Royal Ark Mariners

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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St Eilian RAM Buffet & Barbecue Update

The St Eilian Annual Summer BBQ took place at W. Bro. Roger Littlewood’s home on 25th August and was enjoyed by all.

Around 100 were in attendance and the proceeds for the day raised the magnificent sum of £1000. This will be divided equally between the Lodge, which is seeking to make a charity donation, and the Provincial Mark Centenary and Special Fund.

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RAM Assembly 2019

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.

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Y Geninen Installation 2019

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.

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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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