I am pleased to advise that as part of its continuing and evolving support for the Province, the London Mark Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge (LMPGSL) earlier this year established, from within its members, a support group which can offer assistance to London Lodges in two ways:-
(1) Advancement Ceremony Support for Individual Offices
To provide support to London Mark Lodges by fielding Officers in Advancement Ceremonies, where a Lodge has a candidate but not a full complement of Officers to work the Mark Degree.
(2) Regular Lodge Meeting- Demonstration of Advancement Ceremony
To Demonstrate the Advancement Ceremony to a London Lodge, either when it has no Candidate or when a Lodge requires an element of instruction to be provided for inexperienced Members. It is expected that when members of LMPGSL are called upon to deliver a Demonstration, the Lodge will endeavour to structure and promote the evening as a special event. A good turnout of its members will be expected, especially inexperienced Officers as the Demonstration should not simply be regarded as a “fill in” when there is no Candidate or for “entertainment” purposes. Rather it should be seized upon as an opportunity for instruction and the communication of best practice.
– To book the services of LMPGSL
Advancement Ceremony Support for Individual Offices:-
14 Calendar Days before the meeting date email Tom Quinn email@example.com AND Robert Lakic firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what is required.
If 14 Calendar days notice cannot be given, then at least 7 Calendar Days before the meeting telephone Tom on 01582 766223 ( leave message on answer machine) or Robert on 020 8650 488.
Demonstration of Advancement Ceremony
31 Calendar days before the meeting date email both Tom and Robert as above.
It is unlikely that LMPGSL will be able to assemble a full Demonstration Team at less than one month’s notice.
I am hopeful that London Lodges will take advantage of this “service” which is on offer from the Stewards’ Lodge, whose membership is made up of highly committed and experienced Mark Masons. They will be only too pleased to work with Lodges to improve the overall experience of Candidates into our wonderful Degree, enhance the enjoyment of existing Members and benefit the whole of London Mark Masonry in general. For more information please contact Tom Quinn.
Sincerely and fraternally,
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