Further to my previous correspondence to Lodges and as announced at the Annual Provincial Meeting held at Bradford Grammar School on 14 April, the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. James Bennett Truswell has most graciously decided to retire from that office with effect from 16 November 2012.
R.W.Bro. Truswell has been a member of our Provincial Executive for over 13 years and has served this Province as Provincial Grand Master for the last 5 years, having been appointed to that office in September 2007. His dedicated and unstinting commitment to the Province on behalf of its members over that considerable period has established him as a good friend and Leader to us all.
I trust that all the Brethren of the Province will join with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master and I in thanking him most sincerely for his guidance, patience and the dignity with which he has carried out his demanding duties during his term in office as our Provincial Grand Master.
I am now delighted to inform you that the Most Worshipful Grand Master has offered the position of Provincial Grand Master for this Province to V.W.Bro. James Steggles, P.G.J.O. and that he will be installed in the Price Hall, Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 17 November 2012.Alan Oldfield Provincial Grand Secretary