7th February 2018
To all Lodge Secretaries & Scribes
Dear Sir and Brother,
ANNUAL MEETING OF PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE
On Tuesday 13th February 2018 the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro. George J Deacon, braved the elements of high winds and rough seas on the Solent to pay a to visit Sandown Bay Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.320 in order to present a long service certificate to W.Bro Albert Arthur Taylor RAMGR.
On Thursday the 7th of December the Provincial Grand Master RWBro George Deacon was Guest of Honour for the first Provincial Grand Officers' dinner which was held at Brook House Masonic Centre in Botley and was attended by no less than 46 Provincial Officers both present and past.
Following the recent announcement from the Mark Benevolent Fund of a £35,000 grant to the Shelterbox charity, many Provinces also wanted to help in the relief efforts. The overwhelming support of 18 Provinces added another £32,850 giving us a staggering figure of £67,850.