Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Surrey
Provincial Grand Secretary's Brief No 9
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 2016
The Surrey Provincial Annual Meeting 2016 is to be held on Monday 21 March 2016. I suggest you put the date in your diary NOW. Please note this is a week earlier than usual due to a clash with Easter Monday 2016.



Message From Mark Grand Lodge
V.W.Bro. Lt.Cdr. A P D Hannagan, RD, P.G.J.O. Grand Secretary

01 May 2015

Dear Sir and Brother,

I am pleased to advise you that Worshipful Brother Ryan Andrew Williams, Dep. G.D.C. will be taking up the position of Deputy Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, as well as the corresponding offices in the other Orders administered from Mark Masons' Hall, by the end of June 2015.

Worshipful Brother Ryan will join the team as soon as he can negotiate his release from his current employer and will relocate his home from South Wales to Greater London. I am sure you will all join with me in wishing Worshipful Brother Ryan every success in his new role and I am looking forward to his contribution to the smooth running of the administration at Mark Masons Hall.



Message From Mark Grand Lodge
As you are aware from my previous 2 Briefings, we have a plethora of Surrey men being honoured with Grand Rank at this meeting. I am informed that Mark Grand Lodge, has also recently e-mailed you directly concerning this meeting, inviting your attendance, with booking details. HRH Prince Michael of Kent, The Grand Master will be presiding. Grand Temple will likely be full by around 45 minutes to an hour before the start of the meeting. Overflow temples with CCTV cover



The Cha-Di-Da is now booked for Friday 8th April 2016
The venue is Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel - at the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, RH5 6BX, GB Full details to follow in due course. Organiser:- Godfrey Miguel - migod@ntlworld.com



Mark benevolent Fund - Nepal Earthquake
Saturday 25th April 2015, saw an immensely devastating earthquake rock the country of Nepal and its surrounding areas. Its strength measured 7.8 on the Richter resulting in significant loss of life and immense damage. The Trustees of The Mark Benevolent Fund acted very promptly (by 29 April 2015) and made a donation to the ShelterBox charity of £29,500 for the purchase of 50 survival kits.



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 available from Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons.
2. Election of WM- is B-o-C, page 431 Section VI Reg 97(i).
3. Election of MMM Treasurer, page 432 Reg 108(i).
4. Election of RAM Commander and Treasurer- is B-o-C, page 455 Section XII Reg 14.
5. Election of Auditors, at Installation is- B-o-C, page 436 Reg 132(ii).
6. See page 32 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 2014 Year Book.



William Howes MMM and RAM Class of Instruction
See page 40 of the Yearbook; I have received a request to publicize the above, which possibly would suit those who live near to the Nutfield Masonic Centre. 

The William Howes Mark & RAM Class of Instruction Place Reigate & Redhill Masonic Centre, Nutfield Road, Surrey, RH1 4ED Telephone 01737 773780 Dates: Mark 2nd Sundays in September, October, December, February, March and May. RAM: 4th Sunday in November; 2nd Sundays in January and April.

Coffee available from 9:30am for 10:00am start, Class finishes 12.00am promptly - as it is a Sunday. Interested? Contact the Preceptor, Alastair Richardson: alastair.richardson@gmail.com or telephone 07958 394920



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



And finally...
Let us know if you have bright ideas that could potentially improve the way your Province is administered. As always enjoy your Masonry.

Yours Sincerely and Fraternally

Trevor J Sadler
Provincial Grand Secretary

1st June 2015

E-Mail: ProvGSec@markmastermasons.org.uk