Long Service Certificates are presented to Brethren who have attained 50 years of service to Mark Masonry or to the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners. Celebration of such service is recognized the presentation of a Certificate from the Most Worshipful Grand Master and a separate Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master. A further Certificate from the Provincial Grand Master is presented to Brethren celebrating 60 years of Service to either of our Orders.
The Provincial Grand Master’s Award is presented to Mark Master Masons in the Province whom the Provincial Grand Master considers have given outstanding service to the Order and in particular to the Mark Province of West Yorkshire. It is awarded entirely at the discretion of the Provincial Grand Master.
The Award consists of a silvered West Yorkshire Token and is currently presented mounted and appended to a Mark ribbon as a breast jewel. It was designed and first presented in 1991 R.W.Bro. James Bramley Morley, Provincial Grand Master for West Yorkshire 1989 to 1994.
The West Yorkshire Royal Ark Mariner Distinguished Service Award is presented to Royal Ark Mariners in the Province who have given long and unstinting service to their own Royal Ark Mariner Lodge or Lodges.
It is not applicable to holders of Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank and is awarded entirely at the discretion of the Provincial Grand Master. Such is the eminence of the Award that it is envisaged that there will be no more than two recipients of the Award each year.
The Award consists of a mounted silvered West Yorkshire Token appended to a Royal Ark Mariner ribbon and is presented as a breast jewel. It was designed and first presented in 2010 R.W.Bro. James Bennett Truswell, Provincial Grand Master for West Yorkshire 2007 to 2012.