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Congratulations to those Brethren honoured by the Grand Master with appointment to RAM Grand Rank.  The full list is here.

To all Active Provincial Mark & RAM officers, VGMOs, Group Reps, & all Past Provincial Mark & Ram officers who having attending provincial visits as stewards this
year.

Brethren, please read the following letter from the Provincial Grand Master concerning the sad passing to the Grand Lodge Above of V.W.Bro. Roger Jenkins PAsstPGM.

p>Brethren, a date for your diary - on Sunday October 22nd 2017 the Mid-Term Luncheon will be held at Botley Masonic Centre (12.30 for 1.00pm). More details will be available soon, along with booking forms.

Congratulations to those Brethren of the Province to be honoured by the Grand Master.  The full list is here.

At the Communication of Mark Grand Lodge held yesterday, the Pro Grand Master, MWBro Richard Victor Wallis, announced that he was to retire in June.

The Province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight is delighted to take part in the MARK BENEVOLENT FUND CHARITY WALK 2017. A team of elite athletes is ready and waiting to meet the challenge by following ???The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk?? and cover the seven miles through four Royal Parks.

Congratulations to those Brethren of the Province honoured by the Provincial Grand Master.  See the full list here.

Tuesday the 15th November 2016 proved to be a very special, and proud, evening for the Provincial Grand Treasurer, W Bro John Burrell PGJD, when his son Matthew was Advanced into Carnarvon Lodge of Mark Masters No 62.

That well known Brother, Derek 'Skip' Attree, is once more on the move, you've been warned!  Skip has been saving for a mobility scooter for some time but W.Bro. Ian Hockney, Almoner of Army & Navy Lodge of Mark Masters No.349 recently surprised Skip by presenting him with a mobility scooter.

TWO EMMINENT MASONS RECEIVE 40 YEAR LONG SERVICE CERTIFICATES

On the 7th of October, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Brian Ridler, made a special visit to the meeting in Farnborough of the Aldershot Army and Navy Lodge of Mark Masters No.349 to present certificates of membership to V.W. Bro. Dr. Roger Jago and W.Bro. Dr. Ian Joiner

FUll details of the Annual Assembly of RAM, to be held on Saturday 21st January 2017 at Botley, can be found here.

The M W Grand Master has been pleased to appoint the following brethren to RAMGR. They will be invested at the Annual Assembly to be held at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ on Tuesday 13th December 2016.

On July 5th 2016, the Provincial Grand Master, RWBro George Deacon, paid a visit to Mark of Education Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.1491 where he presented WBro Ken Hall RAMGR with a certificate commemorating 60 years a member of the Fraternity.

Masonic history turns up when you least expect it.  A recent visit by the Provincial Executive to the province of Derbyshire saw a minute book returned to the province of Hampshire & Isle of Wight which had been found in a skip.

The Provincial Grand Master recently wrote to all Mark Master Masons in his Province.  His letter is reproduced below.

On Friday the 15th of April, the Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master , the Provincial Grand Treasurer, and the Grand Secretary Angus Hannagan, visited Stoneham House Nursing home to present V.W.Bro. Harold Mayne, PGMO, PAsstPGM & PProvGSec with his 60 year Certificate on behalf of Grand Lodge.