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The Berkshire PGL Annual Review 2021-22

by Brian Page

Over the next couple of weeks, we will take a peek or two inside the third Annual Review.

The review of Freemasonry in Berkshire over the last year is, perhaps predictably, a larger volume than that for the preceding 12-month period, due in no small part to the province’s lodges catching up with activities which were curbed during the pandemic hiatus. The sterling efforts of the provincial teams were heavily featured in the review and we will delve into that later but first let’s take a look at our RW Provincial Grand Master’s Report.

As is fitting, the Provincial Grand Master’s tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the primus article in the Review. On our behalf, he expresses the sorrow we feel at losing the Sovereign we have known for most, if not all, of our lives and our gratitude for her lifelong service to the nation and Commonwealth.

God Save The King.

In the opening paragraph the PGM reiterates how good it is to be able to meet in person again, a sentiment we all share, and thanks his retiring Active Officers for their work and support during their extended period in office.

Among the new initiatives recently implemented are HERMES the administration tool for lodge secretaries and chapter scribes and the intensive marketing campaign on social media. Both of which have been successful, Hermes is already proving its worth thanks to the team headed by W Bro. Robin Kent. The marketing campaign has already proved fruitful with enquiries followed up by the membership team resulting in initiates for Berkshire lodges.

There have been a number of changes in the Executive and PGL officers and, refering to other Masonic Orders the PGM congratulated V.III Bro. David Jarvis on his appointment as Inspector General for the A&A Rite, Rose Croix and RW Bro. Graham Seaman on his appointment as PGM for the Mark Degree in Berkshire.

A final word from the RW Provincial Grandmaster

“Looking forward, I am confident that the future is brightUGLE has carefully thought through where we need to be to cement our reputation as a force for good in our communities and society at large; to be a thriving organisation that people aspire to join. Over the last feyears, we have laid down strong foundations that have sustained us through the pandemic and will prove their worth over the years to come.”

RW Bro. Anthony Howlett-Bolton OBE

Other snippets from the report will follow in future posts.

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