Industry Lodge of MMM No.293 on Monday the 4th February 2019 at there meeting in Gateshead gave a very warm welcome to the Representative of the PGM, WBro. John Nicholson,ProvGJW and his DofC WBro.Sidney Watson,ProvAGDC. WBro. Nicholson was sure that this warmth was the reason that all the snow outside had melted away.
The brethren were at the meeting to install the new Worshipful Master Bro.Kenneth C. Hiles.
The installing WM , WBro. Ronnie Amar, IPM, was delighted to perform the ceremony of installing Bro.Hiles into the Chair as it was Bro.Hiles who had previously installed Ronnie as WM in his Craft Lodge.
WBro.Kenneth Hiles pledged himself to be at as many meetings as possible even though his work sees him away from home a lot. The brethren have always been impressed by Ken’s commitment and standard of work in the lodge, and Ken also hopes to visit as many lodges in the Province as possible. He really enjoys visiting and finds it a very rewarding masonic experience.
WBro.Nicholson thanked the lodge brethren when he was presented with a cheque of £50 for the Centenery Fund, he acknowledged it was an important contribution for this great centenary event in the Province of Durham.
A wonderful festive board concluded a very enjoyable evening marking a great start for the ensuing year as the new Worshipful Master, congratulations WBro.Kenneth Hiles, WM, you have marked well!