Erdemont Lodge No. 1894 Meetings, 13th February 2014

Erdemont Lodge No. 1894 Meetings, 13th February 2014On Thursday 13 February 2014, The Erdemont Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners was honoured to receive an official visit from the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, WBro David Green.

WBro David was immediately put to work when he was called upon to present a Grand Lodge Certificate to Bro John Sustins. The presentation was completed in a most entertaining manner, for which the Lodge was very grateful indeed. Bro John can be seen pictured proudly displaying the certificate with VW Bro David to the left.

The presentation was followed by the Elevation of Bro Graham Starkey. The ceremony was conducted by the Worshipful Commander, WBro Joe Cole, in a most enjoyable manner. Bro Graham can be seen in the centre of the attached picture being congratulated by WBro David with WBro Joe Oremi Cole to the right.

Erdemont Lodge No. 1894 Meetings, 13th February 2014The Mark Lodge Lodge was also privileged to receive a visit from the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro David Green.

The first main event of the meeting was to see the Advancement of Bro Andy Watson. The event was a little more difficult than usual as the Temple was out of service and the meeting had to be held in an improvised manner in the dining area!

WBro Tom Quinn took the Chair and treated everyone to a most excellent ceremony. Bro Andy was truly fortunate to be Advanced so well with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master watching on. The picture shows, from left, WBro Dave Jordan, Director of Ceremonies for the day, WBro Tom Quinn, Bro Andy Watson and VW Bro David Green.

Erdemont Lodge No. 1894 Meetings, 13th February 2014Erdemont Lodge No. 1894 Meetings, 13th February 2014As if this were not enough, VW Bro David revealed one of the purposes of his visit when he presented the Lodge with a collarette denoting that it had achieved the status of Patron of the Mark Benevolent Fund. Given that this was only the 18th regular meeting of the Lodge, this was no small achievement. The Worshipful master, WBro Joe Oremi Cole, accepted the award on behalf of the Lodge and expressed the thanks of all to VW Bro David for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the Lodge and make the presentation. Bro Joe can be seen on the left in the picture, proudly wearing the collarette, with VW Bro David to the right.


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