On Wednesday 21 April Peterborough Council held a Virtual Business Meeting in place of their Regular meeting due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. A total 12 Companions were present and the Agenda was dealt with effectively and efficiently by the Thrice Illustrious Master. The District Grand Master addressed those present congratulating the Thrice Illustrious Master as the previous day he had received Grand Council honours. The DGM also advised that the District meeting would be held virtually for the second year running however if circumstances permitted there would be a low key District meeting on Saturday 25 September.
Charles Herbert Perram held its third Virtual Business Meeting on Wednesday 27 January, since the first lockdown in March 2020. A total of twenty five Companions attended the meeting which was presided over by Very Illustrious Companion Russell Howard, TIM, and the business of the evening was conducted within thirty minutes which included elections of Thrice Illustrious Master, Treasurer, Auditors and members to serve on the Council Standing Committee. Amongst the members in attendance were:
R. Ill. Comp. Martin Wilson District Grand Master
R. Ill. Comp. Tim Hancock District Grand Master Ox, Berks & Bucks
V. Ill. Comp. Russell Howard PGM Mark Bedfordshire
Ill. Comp. Kyle Whitbread DepPGM Mark Bedfordshire
Ill. Comp. Nick Edwards Inspector General A & A Rite Beds & Herts
Comp. Robert Curson Deputy Grand Superintendent Royal Arch Bedfordshire
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.
You will no doubt have seen the various releases of episodes of the “Brother. Beyond the Craft” series of Podcasts, produced in association with Mark Masons’ Hall. These are proving very popular as an interactive introduction to our Orders. A great way for potential Candidates to find out more; a good source of additional information for new members; and there’s even some useful nuggets for those of greater experience.
We hope you find these a useful addition to your recruitment and retention programme.
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