The Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners

The Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners
REGISTRATION AND DINING FORM
Annual Assembly on 9 December 2014
This form must be completed using typescript or block letters in black ink and sent to:
The Masonic Support Services, Mark Masons’ Hall, 86 St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL, not later than 28 November 2014
1. BROTHER
(Surname)
(Initials)
2. FORENAMES IN FULL
4. STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
3. DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
5. ADDRESS
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
POSTCODE
MMH MEMBERSHIP NUMBER (if known)
6. TELEPHONE
HOME
WORK
MOBILE
FAX
EMAIL
7. PRESENT GRAND RANK
8. PROVINCIAL GRAND RANK
9. GRAND RANK TO BE INVESTED
(if applicable)
REFERENCE NO.
10. LODGE NAME
11. NUMBER
12. PROVINCE
Must be completed
A CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO GLMMM IS ENCLOSED FOR A TOTAL OF £
OR PLEASE CHARGE MY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
CARD No.
Visa Mastercard
EXPIRY DATE
VALID FROM
Security No.
SIGNATURE
DATE
Completion of this form will be accepted as an apology for non-attendance.
Yes
It is my intention to attend the Meeting
❏ ❏
❏ ❏
I shall require dinner after the Meeting
No
Fish
❏ Vegetarian ❏
and shall have guests whose names and ranks are recorded overleaf. I enclose a dining fee of £50.00 per person.
To guarantee a seat payment MUST accompany this for and received by Friday, 28 November 2014.
Money will NOT be accepted on the day.
Telephone bookings will NOT be accepted. Dining Tickets will NOT be issued.
Cancellation of seat reservations will be accepted up to 12 noon on Wednesday, 3 December 2014: Dining fees cannot be refunded after that date.
Please advise of any person requiring assistance or any special dietary requirements
MENU
Smoked Trout & Leek Quiche with Herb Salad & Lemon Chive Cream
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Confit Duck Leg with Vanilla Mash & Red Cabbage
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Raspberry & Rose Dome with Raspberry Sauce
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Cheese Board with Biscuits and Celery
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Coffee and Petit Fours
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Cost £50.00
GUESTS
Bro.
(Initials)
(Surname)
FORENAMES IN FULL
STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
GUESTS POSTCODE
PROVINCE
Must be completed
DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
Bro.
(Initials)
(Surname)
FORENAMES IN FULL
STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
GUESTS POSTCODE
PROVINCE
Must be completed
DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
Bro.
(Initials)
(Surname)
FORENAMES IN FULL
STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
GUESTS POSTCODE
PROVINCE
Must be completed
DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
Bro.
(Initials)
(Surname)
FORENAMES IN FULL
STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
GUESTS POSTCODE
PROVINCE
Must be completed
DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
Bro.
(Initials)
(Surname)
FORENAMES IN FULL
GUESTS POSTCODE
DECORATIONS AND HONOURS
STYLE OR TITLE
(e.g. Mr, Sir, Revd)
PROVINCE
Must be completed
THE ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE
FRATERNITY OF ROYAL ARK MARINERS OF ENGLAND AND
WALES AND ITS DISTRICTS AND LODGES OVERSEAS
In the Grand Temple
Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
on
TUESDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2014
at
4.30 p.m.
M.W.Bro. His Royal Highness
PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT, GCVO
Grand Master
R.W.Bro. RICHARD VICTOR WALLIS, JP
Pro Grand Master
R.W.Bro. H. KEITH EMMERSON
Deputy Grand Master
R.W.Bro. RAYMOND JOHN SMITH
Assistant Grand Master
Mark Masons’ Hall,
86 St. James’s Street,
London SW1A 1PL
November 2014
Dear Sir and Brother,
The Annual Assembly of the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners of
England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges Overseas will be held at the aforementioned
venue and time on Tuesday, 9 December 2014. All members of the Degree of Royal Ark
Mariner are requested to attend.
By Command of the Most Worshipful Grand Master.
Yours faithfully and fraternally
Acting Grand Secretary
Dress: Short black coat or dark lounge suit.
Royal Ark Mariner regalia.
