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The ongoing success of the Provincial Officers’ Mess continued on Saturday 14​th April as some 120 ​members and ​guests sat down to dine in a packed and happy atmosphere at the Franklin Rooms​ in Gillingham.


The President of the Mess, RW​.​ Bro​.​ Archie Torrance, updated the brethren present with details of events and activity within the Province but had a particularly pleasing duty as he presented​;
  • ​Amherst Mark Lodge No. 266, represented by W.​ ​Bro. David Ransley​
  • Kent Installed Mark Masters’ Lodge No. 999, represented, by W.​ ​Bro. David Barden​
  • St. Peter in Thanet Lodge No.1053, represented by W.​ ​Bro. Nic​k​ Baker​
  • Kent Mark Stewards​'​ Lodge No. 1691, represented by W.​ ​Bro. Steve Rozier and
  • Kent Installed Commanders’ ​R.A.M. ​Lodge No.999, represented by W.​ ​Bro. Bill Taylor​
with their Mark Benevolent Fund Grand Patron Diamond Awards.

​​This represented a tremendous achievement by these Lodges as they number among the very first to receive the new level of award instigated this year by the Mark Benevolent Fund. To round it off, W.​ ​Bro​.​ Malcolm Burkett was also presented with his Grand Patron Gold Award.

The first ​"Grid Raffle" ​for a pair of 2020 Festival event tickets was also held and ​the​ lucky winner will now be attending the 2020 Festival event on Saturday 13​th June​ 2020​ at no further cost! Every Lodge Secretary ​is being sent a grid of 50 squares to sell in the Lodge at £5 per square between now and the Festival. Once all 50 squares are sold, the Lodge holds a draw and the winner will receive two tickets to the Festival. All the Lodge has to do is forward a cheque for £250 to the Provincial Charity Steward and £100 will be credited to the Lodge’s Festival and MBF totals.

Many thanks must go to the Mess Secretary, W.Bro Peter Hargreaves, for organising such an excellent event and also to the Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro Perri Ahmet, for managing the events of the day with such aplomb.

If you are a Provincial Officer, don’t miss out, make sure you are a member of the Mess and that you join us next year to be part of one of the principal events ​in ​the ​​Provincial ​Calendar​.


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