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A contingent from Kent visit the District of East Midlands for their Annual Meeting

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On Saturday 20th August 2022 the District Grand Prefect R. W. Bro Peter Brockbank accompanied by his Deputy District Grand Prefect W. Bro Brian Ward, the District Grand Secretary W. Bro Derek Wilkins and W. Bro Tony Maslin headed North up the M1 to Derbyshire to attend the Annual General Meeting of Allied District of East Midlands.

Following a very warm welcome from our hosts and lots of jovial banter with friends from other districts we were directed into a packed temple to witness the business of the day. After the council had been opened, an escort comprising of active Grand officers was formed, which included our very own W. Bro David Green, who is currently the Grand Standard Bearer, for our order. The Grand Master the M W Bro. Thomas Frith Jackson was then escorted into the temple where he was warmly welcomed and saluted. Those assembled then witness the Grand Master install the new District Grand Prefect W. Bro Steven Barret in a most excellent manner.

Kent team at East Midlands AMD Meeting
Kent team at East Midlands AMD Meeting

The District Grand Prefect then installed his Deputy District Grand Prefect W. Bro Ralph Hitchin. He then appointed and invested his District officers for the ensuing year.

Kent team at East Midlands AMD Meeting W Bro Ralph Hitchin DDGP for AMD East Midlands sporting his Deputy Prefects badge

When the business of the day had been completed and the council closed the brethren assembled in the banqueting suite to once again enjoy each other’s company and a superb festive board before heading home.

Congratulations to all those from the East Midlands District who helped to organise such a superb day.

Note: Following the festive board and before heading home, the new Deputy District Grand Prefect W. Bro Ralph Hitchin and two other Deputies were given a 'Deputy Prefect' badge by W. Bro Brian Ward.

Kent team at East Midlands AMD Meeting Two new DDGP's recieve their Deputy Prefects badge


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