As there was no Candidate at the regular Lodge meeting on Friday 17th March 2017, it was previously decided that the brethren would present the Mark Tracing Board. This was achieved in an excellent manner to the appreciation of all present.
As a bonus to the evening, VWBrother Ray Guthrie gave an interesting talk on the “Development of the Mark Degree in England” which received much acclamation at the conclusion.
On to the Festive Board, where the atmosphere was of numerous friendships past & present with Wayne Kelly & Pat Morrisey, (Else Lodge) in attendance as guests of W. Bro. Chris Beckett to help celebrate & mark the fact that on this very date in March 2000, Chris was Advanced into 191. Worshipful Master, Richard Kilburn happily took wine with Chris to the enjoyment of everyone.
By design (or purpose) Chris, Wayne & Pat found themselves on or near to the naughty boys table with the Jarvis Clan! Brothers Mike, Paul & Matt, in turn, J/Warden, Master Overseer & Senior Overseer; much laughter ensued throughout the meal! That the clan was there was very fitting, as they had all joined the Lodge during Chris’s year in the chair!
To round off the evening, the meal was superb & the company was great, it was a typical ending to what we have come to expect from a Mark meeting.
Chris Beckett/Pat Morrisey…pics Ed.