Rehearsals will commence at 2.30 p.m. for the Grand Sword Bearer, Grand Standard Bearers, Grand Inner
Guard and all Grand Stewards.
AGENDA
1. To open the Annual Assembly.
2. In Memoriam.
3. To propose that the Minutes of the Annual Assembly of the ancient and Honourable
Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners of England and Wales and its Districts and Lodges
Overseas held on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 be taken as read, approved and adopted.
4. To receive and, if approved, to adopt the Report of the Grand Master’s Royal Ark Council
for the twelve months ended 30 September 2014.
5. To invest the recipients of Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank.
6. To close the Annual Assembly.
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REPORT OF THE GRAND MASTER’S ROYAL ARK COUNCIL
for the twelve months ended 30 September 2014
1. CERTIFICATES ISSUED
During the twelve months ended 30 September 2014, 902 Certificates of Registration
have been issued. The total subscribing membership of the Order as at 30 September 2014
was 20,537.
2. WARRANTS GRANTED
The M.W. Grand Master has been pleased to grant a Warrant of Constitution to each of the
following Lodges:
GAETANO FILANGIERI – No. 1932, Italy
CONCORDIA– No. 1842, Bolivia
THE GOOSE AND GRIDIRON – No. 1888, Brazil
JOHN BURR – No.1824, Hertfordshire
PORT HARCOURT – No.1927, Nigeria
3. OBITUARY
The Council reports, with deep regret, the deaths of the undernoted holders of Royal Ark
Mariner Grand Rank:
R.W.Bro. The Hon. Sir Maurice Drake, DFC, G.M.R.A.C. (H.C.)
R.W.Bro. Ronald Thomas Bates, P.Prov.G.M.
R.W.Bro. John Tomlinson Clewes, P.Prov.G.M.
R.W.Bro. George Newton Fletcher, TD, P.Prov.G.M.
R.W.Bro. Anthony Walter Sampson Hick, P.Prov.G.M.
R.W.Bro. Wilhelm Christo Muller, P.Dist.G.M.
R.W.Bro. David Carr Hooker, P.Prov.G.M.
W.Bro. James Lawrence Abrahams
W.Bro. Brian Addy
W.Bro. John Aubrey Alderson
W.Bro. Frederick Charles Anderson
W.Bro. Paul Anderson
W.Bro. Roland Colin Arminson
W.Bro. Ivor John Bailey
W.Bro. Ernest Edward Barrett
W.Bro. George Herbert Basnett
W.Bro. Herbert Beecham
W.Bro. Maurice Belsham
W.Bro. William Arthur Bidwell
W.Bro. Eric Bielby, OBE, JP
W.Bro. Geoffrey Bird
W.Bro. Alan William Bobsin
W.Bro. Dr Graham Acton Bracewell
W.Bro. Edward Charles Branch
W.Bro. Albert Edward Brine
W.Bro. Michel Leopold Oscar Brodsky
W.Bro. Kenneth Henry Brown
W.Bro. Lewis George Bunt
W.Bro. David Edward Burden
W.Bro. Leslie Burnip
W.Bro. Joseph Leslie Carrick
W.Bro. Ivan Herbert Charles Chapman
W.Bro. Alan Brian Chick
W.Bro. Lt.Col.Anthony Venn Claydon
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W.Bro. Carl Stephen Clifford
W.Bro. Leonard Arthur James Clifford
W.Bro. Bert Leopold Coulston
W.Bro. Arthur Cousins
W.Bro. Hugh Richard Mervyn Cowie
W.Bro. Donald Edward Cox
W.Bro. Leslie John Crampton
W.Bro. Sydney Martin Crawshay-Jones, MRCVS
W.Bro. Arthur Geoffrey Davies
W.Bro. Herbert Arthur Davis
W.Bro. Nathan William Footitt Davy
W.Bro. Gordon Clifford De Blancp De Blampied
W.Bro. Gerald John Richard De Freitas
W.Bro. Daniel Benjamin De Lange
W.Bro. Brian Arthur Dennis
W.Bro. Philip John Draper
W.Bro. Clifford Evans
