Last Saturday it was encouraging to see so many of you at the Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Annual Assembly at Botley where a number of our Brethren were honoured with Provincial RAM Grand Rank. Hearty congratulations to all those so honoured. It was an enjoyable occasion with a very friendly atmosphere over the whole proceedings.
The Provincial visit to Oakley Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 886, in Basingstoke, on Thursday 3 February 2022 promises to be be a very interesting and exciting evening. The Provincial Grand Master and his team will be performing a live "Double Ceremony of Elevation".
This is a "first" for the Mark Province following the introduction of the 2026 Festival Draw. Lodges had the opportunity of winning an evening with the Provincial Team with them performing an Elevation ceremony or an Advancement ceremony. It promises to be a very enjoyable evening so please contact the Lodge and book yourselves in!
A number of Brethren have expressed their interest to the Provincial Grand Master to form a Scout Mark Lodge in Hampshire and Isle of Wight as a number of other Provinces have already done. To gauge the viability of such a Lodge we need to know how many Mark Masons would be pleased to join such a Lodge. It is intended that the Lodge will welcome Joining Members and Candidates for Advancement from other degrees who may be keen Scouters and attracted to a Scout Mark Lodge. Please contact the Secretariat if you are interested in joining such a Lodge.