On Monday 8 June what should have been the date of Leicester Councils meeting, due to the COVID-19 and the suspension of Masonry, they were not able to meet at London Road, Leicester, but instead they decided to hold a social get together via Zoom and timed so that they could remember absent brethren at 9.00 p.m.
A total of 18 members joined in plus both the District Grand Master and the Deputy District Grand Master as well as a candidate who had been balloted but had not yet been ‘chosen’. The Video call lasted approx 30 mins with a brief update of matters given by both the Thrice Illustrious Master and the District Grand Master.
It was a very happy and informal get together and the next virtual meeting is planned for a months time.
On Thursday the District Grand Master accompanied by a number of District Officers made a visit to Huntingdon Council where they witness the ceremony of Super Excellent Master followed by the Installation of Companion Robert Taylor by Illustrious Companion Michael Jolly.
On Thursday 12 March a delegation from the Carillon Council in Loughborough delivered the Travelling Trowel to the Huntingdon Council at their Installation meeting. Pictured left to right are Companion Mark Meade, Illustrious Companion Ray Ellis, Illustrious Companion Terry Weston and Companion Bob Stephens
On Tuesday 11 February 2020 the District Grand Master accompanied by all but three of his District Officers visited Northampton Council. The meeting was a Select & Royal degree which was performed to a high standard by all of the Council Officers. There were a number of Heads and Past Heads of Orders present including the Provincial Grand Master, Max Bayes, Past Provincial Grand Master, Barrie Hall, Most Excellent Grand Superintendent (also TIM of the Council), Jim Boughton, Inspector General for Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire, Nick Edwards, Past Inspector General for Northamptonshire Tony Avery & the Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons Steven Davison. Pictured is the District Grand Master with his District Grand Officers.
On Sunday 15 December Companions and their wives gathered at the Boat Inn Stoke Bruerne for the District Christmas lunch and carols. Seventy five people were present and a good time was had by all. The Grand Organist, John Hitchin, accompanied us on the organ between courses with carols which were heartily sung. The day was topped off with the singing of Happy Birthday to Arthur March who celebrated his 94th birthday.