Royal Ark Mariners Assembly 2024

On Tuesday 2nd April the Province of Northumberland held its Annual Assembly of Royal Ark Mariners under the Banner of Triangle Lodge of Installed Commanders No. 1483 at Ashington Masonic Hall. On this occasion the Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro. Raymond Walton, was pleased to appoint eight brethren to ProvRAMGR and these were,

Bro. Brian Hegarty of Northumberland and Berwick upon Tweed Lodge of RAM TI
Bro. Derek Wedderburn of St. Cuthbert’s Lodge of RAM No. 192
Bro. Selby Snaith of Ashington Lodge of RAM No. 890
Bro. Angus Eon Hudspith of Newgate Lodge of RAM No. 1141
Bro. Albert Paterson of Hexham Lodge of RAM No. 1161
Bro. John Wade of Backworth Lodge of RAM No. 1189
Bro. Jules Harry Pijnen of De La Val Lodge of RAM No. 1290
Bro. Robert George Angus of Farne Lodge of RAM No. 1540

Many congratulations go those brethren who received their appointments, they were all very well deserved, and we hope that they have many years to enjoy their new ranks.

W. Bro. Ray also took the opportunity to present two cheques on behalf of the Northumberland Mark Benevolent Fund. The first was a cheque for £500 to W. Bro. David Auld in aid of Newsham Lighthouse Community Hub. This worthy charity is part of the North of Tyne Child Poverty Prevention Programme. The second cheque for £1,000 went to W. Bro. John Harvey, District Grand Master of the Order of Royal and Select Masters, in support of Northumberland’s contribution to the Grand Council’s Sesquicentenary Appeal. This is to raise £150,000 by the end of December 2024 for redistribution to charities suggested by the members. Both donations were very much appreciated and gratefully received.

With the business completed and Triangle Lodge closed, everyone then retired to the Festive Board where good food was enjoyed in the company of good friends. It is worth mentioning that the raffle on the evening raised the magnificent sum of £385! Many thanks to all who bought tickets.

Many thanks also to the Secretariat and DC’s team for all their hard work to ensure that the meeting went smoothly and which enabled us to have such an enjoyable evening. Finally, an especial thanks must go to all the staff at Ashington Masonic Hall for the first-class meal and excellent service which helped make it such a successful event.

This was another wonderful evening where the companionship and friendship of the order was on full display.

Magic of the Mark

The Travelling Sceptre, without the use of a Satnav,  has found its way back to Whitley Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 788.   It’s there to be rescued.

The Travelling Gavel has left Whitley Bay and moved from the furthest east of the Province to the furthest west and is now in the possession of Hexham Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1141.   Perhaps it can now make its way to the far north to compete the Northumberland triangle.

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