The September meeting of Surbiton Conclave No.299

At the regular Meeting on Thursday 1st September 2016 at Surbiton Masonic Hall, Surbiton Conclave No.299, we were honoured with the presence of R.Wy. Bro Laurence James Young, Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler. We were also honoured with an Official visit by V.Wy.Bro. David Raymond, Grand Visitor, as well as Wy.Bro. Alan Brockwell, Provincial Grand Visitor. A total of 29 brethren attended the meeting.

The Supreme Ruler Wy.Bro. Alan Boniface, assisted by his Officers, performed the Princes Degree Ceremony on Bro.Eddie Ertan and Bro. Allan Thompson, in an excellent manner.

The Explanation of the Challenge and the 2nd Degree lecture was given by Wy.Bro. Colin Beerling, DepProvGSR.

The brethren were informed of three brethren who received Grand Rank appointment. V.Wy.Bro. Louis Keats, re-appointed as Deputy Grand Chaplain. Wy.Bro. Ray Hussey, promoted to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. Wy.Bro. Paul Fitzgerald, first appointment of Past Grand Sword Bearer.

At the Festive Board 26 brethren dined and enjoyed an excellent meal. The required toasts were taken, V.Wy.Bro. David Raymond Grand Visitor from the Province of Kent thanked all the brethren for a superb ceremony in the Temple and a very enjoyable festive board. A raffle was held and through the good support of the brethren, £140 was raised.

The next meeting of the Conclave will be held on the 8th December 2016.

Article by Wy.Bro. Colin Beerling, DepProvGSR - Secretary


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