement or amended Grand Lodge Certificate - £28.50

All Fees now shown inclusive of Value Added Tax at the current rate of 20% payable on all fees and dues to Grand Lodge by Lodges and Brethren in the United Kingdom and the European Union.


Grand Officers - 2015
Extract from recent Communication from Grand Lodge - to be promoted/appointed Tuesday 09 June 2015.
Grand Standard Bearer Andrew George Sales, JP  
Grand Steward John Vaughan Christopher French  
Past Grand Junior Overseer Richard Nerod Baker  
Past Grand Senior Deacon David Keith Else  
Past Grand Senior Deacon Richard John Knox  
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies Jack Love  
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies Trevor James Sadler  
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies David Ian Shelton  
Past Assistant Grand Standard Bearer Barrie Freeman  

OTHER PROVINCES - Surrey Men
 
Past Grand Junior Overseer Robert Greer Kirkwood Middlesex
Past Grand Junior Deacon Past Grand Junior Deacon Sussex
Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies Alan Leslie Underhill London


Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

15th March 2015

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk