The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Association was held at Westbourne House, Otley in the presence of the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James Steggles,G.M.R.A.C, accompanied by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Worshipful Brother Alan Oldfield.
The retiring President, Worshipful Brother Keith Berry opened proceedings and the early agenda items were swiftly despatched where upon it was his responsibility to deliver the Presidents address. Despite living in one of the true outposts of our Province, W Bro.Keith represented the Association diligently and played a pivotal role in ensuring that there was greater support for some of the Lodges suffering low numbers. I am thinking particularly of White Rose which, I hope, is now over the worst and an an upward trajectory.
The W. Bro.Keith then appointed his successor, the full team being;
President, W. .Bro. Stuart Prince of Wharfedale lodge No. 1027.
Senior Vice President, W.Bro.Richard Bleasedale of White Rose Lodge No.1067,
Junior Vice President. W. Bro. Kenneth Hill of St Hiev Lodge No.1079.
The Secretary and Treasurer, Worshipful Brother Tony Breckon, was unable to be present due to illness but I have spoken to him and he is very positive; he told me that he will continue in his joint Roles for another year, the Association are truly fortunate to have him onboard. The 2020 A.G.M. will be held at Westbourne House, Otley on the 13th May and a Sunday Lunch at the same venue on the 29th March.
Dates for your diaries;
June 11th Communication of Grand lodge, Active and New appointees
Wednesday, 24th July, Combined Mark Lodges in Sheffield, under the banner of Sincerity Lodge of M.M.M. No.943, an advancement when some very special people will be showing us all how it should be done, format as for the inaugural event last year. Well worth seeing!
Worshipful Brother Duncan Smith P.G.S.D.