A good number of visitors joined members of the Ark Lodge No 59 on Tuesday 19th December to witness the Elevation of Bro Paul Scott Webber. Worshipful Commander Chris Hopes Invited W Bro Jim Mulligan to take the chair. The elevation team, assisted by several past commanders, presented a most enjoyable ceremony. The signs were delightfully explained by W Bro Brian Scoffield.
Following the elevation ceremony Bro Brian Chad was Installed Worshipful Commander for the ensuing year and immediately Appointed and Invested his officers for the year.
Excellent news for the lodge under propositions when TWO further candidates were mentioned for elevation.
An excellent festive board followed at which £261 was raised through the Alms collection and a small raffle.
The PGM acted as Presiding Officer in the absence of V W Bro John King who has a touch of sickness. We wish him a speedy recover so that he and Sheila can enjoy the Christmas period.