Since the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master James Steggles G.M.R.A.C. announced that, on 27 November 2014, he was going to appoint a new Deputy and Assistant Provincial Grand Master. V.W. Bro. Robert Corfield, P.G.J.O. and l, whenever possible, took the opportunity to tell the Brethren of the Province just how much we both appreciated the support given to us during our terms of Office, every single one of you deserves our sincere thanks.
However, there are many whom we were unable to talk to in person and we hope that this short message will convey our regards and thanks, to them and to our friends in other Provinces.
Change is a necessary thing in a busy vibrant Province like ours and we now all have the chance to give that same support to our new Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Richard Puttrell, P.G.S.D. and to our new Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro. Dr Rod Taylor, P.G.J.D. Both Bob and l hope they enjoy the years to come and that they too play their part in taking our Province forward.
Our thanks also go to the Officers and Brethren of all the individual Lodges who made our visits so memorable, not forgetting the Secretariat and D.C. teams for all their help and assistance.
It has been a wonderful journey for both of us and we thank you all for making it possible.
Our very best fraternal regards
V.W.Bro. John F Clough
V.W.Bro. Robert Corfield