It has been announced that the Provincial Grand Master and Grand Superintendent, Geoffrey Dearing, has invited the following Brethren and Companions to the senior Provincial Offices as shown below. They will be invested in April (Craft) and May (Chapter) 2017.
Provincial Grand Lodge of East Kent
Assistant Provincial Grand Master - David William Alexander of the White Rose Lodge No 9308, will succeed Roger Waltham who will be retiring in April. David currently serves as the Provincial Grand Secretary and Provincial Grand Scribe E.
Provincial Grand Chaplain - The Rev Howard Thomas Pashley of the Old Manwoodian Lodge No 7636, will succeed The Rev Neil Gallagher who will be retiring in April. Howard currently serves as the Assistant Provincial Grand Chaplain.
Provincial Grand Secretary/Scribe E – Philip Neil South of Northfleet Lodge No 4149 and the Chapter of Sympathy No 483 will succeed David Alexander. Philip is currently serving as Chairman of the group of lodges and chapters meeting in Gravesend and Rochester (Group 1).
Provincial Grand Almoner - Duncan Andrew Rouse of the Old Cranbrookian Lodge No 6877 will succeed Martin Ransom who will be retiring in April.
Provincial Grand Charity Steward – Mark Christopher Bassant, of the Gore Court Lodge No 8231 will succeed Wayne Smith who will be retiring in April. Mark also serves as Chief Executive of the Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity and he is Chairman of the Association of Patrons of the Kent Museum of Freemasonry.
Senior Warden – Terence Anthony McGlone, of the Union Lodge No 127 in Margate. Terry is a member of two other lodges and an active Royal Arch Mason. He is currently Secretary of Union Lodge and the Old Ruymian Lodge No 8391 in Ramsgate. He is also the Chairman of the group of lodges and chapters meeting in the Thanet and Sandwich area (Group 8).
Junior Warden - Martyn Brian Summers, of the General Gordon Lodge No 4292 in Chatham. Martyn is a member of three other lodges and an active Royal Arch Mason. He is an experienced lodge Treasurer and one of the original members of the Province’s team of membership advisors.
Provincial Grand Chapter of East Kent
Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies - Joseph Ian White of the Reculvers Chapter No 4123 will succeed Pat King who will be retiring in May. Ian is a Past Deputy Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies.
Provincial Grand Charity Steward - John Michael Gallagher of the Bradstow Chapter No 2448 will succeed Derry Clements who will be retiring in May.
Scribe N – Roger Howard Waltham, of the Agricola Chapter No 4501. Roger is the Provincial Communications Officer and, until April 2017, an Assistant Provincial Grand Master.