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Dear Brethren All,
Best Wishes to you all.
I feel that I need to communicate with you all so that we can keep in touch. This virus is there just waiting to pounce, if given the opportunity. There are quite a few of our brethren who have contracted covid at meetings, even though it seems that all precautions were being taken. I am wondering if it is time to look at ourselves in order to be carrying out the thoughtful measures that might be required. It is imperative that we continue to sanitise and wash our hands as much as possible. I am not trying to be negative only expressing my thoughts as to this pandemic, which is by no means coming to an end.
The Provincial Grand Master R.W.Bro. George J. Deacon, the Deputy Grand Master V.W.Bro. Brian Ridler, P.G.J.O., the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Tony Green, P.G.J.D., accompanied by Officers of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge, attended the Installation Meeting of Meridies Lodge of Mark Master Masons No.1798 on Monday 11 October 2021.
V.W.Bro. Terry Bruty, P.G.J.O. who celebrated 60 years in Mark and RAM Masonry two weeks ago in Winchester Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No.969 receiving his 60 year certificate and a field promotion from the Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. John Prizeman.
Dear Brethren All,
Good Day to you all, yes it’s me again, I have missed being in touch. I trust that you are all as well as can be expected. I start by offering my heartiest Congratulations to those Brethren who have been honoured with RAMGR, all well deserved. This, they will receive on 7th December and it would be good if some of us are able to be there and show our support.
The new Surrey 2022 Mark Benevolent Fund website contains information about the festival finale to be held at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, Gatwick, Surrey RH10 3EU on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd July 2022. Details and booking form may be found at the following link:-
The Provincial Grand Master recently visited Unity Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 381 where he presented a 50 year certificate to W.Bro. David Boylin, P.G.St.B.
The Provincial Grand Master recently visited Stradbroke Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 874 where he presented a 50 year certificate to V.W.Bro. Tom Sawyers, P.G.M.O.
Following a recent donation from the Mark Benevolent Fund we were delighted to receive this letter.
The Mark Benevolent Fund recently made donations amounting to over £100,000 to hospices throughout England in recognition of the lifetime of service and dedication by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Mark Lodges were asked to nominate a £1,000.00 donation to a hospice of their choice. Here’s the list of nominations made by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Mark Lodges.
As you are probably aware the Mark Benevolent Fund recently made donations amounting to around £100,000 to hospices throughout England in recognition of the lifetime of service and dedication by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Mark Lodges were asked to nominate a £1,000.00 donation to a hospice of their choice.