Edgbaston Council’s October meeting witnessed a splendid display of how to conduct the Royal Master and Super Excellent Master Ceremonies.
The October meeting of Wretham Council saw the very well attended Installation of Comp Kevin Spencer as Thrice Illustrious Master.
The last Vesey Council meeting of 2023 took place on 30th August, when Thrice Illustrious Master NTM organised and delegated a very enjoyable meeting with Royal Master and Most Excellent Master ceremonies and the elections for 2024.
Victoria Council have been meeting in Leamington Spa for the past 26 years, but sadly due to bereavements, resignations and also the pandemic, have held their final meeting on Friday 28th July.
After completing his year as Thrice Illustrious Master of St Martin’s Council, Ill Comp Eric Rymer installed Ill Comp David Ore as his successor in a short but expertly conducted ceremony. Ill Comp David, having been Thrice Illustrious Master for the Phipps Dorman Council on two separate occasions, was inducted into the chair in fine form.
At Vesey Council’s July meeting, attended by the District Grand Master and other District Officers, the Select degree was conferred on W Bro Neil Harrison by Deputy Master David Evans, with the history of the degree being delivered by past District Grand Master David Rawlins.
Wretham Council’s July meeting, which was attended by the District Grand Master and several other District Officers, saw both the introduction of a new candidate, Bro Andrew Davis, and receipt of the District Travelling Trowel. TIM John Handley was assisted during the ceremonies by Ill Comps Hosey Davoudian, with the Deputy Master Kevin Spencer conferring the Royal degree.
The June meeting of Beauchamp Council, held at Guy’s Cliffe, was attended by nearly 30 Companions, who enjoyed seeing the Select and Royal ceremonies conferred upon W Bro Hardip Ubhi. TIM David Stanford conducted the ceremonies throughout, with Deputy Master John Hill acting as PCW for the Royal degree.
On a sunny day towards the end of May, a very well attended meeting of Vesey Council saw Ill Comp David Whitehead install the universally known and everyone’s favourite school teacher, Ill Comp Nicholas Malden as Thrice Illustrious Master.
The May meeting of Edgbaston Council saw a new member chosen as a Select Master, and the Installation of our new Thrice Illustrious Master, both ceremonies being impeccably undertaken by the retiring TIM, Ill Comp Paul Mason, after a highly successful year in the chair.