On the 23rd of May 2018 the Provincial Executive, together with VW Bro John Bell (trustee of the Mark Benevolent Fund) and Darren Coleman (Charity Co Ordinator), attended Queen Alexandra Hospital to present a cheque for £33,134 for the purchase of laser equipment for the Urology unit. This equipment will assist in providing less invasive treatment for Prostate Cancer.
On Monday the 5th of March, The Provincial Grand Master together with his Provincial Officers attended Portsdown Lodge of MMM No 739 on the occasion of the Banner Dedication. The Oration on this occasion was given by V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler in the absence of the Provincial Grand Chaplain who was caught up with the bad weather.
At Carnarvon Lodge No.804, V.W.Bro. Tom Sawyers PGMO received from the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Barrie Hewitt, his 50 year Certificate of long service in the Craft. He was a member of Portsdown Lodge 4356, Five Heads 8507, Havant 4689 and now Carnarvon 804.
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.