Worshipful Bro. David Andrew Graeme SGD.
Responsible for Membership Support.
David was born in Birmingham, moved to Kent at the age of 11 months and, apart from boarding school years at the Royal Hospital School in Ipswich, spent the rest of his life based in the South East.
He worked in HM Customs & Excise for some 27 years before leaving to run a Company Formation Agency in the Medway Towns. During his career within Customs David became a Cutter Commander spending approximately six months each year patrolling the UK and Home Trade coastlines. The remainder of the year was spent rummaging vessels, car and baggage checks at Sheerness and Dover. There was also a period when David enjoyed (or was it endured?) his time as a Senior Officer in VAT. His last posting was as the Senior Officer at the Collection Coordination Unit in Gravesend.
1984 Initiated Lodge de Wydemere 6282 – Master 1991
1989 Joining member - Midland, Oxford & South Eastern Bar Lodge 2716 (London) – Master 1990 and 2000
1992 Joining member – Manor of Gillingham Lodge 3983 – Master 2001
1999 Appointed Provincial Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
2004 Joining Member - Gray’s Inn Lodge 4938 – Secretary from 2006 – Master 2013
2009 Promoted Past Provincial Deputy Grand Sword Bearer
Visiting Officer – London Metropolitan
2010 Appointed Senior London Grand Rank
2014 Appointed Past Grand Standard Bearer
1992 Exalted Artifex Chapter 4555
1998 & 1999 “Z” Artifex Chapter
2006 Appointed Provincial Grand Steward – East Kent
2006 Joining Member - East Kent Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter 5386
2007 Scribe ‘E’ Artifex Chapter
2008 Joining Member – Gray’s & Inns of Court Chapter (London) – Currently Z
2009 Promoted Past Provincial Grand Sojourner
2010 Scribe ‘E’ - East Kent Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter
2013 Promoted Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah
2010 Perfected into the Connaught & Strathern Rose Croix No 100 (London)
Appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1995
Freeman of the City of London
Member of the Rotary Club of Gillingham
Member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Elmley between 2009 to 2013
Hobbies include an eclectic taste in music, anything nautical, walking, driving, Sudoko, F1, fine dining and socialising.