The 2017Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Conclave of Surrey

The Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Conclave of Surrey was held at the Surbiton Masonic Centre on Saturday 27th May 2017.

The Provincial Grand Conclave was opened by the Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler, Right Worthy Brother Laurie Young, who was saluted under the direction of the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.

The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler welcomed all the honoured guests including the Past Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler, Brian Clifford Wareham, holder of the Order of Service to Secret Monitor Masonry and R Wy Bro Noel Grout, Grand Chancellor, who is a Past Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler for Kent. Also present were a number of Provincial Grand Supreme Rulers, their Deputies and Recorders and other brethren from neighbouring Provinces, together with a number of heads of Orders in Surrey.

The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler welcomed those Brethren who had been Inducted since the last Annual Meeting.

The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler re-appointed and invested Wy Bro Colin Michael Beerling as Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler. The re-appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler was saluted with five.

The Officers for the year were appointed and invested. The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler then appointed Bro. Mark Donovan as Commander and Bro. Martin Baker as Deputy Commander of his Arch of Steel; and was introduced to its members. During his address to Provincial Grand Conclave, the R Wy Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler thanked all members of the Province for their continued support and requested them to continue to seek out from their Craft Lodges suitable members for this wonderful Order.

At the conclusion of the meeting members of the Province, their visitors and guests sat down to a most enjoyable luncheon in the Elizabethan Suite at Surbiton Masonic Hall.

Article by Chris Eley and photos by Bob Tuthill and Chris Eley

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