The Annual General Meeting of the Leeds and District Association of Installed Masters took place on Thursday, 17 July at the Ripon Masonic Hall with an excellent attendance particularly with visitors from both the South Yorkshire and Huddersfield, Halifax and Districts Associations.
The Meeting was formally opened the President, W.Bro. Les Davy. It is important to record that in his address W.Bro. Les spoke of the welcome and the many hours he had enjoyed representing the Leeds Association during his year. That is most certainly true as he covered the vast majority of the Province, well done W.Bro. Les, an example to all. He was ably supported his Senior and Junior Vice Presidents and other Officers who he thanked, particularly his Secretary W. Bro. K. David Fisher and the Social Committee, W.Bros David Readshaw, Paul Leach and Richard Brown. Further thanks were due to the Treasurer, W. Bro. Bob Winterflood who was now to retire. He reminded all that the Stewardship of the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, West Yorkshire in 2015 to be held at Bradford, would be the responsibility of the Leeds and District Association and he trusted that all would give their wholehearted support.
The President then invested his successor wishing him a very happy and successful year in Office, the new Team being:
President W.Bro. J. Trevor Bolton, Copley Lodge
Senior Vice President, W.Bro. Craig Kidd, Pontefract Lodge
Junior Vice President, W.Bro. Keith Harmer, Haywra Lodge
W.Bro. David Fisher, upon a proposition was duly confirmed as Secretary for another year, with W.Bro.Les Davy to take over as Treasurer
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Robert Corfield then addressed the meeting and firstly gave the apologies of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master James Steggles who was taking a well earned holiday in Norway. He then paid testimony to the efforts of the Past President, W.Bro. Les and congratulated W.Bro. Trevor on taking up the reins as President of The Leeds and District Association. He emphasised that the role of the Installed Masters Lodge Representatives was now pivotal and they must be given support and encouragement to undertake a very important task.
Finally the President, W.Bro. Trevor gave details of a number of Social events, all to be held at Westbourne House, Otley which he hoped would be well supported.
A most enjoyable evening was had all.