PROVINCIAL RANK | 2020 Promotions & Appointments
Provincial Grand Lodge Appointments to Acting Office.
Many may wish to be called, but few can be chosen.
I have chosen you to be a member of my Team of Acting Officers reflecting your work and contribution to Freemasonry. It is a great honour reflecting merit, ability and potential.
This year I have to appoint and invest you with a "virtual" laying on of hands. If we had been able to meet at Harrogate, I would have said to those receiving a first appointment to Acting rank as I invest you with your collar and jewel: "Congratulations! I hereby make you one of my Acting Provincial Officers". To those Brethren continuing in Office, I do thank-you equally for your continuing efforts. In all cases, such Acting appointments are richly deserved.
With effect from the 5th of May 2020, you are entitled to all the privileges of your new rank. I do expect you to wear the appropriate regalia when we meet again.
We shall sort out the collar jewels as soon as possible.
Notwithstanding the current challenging times that prevent us from meeting physically, I appoint you with all the energy and enthusiasm that I normally would show at Harrogate.
You are a member of my chosen Team of Acting Officers for 2020/21, and I need you to be shining examples of excellence within your own Lodges and Communities. You have my promise that when things return to normal, and they will, I will hold an event of celebration.
Then we shall enjoy each other's company on as many Team Visits as we can arrange.
Congratulations and enjoy your rank as Brethren chosen to be one of my Acting Officers in our magnificent Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.
RW Bro. David Stephen Pratt,
Provincial Grand Master