St Georges Lodge MMM No 1920
A busy week for the provincial team kicked off on Monday evening at St Georges Mark Master Masons Lodge, Kidderminster, when Bro Robert Andrew Squires was advanced the most recent member of our province. We wish him a very warm welcome to the friendly degree and trust he will enjoy many happy years of friendship with his Mark brothers at Kidderminster.
The Advancement Ceremony was followed by the Installation of a new Worshipful Master when W Bro Stephen Wyer installed W Bro Geoffrey Michael Watkins, a founding member of the lodge. W Bro Geoff has experienced of the office, during 2015 he served as WM of Vernon Mark Master Masons Lodge No 923 meeting at Stourport on Severn.
Teme Valley RAM Lodge No 1260
The team moved across to Tenbury Wells on Wednesday evening for the Installation of W Bro Bernard Pendergast as Commander of the Teme Valley Royal Ark Mariners Lodge, the lodge being well supported by a number of visitors who enjoyed a very pleasant ceremony before relaxing at the festive board.
The Fairways Lodge No 1938
On Thursday the team moved onto The Fairways Lodge of Mark Master Masons at Kings Norton Golf Club for the Installation of W Bro David Leslie Smith, the fifth Worshipful Master of this recently formed lodge. An excellent ceremony enjoyed by almost forty members, guests and visitors. Three new joining members adding to the remarkable recruiting success of this special interest lodge which now has the highest membership of any Advancing Lodge within the Mark Province.
The evenings activities followed a full days Golf. W Bro Paul Yarnell once again came out on top in a Stapleford competition, off full handicap allowance, to win the Francis Charles Spencer Trophy. Nice to have Frank present to present the Trophy and we hope that he will still find time to join us after his investiture as Grand Director of Ceremonies in June of this year. The lodge Secretary, W Bro Mel Broadhurst, managed to get amongst the prizes finishing nearest the Pin on the 17th Hole whilst our Inner Guard Bro Gerry Logue carried off the prize for the longest drive on the 5th Hole. The three new members, although not eligible to take prizes in the members category, all turned in creditable performances which suggest they will contest future competitions.