Provincial Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners of East Anglia 2017

RAM 2017 19


"Please arrive at 3:30pm for rehearsal PGM". So as instructed by the GDC I was on time and needed the rehearsal; thanks Gary.

All to soon it was time to go in and get on. A full room of shipmates welcomed me and my team into Provincial Assembly. What a great feeling to walk in and be amongst friends. It was then time to present those brethren who have achieved Provincial RAM Grand rank with their collerettes. These masons were exceptional, they have worked hard for the lodge and now have an opportunity to share their knowledge with others.

We had an interesting talk from W.Bro TimRidley the APGM concerning his adjustments to his new office and what it means to him.

It was then my turn to give my annual address, fortunately for the brethren this address is not long. It is a statement of where we are and where we should be going. I hope my message has reached you. The main point was “From 2019 membership of a Royal Ark Mariners lodge will become a consideration for promotion to active office in our Mark Provincial Grand Lodge.”

We retired to the dining room for an excellent dinner with great company, some humorous speeches and witty replies.