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Feb 1
2017

Warwickshire Installed Mark Masters 1400 – 31st January Meeting

Posted by Martin Grahame-Dunn under News, Poetry
On Tuesday 31st January 2017, the Warwickshire Installed Mark Masters Lodge No.1400 was treated to an exceptionally entertaining evening. The Worshipful Master, W.Bro.Phil Wills DPGM welcomed a host of Warwickshire Brethren including our own PGM Roger Mac, RW.Bro.Eric Rymer the PGM from Worcestershire, a number of rulers in our Craft Lodges including thePGM, RW.Bro.David Macey and what was described as an impressive host of Grand Officers. They were there to witness what may be a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, the insights of a Most Worshipful Pro Grand Master – our very own Richard Wallis. His lecture entitled “Don’t put your feet on the radiator, its just been painted!” was wonderfully received. However, the title and its meanings are now another Masonic Secret previously restricted to the very first chair, although I suspect there may be some minor leakages from this who attended the meeting.

L to R. The MW Pro GM, Richard Wallis, W.Bro.Phil Wills DPGM and RW.Bro.Roger Mac PGM

At the previous RAM meeting the PGM was pleased to reveal the successor to our current Commander, W.Bro.Gareth Hughes. The new honoured recipient is to be RW.Bro.Andrew Sweeney GMRAC. Later at the Mark meeting RW.BroRoger announced that the new WM of the Mark will be our much loved W.Bro.Barrie Ratcliffe – Provincial Grand Jongleur, Joker, Teller of tales and all round good egg! This news was extremely warmly received by all present and we look forward to his installation by W.Bro.Phil ‘Horatio’ Wills.
W.Bro.Martin Grahame-Dunn – Webmaster
 
 To cap off another Marvellous Mark occasion, our Provincial Poet has written this….
 
THE MEETING PROMISED TO BE A MEMORABLE EVENT
A SUMMONS TO ALL MEMBERS HAD BEEN SENT
STATING THE BUSINESS TO BE PERFORMED
BRETHREN ATTENDING THE SECRETARY INFORMED
 
IT PROVED TO BE A SPECIAL OCCASION
MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER RICHARD WALLIS BEING PRESENT RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION
THE PRO GRAND MASTER A FREEMASON FROM WARWICKSHIRE
WAS ALSO SALUTED WITH MARK MASONIC FIRE
 
RICHARD WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER  FOR THE EVENING NO LESS
THE TALK INFORMATIVE  WITH HUMOUR DID ALL PRESENT IMPRESS
WITH THE SUBJECT RELATING TO FEET RADIATOR AND PAINT
RICHARD GLOSSED OVER THIS ASPECT AND WENT ON TO AQUAINT
 
ALL PRESENT OF HOW HE BECAME THE PRO GRAND MASTER
AND HOW HIS APPOINTMENT COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER
INGENUITY AND UNDERSTANDING IN FACT SAVED THE DAY
AND WE THANK HIM FOR THE IMPORTANT PART HE DOES PLAY
 
HIS PATENT WITHOUT DOUBT REMAINS UNTAINTED
IN SPITE OF THE PICTURE THAT HAD BEEN PAINTED
WE THANK RICHARD MOST SINCERELY FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE
TO ENSURE THAT THE MARK DEGREE CONTINUES TO BE FUN
 
AS WE THANK  RICHARD ONCE MORE FOR A TRULY MASONIC TREAT
MAY WE ALL HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME CONTENT AND REPLETE
 
Bill Clark
PProvGJW  Provincial Poet