Royal Ark Mariners

Rocking Horse Update

The Rocking Horse, crafted by W.Bro. Mike Worsnip and won by W.Bro. Andy Chape has very kindly been donated by Andy to Hope House/Ty Gobaith.

The Rocking Horse will be Auctioned on Saturday 17th November with the proceeds going to the Hope House/Ty Gobaith Charity.

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RAM Grand Rank Promotions 2018

The following Brethren are to be appointed to Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank in London at the December 2018 meeting;

W.Bro. R. Noel Roberts – Y Geninen RAM Lodge No. 259
W.Bro. Stuart Cole  – Hunter RAM Lodge No. 324
W.Bro. Michael Richardson – Holywell RAM Lodge No. 1394

Many Congratulations to all.

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Dyffryn Clwyd RAM Installation

On 24th September the Provincial Team accompanied the Provincial Grand Master to the Installation Meeting of Dyffryn Clwyd Royal Ark Mariner Lodge.

W. Bro. Graham Sherratt was Installed in an excellent manner by W. Bro. Derek Baldwin who had obviously spent a considerable time in learning the Ritual.

This was the first outing for the new Provincial Team who all seemed to enjoy the evening.

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Grand Officers Luncheon 2018

On the 14th of August 2018, the R.W. Provincial Grand Master hosted the annual Grand Officers Luncheon at Elwy Hall, Rhyl.

Following the luncheon, the Provincial Grand Master addressed the brethren present to update them on matters relating to the Province and beyond. On this occasion he also invited the new Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies to speak about the Ritual and the new Provincial Deputy Grand Secretary to speak about the new Provincial website.

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Team Visits 2018-2019

The Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Team are scheduled to visit the following Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges in 2018-2019.

DateLodgeLocation
September 24thDyffryn Clwyd 1647 (RAM Installation)Mold
October 24thSt Grwst 1772 (Mark Installation)Llanfairfechan
November 21stSnowdonia 259 (Mark Installation)Bangor
December 19thHunter 324 (RAM Elevation)Rhyl
February 15th 2019Elffin 321 (Mark Advancement)Caernarfon
March 4th 2019Flint 1509 (Mark Installation)Flint
April 12th 2019Yr Ysgallen 38 (RAM Elevation)Llandudno
May 9th 2019Hawarden 838 (RAM Installation)Connah’s Quay

Other dates for your diary include:
Saturday 29th of September – Charity Social – Lyons-Mound, Rhyl
Saturday 6th of April 2019 – RAM Assembly – Bangor
Saturday 8th of June 2019 – Provincial Grand Lodge – Connah’s Quay

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PGM’s Address at the Provincial RAM Assembly 2018

The Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Peter Talbot, RAMGR, Member of the Grand Master’s Royal Ark Council, gave the following address at the Provincial RAM Assembly held at Farfield Hall, Connah’s Quay, on Saturday April 7th 2018.

R.W. Bro. Peter Talbot, PGM

“Brethren I welcome you all to this Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Assembly, another fantastic attendance Brethren, I thank you for your support and for the loyalty you have shown to the Province and those Brethren who are to receive Provincial RAM Rank.

We all set ourselves goals, one of mine was to resurrect this RAM Assembly, we re-introduced it in 2014 and it has been a success ever since. Most of the Mark Provinces now have a RAM Assembly and they tend to be most successful.

Let me firstly direct your attention to the meeting of Grand Assembly last December, three Brethren of this Province received RAMGR on that day, W. Bro. John Evans, our Provincial DC, W. Bro. Phil Edwards our Deputy Provincial DC and W. Bro. Richard G. Jones of Idris RAM. All of the recipients fully deserve the rewards of their labours and I congratulate them all once again. Brethren I remind you all that there is no automatic entitlement to either Grand Rank or Provincial Grand Rank either in Mark or RAM and it intrigues me when I hear that Brethren are making certain assumptions on the back of previous appointments for instance, I am more interested in the now and the future Brethren, rather than the past.

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Y Geninen RAM Banner Dedication

On 8th March the Provincial Team visited Y Geninen Royal Ark Mariner Lodge No. 259 at Bangor to Dedicate a new Lodge Banner.

The Dedication Ceremony was conducted by W. Bro. David Alexander Wright, Deputy Provincial Grand Master in the absence of the Provincial Grand Master.

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St Eilian RAM No. 360

The Provincial Team had it’s first outing of the year to St Eilian Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No. 360 on 27th September, to witness the Installation of W Bro. Andrew Chape, which was perfectly conducted by the Installing Master, W. Bro. Robert Ryder.

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