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Special Presentation of the Tracing Board

The September meeting of the George Norman Lodge, 967 was very special! Why was that? Well, to keep all Mark members familiar with the history of the Degree and the deeper message contained in the Ritual, it is the usual practice, whenever possible, for Mark Lodges to arrange for senior Lodge members or a visiting distinguished and learned brother to present the Mark Lecture once each Masonic Year.

So what was so special about this meeting? After the Ceremony of Advancement was completed and the new Mark Master Mason Brother John Wring had taken his seat in the Lodge, the Mark Lecture was presented to the appreciation of all present - including our Provincial Grand Master - David Nelson, by the last two Candidates to be advanced into the Lodge, Brothers, Tony Price, Dominic Male together with a new joining member, Ian McDonald! The presentation was not to be faulted and on its conclusion, the Lodge members gave a round of applause, which was noticeably appreciated by the three lecturers!
The appreciation of their hard work continued into the splendid Festive Board with the after dinner speakers, including new Advancee John, bringing it into many a toast or reply. The future of the Lodge is in very good hands with members and Candidates of this quality! - report by Pat Morrisey
The Picture shows: left to right, Provincial Grand Master David Nelson with John Wring, Tony Price, Dominic Male and Ian McDonald. At the top is Worshipful Master, Martin Yates.

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