PGM

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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RAM Grand Rank Appointments 2019

The Provincial Grand Master congratulates W. Bro. Roy Potter of Dyffryn Clwyd RAM Lodge No. 1647 and W. Bro. Gwyn Edwards of Yr Ysgallen RAM Lodge No. 38 on their being appointed to RAM Grand Rank.

Their Investiture will take place on Tuesday 10th December at Freemasons Hall, London.

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Staffordshire and Shropshire visit to North Wales

Members of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Staffordshire and Shropshire spent this weekend on a break in Llandudno.

Our Provincial Grand Master and his wife, Susan, were invited to attend a Gala Dinner at the Imperial Hotel on Saturday 12th October, and to stay at the Imperial Hotel as their guests for the night.

The PGM reports that it was a wonderful occasion, very enjoyable and in the company of some very good friends.

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PGM Installed in Segontium Craft Lodge

Our Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master was, on 4th October 2019, Installed into the Chair of his mother Craft Lodge, Segontium Lodge No. 606 for the second occasion. The last time he was in the Chair was in 1998.

The Lodge meets in Caernarfon and for this meeting the Festive Board was held at Bangor Masonic Hall where the Brethren were treated to a magnificent meal.

On the day, W. Bro. Gavin Wynne Jones, Charity Steward and ADC of the Lodge and a Past Master of Elffin Mark Lodge, celebrated his birthday.

I hope that he did not eat all of the cake himself !!!!

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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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Ethos Charity Presentation

On Wednesday the 11th of September, the V.W.Bro. Peter Talbot, Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by W.Bro. Mike Pugh, Provincial Charity Steward, V.W.Bro. Ian Smith, Dep. PGM for Staffs and Shrops and W. Bro. Kevin Spencer Assist PGM for Staffs and Shrops attended the Ethos Charity in Oswestry to present a cheque to the CEO of the Charity.

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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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