All change at the Secretariat.

Worshipful Brother Bill Glanville, Provincial Grand Secretary has agreed terms with the Craft to become their new Provincial Secretary.  He has passed his medical and a transfer date is to be agreed.  The transfer fee has not been disclosed.  We wish Bill well with his new team.

This means that the forward line of the Secretariat will need to be changed mid-season.

Please click here to read the letter from the Provincial Grand Master regarding the new Secretariat team.

Grand Lodge June 2019

The Province was well represented at Grand Lodge on Tuesday 11th Jun.

45 Brethren attended to see the following Brethren receive their first appointments
conferred by the Grand Master.

APPOINTMENTS   (June)

Ling Faang Yu           to   Grand Steward

Geoffrey Nicholson    to   Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies

Wilf Elliott                   to   Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer

Michael Jeffrey           to   Past Grand Standard Bearer

PROMOTIONS   (September)

Clive Copley             to   Past Grand Junior Overseer

Anthony Burke          to   Past Grand Junior Overseer

Ronald Campbell      to   Past Grand Senior Deacon

Abbot Hugh Claim the Keystone

Members of the Abbot Hugh of Selby Lodge following the presentation of the Keystone by the RW Provincial Grand Master for having the most Brethren in attendance at the Convocation and luncheon, there were 17 members accompanying the Worshipful Master, W Bro David Strathie, making 18 in total.

The next meeting of Abbot Hugh  will be held on Wednesday 24th April which will be the Installation Meeting.  The Lodge is expecting to attract raiding parties from across the Province not only to attempt to claim the Keystone but to enjoy friendship and fellowship throughout the evening.

Beverlac Charity Result

Beverlac Keystone Mark Lodge no.281 held their carol service at All Saints Church in Hessle in December in aid of Martin House Hospice for terminally ill children.

Although the unit is based in Boston Spa it provides a service for children and parents throughout our Province and last year they were caring for 430 children, either in the hospice or at home.

The carol service was attended by the Provincial Grand Master and his lady Rose and was supported by the Vice Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding Mr. Stephen Larard MBE, JP

The North Ferriby Ladies Choir sang at the service of nine lessons and carols and the result was a very healthy £1468.00

Presenting the money to Becky Nicholson from Martin House are Peter Nesbitt and Bill Glanville who organized the service, accompanied by their wives who were heavily involved in the event.

This years’ service has already been booked for Sunday 15th December at 2.00pm so please put a note in your diaries.

Grand Lodge LOI at York

The Provincial Secretary has provided an introductory letter and booking form for the forthcoming Grand Mark Lodge of Instruction presentation to be held at York Racecourse on Thursday 25th April, 2019. This is a very special event and an honour for us to host it this year. The opportunity will not arise again in the future! The invitation will be going out to neighbouring provinces so early responses would be appreciated. The PGM hopes that every Mark and RAM Lodge will be represented.

First Appointments and Promotions 2019

First Appointments and Promotions – 09/03/19
First Appointment
PPGJD David Eric Duffill De La Pole 329
Frank Potter Abbot Hugh of Selby 1640
David Lloyd Tyler Star in the East 95
PPGStdB Michael Jackson Alexandra 803
Promotion
PPGSW Geoffrey Nicholson Barry Fitzwilliam 277
Donald Gill Whitehead St Cuthbert’s 743
Peter Taylor Alexandra 803
Harold Dennis Woolf Alverton 845
Douglas Alan Hatfield Brough 1170
PPGJW Kay Raper Beverlac 281
George Wilfred Walker Beverlac 281
Richard John Ormerod Redcar 804
Alec Norris Wilson Cleveland 1040
Gary Bennett Brough 1170
Alan Richardson Saltburn 1532
Keith Richardson Abbot Hugh of Selby 1640
PPGMO Peter David Rose Fitzwilliam 277
Francis Allan Cammish Londesborough 291
Stuart Leonard Gamble Thesaurus 782
John Roger Lowe Sykes 1830
PPGJO
Ian Keith Barker Alverton 845
Ian Charles Scott Alverton 845
Peter William Audin Memorial IM 1452
PPGSD Philip Clifford Hopwood Redcar 804
PPGJD John Robert Hunter Alverton 845