Companions may I thank you all for your attendance here this evening. I hope everyone had a good summer break and are back refreshed ready for action.
With the new Season upon us our Classes of Instruction are all starting up again and I would encourage everyone, but especially those going into office and those learning Degrees, to attend a class. The classes which are held in Banbridge, Belfast(Mount) and N'Ards would appreciate your support and details of meeting nights have been circulated to every Chapter. Our Ritual is what sets us apart from other clubs and societies. We can all benefits from attending classes and a little bit of effort will pay dividends, please give them the support they deserve.
The Installation of the Grand King Elect, M.E.Comp. S. Gordon Leathem BEM will be held at Freemasons Hall, Dublin on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 2.30 pm.
This is not only a great honour for him but also for this District, to have another one of our Past District Grand Kings elevated to the highest Office in Royal Arch Masonry. If at all possible please go along and support him on this very special day. Admission is by ticket only, so to avoid disappointment contact Molesworth Street prior to turning up on the day.
Our District Chapter BBQ is fast approaching and will be held on Saturday 15th September in Newry Masonic Hall at 7pm. Cost £12.50pp or £25 per couple. This informal and purely social event should be an excellent evening. I'm looking forward to it and I look forward to your support. Tickets are available from Newry Hall Committee members Derek Stevenson and Kenny Hassan and District Office and will be available here this evening after the Convocation. All contact details are on our website.
Companions our District Chapter Ties are now available and are selling fast. Very reasonable priced at £10 each they can be ordered through the District Chapter Office or the website and are now available at our Quarterly Convocations. My thanks go to E. Comp. Ian Simms and V.E.Comp. Sam Snodden for manning the sale desk and if you wish to purchase any ties today or BBQ tickets see them directly after the Convocation.
As part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations PGL of Down are having a Musical Evening in the Great Hall, Stormont on Friday 21st September 2018, 7:30 for 8:00.
Please support this event if you can, and tickets priced £20 each are available from V.E.Comp. Sam Snodden.
Our Webmaster would very much appreciate if your Chapter is having any presentations, special events, anniversaries etc that you please take some photographs and email to District Office so that they can be added to our website.
Thank you for your attention, I look forward to seeing you all in Freemasons Hall Ballymacarrett, Newtownards Road, Belfast on Saturday 1st December. M.E.Comp. S.
Gordon Leathern BEM normally attends that Convocation and has signalled his intention to join us on that occasion. It will be an honour to receive him, for the first time, as our Most Excellent and Supreme Grand King. I wish you all a safe journey home.