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PGM to retire from Office in June 2020

On Saturday the 9th of November 2019 the R.W. Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Peter Talbot GMRAC, announced that he would be retiring from office in June 2020. He has asked that the following message be communicated to all Brethren:

R.W.Bro Peter Talbot PGM North WalesIn June 2012, I was Installed as Provincial Grand Master for the Mark Province of North Wales, having served the Province prior to that as Provincial Treasurer for 11 years and Deputy Provincial Grand Master for 2 years, in all brethren 21 years in an Executive position.

It is my intention to retire from Office at midnight on 19th June, 2020, I have given the matter considerable thought and believe that now is the time for me to offer the opportunity for someone else to have the honour of becoming Provincial Grand Master of this wonderful Province of ours.

I have enjoyed my term of Office immensely, it has taken up a great deal of my time and I am fortunate to have had the support of my wife, Susan, without whose help and understanding I would not have been able to carry out my duties to my satisfaction. I have made friends throughout the country, as far North as Northumberland and South as far as Hampshire but most of all I will remember the friends I have made here, amongst the Brethren of North Wales.

I thank you all for the support and friendship which you have given me during my time in Office and wish you all well in the future, I know that you will give my successor the same commitment and support that you have given me.

I have advised the Grand Secretary of my decision; my successor will be announced in the Spring of next year.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,
R. W. Bro. Peter Talbot,
PGM for North Wales

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NWMBF donation to Air Training Corp

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp on parade

On Wednesday the 6th of November, the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Michael Pugh, together with W.Bro. John Cooper of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703, visited 2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp. They were accompanied by Bro. David Anglesea, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Chairman, and Bro. Alan Gardner, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Treasurer; both are members of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703. The purpose of the visit was to present a cheque for £250 to the Squadron on behalf of the North Wales Mark Benevolent Fund.

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Maen Clo Lodge No 1451

A regular meeting of Maen Clo Lodge took place on 30th September when W. Bro. David Charles Thomas, Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Craft in North Wales, was Advanced into the Lodge.

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Hope House – Ty Gobaith

On Wednesday afternoon, 25th September our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Secretary were accompanied by W. Bro. Darren Coleman-Heald to Hope House in the Conwy Valley.

The Mark Benevolent Fund had donated, through Lifelites, a sum of £12,274 for the purchase of a ‘TechnicTrunk’ for the use of the children at Hope House. The PGM was shown how the equipment worked and had the opportunity of a ‘virtual’ flight over Paris.

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St Seiriol Centenary

On 17th September, St Seiriol Lodge of Mark Master Masons No. 688 celebrated its Centenary.

Over 100 Brethren assembled at the Masonic Hall in Bangor in the presence of R.W.Bro. John H. Prizeman Deputy Grand Master, and R.W.Bro Peter Talbot Provincial Grand Master.

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Provincial and District Grand Masters Seminar

On 9th September our PGM joined a further 40 or so PGMs and District GMs at a Seminar held at Mark Mason’s Hall in London.

This is the second occasion that such a Seminar has been held and it now looks to be firmly established in the Diary of Grand Lodge.

Matters discussed included Membership, Keystone on Line, Data Protection, Recruitment and Retention, Relations with other Orders, Communication, Succession Planning and Finance and Administration.

The following day, the PGM was joined by W. Bro. John  Evans, W. Bro. Colin Lemin and W. Bro. Phil Edwards at Mark Grand Lodge. The highlight of the meeting was seeing the Pro Grand Master invest those Brethren who were receiving Promotion in Mark Grand Lodge.

There was an excellent attendance with over 900 in Grand Lodge.

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Dyfed PGL 2019

On Saturday 29th of June, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. John S. Evans, visited Carmarthen for the Dyfed Provincial Grand Lodge meeting. A dedication of a St John Ambulance vehicle donated by the Province took place.

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