On Saturday the 23rd of February the Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan welcomed some 200 Masonic Brethren to the 2019 Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia Assembly held in Benidorm, Spain.
The Provincial Grand Master warmly welcomed representatives from the Grand Lodge of Spain as well as dignitaries and distinguished Brethren from other Masonic Provinces. All Lodges of the Province were in attendance.
The representatives of the Grand Lodge of Spain were led by none other than the Grand Master of Spain, M.W.Bro. Óscar de Alfonso Ortega and the Assistant Grand Master of Spain, R.W.Bro. Barrie Roy Mansell, both of whom are Past Provincial Grand Masters of this Province.
A solemn remembrance was held for those Brethren (members) that have passed away during the past year, and whose loved ones we still remain in contact with and care for.
The Provincial Grand Secretary, W.Bro. David Watts and the Provincial Treasurer, W.Bro. Fred Miller both presented their reports. And, in full transparency, all financial reports were made available for members to review. In addition the Provincial Grand Treasurer presented the statement of accounts for the preceding year and the budget for the coming year. These were also provided to all members.
The Auditors both rose to confirm that the accounts had been thoroughly audited and were found to be in excellent order. The assembled Brethren voted unanimously to accept both the accounts and the budget.
There were many highlights but one notable one was the Appointment, Obligation and Investiture of a new Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W.Bro. Terence Porter who was paraded before the assembled Brethren and Invested by the Provincial Grand Master.
There is a full report available to our members by logging into the Members Area, where they will find all reports, financial accounts and many photographs from the event.
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