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District Allied Assembly - 16th Sept 2017

District Grand Prefect, RW Bro Barrie Roy Mansell, Address to the Assembly

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I would like to welcome you all here today and to thank you for taking the time to attend this, the seventh meeting of the Allied District Council in Spain. In particular I would like to offer special thanks to those of you who have travelled great distances from all over of Spain for the extra effort and time you have given to attend this event. I hope all of you here today have enjoyed the ceremony.


May I offer my congratulations to all of the Brethren whom I have had the privilege today of awarding a promotion. I look forward to working with you all in the next year and I would like to wish you every success in your new roles.


On behalf of you all I would also like to offer congratulations to W. Bro’s Ian Crawford, our District Secretary, Lionel George and William Haddon, who have been awarded Allied Grand Rank and W. Bro’s Jose Luis Menoyo and Rodney Hales who have both been promoted with further Allied Grand Rank honours, all of whom will be invested at the Grand Allied Assembly to be held in London in October.


I would now like to thank all those District Grand Officers who have gone past today for all the help and support they gave whilst holding active roles. Their wealth of experience will remain invaluable to the District and I hope that they will continue to share their expertise with us all.

Membership has remained steady in most of the Councils in the District and in an effort to increase membership we had a stand at the District Mark Assembly last February. Members of the Executive have also been giving talks about the Allied Degree, how it works and the eligibility criteria at Craft and Chapter meetings held all over the District. I appreciate that the eligibility criteria naturally restricts membership numbers but I still urge each of you to make every effort to encourage new members. If we all introduced one new brother it would make such a tremendous difference to our Order, please do you utmost to help us grow.


A special mention needs to be made of all of those who have worked hard to arrange this meeting. In particular, I would like to express my appreciation for the work that has been undertaken by the District Secretary W. Bro. Ian Crawford. His efforts have resulted in the excellent organisation of this meeting. I would also like to offer my sincere thanks to the Treasurer W. Bro. Eddy Bamford for his accounting skills and his continued support to both myself and the Order. Thank you all very much for your efforts and support.


I would also like to thank W. Bro Trevor Wilson for giving us todays lecture, and very ably it was delivered Trevor, thank you.


Well, I believe that is more than enough from me, other than to once again thank you all for taking the time to attend this meeting. I hope you continue to enjoy your masonry in the Allied Masonic Degrees and I wish you all an enjoyable festive board, good health and a safe homeward journey.

Barrie Roy Mansell - District Grand Prefect

Allied Masonic Degrees, District of Spain

16th September 2017

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