A Message From the Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler. 23/02/21
Greetings Brethren all,
You will, I am sure, have welcomed this evenings announcement by our Prime Minister, that all meeting restrictions will be lifted from 21st June 2021.
It is essential that we don’t ‘jump the gun’ as certain statistics are required before such a release can be certain, but it does allow a glimmer of light that we will soon be able to meet once again.
Additionally, I am wholly supportive of those Brethren who remain reticent to be in any large group, but I hope that you will, by 21st. June, have had both vaccinations against this horrible illness and will be confident for the future.
You will be aware that our Provincial annual meeting is due to take place on Wednesday 16th June 2021, a mere week before the lock-down is lifted. The Provincial executive have discussed our annual meeting and have agreed that it will remain a virtual business meeting using the zoom platform, and I hope that as many of you as possible will support us, in front of all the other OSM Provinces, on that zoom meeting. Further information in due course, meanwhile keep checking our wonderful web site ( osmcheshireandnorthwales.org.uk ) for additional help.
It is planned that a physical meeting, an ‘investiture meeting’ to take place later in 2021, where we can enjoy the ceremonial once more and allow me to actually physically invest those officers in my Provincial team.
Again more detail in due course.
With that in mind I have to report that Wy. Bro David P. Dobbs has kindly agreed, with immediate effect, to take on the role as the Commander of my Arch of Steel, whilst Wy. Bro. William Caren will, again with immediate effect become the Provincial Grand Sword Bearer, I congratulate both and look forward to meetings in their company.
I thank Wy Bro Tim Mobbs for his past work and support in the role of Commander of my Arch of Steel, Tim has left the Order to spend more family time, I’m sorry to see him leave.
The Prime Minister’s announcement also means that we will be able to hold our annual Family luncheon again in 2021, please put the date of Sunday 10th. October 2021 in your diary and ask that you support this most important of fund-raising events.
Brethren, it is events like this that will enable the Province to, once more, donate £2,000 each to worthy charitable organisation within the Province this year.
On this subject I wish to most sincerely thank those individuals and Conclaves that answered my request for financial donations to our benevolent fund, the response has been fabulous, proving once more that the OSM is the most generous and caring of the progressive Masonic Order.
Finally Brethren, I thank you all for the way that you have endured this pandemic, mostly with humour and determination, to those Conclaves that have been holding regular virtual meetings, well done.
I look forward with excitement to seeing you all again.
Meanwhile, stay safe, get your vaccinations and prepare for the re-start.
Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler
Province of Cheshire and North Wales