RW Bro Mike Masters had his 50th Certificate presented to him at Athlumney Lodge of RAM No. 590 on the 8th of September by the Assistant Grand Master, RW Bro Francis Charles Spencer who was accompanied by a Grand Deputy DC, W Bro. Peter Rubie-Todd. The Presiding Officer for the Installation was the Assistant Grand Master, W Bro Richard Green but both the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Eric Rymer and the Deputy PGM, W Bro Paul Yarnell were also present.
During the meeting, Bro. Neil Nichols was Installed as Worshipful Commander by W Bro. Tony Moody. Tony, as Installing Commander did an excellent job. The group photo includes Neil Nichols as the new Worshipful Commander with Peter Rubie-Todd on the right-hand side.
RW Bro Eric Rymer, PGM was invested as Senior Warden of the Lodge.
The meeting began with a Collect given to HM The Queen by W Bro. Justin Parker. Sadly, during the meeting, it was announced in the Lodge that the Queen had passed away so at the end of the meeting, the Brethren present sang the National Anthem as ‘God save our Gracious King’ for the first time and, of course, the first Toast at the Festive Board was to The King. One of the first occasions in Masonry, I’m sure.