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                   Held at Mount Edgcumbe Masonic Hall, 237 Citadel Road East, Plymouth, PL1 2NG, on Saturday13th. May 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Hosted by the Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. Roger Wilfred Freeman and assisted by his Deputy W.Bro. Keith Roger Duncan Waters, KSM, PSGD Provincial Grand Masters Address Brethren I   wish   to   thank   you   all   for   attending   here   today,   this   the   9th Annual Assembly   of   the   Province   of   Wessex   ,   it   is   good   to   see   you   all   here, and                  indeed   many   of   you   have   travelled   long   distances   both   within   the   Province   and   beyond.      I   am   acutely   aware   of   several competing   meetings   today,   including   Provincial   Meetings,   which   has   caused   something   of   a   dilemma   for   those   who   have   commitments in   office   or   receiving   honours   in   in   other   Orders,   and   would   otherwise   have   been   here   today.   Next   year’s   arrangements   will   need   to   be considered   again,   I   have   been   informed   yesterday   that   at   least   one   other   Provincial   Meeting   plans   to   change   next   year’s   meeting   to   the 2nd Saturday in May! I   have   already   welcomed   our   distinguished   guests,   a   special   delight   to   have   their   company   today,   and   I   now   wish   to   extend   my   thanks to the individual Courts and the members for your welcome and hospitality given to me and my Deputy. It   has   been   a   busy   but   satisfying      year   which   has   seen   Theocsbury      Court   join   the   Wessex   Clan      and   I   am   delighted   to   see   members from Theocsbury   Court   here   today.      I   am   delighted   to   witness   the   commitment   and   hard   work   demonstrated   by   all   the   Courts   in   working and   polishing   the   ritual,   and   particularly   the   standards   achieved   –   the   Ceremonies   have   been   a   pleasure   to   see.   Candidates   are   of course   sought   in   each   Court   but   the   practice      of   a   demonstration   working   to   build   up   the   experience   and   expertise   in   the   Ceremony   is to be commended.  My Deputy is the most experienced demonstration Candidate in the Province. In   addition   I   appointed   a   new   Provincial   Grand   Secretary      David   Attwater   after   Barry   Chalkley   was   appointed   last   year   as   Dep.   Grand Secretary, and I again warmly welcome him here today in that role, My   Deputy,   Keith   Waters,   my   Provincial   Grand   Secretary,   and   I   have   visited   all   Courts   in   the   Province   since   December   and   it   is   my intention   to   continue   I   this   manner,   but   perhaps   to   allow   the   Courts   to   conduct   business   occasionally   without   the   PGM   peering   over   the shoulder   .   The   family   of   the   Wessex   Province      is   my   prime   concern   and   I   hope   that   you   are   all   aware   that   I   and   my   team   aim   to   be approachable and are all happy to discuss any issues or concerns. At   the   last   Provincial   Assembly,   mention   was   made   of   considerations   given   for   a   new   Court   in   the   Province.   Much   work   has   been undertaken   by   my   Deputy,   KW,   to   take   this   forward.      Founders   have   been   identified   and   we   are   sight   of   the   finishing   line   when   a number   of   new   candidates,   or   Uniques,   have   been   confirmed.     Any   information   or   details   to   assist   in   this   last   push   please   pass   to   KW, and will be gratefully received. My   congratulations   to   all   those   officers   that   I   have   had   the   pleasure   to   appoint   or   reappoint   today,   and   I   hope   that   you   will   derive   much satisfaction from your ranks and the support to the Province.  Here   I   would   like   to   extend   my   thanks   to   the   Officers   for   the   last   year   who   have   been   most   helpful   and   supportive.,   and   many   have carried out extensive visiting to the Courts, this is no mean feat bearing in mind the size of the Province and the distances involved. I wish to give my personal thanks to my executive team for their support and commitment in what has been a busy time. My Deputy, Keith Waters, for his company, at meetings and extended travelling, his assistance and support,  and wise counsel My   Eminent   Prior,   Michael   Williams   for   his   sincere   and   comfortable   approach   to   his   position.   W   &   Em.   Bro   Michael   has   carried   out   his duties   and   responsibilities   in   a   most   commendable   and   enthusiastic   manner,   travelling   many,   many,   miles   to   assist   at   Installation Meetings   and   other   Meetings.      W   &Em   Bro.   Mike,   I   and   the   Province   are   most   grateful   for   your   contribution   to   the   development   of   this Province My   Provincial   Grand   Secretary,   David Attwater   for   the   extensive   work   undertaken,   and   keeping   me   fully   informed   with   progress   –   David     I   sincerely   hope   that   your   load   will   now   be   much   reduced   following   this   first   meeting   –   but   again   my   sincere   thanks.   Brethren,   a   meeting such as today does not just happen, much work is undertaken behind the scenes.  Much discussion, letters E.mails and liaison. My Provincial Grand Treasurer, Mike Daniels, for his eye for detail and ensuring that all is well on the financial front. My   Provincial   GDC,   Craig   Cox,   for   his   eye   for   detail   and   supporting   me   on   my   official   visits,   and   for   today’s   ceremonial.      Again   much work has been undertaken and is gratefully acknowledged I   should   like   to   finish   by   saying   that   I   am   extremely   proud   to   be   your   PGM   and   I   look   forward   to   our   future   meetings   in   your   company,     and   to   remind   you   that   Malmesbury   Court   currently   looks   after   the   travelling   beehive   and   awaits   a   visit   for   a   transfer   to   another   Court.      I leave you with that challenge Brethren  I wish you all well, and a safe journey home Roger Freeman   PGM
