From Left to Right: Graham Raven, Ivor Spencer, Kevin Taylor, Peri Ahmet, Greg Dunham, Roy Hartley, Bob Tuthill, Graham Webb. Missing were Neil Johnstone, Dick Barton, Ray Collings and Dave Jordan

The Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies team meeting was held at Tovil Masonic centre, Maidstone on the 1st December 2011.

This meeting is extremely useful as the whole team can meet all together and discuss not only our escorting duties but many other issues that arise over the course of the year around ceremonial duties, to try and improve on our performance.

The 2011 escorting duties were discussed which included, at the beginning of 2011 some seventy eight (78) Mark and R.A.M. meetings throughout the Province which required an escorting Director of Ceremonies.

Other meetings were discussed to see if any improvements could be made ceremonial wise. This included the Provincial R.A.M. investiture meeting, two banner dedications, the Annual Provincial Mark meeting and also the sweep up meeting. The team were pleased overall with their performance during the year but we will be making some adjustments during 2012.

From the amount of meetings we have covered in 2011, it has again been an extremely busy year for the entire team which we all have thoroughly enjoyed. Our teams thanks again go out to all the lodges who have received the principles and their Director of Ceremonies most cordially and for all their help in the preparations prior to and during the visits. Special thanks to the secretaries and director of ceremonies of these lodges.

We have another new member to our team for 2012, W. Bro. Peri Ahmet and we all wish him well.

The escorting duties for 2012 have been finalised and it appears the team will have another very busy year. We are all looking forward to 2012 in supporting the Provincial Grand Master and the Province and meeting more of the brethren in this great Mark Province.

W. Bro. Greg Dunham PAGSwdB, Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies

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