Surbiton Conclave No.299 - Meeting 4th June

At the regular meeting on the 4th June 2015 at Surbiton Masonic hall, which was attended by 27 members and guests, we were honoured by an Official visit from the Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler R.Wy. Bro. Laurence James Young, accompanied by the Provincial Arch of Steel. Also present was Wy.Bro. Ivan Thorne, Provincial Grand Guide, who attended in the capacity of Provincial Grand Visitor, as well as six other guests.

Due to the illness of Wy.Bro. Duncan Bell, Supreme Ruler Elect, Wy.Bro. David Blackburn, Supreme Ruler, volunteered to continue in office for a further year. This was duly accepted and Wy.Bro. Len Hillier declared that Wy.Bro. David Blackburn would remain in office for the ensuing year. The Ceremony of proclamation was carried out by the Installing Officer Wy.Bro. Len Hillier.

The Supreme Ruler then invested his new Officers for the year. The address to the Supreme Ruler was given by R.Wy.Bro. Michael Barnes, PProvGSR, in a splendid manner. Wy.Bro. Colin Beerling gave the explanation of the Weapons.

R.Wy.Bro. Laurence James Young presented Grand Conclave Certificates to Bro. Graham Hancock, Bro. Keith Waller and Bro. Robert Hancock.

After the meeting, there were 21 brethren who enjoyed an excellent Festive Board. The Supreme Ruler, gave the necessary toasts and speeches and thanked R.Wy.Bro. Laurence James Young for attending on an official basis, he also thanked all the brethren for their support at the meeting.

The next meeting of the Conclave will be held on Thursday 3rd September 2015.

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