Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Official Visits by Provincial Grand Officers to Mark and RAM Lodges 2017/2018
Issue 3 - October 2017 

Visit No

VIP

Date of Visit

Mark/RAM

Lodge Name

Lodge Number

Location

 2017 

1

PGM

4th May

Mark

Aldershot Meridian

1785

Aldershot

2

DPGM

18th May

Mark/RAM

Hindhead Mark & RAM

1049

Bordon

3

JW

22nd May

Mark

Clanfield

1385

Horndean

4

PDA

24th May

Mark

PGM Mark LOI - West

 

Forty Steps

5

DPGM

1st June

Mark

Thomas a Becket

775

Prembroke Road

6

PGM

21st June

Mark

Clausentum

613

Woolston

7

APGM

22nd June

RAM

Chandler??s Ford

1258

Chandler's Ford

8

PGM

4th July

RAM

Mark of Education

1491

Cosham

9

PGM

4th September

Mark

Portsdown

739

Purbrook

10

PGM

6th September

RAM

Bournemouth

125

Knole Road

11

PDA

22nd September

RAM

Portsdown (Banner)

739

Purbrook

12

PDA

27th September

RAM

Lodge of Instruction East

 

Cosham

13

PDA

28th September

RAM

Installed Commanders

1687

 Sandown Bay

14

PGM

4th October

Mark

Shalden

988

Alton

15

APGM

5th October

Mark

Vale of Avon

867

Brockenhurst

16

APGM

25th October

Mark

Sir Arthur Holbrook

951

Ryde

17

DPGM

13th November

RAM

Itchen

613

Woolston

18

SW

28th November

Mark

Aldershot Military

54

Aldershot

19

PDA

29th November

Mark

Installed Mark Masters

1687

 Botley

 2018 

20

PDA

20th January

RAM

RAM Assembly

 

Botley

21

APGM

23rd January

RAM

Winchester

969

Winchester

22

APGM

6th February

RAM

Thomas a Becket

775

Cosham

23

APGM

13th February

Mark

John Pounds

809

Cosham

24

DPGM

21st February

Mark

Thomas Dunckerley

1296

Gosport

25

JW

2nd March

Mark

Aldershot Army & Navy

349

Farnborough

25a

PDA

5th March

Mark

Portsdown (Banner)

739

Purbrook

26

DPGM

8th March

Mark

Brocas Hyrst

1733

New Milton

27

PDA

14th March

Mark

Lodge of Insruction East

 

Gosport

28

SW

18th April

Mark

William of Orange

973

Petersfield

29

APGM

19th April

Mark

Thistle & Shamrock

1048

Havant

Legend: PGM - Provincial Grand Master, DPGM - Deputy Provincial Grand Master, APGM - Assistant Provincial Grand Master SW - Provincial Senior Warden, JW - Provincial Junior Warden and PDA - PGM, DPGM, APGM

Lodges normally Tyle at 6 p.m. Should a Lodge Tyle earlier the Provincial Team will be notified by the ProvDGSec. However, you would be well advised to arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Lodge Secretaries/Scribes are notified of those Provincial Officers who will dine ten working days in advance of the visit. Please notify the Provincial Deputy Grand Secretary of your intention to attend, before the deadline. Late bookings and cancellations are to be notified direct to the Secretary/Scribe of the Lodge being visited and to the ProvDGSec. Block bookings for visits throughout the Masonic Year are strongly recommended.

Special arrangements will apply for the Isle of Wight visits. Details will be provided at the time of the visit.

Dress is the usual uniform worn by Provincial Grand Officers. Mark regalia should be worn with your RAM collaret to Mark meetings. Active Mark Provincial Grand Officers who are also Royal Ark Mariners do not have to hold Provincial RAMGR rank to attend RAM meetings, including the annual Royal Ark Mariner Assembly, but are to wear their RAM regalia. Similarly, holders of Provincial RAMGR do not have to be Past Masters or hold Provincial Rank in the Mark Degree to attend Mark visits, but are to wear their usual Mark regalia and their Provincial RAMGR collarets. The ???unique?? Hampshire & IOW Mark or RAM tie is to be worn to all Provincial visits.
Try to make the most of your year in Active Office and attend as many visits as you can in support of the Principal Officers. You will find it a satisfying and rewarding experience.

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