W.Bro. David William Field
W.Bro. Geoffrey William Finney
W.Bro. Dr Dennis Henry Fox, MBE
W.Bro. Francis Fox
W.Bro. Frederick Arthur Francis
W.Bro. Robert Burns Francis
W.Bro. Charles Walter Franklin
W.Bro. Roy Harold Gardner
W.Bro. Geoffrey Alan Goodman
W.Bro. Harry Gower
W.Bro. William Brian Gowman
W.Bro. Alec William Brenchley Greenhalf
W.Bro. Jack Vaughan Griffith
W.Bro. Capt. Antony Raymond Griffiths
W.Bro. Thomas Norman Halliday
W.Bro. Walter Hammond, B.A., FRSA
W.Bro. Dr Donald Garvin Harris, OBE, JP
W.Bro. Edward George Harris
W.Bro. Donald John Hawken
W.Bro. Leonard John Hayward, CBE
W.Bro. Arnold James Henderson
W.Bro. Gordon Percival Higgs
W.Bro. Michael Hedley Hill
W.Bro. Andrew Hind
W.Bro. Kenneth Joseph Hine
W.Bro. Donald Holmes
W.Bro. Wilfrid Ernest Horton
W.Bro. Robert Alastair Ingham-Clark
W.Bro. Dr Frederick Bruce Jackson
W.Bro. James Llewelyn Jones
W.Bro. Martin Katz
W.Bro. Robert Kay
W.Bro. Trevor Harold Kitchen
W.Bro. Elizabertus Leendert Kruyne
W.Bro. Harry Bence Limbrick
W.Bro. Raymond Walter Ling
W.Bro. Trevor Donald Lord
W.Bro. Donald Arthur Marlow
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W.Bro. David John Martin
W.Bro. Frederick Matthews
W.Bro. Frederick Donald Matthews, B.A.
W.Bro. Jack Francis Charles Mattison
W.Bro. John Henry McDermott, MBE
W.Bro. Alexander McAdam McDowall
W.Bro. Raymond Marshfield Morison
W.Bro. Roy William Nethercott
W.Bro. Paul Alfred Olver
W.Bro. Nicholas Leo Opie
W.Bro. Walter Fountain Page
W.Bro. Michael Kenneth Pain
W.Bro. Thomas Parr Park
W.Bro. Harry Pascoe
W.Bro. Philip John Pengelly
W.Bro. Frank Kenneth George Phillimore, TD
W.Bro. John Henry Phillimore
W.Bro. John Lewis Huteson Piercy
W.Bro. Arthur Piggins
W.Bro. Alan Roy Porter
W.Bro. Michael Pringle
W.Bro. Victor Malcolm Reedman
W.Bro. William Donald Reid
W.Bro. Jeffrey Charles Rhodes
W.Bro. Stanley James Rhodes
W.Bro. William Robin Rouse
W.Bro. Donald Sanderson
W.Bro. Ronald Brian Sankey
W.Bro. John Leonard Sharp
W.Bro. Wilfred Showler
W.Bro. Stanley Simm
W.Bro. Gerald Wyndham Sivell
W.Bro. Thomas Gilbert Sloper
W.Bro. Edward Laurence Joseph Smith
W.Bro. George Desmond Smith
W.Bro. Michael Anthony Smith
W.Bro. Keith Spain
W.Bro. John Stivens
W.Bro. Angus Clarence Tachie-Menson
W.Bro. Dr John Taylor
W.Bro. The Revd Preb Clarke Edward Leighton Thomson
W.Bro. Keith Howard Turner, TD
W.Bro. Norman Boyce Underhill
W.Bro. Cyril Ley Vallis
W.Bro. Anthony Theodoor Van Der Beek
W.Bro. Jacobus Nicolaas Van Der Zel
W.Bro. Michael Noel Russell Verduyn
W.Bro. Deon Talbot Vosloo
W.Bro. Sidney Rex Wakely-Smith
W.Bro. Barrington Barton Wallwork
W.Bro. Phillip Burdett Waterfall
W.Bro. Walter George White
W.Bro. William Arthur Whitney
W.Bro. Edmund Wibberley
W.Bro. Diyal Wijewardene
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W.Bro. Raymond Powdrill Windsor
W.Bro. Bing-Lai Wong
W.Bro. Guion Wood
W.Bro. John Woodall
W.Bro. Richard Arthur Woodford
W.Bro. Brian John Wren
W.Bro. Tuan Sabeer Zain, BBM PPA PBM PBS
4. GRAND HONOURS
The M.W. Grand Master has ruled that 30 June is the latest date by which annual
recommendations for Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank can be received by the Grand
Secretary.
