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How nice to see so many of you here today for this very special evening. I’ve always liked these meetings because they give me the chance to meet with all of you, the senior members of the Province who are actually interested in what is going on in the Province.
Firstly,let me begin with the sad departure of W.Bro Clive Pigram, who passed to theGrand Lodge above on the 26th December. As you all know he was a very active Masonand his absence has left a tremendous void in the Province. The huge number of people that attended hisfuneral gives testament to his commitment to every aspect of his life.
Changes in the Executive.
I should add at this stage that as in previous years, the names of the Lodges and Chapters that book full tables at either the Provincial Lodge or Chapter meetings will be put into the hat and I will make an Official Visit to the first ones drawn out. However, if you don’t want to see me you can either spread yourselves around the other tables or askfor your name to be withdrawn. I won’t be offended – Much!