The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Bradford and District Installed Masters Association was held on Wednesday, 11 May at Haworth Masonic Hall.
The meeting was opened by the President, Worshipful Brother Clive Hawkins who welcomed the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James Steggles and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Richard Boswell Puttrell.
The minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting having been approved, the President addressed the meeting. He had thoroughly enjoyed his year, visiting throughout the area, an experience that he will cherish for some considerable time. The only downside was the lack of support from Masters in the Chair where he could not recall any meeting where there were more than three Representatives from Lodges in the Bradford and District Installed Masters Association. Hopefully his comments will be taken on board and attendance will significantly improve in the next 12 months.
The retiring President W.Bro. Clive then appointed the Senior Vice President, who was unable to be present, as his successor. The full team is;
President, W. Bro. Andrew M Johnson
Senior Vice President, W .Bro. David Howe
Junior Vice President, W. Bro. Keith Berry
The Secretary and Assistant Secretary were also re-appointed.
R. W. Bro. James Steggles G.M.R.A.C. then spoke to the meeting saying that he was delighted to be attending and congratulated the President, in absentia, together with his Senior and Junior Vice Presidents as well as the Secretariat on their appointments. He also thanked the Immediate Past President, W.Bro. Clive on his hard work throughout the year. He then remarked that it was important for Masters in the Chair to recognise the important obligation they accepted when attaining that high honour. Specifically that of representing their Lodge throughout their Association, attending Association visits and the Annual General Meeting and, if possible together with his Wardens, the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Grand of Mark Master Masons , West Yorkshire. I give you the date for your diaries 22 April 2017, Bradford Grammar School.
Other dates for your diaries: Bradford and District A.G.M. 2017, to be held at Cleckheaton Masonic Hall, Whitcliffe Road, on 10 May and the Sunday lunch, same venue, 26 March 2017.
A good evening was had by all, smile, be happy and enjoy your Mark Masonry.
W.Bro. Duncan Smith, P.S.G.D.