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Oct 19

Practice makes Perfect – The importance of rehearsals

Posted by Martin Grahame-Dunn under News

Last night, Wednesday 18th October, many of the incoming Provincial Officers and a number of the outgoings, got together at Cedric’s Ivy Leaf Club to go through the columns, placement of officers, Stewards roles and lots of other things in preparation for our upcoming monumental Provincial meeting on the 18th November. All under the guidance and watchful eye of our Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies, W.Bro.Andrew Armbrister.

A few of our Incoming Provincial Officers listening intently together with our APGM designate

Such was the level of commitment that our very own Warwickshire ex-supremo, MW Bro.Richard Wallis, turned up together with Past Provincial Grand Master RW Bro.David Rawlins, to practice the incoming column and opening of Provincial Grand Lodge in their respective roles as the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer. I believe our past Pro Grand Master was both pleased and impressed with our performance thus far. All of the incoming Officers seemed to take to their new roles like ducks to water, particularly our incoming Stewards who rehearsed their wand swapping bit so customary at the end of the carousel of newly invested officers. The future is indeed bright….it’s Warwickshire Mark!

Our incoming Provincial Grand Stewards with the ever naughty, ‘Gentleman’ James!

As a bit of a finale, our Assistant PGM designate, W.Bro. Barrie Ratcliffe was figuratively escorted into a Lodge as a presiding officer by incoming ADC, W.Bro.Paul Rowlands and a good number of the incoming team. W.Bro Barrie then gave the address to the Master, ably prompted when needed by W.Bro.Paul. All were impressed by a job well done by ‘Bazza’ under pressure and we know he will be fantastic at every Installation he attends.

There is another rehearsal planned by W.Bro. Andrew on October 30th again at the Ivy Leaf Club. It is absolutely imperative that as many incoming and outgoing officers as possible attend, as the title of this post says…’Practice makes Perfect!”

W.Bro. Martin Grahame-Dunn – Webmaster