© 2008 Provincial Grand Court of Wessex
6th. Provincial Assembly of Wessex, hosted by King Cerdic Court No. 82, held in The Masonic Hall, 3 Northcote Lane, Honiton, Devon. EX14 1NP on Saturday 17th. May 2014
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2014 Provincial Grand Secretaries Report
Province of Wessex Annual Assembly 2014 – Secretary’s Report Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Distinguished Brethren and Brethren:- This report, as was that of last year, will not be lengthy. You will be hearing more – methinks too much of my voice later. Again I have greatly enjoyed the year during which the learning curve has become more acute. However, I am now more aware of the needs of the Court secretaries and Grand Court plus the idiosyncrasies of the latter perhaps even the idiosyncrasies of the former as well! I am greatly indebted to my fellow secretaries including those of the Province and my colleagues within the Mafia plus those various members of Grand Court with whom it is necessary that I communicate such as, and in no particular order, the Grand Registrar, Grand Secretary, his Deputy and the Grand Treasurer plus of course my colleagues within the Provincial Executive although I wish the last didn’t enjoy my alcoholic cupboard so much! But brethren, without their assistance my secretarial life would have been much more difficult although I must Brethren point out that that all of them are volunteers, serving their fellows out of generosity of spirit. The duty of provincial secretary guarantees that I often intrude into your personal and private time so I would ask you to thank also your wives for passing on my news and views. We, whatever our office, undertake the duties and responsibilities because we enjoy them but, as we all, know, they can at times be arduous and sometimes even irritating to our partners. Having anticipated dealing with the consecration of two Courts it transpired that there was only one consecration ceremony that of St. Germans Court No. 97 at Liskeard. That, due to the efforts of so many including the petitioners, proved to be a splendid day and I was privileged to preside over the Instruction of those petitioners who were able to be present. I, as did the Assistant Grand Master and our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, attended the first ceremony earlier this month and we were unanimous that the ceremony was well worth the lengthy journeys and that we witnessed a most encouraging start. I reiterate my comment last year that I am aware that many probably most - of my requests will have appeared to be pedantic and nit-picking but that is because Grand Court insist that I operate within not only the Statutes of the Order but the secretarial handbook! But, I must confirm that the insistence that this be followed is pleasing as it makes all our tasks so much easier. Parameters within which we must work are, I believe, of benefit to all whether they are the originators, transmitters or receivers of instruction. In return brethren, I hope that any advice or practical help I have been able to extend has been both useful and productive.
I have been most fortunate in that I have been privileged, and I do not use the word lightly, to visit all the Courts except, due to inclement weather, King Hywel at Perranporth. This I intend to remedy this November. The welcomes I have received have been most gratifying and I thank all the members of all the Courts. Finally Provincial Grand Master I must reiterate my words of last year and thank you Sir for the trust you place in me and the considerable latitude you permit me to discharge my duties within the Province and the Order. It would be greatly remiss of me not to express my thanks to you and your Deputy for your company during the numerous visits we have made to other parts of the country. In discharging the duties necessary to the office of Provincial Grand Secretary I trust that I have served to your satisfaction and not failed the Province, the Order, or any Brother with whom I have needed to work. W.Bro. Mervyn S Western KSM DepGEmPrior Provincial Grand Secretary
© 2008 Provincial Grand Court of Wessex
6th. Provincial Assembly of Wessex, hosted by King Cerdic Court No. 82, held in The Masonic Hall, 3 Northcote Lane, Honiton, Devon. EX14 1NP on Saturday 17th. May 2014
2014 Provincial Grand Secretaries Report
Province of Wessex Annual Assembly 2014 – Secretary’s Report Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Distinguished Brethren and Brethren:- This report, as was that of last year, will not be lengthy. You will be hearing more methinks too much of my voice later. Again I have greatly enjoyed the year during which the learning curve has become more acute. However, I am now more aware of the needs of the Court secretaries and Grand Court plus the idiosyncrasies of the latter … perhaps even the idiosyncrasies of the former as well! I am greatly indebted to my fellow secretaries including those of the Province and my colleagues within the Mafia plus those various members of Grand Court with whom it is necessary that I communicate such as, and in no particular order, the Grand Registrar, Grand Secretary, his Deputy and the Grand Treasurer plus of course my colleagues within the Provincial Executive although I wish the last didn’t enjoy my alcoholic cupboard so much! But brethren, without their assistance my secretarial life would have been much more difficult although I must Brethren point out that that all of them are volunteers, serving their fellows out of generosity of spirit. The duty of provincial secretary guarantees that I often intrude into your personal and private time so I would ask you to thank also your wives for passing on my news and views. We, whatever our office, undertake the duties and responsibilities because we enjoy them but, as we all, know, they can at times be arduous and sometimes even irritating to our partners. Having anticipated dealing with the consecration of two Courts it transpired that there was only one consecration ceremony that of St. Germans Court No. 97 at Liskeard. That, due to the efforts of so many including the petitioners, proved to be a splendid day and I was privileged to preside over the Instruction of those petitioners who were able to be present. I,
as did the Assistant Grand Master and our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, attended the first ceremony earlier this month and we were unanimous that the ceremony was well worth the lengthy journeys and that we witnessed a most encouraging start. I reiterate my comment last year that I am aware that many probably most - of my requests will have appeared to be pedantic and nit-picking but that is because Grand Court insist that I operate within not only the Statutes of the Order but the secretarial handbook! But, I must confirm that the insistence that this be followed is pleasing as it makes all our tasks so much easier. Parameters within which we must work are, I believe, of benefit to all whether they are the originators, transmitters or receivers of instruction. In return brethren, I hope that any advice or practical help I have been able to extend has been both useful and productive. I have been most fortunate in that I have been privileged, and I do not use the word lightly, to visit all the Courts except, due to inclement weather, King Hywel at Perranporth. This I intend to remedy this November. The welcomes I have received have been most gratifying and I thank all the members of all the Courts. Finally Provincial Grand Master I must reiterate my words of last year and thank you Sir for the trust you place in me and the considerable latitude you permit me to discharge my duties within the Province and the Order. It would be greatly remiss of me not to express my thanks to you and your Deputy for your company during the numerous visits we have made to other parts of the country. In discharging the duties necessary to the office of Provincial Grand Secretary I trust that I have served to your satisfaction and not failed the Province, the Order, or any Brother with whom I have needed to work. W.Bro. Mervyn S Western KSM DepGEmPrior Provincial Grand Secretary