5. FEES AND ANNUAL DUES FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-2015
It has been agreed that the standard rate of Annual Dues payable by Lodges to the Grand
Lodge of Mark Master Masons for the financial year 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015
shall be £28.50 per subscribing member.
The standard rate of registration and other fees payable to the Grand Lodge of Mark
Master Masons for the financial year 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015 shall be as set
out below:
For a new Warrant ....................................................................................................at cost
For a Warrant of Confirmation.................................................................................at cost
For a Centenary Warrant ..........................................................................................at cost
On appointment to Grand Rank in the
Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner ...................................£100.00
On appointment to Overseas Grand Rank in the Ancient and
Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariner .........................................................£50.00
Registration and certificate on elevation .................................................................£27.50
Registration of a joining Brother not previously registered ....................................£27.50
Registration of a joining Brother already registered ...............................................£21.00
Issue of duplicate certificate....................................................................................£27.50
Grant of Dispensation..............................................................................................£27.50
Grant of Dispensation (Nunc Pro Tunc)..................................................................£40.50
Any request for dispensation received less than 21 days before it is required will be
treated as a Nunc Pro Tune dispensation and charged accordingly.
All Fees now shown inclusive of Value Added Tax at the current rate of 20% payable
on all fees and dues to Grand Lodge by Lodges and Brethren in the United
Kingdom and the European Union.
J.P. Croft, G.M.R.A.C.
Chairman of the Grand Master’s Royal Ark Council
P.W. Tarrant, G.M.R.A.C.
30 September 2014
Grand Secretary
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NOTICES
1. DINING
The members will dine together after the Communication of Grand Lodge on Tuesday, 9
December 2014, at The Grand Connaught Rooms.
The dining fee of £50.00 is inclusive of wines, gratuities and V.A.T. Those Brethren who
wish to dine must send a completed seat reservation form and a cheque for their dining fee
to Masonic Support Services on or before Friday, 28 November 2014.
Reservations cannot be made by telephone.
It will be possible to cancel seat reservations without charge provided this is done before
noon on Wednesday, 3 December 2014. Dining fees cannot be refunded once this deadline
has expired.
2. CHARITIES WEBSITE
Brethren are advised of the website with information on all the Masonic Charities
administered from Mark Masons’ Hall. Information and downloadable forms are available
at www.markbenevolence.org.uk
3. LUNCH-TIME FACILITIES AT MARK MASONS’ HALL
Brethren are reminded that the Carvery at 86 St. James’s Street is open to all Freemasons,
their ladies, and their friends for lunch on Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Reservations may be made by telephoning the Catering Department on 020 7747 1185 or
email on [email protected]
4. PUBLICATIONS AND REGALIA
Publications and Regalia for all Orders may be purchased by Brethren from Mark Masons
Hall Limited.
Contact the shop on 020 7747 1191 or by email at [email protected]
Online sales are also available at our Web Shop: http://shop.mmh.org.uk
5. G.L.M.M.M. WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
To keep up to date with events in all orders administered from Mark Masons’ Hall go to
the website at: www.glmmm.com or visit our Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/GLMMM
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6.
THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE
GRAND MASTER’S LODGES OF INSTRUCTION
for Mark Master Masons and members of the Ancient and
Honourable Fraternity of Royal Ark Mariners
WILL BE HELD
on
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
at
Masonic Hall,
Leyland
Demonstration of the Elevation Ceremony
Demonstration of the Advancement Ceremony
Followed by a Festival Dinner
The Festival President will be:
R.W.Bro. Peter Connolly
Provincial Grand Master for West Lancashire
Application Forms for tickets are available at Mark Masons’ Hall
or from the Festival Secretary:
W.Bro. M.I. GUILE, P.A.G.D.C.
30 Aberavon Road, London E3 5AR
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