Installation Meeting 11 September 2015

11 September 2015 saw the annual Installation meeting of the Royal Ark Mariner Lodge. WBro David Stiff and his wife, Janet, have become good friends of the Lodge over the last few years.  This friendship was further demonstrated at the meeting when WBro David presented RW Bro Archie with Janet's latest work of art, namely an embroidered Province of Kent logo, personalised for RW Bro Archie.

With Janet having made the banners for the Mark and Royal Ark Mariner Lodges, her skill in this field was already well known to the members but the embroidered logo once again reminded us of the tremendous quality of her work and what a great friend she is to the Lodge and the Province. WBro David can be seen below right presenting the embroidered logo to RW Bro Archie.

The main business of the day was, of course, to Install Bro Graham Sugden as Worshipful Commander of the Lodge. The ceremony was carried out by WBro Lloyd Foster to his usual high standard and WBro Graham certainly  appeared to enjoy the very touching and enjoyable transition from Brother to Commander.

As ever, the Brethren present assembled to make a photographic record for Lodge history. A full size picture can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail image below.

The Lodge notes with great sorrow that WBro Graham has since passed to the Grand Lodge Above. A great loss, he was liked and respected by all and is missed at every meeting.