Changes To The Provincial Executive

Following ten years as a leader in our Province, five as an Assistant Provincial Grand Master and five as Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW. Bro. David John Green PGSO will be stepping down as my Deputy at the annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge at Bromley in September.

Changes To The Provincial Executive

I am delighted that David has agreed to continue as Chair of the 2020 Festival Committee and strategic lead for the 2020 Festival celebratory event at the Maidstone Exhibition Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling on Saturday 13th June 2020. This Festival Chairman role is one of the most important in the Province over the final two years of the Festival and I thank David most sincerely for continuing in this challenging role.

I have asked VW. Bro. Frederick Brown PGJO to become Deputy Provincial Grand Master with effect from the 29th September 2018. VW. Bro. Fred has proved to be a tremendous asset during the last five years as an APGM. He has recently taken on responsibility for leading our drive on recruitment, retention and rejuvenation and he will continue to hold this important portfolio in the future.

W. Bro. Perri Ahmet PGStwdI have also asked W. Bro. Perri Ahmet PGStwd, who has done an outstanding job as Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, to become an Assistant Provincial Grand Master and I look forward to investing him at Bromley in September. W. Bro. Perri has demonstrated all the necessary qualities to take on this vital role in our Province. He will assist VW. Bro. Fred Brown with recruitment, retention and rejuvenation.

Perri will also work alongside W. Bro. Ian Gallehawk PAGDC who I invested as an APGM in September 2017. I look forward to working with them all.

I am sure you will join with me in wishing both VW. Bro. Fred and W. Bro. Perri every success in their new roles. I trust that you will give them the same level of support and encouragement as I have received during my time as your Provincial Grand Master.

I will be making further announcements about appointments and promotions at the Provincial Grand Officers’ Mess at the Franklin Rooms, Gillingham on the 14th April 2018 but I thought these important changes should be communicated to you as soon as possible.

RW. Bro. Archibald Iain Torrance
Provincial Grand Master
22nd March 2018.

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