Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. John Herbert Prizeman
Brethren, welcome to this March Communication of Mark Grand Lodge and to this special meeting where the focus has been on the work of the Mark Benevolent Fund and the charities that the trustees, on your behalf, have worked with and supported, making a difference to the society in which we live.
I begin this address with good wishes, but also an apology from our Most Worshipful Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. He will be with us at the Keystone Conference taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th September when we hope to welcome representatives of some 40 Mark Grand Lodges and Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapters who work the Mark degree. This will be the first such gathering for Mark constitutions from across the world and, it is hoped, will begin a three-year cycle of the conference being hosted at different locations around the world.
I am certain it will be another most enjoyable and successful occasion.