This year the District Grand Master has made a YouTube Video in order to deliver his Christmas message.
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On Thursday 12 November Towcester Council held a Virtual Business meeting in order to cover off some essential business. Seventeen Companions were in attendance including the District Grand Master, R. Ill. Comp. Martin Wilson, and the District Grand PCW, Ill. Comp. Norman Pope, a member of the Council. The T.I.M., Ill. Comp. Gerry Crawford, opened the VBM at 7.30 p.m. and conducted the business which included approval of accounts and a Notice of Motion to approve the revised Council By Laws. The meeting closed at 7.45p.m. with everyone present stating that it was nice to see each other albeit virtually.
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On Saturday 26 September the East Midlands District for Royal & Select Masters held a Virtual Business Meeting in place of the Annual District meeting.
A total of 56 brethren logged into the Video Call and the District was honoured by two special guests in the persons of Most Illustrious Kessick John Jones, Grand Master, and Illustrious Companion Dan Heath, Assistant Grand Recorder.
The meeting was opened at 11.00 a.m. by the District Grand Master and the letter granting permission for the Virtual Business Meeting was read out to the Companions by the District Grand Recorder. The District Grand Master welcomed everyone especially the Grand Master and the Assistant Grand Recorder.
The business of the meeting took place which included the approval of minutes from the last District Meeting, Annual Accounts, Election of the Treasurer, Auditors and members to the Executive Committee.
The District Grand Master then announced that the District would not be charging any Annual Dues as a result of the Councils not having met since the very early part of the year and to ease any potential financial burdens that they find themselves in later in the year.
The District Appointments were confirmed and the Grand Master stated that he wished to congratulate those members and also those that had received Grand Rank earlier in the year although Grand Council had not been held.
Following a brief address the District Grand Master then closed the meeting. There was a brief interlude and members then came back together for a social gathering with a suitable liquid refreshment.
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.