West Yorkshire Mark Master Masons spent a most enjoyable day at Grand Lodge for the Investiture meeting which was held in the presence of:
The Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent
The Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master, Richard Victor Wallis, JP
The Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, H. Keith Emmerson and
The Right Worshipful Assistant Grand Master, Raymond John Smith
Appointments from the Province of West Yorkshire with their Lodges were as follows;
First Appointments to Acting Rank
|Bro. Philip John Drury G. Stwd.||Escafeld Lodge No. 1139|
First Appointments to Past Rank
|Bro. John Trevor Maxwell P.A.G.D.C.||Knaresborough Castle Lodge no. 768|
|W.Bro. Ian Philip Booth P.A.G.Swd.B.||Old York Lodge TI|
|W.Bro. Ian Yates P.A.G.Swd.B.||Gothic Lodge No. 1018|
|W.Bro. John Arthur Barnes P.A.G.Swd.B.||Bronte Lodge No. 535|
Promotions to Acting Rank
|W.Bro. Michael John Minns to G.S.D.||Sincerity Lodge No. 943|
Promotions to Past Rank
|W.Bro. John Morgan to P.G.J.O.||Rother Lodge No. 651|
|W.Bro. Robert John Winterflood to P.G.S.D.||Copley Lodge No. 111|
|W.Bro. Brian Douglas Reeve to P.G.J.D.||Wharfedale Lodge No. 1027|
|W.Bro. Lance Milburn to P.G.J.D.||Beaumont Lodge No. 1523|
Additional Promotion to Acting Grand Rank direct from Grand Lodge of M.M.M.
|W.Bro. John Edward Vause to D.G.D.C.||Haywra Lodge No. 525|
This was a very proud day for all who received recognition but also for the Province of West Yorkshire, particularly as we now enjoy three Acting Grand Lodge Officers. I cannot remember when that was last the case but no doubt someone will enlighten me, I await with interest.
The meal enjoyed at the Freemasons Arms, in the company of our friends from the Province of North and East Yorkshire was well received and a booking has been confirmed for 2016. Efforts will be made again the Secretariat to obtain a block booking with Virgin East Coast as the trip has now become somewhat fragmented and lost some of its camaraderie and fellowship.