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Held at Mount Edgcumbe Masonic Hall, 237 Citadel Road East, Plymouth, PL1 2NG, on Saturday13th. May 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Hosted by the Provincial Grand Master R.W. Bro. Roger Wilfred Freeman and assisted by his Deputy W.Bro. Keith Roger Duncan Waters, KSM, PSGD Provincial Grand Masters Address Brethren I   wish   to   thank   you   all   for   attending   here   today,   this   the   9th Annual Assembly   of   the   Province   of   Wessex   ,   it   is   good to   see   you   all   here,   and                  indeed   many   of   you   have   travelled   long   distances   both   within   the   Province   and   beyond.     I    am    acutely    aware    of    several    competing    meetings    today,    including    Provincial    Meetings,    which    has    caused something   of   a   dilemma   for   those   who   have   commitments   in   office   or   receiving   honours   in   in   other   Orders,   and would   otherwise   have   been   here   today.   Next   year’s   arrangements   will   need   to   be   considered   again,   I   have   been informed   yesterday   that   at   least   one   other   Provincial   Meeting   plans   to   change   next   year’s   meeting   to   the   2nd Saturday   in   May!   I   have   already   welcomed   our   distinguished   guests,   a   special   delight   to   have   their   company   today, and   I   now   wish   to   extend   my   thanks   to   the   individual   Courts   and   the   members   for   your   welcome   and   hospitality given to me and my Deputy. It   has   been   a   busy   but   satisfying      year   which   has   seen Theocsbury      Court   join   the   Wessex   Clan      and   I   am   delighted to   see   members   from   Theocsbury   Court   here   today.      I   am   delighted   to   witness   the   commitment   and   hard   work demonstrated   by   all   the   Courts   in   working   and   polishing   the   ritual,   and   particularly   the   standards   achieved   –   the Ceremonies   have   been   a   pleasure   to   see.   Candidates   are   of   course   sought   in   each   Court   but   the   practice      of   a demonstration   working   to   build   up   the   experience   and   expertise   in   the   Ceremony   is   to   be   commended.      My   Deputy is the most experienced demonstration Candidate in the Province. In   addition   I   appointed   a   new   Provincial   Grand   Secretary      David   Attwater   after   Barry   Chalkley   was   appointed   last year as Dep. Grand Secretary, and I again warmly welcome him here today in that role, My   Deputy,   Keith   Waters,   my   Provincial   Grand   Secretary,   and   I   have   visited   all   Courts   in   the   Province   since December   and   it   is   my   intention   to   continue   I   this   manner,   but   perhaps   to   allow   the   Courts   to   conduct   business occasionally   without   the   PGM   peering   over   the   shoulder   .   The   family   of   the   Wessex   Province      is   my   prime   concern and   I   hope   that   you   are   all   aware   that   I   and   my   team   aim   to   be   approachable   and   are   all   happy   to   discuss   any issues or concerns. At   the   last   Provincial   Assembly,   mention   was   made   of   considerations   given   for   a   new   Court   in   the   Province.   Much work   has   been   undertaken   by   my   Deputy,   KW,   to   take   this   forward.      Founders   have   been   identified   and   we   are sight   of   the   finishing   line   when   a   number   of   new   candidates,   or   Uniques,   have   been   confirmed.     Any   information   or details to assist in this last push please pass to KW, and will be gratefully received. My   congratulations   to   all   those   officers   that   I   have   had   the   pleasure   to   appoint   or   reappoint   today,   and   I   hope   that you will derive much satisfaction from your ranks and the support to the Province.  Here   I   would   like   to   extend   my   thanks   to   the   Officers   for   the   last    year   who   have   been   most   helpful   and   supportive., and   many   have   carried   out   extensive   visiting   to   the   Courts,   this   is   no   mean   feat   bearing   in   mind   the   size   of   the Province and the distances involved. I   wish   to   give   my   personal   thanks   to   my   executive   team   for   their   support   and   commitment   in   what   has   been   a   busy time. My   Deputy,   Keith   Waters,   for   his   company,   at   meetings   and   extended   travelling,   his   assistance   and   support,      and wise counsel My   Eminent   Prior,   Michael   Williams   for   his   sincere   and   comfortable   approach   to   his   position.   W   &   Em.   Bro   Michael has   carried   out   his   duties   and   responsibilities   in   a   most   commendable   and   enthusiastic   manner,   travelling   many, many,   miles   to   assist   at   Installation   Meetings   and   other   Meetings.      W   &Em   Bro.   Mike,   I   and   the   Province   are   most grateful for your contribution to the development of this Province My   Provincial   Grand   Secretary,   David   Attwater   for   the   extensive   work   undertaken,   and   keeping   me   fully   informed with   progress   –   David      I   sincerely   hope   that   your   load   will   now   be   much   reduced   following   this   first   meeting   –   but again   my   sincere   thanks.   Brethren,   a   meeting   such   as   today   does   not   just   happen,   much   work   is   undertaken   behind the scenes.  Much discussion, letters E.mails and liaison. My Provincial Grand Treasurer, Mike Daniels, for his eye for detail and ensuring that all is well on the financial front. My   Provincial   GDC,   Craig   Cox,   for   his   eye   for   detail   and   supporting   me   on   my   official   visits,   and   for   today’s ceremonial.  Again much work has been undertaken and is gratefully acknowledged I   should   like   to   finish   by   saying   that   I   am   extremely   proud   to   be   your   PGM   and   I   look   forward   to   our   future   meetings in   your   company,      and   to   remind   you   that   Malmesbury   Court   currently   looks   after   the   travelling   beehive   and   awaits a visit for a transfer to another Court.  I leave you with that challenge Brethren  I wish you all well, and a safe journey home Roger Freeman   PGM