It was good to share last Saturday morning with so many of you during the Virtual Business meeting of the Provincial Annual Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners. Our Provincial Grand Master was on good form together with the Deputy Grand Master. Thank you to those who were able to be with us, this was all thanks to the Provincial Grand Senior Warden who looked after the technicalities for the day; thank you Patrick.
I start off today with the sad news that W. Bro. Larry Harding was called to the Grand Lodge above yesterday afternoon. Larry was a well-respected member of many Orders throughout the Province and had held important and influential offices in many. From personal experience I was grateful for his guidance and advice at times.
Well Christmas Festivities are over and Pat and I have cleared all of the decorations away and returned the containers and plastic tree to the loft. This 80 year+ old body is not as agile as it used to be, still it will be another 49 weeks before I have to get the decorations down again.