Provincial Grand Lodge of North Wales

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Provincial Grand Chapter


The Grand Superintendent's Address at the Annual Convocation, 31st October 2018

Companions, thank you all for coming today, especially those Companions who arrived very early to set up the temporary Chapter and will then stay after the Craft meeting has finished to pull it all down again. Also those who manage the sound and the visuals and those who willingly give their time to assist with the organisation of this annual event. Companions the work that you do is greatly appreciated .

I would also like to thank Sally and Jacqui who have assisted me, and the whole Province in what has been a particularly busy year with two large events to organise

During the past year there have been visits to 3 Chapters one to dedicate a new set of Chapter Sceptres and there was also one long Service Certificate presented..

As you will have noticed this year I have reverted to the practice of having 2 Deputies one for Chapter and one for craft. E.Comp. Winford Owen Davies is now the DepGSupt and it is intended that more official visits will take place given that he will not be dividing his time between the two.

I congratulate the following Companions on being appointed Officers of Grand Chapter: - E. Comp. Philip Charles Northam and E.Comp. David Charles Thomas both of whom were appointed to the Rank of PGStB.

I also congratulate all the Companions who have been appointed or promoted today. I hope that you will enjoy your rank and will continue with the good work you have so far engaged in.

I would would thank E.Comp. Alan Edgar Powell PDepGSupt. E.Comp. Peter Sorahan PProvGSE and E.Comp. Steven Jones PProvGDC for the sterling work they have done for the province over many years.

I also thank E.Comp. Ieuan Redvers Jones for his significant contribution to the Province over the years as Grand Superintendent and for the help he has given me.

As you know GL Members Pathway has already been launched and meetings are being arranged throughout the Province. Solomon which Provides learning resources for members launches in November.

Member movement continues to trend in a positive direction -40 in 2014 to-16 to June 2018 . Similarly membership movement -54 in 2014 to -3 to June 2018.From what I see the improvement will continue.

In closing I would like to thank the individual Chapter Scribes E, Treasurers and DC’s for their hard work in administering our Chapters and maintaining the standards therein. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.



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