The Hamilton Chapter, No. 3309 was pleased to celebrate their 60th Anniversary at Cole Court, Twickenham District Masonic Centre on Monday 21st January 2019.
The Deputy Grand Superintendent of Middlesex, E. Comp. Martyn Farrell PGSwdB, accompanied by the Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals E. Comp. Peter De Wolfe PGStB and a team of escorting officers paid an Official visit.
Some 25 Members and guests attended the meeting.
Also present was Honorary Member Roger Croome QPM, ME PGSupt, who presided at the Chapter’s 50th Anniversary Meeting in 2009 when he, PDepGSupts E. Comps. Ernie Ainsworth and L. Sean Deal attended.
Sean was a visitor as a new Companion when the Hamilton Chapter was consecrated in 1959.
A special presentation of the 4 Principal Banners and the Ensigns on the Staves of the 12 Tribes of Israel was prepared particularly for this memorable event.
The enlightening explanation was delivered by the 3 Three Principals and 6 companions of the Hamilton Chapter.
E. Comp. Dennis Williams 91, (seated to the right of E. Comp. Roger Croome) will have served 55 years in the Hamilton Chapter and the Holy Royal Arch this year and was presented with his 60 year long service Craft certificate in the Hamilton Lodge in 2016.
Hamilton Chapter has 3 supporting Lodges, Hamilton Lodge, No. 3309 at Cole Court, Adelphi Lodge, No. 1670 and Red Scarf Lodge, No. 8448, both at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street.
The Hamilton Lodge and Chapter and Red Scarf Lodge have a close association with the scouting movement, consequently all of the Chapter meetings are happy, jovial and convivial while retaining the element of good ritual.
Peter Szirtes PAGDC, the Scribe E, gave a brief outline of the Chapter’s progress in the 10 years since the 50th Anniversary.
He noted that while still strong, as with many other Chapters in the Province he hoped more could be done to assist Chapters in recruiting Candidates to ensure the continuing success and prosperity of this wonderful and important Order.
The MEZ, E. Comp. David Catt-Camfield PPrGStB was pleased to present a cheque for £1,500 towards The Middlesex 2020 Festival which the Deputy Grand Superintendent was pleased to receive.
The MEZ, E. Comp. David Catt-Camfield thanked the Deputy Grand Superintendent of Middlesex, E. Comp. Martyn Farrell PGSwdB, his escort and all the guests for gracing the Hamilton Chapter with their company on occasion of this very special milestone in the history of the Chapter.
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