In the 1st week of June, our Provincial Grand Master, accompanied by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Grand Secretary, attended Provincial Grand Lodge meetings in two other provinces: South Wales and Monmouthshire.
The meeting of Maen Clo Lodge No. 1451 on 20th May 2019 was a memorable occasion for the Province – R.W. Bro. John C. Hoult, the Provincial Grand Master for the Craft in North Wales, was Advanced into Mark Masonry.
A Sponsored Walk took place on 19th May, a lovely day and a very pleasant walk in good company for a worthy cause.
The Walk started in Llangollen and followed the Canal to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. A really enjoyable day supported by some 24 walkers.
The last Installation Meeting of our daylight Lodge, Eryri, saw the Installation of W. Bro. John Crump.
The meeting also saw Bro Martin Wynne Jones receiving his Patron Benevolent Collarette from the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master.
The Installing Master, W. Bro. Jacob Buis, Provincial Grand Sword Bearer, carried out the Installation Ceremony in a first class manner, very impressive indeed.
Over 110 Brethren attended the Annual RAM Assembly which was held at Bangor Masonic Hall on Saturday 6th April, 2019, with over 100 dining.
A fantastic day when the recipients of ProvRAMGR were invested.
The Provincial Grand Master and the Provincial Team attended the Installation Meeting of Flint Mark lodge on Monday 4th March where they witnessed W. Bro. Tony Hayes install his successor, W. Bro. Paul Smith.
The Lodge was also presented with a Diamond Award Benevolent Collarette by the Provincial Grand Master who congratulated the Lodge on its support of the Mark Benevolent Fund.
The Provincial Grand Master attended at Dyffryn Clwyd RAM Lodge on 25th February to Dedicate a new Lodge Banner.
The Banner Ceremony went extremely well under the direction of the Provincial DC the Banner Bearer was W. Bro. Roy Potter, ProvRAMGR.
February 3, 2019 Mark, PGM
Sixteen members from the Mark Province of North Wales recently attended a District Meeting in Spain. The following trip report was submitted by the PGM himself. It is clear that a good time was had by all.
Brethren, what happens on tour stays on tour, or so the saying goes but here is a brief resume of the triumphs and tribulations of the intrepid 16 who attended the District Meeting of Spain from 31st January to 3rd of February.
The arrangements made by our travel coordinator, W. Bro. Colin ‘Alan Whittaker’ Lemin could only be described as ‘perfecto’, we are all appreciative of his efforts on our behalf and if we are ever looking for a Provincial Travel Agent he stands a fair chance of getting the Office.
January 28, 2019 General, Mark, PGM
On Monday 28th January, R.W.Bro. Peter Talbot visited the offices of GISDA in Caernarfon and presented them with a cheque of £500 which was raised at the recently held Carol Service.
GISDA is a local organisation whose major focus is to provide accommodation and support for homeless and vulnerable young people.
Installation of W. Bro. Gavin W. Jones took place at Bangor on the 16th January.
The PGM was in attendance as the Y Geninen Lodge of RAM is his mother RAM Lodge.
The Ceremony and indeed the whole occasion went very well and was enjoyed by all.