A Christmas Message from the Intendant General

A Christmas Message from the Indendant GeneralDear Worthy Knights,

How this year has flown by. It was late March when I received a letter from Grand Imperial Conclave extending the honour of serving Surrey Division as Intendant General. My enthronement at the Divisional meeting in April was a truly memorable and emotional day for me.

Taking on the task of heading a division which has grown in numbers and conclaves over recent years, particularly during in R Ill Kt Roy Leavers tenure is proving an exciting and demanding task. I set out my priority this year to focus on consolidating our conclaves.

Two Red X awareness presentation evenings have been undertaken at Surbiton and Sutton Masonic Centres. The Surbiton event brought forward 4 candidates with a probable 2 more in the pipeline at Sutton we managed 4 RA Masons who are interested in joining the Order plus 2 who could not make the evening. My sincere thanks to Mike Ellis our Assistant Recorder and Simon McCarthy Divisional Marshal for their preparation work which made the evenings such a success.

Ill Kt Peter Ribi together with P Kts Mike Neville and Keith Waters have reorganised the meeting dates and times for Bishop Eusebius Conclave at Surbiton. The conclave now meets on the Saturday morning following an Helvetica Lodge meeting on the Friday evening. A number of brethren from the lodge will be joining Bishop Eusebius Conclave. I had the pleasure of assisting in the Installation of my brother W Kt Chris Hancock into Gyldeforda Conclave in September.

A Divisional Friendship Pack has been forwarded to all Conclave Recorders offering advice on awareness evenings. The divisional executive is there to support and advise should you require it.

In the summer I had the honour and pleasure of presenting a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the Grand Imperial Sovereigns Care for the Children Fund to the Surrey Association for Visual Impairment. I have asked Conclaves to assist the division in matching this figure and I am delighted to say that to date we have over £1000 towards
our target.

The divisional web site is available all conclaves if you wish to post a memorable meeting or social event please email Bob Tuthill our web site manager on bob@childsplaymodels.co.uk

My ever present and supportive Deputy Intendant General Ill Kt Frank Powell together with the Divisional Recorder Bob Shepherd and I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Yours in Faith, Unity and Zeal

R Ill Kt Bob Hancock
Intendant General

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