The RW Provincial Grand Master has announced that W Bro Gerry Hann, PSGD will retire as Assistant Provincial Grand Master at the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge to be held on Tuesday 22nd September 2015. W Bro Gerry has served with distinction in that office during the four years since his appointment to the Provincial Executive in 2011. During that time W Bro Gerry has displayed unbounded enthusiasm, creativity and an unstinting commitment to the duties of Assistant Provincial Grand Master. He has never let his extensive business interests nor the considerable distance between his home and Berkshire detract from the discharge of his responsibilities. His input to our Executive discussions over the past four years has been very significant and he has contributed greatly to the implementation of our strategic plan to develop Freemasonry in Berkshire. His involvement has been outstanding and the Province of Berkshire has benefitted greatly from his wisdom and vision.
The RW Provincial Grand Master has announced that he will be appointing W Bro Anthony Howlett-Bolton, Provincial Grand Mentor to succeed W Bro Gerry Hann as Assistant Provincial Grand Master at the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge in September. W Bro Anthony is well known to many of you from the energetic manner in which he has discharged his duties since being appointed Provincial Grand Mentor. The leadership he has shown in this office has been pivotal to maintaining the continuous improvement of this vital element of our activities in Berkshire. W Bro Anthony was initiated into the Sandhurst Lodge No 8505 in 1980 and is also a member of Berkshire Masters Lodge and Berkshire Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge, of which he is Secretary.
W Bro Ian Clark, Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary will be appointed Provincial Grand Mentor in succession to W Bro Anthony Howlett-Bolton in September. W Bro Ian Clark was initiated into the Portcullis Lodge No 6672 in 1994 of which he was Secretary from 2007 to 2014. He is also a member of Berkshire Masters’ Lodge and Berkshire Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge.
W Bro Paul Chaston, Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden will be appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Secretary in succession to W Bro Ian Clark. W Bro Paul was initiated into the Aldworth Lodge No 5191 in 1986 and has served that Lodge as Secretary for many years.
On behalf of all Berkshire Freemasons we thank W Bro Gerry Hann for his service to this Province over the past four years and we wish those being appointed in September success in their new roles and the good health to enjoy them.