Surrey Allied Annual District Meeting - 5th December 2015

The Annual Meeting of the District was held on Saturday, 5th December 2015 at Croydon Masonic Centre, presided over by R W Bro Raymond S H Hussey, District Grand Prefect. The meeting was conducted in a professional but convivial manner and everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings.

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Among the many Honoured Guests welcomed to the meeting was M W Bro Thomas Firth JACKSON, Grand Master. The Grand Master was accompanied by R W Bro Clive Robert Manuel, Deputy Grand Master and R W Bro Harold Gould, OBE, Past Deputy Grand Master who is also Past District Grand Prefect of the former District of the Southern Counties.

During the meeting, the District Grand Prefect Installed W Bro Frank Lucas Powell, PGStB as his Deputy District Grand Prefect. Special thanks were given by R W Bro Ray to V W Bro John Robert Bryant the retiring Deputy District Grand Prefect for his dedication to the duties as Deputy over the past 6 years.

A total of almost 100 members and guests from around the UK attended the meeting, and 75 brethren later enjoyed an excellent Festive Board. Among the guests who joined us for lunch was V W Bro Derek Barr, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of Surrey Craft to whom R W Bro Ray Hussey presented cheques for a total of £1,700 for the Surrey Craft 2019 Festival.

Bro Chris Eley acted as District Grand Photographer for the day, and a selection of the many photographs can be seen above.

Article by Lionel Mee and photographs by Chris Eley

 

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Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees of England and Wales and Districts and Councils Overseas, District of Surrey