The Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons

West Yorkshire

Archive October 2009

Cheque Your Pulse

All three Provincial Rulers were amongst the many distinguished Brethren who flocked to Mirfield to attend Fearnley Mark Lodge No. 58 on Wednesday 14th October. In addition to a splendid advancement ceremony the Lodge handed over a cheque to the Cleeves and Whitehead Trust for over £4,000.

W Bro Patnick who received the cheque told the Brethren it was the largest he had ever received from a single Lodge in twelve years of working with the Trust.

The funds were raised through the efforts of two Fearnley Brethren, Brothers Martyn Bolt and Rod Dyer who earlier this year took on the London – Edinburgh – London cycle challenge, a gruelling 1400km ride to be completed in five days or less.

The Provincial Grand Master presented the Provincial Mark Yearbook to the candidate, Bro Colin Simmons, at the Festive Board and spoke in glowing terms about the efforts of Brothers Rod and Martyn. He closed by saying that with gift aid the final figure would be nearer to £5,000. A truly superb effort!

Mark 250 Club Draw 3rd October 2009

Name Lodge Prize
Derek Cope Eland 493 £250
Stuart S. Sigger Aireferry 1769 £100
K.H.Trott Worth 727 £100
I. Caplan Vulcan 1191 £50
R.E. Wilkinson Old York T.I. £50
I Wolstencroft Pontefract £50
T.E. Dudley Wharfedale 1027 £50
A. Hines Dartmouth 545 £50

Appointment to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank 2009

The Provincial Grand Master has offered to the Brethren named below the appointment to Provincial Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.

The Investiture took place at the Regular Meeting of The Carl Whitehead Lodge, which is to be held at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield, S10 3BU on Saturday 3rd October 2009.

These are:

W. Bro. James Robert Benninson Caldene 501
W. Bro. Charles Brian Ratcliff Pudsey 658
W. Bro. David Mark Grant Dewsbury 641
W. Bro. Thomas Basil Boam Portal 127
W. Bro. James Acton St. Hiev 1079
W. Bro. Ian Robert Pattinson Prince Edward 14
W. Bro. James Garland Pontefract 878
W. Bro. Mickael Reuben Cawkwell Ricketts Thorne 1004
W. Bro. George Robert Fraser-Platt Abbey 768
W. Bro. Douglas Garner Wentworth 53
W. Bro. David T. Grice Thorne 1004
W. Bro. Leslie Barber Welcome 651

I am sure that you will want to convey your own personal congratulations to these Brethren on their preferment.