It was a joyous occasion at the Lewis Lodge of MMM when four of the orders came together for the Installation of Bro John Sevieri, the second Provincial Grand Principal of the HRA in Devonshire.
There were also many other distinguished Brethren present for the Installation Meeting, which also had a surprise visit from our Provincial Grand Master R W Bro Peter Balsom (not in the photo) who arrived after the Lodge was opened and demanded admission into the Lodge. This came as a complete surprise to all the Brethren present within the Lodge.
On admittance The Provincial Grand Master presented the first of the new Grand Diamond Collarets to the Worshipful Master, W Bro Wray. Devonshire has Qualified for 20 Diamond Collarets the remaining 19 will be presented by the Provincial Grand Master in due course.
After the presentation 95 Brethren were then treated to an excellent Installation Ceremony conducted by W Bro Charles Wray, who was assisted by W Bro Robert Hendy. W Bro Sevieri then appointed and invested his Officers in a confident and sincere manner.
Two cheques were presented to the Provincial Grand Master, £1000, for the DMCA and £100, for the PGM's Special Fund. There were many Provincial Officers in attendance, as seen in the other photograph. The evening was a very happy occasion and was finished off with an excellent meal at The Anchorage Hotel Torquay.