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Official Visit to the Rood At Sudtone Sari Court No 106 - Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Official Visit to the Rood At Sudtone Sari Court No 106 - Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 The Worshipful Master W Bro Satish Dhir opened the meeting at Sutton Masonic Hall at 5.00pm and welcomed R W Bro Lionel Mee, KSM, Provincial Grand Master accompanied by a number of the Provincial Officers on his Annual Visit to the court. He was saluted in accordance with ancient custom and thanked the brethren for their warm and friendly greeting.

The Provincial Grand Master gave the Eulogy for R W Bro Dr. John Benjamin Lloyd, OStJ, CofM, GCh, GCSM Deputy Grand Master from 2013 to 2018 who passed to the Grand Court above in May this year and the brethren stood in respect of departed Merit.

The main item on the Agenda was to rehearse the ceremony of Instruction. This was carried by the Worshipful Master and Officers of the Court assisted by the Provincial Grand Master and Provincial Officers. The volunteer candidate was Bro Keith Chandler - a Founder of the Court in 2015 – who later stated how much he had enjoyed the experience of again being the candidate and that the full explanation of the ceremony had greatly improved his knowledge of the Order.

Official Visit to the Rood At Sudtone Sari Court No 106 - Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 R W Bro Lionel in complimenting the Worshipful Master and his Officers on their performances during the meeting also thanked members of his Provincial Team for their attendance and support by accompanying him on the visit. He also congratulated R W Bro Brian Wareham, Primus Master of the Court, and W Bro Len Hayward, Court Secretary, who are to be honoured with Grand Rank Appointments by the Grand Master at the Annual Meeting of Grand Court on 27th October in Leicester.

The members and visitors later enjoyed an excellent meal at the festive board after which the formal Toasts of the Order were observed with the brethren departing in peace and harmony at 8.30pm.

Next meeting of the Court will be the Installation Meeting on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 when W Bro Satish will be installing the Master-elect - his elder brother Varinder - into the Chair of King Athelstan.


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