MARK

Advanced into Hawton, No. 100 on 11th November 1970. Worshipful Master in 1982.

Appointed Provincial Grand Treasurer in September 1986.
Past Assistant Grand Sword Bearer in June 2003.
Appointed Provincial Grand Master on 23rd September 2006.

V Worshipful Brother David Ronald Lee was appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Master.
Worshipful Brother Colin Richards was appointed Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

RAM

R W Bro Peter Hawken was elevated in St. Aubyn RAM No. 164, on 19th March 1971.

Was a Founder Member of Hawton RAM No. 100, which was consecrated on 30th August 1975.

Appointed Worshipful Commander of St. Aubyn RAM No. 64, in 1977 and Commander of Hawton RAM No. 100 in 1978.

Promoted to RAMGR in 1997.

Made a member of Grand Masters Royal Ark Council on 9th December 2008.

Our Right Worthy Provincial Grand Master presided over the Celebrations marking the 150th Anniversary of Mark Grand Lodge held in the Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 14th December 2007.

This occasion was marked by the presentation of four fully equipped ambulances to the St. John’s Ambulance. They were dedicated during Evensong in Exeter Cathedral on 4th November 2007. In addition, the Province presented at Provincial Grand Lodge, a new set of Provincial Officers Jewels, fully engraved with the names of the Active Officers for the year.

There were two presentations from the floor of Provincial Grand Mark Lodge:

  1. R W Bro G Isaac, Provincial Grand Master for Cornwall, presented our Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £10,000, to be used for the benefit of the Province’s Celebrations in December as the oldest Mark Province in the World.
  2. V W Bro T Trend, PGJO, presented our Provincial Grand Master with a cheque for £300 from the Order of Secret Monitors Western District.

Both presentations were greeted with spontaneous rounds of applause, our Provincial Grand Master, in accepting these gifts on behalf of the December Celebrations, described them as wonderful gestures.

The Province completed the first 150 years of continuous working in good heart, membership of the Mark Degree amounted to 1,695 and of the Royal Ark Mariners to 629; there are 46 Mark Lodges and 19 Royal Ark Mariner Lodges ... it all looks positive for the future.